When I attended the Parent/Teacher orientation on the first week of school, there wasn't much to take note but the advise for the parents to be directly involved with their child's learning and education. The idea of hiring someone to help them with their studies should only be considered if the class adviser strongly recommends the student to take tutorial classes. It only means that the student can hardly cope up with lessons and needs more time to focus on the subject matter.
As per conversation with my B's teacher last 2nd grading quarter, I was really surprised to know that he was recommended for tutorial classes to cope up with phonics, and learning to read up to three-letter-word. I admit we fail to imposed his regular study habit at that time we were affected by Habagat floods. It was a very stressful time for all of us to be away from home for about two months and things got really messed up. I just thought we were doing fine coping with changes until I was informed about B's school performance.
Getting tutorial services was really fine with me if that was really the case and would be very helpful for the areas that needs improvement.. Just like any other students who seek and find assistance with online tutoring services, I am willing to give it a try. But for a final thought, after considering his nap time after school, playtime, and enjoying his favorite tv programs; calculating the time left, I beg to reconsider his tutorial classes. I then started to get back with our study habits to cope up with his lessons and requested the teacher to push through with our tutorial plan if he never displays any improvement after a week or so. Maybe if he was old enough, an Online Tutorial Services would definitely a smart choice to take, but for now, we are solely relying of getting the usual way of attending tutorial classes.
As I expected, we got good results and the need to take up tutorial was saved for later. He was now doing fine with his reading skills after getting free tutorial services from no one else but ME! I guess I would just enroll him in English class this coming summer at Kumon tutorial services or any self-learning program for kids for greater results.