A Parent's Guide to Tutoring
Every single parent, myself included, wants our children to be happy. Educational success is often a key component of this overall happiness.
We hope that our children are attending great schools packed with concerned, passionate, and attentive teachers, and that when they come home from school, they are able to reach into their backpacks, pull out the day’s homework, and complete the assignment with confidence. If that scenario sounds like a pipe dream, you are not alone. Sometimes our children struggle and need support neither you nor their regular teacher can provide. This is where tutoring steps in to fill the void.
At its best, a one-on-one tutoring session should be instructional, adaptive, and fun. A professional tutor should arrive in your home equipped with the tools to continually assess your child and provide hands-on, customized instruction.
A great tutor does not simply make a lesson plan and stick to it, she makes a lesson plan, tracks and monitors how the student responds to it, and alters as she goes, checking for comprehension and growth at every turn. The best tutoring, therefore, is a process.
Learning when your child needs a tutor, and finding a tutoring company that will best support your family’s needs is a process all on its own, a process that this pamphlet will guide you through. Here you will find the signs that your child should have a tutor, information on New York City’s tutoring landscape, as well as insights into Evolved’s proprietary process and paradigm that we use to ensure success with all of our clients. Since I founded Evolved in 2014, our tutors and I have been committed to refining this process, and we are thrilled to be your partner on this journey to helping your child become a more confident student, and a happier child.