How does your service work?
We initially perform an assessment test to determine what the student needs to work on during the course of his/her stay at Homework Buddy, in addition to fulfilling his/her day to day school requirements. A work plan is prepared for the student each visit and a performance report is forwarded to the parent/guardian after each session. A monitored independent study time is primarily assigned for the student to do homework and other schoolwork to the best of his/her ability before moving forward with a tutor. This is intended to develop self-reliance and proper attitude toward tasks, as well as, enable the tutor to better identify problem areas, allow more time to focus on them with the student, and be able to provide helpful techniques and follow-up practices that the student may need. Students are given up to thirty minutes per session for independent study time and an instructional session may run from one to more hours per day. Additional assessments are also conducted from time to time as needed. We also offer students rewards for special achievements and overall good behavior.
How are you different from your competitors?
We work in line with current school curriculum and can help with any school academic subject(s). Our tutors are well qualified, trained, and duly certified by the National Tutoring Association. We offer flexibility in scheduling center visits. Our students are given the option to come any day and time within center hours until their purchased hours are consumed. And, our hourly rates are lower than the competition.
What qualifications do your tutors have?
The entry level for a tutorial position in our center is for the candidate to be at college/university level with above average credentials; passed all assessment tests and background checks; have related experience(s); and most importantly, have the passion to help children. Our tutors also undergo training and are required to obtain NTA certification prior to being hired.
Can my child have the same tutor every time?
As much as possible, we have the student receive instruction from the same tutor. However, we are not able to guarantee, as changes in student and center requirements may not always make it possible for us to do so. Nonetheless, we keep a complete log of your child’s activities at the center and anyone of our qualified tutors would be able to handle the job.
What does my child need to bring to the center?
Your child need to bring all books and/or materials (including personal chrome books or Ipads) needed to fulfill his/her requirements for the day.
If my child has unused hours, can these be carried forward to the next month?
Unused hours may not be carried forward to the next month. We also do not issue any refund for unused hours. We encourage you to plan in advance your child’s visit to the center.
What is the best way to contact you?
The best way to contact us is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Our emails are checked regularly. We will make sure to call you as soon as possible when needed and if so requested. We intend to devote as much time as possible in handling your children's requirements, therefore we ask that you please limit your call to the center for emergency and other very urgent matters only.
Can my child go to the center just for independent study time?
Independent study time may only be availed of with formal instruction on the same day. On the other hand, your child may go for formal instruction without using his/her independent study time. This is however discouraged.
Can my child bring food at the center?
Your child may only bring water with him/her to the center. If you wish to bring food because of a special occasion (like your child’s birthday) or because of any other concern, please pre-arrange with the Center Director.