Frequently Asked Questions
All students, even ‘A’ students, can benefit from tutoring. Our tutors can insure that these students have a solid foundation, and they teach beyond the A by moving ahead in the curriculum and/or providing enrichment. In addition, good academic learners who have issues with a teacher or classmates may benefit from a tutor’s gentle guidance and moral support. This special attention, even for a few months, may provide an attitude adjustment and a rise of social confidence in your child.
However, in remedial situations, tutoring can fill in the gaps in your child’s learning foundation and restore self-esteem. As parents, we all have experienced that what children say and what they mean is sometimes not the same thing. Although you might hear phrases like: “I don’t like school,” “I hate homework,” and “The teacher doesn’t like me,” the underlying issues may be: “I feel inadequate,” “I’m confused,” and “I need help with my school work.”
When children experience difficulties learning, the ramifications can be extreme. Such difficulties can diminish self-esteem, threaten a child’s motivation towards learning, and can expand to limit a child’s immediate and future potential. Students who have the benefit of one-on-one tutoring do better in school, excel faster, and consequently develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence. “Yes” answers to the following questions are some signs that your child may be at risk:
- Is getting to school in the morning an issue? Does your child have reoccurring stomachaches or headaches?
- Is your child reluctant to discuss school? Does your child say, “I hate school”?
- Does your child become angry or upset when it’s time to do homework?
- Does your child feel defeated? Do you hear self-deprecating phrases such as “I’m stupid” or “I can’t do it”?
- Is your child lacking in organizational skills? For example, is losing assignments, not completing homework, or not turning-in assignments a problem?
- Does your child not ever speak with interest of a school project or assignment?
If your child is experiencing any of the above, please contact us. Tutoring is an affordable service. It yields fantastic returns on your investment in your child’s future. top
Can I have the tutoring at my convenience?
Yes. In order to provide the best tutor for your child, we ask you to give us the widest range possible regarding days and times available. Tutoring is available seven days a week at times that are convenient for you. top
How does the tutoring work?
Our professional tutors determine the students’ strengths and weaknesses. The tutors then address the weaknesses, using a step-by-step approach until the problems are resolved. To do this, the tutor uses your child’s books, worksheets, notes, tests, and classroom information. Drawing on their skills and experience, the tutors are constantly assessing and restructuring the lessons to make the sessions successful.
My child isn’t motivated. Can tutoring help?
It certainly can. Sometimes a student gets into a downward spiral. He’s behind and feels discouraged, so he stops trying. This causes him to get further behind and more discouraged. Our tutoring reverses this spiral. By working with the tutor, the student will see that he can do some of the work. This will lead to him feeling a little better about himself, working a little harder, achieving more, becoming more encouraged to work harder, and so on.
My child is doing well in school.
Can you help her?
Yes, we can. The tutor can teach “beyond the A,” making sure the student has a comprehensive understanding of the subject. top
Can I have a different tutor if my child
and the tutor don’t connect well?
Yes. The professional relationship between the tutor and student is important for the student’s success. If at any time you feel that the tutor isn’t a good match for your child, just let us know and we’ll provide you with a more appropriate tutor.
How do I get started?
Give us a call or send an email letting us know a good time to call you. We will discuss your student’s needs and arrange for a first lesson with no obligation to continue. top