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The tutors are prepared at each lesson, they got detailed information into exactly what was needed to accomplish their end goal and every week I get a detailed summary as to what they worked on and where they will be focusing their attention in the following week. They were able to identify my son's weakness' and help him to understand why he was having difficulty in that specific area. I have seen a dramatic improvement in his ability to move through all of the SAT practice tests and He continues to make improvements in all areas. Both tutors have given him strategies not only for the SAT, but to apply to all of his tests and essays. This has been a wonderful experience and my son looks forward to each session!
Claire R. writes:
We like the initial meeting of the program administrator and her evaluation of our student. We feel this is critical to get a good match with a tutor who has the interpersonal and tutorial skills to connect our student who has special education needs. The tutor we had for U.S. History and Biology courses had a wealth of other educational resources online for these subjects. She also helped our student organize his materials so he was able to access his notes and study guides. We believe Tutor Doctor hires well-qualified and professional individuals to be tutors.
Michelle C writes:
2011-We have and will continue to recommend Tutor Doctor to our friends. We LOVE our tutor. Tony is brilliant, patient, and extremely thorough. Our son has always been an honor student, and Tony helps keep him on track and helps him reach his goals. His trig grade had begun to slip when we found Tutor Doctor, and in no time our son was back on track for mid-terms and aced his exam. Having a tutor come to our home at our convenience makes it easy in our busy lives and the busy, active life of our son. We are now prepping for SATs and will continue to use Tutor Doctor for the duration of our son's high school career. Thank you for all you've done for our son!
2012- Kara is great. Even above her work with Robert, what's most impressive to me about her is her off-tutor time. She put together tools for him to help him prepare. She put together models to test how he rationalizes his way through exams. She spent time (like Tony always did) looking for tools to use with his specific textbook. She made quizzes for him and taught him to HIS learning style. She had him draw diagrams to double-check what they'd learned together. She spent time with ME after their session, discussing where his strengths and weaknesses are, and how I can help him better. She is really great for him. He's a tough personality--he doesn't work well with people he thinks are slackers. He will TUNE OUT. But his BIG hot button is insincerity. He has an insincerity meter in his brain. If he thought for a moment that she wasn't all in, he would check out. He thinks she's FABULOUS. Just like he feels about Tony.
We appreciate the quality of the tutors you've sent to us. Tony and Kara are truly unique individuals sincere to helping kids understand. They clearly enjoy what they do, and the kids can tell. When Robert didn't do well on his exam, Kara took it personally and has been working to understand how she can help him better.
Thank you for all you've done.
Kelly E writes:
Dear Daphne & Kendra, Thank you so much for trying to problem solve this dilemma. The good news is Mrs. Scott is allowing Bri to keep her Math book until Monday! Yeah!
We really do appreciate how professional and proactive you both are in supporting Brielle with her Math and in providing awesome tutoring. Brielle is really happy with Kendra and her style of teaching, which is of course, HUGE.
Thanks again and we look forward to continuing with the tutoring session as they seem to be helping Brielle gain more confidence and I am sure will help with her overall retention and understanding of algebra. I would love for her to at least not fear Math and move forward with an open mind, which I am cautiously optimistic will be the end result, we will see.
Have a great weekend and we will see you, Kendra, on Sunday - Bri has the time ( I believe she mentioned 1:00 or 1:30).
Mafa R, mother writes:
When we met with Daphne she was very friendly and easy to talk to. She understood what we as a family were looking for our son Quintin and he also felt very comfortable with Daphne. Our tutor Doug is so amazing. Quintin thinks he is a genius! He works so well with Quintin and really helps him understand and won't move on to anything else until he feels Quintin understands that certain subject. We are very happy with the improvement of Quintin's participation in class, his work, grades and his teachers are also giving positive remarks. Thank you Tutor Doctor=)
Principal Rosie A.
Referring to a family with 3 children we have tutored for over one year:
2 were below grade level when we started.
"The Barbosa children all scored proficient in language arts & math. Tutoring does pay off!!"
