There are many types of professional tutoring services available in the United States nowadays. First of all, there are public tutoring services and private tutoring programs.
Public tutoring services take many forms. For example, a teacher can tutor his students after school or during lunch for free. Similarly, a schools often hire tutors to assist students. Teachers often host optional review sessions and study sessions. However, teachers’ time is often very limited. There are also laws and regulations that forbid teachers from tutoring their students outside of school.Do you want to learn more? Visit Huntington Learning Center of Cherry Hill.
Another type of public tutoring service is the SES (Supplemental Educational Service). It is a part of the No Child Left Behind program. Low income students in enrolled in SES can receive free tutoring. Students enrolled in SES can select their own approved approved tutor and receive funding for the tutoring. Parents need to fill out special forms to be eligible for SES. Space is sometimes limited. Also, not students from all schools may eligible for SES services.
There are also many private tutoring agencies in the United States. Private tutoring agencies are usually not free. However, they tend to be more flexible. Private agencies can generally be split up into two categories: learning centers and in-home tutorial services.
Learning centers have a physical location. Examples of learning centers are Sylvan Learning Center and Huntington Learning Centers. Some but not all learning centers may also offer in-home tutoring services.
In-home tutors travel to meet the student. However, they do not necessarily meet the student at the student’s house. They can also meet the student at a public library, a school library, or even a coffee shop.
Often, high school teachers and other professionals work part-time for both in-home tutoring services and learning centers.
Both public and private tutoring can be either one-on-one or group. A group can be as few as two students or as many as twenty students. Group sessions are generally less expensive but are also less efficient. They are somewhat comparable to a classroom.
The decision of what tutor to use often depends on the parent’s income, student’s income, whether the student has transportation or not, which school the student attends, and what subject the student needs help with.