Social dilemma – Should I fire my son’s tutor if he still fails math?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma is about tutoring. Here is the email I received.

Hi Jaime, my name is Tula and I wanted to start this email by telling you how much I love your show. I am emailing you this morning seeking feedback from everyone listening on how and when I should decide to find a new math tutor for my son. My son has been failing math all year and has had a tutor for two months now. She came highly recommended but her grades are always very bad and when I ask the tutor how he is doing in the sessions she says “Great” but when he takes a test he never passes. When I ask him what’s going on, he simply replies “I don’t understand”. Listen, I understand that math today is really hard. I find it difficult to help him but what about the tutor? She comes twice a week and still no change. Do you think I can blame the tutor or is this all on my son? How long should I keep his tutor if he keeps failing? Thanks a lot

– Where are you now

Well, something is clearly wrong here. I have a lot of respect for teachers, but if the child still fails, I say let the tutor go and find another one. That’s my point of view anyway.

What do you think? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.