Mother, Anissa writes:
Ashley is beaming with pride now that her grade has improved, and she understands the concepts being taught. She works best with the 1 on 1 support. Kendra has done an excellent job nurturing Ashley's independent personality and using her strengths to gain confidence in the math skills she does possess. When homework is complete and time allows, reviewing past concepts would benefit Ashley's memory retention skills.
Testimonial from Wendy R. :
Tutor Doctor has been a life saver for us! What I especially love about Tutor Doctor is that we've been able to get great help very quickly! The tutors are able to come to our home at our convenience. So far we've met three tutors, each one an expert in their respective subjects.
At one point last year, my child was several weeks behind in Geometry and had a deadline not only to complete the work, but to prepare for the final. It was a very stressful time for us. Vivienne came to the rescue and was able to catch her up quickly...and she got a solid B on her final! This year another child of mine needed some extra help before taking the SSAT test. Elizabeth met with her for four sessions and helped her brush up for each section of the test. She gave my child confidence as well as a great review that I know helped her on test day.
I have recommended Tutor Doctor to several of my friends already and have heard nothing but great success stories...so much so that they have also recommended Tutor Doctor to their friends!
P.S. We are using our extra hours to get some coaching in writing. We met Jeannene this evening and at this moment, I can clearly hear how engaged my child is in her instruction.
Thank you, Daphne and Tutor Doctor! A++ with bonus stickers!
Testimonial from Justin, Santa Catalina
We received Oliver's SSAT results. He did a tremendous job in Math. Please let Tony know how pleased we are with the results!! We may want to resume with tutoring in March.If you don't hear from me, please feel free to call in late February.
Testimonial from Jasmine's teacher, Speckles
Your work with Jasmine has been extremely helpful and she is doing very well! She scored a 91% and 99% on her last two cumulative tests in Language Arts. Generally, her math is very strong. I have discovered the same thing...if she misses a problem; it's typically because she didn't read it carefully and not because she does not understand it. She received a score of "proficient" on her last 4 writing assignments. Overall, she is scoring proficient or advanced in every subject. I do not have any areas of "concern" for Jasmine. However, it still does take her a long time to complete assignments. From my observations, this is just the pace she works at. She is not losing time to meticulousness or distraction. The writing program this year emphasizes three things: proper capitalization (beginning of sentences and proper nouns), punctuation, and descriptive language. Our main focus has been on writing a paragraph. The students are currently writing 5 sentence paragraphs but the actual requirement is only 3 sentences. I hope this helps! Thanks again for all of the excellent work you are doing with Jasmine.
Testimonial from Maureen E.
Brent is doing great. Tutoring has really helped. He still needs help and needs to continue to improve in math facts/speed (and probably always will) but he is getting there!
His last groups of papers were definitely an improvement. Jeannene Blocker has been an excellent tutor for our son! She is always on time and prepared. He has passed his Hall of Fame math facts in his class thanks to her. His self-esteem has improved as his grades go up! I wish we had started using Tutor Doctor sooner!
Thanks a lot! Great fan of your program!!!
Testimonial from Claire R.
The initial visit by the executive director to the student and his family is very helpful. The ED observes the student, in our case, our son who has learning challenges, and recommends the tutors who will be a good match. The tutors are exceptional and professional, and they are also committed to seeing our son succeed in his classes.
Testimonial from Jenny P,
I want to sincerely thank you for spending so much of your time going over your program so thoroughly with me. As an educator I can easily say that if my child was struggling in school I would have the utmost confidence with Tutor Doctor. I will also refer my neighbors, friends, and anyone else looking for a tutor to you. I truly believe it is a quality intervention that you offer.
Thank you again and I wish you the best with your growing company. I know it will continue to be a success.
Testimonial from Andrew and Ashley's mom (middle and high school),
I just want to say that Christina is awesome and she always goes above and beyond. I'm not good at responding to feedback but we love her.
