Tutor Doctor tutors come to your home, overcoming any traveling issues a family may have. If necessary, an alternate location can be found such as a library. Because the student is in a comfortable environment, the intimidation and fear of failure is removed and students become comfortable, confident, and eager to learn.
Takes place only at the specific learning center of the company. Creates inconvenience with distance traveled, wait time, and more time if more than one of family’s children is tutored.
Tutor Doctor arranges tutoring to fit into the hectic and often crowded family schedule without difficulty. No time is wasted driving, dropping off, waiting, and picking up children.
Schedule is dictated by tutoring center with very little flexibility for the family. If a session is missed due to illness or vacation, there may not be a make-up session.
Tutor Doctor’s process is based on the curriculum and homework from the student’s school. The school’s homework and books are the focus not an additional curriculum the student must learn.
Curriculum is often set by the center and is in addition to school work. Individualization is minimal. More stress and pressure are added to a student who may already be behind in schoolwork.
One-on-one instruction is proven to be the very best way to help students improve their study skills, grades, rebuild missing concepts as needed and improve confidence. Most importantly, the tutor can move at the student’s pace.
Students are grouped in a learning center with specific curriculum and little time for individual instruction or assistance.
Tutor Doctor tutors are encouraged to contact the teachers, working hand-in-hand with them to create a tutoring program that is geared towards each student’s needs. Tutor Doctor has effectively worked with teachers and schools to help students improve skills and excel in class.
There is often little or no contact with student’s current school or teachers.
Tutor Doctor’s services cover all grade levels and subject matters from kindergarten to college and also work with adult learners. Tutor Doctor also works with children with special needs and learning challenges.
Most learning centers only cover specific subjects and grades and can often not tutor in more than two subjects. Centers do not often work with college students or adults and may not be able to work with special needs students.
Tutor Doctor does not require you to purchase large blocks of hours or sign a contract. There are no hidden fees for travel or for initial assessments. Payments can be made online from the comfort of your home.
Centers can be very expensive, require you to buy large blocks of hours, sign a long-term contract, and often parents are paying off the tutoring after the student is finished. There may be additional fees for assessments or other materials. Often payments may not be made online.
Tutor Doctor hours do not expire and can be transferred to or shared with other immediate family members so only one contract is required for siblings. Clients also receive online session reports and a progress update from the tutor at the end of each session. There are also monthly newsletters from Tutor Doctor.
In centers, students often must sign up individually and hours are generally not transferable. There may or may not be reports or newsletters.