General Questions


How do I sign-up for tutoring?

Please call 202-810-3318 to inquire about tutors near you.

What subjects do you offer tutoring in?

We offer tutoring in a variety of subjects. Our most in-demand subjects are Reading, Math, English, Test Prep, Sciences, Study Skills, and more.

How much does your service cost?

At the local level, the price is based on the age of the student, subject matter, geographical location, and any special requirements which may be requested by the family. Tutoring costs typically run between $65-$100 an hour, but please contact our office to find out about discounted prices and packages.

Do you offer payments plans or financing?

We do offer payment plans that last the duration of our tutoring timeframe. For example, if tutoring is slated for 3 months you can make payments during those 3 months.

Are you flexible with tutoring days and times?

Yes, the tutors we work with give us their availability before we match with the student. During the consultation, the Education Team will discuss scheduling constraints and work with the family to determine the best schedule for the sessions.

How do I know tutoring will help me?

Before a tutor is assigned to your student, our Education Team will meet with both parents and child to assess the need for a tutor, and where your child is struggling.

What is an Education Consultation?

An Education Consultation is where we visit with the family to assess the academic situation, as well as get to know the student a little so that we can ensure a strong match with a great tutor.

Many factors impact how students perform in school including missing or weak academic foundations, lack of ability to understand how best to organize homework, the learning style of the child and other outside influences. The consultation helps us understand all of these factors. The Education Team will also work with the client to establish goals and expectations for our tutoring sessions, prior to making a recommendation on an appropriate enrollment.

How do your tutors know what to work on?

During the consultation the Education Team will provide formal and informal assessments depending on the academic situation. The results will determine if your child will be best supported in homework and study skills tutoring or if they will benefit from specialized academic programming. 

If I have questions or concerns, whom do I contact?

You can contact our office directly via email or phone call. We are 100% focused on the success of your student, so we encourage clients to contact us with any questions or concerns as we achieve that goal.

Does your Education Team work with the school or teachers?

Yes, with your permission, we reach out to the student’s teachers to increase communication and understand the requirements of the class. Often they also provide insight into the child’s learning challenges or areas where the student can get ahead of the class.

Is tutoring one-to-one or with a group?

Academic Advocates offers one-to-one learning and small group sessions at our convenient locations, online,  or in your home to best accommodate your needs.

Do you offer online tutoring?

We do offer online tutoring. This is often a great option for busy students and draws on the vast experience of our extensive network of experts.

Who are the tutors?

The tutors we work with come from a variety of backgrounds, including former and current teachers, professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, and others who may have specific expertise in the subject area. The two things they all have in common is that they are experts in their respective academic subjects and they are passionate about helping students succeed.

What training and experience do your tutors have?

The tutors we work with are personally selected for their expertise in their subject matter. They include university and college professors, teachers, professionals with a degree in their tutored area, and college/university students with high academic standing.

Will I get the same tutor every time?

Yes. From our initial consultation, we choose the most suitable tutor for you based on your schedule. That tutor will be assigned to you for the duration of the enrollment. In some circumstances your tutor may no longer be available, of which we will then re-match you with another tutor.

Do you offer ACT/SAT® assistance?

Yes, we do offer test prep for both the ACT and SAT®. 

What other services do you provide?

We offer parent training sessions, IEP/504 special populations planning, enrichment camps, workshops, and Learning Pods/MicroSchools. 

As a student, what can I expect from my tutoring sessions?

The tutor will work with you closely on understanding the subject where you need assistance. This time can be used to ensure you build a foundation of the subject, as well as review homework, build study habits, focus on time management and organizational skills, or get ahead of the class. The tutors we work with will work with you to develop a program that works best to fit your needs and learning style.

Why Academic Advocates? Our specialized approach; no parent should have to wonder about their students academic success!



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