What Parents Need to Know About Tutors

Our CEO, Mandy Ginsberg, appeared on the Today Show to share tips and insights from the company’s 3,000 tutors and from the millions of students who use online tutoring. More than 20% of high school students turn to a tutor to help them improve their grades and confidence each year and parents spend up to $5 billion nationwide. Here’s how parents can get their children the help they need without breaking their budget.


Get Help Early:

Tutor.com surveyed 500 math tutors and 81% reported that the number one reason students are struggling is because they missed an earlier concept in class. Students fall behind, get frustrated and sometimes give up. Getting help earlier keeps students on track with their class. Often, just a few sessions with a tutor can get great results and keeps the cost down too.

Choose One to One over Group Lessons:

Students are sitting in classrooms learning in groups all day. When they have a homework problem, the best solution is personalized help that focuses on their needs and learning style. Too many tutoring centers rely on group sessions and worksheets. It’s better to invest in one to one tutoring to get great results. In the long run, you’ll spend less and your child will learn more.

Get Help on Your Schedule:

Parents and students are busier than ever before. Work, sports, and other activities keep your child going all day long. Students walk in the door exhausted and the last thing they want is to sit down with a tutor for an hour. Online tutoring solves this problem by being available 24/7. Students choose when and where they want to connect to a tutor for help even at 9 p.m.

Pick the Right Tutors:

Here’s what parents should look for in a tutor: passionate about teaching and connecting to your child; experienced in the subject your child needs help in; teaches your child the concepts they need so that they can do the next problem on their own.

Make Sure it Works:

Parents and students often use tutoring to improve grades. Online tutoring captures every tutoring session and emails it right to your inbox. You never have to guess if it’s working when you can review each session.

See the Today Show segment in full below!

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2 Responses to What Parents Need to Know About Tutors

  1. online tutoring service September 30, 2013 at 9:44 AM #

    I appreciate your post and agree with you wholeheartedly. When it comes to tutoring, creating a safe, personal atmosphere is crucial. We feel Blackboard Collaborate is the right tool for the job because it allows for synchronous, face-to-face tutoring.

  2. Calvin John Mcphee September 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM #

    Thanks for these tips. They are very helpful. Tutors are such a great help to students who unfortunately do not excel at school. Because of this, parents have to be careful when choosing an educational tutor. Folks can get more tips at http://mathnasium.ae/.

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