FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I KNOW MY CHILD NEEDS INDIVIDUAL TUTORING?
Virtually every student can benefit from the personal attention that ABC Tutors can provide. Whether your child is currently struggling with a particular subject, frustrated with the amount of effort required to keep up with homework, or wants to get ahead and excel, ABC Tutors can work with you to achieve those goals.
HOW DOES THE ABC TUTORS PROGRAM WORK?
Our approach is simple, we work with you to determine your needs and goals, and then match your child with one of our skilled and experienced instructors.
The program begins by focusing on an overall approach to learning: study skills and academic organization. The goal is always to address immediate needs and to have a lasting impact on performance and confidence.
Our instructors primarily use the curriculum your child is using in the classroom rather than having an entirely separate study program like some center-based programs. We have found that this approach more quickly and directly improves performance and confidence in the classroom, and feels more like help rather than extra work.
Following the school’s curriculum allows the student to keep up with his studies and allows the tutor an opportunity to review anything the child did not understand in the classroom. Using the student’s school curriculum as a guideline, the tutor may introduce supplementary materials and exercises to illuminate difficult concepts.
HOW OFTEN DOES THE STUDENT MEET WITH THE TUTOR?
Typically, the tutor meets with the student once or twice a week for one to two hours each session. Depending on whether the student has catch-up work, late assignments, motivational concerns, or learning challenges, the recommended frequency may be higher. Ultimately, the frequency is determined by the parents.
WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN’T LIKE THE TUTOR?
WHO DOES ABC TUTORS SERVE?
ABC Tutors works with all ages, Pre-K through High School and College Prep.ABC Tutors serves the Kansas City Metro area ,Boca Raton, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee. ABC Tutors provides tutors for all subjects: Reading, Reading Comprehension, Math (all levels), English, Grammar, Spelling, Writing Composition, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Sciences, ACT/SAT Prep, Study Skills and Academic Organization, Foreign Languages, Computers, Special Needs, ADD ADHD, College Prep and many more.
We will work with you to meet any of your educational needs.
DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OR LEARNING DISABILITIES SUCH AS ADD, ADHD, DYSLEXIA OR OTHERS?
Yes. ABC Tutors knows that children with learning disabilities have special needs when it comes to instruction. Many of our tutors have Special Education degrees, certification and/or experience working with the most common learning disabilities. Where appropriate, our tutors will be able to work with your school’s teachers and counselors on your child’s IEP (Individual Education Plan). We have tutors experienced in:
- ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
- ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Dyslexia – Reading Learning Disability
- Dyscalcula / Dyscalculia – Math Learning Disability
While private tutoring is not a silver bullet, it is almost invariably a positive component of an overall program to help your child achieve his or her full potential and overcome the special challenges he or she may face. Please contact us to discuss your child’s specific needs.
CAN YOU PROVIDE TUTORS TO FAMILIES WHO HOME SCHOOL THEIR STUDENTS?
WHERE DOES THE TUTOR MEET WITH THE STUDENT?
For convenience, families generally prefer that we meet in the student’s home. If you prefer, or if the home is not conducive to getting the most out of the tutoring sessions, we can also arrange for other convenient sites, such as a library, office or community center.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF YOUR TUTORS?
Our tutors are credentialed teachers, private-school teachers, former teachers or degreed professionals. ABC Tutors checks all references, conducts background checks and personally interviews every tutor. Our tutors are selected not only for their experience and credentials but also for their dedication to helping children succeed.
DO YOU REQUIRE LONG-TERM CONTRACTS?
No. At ABC Tutors we believe that once a student’s or family’s goals are accomplished our mission is complete. You won’t be bound by a long-term contract to continue with our tutoring service. We’ll be here for you if you need us again! And if you do, we know you’ll call us.
WHAT ABOUT SUMMER TUTORING? FALL BREAK? WINTER BREAK? SPRING BREAK? DOES ABC TUTORS OFFER TUTORING WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT OF SESSION?
Yes. If your schedule allows, continuing with tutoring during school breaks can be very helpful getting your child caught up with or even ahead of their schoolwork.
During the summer break, having a tutor work with your child on subjects they have had difficulty with can start the next school year on the right foot. Research shows that continued instruction through the summer months can have a dramatic impact on academic performance. As always, in home tutoring can be easily scheduled to accommodate vacation schedules and other summer activities.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES ABC TUTORS OFFER OVER CENTER-BASED EDUCATIONAL SERVICES?
The main advantages to ABC Tutors include true one-to-one instruction, convenience, flexibility, and the use of your child’s own curriculum.
Convenience – ABC Tutors come to your home or other convenient location without the need to add one more drop-off and pick-up.
Flexibility – ABC Tutors work with the individual schedules of busy families. Tutoring sessions can easily be coordinated with other extra-curricular activities.
Rather than using a canned prescription, ABC Tutors begin with the same curriculum that your child is using at their school, and augment those materials with targeted exercises and activities based on your child’s specific needs.
ABC Tutors does not believe “one size fits all,” and we don’t think having your child do “double work” is usually the best solution. Achieving success with the same curriculum they are using at their school builds confidence and transfers success in tutoring to sustainable success in the classroom.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE FREE CONSULTATION?
An experienced ABC Tutors Education Consultant meets with you and your child to discuss the current challenges facing the student and other factors that may affect the student’s potential achievement, as well as any questions or concerns you may have regarding the tutoring process. The free consultation may be completed by phone, or during a home visit.
Based on the information shared in this consultation, the Educational Consultant assigns a Tutor who has the best match of experience, skills, and personality to achieve success with the individual student.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
YES! We do accept the following credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.
HOW SOON CAN WE BEGIN TUTORING SESSIONS?
Immediately! Sessions are arranged at the earliest convenience of both Student and Tutor. Our service is available 7 days a week, so finding a time that meets the needs of your family is relatively easy to do.