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Ashley Tutors Frequently Asked Questions
How does Ashley Tutors match tutors with students?

The tutor matching process is the hallmark of Ashley Tutors. Ashley Tutors prides itself on being large enough to employ more than sixty-five skilled and unique tutors, but small enough so that we know each of our staff and we can find the right match for your student. We use the information you provide on our proprietary online Student Inventory to identify a specific tutor based on your student’s academic needs as well as learning style and outside interests. We believe that by setting the stage for a positive learning experience and an affirming relationship, our tutors can help your student fulfill their academic potential.

What kind of education & experience do your tutors have?

All of our tutors have at least two years of tutoring experience. All reading, writing and math (including algebra) instructors are state-certified teachers and have significant experience working with students in our area. Many of our tutors working with middle and high school students are also teachers and some of our tutors are studying for their doctorates in the subject in which they tutor. Our quality program ensures that new teachers are observed and evaluated at least three times in their first year. Returning teachers are assessed two times each year.

How do you screen your tutors? Do you background check your tutors?

Every tutor is subject to a rigorous interview process that involves a phone interview, an in-person interview, and strict national background checks. Ashley Tutors is partnered with SSCI, America’s number one choice for background screenings, to ensure that every tutor on our team meets the guidelines for safety and security. The inspection process and background check system has been implemented by over 1,000 city and county agencies, countless youth sports organizations, and most of the National Governing Bodies of the United States Olympic Committee.

We are also happy to send you references for the tutor we match with your child so that you can speak to other parents about the performance of one of our team members. Despite these precautions, we ask that someone over 18 of age be in your home when a tutor is present.

 

What if it is not convenient to meet in my home?

We fully understand that people have busy schedules, so it might not be always possible to always have an adult present in your for tutoring. Also, your home may not be the most convenient place for your child to meet with their tutor. You can arrange with the tutor to meet your child at school, in a library or any mutually convenient public place.

Does Ashley Tutors work with students with special learning needs?

Our tutors have has worked successfully with students with mild to moderate learning challenges. They seek to identify the learning style that best suits your student. We believe targeted tutoring can be very helpful in developing a unique, individualized and very interactive strategy to meet the needs of these students. If you would like to share your child’s IEP or 504 or wish to let us know about a non-academic issue, we will further tailor our tutoring to meet your child’s unique needs.

Will you communicate with teachers, therapists and other professionals?

Upon your request or at the suggestion of a tutor, we are happy to discuss academic goals and progress with your student’s teachers. We also have established a network of therapists and specialists who have years of experience working with children and collaborate effectively with our team.

How will you keep me apprised of my student's academic progress?

In addition to regular communications with parents before or after tutoring session, after every session the tutor emails a “report card” to the parent. This short report discusses the student’s academic progress, attitude and includes a paragraph detailing the session and next steps. The tutor’s report may also recommend study organization tools so that the student can translate the momentum from the session to homework and the classroom.

What academic subjects do Ashley Tutors cover?

We provide tutoring in most subjects for grades K through 12 and pre-college. We have tutors available who have worked with students on subjects from second-grade English to conversational Czech. Our energetic and engaging tutors can take any subject, teach it successfully and make learning engaging. If we do not have a tutor on staff for the academic subject your student requires, we will work to identify the appropriate individual for your student.

How many hours a week minimum do you recommend for tutoring?

Ashley Tutors recommends beginning with a minimum of two hour-long sessions each week so that the tutor can clearly identify academic content gaps and to permit the student to master these gaps. Tutoring sessions may decrease over time as the student demonstrates continued subject mastery and strong study and homework completion skills.

How quickly can I expect a tutor to begin work with my student?

We pledge to provide you with a tutor match within 48 hour of receiving your completed Student Inventory. If you approve this match and complete your registration and payment information, we can have a tutor working with your student in about a week. If you require more immediate service, we provide an expedited tutoring program in several math and science topics for a premium charge. Please contact us at info@ashleytutors.com or call 240.780.3233 for more information and prices.

What if I need immediate help for my student?

We understand the stress of upcoming exams and events. Please contact us at info@ashleytutors.com or 240-780-3233 for more information and prices.

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Ashley Tutors' Testimonials

Thank you so much! Your tutoring has made a world of difference for my daughter. She is doing well in both science and math mainly due to the confidence that she has gained working with Jackie."
Tracey Dorfmann
Rockville, MD
I want to give you an update and let you know my son earned an A on his test which now brings his current grade up to a B! Thanks to tutors like Joe, my son is back on track. Ashley Tutors works!"
Lil Jenkins-Lee
Silver Spring, MD
Our experience with Ashley Tutors has been wonderful. The business is well run and managed, and our tutor was dedicated, knowledgeable and caring."
The Quinn Family
St. Jane de Chantal School
I wanted to take a moment to say thanks for sending Joe our way. He did such an outstanding job with our son and his grades in Algebra 2 speak for themselves."
Lil & Leonard Lee
Silver Spring, MD
Having one-on-one time with an experienced tutor has helped my son stay on track and has given him the confidence he needed to be successful!"
Jessica
Gaithersburg, MD
Our daughter raised her quiz and test scores to A's and B's and tutor, Suzie, increased our daughter's overall confidence in Pre-calculus."
Ted and Annie Seale, Walter Johnson High School
Bethesda, MD
It's wonderful to see my daughter's progression from disliking and being frustrated with math to feeling confident and proud of her math abilities. She has a much more positive attitude about math now."

Parent of a 7th grade student, Westland Middle School
Bethesda, MD
Ashley Tutors has been so responsive to the needs of our family. They were able to provide a highly skilled math tutor for my high schooler on fairly short notice.”
Kirstin Austin, Einstein High School
Silver Spring, MD

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