Calls for tutors rise with school year set to begin

Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 21:04:59-04

APPLETON (NBC 26) -- Ahead of the school year, tutoring experts said some parents are concerned about online learning for their children.

“We’re definitely busier," Appleton Tutoring Service founder Hamid Almozaffar said. "This is the busiest we’ve been.”

Almozaffar said virtual learning shouldn't be the only instruction students get. He recommends supplementing that with one-on-one teaching from a teacher, parent, or tutor.

“Part of that reason is during that one-on-one time a lot of times the student has to teach back the information they learn," he said. "It’s not just interactive learning but the process of understanding that material.”

At Appleton Tutoring Service, kids go through a free diagnostic exam to see where they can improve their learning. They'll then work with a tutor in the office or virtually. Almozaffar said tutors can guide students through material and help them understand the process of what learning is all about.

“The confidence that their students get, and that confidence and that emotional factor is really important for a lot of them," he said.