San Diego Tutors' Year-Round Tutoring Services include:
private, individualized academic tutoring conducted in a positive, interesting manner by an expert who has worked for decades as a Special Education Resource Specialist, Special Education Teacher, and General Ed Teacher.
general education & special education students*
*support for learning disabilities, ADD, & ADHD
reading, writing, general math, spelling, & all subjects (K-8th)
reading, writing, study skills, test preparation (9th-12th)**
some services available for Special Needs college students
in-person, "one-on-one" tutoring
remedial instruction for learning problems utilizing individual learning styles
study and organizational skills training
help with homework / projects
motivation and encouragement
educational consultations available
communication with school staff and professionals
Resource Specialist services for private and charter schools
Summer and vacation(s) services with remediation of skills available
Due to the specialized nature of the tutors' experience and training, the educational consultation and quality of the tutoring is above and beyond what might normally be provided by other tutors.
The causes of student learning problems are addressed, with insightful recommendations for students, parents and classroom teachers as part of the service.
Excellent references available! **on a case-by-case basis
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why might tutoring help?
Individualized, private tutoring has consistently been shown to help our student clients, over the years, because they receive personalized attention in the areas of need from a highly experienced, specially credentialed teacher. Study skills and remediation of problem academic areas are included, so the student can rapidly make progress. The student is taught strategies to approach his/her schoolwork that work to improve learning, even when away from the tutoring session.
During the current school year, many schools will be cutting out the personnel who provide extra help and classrooms will be overcrowded. Students may experience learning problems and those who already have these may find they receive less help than before.
San Diego Tutors is committed to making a difference in your child's life and future, by providing a level of excellence that can produce astonishing results. Many of our clients end up above grade level, rather than below, as they were, initially. Our interventions often improve self-esteem and open doors far into the future!
This may be the best thing you can do to enhance your child's academic future!
How much will this cost? What are the prices?
Is the overall cost more or less than franchise-based tutoring?
San Diego Tutors' pricing is competitive with that of experienced teachers, though Mrs. Brinchman's background is more comprehensive, as is that of our highly experienced, contracted teachers. We cost less, overall, than many franchise tutoring companies which hire inexperienced teachers and tutors. Our tutoring contract is much more flexible, also.
Can tutoring costs be tax-deductible?
If your child has certain types of disabilities and a Special Education IEP (Individual Education Plan), some or all tutoring costs may be tax-deductible, if recommended by your physician, under recent Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation. Check with your accountant, we cannot provide tax advice.
2016-2017 School Year Tutoring Pricing:
$55 hour (flat rate) for services provided in our Ramona office. Students seen in-home or at an agreed-upon location may require an additional travel fee of $5 - $15 per session.
Hours by arrangement, w/suggested hours:
1 hr. once or twice per week for grades K-1;
1.5 - 3 hours per week for grades 2-12
The minimum is 1 hour per week, 4 weeks per month - even one hour a week can help a lot!
Ongoing Educational Consultations are separately available for tutoring clients at the tutoring rate.
Students must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Current report cards and other available school evaluations will be requested prior to start of services.
Our approach is individually designed to make maximum progress. Tutoring approaches and educational recommendations are based on Mrs. Brinchman's extensive experience with helping students with learning problems, rather than the "cookie-cutter" programs often used by franchises. A variety of interesting materials may be utilized to enhance learning, including hands-on manipulatives and multimedia. We teach methods that students can use to assume more confidence and independence with their work.
Where does the tutoring take place? OUR NEW SERVICE AREA: Greater Ramona, CA!
San Diego Tutors in-person tutoring and educational consultations take place in your home*, our Ramona office, or at an agreed-upon location. Prior to Nov, 2016, San Diego Tutors offered services to the greater La Mesa and San Diego, CA area.
Who will provide the services? What are the tutor's qualifications?
San Diego Tutoring and Online Resource Teacher consults is owned by Susan Brinchman, the primary educational consultant and tutor. Mrs. Brinchman has a Master's Degree in Educational Technology with 6 current California credentials and certificates, including credentials in Special Education Learning Handicapped and Severely Handicapped, Elementary Education and Social Sciences; certification as a Resource Specialist, and teaching English as a Second Language. With 25 years of experience in the classroom, including being a Resource Specialist & a General and Special Day Class teacher, Mrs. Brinchman has helped thousands of students succeed. She specializes in learning problems, with fast results that are often amazing to the students' parents, regular teachers, and principals. Contracted credentialed teachers with extensive experience and excellent references may also be utilized as tutors with specific cases.
How might my child feel during tutoring?
Our students are very happy to be receiving help in a positive atmosphere! As they gain confidence, through skill building and learning better methods of organization and approaching their work, they feel encouraged. Success is praised and reinforced.
