The Secret to Finding Your Child’s Ideal Tutor

By Ann Dolin | Tutoring

Aug 08

We just got some exciting news, and we have you—and, of course, our incredible tutors—to thank! Our test prep tutoring was just voted Best for Families by readers of Washington FAMILY magazine.

Thank you for voting for EC Tutoring. And, more importantly, thank you for the bigger honor of allowing our wonderful tutors to help your children!

We are so grateful that the families of over 10,000 DC and Northern VA students have trusted us to come into their homes and help their children master the skills, confidence, and strategies to succeed in school and beyond.

After 21 years in business, we’ve learned that the best thing we can do for families like yours is to take our time finding the tutor who is the best possible match for your child’s personality, background, and goals.

In fact, we’ve even developed a unique process (called The Dolin Process) to make sure we match students and tutors successfully again and again. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Understand Your Needs

Whenever you request a tutor, we’ll start by talking with you to understand your child’s biggest needs and goals. Do you want your child to achieve a certain test score? Partner with a tutor who is phenomenal with students on the autism spectrum? Meet with someone who can work around their grueling sports schedule? Once we know what you need, we’re ready to move forward and find the right tutor for you.

Step 2: Reach Out to Our Tutors 

Faith, our office manager, ends each day by emailing our tutors to highlight new students’ needs and goals. Tutors who believe they may be a good match for your child are invited to respond.

Step 3: Review Responses

Each morning, our team meets together to review all responses to Faith’s email. If we’re already confident one of those tutors would be a great fit for your child, we’ll move forward in connecting them with your family. Otherwise, we move to step 4…

Step 4: Use Tutor-Matching Software

In many cases, initial email responses from tutors may not include the best match for your child. When this happens, we use our software to suggest better fits, so we can reach out to those tutors on your behalf.

Our software finds the best tutor for your child based on four important criteria:

  • Skillset and Background — Is the tutor skilled, trained, and experienced in tutoring the right subject?
  • Personality — Do the tutor’s personality and techniques match what you’ve told us about your child’s favorite teachers?
  • Location — Will the tutor be able to serve your family in your home?
  • ScheduleWill the tutor be able to meet with your child at a time that fits your family’s schedule?

Step 5: Make the Match!

Once we identify the right match, we can connect the tutor with your family. This is how we send the best tutor for your child to your home for a tutoring experience that’s enjoyable and effective for your child and convenient for your entire family!

We’d love to show you how this award-winning process can help you find the perfect tutor for your child this school year! Just click below to request a tutor and meet your child’s ideal match.

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