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PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I enroll my student in EduTutorVA tutoring?
If your child is enrolled at one of the schools that we currently serve (Walt Whitman Middle School, Barcroft Elementary School, and Ramsey Elementary School), and your school administrator, CIS coordinator or after school program director makes an administrative referral, your child will be enrolled once you have signed a permission slip.
Can I talk to the tutor to communicate information about my child and receive updates on their progress?
With the school’s permission our tutors would enjoy learning about their students ahead of time, and they will also give you updates on their progress.
How long are the tutoring sessions?
Most sessions are 45 to 60 minutes. Best practices research suggests that lessons should be 30-45 minutes for younger students and 60 minutes for older students.
How many days a week will my child have tutoring?
Our goal is for students to meet with their tutors 2 to 3 days a week. Frequent tutoring sessions best support content mastery.
Will the tutor work with my child’s teacher to address academic needs?
With the administrator’s approval, our tutors will coordinate their tutoring with the classroom teacher’s input on your child’s needs.
How are the tutors trained?
Most of our tutors are education majors at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, so they have support and instruction from their professors. Other tutors are trained through our workshops. All tutors are monitored by several people during the tutoring semesters so that best practices are engaged.
What is the cost of tutoring for parents?
There is no cost. EduTutorVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides this service free to both students and schools.
Have the tutors had background checks through their school districts?
All our tutors have sufficiently passed the background checks of their respective school districts.
If I have a concern with a tutor, whom do I call?
You should call the school administrator or contact EduTutorVA directly if you have any concerns.
How will we know if the work with the tutor is effective?
We monitor the work of the tutor with your child and ask for weekly reports from them. In addition, the students will be given pre and post tests each semester so that the tutors' work can be assessed, and plans for targeted tutoring can be developed.