Academic Tutoring: FAQ



Below are answers to common questions about my academic tutoring services.

Where do tutoring sessions take place?
Tutoring sessions take place in your home or in your neighborhood library. Tutoring may also take place over the Internet.
How often are sessions scheduled and how long are they? Tutoring sessions are usually scheduled once per week, but can be more or less often depending on the situation. A session can run any length, depending on what is needed and how much the student can absorb. The typical session is one hour.
How many sessions will be needed?
Sessions will typically run through the end of the semester, or until a major exam is completed.
How long will it be until I see some results?
Some students respond quickly to tutoring while others take longer. After a few sessions, Mr. Corn will know what you can reasonably expect, and he will discuss this with the student and parents. Although there are many factors, the most important factor is how much time and effort the student is willing to give.
How will I know how my student is doing?
Every month parents receive a written report containing a summary of grades received on quizzes and exams, a recent quarter grade (if available), a description of any issues or concerns, and an itemized account of tutoring sessions. Of course parents can call Mr. Corn anytime they want an update.
What makes you different from other tutors for math coursework?
Other tutors mostly help students do their math homework. What makes Mr. Corn’s approach different is his extensive preparation and customization to the specific class and student. If he doesn't have it already, Mr. Corn gets your textbook and studies the approach that the authors have chosen to follow. This is done so that the way he presents the material to you is consistent with the classroom presentation. When a weak area is discovered, Mr. Corn will supply additional study material and problems for you to do. But it is not just about learning the math. For many students it is equally important to learn how to study math, organize the material, and figure out the best way to prepare for a test.