Many of our Parents Challenge students will need additional academic support in learning skills required to make them proficient in Reading, Writing, Math and Science. Tutoring is an educational area that is not well-regulated, and parents are advised to make necessary checks into whom you hire or allow to interact with your children as a tutor. To the desired end of securing the most effective tutor for your child, Parents Challenge has compiled a number of articles that will serve to educate families on making reasoned choices for a tutor who best fits the family needs.
Good questions to ask: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/finding-a-tutor-questions-to-ask/
Things to consider: Tutoring services are not regulated and vary widely in their success rates. As you consider your scholar and their needs, review the chart below to determine which type of service will be a best fit for success.
|Type of tutoring||Delivery||Strengths||Challenges||Pricing|
|Online||1-1 or small group||Convenient||Internet connectivity - Disconnect||65-100 hourly|
|In-person||Varies||Personalized Instruction||Transportation||65-100 hourly|
|Hybrid models||1-1 and small groups||Connect with schools: Grades and remediation||Varies depending on company||65-100 hourly|
|Homework helpers||1-1 and small group||Keep grades up||Does not remediate skills||20-65 hourly|
|Special Education programs||Primarily offered in small groups||Remediate skills with research-based programming||Costly||20,000-40,000|
|Advocacy||Individualized||Provides legal support for special education||Time-consuming||300+ hourly|
|Corporate Franchises||Primarily offered in 4-1 groups||Prescribed curriculum||Workbooks promote confidence, not skills||10,000+ packages|
Online resources https://www.verywellfamily.com/best-online-tutoring-services-5073743
Local resources https://ppld.org/homeschool-hub/websites/2607
School based support Contact your school’s guidance counselor for recommendations
Special Education Services Legal Aid-https://www.elpasocountybar.org/
Office of Civil Rights: https://ocrcas.ed.gov/contact-ocr?field_state_value=643
A Parents' Guide to Choosing a Tutor
MindBuilders is a privately owned small business affiliate of Parents Challenge. Their purpose is to help children who struggle in school. They identify learning weaknesses and create one-on-one training programs targeted to reboot (integrate) the brain & strengthen cognitive (learning) skills.
Results are highly beneficial! Contact Fred and Judith Hanke, 719.821.0268