Does a kindergartener need a tutor to get ahead? | NPNparents.org

Written by: Laura Baginski

Do kindergarteners need a tutor to get ahead?

If a child is behind in speech or language development, or not keeping up with his class academically, hiring a speech therapist or tutor is a no-brainer. But does a 5-year-old with typcial development need extra help—just to get ahead? 

An NPN member posted this question on our discussion forum this week after discovering that many of her friends' young children were enrolled in tutoring programs. Do kindergarteners need this kind of academic challenge, and is this really as pervasive as this member suspects? Join the discussion.

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Posted on February 26, 2016 at 11:59 AM