do I contact a tutor?
Click on "Find
a Tutor," and enter your search
criteria. Go through the list of potential tutors and find
the one you like best. Feel free to contact more than one
tutor. Once you find a suitable instructor, click "Contact
this Tutor" on the tutor's "Profile Page."
Fill out the contact email and click "send." Upon
doing so, the tutor will contact you directly and the two
of you can discuss tutoring rates, hours, times, availability,
etc. It's that simple! Most tutors also include a phone
number should you wish to contact a tutor by phone as well.
qualified and experienced are the tutors?
All of the tutors in our directory are highly qualified professionals.
They only tutor in fields related to their college degree,
or related to the pursuit of their college degree. For example,
if you're looking for a European History tutor, you're going
to be contacted by an instructor who has a degree relating
to History as opposed to say, Chemistry.
it cost me anything to use "Where's My Tutor?" when
searching for a tutor?
Accessing the tutor directory at "Where's My Tutor?"
is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
are the hourly rates for tutoring sessions?
Each tutor sets his or her own hourly rate. Rates range from
$20/hour and up, so we recommend that you view more than just
one tutor "Profile Page" in order to get the best
rate. We DO NOT take a percentage of what you pay the tutor,
nor do we ever charge you any fees. In other words, tutors
keep 100% of what you pay them. You pay the tutor directly.
Our directory services are FREE of charge to you.
grades and age levels do you tutor?
We have tutors that are qualified to work with students of
all ages. Whether the student is a 5-year-old in kindergarten
or a 27-year-old in graduate school, our database of more
than 2300+ tutors is capable of accomodating all ages and
all grade levels. Even if you're a 48-year-old who wants to
brush up on your Spanish before running with the bulls in
Spain, we can help!
you have tutors that work with students having learning disabilities?
Yes. We have tutors that are certified and have a background
in working with students of all ages having such disabilities
as ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia. Once you locate an instructor,
you should check his or her "Profile Page" to see
if the tutor has experience working with students having learning
if I don't like the tutor?
Interviewing your potential tutor over the phone or via email
usually avoids this problem. However, if you feel you did
not get anything out of the tutoring session, you can try
asking for a refund (it's up to the tutor). Because there
are no long-term contracts to sign, if you wish to stop working
with a tutor you can do so at any time. If this is the case,
you can re-visit our tutor directory to locate another tutor.
are tutoring sessions held?
We recommend that the individualized, one-on-one tutoring
sessions take place in the student's own home. This makes
it easier on the parent/student because our tutors come to
you! Occasionally our tutors will meet students outside of
the home, such as a Starbucks or a nearby library.
two students share a tutoring session?
Generally speaking, yes. Inevitably it's up to the tutor but
two students in a single session is usually permitted. If
it's more than two students the tutor might want to charge
you more money. We suggest asking your tutor this question
if I need tutoring in a subject that's not offered by any
Us and we will add the subject to our
"Subjects Offered" area on our website. Additionally,
we will blast an email out to our entire tutor directory in
an effort to help you locate a tutor.
many tutors should I contact?
You may contact as many tutors as you want. Afterall, our
site is FREE of charge to you so take advantage of it! Please
feel free to share our site with family and friends who may
be in need of a tutor as well.
should I do if the tutor never gets back to me?
This is rare. Most of our tutors reply to student tutoring
requests right away unless they are out sick or on vacation.
If you have not heard from the tutor after 2-3 days, email
us and we will contact the tutor ASAP
and have him or her get back to you immediately.
I be able to re-schedule or cancel tutoring sessions?
Yes of course. Simply call and/or email your tutor and inform
him or her that you need to re-schedule (or cancel) the tutoring
session. It's best to let the tutor know 24 hours in advance
if you can.
if it's late and my child needs emergency tutoring? Do you
offer online tutoring via email and/or IM?
While "Where's My Tutor?" endorses individualized,
in-person, one-on-one tutoring, online tutoring options are
available. In the tutor's "Profile Page", you can
check to see if the tutor has marked that he or she is available
for online tutoring via email or instant messanging (IM).
It's up to the parent/student and the tutor to decide which
mechanism they will use for online tutoring (Yahoo! Messenger,
ICQ, AOL Chat, email, etc..)