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FAQs: College Test Prep Tutor

WHO ARE YOUR TUTORS? WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND WHAT QUALIFIES THEM TO TUTOR?

Our College Test Prep Tutors are experts in their field of study and successful students themselves—scoring in the 90th percentile or above on their own college entrance exam(s). They’re current college students, college graduates and teachers at the top of their classes and chosen professions. But these aren’t the only reasons they’re on our list of high quality tutors. They also exemplify the positive energy and attitude that makes them great role models for kids.

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

Simply contact your local College Tutors location to discuss your student’s unique goals. We’ll start by assessing your student’s needs through a personal family consultation. It’s all part of our Complete Family Approach®.

HOW QUICKLY CAN MY STUDENT GET STARTED?

Right away! Because we offer one-on-one customized tutoring solutions and have a strong pool of talented College Test Prep Tutors who are ready to roll, we can start working with your student immediately. Looking for a same day session? Let’s do it! There’s no waiting for a class or small group to begin.

WHAT TYPE OF CURRICULUM DO YOU USE?

Each College Tutor designs a customized test prep learning plan to meet your student’s individual needs. We utilize real tests, practice tests and online resources produced by the test makers themselves. But ultimately, our Test Prep Tutors are our most valuable resources. Their personal relationship with your child is the key to unlocking your student’s full potential.

DO YOUR COLLEGE TEST PREP TUTORS HAVE SUBJECT SPECIFIC EXPERTISE?

Absolutely. We would never allow anyone but an expert to tutor your child. Our College Test Prep Tutors have subject-specific expertise. If it's math, it's math. If it's science, it’s science. This allows your student to focus where help is most needed.

DO I HAVE TO BUY A PROGRAM OR SIGN A CONTRACT?

You’re never locked into long-term contracts or programs. Rather, we build a customized Test Prep learning plan specifically designed for your student. As part of our Complete Family Approach®, we’ll discuss your short and long-term objectives to determine the frequency and length of sessions needed to meet those goals.

DO YOU DO GROUP TEST PREP TUTORING?

We do not deliver our Test Prep in small groups or classroom settings. We believe we can best tap into each student’s learning potential in a one-on-one setting, concentrating on their unique needs.

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 Test Prep students meet with their College Tutor 2-3 times per week for a 60 minute session. However, many College Test Prep students choose to meet for 90-120 minutes per session. An ideal schedule recommendation will be built into your student’s Test Prep plan after considering their unique needs and other commitments. We’ve found that students who attend all scheduled Test Prep tutoring sessions and complete their homework assignments have the most success on test day.

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 College Tutors office for more specific information. Billing is done bi-weekly, after sessions have occurred. There are no up-front fees. We do have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within 48 hours of the session, you will be billed for that tutoring.

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