Finding the right tutoring company can be extremely beneficial to your academic success and learning process in general. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to find the right tutoring company.
Here are five ways you can tell if the tutoring service you’re looking at will be a good fit for you.
1) What do they teach?
Reading, writing, or math? Before choosing your tutoring service, find out what they do best and focus on learning. You don’t want to waste your time working with a company that doesn’t offer what you need. It's better for everyone involved if you work with someone who does one thing really well.
If you aren't sure what kind of services are out there, ask yourself:
What is my goal?
Do they have tutors for my needs?
Have they been in business for over five years (and counting)?
A company that has stuck around for a while is an indication of quality—the customer base won't let them stay around unless they're doing something right.
This isn't to say you should rule out a new startup, but look at how long their history goes back when considering them as an option.
2.) Does it match your learning style?
It’s important that your tutoring sessions fit with your learning style. If you prefer one-on-one attention and don’t mind having all of your questions answered, you may enjoy face-to-face tutoring. If you’re more comfortable working alone and only need occasional instruction and guidance, then virtual tutors might be a great option.
3) Do they have professional certifications?
First, find out what kind of professional certifications they have and which governing bodies issue them. This is one of your best clues about their quality, as well as longevity. Ensure that any company you work with is legally certified by checking their website for accreditation from established organizations like National Tutoring Association or another trusted group. They should also be able to provide background information on their teachers (including test scores) so that you can find one who matches your needs.
4.) How does the organization keep track of service quality?
Tutoring businesses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many just provide a platform for you to choose your tutor or operate as a middleman between clients and tutors. Ensure you choose a tutoring company that acts beyond being an intermediary if you want to have full control of the money you are paying.
At Good Hope Tutoring Services, our goal is to ensure we provide quality tutoring services, and therefore, we do not act as intermediaries between tutors and students. Instead, we carry out comprehensive quality checks on our tutors while also keeping track of each student's progress. We believe that a good tutoring company should aim to ensure students are happy with the services they receive.
5.) How is the company's customer service?
When you decide to hire a tutoring company, you should be sure they have excellent customer service. Is the company quick to answer when you call? Is it able to provide tailored service based on your requirements? Is it taking the time to completely comprehend your child's challenges and your expectations? Do they contact you again?
At every stage of your search for a tutor, always ensure you are going for quality services. And your answer should always be yes to all your tutoring needs and requirement!