Where does the tutoring take place?
The tutoring can take place in the student’s home, a public library, after-school facility, bookstore, etc. We can also conduct online sessions. The tutor and student decide on a location where there will be a limited number of distractions.
How many days a week should the tutoring take place?
This varies greatly between students. Most students start out with one hour a week per subject area that they would like to cover. If the student needs a significant amount of remedial work to catch him or her up, he or she may want to start out with 2-3 hours per week. The amount of hours per week can be increased or decreased at any time based on the student’s needs.
What do you work on during the tutoring sessions?
During the first session, the tutor will informally assess the student’s strengths and weaknesses by reviewing his or her current classwork, tests, and quizzes. It is a good idea for you or your child to have past tests and quizzes, report cards, comments from the teacher, or other information that would be useful for understanding the student’s needs during the first session. With parent’s permission, the tutor can contact the student’s teacher to better align the sessions with the classroom curriculum. After the tutor has a better idea of where the student is, the tutor may work on current class work, organization, study skills, remediation, enrichment, etc.
What qualifications do your tutors have?
All of our tutors have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Our tutors include graduate or professional school students, certified teachers, and professionals with a love of teaching. The common thread between all of our tutors is their expertise in their subject matter and their desire to help their students succeed.
How is a tutor chosen?
We consider all of the student’s needs and take special care to really understand our families’ goals, interests, and personalities. Our main priority is to match students with tutors so that the students find them relatable and inspiring.
What if the tutor is not a good match for my son or daughter?
At Tri-Ed, we feel that one of the most important keys to success through tutoring is having a tutor that is the “perfect match” for the student. This means that a tutor should be able to effectively convey his or her message in a way that the student understands as well as be able to motivate the student to want to learn the material. If you do not feel like a good match has been made, please contact us at any time to discuss this issue.
How do I know if my son or daughter needs a tutor?
There are several signs that your child would benefit from a personal tutor. Some signs include:
- A sudden drop in the student’s grades
- Difficulty completing homework assignments
- Incomplete homework or class work
- Lack of confidence or strong dislike of the subject matter
- Weak study skills
- Test anxiety and/or Poor organizational skills. A personal tutor can help target a student’s weak areas and help him or her work to improve in those areas.
Is there a long-term contract?
No. We offer flexible, month-to-month agreements that can be cancelled at any time with no additional fees to you.
What are your fees?
Hourly rates for virtual tutoring range between $95-150, depending on desired tutoring service. In person tutoring sessions have an additional fee per session.
Are there administrative costs or enrollment fees?
No, 100% of the cost goes towards tutoring.
What type of payment do you accept?
We offer convenient, automatic billing. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Debit cards.
What results should you expect from SAT/ACT prep?
We understand SAT/ACT prep is an investment and the main question is how much will my child’s score increase. There are many factors that go into test day and it is difficult to predict the exact increase. The average increase is 100 points on the SAT with 20+ hours of SAT prep. This means that some students have a more modest increase and some students improve significantly more. One of the best predictors of score increase is how much work the student puts into prep. In general, students that complete all homework, review material outside of tutoring sessions, and come prepared to sessions with questions tend to see the largest gains.