At Tutor Doctor we’re committed to helping our students achieve their academic potential, whether that’s getting the grades needed to attend the college of their dreams or increasing their confidence in class. Simply put, making a difference is at the very heart of what we do.
This could not be achieved without our incredible tutors. Every day the tutors we work with are making a profound difference in the lives of our families, in our communities and our organization, and we are extremely proud of the work they do!
This week is National Tutoring Week, so we wanted to share some incredible stories about how the tutors we work with are making a difference across the globe.
“When we first came on board we were very happy with our first tutor Ashley and were very disappointed that she found a new job that would not allow her to tutor anymore. Jenny enjoyed Ashley as she was young and the connection was wonderful. After speaking with the Tutor Doctor staff, they assured me that they would match Jenny with another great tutor. Enter Cami. She had an immediate love for my little girl. It was special from the beginning like a mother-daughter relationship. This means so much to me since Jenny lost her mother in June 2015. Cami will go by Starbucks before coming by every Thursday evening. They relax and talk for a bit before getting busy with homework. Cami took Jenny shopping on a Saturday for making the A/B honor roll. Not because she felt she had to but because she LOVED being with Jenny. Jenny has been on a very good trajectory on her grades which is now above a 3.0 (proud daddy)! I am very thankful for Tutor Doctor and especially proud to call Cami our friend. I give the highest marks to both Tutor Doctor and our Cami. She is much more than just a tutor.”
- Tutor: Cami, Florida USA, Tutor of the Year 2017 winner
“Cath is incredible! Our daughter was nearly two years behind and lacked a huge amount of confidence. Cath has really understood our daughter and brought out her confidence and ability to perform in school. Before, our daughter would not have raised her hand, whereas now, she always tries her best as doesn't worry about getting things wrong. She even showed some of her class mates various games and helping them with their maths!! She recently got an award from the head mistress for her hard work at maths and I have never seen her so happy! We send the reports to school and the school and tutor work well together. We will be staying with our tutor until the end of secondary (if we can!) as they have such a fantastic bond. I always hear them chuckling and having fun. Our daughter absolutely loves maths now and wants to do more and more. Thank you Cath.”
“Stan has been my son's tutor for most of this school year and we feel so lucky to have him. He makes learning a fun and positive experience for Brody and always encourages and motivates him to do his best. Stan has made a great impact on Brody's academic success, by providing tools and strategies to help overcome his learning challenges. Thank you, Stan, for all you've done!”
“Within a short amount of time Marilyn has taken my son leaps and bounds. My son struggles with learning issues but Marilyn seems to connect with him using multiple strategies and activities. She keeps trying until she finds a meaningful way to help him to connect with the learning. He now looks forward to his tutoring sessions and has started to really see the pay offs in his classroom. Her former experience as a teacher and psychologist has made a world of difference as she understands my son from different perspectives and can anticipate where he may find challenges as a new learner. My son's teacher has also noticed these huge gains since he started with a tutor in January. Marilyn is also very flexible, being able to change her time and location to best suit our family needs. We could have never imagined that our son would have benefited so much from Marilyn's support and we hope that her dedication to her students can be recognized as she goes above and beyond every session to ensure our child and our family has success with whatever topic she is tackling with us.”
- Tutor: Marilyn, Alberta Canada
“We decided to get a tutor for our Year 2 daughter because she had lost her confidence at school. We aren't pushing parents and weren't looking for academic brilliance - we wanted our daughter to feel happy and enjoy learning, reading and writing. She was getting caught in a catch 22 of losing confidence, not trying, falling behind and losing more confidence. Soizic spends an hour with her after school on a Friday - and my daughter adores her. She loves the games they play, the books they read and the writing they do together. Soizic has given her the attention and encouragement my daughter needed. She's reading more fluently and enjoying books for her age group and new worlds opening up for her. Soizic arriving is always met with cheers from my daughter - she's kind, patient, encouraging and imaginative tutor - we really lucked out getting matched with her.”
- Tutor: Soizic, Cambridge, UK