Have you ever considered getting a tutor for your student? Our subject tutoring clients come to us from all parts of Montgomery County for many different reasons and represent all grade levels and academic aspirations. While the perception of tutoring is often narrowly focused on students who might have always struggled with school, the truth is that most students will need assistance to maintain or excel at their studies during their academic career.
Here are some scenarios we encounter where students benefit from academic tutoring:
Students Working to Meet Grade-Level Expectations
Students scoring at a C or lower in core classes (math, science, English), especially classes that align with future college major or career aspirations.
With first semester grades in the books, we recommend seeking assistance in any classes where a student is falling behind, especially in core courses where the knowledge they are struggling with, be it quadratic equations or comma splices, will be built upon in the years ahead. We often find that the student is missing or struggling with a few key concepts, has lost confidence, and the problem has compounded. We work to quickly remedy these problem areas, restore the student’s confidence in themselves, and prepare them for future challenges.
Students needing help with study skills, organization, and time management
For some students, the struggle is not with the material, but with the mechanics of being a good student. We find that students who are having difficulties across multiple classes often need help with how to manage, prioritize, and execute their studies in a timely manner. With study skills tutoring, we provide the student with skills that will benefit them throughout their academic career and their future professional lives.
Students transferring from other schools or from out of the country
We see many students in the metro Washington, D.C. area who come from other parts of the country or other countries and need to catch up to their grade-level course work here. This type of support can also be very beneficial for students for whom English is a second language.
Students Looking to Excel Beyond Grade-Level Academics
Students planning to apply to competitive colleges and academic programs
When acceptance and rejection at many competitive programs can hinge on small differences, we see many students who want to achieve at the highest level in every class. In these cases, it is often the volume of the coursework that facilitates the need for support.
9th & 10th graders shoring up core skills ahead of admissions testing
With the start of college admissions testing in sophomore year, we see many students who want to ensure they have a firm knowledge of the core math and verbal skills tested on the SAT and ACT exams. This knowledge also serves as a strong foundation for their high school coursework, helping to bolster their GPA.
Students accelerating coursework during summer break
For some students, summer is about books not breaks. For students looking to place into higher-level classes, get into competitive programs, or test out of requirements, the summer offers a chance to compress learning of a single subject into a shorter period of time. This is great for students looking to move up in math or foreign languages.
We consult individually with each family to discuss your current situation and your academic goals, and then we develop a plan of action to help you achieve them.
We will match you with one of our experienced tutors based on the student’s needs and personality. Since we offer a full-range of subjects, we are able to meet all of your tutoring needs from one location.
Depending upon the scope of your academic needs, we will likely establish a weekly time for you to meet with your tutor. Our tutors are available afternoons and evenings during the week and all day long on weekends, so we can find a time convenient for your busy schedule. Sessions last from a half-hour to an hour and a half depending upon the student and their needs.
We will book out a full schedule after our initial consultation, so you have the certainty that your tutor will be available at the frequency that you need. We charge a flat hourly rate that is billed after the session ends, and you can cancel any scheduled session with advance notice by noon one business day prior if you don’t need help that week. Since our goal is to provide you with the help you need, we do not require contracts, pre-paid plans, or set hourly requirements. You only use what you really need to succeed, nothing more. And once you are a client, all of our tutors are available to you should a new need arise — just give us a call to discuss your needs.
Subjects We Tutor
We offer tutoring in all the major subjects for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as college students needing refreshers on core subjects. For high school students, we are able to offer tutors who can cover the full gamut of regular, honors, IB, and AP class levels.
Contact Us to Get Started
Our tutors’ schedules start to get filled completely after spring break, so if you think you will need help this semester, go ahead and contact us to begin the process. We often only need a phone consultation to get you started, with office consultations available for more in-depth needs.