A: Our program is run by a professional staff of licensed teachers, all with Masters degrees and subspecialties, enabling us to handle a wide range of learning needs. In general, we work with the children in small, intimate groups of no more than three, twice a week for 45 minutes during your child's camp day. If you request more weekly sessions or prefer private tutoring, we can accommodate that request as well (additional rates apply).
Q: Are the sessions disruptive to my child's camp day?
A: As part our registration process, we discuss your child's interests with you and build their tutoring sessions around their favorite activities. Each child is picked up and escorted back to their group at the beginning and end of each camp activity by their tutor. This ensures a smooth transition out of/into their camp group.
Q: Will my child feel stigmatized by leaving their group to go to tutoring?
A: While every child is unique, we make every effort to have your child feel as if their tutoring session is just another enjoyable activity given during their camp day. Our tutors are fun, energetic people. More often than not, the children that we tutor tend to look forward to their tutoring sessions.
Q: How do you assess my child's needs?
A: As part of our registration process, we ask for permission to speak with your child's teacher to determine their strengths/weaknesses throughout the school year. Additionally, we discuss, with you, areas you would like us to focus on. We use this information to plan tutoring sessions, minimizing any gaps between school ending and camp beginning.
Q: Will I get progress reports on how my child is doing?
A: Yes. Our tutors send home weekly notes to inform you of what was accomplished during the week. In addition, you will receive a final progress report at the end of the summer session which you can share with your child's upcoming school teacher.
Q: Do you only offer group tutoring?
A: No. We are open to discussing individual, or any other, tutoring session arrangements you have in mind. Depending on the availability of our tutors, we do our best to accommodate all requests. Pricing may vary.
Q: Why choose Bridges To Learning?
A: We have created a solution for the concerned parent. You no longer have to choose between a fun-filled summer or tutoring for your child. We bring the tutoring to you.
Q: How long has Bridges To Learning been in existence?