Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to make a reservation to attend one of your tutoring classes?
Classes scheduled on the calendar do not require reservations or pre-payment. Simply show up and take a seat.
- Do I have to make an appointment for private tutoring?
All private sessions are scheduled directly with the tutors via email. The list of tutors available for each course is listed on the home page. To set up an appointment, send an email with your class information. Please keep in mind that our tutors get a lot of emails so some may be accidently skipped. If you do not receive a response within a few days, please call (979) 485-8556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where do I go for the classes or sessions?
All our classes are held at the TutorJohn building. There will be signs displayed on the windows to indicate which room a class is being held. –
So as not to disturb a class already in session, please wait outside or come in where our office is located. –
Most of our private tutors meet at the TutorJohn building unless requested otherwise.
- How much does a session cost?
Rates for each tutor can be found on the Prices page. They also accept cash, check, and credit/debit. There is a $0.50 surcharge for paying with a credit card.
- What forms of payment do you take?
We accept cash, credit cards, and checks. Checks must be made out to tutorjohn, not the tutors. There is a $0.50 surcharge for credit card payments.
- Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
No, we try to keep the class sizes small, that means we have almost never turned a student away. When class sizes do get large, we will double up on the class instead of selling tickets. You might want to show up early for a few of the larger classes only to get the seat you want, not to make sure you get in.
- Should I pay for tutoring in advance (buy a season pass, etc.)?
This is a tactic that some of the local tutoring establishments use to trap you with their services. Be warry of anyone that wants an application fee for tutoring. I prefer that you come in and try my service before you pay a large sum of money and commit to yourself to a bad business. Once you have purchased a season pass, you are trapped with that business. They have your money, what is to keep them honest?
- What do I need to bring with me?
That varies from tutor to tutor. For scheduled classes, we will provide note packets, so just bring a pencil and a graphing calculator. I also recommend having a notebook handy.
- What makes you different from the other tutoring places?
First off, I will keep my class size small. A small class allows you to ask questions, it allows me to give you problems to work before you leave, so I can check and see if you are understanding the material, another is that you are not crammed into a desk that was designed for a 10 year old, and I try to keep my sessions as short as possible.
- Why do the teachers hate tutoring places?
Only the teachers really know the answer to that question, but I can speculate. First, I think that some of it is the old green eyed monster, jealously. The owners of a tutoring service, typically make way more money than your teacher does. Second, I will tell you things that they don't want you to learn, like the easy way of answering a problem. Third, it is a lack of knowledge on their part. I don't always teach the traditional methods, which can confuse a teacher who doesn't know the material the way they should (they also don't like it when students question them, it makes them feel dumb, and they think that they are smarter than everyone else because they have a piece of paper that says so. It is just a stupid piece of paper, go wipe you ass with it. ), and finally, I will tell you when they are just plain being mean. The math department at both A&M and Blinn seem to be filled with this type of person.