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Is your child struggling in school? Does he or she need general assistance or help in one subject in particular? If so, then you may want to explore your options for getting free tutoring for your child.

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How to Help Your Child Improve with Free Tutoring

What Are My Child's Options?

Every child is unique, and the kind of tutoring that your child needs must be assessed. Talk to your child's teachers and school. If it's necessary, consult education professionals outside of school as well.

Many children in the United States qualify for free tutoring under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002. If your child's school receives Title I federal funding and if, for two consecutive years, your child's school has been designated in the category of 'in need of improvement,' the school district is required to offer tutoring services to qualified students free of charge. There are many factors determining if your child qualifies, including family income and educational need. For example, if your child receives free or reduced lunch, he or she is probably qualified.

How Do I Find the Tutoring My Child Needs?

Your state's Department of Education is required to have a list of tutoring services that have been approved for programs in your area. Many states have this information available on their websites. Contact your school district for more information. Keep in mind that you have the right to choose which approved service you would like to use. Some services can be better than others, so it's best to do research on the service options before making a choice.

Make sure you go through your school district before registering with a tutoring service. A school district will set up the contract with a service and will pay them directly. The tutoring service should have a goal-setting meeting with the parents, school district and your child's teacher and will be expected to provide progress reports along the way.

What Other Options Are Available to My Child?

Many tutoring companies offer free trials. If your child only needs short-term help with a particular reading assignment or math problem, then this may be helpful. Check out different companies online and figure out what they offer for free.

Many websites offer help from volunteers. There's usually a lot of information on these sites that your child can go through that may answer your child's question. However, your child may also send in questions that the educational volunteers will answer in a day or two.

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