How is Academic Connections Tutoring Service different from a learning center?
At Academic Connections Tutoring, our tutors come directly
to you at your home. Our dedicated and qualified tutors will
design a program for your child that is based on their school's
curriculum, not a pre-determined program that may not relate
at all to what your child is working on in school. We will
also interface with your child's teacher, if necessary; to
be sure your child is on the right track.
Are there any assessment tests my child must take before being tutored by Academic Connections
No, assessment tests (which can cost up to $200.00 in a learning
center environment) are not a prerequisite in order for your child to be tutored.
Does Academic Connections Tutoring Service supply any learning materials for the tutoring sessions?
We highly recommend that your child bring home their school
books or any other materials they are working on in their
class which relates to the subject(s) we are tutoring. In
some cases our tutors will provide materials, if it complements
what your child is learning. However, we do not provide a
curriculum. We will help you attain materials from your child's
school, if necessary, or direct you to several resources where
you can purchase the appropriate books, etc.
Does tutoring always take place in my home?
Yes, we come to you at your convenience. We require that a
parent or guardian over the age of 21 be at home for the entire
tutoring session. For students over the age of 16, we offer
tutoring at your local library. However, we highly recommend
having the tutor come to you. Ask for more details about this
option during your complimentary in-home evaluation.
What are your tutors' qualifications?
Our tutors are full-time credentialed teachers, substitute
teachers, retired teachers or honors college students with
at least two years of one-on-one tutoring experience. We check
all references, obtain background checks and personally interview every tutor.
Are there a minimum number of sessions for which I have to commit and how long is each session?
No, we do not have any long-term contracts. However, we strongly
suggest a minimum of four sessions in order to really see
progress. The minimum amount of time for each session is one hour.
Do your tutors work with learning disabled or special needs children?
Yes, many of our tutors are Special Needs certified or experienced
and will be able to work in conjunction with your child’s I.E.P. or 504 Plan.
I home school my child. Can you help me?
Yes. If the student is being home schooled, we will provide
a credentialed teacher or a certified tutor, depending on
which type of home school program he/she is receiving.
I have more than one child. Can you tutor all of them at the same time?
Most of our tutoring is facilitated through one-on-one sessions
which enable our tutors to offer the greatest benefit to each
student. During the in-home consultation, we can discuss various
tutoring options that will best accommodate your family’s needs.
How long do I have to wait to get a tutor assigned to my child?
After we meet with you, our Director will contact one of our
tutors within 48 hours. We will call you to tell you about
the tutor. The tutor will then call you to introduce themselves,
get directions to your home and establish a schedule that works for you.
Do you tutor students in college?
Yes, we have tutors who are very capable of tutoring college
level courses. Requests for college level tutoring have increased
dramatically in the last year and we can provide an experienced,
credentialed teacher or professor. College students can be
tutored on campus or in the library.
What geographical areas do you service?
We have tutors available in each county in Delaware and in
Wicomico and Worcester counties in Maryland.
Do you provide test preparation for the SAT and ACT tests?
Yes, we will help your student prepare for both exams. We
highly recommend that you contact us at least six weeks before
the test so our tutors have enough time to help the student prepare.
Do you accept major credit cards?
Yes. At the consultation, we will request your credit card
number so that we can set up automatic monthly payments. However, you may pay by check if you prefer. You
always have the option to change your method of payment…just
call or e-mail us and we’ll make the appropriate switch.
How do I get started?
You can contact us at 302.383.4325
or email us.
Our Director will set up a complimentary in-home consultation.
This is an informal meeting with you and your child. Please
have all relevant schoolwork, progress reports, report cards
and testing results (if applicable) available for this meeting.
During the interview we will introduce you to our T.H.I.N.K. and Grow Smart BlueprintTM and how our tutors
will use it as a framework to incorporate your child's learning style, curriculum, and strengths to help them grow
as thinkers and learners.