I don't mean homework help, I mean actually working through curriculum with them to help. My son is going into Year 7 (7th grade, first year of high school here). He doesn't do very well in Maths, but for some reason I don't seem to be able to tutor him. Partly it's the difficulty of finding a time when he's not tired, his homework is done and I'm available. Partly, he just doesn't seem to think I know what I'm talking about. We've used a Maths tutor for our daughters over the last few years of High School, but that's because I want someone to help them who is currently teaching. So, my question is: would you pay someone (about $70 an hour) to tutor your child in a subject you were capable of teaching yourself? The money's not the problem, it's more the idea of it that bothers me!