How do I know if my child needs tutoring?
There are many signs that a student needs help, and it’s best to be aware of them so you are not surprised by low grades or bad reports from teachers.
1) If you notice your child does not want to do homework, there is something not understood and he/she needs help.
2) A student says he does not like a particular subject.
3) A low grade in a subject should be addressed immediately rather than “wait to see if it improves".
4) A student does not want to go to school.
What will the evaluation tell me?
Our evaluation will tell you at what level your child is performing and the academic areas that need attention.
How long will it take to improve the subject?
There is no set amount of time as all students are unique, and the amount of time will vary. Most parents see changes within the first month.
What is the parent's role in tutoring?
It depends on the grade the student is in. In preschool and elementary grades, the parents are an integral part of the learning process at The Learning Connection. We normally give students curriculum to work on at home to drill the concepts that were covered in the tutoring lesson. If a student is in school and has a lot of homework, we do not give more work since they are already having problems with the load they have. We feel we have a great relationship with the parents of our students. After every tutoring session we tell the parents what was covered and how the student did in the lesson.
How will I know if my child is improving or not?
Our results are obvious and usually quite fast. You should see a change in his academic ability and attitude within the first month. You should see more smiles, less tears and frustration, improvement in grades, and increased confidence in his abilities.
Can you use my child's school homework in the tutoring session?
Yes, but if the child is behind in understanding the work, we want enough time to help with the homework while increasing areas that are weak.
Can my child benefit from tutoring even if they are doing well at school?
Yes, we have excellent enrichment programs designed for students who are doing well in school. Many parents want their children to receive tutoring to strengthen their existing skills, advance in their studies, and perform at the top of their class.
Why does The Learning Connection only do one-on-one tutoring and not group tutoring?
We have tried the group tutoring and honestly the one-on-one gives the best results. In group tutoring, the students have to vie for the tutor’s attention. In one-on-one, they have the tutor's undivided attention, and throughout the entire lesson the tutor can address the exact area that student needs and validate the correctness. Confidence just soars for the child.
Should I tell my child's teacher that they are being tutored?
That is the personal choice of the parents. Usually teachers are happy to hear their students are getting extra support, and it emphasizes to the teacher that you are providing extra help for your child. We are also ready to talk to any teacher personally to get more insight into the student's progress. In this way, we can find from the teacher what needs to be worked on.
Should I feel embarrassed about my child's need for tutoring?
No. It doesn't mean that your child is lacking in intelligence or ambition. It simply means she needs help in some areas she hasn't mastered yet. Many parents are shy about their child's tutoring at first but become great advocates of tutoring after they see how confident their child becomes as a result.
Where is your office located?
We are very easy to access and are located in Hollywood. If you are not familiar with the area please call us at 323-467-6659 to make an appointment and receive directions.
What hours are you open for tutoring?
We provide our services Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
What if I have more questions?
Please call Linda Neilson today and she can answer all your tutoring questions: 323-467-6659. Linda invites all parents and students to visit The Learning Connection and its staff of professional tutors. She will show you the programs and can perform a thorough free evaluation to determine your child's needs.
How do I know if my child needs tutoring?