Summer Tutoring Programs for At-Home Study

Does your child need help over the summer reviewing schoolwork or preparing for the following school year? Are there any subjects not covered at your child's school that you want your child to learn over the summer? If so, keep reading to find out about different kinds of at-home summer tutoring programs.

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Are There Any Summer At-Home Tutoring Programs for My Child?

Summer can be a great time for kids to catch up on their schoolwork. You can sign your child up for summer school, which is offered by many school districts, or you can enroll your child in a summer at-home tutoring program.

Before choosing a tutor for your child, it's often helpful to first determine what your child needs. What goals do you have for your child over the summer? Talking to your child's teachers towards the end of the school year can sometimes be helpful.

National Tutoring Companies

There are a variety of national tutoring companies to choose from that offer a diverse range of at-home services for the summer. You can enroll your child in a summer tutoring program for virtually any subject, from math to music to Spanish. At-home tutors also commonly address test preparation and basic study skills.

The Internet is bursting with websites for national tutoring companies. Look through them and read reviews. You can often find a tutor near you by entering your zip code into the tutor locater tool on many websites.

Local Tutors

In addition to finding tutors through a national company, you may want to search for local companies. Many cities have local tutoring agencies that advertise on the Internet or in local newspapers. You can browse the classified ads to find these companies.

There's also the possibility of hiring a private tutor. A good way to find a private tutor is through word of mouth. Ask your child's teachers and fellow parents if there are any local, private tutors that they recommend. Private tutors also tend to hang flyers and advertise online.

Nonprofit Tutoring Programs

Many communities, particularly in major metropolitan areas, have organizations of various kinds that offer nonprofit tutoring in churches, community centers and libraries. Different programs have different objectives. For example, while one program may be for children from underprivileged homes, another might be exclusively for children with learning disabilities.

Many nonprofit tutoring programs are run by volunteers who are interested in helping children in the community. While it's common that you'll have to bring your child to a location where tutoring is provided, some organizations will send a tutor to your home. When you find a nonprofit tutoring program in your area that you think your child would benefit from, contact them to find out if they offer at-home study.

Online Study Options

There's a plethora of ways for your child to learn online over the summer. There are homework help websites with a lot of useful information as well as volunteer-run tutoring sites. Many sites also offer learning standards-based reading, worksheets, activities and games.

You can also hire an online tutor for the summer from a number of companies. Online tutoring sessions are usually conducted through messaging and over web cams. Many online tutoring companies will provide you with the option of paying by the minute as well as more common weekly or monthly rates.

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