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Parents! Guardians! Idiots! - helen-louise
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Parents! Guardians! Idiots!
How flippin' stupid are some parents/guardians? My university course starts on Monday. Therefore, I do not know for certain whether I will be available to teach their kids on Saturday and Sunday, because I have to get myself ready for my own studying on Monday.

Apparently the fact my course doesn't start until Monday means that I should not have anything to do on Saturday or Sunday?! What universe do they live in? I may not be going away to live and study somewhere else, but I still have to sort things out!

I've also had to explain how I do not get half term from university, so while my students get a week or 10 days off in the middle of the term, for me it is the same as any other normal week. Therefore I will have the same amount of my own work to do as for any normal week, and cannot magically make more hours available. (This is why I suggested in August that Mr Two Hours A Day At His House should find himself another tutor, as I certainly can't do it. I'm basically only taking on new students who'll come to me.)

And the worst thing is that a lot of these people are themselves educated to university level and should remember what it's like. Bah.

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nessbutterfly From: nessbutterfly Date: 23rd September 2008 21:26 (UTC) (Link)
Right... the magic skills that come with parenthood appear to be amazing stain removal powers (I sure as hell NEED that one!) and a sudden inability to empathise and understand those working in education.

Heaven help me! My career may be over!

Sorry for being silly... Have to admit that some of the worst parents to dealt with I've ever encountered are those that are teachers themselves. Sadly, those who are expected to have the most understanding usually have the least.

leback From: leback Date: 25th September 2008 00:18 (UTC) (Link)
I imagine they *do* remember their university years -- and the world revolved around them then, too!
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