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Aug 252014
 

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We selected Khari Angel as our August Student of the Month. Khari receives his tutoring in Chino Hills. He is starting his sophomore year at Ayala High School this week. Khari recently began working with our tutor Tra-Mi in order to improve his overall grade in Geometry. He has proven to be a pleasure to work with.

Tra-Mi has really enjoyed working with Khari because of his optimistic personality and his hard work and determination. Tra-Mi said of Khari, “Khari is a very dedicated student who always works hard. He’s always excited and motivated to tackle the day’s lessons and his upbeat personality makes tutoring sessions enjoyable.” Although Khari has all the ingredients to succeed, the most important one that he possesses is his great respect for education and his desire to continually learn and improve. Tra-Mi described his optimistic and happy demeanor as being contagious and making tutoring fun for both of them.

Throughout the short time that they worked together, Khari made great strides. Tra-Mi said, “Khari performed very well on his tests and on his final exam, he earned an A.” She added, “Khari’s understanding of the course materials has greatly increased. He sees the value of creating detailed notes while learning the course materials versus trying to create notes right before a test. He also understands the importance of doing practice problems now. It allowed him to find out what sections of the course materials he needed to go back to and review and it helped him practice the concepts and make them concrete.” Thanks to Tra-Mi’s teaching style and Khari’s willingness to learn, Khari was able to accomplish his academic goals and to learn how to better prepare for future tests (in all subjects). Additionally, Khari also has the support of his mother, Vera, who encourages him to succeed every step of the way.

We are delighted to be able to continue working with Khari (and his mother Vera) and helping him succeed in Algebra II this academic year. We love being able to work with families who are excited about learning and who understand the value of education. We know that regardless of what path Khari chooses to take in life, as long as he maintains the same view about education, he will be successful. Congratulations Khari!


 

If you feel that your child has improved in school, due to the tutoring they have received from us, and you would like them to be featured as our Student of the Month, please send us an email letting us know how your child has improved.  We hope you can help us show how proud we are of each one of our students.

We provide tutoring in Chino, Norco, Eastvale, Chino Hills, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, and all the surrounding cities.  We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Preparatory Academy, Heritage Oak Private Education, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.

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Today is Khari’s 15th Birthday. Khari is an extremely bright and hard working student and we are excited for the opportunity to get to work with him. He has been working really hard to ensure he earns the grades he deserves and his hard work and determination have paid off.

We wish you a very Happy Birthday and we hope that you spend it with your loved ones.

Happy 15th Birthday Khari!

Aug 222014
 

We are looking for higher level math and science tutors to fulfill different tutoring positions that we will have available in the near future. We normally receive a lot of calls for tutoring at the beginning of the school year; therefore, we want to ensure we are ready when our clients are ready to begin tutoring.

If you have a flexible schedule, you are qualified to tutor higher level math (from Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, and or Multivariable Calculus) and higher level science courses (Chemistry and/or Physics), please email us with a resume and let us know why you are qualified to tutor in those areas. The candidates that we feel are a good fit, will be asked to meet for an interview.

We are looking for serious candidates who are responsible and show up to every session on time. We also want tutors that are located in the Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Claremont, Upland, Phillips Ranch, Mira Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, and the surrounding areas, since that is where most of our tutoring clients are located.

Please do not call, send me an email instead at thetutoringsolution@gmail.com.

We tutor students in Chino, Chino Hills, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, Norco, Rancho Cucamonga and all the surrounding cities.  We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Preparatory Academy, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School, Ayala High School, Pomona Catholic Girls High School, and Heritage Oak Private School.

- Cynthia De La Torre

Aug 192014
 

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 We wanted to wish Ava Cornell a Very Happy Birthday. Ava turned 9 today. We are delighted to be able to work with a student like Ava and we hope to continue working with her throughout the years.

We hope you have a terrific 9th Birthday and that you get everything you wished for.

Aug 182014
 

Recommended2-PNG“I just wanted to say that The Tutoring Solution has been the best tutoring my son has received. The tutors are kind, intelligent in their field and very patient. My son has soared because of them. Each one has been fabulous. James is also very smart, but it was the tutoring that put him over the top. It also gave him confidence to do his best. And it showed. He’s an “A”, “B” student and proud of his accomplishments.

So thank you again for getting us the best tutors.”

- Teri Heinssen

Teri Heinssen’s son, James, has been receiving tutoring with us since September 2012. We have worked with James on a variety of subjects, from statistics, to essay composition, and more. James has been a wonderful student to work with. In July 2014, we selected James as our Student of the Month. We are excited to continue working with James and seeing him achieve all his goals.


