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Criteria  

K- Learning Centre

 

O - Learning Centre

S- Learning Centre

 

Tutors For Less

 

In-Home Tutoring
No
No
No
Yes
Number of minutes the tutor is spending with your child

0-5 Minutes of fully individualized instruction

approximately 15- 20 minutes of individualized instruction

approximately 15-20 minutes of individualized instruction
60 minutes of one-on-one Individualized Instruction
Instructor to student ratio

1 instructor to 30+ students

Supervisor is sitting at the back while your child works independently

1 Instructor to 5 students
1 Instructor to 5 students

1 Instructor to 1 student

1 on 1

Registration or Assessment Fees
$40
$300 Full Assessment
$275 Full Assessment
$20
Hourly rate
$23.75/hr
$50/hr
$50/hr
starting at $35/hr
Assessment required
No
YES
YES

No- Optional

Minimum pre-paid requirement

8 -16 hours

*** all hours must be used in the month paid ***

8 -12 hours prepaid

*** all hours must be used in the month paid***

8-12 hours pre-paid

*** all hours must be used in the month paid***

8 hours prepaid - can be used within 3 months.
Type of Program

Self learning Style-

student is given worksheets and hands it in to supervisor to be marked the next day.

Your child's own classroom provides more instructor assistance than this type of tutoring centre.

Student is to work on program decided by O. Learning Centre. Student may be working on program that may be at a grade or two below grade level.
Student is to work on program decided by S Learning Centre- Student is working on program may be a grade or two below grade level.

Student is to work on material from his or her own classroom at his or her appropriate grade level.

Tutor will work on learning gaps while at the same time working on your child's current curriculum

Can I bring my homework so the tutor can help me?
No
No
No
Yes
Do you have your own program to meet the individualized needs of the student
Yes - mandatory (No homework completion allowed during program)
Yes - mandatory (No homework completion allowed during program)
Yes - mandatory (No homework completion allowed during program)

 

Yes - Optional

Tutors For Less - Program-to be taught after student finishes their homework. Program is related to child current academic grade.

Does the tutor come to my home?
No
No
No
Yes
What our Philosophy?

Self Learning Philosophy

The high school instructor or marker is at the back marking papers. Your child is alone! with 20- 30 other students.

" With a small group session of 3-5 students and 2-3 sesssion a week you will see academic gains"
" With a small group session of 3-4 students and 2-3 session a week you will see academic gains"

With one-on-one tutoring our tutors are most likely going to make a positive connection with your child. Not only will your child achieve academic gains but their self-esteem will also improve.

And because there is one-on- one tutoring, your child will reach their goals much faster than any "group style" tutoring centre.

For more information about why you should join us, please read the article below

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A note from Tutors For Less.

Most tutoring centres will tell you that they provide an individualized approach. A classroom teacher can say the same thing! This does not mean that your child is going receive one-on-one instruction. Most tutoring centres in Canada group students in small or large group settings and call it tutoring. Their groups are heterogeneous. This means that in any one group you will have students in different grades and subjects within that group! Now that is confusing! That is why they try and force you to commit to two or three hours a week. This is because they know that your child is only getting 10-20 minutes/Hour of instruction from their "group style" centred learning. That is just more money in their pocket and less money in yours!

They guarantee that there will be academic gains or that your child will increase a full grade in their "group style" tutoring centre.

If that is what a "group style" tutoring centre guarantees, just imagine what one-on-one In-Home tutoring will do!

Because of the one-on-one learning that Tutors For Less offers, our tutors are most likely going to make a positive connection with your child. Not only will your child achieve academic gains but their self-esteem will also improve. And because our tutors have your child's full attention for that hour, your child will reach their goals much faster than any "group style" tutoring centre.

There may also be a stigma or label attached to going to a tutoring centre. Our private In-home tutoring provides your child with an instructor in your home who will support your child's academic needs.

Tutoring centres will try to convey to you that their expensive assessment is needed.

Your child does not need an assessment. Instead consult with your child’s teacher and ask them for areas that they need improvement in. Your child teacher holds valuable and important information! Be careful about tutoring agencies that offer you free assessments. These agencies are trying to fool you into believing that they are professionals who are conducting a genuine educational assessment. When if fact they are far from a genuine education assessment. A genuine assessment should only be conducted by a trained and qualified psychologist. What these agencies are trying to do is serenade you into buying their services. Let’s face it, once their in your home you feel more obligated to purchase their services because you think they have wasted their time on you and your child. In essence what you have just done is invited an In-home telemarketer who would like you to buy their tutoring products. Tutoring centres also do not administer assessments by a trained and qualified psychologist. They are using the same type assessment that your nearby special education teacher in your school has access to. The reason why tutoring centres are giving your child an assessment is because they need to give out worksheets to your child so they can work independently while they can teach the other children in their group (size varies from 3-5 students who are in different academic levels). This ultimately means your child would receive less one-on-one attention. This is why Tutors For less Works! You can’t get any better than one-on-one individualized attention your child receives from our tutors. At Tutors For Less we feel strongly about not administering assessments. Your child needs to build his/her confidence from the start. An assessment that occurs before they start a tutoring program might turn your child away from receiving valuable tutoring assistance. When a program is a one-on-one individualized tutoring program, our tutors can pinpoint areas of improvement and gaps in learning right on the spot. Therefore, there is no need for an assessment, because the tutor is always constantly focusing on your child’s progress.

The real reason why they are giving your child an assessment is because they need to give out worksheets to your child so they can work independently while they can teach the other children in the group. Instead of advancing your child is actually backtracking with this type of learning.

This is why Tutors For Less does not ask you for an expensive assessment. Our tutors will work on your child’s current grade level. The tutor will work on filling in the gaps your child needs, to be successful in their class. That is why 1-on-1 tutoring works!

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Toronto- Head Office

416-607-6401

Ottawa

613- 244 - 9185

Mississauga -Brampton

905 - 695 -1370

Scarborough-East York

416-228-8809

Richmond Hill - Thornhill

905 - 881-2426

Newmarket-Aurora

905 - 882 - 8809

Woodbridge-Maple

905-889-3366

Scarborough-East York

416-228-8809

North York - Etobicoke

416-228-8801

Vancouver

778-329-4227