Testimonial from Mr. and Mrs. McNab, school board director of Speckles Unified School District, on their son Billy's progress:
We were happy with his progress over the summer, and feel that Amy helped him improve reading comprehension, reading skills and paragraph construction. His spelling is still a problem (but we feel that it did improve) and we will continue to work on that. This year he is in third grade and his teacher is Mrs. Torres. We have already spoken to her to have Billy evaluated early in the school year so that if she feels he needs extra work, that we can come back to Tutor Doctor to continue.
Thanks to Amy and Tutor Doctor for a successful summer.
Warmest Regards, Amy McNab
Dakota's Mom says:
Since we began tutoring on December 13, Dakota has improved by leaps and bounds in Algebra and Science. Her original state was running panicked from one test to the next, turning in unfinished homework as a result of procrastination, and scoring D's and occasional F's on her tests. We have made such progress in her study skills as a whole, that she now studies HERSELF on a daily basis, and feels much more confident about testing. Her improvement at test prep has even overflowed into her other classes, especially Grammar, which stressed her out significantly when we first met, and now seem simple and routine. Also, she now has the tools and understanding to OVERCOME her obstacles in Math, instead of just giving up on them. Naturally, we have also covered much actual material, from physics formulas and chemistry equations to polynomial division and trinomial factoring. But even more impressive, we have improved Dakota's METHOD of learning. She is much more self-reliant and responsible, has no fear of new Science and Algebra concepts, and tests are no longer the bane of her existence. A great improvement from my perspective.
All grades are A's and B's now...
8th Grader in Jeopardy of graduating-
Paula was stressed out and afraid she'd be prevented from walking in her 8th grade ceremony as she was receiving an F in Algebra. We enrolled her the first week of April and in the first week of May received the email form her mother "Update.... Paula now has an A average in math!
Thank you sooo much.
Thank you so very much. You helped us turn what could have been a very horrible ending to P's middle school experience into a truly wonderful and memorable period for all.
I'm certain this summer will fly right by, so we'll speak soon! "
Dear Daphne/Tutor Doctor,
I wanted to express my sincere thanks to you in regards to my daughters amazing progress in school since starting with Tutor Doctor. Dakota has only been with her tutor for two months and already her test scores in grammar, science and history have gone from D's and F's to high A's.
Her overall grades are now strong B's and A's. Your careful selection of matching the right tutor to the student was spot on. Dakota looks forward to her time with her tutor, Vivian. My daughter is totally engaged during her sessions and now truly understands the material of the subjects, instead of just guessing and it going in one ear and out the other. I feel she is finally retaining the information and is actually enjoying what she is learning.
Her confidence level is through the roof and she feels she is very capable of achieving great success as a student. She is learning ways of studying and organization that is making her more proactive and self-motivated, skills that will follow her for a life time. As a parent I am thrilled to see my daughter thriving and blossoming, no longer do we have arguments over her test scores. What a relief.
Our relationship has improved dramatically; I do not feel like I have to worry as much anymore.
Yay!! It is the best money spent and we will continue to use Tutor Doctor for years to come.
-With much sincerity, Tracy Healey
Just wanted to let you know that the girls truly like Vivian, and better fit than ________.
I really like the way Vivian took charge and knew her Spanish and helped Kaari and made corrections to Kaari's Spanish dictation.
Thanks for keeping me in the loop! Good to know that the study guide was for review only...that means we more than covered it. :). Ashley said she got an A+ on her science vocab quiz we studied for! Annissa and I were thrilled!
Hi Daph, I can't tell you enough how excited the girls are with Joyce. I understand WHY she is so popular she is amazing!! If she can't do every week I understand but we are (the girls) are willing / eager to have her whenever her schedule can accommodate us. Just let us know who might be here next week & the girls will be ready. Joyce is so fast paced, when she sees you have it she's on to the next. Kaari was actually laughing which she never does until she's comfortable with someone. She is so VERY professional also. Chat with you soon. Thanks TONs, Nissa
--"OMG she it like a 110x better (then her last tutor), I love her mom. " said Ashley,
"She so cool" said Kaari. Well there you have it. Can we keep her?? Thanks Daph I know this is going to one of Ashley's best year.
From what Andrew is saying, he had very good sessions with Richard. He was so proud last Wednesday, came home after school with an "HONORS" award. Both Andrew and Alex received this award for the first trimester.