What can students receive help with?
Reading problems are a particular specialty, as well as Written Language, Handwriting, Spelling, and Math. We can work on learning problems of any kind, including attention and learning disabilities. We assist with all school subjects for grades K-8th including General Math, Reading, Remedial Reading, Written Language, Study Skills, school support, help with projects, and test preparation. This includes homework or classwork, as requested by parent(s) or teachers. We can communicate with teachers on a regular basis, if desired. If a student has an upcoming quiz, test, project or report, these can receive attention and may be worked on in our tutoring sessions. Additional sessions are available, on an as-needed basis, to prepare a student for tests and reports. Tutoring contract terms apply.
When does the tutoring/homeschool support take place?
Tutoring is offered in the afternoons and early evenings (Monday-Thursday) and by arrangement, on Saturdays 2-5:30 PM, during the school year. During summer session, tutoring is offered in the mornings and late afternoons, Monday-Thursday. Homeschool support is offered in the mornings and early afternoons during the school year. During most of the summer, most vacations, and occasional holidays, continuing or more intensive services are offered on a flexible schedule to accommodate your needs. We are available virtually year-round to assist your child !
Please note: openings are limited, so check with us as soon as possible, when you need help. We will make every attempt to work with your schedule! A brief waiting list will be established for new clients if our schedule is full.
What might I expect as an outcome of using San Diego Tutors' services?
In the past 30+ years, our methods have consistently produced very significant academic progress, increasing independence and success for students, and parental relief - because the student is more confident and begins to assume more responsibility for his/her schoolwork. Teachers often comment in amazement at the change in our clients and grade point averages often rise - many times, for good! We have seen many great success stories with our students.
How long might it take to show progress?
On the average, in our experience, following several initial tutoring (non-testing) sessions, progress is noted by parents and teachers ... following two to six months, very significant progress is often noted, particularly for those students who attend regularly, meeting our minimum hours per week. Of course, the more instruction (tutoring hours) a student receives, the more opportunity that exists for rapid improvement. Ongoing support is essential to maintain student success. Suggestions for home followup activities are provided, when desired, which contributes to the pace of improvement.
Important: Students who attend tutoring consistently, each week, have the most opportunity for progress. In the case of learning disabilities, the degree of progress may depend on the severity of the disability, but improvement has always been noted. The degree of student effort is important as well. We have a great track record with inspiring students to work hard and become successful, confident students at school.
How many hours will it take, per week?
Even one hour a week can help your child! Students in grades K-1 attend for a minimum of 1 hour, once per week. Students in grades 2-8 often attend for a suggested minimum of a 1.5 hour session once per week (1 hr is also an option)*. The suggested time ensures that enough instruction is received to benefit the student. Many students attend for 2 - 3 hours weekly, to ensure the quickest progress. Our methods are interesting to the children, so they don't mind being in tutoring for 1 (K-1 grade), 1 - 1.5 - 2 (2nd-12th grade) hours per session.
*Note: Recommended time periods may vary, based on number of subjects to be covered, known achievement gaps, and testing results.
Students who are behind in reading or math by several years, or more, often benefit from double the amount of hours, above (ie. 2, 3, or 4+ hours per week, when possible). It is an investment worth making!
We recommend that you try us out to see what a difference we can make in a short period of time! Our current clients and references will confirm this, as well!
How does this type of service differ from franchise-based tutoring?
Tutoring franchises often depend on inexperienced personnel with few qualifications, rather than experienced, highly qualified teachers. At San Diego Tutors, we provide optimal conditions in which to conduct the tutoring. Our sessions are private and individual. We often serve clients who failed to improve after many thousands of dollars spent on franchise tutoring - and the frequent comment is, "I wish I had heard of San Diego Tutors before we spent $8,000 at _SSS_ (franchise)."
How many tutors are there?
Mrs. Brinchman is the primary service-provider and business-owner. There are also a number of other highly experienced, Special and General Education teachers available as San Diego Tutors' providers, for various parts of the county, as needed.
Is it possible to obtain a consult and/or educational testing without tutoring?
Yes, San Diego Tutors can provide consults and educational testing at an hourly rate of $95, for non-tutoring clients.
* If students are seen in-home, an additional travel fee may apply, on a case-by-case basis.
San Diego Tutors
16402 Dartolo Road Ramona, CA 92065
located in San Diego Country Estates
Experience Success ! Contact us today !
serving Ramona, Julian, and Poway, within East San Diego County, California, USA
Our DisclaimerBelow Applies to All Use of this Information Superior Methods +Time + Effort = Progress. We do not guarantee success but have never had a problem producing excellent results, to date, with our superior methods and this formula . Copyright by San Diego Tutors 2009 - 2017- All Rights Reserved