Tutoring Club: Inside Info



Tutoring Club is an academic support source that's available in some areas. The key to getting good help there is understanding how their programs work and how to negotiate for the best.

The advantage to TC is that it is a well-known tutoring franchise, so in any given community the center will have contacts to a lot of qualified tutors, That includes tricky areas such as Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and more. It also means that you want to scope out your local office--don't assume it's exactly the same as another one nearby.

First Steps

It's important to understand what type of help your child needs and think ahead of time about your expectations for tutoring. Long or short term? Algebra or English--or both? Are study skills the real issue, or does your child need high-level academic support? The answers to these questions will determine what help you need.

Next, visit the center in person and meet with a program director. Make sure you have a thorough understanding of the system, package plans, and more. You can get a good price on various learning support services by using the package deals, but only if that meets your needs best. Ask questions until you understand the options thoroughly.

The TC package starts with diagnostic testing. Make sure you understand the fee structure for this. Don't feel that you must address every academic issue at once. This center does collaborate with schools and teachers, so use all the support you can get to help your child succeed.

Getting Started with Tutoring Club

After you've scoped out your local center, ask to meet the individual who will be assigned to work with your child. Talk to him or her to get a sense of personality and expertise. Remember, you are hiring this person for an important service!

Feel free to ask for a different tutor if you find the person your child is seeing isn't the right fit. You don't need to apologize for requesting a change, of course, but an explanation could be helpful to the program director.


Would you rather have a tutor come to your home?

Tutoring Club students typically visit the office for their sessions. If you'd prefer to have an in-home tutor, I've compiled information about that, too. Link from Tutoring Club to Home Tutoring Service

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