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Tutoring Information for Teachers

These days many of your students have tutors. I've been a teacher myself -- it's not always easy to deal with students who:

  • Are being pulled in different directions by their parents, their tutor and you
  • Are receiving too much help on essays and assignments
  • Are spending time and money with a tutor and expect you to give them a higher mark

At Mostly Math you can be sure that your students learn what you want them to learn. Our tutors take their cues from a student's notes, assignments and tests, and our main goal is to maintain consistency between our sessions and your classes. Some math classes, for example, use graphing calculators regularly, while others discourage calculators entirely.

In my almost twenty years of tutoring, I've learned that the best way to ensure success in the classroom is to pay particular attention to the expectations laid out by the individual teacher -- and I've spent years developing techniques for quickly assessing different teachers' different expectations.

We help your students succeed in your classroom, and show them how to meet your standards. Our tutors don't undo your work, and you don't have to undo theirs. We realize that we're all in this together.

We also understand the importance of teaching skills to students rather than doing homework for students! We can provide valuable essay writing assistance, but we don't do any more than you, as a teacher, would do. When your students get their extra help from Mostly Math, you can be sure that essays aren't taken off the internet, or written by a university student. We can also provide you with session reports, so that you can more closely monitor the work of your individual students, and we're always happy to speak to you personally or communicate through faxes and email.

We emphasize the importance of regular, consistent work done independently. Too many students think that simply "having a tutor" is enough. We support our students, but we are not there to be a crutch. We stress the need to practice at home, both before coming to tutoring (so that the student knows where his weaknesses are), and also after tutoring (to solidify the work done in the session).

If you are interested in working with us to help your student succeed in your class, simply call or email us. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to make the student's experience -- and yours -- the best it could be.

In the meantime feel free to explore our links to academic and educational resources.