TutorJam Reviews Tutoring Options for Parents

Searching for tutoring and educational options for children can be frustrating for parents. Parents want to provide the best for their children, but navigating current tutoring options and formats can be confusing and overwhelming. Reviewing tutoring options can help ease parents' minds and give them the information to make a decision for their child’s tutoring needs.

Olympia, WA, March 24, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Parents usually tend to look for tutoring options after parent-teacher conferences or an alarming grade card or progress reports. However, tutoring benefits all students, even those who are not struggling in school. Not only does tutoring provide a more favorable atmosphere for learning, but also allows more opportunities for immediate and corrective feedback. The U.S. Department of Education states, “Research shows that tutoring is a great way for individuals and groups outside school to support learning. Students are given the opportunity to increase their academic performance and decrease frustrations.”

Tutoring centers are also available in most cities. Tutoring centers provide systematic, set-curriculum in a classroom environment. These centers are beneficial for students who perform well in a classroom setting and need to provide tutoring progress reports to their school. Parents can expect screened and highly-trained instructors. Parents should also expect to provide transportation for the limited scheduled hours for tutoring. Popular tutoring centers have a great reputation for obtaining results. However, parents should be prepared for the high prices, as well as committing to a contractual relationship. For example, a student who is behind one full academic year may be required to commit to two hours a week for six months. Tutoring rates are usually around $50 an hour.

Online tutoring is a recent, but rapidly growing trend in tutoring options. This works best for parents who need flexible scheduling and interactive tutoring for their child. Students will benefit from the digital interactive activities, individualized curriculum, and immediate feedback. Pricing varies for online tutoring. Many companies require parents to purchase hourly packages starting at one hour per month. Prices range from $20 to $40 per hour.

Individual tutors can range from college students to retired teachers. Individual tutors usually meet at a local library or come to the home. Tutoring in the home can be difficult for some tutors who require a quiet and distraction-free environment. Although individual tutors can be pricey (pay can range from $30-$75 an hour), the tutors provide the one-on-one atmosphere and individualized instruction. Scheduling for tutoring usually requires evening and weekends. Parents should also ask if any extra supplies/curriculum are required to provide for the tutors. Individual tutors usually advertise in schools, newspapers, libraries, or through referral.

About TutorJam
TutorJam is the premier educational services company for K-12 and college students. We offer tutoring programs for students in K-12, AP classes, and college. Our highly qualified tutors deliver one-on-one personalized instruction across all subject areas, including math, science, English, and social studies. For more information visit: www.tutorjam.com.
Nathan Arora