Tutors are college students who work full-time as learners. They either major in the subject they teach or understand the material and did very well when they took the class. Before working with CogniTutor, they must have at the very least a 3.0 GPA. Most of the time, our tutors are in the Honors College which makes them some of the smartest in their universities. If they tutor a standardized test, then they are at least in the 95th percentile.
Students sign up, are assigned a tutor, given an email and text message reminder for the session, are sent a session report describing what happened during the session and what the homework is, and charged for the session.
Students learn at different speeds so they have different needs. Typically, we suggest 1.5 hour long sessions once or twice a week for the length of your class. If you are preparing for a standardized test, you may need 4 months of tutoring. Music lessons are typically 30 minutes long.
Score increase depends on how much work you put into learning. Our students increase them most when they are attentive during tutoring, complete their homework, ask their questions, and attend tutoring every week.
Both types of tutoring have their pros. Individual tutoring is great because students get one-on-one attention and can move through the material at their own pace. Group tutoring is sometimes preferred because students have study partners to help them learn the material and the tutoring is more affordable.
Progress can normally be measured by test scores and assessments. Sometimes students need to go back to the basics, which isn’t what they are tested on. In these cases, it may be difficult to measure progress since students need to learn the basics before learning material they are tested on. Please reach out to your tutor or CogniTutor if you have more questions about this.
CogniTutor offers scholarships and has partnered with organizations to provide free tutoring to veterans and foster children. Even if a student is not sponsored, our rates are very affordable.
Our students love our tutors because they are college age so they are relatable, fun, and act as mentors or older siblings. Our tutors plan sessions to involve students’ interests and use real life examples to teach. Sessions can include games and videos that keep students interested and learning!
If you would like our tutors to work with teachers at school, then they are willing. Sometimes tutors receive assessments, suggestions, and grades from teachers so tutoring sessions are more effective.
We ask that you cancel sessions before 12 hours in advance. This allows your tutor enough time to find another day or time to reschedule your session. Cancelling within 12 hours of the session will result in you being charged for half of the session. If you do not show up to the session, you will be charged for the whole session.
Our tutors do their best to help students and make the session enjoyable. You will get a call after the first session to see if you have any questions or concerns. If you have a problem that cannot be resolved with the tutor, then you will be reassigned to another tutor.