our method

How it works

We firmly believe in working one-on-one, directly with the student, with the tutor looking at the student “eye to eye.” This method has proven to be the single most effective approach for tutoring. Ask your teacher friends!  Better yet, ask our clients!

“I should have called you sooner!”

A great number of our parents tell us just that when they call to arrange tutoring for their student.

Will you be one of them?

Unfortunately, parents wait too long to secure the help their student may need for the next term. This results in “catch up” that is not good for the student or the parents.

Your Location,
Your Schedule

Rather than taking away from your family/personal time by forcing you to drive yourself or your student to an isolated classroom or center, we come to you. We currently tutor students all over the Hampton Roads Southside, as well as Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  In your home, across the kitchen table, is the best possible location for supplemental learning. It is personal, non-threatening and without interruption. Only one person is the center of attention: your student.

Tutor A Team schedules tutoring sessions at a time that is convenient to the busy parents and students: after school, weekends, and over the summer. Let us know what works for you, and we will make it happen!

Any and All
Subjects

We will provide tutors for virtually any subject. This includes coursework specifically for learning disabled or gifted students, SOL remediation and test prep, as well as pre-college prep, SAT/ACT test prep, writing college application essays, prep for ASVAB testing, and tutoring for college students and adults.

In fact, we once had a family call us seeking a tutor to help them learn American Sign Language so they could communicate with their deaf grandson. After they worked with one of our specialists, we were happy to hear of their Skype sessions, successfully chatting away with their grandson!

We will do whatever it takes to find the tutor who will help you or your child be successful.

Your Child’s
Curriculum

Your child becomes the focus of the curriculum for each session, and the work is driven by the student’s immediate needs in the course. We do not force our standardized curriculum on you.  

In tutoring centers, or in small-group sessions, the work tends to be generalized in an attempt to meet the needs of the whole group.  Instead, we use the student’s own homework or area of study as the initial basis for the session. We find that students are most stressed about the work they don’t understand right now, the material they need to learn for the next test.  
We help take the pressure off the student and give them immediate victories to build motivation and self-confidence. 

The Perfect
Tutor

Your tutor is a critical member of your child’s team. Tutor A Team puts a special emphasis on providing you with the right person, someone whose experience and skills, along with his or her personality, is a good fit for your child. Your tutor will obviously know the subject matter, and will also have a personality that conveys empathy and the ability to communicate with enthusiasm and passion.

Each tutor is individually selected only after we have had an interview with parent and student present. If you are interested in becoming a Tutor A Team tutor, let us know!

The Team
Approach

With your and/or the student’s permission, we will stay in touch with the classroom teacher. Our experience is that the teachers want success for their students and are simply overwhelmed at providing individualized instruction for large numbers of students.

Working as a team is the best way to accomplish everyone’s goal: success for the student. Most teachers are “cheerleaders” for our program and gladly collaborate with our tutors.

No High Pressure Contracts

Contracts can put undue pressure upon the student and/or parent. Tutor A Team requires no contract! We offer instead a Letter of Understanding that spells out the terms under which the parent, tutor and company develop the award winning process.

Having no financial contract removes the parents’ concern about the cost of tutoring and allows for a more relaxed, results-oriented learning environment that can be terminated at any time without any financial penalty.

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The Cost

We are not a franchise. You save money because we pay no franchise and royalty fees. Costs are simply determined by an hourly rate as low as $55/hour in your home. Some clients require special accommodations that impact the cost of services, and we are happy to discuss this with you.

Tutor A Team asks the parent to pay for the tutoring one month in advance. No long term financial contracts are required. Payments can be made by cash, check, or money order. You pay for only completed tutoring hours!

Payments are made to Tutor A Team via a monthly invoice and not to the individual tutor, so parents and students do not have to make awkward transactions when the tutor is in your home and ready to work with your child.

The bottom line is this: our program works!

We are confident that you will choose Tutor A Team

This is what our happy clients are saying!

