Test-taking strategies

Many tutoring services help students boost their test-taking skills so that they increase their confidence and their chances of passing standardized tests.

Sample test questions: Tutoring sessions sometimes offer students the ability to practice answering similar questions to what they will see on a test.
Focus on strategy rather than knowledge: Test-taking sessions help students learn strategies for successfully answering questions rather than focusing on what they actually know.
Different strategies for different formats: Test-taking strategy sessions focus on how to answer multiple choice, short answer and matching questions correctly and may also focus on strategies for answering questions in a particular subject area.

Special needs modifications

Students with special educational needs such as those with ADHD, autism, and other disabilities may not be able to grasp information the way it is taught in school. Tutoring services often present information in alternative ways for these students.

Tutor expertise in certain disabilities: Tutors may be specially trained to work with students who have certain conditions.
Distraction-free environment: The tutoring environment may be set up to minimize distractions for ADHD and other special needs students.
Shorter assignments, manipulative, and other modifications: Tutoring centers may offer modified assignments or special tools to help special needs students learn successfully.

Focused sessions

Typically, each tutoring session focuses on one topic or theme. Tutors work with the student on this area to make sure he or she understands all major concepts.

Practice sessions: Sessions may consist entirely of practice questions or drills to help solidify concepts.
Redirection: If the student asks off-topic questions or engages in irrelevant discussion, the tutor redirects his or her attention.
Homework assignments: The tutor may assign homework to help solidify concepts.

Progress reporting

The tutor regularly tracks the student's progress so that the student--or the student's parents--can see what is being accomplished.

Online reporting systems: Some tutoring systems allow students and their parents to set goals and check progress online.
Mini-goals: Tutors may report progress towards small goals as the tutoring relationship progresses.
Student/parent conferences: The tutor may meet with students or their parents before or after a tutoring session to discuss progress.

Regular contact

The tutor must stay in regular contact with the student in order to maximize progress towards goals.

Online chat and email: Some tutors email students or chat with them online between sessions to make sure all their questions are answered.
Regular sessions: Tutoring sessions are usually once or twice a week and follow a consistent schedule.
Video sessions: Some tutors meet regularly with students over video chat.

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