Many people who call our office ask if we offer a “program.” We do not offer a pre-packaged program that must be followed from A-Z. We believe that, in many instances, the program is the problem. That is, the rigid hierarchical, bureaucratic programs promulgated by state and federal agencies often hinder and limit learning and creative thinking. Tutoring should offer the exact opposite approach. Tutoring should provide enrichment and one-on-one creative approaches that allow the student to think outside of the proverbial box. At NVTS, we believe that the key to academic success is intellectual freedom. “Programs” offered by many large corporate and franchise entities do not address this critical learning factor. They simply embellish and reinforce the problem.
We provide students of all educational levels the skills necessary to unlock their potential by providing our one-on-one approach to improve overall academic performance. We offer methods to remove anxiety from the learning process.
Our belief is that the keys to successful tutoring are: a genuine and sincere desire to see students succeed academically; enthusiasm for the teaching process and thorough knowledge of content areas coupled with classroom and individualized experience. Our tutors will tailor their approach to the needs of the student, thereby getting better, more targeted results. Our tutors will also travel to your home, school or any convenient public facility.
The first step in our process is to understand your specific needs (from learning goals to scheduling constraints and tutor preferences). Suggest strategies (how often you may need tutoring, whether diagnostic testing might be helpful, etc.,) how we will work together to find a solution. Give us a call if you’re ready to get started or just have questions.
“Using Northern Virginia Tutoring Service has been such a positive experience and I will definitely call you in the future, if my son is ever in need of tutoring help again. Thanks again for helping to get my son and me through a very rough school year!”
“Having your tutor work with me helped me to focus on what I CAN do rather than letting me dwell on the negative. I don’t think I would be taking the MAT exam next week without your services. Should I need additional tutoring, I will absolutely contact your firm. You are the best!”