Hiring a tutor

9 homework tips from tutors

Are you struggling with how to get your kids to do their homework? Or perhaps your kids are having a difficult time with a specific subject and you're working to help them thrive? Whatever homework challenges you're currently facing, the good news is that there are tips and... more

9 ways to save money on tutoring

Does your child struggle in math or reading or need SAT test-prep help? For some families, a tutor can provide a child with one-on-one assistance and help them master new concepts learned in class. Of course, while parents want to do whatever they can to help their child, hiring a... more

How to get the most out of tutoring

Once you hire a tutor, you may be relieved to step aside and let an experienced professional help your child. But don't step so far out of the way that you lose sight of whether or not the tutor you hired is effective. Set up a system for communication at... more

Your first tutoring session: How students, parents and tutors can prepare

Tutors go beyond helping your child keep up with coursework or gaining an academic advantage. A good tutor will motivate a student to learn and instill self-confidence. But how should you get started on the right foot? We spoke with Richard E. Bavaria, who holds a doctorate in education and 40... more

Back-to-school 2020 resource guide for parents and caregivers

The back-to-school 2020 season is looking very different for families and caregivers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There's a lot more to factor in for everyone's health and safety, and adapted school schedules and day care closures are adding logistical hurdles on top of the usual child care struggles we've... more

How much does a tutor cost?

When hiring a tutor, you’ll find that you have a wide range of options, so it should come as no surprise that pricing will vary greatly depending on your child’s specific academic needs. So, just how much is a tutor going to cost? Private tutoring rates are calculated based on... more

How co-parents can agree on a back-to-school plan, according to experts

Summer wasn’t even in full swing before parents around the country began fretting over the specifics of the 2020-2021 school year. The stressful questions abound: Should children head back to in-person instruction or all-virtual learning? How might families in which both parents work handle child care, if instruction is entirely... more

How much does after-school child care cost?

Hiring an after-school babysitter or nanny to care for your kids at home between the end of the school day and the end of your work day — and perhaps for an hour or two after that to transition from evening to nighttime — can be a huge stress reliever. Some sitters... more