Parents often have the misguided belief that a private tutor providing 1:1 tutoring sessions is best, but there are several reasons that is not usually the case. Many students will end up relying on a private tutor to collaborate on each math problem or reading passage. The student gets used to being prompted for each step in a process and actually learns less while following directions each step of the way. The student becomes dependent on the tutor, rather than receiving instruction and working independently. And then there is the extremely high cost. Private in-home tutors often cost $100 per hour or more, depending on the subject. And much of that money is wasted if the tutor is waiting for a student to finish work.
The best value in tutoring is often found in a semi-private setting, in which one tutor works with up to three students individually. This 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio allows personal tutoring at a reasonable price. Each student gets tutoring help on their specific areas of need, and also learns to work independently while the tutor coaches another student. The tutor switches back and forth between students as needed, introducing concepts, giving short assignments, and then reviewing the completed work. It really is the best “bang for the buck” tutoring format.
Education One tutors are carefully tested, interviewed, and then trained in our curriculum and methods. Whether you need a math tutor, reading tutor, science tutor, or preparation for the SAT, ACT, PSAT or other standardized tests, we have a great tutor and curriculum ready for your student.
When you visit or call your local Education One tutoring center, you will have the opportunity to meet the Center Director, who will be happy to get information about your son or daughter and recommend a course of action. For K-8 students, this may include a free Prism Academic Assessment to examine your student’s strengths and weaknesses in math, reading, and writing. The results of that assessment will provide a clear picture of what foundational knowledge needs to be learned or reinforced, before moving forward with new concepts. High school students may be offered a free SAT, ACT or PSAT diagnostic test, or perhaps a free trial tutoring session for a student struggling in a difficult class. And if you have a crisis situation with a student in tears over an upcoming exam, call us now and schedule a time to bring your student and study materials in for an exam review session ASAP!
A personal tutoring schedule can be customized to meet the needs of even the busiest students and parents. We have sessions available weekdays after school, during evenings, and even on weekends. One student needing intensive tutoring for homework help may visit several times per week, while another may need only an occasional lesson for the most difficult concepts. With tutoring sessions available after school, during evenings and on weekends, Education One has a schedule for every student.
If you are interested in our semi-private tutor service, call us today or visit a location nearest you. We can help you set up an appointment and share more information about our services. We look forward to working with you.