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If your child is struggling with math or falling behind in reading, you may want to consider a tutor. This page contains articles on tutoring - from determining if your child needs a tutor to finding and working with the tutor. There is also information on online tutoring, tutoring centers and becoming a tutor.

DIY: Parents as Tutors

Because many parents are on a budget, tutoring their own children is the only affordable alternative to private tutoring. This article describes how to decide if the parent-tutoring is the right fit for you.

Does Your Child Need a Tutor?

Many children benefit from the instruction of a tutor, whether they're struggling with a learning disability or taking advanced courses through a gifted program. Taking the time to consider whether or not to hire a tutor means you're giving your...

How to be the Link between Your Child's Teacher and Tutor

Three people play integral roles in your child's education: teachers, tutors, and you. As the parent, you are the most important players because you are the line of communication between the teacher and tutor. Read on to learn more about...

How to Create a Positive Learning Environment for Your Child

An appreciation for learning begins at home. This article discusses ways to create a positive learning environment for your child and his or her tutor or study group. Read on to learn more.

How to Find a Tutor for a Student with a Learning Disability

Students struggling with learning disabilities often benefit from the instruction of an experienced tutor. This article suggests questions to ask when interviewing potential instructors.

How to Find an ESL Tutor

Tutoring can help students to learn English as a second language (ESL) and become more comfortable in speaking it. This article gives advice on finding an ESL tutor.

How to Find the Best Tutor for Your Child

Finding the best tutor for your child's needs is just as important as the decision to find a tutor in the first place. This article provides tips for finding a good match for your student.

How to Organize a Peer Tutoring Group

Peer tutoring groups allow children to learn and work together. Sometimes a friend can be the motivator and teacher your child needs. This article provides tips for forming and running a peer study group so that it benefits all the students...

How Tutoring Can Help Students Prepare for the SAT or ACT

Taking the SAT or ACT can be stressful for any student. Tutoring can help a student be better prepared for testing and may help to reduce test anxiety.

Interview Questions for a Potential Tutor

Tutors vary in terms of teaching styles and quality of instruction, so it is critical to interview a potential instructor before choosing one for your child. Here are some questions to be answered before entrusting your child's educational future...

Online Tutoring 1 of 5: The Basics of Online Tutoring

What exactly is online tutoring? Get more information on what online tutoring entails with this first article from the Online Tutoring informational series.

Online Tutoring 2 of 5: Online Tutoring and Traditional Tutoring Methods

As the second article from an informational series on Online Tutoring, this feature aims to clarify how online tutoring differs from other out-of-the-classroom programs including private tutors, online homework help sites, after-school programs,...

Online Tutoring 3 of 5: Is Online Tutoring Right for Your Child?

This third article in the Online Tutoring informational series clarifies who is targeted by online tutoring services and how online tutoring works to include the largest number of students and families possible.

Online Tutoring 4 of 5: How Online Tutoring Works

This article is the fourth feature in the short Online Tutoring informational series and gives a brief overview of the technology that allows effective online tutoring to take place.

Online Tutoring 5 of 5: The Role of Parents in Online Tutoring

What role do parents play when it comes to online tutoring? Find out how online tutoring keeps parents in the loop with this fifth and final article from the informational Online Tutoring series.

Online Tutoring vs. Conventional Tutoring

Online and conventional tutoring centers implement many of the same methods to teach students, but there are some distinct differences between the two. This article outlines some of them to help you decide which method is best for you and your...

Subjects Tutors Commonly Teach

Basic reading, writing, and problem solving skills are among the most important skills for any student to learn. They are also the skills that many students have the most trouble with. This article discusses how tutors can help.

The Benefits of Foreign Language Tutoring

Learning a foreign language is generally a requirement of a high school education. Tutoring can help students develop a better understanding of a foreign language through practice and individual attention. Read on to learn more.

Things to Consider When Selecting a Tutoring Center

While choosing to take your child to a tutoring center is a large step toward improving his or her academic performance, you must be sure to select the best tutoring center for your child to experience the most positive results. This article...

Tutoring for Underachieving Gifted Students

Tutoring can help gifted students as much as those who are struggling. Gifted students may underachieve due to boredom or lack of interest in the subjects being taught in the classroom. The right tutor can be the answer to your gifted child's...

Tutoring: Consider your Options

With new technology and unique approaches being developed every day, there are a variety of tutoring options from which students and their families can choose. Read on to learn more about the variety of tutoring options available to today's student.