Tutor Doctor Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign-up for tutoring?
Please call 1-888-718-8832 (1-800-4TUTORS) to enquire about tutors near you.
How do I know tutoring will help me?
Before a tutor is assigned to your student, our Educational Consultant
will meet with both parents and child to assess the need for a tutor,
and where your child is struggling.
What is an Educational Consultation?
An educational consultation is where we visit with the family to assess
the academic situation, as well as, get to know the student a little so
that we can ensure a strong match with a great tutor whom they look forward
to working. Many factors impact how students perform in school including
missing or weak academic foundations, lack of ability to understand how
best to organize homework, the learning style of the child and other outside
influences. The consultation helps us understand all of these factors.
The Educational Consultant will also work the client to establish goals
and expectations for the tutoring sessions, prior to making a recommendation
on an appropriate enrollment.
Do you offer ACT/SAT assistance?
Yes, we do offer test prep for both the ACT and SAT.
Do you offer any other test prep services?
We also provide test prep for a variety of other standardized tests including
ASVAB, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, as well as other regional and national testing
depending on location.
Do you offer online tutoring?
We do offer online tutoring.This is often a great option for busy students
and draws on the vast experience of our worldwide network of over 17,000 tutors.
Is the tutoring one-on-one or with a group?
Tutor Doctor offers one-on-one learning in your home to best accommodate
your individual needs.
Where are the tutoring sessions held?
The tutoring sessions are held in your home with an adult present, or alternatively
at a library or other mutually agreeable public location in your area.
What subjects do you offer tutoring in?
We offer tutoring in a variety of subjects.Our most in-demand subjects
are Math, English, Test Prep, Sciences and ESL, and more.
Is there drop-in tutoring?
We do not offer drop-in tutoring as all of our tutoring is conducted in
the privacy of the student’s home or preferred location.
Who are the tutors?
Our tutors come from a variety of backgrounds, including former and current
teachers, professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, and others
who may have specific expertise in the subject area. The two things they
all have in common is that they are experts in their respective academic
subjects and they are passionate about helping students succeed.
Do tutors work with the school or teachers?
Yes, with your permission, our tutors reach out to the student’s
teachers to increase communication and understand the requirements of
the class. Often they also provide insight into the child’s learning
challenges or areas where the student can get ahead of the class.
Are tutors available in other languages besides English?
Tutors are available in a variety of languages but please contact your
local office to determine if we have a tutor available for the specific
Are you flexible with tutoring days and times?
Yes, our tutors give us their availability before we match with the student.
During the consultation, the education consultant will discuss scheduling
constraints and work with the family to determine the best schedule for
How much does your service cost?
At the local level, the price is based on the age of the student, subject
matter and any special requirements which may be requested by the family.
Generally speaking, prices vary between $45-$65 per hour; however, due
to the flexibility families enjoy in how and when they may use tutoring
hours, we provide discounts on packages of hours to accommodate the needs
of the family.
Do you offer payments plans or financing?
We do offer payment plans that last the duration of the tutoring timeframe.
For example, if tutoring is slated for 3 months you can make payments
during those 3 months.
As a student, what can I expect from my tutoring sessions?
The tutor will come to your home to work with you closely on understanding
the subject where you need assistance. This time can be used to ensure
you build a foundation of the subject, as well as review homework, build
study habits, focus on time management and organizational skills, or get
ahead of the class. Our tutors will work with you to develop a program
that works best to fit your needs and learning style.
How do I contact my tutor?
Once a tutor who is a good fit has been selected, you will be provided
their contact information.
What if I need to cancel a session?
Please call the tutor directly with as much notice as possible. Our tutors
do require 24 hours notification in order to cancel sessions. You can
work together to reschedule the missed appointment for a time that works
for both of you.
What if I need to reschedule my tutoring session?
Please call the tutor directly to reschedule a session.
What if I am having problems with my tutor?
Please have your parent or yourself reach out to the Educational Consultant
who would be happy to find an alternative tutor for your needs.
How do I become a tutor?
We are always looking for tutors in a variety of subjects and fields. Please
check out our Tutor page
How do I monitor my child’s sessions and results?
You will be provided access to a platform that the tutor updates after
each session. This allows you to understand what they are working on,
and the success your child is having.
Can a tutor motivate my child to do homework?
We focus on teaching the fundamentals of a subject as well as steps to
stay motivated while learning.
How often is tutoring required?
The frequency of tutoring sessions is determined by the age of the student,
the subject, what their current grades are, and their study style. Our
education consultant will discuss these details at the consultation.
How long will it take to see improvement in my child’s grades?
The rate of improvement in grades is affected by many factors including
the consistency of the tutoring sessions, how far behind the student might
be as tutoring commences, and the commitment of the student themselves.
Quite often, early indicators such as increased confidence and a more
positive attitude about school present themselves prior to increases in grades.
What are the most important qualities in a tutor?
At Tutor Doctor, we believe the fit of a tutor to student plays a key role
in success. In our experience, the single most important quality in a
tutor is their ability to communicate with the student in a manner that
increases confidence and self-esteem. We work closely with the family
to ensure we match not only for subject but also age, personality and
learning style. Tutors are skilled at listening, building self-confidence,
engaging students, and motivating them.
What is your customer satisfaction rate?
Based on our clients' feedback about 95% of all our clients are very
satisfied with the service. For testimonials from other families, please
check out this page.
What training and experience do your tutors have?
Our tutors are personally selected for their expertise in their subject
matter. They include university and college professors, teachers, professionals
with a degree in their tutored area, and college/university students with
high academic standing.
Will I get the same tutor every time?
Yes. From our initial consultation, we choose the most suitable tutor for
you based on your schedule. That tutor will be assigned to you for the
duration of the enrollment.
How are sessions tailored to the needs of each student?
The combination of a highly qualified tutor, working with the student’s
classroom curriculum, and in coordination with the parents and teachers
allows us to tailor the sessions to the student’s needs.
What if a tutoring option is not listed on your website?
Please call us. In most locations, our offices maintain a robust roster
of tutors, many of whom are skilled in subjects which may not be listed
on our website.
Do you provide an assessment?
During the consultation, the education consultant may provide formal and
informal assessments depending on the academic situation.
If I have questions or concerns, whom do I contact?
If you have a question or concern that cannot be answered by your tutor,
you can call the educational consultant or the location owner directly.
We are 100% focused on the success of your student, so we encourage clients
to contact us with any questions or concerns as we achieve that goal.