Our Hours of Operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The following are FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) in regards to our tutoring service. For more information, please click on the respective topics:
How do I know if my child needs tutoring?
A person needs tutoring if they are not achieving their maximum potential. Because we all have different learning curves, one child may reach their maximum potential at a slower rate than others. However, a tutor may help expedite the process.
Please click here for common signs that your child needs tutoring
What if the tutors does not know how to approach the problem?
Let's face it! Not all companies do what they say! Especially when it comes to tutoring. Some companies claim that they can help you with your homework, but still do not deliver. Or, when they do deliver, they do not deliver as expected. At Tutor for Good, our tutors are both reliable and honest! Although all of our tutors are experts in their field, we understand that no one knows everything. If any of our tutors do not know how to approach the problem, or can not figure it out, we will follow the following process:
1. Try to find out! If we don't know how to approach the problem, we will try to find out. Our tutors have access to an extensive library of resources that they can use to help them during the session.
2. Examine the problem! We will re-examine the problem to see if there is anything that we missed.
How long will my child need tutoring?
Each child is different and learns in a unique way. The length of tutoring (online or in-person) is dependent upon how your child progresses. Some students progress quickly and others take more time.
What types of payment do you accept?
NONE. Tutor for Good is a 100% free nonprofit project of Felicity Motivational Group. We do not accept any forms of payment for providing our services. However, we do accept donations. To learn more about donating to our cause, please click here.
How do I get a tutor?
Before you can get a tutor, you need to go online and register. Our registration page is linked below:
What subjects and grade levels do you tutor in?
A detailed list of subjects and grade levels that we tutor in can be found in our subjects page.
How much does tutoring cost?
NOTHING. Forum Tutoring provided by Tutor for Good is 100% free. For Live Tutoring, we charge a fee of $20/year to help us cover the technology costs associated with providing such a great service!
Do I have to sign a contract?
We do not use contracts of any kind. Tutor for Good offers session by session tutoring.
Do I have to pay before I can register?
NO! Both tutoring and registration is always free and no credit card is required.
How much is a learning solution for organizations?
The cost of a learning solution varies depending upon the subject and grade level of the student. Please contact us for a free quote / estimate!
Why do I need to register with Tutor for Good?
Registering with Tutor for Good is the first step in getting you started with our online tutoring.
Is registration free at Tutor for Good?
Why was my password not accepted while registering?
Your password must be at least 8 characters long and have 3 of the following 4 types of characters:
- Upper–case letters (ABC…)
- Lower–case letters (…xyz)
- Numbers (0123456789)
- Special characters, such as #, &, *, or @
Why didn't I get my registration email confirmation?
If you did not get your email confirmation, please check your "spam" or "junk email" folder. Some emails clients have high filters.
What are the features of your tutoring system?
Our tutoring system has numerous features that are sure to please. Regardless of your age or subject, our system can adapt to your needs.
- Whiteboard with symbols, formulas, and shapes
- Voice conferencing
- VOIP conferencing
- File transfer
- Image uploading
What are the system requirements to get started with online tutoring?
To get started with online tutoring, you only need a computer with a broadband internet connection. No special equipment or software is needed. However, you may find a microphone and speakers on your computer to be useful.
A digital writing pad is also recommended, but is not mandatory. This will help you to type, write or draw pictures on the whiteboard effectively. You can write /draw with a mouse as well, but at times it may seem difficult to navigate with a mouse. To buy a digital writing pad from one of the nation's largest and most trusted suppliers, feel free to click on the links below.
Do I need a particular brand of writing tablet?
No. We do not recommend or endorse a particular brand of writing tablet. There are numerous choices to choose from in the market, and all perform the same basic function (e.g. IPAD, Android, Genius GPAD)
Do I need to download any software before I begin my session?
No. There is no software to download. All components of the tutoring session including the whiteboard, voice conferencing, and teleconferencing are hosted by Tutor for Good. You will need to have Java, a platform that is pre-installed on 99.9% of all computers in the world. To learn more about Java, please visit their site:
Removing the need to download software is just one of the ways that Tutor for Good has simplified online tutoring.
What kind of internet connection do I need?
A high speed internet connection (such as DSL or Cable) will work best for our tutoring sessions. A dial-up connection with an output better than 32kbps would also work well. To determine your connection speed, please click here. It will take you to a site that is outside of Tutor for Good. You will need to select the server or city that is closest to you.
How easy is it to use Tutor for Good's tutoring services?
Our tutoring services are extremely easy to use. The student logs in and initiates a tutoring session. The student and the tutor communicate using our computer-based dynamic whiteboard screen that is easy and interactive. Both the tutor and the student can write, type, chat or draw on it, with both of them watching what is being written or drawn.
How convenient is your tutoring?
We provide tutoring over the internet from the convenience of your home. No driving to learning centers on weekends, no more tutors in your house and no more looking around your dorm for help! You get high-quality; live one-on-one assistance, access to worksheets and other educational content round the clock.
How does your tutoring compare to learning centers and other tutoring systems?
Tutor for Good is better than regular learning centers since students receive quality online tutoring for free. Most learning centers have three students per tutor and charge $50 or more per hour. Others provide only worksheets and are not flexible with their appointment times! Our interactive features make learning engaging and more effective than other tutoring systems.
What is the average length of each tutoring session?
After months of research, our analysts have determined that the average length of a tutoring session is thirty minutes.
Is there a limit to the number of sessions I can take?
No. Our services are on demand, so you can start whenever you are ready.
Isn't thirty (30) minutes a long time?
Thirty minutes is neither too long nor too short. According to our research, it is the perfect amount of time for on-demand tutoring. Out of consideration for other students in the tutoring queue, a tutor may end a session after 30 minutes. If you need more help, just go to the appointment calendar and schedule another session.
Often times, students log in needing just one question answered. However, one question often leads to another and they soon find that their questions need clarification.
Which curriculum does the tutor follow?
Tutor for Good's tutors will do their best to adhere to national standards. Our internal standards have been developed in accordance with the top state curriculum in the United States. Our tutors use the most commonly approved US textbooks to ensure they are teaching appropriately.
Upon request, we also provide learning solutions for schools, institutions, and organizations. For more information, please contact us.
How do I upload a file?
In case you wish to discuss a specific assignment, you have the option of uploading the assignment or specific subject matter text during the session itself. On the bottom left corner of the whiteboard, click on the "send file" icon. The maximum file size which you can upload is 10 MB. Your tutor will be able to access the document and discuss it with you during your session.
We recommend doing this at the beginning of each session (within the first 5 minutes); since this time period will be used for preliminary questions and preparation.