We notice a big change with Andrew's confidence especially when working on his homework. Usually, he'd be whining about how difficult the homework is, but now he will just sit down quietly and complete them on his own with very minimal assistance from anybody at home.
Extend our deepest appreciation with Richard and Jill.
Thank you Tutor Doctor! My son Bret had two very challenging classes during this past winter, math 30, and chemistry 30. We knew that he needed a tutor. We were very fortunate to come across the Tutor Doctor. From the very first's phone call with Roxanne, we were pleased. We felt that they really cared and wanted to help. Roxanne and the tutor that was assigned to Bret were very committed to making a difference and truly helped Bret. The assigned tutor was always on time and the convenience of someone coming to the house was very helpful with our other time commitments. I would highly recommend tutor doctor to anyone who needs extra help with their child's studies. Sincerely,
-Jodi, Parent of Bret
"We love Phil! Ethne is thrilled and excited! He just "got" her, and she sensed that. After he left, she sat and did her work...a huge shift! It was like magic. This is someone who gets what her life is like. Great, great fit! Thank you,
-Parent of Ethne
"You have permission to use my testimonial as you see fit. There is no way Torie would have gotten an 86% on her Geometry final and a 90% on her research paper without Stacy's help. We are very grateful for you and her."
-Hilary, Parent of Torie
"I really like working with Ryan. He has helped me a lot with my school work and makes me feel more comfortable and confident when I'm working on it. I trust him a lot and he is easy to talk to. I can talk to him about things I don't talk to other people about, and he gives me really good advice. He is very patient working with me, and is able to tell me how to do things in a way I can understand, which my teachers don't do all the time."
-Bryce, Student from British Columbia, Canada
We would want more tutoring for Aaron, with Angela, you were so right she is perfect for helping him. Aaron is improving slowly but consistently, we are happy with the way Angela and him connect. Aaron is always waiting for her, and ready to learn. Best Regards,
-Juanita, Parent of Aaron, Toronto, Ontario
Chad's new tutor Amanda is awesome. They both work well together. The second week she had a rule chart made up. "Chad's rules" the 4th rule was smile. I thought that was so cute. He likes the new attention and route. Just want to let you know. Thanks so much for your support. Sincerely,
-Dorie, Parent of Chad , Ohio , USA
Since Tutor Doctor hired a tutor for my 8th grade son, he has been eager to learn. He looks forward to having a one on one session to help him with his comprehension and a better understanding of his homework. I see that my son has much more self esteem and his attitude is much improved because his grades are much improved. Overall, I love that he is getting the kind of help he needs to get him through the difficulties of learning.
-Laila, mother of Daniel Hawthorne
We are very happy with our experience to date with our son's tutor, Ryan. We were not sure what to expect when we signed on, but Ryan is very conscientious and relates extremely well with our son, Bryce. They have really made a connection. We notice that Bryce actually looks forward to his time with Ryan and gets his supplies together and sits down at the table as soon as Ryan comes to the door. The help Ryan has given him seems to make Bryce much more confident when working on his school assignments, and has led to achieving better grades. Previously, when working with us, Bryce usually procrastinated and avoided his homework as long as possible. He actually now stays after school to work on assignments and projects if needed something we have never seen in the past.
