FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.

Where does the tutoring/enrichment take place?

The tutoring can take place in the student’s home, a public library, after-school facility, bookstore, etc. In addition, we are excited to offer tutoring and enrichment in our new office at 503 Washington Avenue, Newtown, PA

How many days a week should the tutoring/enrichment take place?

This varies greatly between students. Most students start out with one hour a week per subject area that they would like to cover. If the student needs a significant amount of remedial work to catch him or her up, he or she may want to start out with 2-3 hours per week. The amount of hours per week can be increased or decreased at any time based on the student’s needs

What do you work on during the tutoring/enrichment sessions?

During the first session, the tutor will informally assess the student’s strengths and weaknesses by reviewing his or her current class work, tests, and quizzes. It is a good idea for you or your child to have past tests and quizzes, report cards, comments from the teacher, or other information that would be useful for understanding the student’s needs during the first session. With parent’s permission, the tutor can contact the student’s teacher to better align the sessions with the classroom curriculum. After the tutor has a better idea of where the student is, the tutor may work on current class work, organization, study skills, remediation, enrichment, etc

What qualifications do your tutors have?

All of our tutors have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Our tutors include graduate or professional school students, certified teachers, and professionals with a love of teaching. The common thread between all of our tutors is their expertise in their subject matter and their desire to help their students succeed.

How is a tutor chosen?

The tutor is chosen based on the student’s needs. This includes information about the grade level of the student, location of the tutoring, subject(s) needed, preferred schedule, any special needs that the student may have, etc

What if the tutor is not a good match for my son or daughter?

At McCullough Learning, we feel that one of the most important keys to success through tutoring is having a tutor that is a “good match” for the student. This means that a tutor should be able to effectively convey his or her message in a way that the student understands as well as be able to motivate the student to want to learn the material. If you do not feel like a good match has been made, please contact us at any time to discuss this issue.

How do I know if my son or daughter needs a tutor?

There are several signs that your child would benefit from a personal tutor. Some signs include the following:
1. A sudden drop in the student’s grades
2. Difficulty completing homework assignment,
3. Incomplete homework or class work
4. Lack of confidence or strong dislike of the subject matter
5. Weak study skills
6. Test anxiety
7. Poor organizational skills
A personal tutor can help target a student’s weak areas and help them work to improve in those areas.

Is there a long term contract?

No. Our contracts are flexible, month-to-month agreements that can be cancelled at anytime, with no additional fees to you. Please contact us to learn more

What type of payment do you accept?

We have several payment options available, including a discount for purchasing hours in advance, monthly invoices, or automatic debit. We accept payment by check,money order, and PayPal.