FAQ

How is Academic All Star Tutoring different from a learning center?

At Academic All Star Tutoring, our tutors come directly to you. You don’t need to drive anywhere! Our dedicated and qualified tutors will design a program for your child that is based on their school’s curriculum, not a pre-determined program that may not relate at all to what your child is working on in school. We will also interface with your child’s teacher, if necessary; to be sure your child is on the right track.

Are there any assessment tests my child must take before being tutored by Academic All Star Tutoring?

No, assessment tests (which can cost up to $200.00 in a learning center environment) are not a prerequisite in order for your child to be tutored.

Does Academic All Star Tutoring supply any learning materials for the tutoring sessions?

We highly recommend that your child bring home their school books or any other materials they are working on in their class that relates to the subject(s) we are tutoring. In some cases our tutors will provide materials if it compliments what your child is learning. However, we do not provide a curriculum. We will help you attain materials from your child’s school, if necessary, or direct you to several resources where you can purchase the appropriate books, etc.

Does tutoring always take place in my home?

Yes, exclusively in your home at your convenience. We require that a parent or guardian over the age of 21 be at home for the entire tutoring session. For student’s over the age of 16, we offer tutoring at your local library, however, we highly recommend having the tutor come to you. Ask for more details about this option during your complimentary in-home evaluation.

What are your tutors’ qualifications?

Our highly qualified tutors come from a variety of backgrounds, which is a great asset.  Some are full-time credentialed teachers, stay at home parents, retired teachers or honors college students with at least one  year of teaching and/or one-on-one tutoring experience. We check all references, obtain background checks and personally interview every tutor.

What if my child doesn’t like the tutor?

We have a very high success rate of matching students and tutors.  However, if the partnership does not seem to be a good fit, we will make a change if necessary.

Is there a minimum session number? How long are the sessions?

No, we do not have any long-term contracts, however, we strongly suggest a minimum of four sessions in order to really see progress. The minimum amount of time for each session is one hour.  It is vital to have at least one session a week or tutoring will not be as effective.

Do your tutors work with learning disabled or special needs children?

Yes, many of our tutors are Special Needs experienced and/or certified and will be able to work in conjunction with your child’s I.E.P. or 504 Plan.

I home school my child. Can you help me?

Yes. If the student is being home schooled, we will provide a credentialed teacher or an experienced tutor, depending on which type of home school program he/she is receiving.

I have more than one child. Can you tutor them all at one time?

All of our tutoring is facilitated through one-on-one sessions. In order for our tutors to be effective, and for the students to benefit, we do not provide group tutoring. During the consultation, we can discuss the most cost-effective way for all of the students to be tutored individually.

How long do I have to wait to get a tutor assigned to my child?

After our initial consultation, we contact one of our outstanding tutors within 24 hours. We will call you to tell you about the tutor. The tutor will then call you for an introduction, and establish a schedule that works for you. The total process usually takes about 48 hours or less.

What geographical areas do you service?

We have tutors throughout the western suburbs of Minneapolis.   Some of the communities include:  Buffalo, Maple Grove, St. Michael, Albertville, Hopkins, Monticello, Elk River, Rogers and more.   We offer online tutoring anyone, anywhere!

Do you accept major credit cards?

Our system allows you to pay online using major credit cards and even Paypal.   If you prefer to pay by check, no problem. You always have the option to change your preferred method of payment… or just call or e-mail us and we’ll make the appropriate switch.

How do I get started?

You can contact us at 763.682.1281 or fill out the contact form. We set up a complimentary consultation in your home, on the phone or even through Skype. We will discuss your child’s personality, learning style and interests.  It is always valuable to have current information on student grades and other assessments.