Frequently Asked Questions
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A: We recommend 2 tutoring sessions per week to provide maximum benefits. (back to top)
A: No, you are not obligated to commit to a set number of sessions for your child. Tutorials are both scheduled and billed at the start of each month. Parents are free to choose, upon tutor availability, the day(s) and times. However, we suggest that students come on a consistent day and time. (back to top)
A: Typically, students are scheduled for a one hour tutorial. The duration of each tutoring session depends on the child's age, programming needs, and number of academic subjects taught within a class. Some children at the tutoring centre receive instruction for 1.5 hours or 2 hours. (back to top)
A: Absolutely! We, at Oakville Preparatory Services, always encourage feedback and communication from all parties involved with a child's education! Tutors conscientiously read report cards, educational assessments, and Individual Education Plans to fully understand the child's educational history to build a foundation for future success. (back to top)
A: The directors of Oakville Preparatory Services use the placement tests devised for the Direct Instruction programs. On average, the testing is scheduled for one hour. If a student is being assessed for three or four subject areas, the testing may take a little longer. We do not charge for more than an hour since students work at a different pace. In addition to placement tests, directors use informal testing methods. (back to top)
A: No, it is not compulsory that a child take on extra homework assigned by a tutor at Oakville Preparatory Services; however, homework provides additional opportunities for a student to practise, solidify, master, and apply concepts presented in tutoring sessions. Homework assigned by our trained tutors is always at the student's level and maximizes the value of the tutoring experience. (back to top)
A: There are a few factors that affect the service fee for Direct Instruction tutorials. D.I. requires specialized teacher training, it is intensive teaching, and program materials are costly. (back to top)
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