What are your company hours?
Office hours for Islip Tutoring Service, Inc. are M - F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tutoring can take place any time of the day or evening including weekends. All phone messages are returned promptly and company representatives will answer e-mails well after normal business hours and during the weekend.
How often does my child require tutoring?
The answer to this question depends upon a few factors, such as;
- The maturity level of your child
- The ages and grade of your child
- How far below grade level your child is
- Any disabilities your child may have
Tutoring can range from as little as one hour per week, to four to six hours per week based upon your needs.
How long does my child require tutoring?
Duration of tutoring services is largely dependent upon the strengths, weaknesses, and needs of each student. Some students are farther behind than others and this will affect the amount of tutoring needed. Our goal is to have the student working effectively on their own as soon as possible. We depend upon referrals from satisfied clients to grow our business.
What is the hourly rate for tutoring?
We charge flexible and competitive rates for tutoring services.
Are there any registration fees or additional costs?
There is a non-refundable $15 registration fee.
How will I pay for tutoring?
You will pay Islip Tutoring Service, Inc. at the time of the session of receiving tutoring services. You may use whatever payment method is most convenient for you, cash, certified check or money order.
How do you ensure the quality of tutors?
All Islip Tutoring Service, Inc. teachers are certified teachers and/or degreed professionals. All are required to demonstrate a proficiency in the subject(s) that they will be tutoring. Our tutors are also intimately familiar with the local education standards (e.g. VA SOLs) which gives them the ability to understand the specific content that students are facing everyday in school. We compensate teachers better than most tutoring agencies to ensure that we have the best talent available.
If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your tutor, we will immediately substitute that teacher for one that better meets your requirements.
How do you screen tutors?
Islip Tutoring Service carefully screens each and every tutoring applicant. Application information is then validated and references are checked. Proof of teaching certificate or college degree is required for all tutors.
What if I want tutoring somewhere other than my home?
We will meet you or your child where learning is most comfortable. While the home is the most common venue for tutoring, a school, local library, or community center are typical alternatives. We do require a parent/legal guardian to be available during all home teaching sessions. The student can be dropped off at the library as long as the parent comes back to pick up the child in a timely fashion. Our goal is to have your entire learning experience be convenient and fun. We will always work around your busy schedule.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require that you notify the company of a cancelled tutoring session at least 24 hours in advance.
Can I meet with the teacher before tutoring begins?
You will have the opportunity to meet and evaluate the teacher during the first trial session. The first tutoring session is partially committed to building rapport with the student; however, we begin one-on-one instruction during the first session.