Frequently Asked Science Tutor Questions

Who are your science tutors? Where do they come from and what qualifies them to tutor?
Our tutors are experts in their field of study and successful science students themselves. They are current college students, college graduates and teachers that are at the top of their classes and chosen professions. Many come from areas of study that require strong science aptitude, such as pre-med programs. They are qualified to be a College Tutor not only because they have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and workforce, but because they exemplify the positive energy and attitude that makes the right kind of role model for your student.

How do you get started? Is there an initial assessment?
Simply contact your local CNT location to discuss your student’s unique needs. That phone call or web inquiry will engage our Complete Family Approach, which starts with an assessment of your child’s need through a personal family consultation.

How quickly can my child get started?
Right away! Because we offer one-on-one customized solutions and have a strong pool of talented science tutors to draw upon, we are able to begin working with a student immediately; same day starts are not uncommon as there is no waiting for a class to start or small group to fill up.

What type of curriculum do you use?
College Tutors designs a customized learning plan that aligns with each student’s school curriculum; we also have access to variety of other educational resources. Ultimately, our tutors are our most valuable resource as they are the ones who develop a strong relationship with your child and develop ways to tap each student’s full potential.

Do I have to buy a program or sign a contract?
No. We do not lock parents into long term contracts or programs. Rather, we will build a customized learning plan specifically designed for your student. We will discuss the short and long-term objectives to determine the frequency and length of sessions needed to meet those goals.

How do I communicate with my child’s tutor? Can my child’s tutor be in communication with their teacher(s)?
After each session, you are welcome to speak with the tutor when you pick up your child. Through our proprietary CNeT technology, parents and teachers can log in to our secure on-line Family Resource Center to review notes from each session, which is especially helpful for parents of our high school students who drive themselves to their sessions. We maintain regular e-mail communication with teachers regarding student concerns and progress; this helps promote a team approach and aligns everyone (parents, tutor, teacher and student) towards a shared goal…your student’s success!

How many times a week should my child come in for tutoring? How long are your sessions?
It will depend on the needs and goals for your student. Most students meet with their College Tutor 2-3 times per week for a 60 minute session; however, many high school students choose to meet for 90 – 120 minutes per session. An ideal schedule recommendation will be built into your child’s learning plan after considering their unique needs and other commitments; we have found that students are more successful when they attend tutoring on a consistent basis.

What are your fees/billing policies?
We bill a flat hourly rate for all tutoring services. Rates will vary depending on your student’s unique needs so please contact your local CNT office for more specific information. Our billing is done bi-weekly, after the sessions have taken place and there are no up-front fees involved. We do have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

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