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|Criteria||K-Learning Centre||O-Learning Centre||S-Learning Centre||Tutors For Less|
Does the tutor come to my home?
The number of minutes the tutor is tutoring your child
|0-5 Minutes of fully individualized instruction||approximately 15- 20 minutes of individualized instruction||approximately 15- 20 minutes of individualized instruction||60 minutes of one-on-one individualized instruction|
Instructor to Student Ratio
instructor to 20+ students. Supervisor is sitting at the back while your child works independently. ||1 Instructor to 3+ students. Instructor is helping 3 or 4 other students at the same time. || 1 Instructor to 3+ students. Instructor is helping 3 or 4 other students at the same time. || 1 instructor to 1 student. |
Is an assessment required?
Type of program
|Self learning Style - student is given worksheets and hands it in to supervisor to be marked the next day. . Your child's own classroom provides more assistance than this type of tutoring centre.||Student is to work on program decided by O Learning Centre. Student may be working on program that may be at a grade or two below grade level. Student is not allowed to bring home work from their own classroom. In addition the instructor is assisting 3 to 4 other students at the same time with different grade levels or abilities.||Student is to work on program decided by S Learning Centre. Student may be working on program that may be at a grade or two below grade level. Student is not allowed to bring homework from their own classroom. In addition the instructor is assisting 3 to 4 other students at the same time with different grade levels or abilities.||Student is to work on material from his or her own classroom at his or her appropriate grade level. Tutor will work on learning gaps while at the same time working on your child's current curriculum. In addition your child is receiving individualized 1 on 1 attention.|
Do you offer classroom homework assistance?
Do you have your own tutoring or curriculum to meet each individualized childs needs?
|Yes - mandatory (No homework completion allowed during program)||Yes - mandatory (No homework completion allowed during program)||Yes - mandatory (No homework completion allowed during program)||Yes - This is Optional however, we offer additional curriculum related material that can be taught after the student finishes their homework. For enrichment or remedial students, we offer our own programs which are related to the child's current academic grade, level, or ability.|
Minimum prepaid requirement
|8 -16 hours *** all hours must be used within a month ***||8 -12 hours prepaid *** all hours must be used within a month***||8 -12 hours prepaid *** all hours must be used within a month***||8 hours prepaid - can be used within 3 months.|
What is your Hourly rate?
|Ranges from approximately $25 - $38/Hr. Please also note that that your child is working independently with little or no tutoring support from the centre.||Ranges from approximately $42 - $55/Hr. Please also note that that your child is being tutored with 3 other students.||Ranges from approximately $48 - $55/Hr. Please also note that that your child is being tutored with 3 other students.||Starting from $38/hr ** This is for 1 on 1 individualized tutoring in the comfort of your own home. **based on our 20 hour promotional package purchase|
What is your Philosophy
|Self Learning Philosophy. The instructor is at the back marking papers. Your child is working alone with 20- 30 other students and no instructor in sight.||small group learning. 1 instructor to 3 or more students. Instructor gives out worksheets to be completed during the hour. Very little teaching goes on because the instructor is dealing with other student who may be at different grades /subjects /levels.||small group learning. 1 instructor to 3 or more students. Instructor gives out worksheets to be completed during the hour. Very little teaching goes on because the instructor is dealing with other student who may be at different grades /subjects levels.||With one-on-one tutoring our tutors are most likely going to make a positive connection with your child. Not only will your child achieve academic gains but their self-esteem will also improve. With our 1 tutors to 1 student ratio, your child will reach their goals much faster than any "group style" tutoring centre.|
Some Common frequent questions we receive about other In-home Tutoring agencies.
A tutoring agency just offered me a free In-Home assessment.
No matter what they tell you. Your child does not need an assessment unless your child’s school recommended that your child should be assessed. Even then it is your choice whether or not to assess your child. Your child’s report card and teacher holds valuable and important information for areas of improvement!
Be careful about tutoring agencies that offer you free assessments. These agencies are trying to fool you into believing that they are professionals who are conducting a genuine educational assessment. When if fact they are far from a genuine education assessment. A genuine assessment should only be conducted by a trained and qualified psychologist trained in assessing students academically.
These agencies are using this tactic to try to serenade you into buying their services. Let’s face it. Once their in your home you feel more obligated to purchase their services because you think they have wasted their time on you and your child. In essence what you have just done is invited a salesperson to your home so they can entice you to buy their tutoring services.
Tutoring centres also do not administer assessments by a trained and qualified psychologist. They are using the same type assessment that your nearby special education teacher in your school has access to. The reason why tutoring centres are giving your child an assessment is because they need to give out worksheets to your child so they can work independently while they teach the other children in their tutoring group (size varies from 3-5 students who are in different academic levels). This ultimately means your child does not receive 1 on 1 individualized attention from a Tutoring Centre. This is why Tutors For less Works! You can’t get any better than the 1-on-1 individualized attention your child receives from our tutors.
At Tutors For Less we feel strongly about not administering assessments. Your child needs to build his/her confidence from the start. An assessment that occurs before they start a tutoring program might turn your child away from receiving valuable tutoring assistance. Our tutors can pinpoint areas of improvement and gaps in learning right on the spot. Therefore, there is no need for an assessment, because with 1 on 1 tutoring the tutor is always constantly focusing on your child’s progress.
Why are you different from other In-Home tutoring Agencies?
Tutors For Less is established by school principals and operated by experienced and certified teachers. We are at the forefront of academic education. Our tutors are thoroughly screened and reference checked for their ability to teach and relate well children, teenagers, and adults. At Tutors For Less you choose the type of tutor you want. Be it a University Student, University Graduate, Masters Graduate, Certified Teacher, or a Professor. We carefully select the right tutor for your child. Most other In-home tutoring agencies will send you what they have and you have no choice in the tutor you select? That is why you can have a piece of mind when it comes to Tutors For Less. You can be rest assured that we have found the right tutor for you. Our philosophy at Tutors For Less is to help your child acquire the academic skills and strategies to be successful in the classroom. Our tutors can team up with you, your child, and your child’s teacher to make sure that your child gets the appropriate accommodations to help him/her succeed in the classroom.
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