How It Works

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Request

Initiating a request for a tutor is simple and intuitive:

  You can begin by contacting Avanza via telephone or email (or form)?

  You will be contacted promptly by a tutoring administrator who will gather all of your pertinent information, including your availability and tutoring preferences.

1

Request

Initiating a request for a tutor is simple and intuitive:

  You can begin by contacting Avanza via telephone or email (or form)?

  You will be contacted promptly by a tutoring administrator who will gather all of your pertinent information, including your availability and tutoring preferences.

Assess

Based on your initial phone consultation, Avanza will match you with a tutor and you will begin your sessions. In the initial session, tutors will review report cards, previous tests and other empirical data to identify any areas in which the student is deficient. Afterward, a detailed learning plan is composed with specific goals and objects based on the identified areas of growth.  If you are dissatisfied with your tutor after the initial session, we will find you a more suitable match at no cost.

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Assess

Based on your initial phone consultation, Avanza will match you with a tutor and you will begin your sessions. In the initial session, tutors will review report cards, previous tests and other empirical data to identify any areas in which the student is deficient. Afterward, a detailed learning plan is composed with specific goals and objects based on the identified areas of growth.  If you are dissatisfied with your tutor after the initial session, we will find you a more suitable match at no cost.

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Learn

The tutor begins teaching the student.  Lessons will be created in accordance with the learning plan and delivered to the student.  For maximal results, tutors should be meeting with their teachers for at least 2 hours per week, however we will work with you to devise a schedule that is most convenient for you.  The tutor will provide consistent feedback through formal progress reports and frequent verbal communication with the parent.

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Learn

The tutor begins teaching the student.  Lessons will be created in accordance with the learning plan and delivered to the student.  For maximal results, tutors should be meeting with their teachers for at least 2 hours per week, however we will work with you to devise a schedule that is most convenient for you.  The tutor will provide consistent feedback through formal progress reports and frequent verbal communication with the parent.

Success

Student progress will be measured through school grades or formal assessments.  Avanza guarantees your student’s success so long as they are consistently engaging in tutoring sessions.  Parents are billed either by mail or email on a monthly basis. Parents may pay by check, paypal, or credit card.

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Success

Student progress will be measured through school grades or formal assessments.  Avanza guarantees your student’s success so long as they are consistently engaging in tutoring sessions.  Parents are billed either by mail or email on a monthly basis. Parents may pay by check, paypal, or credit card.

FAQ

How old should my child be to be working with a tutor?

Avanza has tutors with expertise in all grade levels, and as  such tutoring through Avanza is appropriate for the school aged child all the way to the graduate level student.

Does Avanza do background checks on the teachers they hire?

Avanza is deeply committed to the safety of our clients.  As such, Avanza conducts State and National Department of Justice background checks on all our tutors and employees 

Where do the teaching sessions take place?

Avanza recognizes that tutoring can be time consumptive, and as such we strive to make this process as convenient as possible.  Tutoring sessions occur at mutually agreed upon location that is convenient to you.  This means that tutoring sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home, school, library or local coffee shop.

How many sessions are needed to get my child from a C to an A grade?  

Each student’s progress rate will be slightly different; however we have witnessed significant growth in as little as three months of tutoring.  

FAQ

How old should my child be to be working with a tutor?

Avanza has tutors with expertise in all grade levels, and as  such tutoring through Avanza is appropriate for the school aged child all the way to the graduate level student.

Does Avanza do background checks on the teachers they hire?

Avanza is deeply committed to the safety of our clients.  As such, Avanza conducts State and National Department of Justice background checks on all our tutors and employees 

Where do the teaching sessions take place?

Avanza recognizes that tutoring can be time consumptive, and as such we strive to make this process as convenient as possible.  Tutoring sessions occur at mutually agreed upon location that is convenient to you.  This means that tutoring sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home, school, library or local coffee shop.

How many sessions are needed to get my child from a C to an A grade?  

Each student’s progress rate will be slightly different; however we have witnessed significant growth in as little as three months of tutoring.  

Which subjects do your tutors specialize in?

Math

General Math

Elementary math

Algebra

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, College Algebra, Pre-Algebra, AP Algebra

Geometry

High School Geometry, AP Geometry, Honors Geometry, Middle School Geometry, Elementary Geometry, College Level Geometry.

Calculus

Pre-Calculus, High School Calculus, AP Calculus, Honors Calculus, College Level Calculus.

Trigonometry

High School Trigonometry, AP Trigonometry, Honors Trigonometry, College Level Trigonometry

English

Reading

Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary Development, Letter & Word Recognition, Decoding, Phonics, Word Pronunciation, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia & Hyperlexia, Auditory & Visual Processing.

Writing

Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Singular & Plural, Past & Present Tense, Parts of Speech, Creative Writing, Critical Writing.

Science

GeneralScience

Earth Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Science for Kids, Elementary School Science, Middle School Science, High School Science, College Level Science, Basic/General Science, AP Science, Honors Science.

Biology

High School Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, Biology Homework Help, Biology Test Preparation, Anatomy & Physiology, Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Ecology & Botany, Genetics, Zoology & Marine Biology.

