FAQ

How do I know if my child needs a tutor?

Simply put, all children can benefit from the services of a tutor. A tutor can help accelerate a child’s learning to enrich the curriculum provided at school, or can help fill in the gaps in your child’s learning foundation to facilitate confidence and more success. However, if you notice some of the following behaviors it could be time to take action and seek the services of a tutor:

  • Avoiding school.
  • Poor attitude.
  • Slipping grades.
  • Lacking confidence.
  • Carelessness with their schoolwork.
  • Time management issues.
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion/Frustration
  • Boredom
  • Hopelessness

If your child is experiencing any of the above, please contact us. Tutoring is an affordable service and provides an excellent return on your investment in your child’s future.

How often does my child need tutoring?

The short answer – it depends. For typical situations we recommend a minimum of two sessions per week, per subject. Any less than this and tutoring may not be as effective as it could be (and we don’t want to waste your money). However, some students may require more sessions or fewer sessions. Every child’s needs are unique. Please contact us if you have additional questions and we can discuss your personal situation and determine the best way forward.

How does tutoring work?

Nourishing Minds Tutoring believes in offering 100% customized and individual plans for all its pupils.

A detailed assessment will be conducted with your child at their first session. This assessment is different to the ones conducted in school. Most standardized assessments in school compare your child’s score against a national benchmark, hence giving your child a score in comparison with others around the state/country. At Nourishing Minds Tutoring our assessments give a detailed analysis of exactly which areas are your child’s strengths/weaknesses.

From this assessment your tutor will formulate a plan to support your child’s individual needs, which will be shared with the parent/care giver, and tutoring sessions will commence.

What grades do you tutor?

Currently we are tutoring from Kindergarten through Grade 8. However, if you fall outside of this range, please contact us to determine if we can be of service to your specific educational needs.

What subjects do you tutor?

Nourishing Minds specializes in the core curriculum subjects (Math, English Language Arts – Reading and Writing, and Science). We also have extensive experience teaching children with autism. If you need help in areas other than those listed, it may be possible to accommodate other subjects. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Can you help with the Common Core State Standards?

Yes! All of our lessons are linked to the learning standards and anchors in the Common Core State Standards of New York State. Additionally, please see our comprehensive section on the Common Core for help.

What days/hours do you tutor?

Nourishing Minds strives to make tutoring as convenient as possible. Therefore, we offer tutoring services 7 days a week. We offer a range of hours everyday. Please contact us to arrange the best schedule to suit your needs. Please be aware that we work with many families and need to consider scheduling carefully to accommodate many busy people. It would be helpful if you had two or three times available. We will strive to keep your times the same for every tutoring session. 

Do you offer tutoring over school breaks and summer holidays?

Absolutely! As a matter of fact, there is often more flexibility in the times/days that we can tutor during these times. Additionally, we are working on providing extra services and camps during these breaks from school. Please inquire for more information.

Are your tutors qualified teachers?

Yes! All tutors at Nourishing Minds Tutoring are fully qualified teachers. Combined we have over sixteen years of experience teaching in elementary and middle schools.  We have experience teaching all ages of children from 4 through 17 years old, as well as extensive experience teaching children with autism.  Additionally, we have over six years of combined tutoring experience.

Where is a tutoring session completed?

Tutoring sessions are held in the comfort and convenience of your own home. The only requirement we have is that there is an adult present at all times. If however, you would prefer that a tutor does not come to your home, contact us for alternative arrangements.

How much do tutoring services cost?

We offer a range of tutoring packages and prices based on the amount of hours you purchase. The rates drop as you sign up for more hours. We offer several other discounts as well. Please contact us for a detailed payment structure. One to one tutoring provides an excellent return on your investment and has a big impact on your child’s academic future. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Personal Check 
  • Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express)

Cash and personal check are preferred.

I have multiple children that need tutoring, do you offer discounts?

Yes! Please get in contact with us to find out more details.

What is the best way to contact you?

Please contact us in one of the following ways:

  1. Email us directly at nourishingmindstutoring@gmail.com
  2. Call/text at (518) 415 – 2423
  3. Use the contact form on this website.

Nourishing Minds will return all correspondence within 24 hours.

How do I get started?

Contact us using one of the methods listed above and we can discuss your specific educational needs.