FAQ'S

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We will call you back within 24 hours and arrange a phone consultation. During this initial phone consultation, we will discuss a suitable tutoring program for your child.

After our initial consultation we will begin to look for a suitable tutor for your child.

 

 

Why Tutor With Us?

Tutors For Less is established by school principals and operated by Ontario certified teachers. We are at the forefront of academic education! Tutors For Less have also been around for a long time and as a result we are a very reputable tutoring agency with second to none customer satisfaction. That is why we are your #1 choice when it comes to professional In-Home tutoring.

Tutors For Less offers private, one-on-one, In-Home instruction. You and your child save valuable time because our tutors travel to your home. In addition to the academic resources we provide our tutors are ready to work with your child on their homework. Tutors For Less thoroughly screens their tutors for their ability to teach and relate well to students. Our tutors will not only improve academic achievement, but will also help rebuild self confidence as well.

 

Why should I not choose my local or nearby tutoring centre?

Tutoring centres do not provide 1 on 1 individualized attention. Most tutoring centres will have a 1:5 Student to tutor ratio. Some tutoring centres don’t have a tutor at all. You child is simply given worksheets to be marked by end of the tutoring session. Most Tutoring centres will mention to you that they have a mandatory $300 assessment fee which assesses your child’s grade level. The reason they need assessments is because in order to work with 3, 4 or 10 other students they need to give your child worksheets at their assessed grade level while they work with the other students in a small group. Divide 5 students into 60 minutes. That is only 15 minutes of individualized attention. Tutoring centres will not work on your child’s homework. While Tutors For Less can work on your child’s homework and provide extra resources to assist and enrich your child’s learning.

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Why are you different from other In-Home tutoring Agencies?

Tutors For Less is established by school principals. We are at the forefront of academic education. Our tutors are thoroughly screened and reference checked for their ability to teach and relate well children, teenagers, and adults. At Tutors For Less you choose the type of tutor you want. Be it a University Student, University Graduate, Masters Graduate, Certified Teacher, or a Professor. We carefully select the right tutor for your child. Most other In-home tutoring agencies will send you what they have and you have no choice in the tutor you select? That is why you can have a piece of mind when it comes to Tutors For Less. You can be rest assured that we have found the right tutor for you. Our philosophy at Tutors For Less is to help your child acquire the academic skills and strategies to be successful in the classroom. Our tutors can team up with you, your child, and your child's teacher to make sure that your child gets the appropriate accommodations to help him/her succeed in the classroom.

 

How do you screen your tutors?

Our tutors go through a rigorous screening, reference check, and formal interview. We carefully select tutors who are caring, patient, and knowledgeable about the subject matter they are tutoring. At Tutors For Less you can be rest assured that our tutors are carefully selected for their ability to relate well to students, and for their sensitivity and discretion.

 

What kind of certification do your tutors have?

This depends on their qualifications. Each tutor has different qualifications. All of our tutors are trained to teach the subject material they are tutoring. When screening our tutors we make sure they have had some form of tutoring or teaching experience in the past. In additions, all of our tutors have access to our exclusive online teaching resources which are correlated with the Ontario Curriculum.

Our tutors all have at least a university education, bachelors degree, masters degree, Ontario college of Teachers certificate, and/or PHD doctorates. Most importantly, our tutors are knowledgeable, friendly, supportive and caring. We Tutor Because We Care!

Be aware of tutoring agencies that mention their tutors are all certified teachers. With those agencies you don't know what type of tutor you are getting. These agencies want to make a quick buck from you and will therefore hide the truth and send you anybody that they have on their list. At Tutors For Less you can be rest assured we will go into specific details about our different types of tutors we can offer you. We don't hide anything from you.

What are your rates?

Our rates reflect the teaching experience and qualifications of our tutors. For more information about our rates please call us or click here to fill in our online contact form.

What grades and subjects do your tutors teach?

We tutor all subjects and from grades 1 – 12 including University and college levels. We also offer tutoring to toddlers, JK students, and SK students.

 

Could you help my child with their homework?

Yes, we can help your child with their homework. In addition to the resources we provide your child with our tutor are ready to work with your child on completing their homework.

 

Do you teach organizational skills, study skills and time management?


Yes we do! We have tutors who can specifically work on teaching your child organizational skills, study skills, and time management. While they teach them these fundamental skills they can also assist with your child’s assignments or homework.


I found a cheaper rate?


Cheaper is not always better, especially when it comes to someone who will be teaching your child. We take our time by carefully screening and selecting our tutors. That is why Tutors For Less has a waiting list. Our tutors go through a rigorous screening process to make sure that when we are sending you a tutor you will receive a tutor who is professional, caring, patient, reliable, and knowledgeable about the subject matter they are teaching. Ask about our discounts, call Tutors For Less Today!

 

Someone found us a tutor before you did.


Quicker is not always better. Please remember that Tutors For Less takes their time by thoroughly screening, interviewing, and selecting their tutors to make sure they are an ideal match for your child. We also try to find a tutor that is located near your residence. This way if you had to schedule an extra tutoring session before a quiz or exam, your tutor may be readily available if they live close by. The wait time to find a tutor usually takes between 5 –10 business days. Please be patient as Tutors For Less is working very hard to find the right tutor for your child!

 

Can I meet with the tutor before I make a payment?


We do not offer trial services. Tutors For Less stands strong about the tutors we select for you. Tutors For Less has been around for a long time and as a result we are a very reputable tutoring agency with second to none customer satisfaction. Our tutors go through a rigorous screening, reference check, and interview process. Tutors For Less would rather not send a tutor to your household if we knew that the tutor would not perform to the best of his/her teaching abilities. At Tutors For Less you can be rest assured that our tutors are carefully selected for their ability to relate well to students, and for their sensitivity and discretion. At Tutors For Less, We Tutor Because We Care!TM

 

A tutoring agency just offered me a free In-Home assessment. Some tutoring centres also requested that I must put my child through an assessment so they can figure out a program for him/her.


Your child does not need an assessment. Instead consult with your child’s teacher and ask them for areas that they need improvement in. Your child teacher holds valuable and important information!

Be careful about tutoring agencies that offer you free assessments. These agencies are trying to fool you into believing that they are professionals who are conducting a genuine educational assessment. When if fact they are far from a genuine education assessment. A genuine assessment should only be conducted by a trained and qualified psychologist.
What these agencies are trying to do is serenade you into buying their services. Let’s face it, once their in your home you feel more obligated to purchase their services because you think they have wasted their time on you and your child. In essence what you have just done is invited an In-home telemarketer who would like you to buy their tutoring products.

Tutoring centres also do not administer assessments by a trained and qualified psychologist. They are using the same type assessment that your nearby special education teacher in your school has access to. The reason why tutoring centres are giving your child an assessment is because they need to give out worksheets to your child so they can work independently while they can teach the other children in their group (size varies from 3-5 students who are in different academic levels). This ultimately means your child would receive less one-on-one attention. This is why Tutors For less Works! You can’t get any better than one-on-one individualized attention your child receives from our tutors.


At Tutors For Less we feel strongly about not administering assessments. Your child needs to build his/her confidence from the start. An assessment that occurs before they start a tutoring program might turn your child away from receiving valuable tutoring assistance. When a program is a one-on-one individualized tutoring program, our tutors can pinpoint areas of improvement and gaps in learning right on the spot. Therefore, there is no need for an assessment, because the tutor is always constantly focusing on your child’s progress.

 

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