ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed Dec 15 12:37:03 EST 2004
On Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at 07:23 PM, HSchinske at aol.com wrote:
> Even without such problems, other kids who know the subject aren't
> necessarily ideal tutors anyway. There was a girl in my daughter's
> class last year who as far as I could tell had dyslexia, or some other
> processing problem. She was bright and imaginative, but couldn't write
> properly at all, and had terrible troubles with math (just getting the
> problem written down without an error was difficult for her). I was
> incensed when I found that my daughter was ending up helping her most
> days. This kid needs a professional tutor who can disentangle what
> she's having trouble processing and work with her considerable visual
> skills, fostering mental math and using pictures and manipulatives and
> all that. *I* would have trouble meeting her needs as a math tutor.
> She most certainly does NOT need my daughter's confused, wordy,
> nine-year-old explanations. (Sophia's pretty good at math, but
> explaining math in words is very, very far from being her strong
This whole discussion reminds me of a book I learned
about from this very list, and thank you all ever so.
_How to Write Really Badly_ by Anne Fine.
- It doesn't make any difference what you do in the
bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street
and frighten the horses.
-- Mrs. Patrick Campbell
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