Is the first hour really free?
Yes! All new customers receive a free one hour consultation, during which a TPT tutor will discuss your needs and create an individualized academic study plan for you.
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
At The Premier Tutors, we take pride in the ability to fashion teaching methods according to every student’s individual strengths and needs. Our teaching philosophy rests on building trusting long term relationships with students and their families in order to devise the most effective system of education.
What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
Private tutoring is often thought of as “remedial” in some way, and the truth is that everyone, no matter how well they’re doing, could do with, or should do with, some kind of one-on-one help. It’s no secret that there’s no one way to learn, and the advantage of having a private tutor is being able to learn in a way that comes naturally without the fierce competition of the classroom. In addition, private tutoring has a rich heritage dating all the way back to Aristotle and Plato—we aim to create that kind of intellectual partnership between tutor and student.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Rapport is supremely important—find a tutor that’s a great fit for your kid.
If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
Get going and stay local! 90% of your advertising will be word-of-mouth as clients who see what an awesome job you did with their kid tell all their friends. Everyone has it in them to be a great teacher—pick up something you’re very interested in and find someone who wants to learn it. If you don’t want to jump right in yourself, join a company like ours and we’ll give you a foot in the door, some training, and a client base to start with.
Describe the most common types of help you provide for your clients.
We’ve worked with people of all ages, at all stages of their academic careers. We work with students through elementary/middle/high school, applying to college and later grad school (Calculus, Stats, GMAT, GRE). We typically work with families over the course of a number of years, helping students with whatever challenges they might face in their academic career, be it Algebra, ELA, Physics or the SATs
What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
Technology is quickly outstripping traditional education. We’re especially aware of this as our online classes get bigger and we’re able to help more and more people across the world. We’re updating and expanding our online tools all the time to give students 24/7 access to the resources they need – when they need them. Most of us now understand that learning needn’t, and shouldn’t, be confined to a classroom at all and can take place wherever the student is most focussed and engaged. We’ve done this by making games and puzzles that students can carry around with them on their phones and computers, so they can keep learning all the time.
Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
All the time—curriculums keep changing, as do standardized tests, I’m always excited about new technology that keeps popping up. Everyone on our team keeps their eyes out for cool new stuff and ways to learn so they can pass it on to their students.
What are you currently working on improving?
We work with our students to get feedback on our online tools and are making them better all the time.
Does TPT offer a satisfaction guarantee?
Yes! If you are not satisfied after the first session, it’s on us. We want to to establish a mutually beneficial relationship, not make money by any means possible. Education is our passion! In addition, if you have already paid us in advance for a package, and do not want to continue with our services for any reason, we will refund the unused balance, no questions asked.
Does TPT offer other subjects that are not specifically mentioned?
Yes! Please call or email if you need help in a specific subject not mentioned. We can also help if you are struggling with AP courses, and can offer guidance for essays and term-papers for various subjects. Unfortunately, we do not yet offer tutoring for foreign languages. The current list of subjects can be found here.
What if I have specific concerns about my learning style?
We can help if you have confidence issues, test anxiety or problems with public speaking or debates, as well as learning differences (ADHD, ADD, etc).
My school performance is fine, but I have bad studying habits. Can TPT help?
Yes! We can develop customized strategies to teach you better time management and help channel your energy to its most productive use: hard work.
Where will we meet?
At your doorstep! We can meet at your residence, at your school, or at another public location such as a library, as is convenient – anywhere in the Greater Boston Area.
How is TPT able to offer such low tutoring rates?
Our business model relies on you, our clients, for referrals. This means we do not have to charge an inflated hourly rate to cover the costs of flashy marketing campaigns and expensive office premises. Our rates for one-on-one tutoring are often even less than classroom rates at big brand centers. Our rates can be found here.
How do payments work?
If you choose to continue after your first session; you have the choice to purchase one of our discounted packages or proceed hour by hour. Please check our pricing page for more details.
What forms of payment does TPT accept?
Cash, check or credit card.
Do I need to make a long-term commitment?
No. There are no obligations for long-term commitment.
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