How to Choose the Best Tutoring Service for your Child

Posted: February 3, 2012 in Education
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Finding the best tutoring service for your child is a pretty hard decision to make. Schedule, curriculum, cost and good tutor-child relationship are some of the things that you have to consider. Today, parents are faced with plenty of options as classes are now offered in community tutoring programs, private tutors, tutoring centers, free schools and even online.

Free School/ Community Programs

If you are struggling with finances, then start by asking your local community center for free tutoring services available. Sessions are usually done in group format by a college or high school student. Some community centers are headed by retired teachers and instructors.

Private Tutors

One on one tutors vary on pricing and quality. Start by asking other teachers and parents for personal recommendations. Good tutors are always popular in the field. Although private tutors are often expensive, they often offer the best flexibility, location and time. The cost of private tutors also varies depending on his/her experience and location.

Tutoring Centers

Tutoring centers like Sylvan and Oxford are popular choices especially among families who are residing in urban areas. Tutoring centers are great options for students who are pretty sensitive about their learning needs. Make sure you check out all the payment policies and agreement before signing a contract with them.

Online Tutoring Services

Online tutoring is best for individuals who are pretty independent and are able to learn from instructions printed on a desktop screen. However, this kind of tutoring method may not be efficient for tactile learners. Online tutoring services are frequently used for occasional homework questions and clarifications.

Find the right tutoring option takes a lot of time and effort. Make your student try out a few sessions before even signing up for a long term commitment. Don’t forget to read tutoring service reviews to help you come up with the right decision.




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