 

We provide tutoring in Corona Ontario, Eastvale, Chino Hills, Chino, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Norco, Rancho Cucamonga and all the surrounding cities.  We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Prepatory Academy, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.

If your child needs help in improving his or her grades, do not hesitate to contact us today.  We can help your child grow into a confident and motivated learner.  We provide tutoring in Southern California in all subjects and grade levels.

Aug 172014
 

Enrollment Process

  • How do I enroll?

o   To enroll, simply contact our Director, Cynthia De La Torre, she will then gather some information from you and let you know what tutors we have available.

  • Can I choose my schedule?

o   Yes, for the most part we are able to accommodate our clients’ desired schedules.

  • Who are the tutors?

o   The majority of our tutors are college students. Many of our tutors are students that are majoring in math, science, or a related field, since that is what many of our students tend to struggle with. We have some tutors that are working on earning their teaching credentials, some that are working as substitute teachers, and some that already have their teaching credentials. Most, if not all, of our tutors have prior tutoring and/or teaching experience.

  • Can we pick our tutor?

o   Depending on the tutor’s availability, areas of expertize, and desired driving distance, clients do have the option of selecting the tutor that their child will be working with.

o   Here is a list of some of our most recent tutors. We are constantly adding new tutors, which means the list is subject to change.

  • What cities are you available to tutor in?

o   We provide tutoring in Chino Hills, Chino, Ontario, Eastvale, Corona, Mira Loma, Norco, Diamond Bar, Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Riverside, San Bernardino, Beaumont, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch, Whittier, Pasadena, Pomona, Phillips Ranch, Upland, Claremont, Monrovia, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, the Inland Valley, the Inland Empire, the Chino Valley, and the surrounding areas. To inquire about your city, feel free to contact us today.

  • What subjects and grade levels do you tutor?

o   We provide tutoring in all subjects from all levels of Math to Science, English, History, World Languages, Writing, and more. We also provide tutoring for students of all ages from Pre-K to the College Level. We also work with adults that want to learn a new subject.

  • How do tutoring sessions work?

o   Once we have gathered all the necessary information from our clients, we will then contact our tutors to see who is available. We will then select the tutor we feel will be the best fit for our client and send them on an initial one-hour tutoring session with the client. After that first hour of tutoring, we will then contact our client to make sure they were happy with our tutor. If all goes well, we can proceed. If the clients are unhappy with the tutor, we will NOT charge them for that first hour of tutoring and we will then assign them a new tutor.

  • How many sessions/hours a week do you recommend?

o   We recommend that students receive at least two hours of tutoring a week in order to gain the most out of tutoring.

 

Contract Questions

  • Is there a contract?

o   Yes, we do have a contract that we require all of our clients to fill out. The contract outlines what our clients should expect from The Tutoring Solution and from our tutors as well as what we expect from our clients.

  • Do we have to commit to a certain amount of sessions?

o   No, there are absolutely no time commitments. The client can cancel at any point.

  • Is there a minimum amount of time required per lesson?

o   We require that lessons be at least 1 hour long.

  • Is there a minimum amount of sessions per week?

o   No, there is no minimum amount of sessions per week; however, we do strongly urge that clients receive at least 1 hour of tutoring a week.

  • Should parents/guardians be present during the tutoring sessions?

o   Yes, if the student is under 18 years of age, we require that a parent or guardian be present.

 

Questions About Tutoring Program

  • Why should we sign up for tutoring?

o   There are many reasons why one-on-one tutoring helps. Click on the link to read some of the reasons why you should sign up for tutoring.

  • Do you have a tutoring center?

o   No, we do not. Our tutors go to the clients’ homes and tutor the students there. Clients also have the option of meeting with the tutors at a public location like a library or a coffee shop.

  • How is this different than a tutoring center?

o   We find that in-home tutoring is more convenient for many parents and students because they do not have to drive anywhere for tutoring; instead, they can have tutoring from the comfort of their home. Parents can also observe the tutoring sessions and see first hand how their students are progressing. Additionally, when tutoring takes place at home, it encourages the family to set aside a time for learning, which makes it easier for students to regularly set aside that time to learn and complete assignments even when the tutor is not present.

  • How does your tutoring program work?

o   Our tutors help students with homework assignments, projects, essays, research papers, tests, quizzes, etc. However, it must be noted that our tutors are not paid to complete the assignments for the students; they are simply there to guide the students and to help them gain a better understanding of the material being taught.

o   If the clients prefer, tutors can also create independent lesson plans so that the student will stay ahead of the class or to teach the student a subject that she/he is not learning in school.

