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    I was wondering if people think that it's okay for a 12 year old to tutor younger children in maths. My daughter is very good at maths and wants to help others and make a bit of money so that she can start buying gifts for her family members. Please say whether you think people would let her.
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    I was wondering if people think that it's okay for a 12 year old to tutor younger children in maths. My daughter is very good at maths and wants to help others and make a bit of money so that she can start buying gifts for her family members. Please say whether you think people would let her.
    If I were a parent, I wouldn't necessarily want a 12-year-old teaching my children. Not because of their age as such but because 1) being 'very good at maths' is subjective, and she is too young to have completed any examinations to prove her abilities, and the bigger issue is 2) being very good at maths and being a good teacher/tutor in maths are two very different things. There may be complicated concepts that she is able to understand well above what is expected of her age, but that does not mean that she is able to explain those concepts so that others understand (and being able to adapt these explanations for different abilities, levels of detail needed etc.).

    I appreciate her sentiment though, so maybe she could ask her school if there are any mentoring schemes that she could take part in within her school/partner primary schools, which would be more appropriate for someone of her age group.
 
 
 
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