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Frequently Asked Questions
 

What Parents Should Ask . . .

  • Does my child need a tutor even if he/she is doing well in school?

  • Does my child need a tutor if he/she is doing well in school except for one subject?

  • Does my child need a tutor if he/she wants to get a high PSAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, or MCAS score?

  • Does my child need a tutor if he/she is bored in class?

  • Is there proof that tutoring will actually help my son or daughter?

What Parents Should Do . . .

  • Should I choose The Science of Learning Center to tutor my child?

  • Where can I get more information about The Science of Learning Center to see if it is the best tutoring company for my child?

  • Is there a guarantee that with tutoring my child's grades will go up or scores will improve?

Answers

Question 1:  Does my child need a tutor even if he/she is doing well in school?

Answer: Yes! Tutoring is for all students who want to become better students. Parents--look for these red flags.

  • Your child's SAT scores are not as high as his/her school grades.

  • Your child's teacher or school counselor recommends one-on-one help.

  • Your child's grades start to fall even though they are working very hard.

  • Your child spends hours on homework but it never seems to be done right.

  • Your child seems to be caught in a cycle of frustration and failure.

  • Your child has lost interest in learning.

  • Your child experiences extreme anxiety or cries before tests and exams.

  • Your child is reluctant to go to school.

  • Your child's teacher reports that he/she is acting out.

  • Your child says, "I'm too stupid."

  • Your child says, "I give up."

  • Your child complains that he/she has no friends.  

  • Your child craves junk food.

  • Your child hates sports and exercises as little as possible.

  • Your child is a "couch potato" or TV addict.

Your child will benefit from our new learning strategies that will motivate him/her to want to do his/her best--especially in the face of the ever-increasing competition surrounding school and college admissions. Combined with our mc2 methodologies, we are able to tap into your child's unused capabilities, synchronizing the left and right sides of his/her brain, and teaching him/her to use his/her mind for whole brain thinking. 

 

Question 2: Does my child need a tutor if he/she is doing well in school except for one subject?

Answer: Yes!  Students often need help with only one subject at school and perhaps only for a short time. Due to disinterest or trouble with a teacher, they could be less inclined or motivated to succeed in a class. Tutoring will allow your child to specifically target one subject - learning the tools he/she will need to overcome what is challenging to him/her.

Question 3: Does my child need a tutor if he/she wants to get a high PSAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, or MCAS score?

Answer:  Yes! Your child will definitely benefit from a tutor while preparing for any of these standardized tests. We guarantee at least a 100 point score increase. We can teach your child proven and effective strategies for these tests to help him/her succeed. We use practice exams as a diagnostic tool to help us design a program tailored to your child's unique educational needs. Yes, 100% of our tutoring students get much higher standardized test scores.


Question 4: Does my child need a tutor if he/she is bored in class?

Answer: Yes! Tutoring will help your child learn better study skills and organization. This will help him/her conquer his/her studies with increased enthusiasm. He/she will feel like he/she is confidently engaged in the classroom instead of just being taught.


Question 5: Is there proof that tutoring will actually help my son or daughter?

Answer: Yes! Sometimes students cannot get the individual attention they need in the classroom, and it is often evidenced by lower grades or SAT scores. With individualized tutoring, students are not afraid to ask their own questions. Our experienced tutors identify even the smallest knowledge gap that could be keeping your child from "being the best they can be."

"The Boston school district ranked 208th out of 212 school districts in Massachusetts in 2002 for MCAS scores (MCAS Scores, Bostoncentral.com). In addition, only 65% of students take the SATs, with an average score of 887 out of 1600 in 2003 (About BPS, BPS Website)."

To view more information on the Boston Public Schools, visit their website at http://boston.k12.ma.us/bps/bpsglance.asp. The Learning Assistance Center at Xavier University looked into tutoring statistics for the 2003-2004 school year. To see their data, go to http://www.xu.edu/lac/ Tutoring_Stats.htm.

One-on-one tutoring by an experienced teacher has been proven to increase test scores, classroom performance, and participation.  In addition, students become more confident, independent learners which raises their self-esteem.


Question 6: Should I choose The Science of Learning Center to tutor my child?

Answer: Yes!  At The Science of Learning Center, we study both the science and the art of learning to understand better the technology behind how the brain works. By synchronizing the functioning of both sides of the brain and strengthening the bridge that joins them, students are able to access ever deeper regions of their minds and, simultaneously, to improve dramatically their academic performances.

Secondly, we only use certified and experienced teachers in all subjects as tutors for our students. Our CEO, Linda Samuels, has a revolutionary approach to teaching that she shares with all her tutors. Her passion is to motivate every student to excel, break barriers, and become the best that he/she can be.  You can be assured that a unique program will be designed for your child that builds the skills and instills the motivation that ensures his/her individual success.

Thirdly, the Center is introducing into the United States (from Korea) the mc2, a revolutionary electronic device that utilizes state-of-the-art technology to improve concentration, accelerate learning, and induce a state of deep relaxation that appears  paradoxically to facilitate more effective focus and more rapid processing of information. We have repeatedly found that the mc2 is a powerful, effective adjunct to our tutoring.


Question 7: Where can I get more information about The Science of Learning Center to see if it is the best tutoring company for my child?

Answer: Email us at LSamuels@LearnScience.net or call us toll-free at 1-877-414-4192 or locally at 617-908-9660. We can send you a complete information packet that will answer many of your questions or we can set up a face-to-face confidential conversation.


Question 8: Is there a guarantee that my child's grades will go up or scores will improve?

Answer: Yes! 100% of our tutored students get higher grades or standardized test scores! We stand by our money-back guarantee.
 

 

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