What will they think of next?
Phew! Thank goodness the rich kids will be okay, I was worried about them this year.
If parents are gullible enough to pay those prices, they deserve everything they get.
I agree with you. I have seen this a lot and some people think the more you pay to outsource things, the better quality you are getting and those people are just fools. A 25 year old college grad (no matter where they went to school) is not capable of providing focused and quality tutoring to four kids especially in classes like physics.
I saw the link and at first glance I thought it said $7000. I thought "expensive but not so crazy." Then I realized there was another zero. Nuts. I have a friend who runs one of those tutoring companies. Years ago, he tried to recruit me because I have an Ivy degree. That's what parents care about when choosing tutors. No way was I qualified to do it. Neither were many hired. Again, parents are impressed by the degree, but there's a lot more to it than that.
@anonymous I mean, they can probably provide quality tutoring... but $70,000 per kid's worth of tutoring?
I have no idea why anyone lets the NY Post interview them for these rich NY parent articles. They are always the same and never flattering.
The parents are so dumb too. They are clearly identifiable given all the characteristics (first name, school, age of kid, and current location) in the article. There are not 30 Stephanies with middle school kids at CGPS. Not going to a Top 10 school with your genes, Mom.
This is why remote school heightens the differences between the ultra rich and others. That being said, it's still not good for anyone because the school content is still coming from a screen. As much as these families are paying, you are not getting the equivalent of school from a 25 year old college grad. That person is not capable of providing curriculum. They are capable of babysitting to make sure the kids are paying attention and the year won't be a total loss, which is something, but certainly not worth the costs these people are paying.
Also, I wouldn't want to be that tutor who has to deal with these moms.