  • Do you administer any types of tests or assessments?

o   No, we do not have any specific tests that we administer. To assess where the student is at academically, we have our tutors go in and work with the student in order to gain a better understanding of how much the student knows – we find that the one-on-one tutoring sessions really reveal a lot about the student’s level of understanding. Additionally, when possible, we also have our tutors communicate with the teachers, since they have a greater understanding of what the student is struggling with and where they need to be in order to succeed. We find that students are the most successful when they have a strong educational support group and when tutors are able to discuss ideas with the parents and teachers.

 

Payment Questions

  • How do I pay for lessons?

o   We send bills via email through Quickbooks Intuit Payment. These bills will have a link that takes you to a secure site where you can pay online. We will send you a bill after the initial session. After that, we will send bills on the 1st and 16th of every month that you receive tutoring from us.

  • What payment methods do you accept?

o   We accept Visa, Master Card, personal checks, and clients can also pay directly through their bank accounts. If you would like to discuss other payment options, feel free to contact us.

  • How much do you charge per hour?

o   We have different pricing for different types of tutoring.

  • Are there any special rates offered?

o   Yes, we have regular specials available for people who pay in advance or for people who receive a certain amount of tutoring. Some of our regular specials are listed below.

  • Special reduced rate for clients that receive 3 or more hours of tutoring a week.
    • Please contact us for specific pricing.
    •  5% off for clients that pay for 10 hours or more in advance.
    •  $5.00 off, per hour, from our regular tutoring rates during the summer months (from June 15 to August 31).
    •  Click on the link to subscribe to our newsletter and get information on future specials.
  • Are there any free hours of tutoring offered?

o   Yes, please refer to our questionnaire to find out when we offer free hours of tutoring.

  • Are there penalties for late payments?

o   If payment is past due by 28 days (from the due date), every 28 days we will add an interest rate of 5%.

 

Special Types of Tutoring

  • Do you work with home-schooled students?

o   Yes, we do. We are able to work with families whose children are homeschooled and help provide additional support as needed. Our goal is to lend academic support to these families and to help them achieve their academic goals.

  • Do you tutor foreign exchange students?

o   Yes, we are typically able to find tutors that can communicate with the students in their native language as well as in English and help them with the classes they are struggling with.

  • Do you tutor college students?

o   Yes, we have worked with many college students in the past. We have several highly qualified tutors that can help college students achieve their academic goals.

  • Do you tutor special needs students?

o   Yes, we do. We have tutors that specifically work with special needs students. We will work with students and parents to ensure that we are offering the best possible support and utilizing teaching techniques that will best accommodate the students’ needs.

  • Do you offer SAT, PSAT, ACT or GRE tutoring?

o   No, unfortunately at this time we do not offer this type of tutoring.

  • Can you tutor more than one student at a time?

o   Yes, we are able to tutor more than one student at once; however, the students should be in the same grade level and being tutored in the same subject. We need to ensure that students gain the most out of the tutoring sessions. There is special pricing for two or more students being tutored at once. To find out more information, contact us today.

 

Additional Information

  • How do can I get regular updates from you?

o   You can follow us on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and/or sign up for our newsletter.

  • Hablan español?

o   Sí, la directora, Cynthia De La Torre, habla español. Estamos aquí para ayudarlos.

  • Will you be offering scholarships in the near future?

o   Yes, we will. We will have more information on scholarships as the end of the school year approaches. To get regular updates, follow us on FacebookGoogle PlusTwitter and/or sign up for our newsletter. In the meantime, you can check out some of our past Share Your Passion Scholarship winners.

 

Client Questionnaire

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Aug 142014
 

OPTIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Includes Information on How to Get FREE Tutoring Hours

Plus Opportunity for Your Child to Win Tutoring Scholarship

The following survey questions are optional; however, they will help us gain a better understanding of your child and how to better help him/her.

1)     Is your student currently receiving low grades in the subject(s) being taught? Please explain.

 

2)     What are your tutoring goals for your student? Please explain.

 

3)     Has your child received tutoring in the past? If you answered yes, was it for the same subject or a different subject?

 

4)     Any additional information about your child’s learning style, abilities, etc., that you would like to share?

 

5)     When is your child’s birthday? (We will use this information for survey purposes, to wish them a happy birthday on our Facebook page, and to give them a free hour of tutoring during their birthday month.)

