What is your philosophy?
At Academic Achievers, our mission is to help students achieve their educational goals by providing the highest-quality tutors in the industry. Our goal is to give students the tools to thrive in school, to conquer exams and to love learning every day of their lives.
Who are your tutors?
Our tutors are professionals. We do not hire recent graduates with little tutoring experience. Our tutors have been improving the scores of students for a minimum of 5 years. Our Master tutors have been preparing tutors for over 20 years. Although we train all our tutors, it is their years of experience and track record of improved scores that make our tutors exceptional.
Can we change tutors?
Of course! In the unlikely event the tutor and student do not have the right chemistry, a request for a different tutor is honored immediately. Every effort is made to pair the right tutor with your child. Since your child is unique, we go the extra difference to get it right.
Do you have SAT/ACT prep classes?
Unlike other test prep companies, we provide truly customized preparation. We do not offer group classes because each student has a distinct learning style and his/her own unique strengths and weaknesses. We provide only customized one-on-one tutoring at the location of your choice, either your home or our Santa Monica facility. Our students first take a diagnostic assessment, then, based on those results, we prepare individual materials tailored to each student's needs. Monthly reevaluations allow us to continually track and adjust a student's course.
How much are your rates?
Test prep tutors vary in rates depending on the length of time the tutor has been tutoring that particular test, the student reviews, and the score increases. Subject tutor rates vary by the education and experience of the tutor, the grade of the student, and the level of the course.
Our rates are competitive with the other better quality tutoring agencies in Los Angeles. Also, there is no long term financial commitment. You pay by the session and may discontinue at any time.
How do we pay for the tutors?
You will be emailed an invoice prior to each lesson and may pay by credit card. In order to protect our tutor's time, all payments must be received at least 24 hours in advance. All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or the session must be paid in full.
How long are the tutoring sessions and how often should we meet?
Academic subject sessions are a minimum of 1 hour, although 1.5 hours is recommended. All SAT/ACT/ISEE sessions are 1.5 hours minimum. Most students tutor once or twice a week. However, we do have students who work with us every day.
Where does the tutoring take place?
We are primarily a one-on-one in-home or in facility tutoring service. However, we also tutor all over the US and internationally by means of our multi-level internet platform.
What age range do you tutor?
Academic Achievers is a full service educational agency. We have a KinderPrep and Early Elementary division. We also provide Spring Break and Summer Academic Enrichment Camps for those ages. We tutor all elementary and high school subjects including AP and SAT Subject. We are a verified Home School and have students on-site completing their grade. We also have an exceptional and well regarded ISEE, HSPT, SAT and ACT test prep division. Academic Achievers also provides college and private school counselors, as well as application and admissions experts.
In other words, we work with students as young as 2.5, as well as adult, and special needs learners.
Do you do consultations?
We do extensive consultations and written diagnostics followed by continued summations and regular progress reports. We're always available to talk with you. We are local and here to help!