How to know when your child needs a tutor

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How to know when your child needs a tutor

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The best indicators when tutoring is really necessary for a child is when the teachers and the parents can understand and have observed that the child has really tried on their own. They've been paying attention in school. They've been doing their homework. They've been trying every day to give their best effort, and they're still continuing to not grasp concepts or to fall farther and farther behind. Then the aid of a tutor for a short period of time can be foundational in giving that child that boost and giving that child that one on one instruction which can help them get over that speed bump and then help them become more independent in their functioning in the classroom. There are different kinds of tutoring for different situations and different children. For children who can concentrate in a group situation, being in a group tutoring situation sometimes gives them more confidence, because they look around the room and they see other children struggling with things that have frustrated them in their learning. For other children who are more distractable, then a one on one tutoring situation provides the kind of focus and organization in instruction that can benefit that child in a very different way.

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Now starting her forty-second year, Reveta Bowers is the Head of School at The Center for Early Education, an urban pre-school through 6th grade Los Angeles independent school with 538 students. Devoted to children and education, Ms. Bowers served and has served on a number of boards. She is currently on Board of Overseers of the UCLA Healthcare System, on the founding board of the African American Board Leadership Institute and the board of the FEDCO Charitable Foundation. She just completed serving as Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the California Community Foundation. A past president and former secretary of The Educational Records Bureau Board, Reveta Bowers was also a member of the Advisory Board to the Klingenstein Center at Teacher’s College for ten years. She served as an outside director on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company for ten years and is a former member of the Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood and Windward School boards. Reveta was on the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education board, and the boards of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls and the Country Day Headmaster’s Association. She served as a trustee and treasurer of the NAIS Board, and as past president of the California Association of Independent Schools. For the past thirteen years she has also been on the faculty of the NAIS Institute for New Heads where she serves as the Lead Faculty member. One of her proudest career moments was receiving the NAIS Diversity Leadership Award in 2009. She has had a long and rewarding career in independent schools and finds her work with organizations supporting education, students, parents, community and Board work to be continually inspiring.

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