tutoring always take place in my home?
Yes, we come to you at your convenience. We require that a parent or guardian over the age of 21 be at home for the entire tutoring session. For students over the age of 16, we offer tutoring at your local library, if you prefer.
What are your tutors' qualifications?
Our tutors are credentialed teachers, retired teachers, other professionals, and honors college students with two or more years of teaching and/or tutoring experience. Many have masters or doctorate degrees. We check all references, obtain background checks (if he or she is not a California credentialed teacher), and personally interview every tutor.
How is Better Report Card Tutors different from a learning center?
At Better Report Card Tutors, our tutors come directly to you. You don't need to drive anywhere. Our dedicated and qualified tutors will design a program for your child that is based on the school curriculum, not a pre-determined program that may not relate at all to what your child is studying in school. If it is necessary, we will also communicate with your child's teacher to be sure your child is on the right track.
Are there a minimum number of sessions for which I have to commit and how long is each session?
No, we do not have any long-term contracts. However, we strongly suggest a minimum of four sessions in order to see progress. The minimum amount of time for each session is one hour.
Are there any assessment tests my child must take before being tutored?
No, unlike other agencies, we do not charge for assessment tests (which can cost up to $200 at a learning center).
Does Better Report Card Tutors supply any learning materials for the tutoring sessions?
We highly recommend that your child bring home their school books and any other materials they are working on in the class that relates to the subject(s) we are tutoring. In some cases our tutors will provide materials if it complements what your child is learning. However, we do not provide a curriculum. We will help you attain materials from your child's school, if necessary, or direct you to several resources where you can purchase the appropriate books and other materials.
What if my child doesn't like the tutor?
If, after the first session, you do not think the tutor is a good match for your child, you will not be charged for that session and another tutor will be contacted.
Do your tutors work with children who have learning disablities or special needs?
Yes, many of our tutors are special needs experienced and/or certified (RSP and/or Special Day Class) and will be able to work in conjunction with your child’s IEP or 504 Plan.