West Orange, NJ, June 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In its latest podcast, Top-Tier Tutoring presents guidance about private tutoring: caveat emptor, or “buyer beware” certainly applies. To listen to the podcast, go to www.bit.ly/awyCi8.
During the podcast, co-founder, tutor and college counselor Mike Rivera of Top-Tier Tutoring discusses various reasons why parents seek individual tutoring for their children, such as to look for help in a specific subject, academic challenge and standardized test preparation. The podcast offers parents a list of questions to ask a prospective tutor or tutoring center about one-on-on tutoring, including questions about the teaching methodology.
“Most parents think that if they hire a private tutor for their child, the lessons will be based on the topics the student needs help with,” states Rivera. He continues: “Surprisingly, some tutors and tutoring centers have curriculum-based lessons, regardless of whether the tutoring is done in a group setting or individually. Parents need to know exactly what services they are purchasing so that the desired result is achieved. In the podcast, I offer concrete questions to ask concerning how lessons are tailored for the student’s individual learning needs and why private, non-curriculum based tutoring is preferable.”
Top-Tier Tutoring releases several podcasts during the month dealing with issues of interest to high school students and their families. In order to see a listing of and listen to any of Top-Tier Tutoring’s podcasts, go to www.Top-TierTutoring.com/blog. Either listen right on the computer or download the podcast to an iPod. The podcasts are also available on iTunes and through other podcast directories.
Top-Tier Tutoring is an innovative tutoring and college planning boutique that offers standardized test preparation, college counseling services and tutoring for all high school courses, all on an individual basis. In addition, Top-Tier Tutoring produces “Ear on Careers,” the web’s premiere career day podcast series, which can be found at www.EarOnCareers.com. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Mike and Rhonda Rivera, the center is located at 623 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange, NJ. Top-Tier Tutoring is on the web at www.Top-TierTutoring.com, and may be reached by telephone at 973-243-1212.