-Jim & Robyn , Parents of Aaron
Thank you Tutor Doctor! Upon first contact with Roxanne, a Tutor Doctor Education Consultant, I was impressed with her personable and professional approach towards helping figure out how best to meet my daughter's tutoring needs. We have loved the fact that the tutor comes to our home - an absolute luxury within our hectic daily schedules. He is always punctual, professional and is an excellent listener. The tutor is clearly very knowledgeable and competent in his ability to help my daughter better grasp mathematical concepts with which she has been struggling. At the end of each session, he always provides me with a summary of the tutoring session and offers my daughter encouragement. At the end of every session my daughter has commented that, 'things make much more sense now". She has greatly appreciated the tutor's patient and creative approach! We highly recommend Tutor Doctor to anyone seeking tutoring services! Sincerely,
-Evelyn, Parent of Student
Class studies move so quickly these days and it is sometimes difficult for kids to grasp certain concepts, especially in Math, in such short time frames. Our daughter needed an extra boost in Math and we found it challenging to help her since teaching styles and techniques have changed so much since we were in school. We decided to seek out the experts. We found Tutor Doctor at a local Health Fair. They matched our daughter with a certified teacher who is highly qualified and familiar with the current curriculums. The tutor provides summaries of what they did in each session and what to expect from the next session. Improvements were seen within two weeks when our daughter made high marks on her Math test at school. We are extremely pleased with the Tutor Doctor's services and business practices that we recommend them to anyone who wants to improve their child's academic performance." Thanks tons,
-Darcy & Jason, Parents of Student
We would really like to acknowledge Jill. She has been more than we could have even wished for! She is extremely good at her job, she is kind and patient, and has found a connection with Nicholas that goes beyond better grades. She has become someone that he looks forward to seeing, someone with whom he shares his good and bad moments from school. He looks up to her, and her sound advice helps him to tackle some of these issues. Basically, not only is Jillian teaching him academically, but she is also teaching him socially. She is an all-around great influence. (She has a warm spot in all of our hearts!) We are very grateful for her and your wisdom of placing her with us. Thank you,
-Betty, Parent of Nicholas
Things with Cathy are going extremely well. She and Emily are working together very well and Emily is thriving under her tutelage. We are all very pleased. Thanks so much for your help in getting them together! Regards,
-Edith, Parent of Emily
I feel that Zack was a wonderful fit for Alex and I feel with his skills and Alex's hard work Alex will have no problem in getting his GED. I also feel that whoever you pair up with Zack will be successful. Zack is a very patient, understanding, caring and knowledgeable individual. Please if anyone needs any reference just let me know. Best Regards,
-Dianne, Parent of Zach
I want to tell you how much I appreciated all your efforts to arrange for tutors for my grandson, Matthew, a sophomore. The fact that you were able to arrange within 1 day tutors that were extremely competent in a difficult subject (Organic Chemistry), were flexible with their hours to accommodate Matthews schedule and were pleasant to work with was simply amazing. Thanks to your responsiveness and caring to Matthew, he did excellent on his finals and got a good grade for the year. Looking forward to working with you next semester. Again thanks, Very truly yours,
-Larry, Parent of Matthew
We just received our sons ACT scores and we are all very pleased! He had a composite score of 20 which is a 4 point increase over his previous result. He scored 20's in Math, Science and Reading and a 19 in English. We are thrilled!!! Please let Christine know we are very happy with what she did for him. We will recommend your services to anyone we know!
-The Bennett Family
Carol has been more than wonderful in assisting me with Jonathan - a definite keeper in my books!!! It really has helped Jonathan, and I can see the change in him as the week's progress!!! Thanks again for hooking the two of them together!!!
-Lily, mother of 4th grader
Dear Tutor Doctor, As a result of Bella's tutor, she now has a solid foundation in math. Ms. Kaitlyn always comes extremely prepared with manipulatives that she has made in order to relate to Bella's learning style. Bella is building confidence in math and always looks forward to her tutor sessions. In addition, my daughter's teacher provides Ms. Kaitlyn with math concepts prior to her teaching them in class, allowing Bella an opportunity to work with her tutor to grasp the concept in a learning style that is beneficial to her. Kaitlyn is an excellent tutor! Thank you!
-Alma, mother of 2nd grader
We are very happy with Daryl. He is a wonderful tutor and relates to Matt very well. He is able to explain things in a way that Matt can understand. When Matt doesn't understand something at first, Daryl is very patient and uses another method to help Matt work through a problem. Matt is doing so much better in Algebra, because of his time with Daryl. He actually understands what he is learning now and is much less frustrated. I'm sure that Matt would have failed Algebra, as he had a 47 average. I am fairly confident that in this relatively short amount of time he will pull his grade up to a C or better by the end of January. Thanks for your help.
