Frequently Asked Questions for McMaster Tutoring


 

  • How do I register for a class?
    • All you need to do is register online for a free trial class. If your child joins the class after the trial class, we will use this as your formal registration. 
  • How much does it cost?
    •  $160 for a normal four weekend month or $200 for a normal five weekend month.
  • How many students are in a class?
    • The exact number varies from week to week, but you can expect between 8 to 15 students in every class.   
  • How long is each class?
    • Each class is two hours long.
  • What is covered in each class?
    • Students can expect to learn reading comprehension, essay writing, grammar, and vocabulary each week. In the SAT classes students will also see a section of the SAT or ACT every week. 
  • Are the essays graded?
    • Yes, we use AP standards when grading students papers. All papers are returned to students with comments and instruction.  
  • Is there homework?
    • Of course there is! Student's can anticipate an hour or two a week.
  •  My student is in all advanced classes and I am worried they will not be challenged.
    • Excellent! You have found the correct place for your child. 99% of our students are in advanced classes, and we treat them accordingly. We have not run into this problem. If for any reason your child is not being challenged, please let us know, and we will make sure they are. 
  • When can my child come in for an evaluation?
    • We will evaluate your child based on their performance during the Free Trial Class
  • Which class should I register my child for?
    • When registering your child, please sign up for the grade they are currently in at school. All students must start at their current grade level. 
      • ex. If your child is in 7th grade and is taking a 8th grade ELA class you would sign them up for the 7th grade class.  
  • My child is in an on level class at school. Is McMaster Tutoring the correct place for them?
    • Our curriculum is designed for students in the Honors, Advanced, and Accelerated students. If your child is a hard worker and is determined to make it into higher level classes, then we are the right place. If your child is struggling to grasp the basics of Language Arts and is struggling to maintain a B plus or better in a On Level class at school, we may not be the correct fit.  Our classes dive into the more complex aspects of Language Arts and a strong understanding of the basics is required. If you are not sure, by all means please send them to a Free Trial Class and see how they like it. 
  • What is your Curriculum?
    • We are here to help the top students achieve their absolute best in Language Arts. We use an intense living circular curriculum that covers reading comprehension, essay writing, grammar, and high level vocabulary. We constantly teach these fundamental concepts in an ever increasing difficulty spectrum. There is no start-to-end finish line with our curriculum. It is our goal to accurately assess how our students perform in all
      classes so that we can create material to enable students to achieve mastery in areas of deficiency. We teach to our top students and therefore do not spend time on remedial aspects of Language Arts outside of our elementary classes.
  • Do you cover Common Core?
    • We use Common Core as a guide to ensure our students are excelling in their school work, but we do not follow it as our curriculum. Our curriculum is much higher and more intense than the Common Core guidelines.