How it works

Before the First Session

After you call or email the Chicago Home Tutor, you will receive a free phone consultation during which you can share your goals and expectations and determine if the services will be a good fit.  A tutor will interview you and your child to determine how often you would want services and what we can do to help your child want to come to tutoring (we can purchase rewards and materials specifically to engage and motivate your student).

If you decide to proceed, a mutually agreeable schedule and location will be arranged. A tutor will travel to your house or public library or other public place. 

Tutoring Starts

Tutoring will begin according to the arranged schedule.  We will use research-based (this means science has proven that they usually help) practices.  If our first method does not work, we will try others until an effective program is discovered (see sample report for example of using different methods).  Our tutors confidentially consult one another regarding student progress, so that your student can benefit from the expertise and support of the group.  In order to obtain the maximum benefit, a minimum of 2-3 sessions per week is recommended by research literature (the number of sessions per week is flexible and will be determined based on individual desires).  Tutoring sessions last one to two hours depending on your child’s age and academic needs.  We use data in each session to monitor your student’s progress.  The program can be modified as needed to maximize his or her enjoyment and successes.


After Tutoring

We can provide a report that details the exact dates of tutoring, the methods that were utilized during tutoring, our impressions of your child’s progress in the program, and graphs that illustrate the data taken in each session (please see sample report tab).  This report can be useful for school personnel to understand what has worked well for your student.  If you think your child may have a learning disability (LD) this report can be utilized by your child’s school-based multidisciplinary team as a component of their own evaluation.  The great news is that in some cases consistent tutoring prevents children from needing special education!  If you want to know more about the special education process, we can work with you to understand this as well.

Now it’s time to contact us to set up your consultation!

What Parents Say:

The Chicago Home Tutor has had a transformative effect on our son's reading and writing ability over a really short period of time. Our tutor is fun, approachable and our son loves her classes. He learns by playing and he is proud to show us his progress. She details improvements and compares our child to the average at his age. It's invaluable to know where he stands and how he's doing great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Chicago Home Tutor to every parent seeking for a top class tutor.
- Barbara C, August 2015

The Chicago Tutor was a wonderful gift during a challenging time for my daughter. The whole process worked marvelously smoothly. Ryan was terrific - he kept my daughter motivated and feeling secure. He was also responsive to changes when they became necessary. And he could teach the material well. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
-Joy B, February 2016

Our tutor is an excellent and engaging tutor. She works with my 7 year old daughter on math concepts and is very effective. My daughter actually looks forward to working with her. She is very conscientious and professional; she is always prepared with materials and has multiple ways of approaching the subject. I would highly recommend the Chicago Home Tutor to anyone in need of a tutor.
-Deanna D, April 2015

I am so happy with the Chicago Home Tutor. You can tell our tutor, Laura, has prepared every class meticulously and knows perfectly what each student needs. My son has improved a lot with her help, and he smiles every time I tell him that he will be seeing Ms. R.
-Patricia P, February 2015