Choosing a Private Tutoring Service Provider

Private tutoring can make all the different in the world to foster youth and other at-risk students who need to bridge learning gaps.

Private tutoring is something that can benefit students of many ages and backgrounds in a variety of ways. A solid education is a vital part of any child’s future. However, for one reason or another, there are many students who require additional support in order to reach their full potential academically. This is where private tutoring can prove invaluable, helping students to get up to speed, gain confidence in learning, engage more effectively, and benefit from improved grades.

In order to ensure that students are able to make the most of private tutoring, it is important to select the right provider or tutor. This can play a key part in the success of the whole private tutoring process, which is why it is such a vital consideration.

What to Look For

In order to find the right private tutoring provider, it is important to look for certain qualities. With this information, you will be able to make a more informed decision and, more importantly, make the right decision. Some of the areas to look at include:

  • Experience in private tutoring: It is important to look at the level of experience the provider has when it comes to the private tutoring industry, as ideally you want to find a provider with expertise and a long, successful reputation in tutoring.
  • Specialization: You should check to see whether the provider offers specialist tutoring to cater for specific needs. For instance, if you are looking to arrange private tutoring for a foster child, you should look for a provider that specializes in catering to the foster care system.
  • Services for different ages: You should check whether or not the provider is able to serve students from different grades as well as college students, as this will ensure you find a tutor that is able to tutor your child, regardless of  her age or grade level.
  • Cost of tutoring: It is important to look at the cost of private tutoring and if the provider is able to offer discounted or “free” tutoring for students such as those in foster care if it has been court ordered or agency approved.
  • Individual and group tutoring: Depending on your situation, you may want to look for a provider that offers both individual and group tutoring options.

Looking at overall quality and processes

In addition to the points above, you should try and get an idea of the overall quality of services offered by the provider. This means looking at areas such as how the student’s education is coordinated, how consistency is ensured for children that move around a lot, and what sorts of assessments are carried out. Learn more about our private tutoring services here.