At some point in most parent’s lives, they will consider sending their children to private tutoring programs. This is something that most frequently occurs in high school, when teenagers are preparing to apply for colleges. Many parents will look into hiring a private to tutor to help boost their child’s grade point average, or help prepare them for taking standardized tests. Since grade point average, SAT and ACT scores are critical to getting into many schools, there is a lot of focus on getting those numbers as high as possible.
Additionally many students, in an effort to look attractive for colleges, will take AP (advanced placement) classes. These classes are for Honors students who in their last year or two of high school want to start taking college level classes. These classes will give students both high school credit, and credit that can be applied to a college. This is something that is attractive, not only because the student does not have to take a similar class once they get into college, but also because there is not a fee for taking these AP classes. However, many students struggle to do well because these are accelerated classes, and the subject matter tends to be the heavier science classes, such as: physics, chemistry and calculus. And once the students have passed the class, they have a difficult test to take at the end. If the student does not do well on the test they cannot recieve college credit for the class. Because of this, hiring a private tutor may be necessary to help a student to do well in these classes, and on these tests.
There are many tutors available, many teachers tutor outside of class times for extra money. College students also offer tutoring services as a way to make extra money, they are usually slightly less expensive. Many of these tutors advertise their services online, or on bulletin boards, and guidance offices at schools.