-Ann-Marie, Parent of Matt
Samantha received a 100% on her test! Her teachers commented at her conference that she seems to be more confident in all of her subjects. Please let Charity know she is doing a great job! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Regards,
-Jane, Parent of Samantha
"We hired Steve and we had our first tutoring session today. It was fantastic. Steve handled the whole process beautifully and the tutor was on time, and more important... my son thinks she's fantastic. If you have a student struggling in a subject, PLEASE save your marriage and your sanity and call Steve. And I swear, this is an unsolicited testimonial..."
-Parent of Student
We just received her report card & had parent-teacher interviews this morning. Her teachers have said in the past few weeks she has done a complete turnaround! They can't believe it's the same little girl that started the year off with them. We are SO very PROUD of her. Tiyana has built some confidence in her which in turn has caused her to begin to interact in class discussions. Thank you for this. Her report card this term was the BEST one she has EVER had in her 3 1/2 years of school. Again, thank you. This is just what our little girl needed.
-Erin, Parent of Tiyana
My wife and I wanted to send a note of appreciation for the great work that Patrick of Tutor Doctor has been doing in tutoring our grandson Tyler. Patrick's sessions with Tyler have given our grandson a new sense of confidence in his abilities and a more solid foundation in math and language in the classroom. We tried several other programs and have found yours to be far and away the best. We thank you and Patrick and look forward to continued improvement in Tyler's work over the coming months. Kind regards,
-Fred, Parent of Tyler
This is just a note to let you know how pleased we are with your services. Tutor Doctor matched our daughter with one of their professional tutors perfectly. This tutor has helped our 15 year old daughter to use principles created for her specific learning style, that will not only carry her through high school & college, but well into life as an adult. We appreciate the integrity and knowledge that Tutor Doctor and our tutor has brought into our weekly sessions. I don't know how our daughter would have been able to continue on in the 9th. grade without the assistance she has received because she was missing many concepts that would allow her to successfully continue. Now with all the knowledge she has received, I know that she is going to be successful in all she tries to accomplish. Thank you Tutor Doctor and our tutor for all you have done for our family.
-Mary, Parent of 10th Grader
I received the result of the math test right after I handed it in and my mark was 95% and they require only 85%. It is better than I expected, thank you and Sean (tutor) very much.
-Lisa, University Math Qualification Student
As far as some feedback regarding Jeff tutoring, I will say that it is going very well! Olivia has warmed up to Jeff a lot. I was so afraid that things would be really difficult because the very first session was a nightmare!! Olivia was very unreceptive of the idea of being tutored but after that first initial meeting all has gone VERY smoothly! Jeff seems to be a very patient teacher and he and Olivia work very well together. I do think that you found us a good match with Jeff and he's been doing great work with Olivia. I look forward to the tutoring sessions because I know that Olivia is getting very good help in the areas that she struggles with. The extra help has made an improvement on Olivia's overall attitude towards her school work and I am very pleased. Thanks so much Jerry and hope you have a great day!! -Michelle, Parent of Olivia, North York, Ontario We got his report card yesterday. Second quarter two Bs and 2 Cs and really wonderful comments!!! I will make a copy for Katie and she can share it with you. Just beautiful...
Thanks, again. -Miriam, Parent of Sam
I looked at various tutoring comp anies, but one that stood out the most was Tutor Doctor. With its great reputation and friendly franchise representatives, it wasn't a very hard choice. Tutoring has been a great experience for me, and in many different ways. I have really enjoyed meeting an assortment of different people, both parents and children, and getting welcomed into their homes with smiles and excitement. I have greatly benefited from the extensive traveling to different students as it gave me a chance to get to know the city more. The extra income has been very beneficial, especially for someone living away from parents and the financial security they can sometimes provide. However, most importantly, I feel that I have really grown as a human being. I have developed an extremely strong level of patience, and have greatly fine-tuned my communication skills. I am confident that the wisdom that I garnered from being a tutor for Tutor Doctor will follow me for the rest of my days. All the best,
Thanks Brian! You are always very helpful! Just to let you know. I think you are the best tutoring company I've been associated with thus far!