tutors in calgary

A tutoring agency just offered me a free In-Home assessment. The agency strongly suggests that my child should be assessed by them so they can find out my child’s educational gaps.

Be careful about tutoring agencies that offer you free assessments. These agencies are trying to fool you into believing that they are professionals who are conducting a genuine educational assessment. When if fact they are far from a genuine education assessment. A genuine academic assessment should only be conducted by a qualified psychologist trained in assessing students academically. Schools offer this assessment for free if they find that your child needs more academic support beyond the scope of the classroom. What these agencies are trying to do is serenade you into buying their services. Let’s face it, once their in your home you feel more obligated to purchase their services because you think they have wasted their time on you and your child. In essence what you have just done is invited a door to door salesperson who would like you to buy their tutoring products.

Tutoring centres also do not administer assessments by a trained and qualified psychologist. They are using the same type assessment that your nearby special education teacher in your school has access to. The reason why tutoring centres are giving your child an assessment is because they need to give out worksheets to your child so they can work independently while they teach the other children in their group (size varies from 3-5 students who are in different academic levels). This ultimately means your child would receive less one-on-one attention. This is why Tutors For less Works! You can’t get any better than the one-on-one individualized attention your child receives from our tutors.

At Tutors For Less we feel strongly about not administering assessments. Your child needs to build his/her confidence from the start. An assessment that occurs before they start a tutoring program might turn your child away from receiving valuable tutoring assistance. With 1 on 1 tutoring, our tutors can pinpoint areas of improvement and gaps in learning right on the spot. Therefore, there is no need for an assessment, because the tutor is always constantly focusing on your child’s progress.

Why should I not choose my local or nearby tutoring centre?

Tutoring centres do not provide 1 on 1 individualized attention. Most tutoring centres will have a 1:5 Student to tutor ratio. Some tutoring centres don’t have a tutor at all. You child is simply given worksheets to be marked by end of the tutoring session. Most Tutoring centres will mention to you that they have a mandatory $300 assessment fee which assesses your child’s grade level. The reason they need assessments is because in order to work with 3, 4 or 10 other students they need to give your child worksheets at their assessed grade level while they work with the other students in a small group. Divide 4 students into 60 minutes. That is only 15 minutes of individualized attention. Tutoring centres will not work on your child’s homework. Our tutors can work on your child’s homework and provide extra resources to assist and enrich your child’s learning.

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Why are you different from other In-Home tutoring Agencies?

Tutors For Less is established by school principals. We are at the forefront of academic education. Our tutors are thoroughly screened and reference checked for their ability to teach and relate well children, teenagers, and adults. At Tutors For Less you choose the type of tutor you want. Be it a University Student, University Graduate, Masters Graduate, Certified Teacher, or a Professor. We carefully select the right tutor for your child. Most other In-home tutoring agencies will send you what they have and you have no choice in the tutor you select? That is why you can have a piece of mind when it comes to Tutors For Less. You can be rest assured that we have found the right tutor for you. Our philosophy at Tutors For Less is to help your child acquire the academic skills and strategies to be successful in the classroom. Our tutors can team up with you, your child, and your child’s teacher to make sure that your child gets the appropriate accommodations to help him/her succeed in the classroom.


I found a cheaper rate.

Did you know Tutors 4 Less has a Lowest Rate Guarantee   Find another home tutoring agency out there with a lower rate and we will not only match the rate but beat it by 10% of the difference.  

 Our tutors go through a rigorous screening process to make sure that when we are sending you a tutor you will receive a tutor who is professional, caring, patient, reliable, and knowledgeable about the subject matter they are teaching. Tutors For Less would rather not send a tutor to your household if we knew that the tutor would not perform to the best of his/her teaching abilities. Ask about our discounts, call Tutors For Less Today!

Some tutoring centers may offer a cheaper rate for group style learing, but keep in mind for that extra $5 to $10 dollars per hour you could get 1 on 1 in home tutoring.  Group tutoring has been proven to be less effective than 1 on 1 tutoring.  

Someone found us a tutor before you did.

Quicker is not always better. Please remember that Tutors For Less takes their time by thoroughly screening, interviewing, and selecting their tutors to make sure they are an ideal match for your child. We also try to find a tutor that is located near your residence. This way if you had to schedule an extra tutoring session before a quiz or exam, your tutor may be readily available if they live close by. The wait time to find a tutor usually takes between 5 –10 business days. Please be patient as Tutors For Less is working very hard to find the right tutor for your child!

Tutors in Calgary