 

6)     In the future, would you be okay with your child being selected as our student of the month? (We select students that are working hard towards their academic goals and/or have earned higher grades on tests, quizzes, projects, etc. We then write a blog article about them that we post on our website blog, our Facebook page, Google Plus page, and our newsletter. We also give them a free hour of tutoring for being our Student of the Month.)

 

  1. Would you be okay if we did a video interview with your student in which he/she talks about being Student of the Month? Your student can still be selected Student of the Month, even if you do not want him/her to be videotaped but are okay with him/her being Student of the Month.

 

7)     Would you be open to your student being selected as our Student of the Year? (We will be selecting a student that has been working very hard towards achieving his/her academic goals and who has shown improvement in the time we have been working with him/her.) We will also post this information on our blog, Facebook page, Google Plus page, and newsletter. Additionally, this student will receive our Student of the Year Scholarship.

 

  1. Would you be okay if we did a video interview with your student in which he/she talks about being Student of the Year? Your student can still be selected Student of the Year, even if you do not want him/her to be videotaped but are okay with him/her being Student of the Year.

 

8)     Would you be open to reviewing us on Google Plus, after 2 to 3 months of receiving tutoring from us or after 15 tutoring sessions? (This would really help us get our name out there to more families in need of tutoring. We would send you additional information after that time period.)

 

  1. Would you be open to a video interview in which you discuss how our tutoring services have helped your child? Again, this is optional and not mandatory even if you agree to review us on Google Plus.

 

9)     Do you know of anyone that you think might be in need of tutoring? And would you like additional business cards?

 

10)  How did you hear about our company? If you found us online, what keywords did you type and what search engine did you use?

Aug 132014
 

specials

Special reduced rate for clients that receive 3 or more hours of tutoring a week.

        – Please contact us for details.

Special reduced rate (5% off) for clients that pay for 10 hours or more in advance.

Special reduced rates during the summer months.

        - $5 off per hour from our regularly priced tutoring rates.

Click on the link to subscribe to our newsletter and get information on future specials.

Aug 092014
 

 

The Tutoring Solution’s July 2014 Student of the Month - James Heinssen

The Tutoring Solution’s July 2014 Student of the Month – James Heinssen

For the month of July our Student of the Month is James Heinssen. James receives his tutoring in Corona. James graduated from Norco High School in the summer of 2014 and he will be starting Norco College in the fall. James has been working with us since September 2012. James has received tutoring in English, Basic Algebra, Statistics, and British Literature, among other subjects. Most recently, James has been working with Stephany to help him with his Math College Placement Test.

Stephany describes James as “a very intelligent and dedicated young man.” She goes on to say, “He always attempts his very best and his grades demonstrate the dedication and effort he puts into his studying.” Although he has a tendency of challenging his tutors and questioning whether or not they are using the most effective method to solve the math problems, his desire to learn and find the best method possible, makes teaching James more enjoyable, because it forces his tutors to analyze the different methods and to learn in the process.

While working with James, Stephany has seen him improve greatly. Many of his tests and quizzes were returned with higher marks than what he was receiving before he started tutoring. Stephany said, “After a few sessions I did notice James’s understanding of the course materials increase. After a few examples, he successfully completed worksheets and homework problems with little help. He was able to remember steps without me having to give him hints”.

His mother, Teri, also saw improvements in James after receiving tutoring from us. She said, “The Tutoring Solution has been the best tutoring my son has received. The tutors are kind, intelligent in their field and very patient. My son has soared because of them. Each one has been fabulous. James is also very smart, but it was the tutoring that put him over the top. It also gave him confidence to do his best. And it showed. He’s an “A”, “B” student and proud of his accomplishments”.

We have been so happy to be able to work with James and Teri these past few years. Both James and Teri have been a pleasure to work with. It is always nice to meet kind people who value education as much as we do. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue working with James into his college years. Congratulations James!


 

If you feel that your child has improved in school, due to the tutoring they have received from us, and you would like them to be featured as our Student of the Month, please send us an email letting us know how your child has improved.  We hope you can help us show how proud we are of each one of our students.

We provide tutoring in Norco, Eastvale, Chino, Chino Hills, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, and all the surrounding cities.  We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Preparatory Academy, Heritage Oak Private Education, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.

Aug 082014
 

Special reduced rate for clients that receive 3 or more hours of tutoring a week.

        – Please contact us for details.

Special reduced rate (5% off) for clients that pay for 10 hours or more in advance.


This rate applies if the tutor is asked to tutor two or more high school or college classes with the same student.

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