Hiring a Private Tutor — How It Works
What is the first step in the process?
The first meeting is exploratory; it is important that you, your child and your tutor have a chance to connect.
During this free initial meeting, we will discuss the specific needs of the student and set up a plan for success, making sure everyone is connecting well and working toward the same goal.
You are under no obligation to continue the process unless you feel that Bright Tutoring is the perfect fit for you and your child.
How often does my child need tutoring?
We look to our educators to decide how many hours a child may need. Much of this assessment will go on the first day we meet.
We treat each student individually; our tutors will work directly with your child’s teachers to review future projects and tests in order to develop a plan for success.
In some cases weekly tutoring hours may go up or down, depending on how your child is progressing or what they have going on the next week, but never without your approval.
On average, we find most of our clients fall into the 2 – 3 hour long sessions a week.
How long will my child require a private tutor?
The length of time your child will require a private tutor is dependent upon the student’s need, abilities, and how far he or she is behind when we start working together.
On average, most of our clients tutor with our company four to six months. We work with you on a session to session basis; we require no contracts.
Our ultimate goal is your child’s success!
What is the hourly rate for a private tutor?
The hourly rate starts at $60 and depends on the subject level being tutored.
We also offer discounts if you buy a group of sessions in advance. Please contact us with your specific needs for more detail.
What is due the day we sign up?
We will have you complete your parent packet, sent to you ahead of time for your review.
When you decide that Bright Tutoring is a great fit, we will collect a $50 registration fee.
All billing is done at the beginning of the month for the previous month’s services.
How do you ensure quality tutors?
Bright tutors are extraordinary! We have extremely high confidence in them, and they are rigorously screened.
Our tutors are local certified teachers or experts in their field; many have Masters Degrees or above and are reference-checked. Most importantly, Bright tutors have an engaging and motivating spirit!
We custom fit each tutor with your child’s specific needs and keep in touch with you throughout the process in case any fine tuning is needed.
What if I don’t want the tutor to come to my home?
On occasion, the hustle and bustle of family life does not equal an ideal learning environment.
Our tutors are happy to meet at a local library or recreation center, as long as it is a safe and quiet place for everyone.
We require that an adult chaperon be present for all tutoring sessions for children under the age of 18.
I have multiple children who need tutoring or desire long-term tutoring to supplement my home school curriculum. Do you offer discounts?
Yes, please call our office for details. We make every effort possible to work with parents on their unique situations and needs.
What kind of educational testing do you offer?
Any educational testing is done on a case by case basis. We have a handful of expert companies that we can recommend to you for this testing, and you can pick the best fit for your child.
We do not require testing to get started.