Aim High Tutors FAQ
Your Personal “My Skills” Tutor and Homework helper
How is Aim High Tutors different from a learning center?
At Aim High Tutors, a “my skills” tutor will come directly to you. You don’t need to drive anywhere! Our dedicated group of homework helpers will design a program for your child that is based on their school’s curriculum, not a pre-determined program that may not relate at all to what your child is working on in school.
Are there any assessment tests my child must take before being tutored by Aim High Tutors?
No, assessment tests (which can cost up to $200.00 or more in a learning center environment) are not a prerequisite for a tutor/homework helper.
Does Aim High Tutors supply any learning materials for the tutoring sessions?
We highly recommend that your child bring home their school books or any other materials they are working on in their class that relates to the subject(s) we are tutoring. In some cases our tutors will provide materials if it complements what your child is learning. However, we do not provide a curriculum except during the summer. We will help you attain materials from your child’s school, if necessary, or direct you to several resources where you can purchase the appropriate books, etc.
Does tutoring always take place in my home?
Yes, a “my skills” tutor will come to you at your convenience. We require that a parent or guardian over the age of 21 be at home for the entire tutoring session. For student’s over the age of 16, we offer tutoring at your local library, however, we highly recommend having the algebra math tutor or other subject tutor come to you. Ask for more details about this option during your complimentary in-home tutoring evaluation.
What are your tutors’ qualifications?
Our tutors are full-time credentialed teachers, substitute teachers, retired teachers or honors college students with at least two years of one-on-one tutoring experience. We check all references, obtain background checks and personally interview every tutor.
What if my child doesn’t like the tutor?
If, after the first session is complete, you do not think the tutor or math tutor is a good match with your child, you will not be charged for the session and another tutor will be contacted.
Are there a minimum number of sessions for which I have to commit and how long is each session?
No, we do not have any long-term contracts, however, we strongly suggest a minimum of four sessions in order to really see progress. The minimum amount of time for each session is one hour.
Do your tutors work with learning disabled or special needs children?
Yes, many my skills tutors are Special Needs certified and will be able to work in conjunction with your child’s I.E.P. or 504 Plan.
I home school my child. Can you help me?
Yes. If the student is being home schooled, we will provide a credentialed teacher or a certified tutor, depending on which type of home school program he/she is receiving.
I have more than one child. Can you tutor all of them at the same time?
All of our help with homework and tutoring is facilitated through one-on-one sessions. In order for our homework helpers to be effective, and for the students to benefit, we can provide group tutoring but just know that it is not as effective as one-on-one tutoring. During the in-home consultation, we can discuss the most cost-effective way for all of the students to be tutored individually.
How long do I have to wait to get a tutor assigned to my child?
After we meet with you, we will contact one of our tutors within 48 hours. We will call you to tell you about the tutor. Your tutor/homework helper will then call you to introduce themselves, get directions to your home and establish a schedule that works for you.
Do you tutor students in college?
Yes, we have tutors who are very capable of tutoring college level courses. Requests for college level tutoring have increased dramatically in the last year and we can provide an experienced, credentialed teacher or professor. College students can be tutored on campus or in the library.
What geographical areas do you service?
We have tutors available in South Orange County in the following cities:
Aliso Viejo, Balboa, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Portola Hills,
Do you provide test preparation for the SAT and ACT tests?
Yes, we will help your student prepare for both exams. We highly recommend that you contact us at least six weeks before the test so our tutors have enough time to help the student prepare. Although we only require one hour a week of tutoring, our experience has been that at least two hours a week for test prep is the most effective.
Do you accept major credit cards?
Yes. You can give us your credit card number at the consultation and we can set up automatic monthly payments. If you prefer to pay by check, no problem. You always have the option to change your preferred method of payment… or just call or e-mail us and we’ll make the appropriate switch.
How do I get started?
You can contact us at 949.249.2130 or email us at info@AimHighTutors.com. We will set up a complimentary in-home consultation. This is an informal meeting with you and your child. Please have all relevant schoolwork, progress reports, report cards and testing results (if applicable) available for this meeting.
What subjects do you tutor? We tutor all subjects in all grades including the list below:
- Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Pre-calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus (through A.P.), Geometry, Math Analysis, Statistics (through A.P.) and more
- Chemistry (through A.P.), Biology (through A.P.), Physics (through A.P.), General Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Life Science and more
- Spanish (through A.P.), French (through A.P.), English as a Second Language (ESL) Latin and more
- English (through A.P.), Phonics, Writing (Thru A.P.), Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Reading, Literature (through A.P.) and more
Social Sciences Tutoring
- Social Studies, European History, US History (through A.P.), World History (through A.P.) and mor
ACT and SAT Test Preparation
SAT, PSAT, CBEST, ACT and more
A dedicated “My skills” tutor will come directly to your home to help with homework of any kind. A homework helper can help with algebra as well as any other type of math, science, or other subject that your child has homework in and needs help with.
Each math tutor works directly with the student to help them fully understand the subject at hand. All tutoring is completed one on one. If you have more than one student, a separate math tutoring session will need to be held so that each students gets the help with homework that they need.
Each “my skills” tutor is a full time credentialed teacher, retired teacher, substitute teacher or an honor college student that has at least 2 years of one-on-one tutoring experience.
An at home tutoring consultation can be scheduled at any time. This is an informal meeting between the owner and you and your child. Relevant school work, report cards, and progress reports should be provided during this meeting.
Call to action: For your convenience, there are several ways you can contact us.
First, just pick up the telephone and call us at (949) 249-2130.
Second, you can send an email, simply click here and create your message.
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