Tutor a team helped my soon to be second grader get back on track! He started in the 7% percentile for reading at the beginning of summer and by the end he was at grade level, and even answering some third grade questions. Worth every penny !!!read more
Lindsey Rose Lockwood
13:05 10 Aug 19
The formula used to select the best tutor for my child’s class subjects and needs is great. Professional and polite staff/tutors come to my home. My child learns in a safe and comfort environment. The extra support provided by our tutor is exactly what my child needs to be successful. Tutor A Team is worth their weight in gold!!read more
Amber Grant
13:23 17 Nov 17
Our tutor was patient and helpful. Would highly recommend Tutor A Team! They were easy to work with and attentive to our needs.
Anne Kelly
11:10 27 Jul 17
Great tutors unfortunately my daughter just dislikes math lol.
Cathy Emerick
20:32 25 Jul 17
My son worked with an A+Team tutor, who was actually his former teacher, and she was very patient with him. This is a great group of people! My son has made tons of progress and enjoyed the sessions. Thank you 🙂 P.S. They also give world class customer service. read more
Lisa Curtis
19:32 25 Jul 17
Great help, got me through calc2!
Ronald Shilling
15:02 24 Jul 17
Tutor A Team is a professional organization! We have utilized their services for 2 years and the results have been excellent. Their tutors really know how to work with kids. We needed evening appointments due to our high school student sports schedule and they worked with us consistently.read more
Kay Carpineti
15:34 22 Jul 17
This tutoring service is not in the same category as other tutoring services. The tutors are professionals. Jim and Sam went above and beyond to find the right tutor for my daughter. If you want a babysitting service, look elsewhere. If your purpose is to get your child or teenager a qualified educator to help them with their goals, Tutor A Team is the place to go.read more
John Fitzgerald
19:32 21 Jul 17
I was extremely satisfied with the tutoring services provided by Tutor A Team. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail given by Jim Waldman when initially pairing my daughter up with her tutor. Which, was a perfect match. Chris Tucker was amazing with her....she went on to make honor roll all year, which is a first for her. Thank you Tutor A Team!read more
Nikki Ogle Burris
13:31 21 Jul 17
My high schooler had an excellent experience being tutored in Honors Physics and AP Calculus. He also received SAT prep that was very helpful. Would highly recommend!
Sharon Chay
03:26 21 Jul 17
Excellent tutor. Professional. Just the right amount of prep - not too much in addition to the schoolwork load (AP and other classes). So appreciated in-home one-on-one attention. Score increased 110 points. Very satisfied.read more
Kim Horton Whitfield
03:06 21 Jul 17
Amazing experience! My daughter Junior had a C in trigonometry before A Team and brought the grade up to an A!My freshman daughter had an F in Algebra 1 and was able to get the grade up to a C! Tutor A Team worked around my kids busy schedule and spent the time to ensure they learned the skills needed to become more proficient in both classes! I give the a 110%!!!read more
Herman Green
01:32 21 Jul 17
Great experience with Jim and his team. They are working with my son on SAT prep and he's learning a lot and gaining confidence!
Stacy Wrucke Eslich
20:25 20 Jul 17
Wonderful experience. Very professional and friendly. I requested help at the concerns of my son's teacher which I didn't see and neither did his tutor. But I hired the tutor anyways. It only exceeded him . Thanks Jim Waldenread more
DeBorah Debbie Curtis Parrish
20:25 20 Jul 17
Last year my daughter struggled with math, algebra to be exact. She has always had a hard time in math. This math deficit caused her to not want to do any of her school work. This year has been different from the others though. Since my daughter started receiving help from your wonderful tutors, Mr Christopher Tucker and Mrs Dorothy Zinn my daughter has been an A B student in all of her classes. And we couldn't be happier. Algebra 1 part 1 final grade A.read more
Tammy Randall
13:41 23 Jan 15
This month celebrates my 5th year as a tutor with Jim Waldman and company. I have to say, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. He is a pleasure to work for, and really cares about the kids we are hired to help.read more
Betsy Smith
17:16 16 Dec 13
I couldn't offer enough positive reviews or references for Jim Waldman and his entire "TEAM"! They were able to start a tutoring schedule with my high school student in the late spring, within two days of my first inquiry! Then the billing process is simple, well explained and easy to take care of. The quality of the tutor him self, and his follow up through out the summer and into this year has been professional and sincere! Thank you Tutor A Team for a job well done!Rev Guillread more
James Guill
18:51 04 Oct 13

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