Tutor FAQ


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 Q: What is a tutor?

A tutor is a person who gives individual or small group instruction. The purpose of tutor is to help students by assisting or guiding them in academic areas that may need improvement.  A tutor can provide that extra push towards academic success.

 Q: Why is tutoring important?

Tutoring is important because it gives you the one-on-one personal attention that you may not be receiving in the classroom.  It gives students the opportunity to learn at their own pace in a comfortable environment.

 Q: Where does tutoring take place?

Tutoring will preferably take place in your home.  If you need to make other arrangements, you can contact me.  I am flexible and can work with you or your child to find the perfect studying environment.

 Q: What hours are available for tutoring?

I am available to tutor Mon-Fri afternoons and evenings.  My tutoring services are also available on Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons.

Q: How often should I meet with my tutor?

It depends on why you are requesting tutoring services.  In order to achieve the strongest academic improvement, it is highly recommended that you have a tutoring session once or twice per week.

 Q: What if my child has a last minute assignment, test, or project that needs immediate tutoring assistance?

I can accommodate last minute requests.  The sooner you contact me the better.  I will never turn away a student in need if I am available, even if it is with short notice.

Q: What are the positive effects of tutoring?

Tutoring improves academic growth, students’ self-concepts, and attitudes towards learning. It also helps with improvements in students’ self-esteem, self-confidence, attitude towards education, and overall academic performance. Tutoring assists students in these areas because as they participate in tutoring sessions their confidence increases as they experience success; students begin to become more open in their responses, and develop higher expectations of themselves.  Overall, participation in tutoring programs provides students the opportunity to achieve educational gains and exceed their own expectations.

Q: What is a mentor?

A mentor is an individual, usually older and more experienced who helps and guides another individual’s growth and development by building trust and modeling positive behaviors.  Mentoring can be a critical ingredient towards positive youth outcomes.

 Q: Why is a mentor important?

Being a student can be overwhelming both academically and socially.  Some children and teenagers need outside support and guidance to succeed in all school-related areas. Sometimes things happen that are too embarrassing to talk about at home.  For some students, it is much easier to seek support from a person that is unbiased to the challenging situations they may be facing.

Q: How mentoring can be effective?

An effective mentor can guide you, take you under their wings, teach you new skills and offer sage advice in order to help meet your goals.  Most mentoring relationships succeed and are satisfying for both parties when both the mentor and the mentee take an active, committed role in developing the relationship.

 Q: How often should I meet with my mentor?

In order to reap the benefits of having a mentor, it is highly recommended that you meet with them 2 to 4 times per month.  This is so you and your mentor can access or reassess your goals you aim to achieve, set or re-set the useful methods you will use to successfully obtain your goals, and to review the improvements you have made towards meeting them.  Meeting consistently is the key to providing the most effective mentoring services.

 Q: What are the positive effects of mentoring?

Mentors provide an opportunity to help young people obtain life skills that are needed to better deal with life’s challenges. They focus on external relationships and activities that create a positive environment for young people including support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, and constructive use of time. Young people need to be surrounded by individuals who love, care for, appreciate and accept them. They need to feel valued and valuable. This happens when youths feel safe, when they feel they are liked and respected, and when they contribute to the community.

Young people need the positive influence of peers and adults who encourage them to be and do their best. They need clear rules about appropriate behavior and consistent, reasonable consequences for breaking those rules. They need opportunities outside of school to learn and develop new skills and interests.  Mentors also focus on internal values, skills and beliefs including commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.

Young people need a variety of learning experiences, including the desire for academic success and a belief in their own abilities. They need to develop strong guiding values or principles, including caring about others, and having high standards for personal character.

Young people need to develop the skills to interact effectively with others, to make difficult decisions and choices, and to cope with new situations. They need to believe in their own self-worth, and to have a sense of purpose in life as well as a positive view of the future.  Finding a mentor that is well suitable for your youth can positively influence their lives and impact their future successes.

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