Academic Connections Tutoring

Developing Thinkers, Learners and Leaders!

Serving Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore

tutors for children in Delaware
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Frequently Asked Questions

Tutoring for children

What qualifications do your tutors need?

All of our tutors have at least a four year bachelorís degree and experience, either in the classroom or one-on-one tutoring. Tutors also need to have a resume, three professional references, and a current criminal background check on file with us.

How can I apply to be a tutor?

Simply fill out the Tutor Application under the Tutor heading.

Where is the tutoring done?

We do not have a center, so all tutoring is done in the home of the student, a public facility such as a library, or online. It is all up to the parent. All of this will be determined on our in-home consultation and passed onto each tutor before they accept the student.

Are your tutors independent contractors or employees?

All of our tutors are independent contractors and will receive a 1099 for tax purposes. As an independent contractor, we will not tell our tutors what to do or how to do it, but will give them pertinent information that we have gathered from the parents and child at the in-home consultation. They then use this information to zero in on the studentís area of need, using the studentís curriculum as they combine subject content with organizational / study skills and test-taking strategies. Our T.H.I.N.K. and Grow Smart BlueprintTM will assist them in implementing each of these aspects during their tutoring sessions.

Does ACT have a specific curriculum or must I provide my own?

No, we do not have a curriculum of our own. Each tutor uses the studentís curriculum with whom he is working. The student is instructed to bring home his book and or homework on the days he is tutoring. However, each tutor should have additional material that covers the same subject that the student is working on; just in case they forget that day!

Does ACT supply any learning materials for tutoring sessions?

No, we do not supply any learning materials per se. However, if any tutor needs additional materials and donít have them, they can contact us and we may have something that could be used or direct them where to go to find additional resources.

How many students will I have per week?

We cannot promise any specific number of students. As we secure new students, we will put out the information to all tutors that would qualify for each particular studentís needs. We will place the student with the tutor that responds first and is can accommodate the familyís schedule.

Also, if the information comes to a tutor and they cannot accept any new students at the time, they can feel free to decline.

How many hours will I tutor per week?

Again, this really depends upon each tutor. One can tutor as little or as much as they like, as we have students that match their specific subject area.

Will I tutor more than one student at a time?

All of our tutoring is private one-on-one tutoring. We have found that the success of our tutoring comes from a tutor being able to give full attention to the one studentís needs. This enables the student to progress at a faster pace and gain confidence more quickly in the classroom.

How far must I travel?

Each tutor can decide how far they are willing to travel to work with a student. Most tutors are willing to drive up to 10 Ė 15 miles, but it is really up to you.

Will I get paid for travel?

No, we do not reimburse for travel, except in rare situations where we may ask a particular tutor to travel a longer distance because of their expertise that is needed.

How do tutors get paid?

Each tutor is responsible to report their actual hours of tutoring for each student at the end of each week. We will then pay our tutors after the last day of the month according to the hours that each has reported to us. ACT does all of the invoicing and receiving of payments directly to and from parents.







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