Chemistry

High School Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, Biology Homework Help, Biology Test Preparation, Anatomy & Physiology, Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Ecology & Botany, Genetics, Zoology & Marine Biology.

Physics

High School Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics, Physics Homework Help, Physics Test Preparation, Motion & Forces, Electricity & Magnetism, Heat & Thermodynamics, Light & Sound Waves, Physics Labs.

Study Skills

Math

General Math

Elementary math

Algebra

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, College Algebra, Pre-Algebra, AP Algebra

Geometry

High School Geometry, AP Geometry, Honors Geometry, Middle School Geometry, Elementary Geometry, College Level Geometry.

Calculus

Pre-Calculus, High School Calculus, AP Calculus, Honors Calculus, College Level Calculus.

Trigonometry

High School Trigonometry, AP Trigonometry, Honors Trigonometry, College Level Trigonometry

English

Reading

Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary Development, Letter & Word Recognition, Decoding, Phonics, Word Pronunciation, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia & Hyperlexia, Auditory & Visual Processing.

Writing

Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Singular & Plural, Past & Present Tense, Parts of Speech, Creative Writing, Critical Writing.

Science

GeneralScience

Earth Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Science for Kids, Elementary School Science, Middle School Science, High School Science, College Level Science, Basic/General Science, AP Science, Honors Science.

Biology

High School Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, Biology Homework Help, Biology Test Preparation, Anatomy & Physiology, Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Ecology & Botany, Genetics, Zoology & Marine Biology.

Chemistry

High School Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, Biology Homework Help, Biology Test Preparation, Anatomy & Physiology, Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Ecology & Botany, Genetics, Zoology & Marine Biology.

Physics

High School Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics, Physics Homework Help, Physics Test Preparation, Motion & Forces, Electricity & Magnetism, Heat & Thermodynamics, Light & Sound Waves, Physics Labs.

Study Skills

What test preparation do you offer (List?)

Currently we offer SAT and ACT test prep.

Do you have a money back guarantee?

Absolutely.  If you are not completely satisfied with your tutoring experience, we will refund your full amount.

What experience do your tutors have?

Our tutors come from a wide range of academic and teaching backgrounds.  Most of our tutors have extensive experience working with children in a tutoring capacity, and many have advanced degrees in the subjects that they tutor.

Do you have a long-term contract?

Avanza has no long-term contracts, registration fees or assessment charges.  We are committed to complete transparency when it comes to pricing.

What is your teaching philosophy?

At Avanza, we believe that each student learns differently.  Our teaching philosophy is to honor these differences, and to create customized learning plans for each our tutees that cater to their specific learning style.  Education experts agree that this customized approach is the most impactful form of teaching, and it is through this methodology that we help our students develop the requisite skills to become lifelong and successful learners.

How will you communicate progress to the parents?

Regular verbal communication is an important part of our process. Tutors check in regularly with parents to keep them informed of student progress.  Additionally, our tutors provide parents with formal written reports that summarize the extent to which tutees are meeting the objectives outlined in the learning plan.

How soon can I expect to see results?

You can expect to see tangible results within the first couple of weeks of tutoring.  If you are unhappy with the progress your child is making, you can transfer your student to another tutor.

Do you work with my child’s classroom teacher?

Yes.  Our tutors communicate regularly with your child’s classroom teacher to ensure that our programming is supplementing the school curriculum

What are the cancellation policies?

As indicated previously, you are not held to any contractual obligations.  However, as a courtesy to our tutors, we ask that you contact your tutor at least eight hours prior to the tutoring session should you wish to cancel.  Any cancellations that occur after this 8 hour grace period may be subject to charge.

How will you communicate progress to the parents?

Regular verbal communication is an important part of our process. Tutors check in regularly with parents to keep them informed of student progress.  Additionally, our tutors provide parents with formal written reports that summarize the extent to which tutees are meeting the objectives outlined in the learning plan.

How soon can I expect to see results?

You can expect to see tangible results within the first couple of weeks of tutoring.  If you are unhappy with the progress your child is making, you can transfer your student to another tutor.

Do you work with my child’s classroom teacher?

Yes.  Our tutors communicate regularly with your child’s classroom teacher to ensure that our programming is supplementing the school curriculum

What are the cancellation policies?

As indicated previously, you are not held to any contractual obligations.  However, as a courtesy to our tutors, we ask that you contact your tutor at least eight hours prior to the tutoring session should you wish to cancel.  Any cancellations that occur after this 8 hour grace period may be subject to charge.

What test preparation do you offer (List?)

Currently we offer SAT and ACT test prep.

Do you have a money back guarantee?

Our tutors come from a wide range of academic and teaching backgrounds.  Most of our tutors have extensive experience working with children in a tutoring capacity, and many have advanced degrees in the subjects that they tutor.

Do you have a long-term contract?

Avanza has no long-term contracts, registration fees or assessment charges.  We are committed to complete transparency when it comes to pricing.

What is your teaching philosophy?

At Avanza, we believe that each student learns differently.  Our teaching philosophy is to honor these differences, and to create customized learning plans for each our tutees that cater to their specific learning style.  Education experts agree that this customized approach is the most impactful form of teaching, and it is through this methodology that we help our students develop the requisite skills to become lifelong and successful learners.