There is simply no way to customize the learning process when you are teaching 15, 50, or online to thousands of students. When is tutoring the right solution? Tutoring is effective when the student is committed to staying engaged in the tutoring session and to completing homework assignments.
While you are hiring us to be the experts (and we are), parental involvement is still very helpful in the success of the program. It is recommended that towards the end of the session, the parent(s) ask the tutor for an update and the homework assignment for the next tutoring session. Parental involvement can range from simply monitoring the progress of the child to actually proctoring tests and reinforcing vocabulary words and grammar. While many teenagers are resistant to parental involvement, finding the right mix of involvement can maximize the score increase. Stay proactive and ask the tutor if you can support the tutoring process in any way.
“Our daughter originally started working with a different tutoring company, but their methods were not helping her. She's a good student, but even with their help, her score on the ACT didn't go up much. On her own, she decided to take the SAT instead. And, based on the recommendation of a friend, we decided to switch to Christianson Tutorials. Working with Nate at Christianson Tutorials was different. He related to her well and was very knowledgeable about the tests.
At the other company, it felt like the tutors were just working there until something better came along, but not with Nate. You can tell he really enjoys his job. My daughter's SAT score improved by 200 points after the sessions with Christianson Tutorials! We even have our son working with Nate now. We would recommend Christianson Tutorials to our friends and family.”
-Michele, Parent of Strath Haven School Students