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Private or Public School?

What's best for my kid?

One of the most challenging parts of being a parent is the constant question, "Am I doing too much or too little for my child?" I rarely (if ever) feel like I strike the right balance when it comes to this question. I don't want to be a "snow-plow parent" but also, I don't like seeing my kids struggle. 

For many of us, this parenting discomfort plays out with respect to school. When it comes to education, are we, as parents, giving our kids the best we can give them? 


Those who have the incredible privilege of academic options for their children are so blessed. I always remind myself that there are millions of parents around the world who have NO options for their child's education; what a terrible tragedy. 


There are also countless parents with ONE option for their child's education and no matter how bad that option may be, it's all there is. Of course, there are also people on the other end of the spectrum who have countless the options including the best private schools with small class sizes, huge endowments, and abundant opportunities. 

When it comes to running a small tutoring company outside of Boston, I speak mostly with families from towns with relatively strong public schools. Parents call about tutoring services, often for ISEE/SSAT test prep for admission to private school or support with an academic class, but very often they reveal that they feel mentally tormented by something else--OPTIONS! 


Should I move my child to (or from) private school? What would be best for them now? In the future? How do athletics play a role in this decision? Is the cost of private school really worth it? In these countless conversations over the years, I've noticed that sometimes families need someone to help them through these questions. 

If you and/or your family would benefit from experienced educators and/or coaches helping you through these difficult conversations, please reach out. We are accepting a limited number of clients who need support in weighing options for different educational and athletic options for their child.

In these meetings, one of our educators and/or coaches will meet with parents, students, coaches, and/or guardians to have honest, collaborative, and thorough discussions about academic and athletic options for the future. Through our meetings, you will feel empowered to make decisions that are best for your student and your family. 

Call, text, or email today to schedule your appointment or learn more. 

Wildewood Tutors works hard to bring pro bono services to underprivileged students in need of tutoring services.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions!

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