Teacher Praised for Refusing to Tutor Kids on Vacation

Teacher Praised for Refusing to Tutor Kids on Vacation


One teacher who shared their frustration when asked to speed up kids who had been out of school for two weeks was praised online.

Mustafa Gatollari - Author
The teacher refused "Help children catch up" After parents take them on vacation, earn praise
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Consistency is the key to achieving excellence in any field. Want to be a top athlete? Don’t miss a workout and make sure you’re there and ready to work every minute of your workout. Want to be recognized for great work while at work? Continually meet or exceed deadlines and constantly offer solutions to long-standing problems make you an invaluable asset.

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Achieving success in school is no different. If you want to make sure you’re keeping up with your classmates and not falling behind on the source material, then you really can’t miss any school day. This is especially worrisome as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes many children and families into remote learning situations.

While a lot of great work can be done remotely, it’s a difficult adjustment for many students who are mostly used to teaching in the classroom.

However, now that things have returned to “normal” from “the new normal”, it is more important than ever for everyone to get back to work with determination.

This may be why so many people support this teacher’s answer to parents who ask them to tutor their children.

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While the idea of ​​an instructor refusing to teach a child doesn’t sound like much of a teacher, it was the circumstances surrounding that refusal that led so many to agree with the blog’s original post.

Mumsnet user PeachyM posed a question with a brief background story to other users on the platform with the title: “Refused to take the time to help the kids catch up?”

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In the post, they wrote: “So I’m a teacher. And finally we’re nearing the end of the school year 🙂 Two kids in the same family but in different years have disappeared during the semester. two-week family leave. ‘not allowed. I won’t specifically question their parents’ decision because it’s up to them.”

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PeachyM continued: “But they came back after missing two weeks of a core subject and parents have now asked us to take the time to help them catch up. I declined because I had a ton year-end work had to be done and I didn’t have time. My parents accused me of being unreasonable and said I wouldn’t do my job. Who’s wrong here?”

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For the most part, many users on the platform say she is not at fault for giving up the little free time she gets at the end of the school year to tutor the kids after they go on vacation from school. still in session.

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Many people expressed that parents were unreasonable.

“Of course you’re not unreasonable. They have the privilege of taking the kids out but then if they miss something the parents will watch. I’ve been a teacher for 20 years and with good will. most in the world, I hardly have time to do anything more. They’re completely ridiculous.”

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Others say they can recommend private tutors parents can pay to help their children relearn what they missed, plus she can help a friend earn some extra work. work in the process: “Do you know any tutors? I I would try to recommend a tutor friend but give up my time, there is no cost to spend time with family during studies and It’s not a school problem.”

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Others say parents should be grateful she didn’t report the kids for their absence and hurting their chances of going to the next grade.

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“Parents have decided to give them a vacation. Now they can take responsibility and tutor them during the summer break – on their own or pay for tutoring. If it feels kind of you, you can just point out. give them some online content.”

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There are some who think that maybe parents decide to take them on vacation before the school year officially ends because travel costs are more affordable and maybe those “early bird” rates are better suited to their budget. parent, but that still doesn’t mean it’s PeachyM’s responsibility.

What do you think?