soooo i'm being positive here....... had to share.... looks like i wont getting difficult child more in home tutoring hours. right now we have 1 hr. per week per subject. she's terribly backed up on science, math and history. so i called the powers that be. first nice woman i've spoken to all year long. she said i'm calling the tutoring service right now!!! problem is difficult child won't graduate to 7th grade without more hours. also she wont' accomplish amt of work with me that she will do with tutors. here's hoping. she's calling me back tmrw to confirm it.