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Tutoring Service

Help kids excel academically with niche tutoring.

This story appears in the January 2001 issue of

The national debate about whether students have too much homework shadows the critical importance being placed on academic success. Surveys indicate that parents of school-age children say their number-one concern is their children's . Accordingly, there's a growing demand for academic tutors by parents at all socioeconomic levels.

Tutors offer students individual attention-something in short supply in crowded classrooms. Tutors can customize what they teach to the level and needs of each student, allowing students to learn at their own pace without the pressure of peers or authorities. While national chains are providing tutoring services in many communities, self-employed tutors are charging-and finding work for-as much as $150 an hour.

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