Hired 3 times
2 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
Mon - Thu
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Alexa’s tutoring sessions with her students are fun and engaging. Children respond to her because it is obvious to them that she cares about them. Her skills as an educator, her customized approach to each individual student and the preparation and she puts into each session is the reason her students improve so much during their time with her.Nov 24, 2018Smart Start Tutors's reply
Edward, Thank you so much for your kind review! I very much appreciate it. Best, Alexa
Kendrick W.Jul 11, 2018VerifiedSmart Start Tutors's reply
Kendrick, Thank you so much for your review of Smart Start Tutors. I greatly appreciate it! Please let me know if there is anything else that I can provide to make your experience as positive as possible. Best, Alexa
Scott P.Jul 18, 2018VerifiedSmart Start Tutors's reply
Thank you so much for your review, Scott! I very much appreciate it. Best, Alexa
Alexa is a gift. I was fortunate enough to have seen an advertisement in our neighborhood circular. I have a 10-year-old who has difficulty with writing. He is a bright kiddo who had been so discouraged with his writing. The process was so hard for him. We had a great tutor before Alexa but, needed convenience. TO MY SURPRISE SHE WAS AN EVEN BETTER FIT FOR MY SON. He has made so much progress in just 4 months. She really pushes him forward but, in a way that has made him feel more confident vs defeated and exhausted. He has gotten his very first "A" in a writing assignment! this is a huge deal for us. He started using much more descriptive sentences, staying on topic, and began building better summaries. The "A" was just the icing on the cake. Alexa is very communicative. She provides great support outside of tutoring. She requests opportunities to speak with his language teachers. She listens to my concerns and has made specific suggestions - like the 10 min fun writing task we do at home a few times a week as a supplement. My kiddo sometimes does not realize we are doing work at all. We started with Alexa as a way to prevent the summer slump and have decided to continue through the school year because we are both incredibly satisfied with the quality of tutoring she provides.Oct 16, 2018Smart Start Tutors's reply
Jamila, Thank you so much for your kind remarks! I have loved working with your child and am looking forward to continuing to help. Alexa
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Smart Start Tutors offers competitive per session pricing. Package pricing options are also available. Included in each session is 60-minutes of one-on-one instruction with your child (per session), planning time to develop customized lessons for your child, all materials, progress notes, and time spent communicating with teachers. All pricing options will be reviewed during an initial complimentary consultation.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Step 1: Our process begins with a 20-minute complimentary consultation with the parent(s)/ caregivers. We will discuss tutoring options and your specific child's needs and goals. Step 2: An assessment session is conducted to pinpoint your child's specific strengths and academic gaps. A full report with the assessment results and a customized action plan is provided. Step 3: The decision is made to continue on with tutoring or not. The parent(s)/caregivers choose the payment option that is right for their child's needs and schedule a series of lessons. Step 4: Individualized, customized lessons are designed based on the assessment results and other observations. Lessons are taught using a multi-sensory approach either in our Silver Spring office or via Zoom. Ongoing: Progress notes are shared with parent(s)/caregivers to ensure continuous communication and progress.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Alexa Imwalle, M.Ed. is a former elementary school teacher. She has 7+ years experience teaching a variety of grades and students with a variety of needs including special needs children. Alexa holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Dayton and a Masters degree in K-12 Literacy Education from Loyola University Maryland. Alexa is a certified Reading Specialist.