Frequently Asked Questions
How is Tutoring Solutions Tutoring Service different from a learning center?
At Tutoring Solutions, our tutors come directly to you at your home. Our dedicated and qualified tutors will design a program for your child that is based on their school's curriculum, their needs and interests, not a pre-determined program that may not relate at all to what your child is working on in school. We will also interface with your child's teacher and parents to be sure your child is on the right track.
Are there any assessment tests my child must take before being tutored by Tutoring Solutions Tutoring Service?
No, assessment tests (which can cost up to $200.00 in a learning center environment) are not a prerequisite in order for your child to be tutored. Our tutors do assess each students learning after a topic has been taught thoroughly, which parents can ask to see.
Does Tutoring Solutions Tutoring Service supply any learning materials for the tutoring sessions?
Yes, our teachers provide each student with a binder and individualized supplementary homework to support the learning of each student. We also highly recommend that your child bring home their school books or any other materials they are working on in their class which relates to the subject(s) we are tutoring. We do not provide a set curriculum, it varies depending on each student's needs.
Where will the sessions take place?
Conveniently, our sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. Sessions are usually done at the kitchen table or a quiet space made available to the student. For home visits, we require an adult, over the age of 18, in the home. However if you feel your home is not a good learning environment for your child, tutoring can take place at a local library. We are flexible to your needs and the needs of each student.
What are your tutors' qualifications?
Our tutors are full-time credentialed teachers, substitute teachers, retired teachers or honors college students with at least two years of one-on-one tutoring experience. We check all references, obtain background checks and personally interview every tutor.
Are there a minimum number of sessions for which I have to commit and how long is each session?
No, we do not ask you to sign any contracts. However, we strongly suggest a minimum of four sessions in order to really see progress. The minimum amount of time for each session is one hour. We want to earn your commitment to Tutoring Solutions by offering exceptional services and programming.
Do your tutors work with learning disabled or special needs children?
Yes, many of our tutors are Special Education certified or experienced and will be able to work in conjunction with your child’s I.E.P.
I home-school my child. Can you help me?
Yes. If the student is being home schooled, we will provide a credentialed teacher or a certified tutor, depending on which type of home school program he/she is receiving.
I have more than one child. Can you tutor all of them at the same time?
Most of our tutoring is facilitated through one-on-one sessions which enable our tutors to offer the greatest benefit to each student. We can discuss various tutoring options that will best accommodate your family’s needs.
How will my child be assigned a tutor?
At Tutoring Solutions, we select a teacher that is suited for your child's unique interests, needs and strengths. As your child develops new goals and needs, your tutor may change. However, you, as the parent, will always be part of the decision making process.
Do you tutor students in college?
Yes, we have tutors who are very capable of tutoring college level courses. Requests for college level tutoring have increased dramatically in the last year and we can provide an experienced, credentialed teacher or professor. College students can be tutored on campus or in the library.
What geographical areas do you service?
We have tutors available across Ontario, Canada.
Do you provide test preparation for the EQAO and Literacy tests?
Yes, we will help your student prepare for both exams. We highly recommend that you contact us at least six weeks before the test so our tutors have enough time to help the student prepare.
How will I be billed? How do I pay?
Sessions are prepaid on a monthly basis based on a set schedule. Bill payment is made automatically on the first of the month whether you are paying monthly, quarterly, or yearly. By the 15th of the month you will receive an invoice for the following month which must be paid by the first of the month. You make pay through Credit Card, or PayPal. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy (if sessions are not cancelled within this amount of time, the family will be billed).
How do I get started?
You can Register here. Our Director of Education will contact you directly for a FREE consultation. This is an informal conversation with no obligations. Please have all relevant schoolwork, progress reports, report cards and testing results (if applicable) available for this conversation.
During the conversation we will introduce you to our philosophy and how our tutors will use it as a framework to incorporate your child's learning style, curriculum, and strengths to help them grow as thinkers and learners.