Tutoring for a Nine Year Old Home Student
We decided long ago that it would be better for us to home school Jack Jr and his sister Marcy. Marcy is still only six, but she can read at a third grade level and is quite proficient in arithmetic, geography and basic science. He brother is nine years old and shall be ten in about six weeks. Already he is learning differential calculus, although we are not responsible. He simply decided that he could not be an astronaut if he did not learn to do calculus. I guess we need online tutoring from someone who is good with kids, because Jack Jr is still a kid and he can be a handful. He is quite serious about becoming an astronaut and then going to Mars, which of course will probably require a lot of math and a lot of science. Willa is a great teacher, but Jack is a lot more serious about this than either of us could believe. I suppose most people need a tutor because the student does not grasp something, but in this case it is the other way around.
If we had sent him to school he would be going to the sixth grade, but we have already given him algebra tests and he has learned Spanish from his mother as easily as I learned to ride a bike. Right now he must be learning at least two or three grades ahead of where kids his age are. You will not see many of the other kids tease him either, since he is good sized lad with a black belt in Tae kwon do. The only thing about not going to school he dislikes is not being with his friends and not getting to play with them during their physical education classes. We hate to think of sending him to high school at his age though.