Tutoring Success Story from Tutoring Match

The following is a recount of an actual Tutoring Match client and her success with using Tutoring Match to find a tutor to prepare for the SATs.

The Scenario

Tutoring Match was contacted by the parents of a 10th grade honor roll student. Although she is performing well in class, she is incredibly anxious when it comes to test taking. With the SATs looming, her parents decided to seek help outside of school. The father is concerned about the rising costs of college and is hoping to help his daughter improve her scores to qualify for scholarships. He is also worried about the cost of hiring a private tutor.

The family sits down and discusses what both the parents’ and daughter’s goals are and proceed to conduct a tutor search on Tutoring Match for a tutor who best matches those needs. They agree that they are looking for a tutor to help their daughter prepare for the PSAT and SAT exams who can also help her develop better test taking skills to alleviate anxiety during the examination period. The family request bids from a number of tutors whose profiles, availability, and fee range match with the family’s goals. Ultimately the family selects a tutor who creates a plan to meet with the student on a weekly basis.

The Result

The daughter improves on average by 100 points for each of the verbal, math, and writing sections of the SAT exam. Her improved scores help her qualify for a $15,000 scholarship to a prestigious university. The family is ecstatic as their $900 investment in a private tutor led to a large academic scholarship. Additionally their daughter’s study skills, confidence, and self-esteem improved thanks to having a private tutor coach her for the SAT exam, which is something you can’t put a price on.

When it comes to standardized testing, sometimes the traditional study manual just isn’t enough. It can be hard to set aside time to study for the PSATs and SATs as other school subjects usually take precedence. Or (as in our success story), the student may have trouble with just taking a standardized exam and needs help to establish good test taking skills. Consulting a private tutor can help a student identify their strengths and weaknesses so they know what areas to focus on when preparing for standardized tests like SAT and ACT exams. This is just one of the numerous benefits of seeking the help of a private tutor.

We want to hear from you! Are you a tutor who has an incredible success story you would like to share with us? Or are you the proud parent of a child who has grown metes and bounds and has had great success thanks to a tutor or an individualized study program? Whatever story you want to share, please feel free to leave us a comment below to share your experiences with the rest of the Tutoring Match community.

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