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Great work in helping me understand my math classFeb 25, 2019Verified
I have had an excellent experience using Above Grade Educational Services. Jocelyn has been very helpful and responsive in helping me to set up my tutoring and my tutor, Fio, has been excellent. Each session with her is helpful and works to build on my skills and she is responsive to any questions or requests I have for extra practice. Grateful I found this company!Aug 1, 2018VerifiedAbove Grade Educational Services LLC.'s reply
Thank you Lana! We are just as grateful to have you as a client. Fio enjoys working with you too, and we are excited for you to take your test!
I truly enjoyed working with Jocelyn and Laura! Jocelyn was extremely responsive and timely in her responses to my emails. When I had my initial conversation with Jocelyn, it felt like I was talking to a close friend. She got a feel for my personality to match me with the best tutor, Laura! Laura is extremely sweet, patient, and knowledgeable. Although she is a native Spanish speaker, she is still able to explain and break down various grammar rules/terms, which has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of the language. I would definitely recommend working with Laura to improve your Spanish speaking skills :)Jul 9, 2018VerifiedAbove Grade Educational Services LLC.'s reply
Thank you, Jazmin, it was such a pleasure to talk with you and get to know you. We are thrilled you enjoy your lessons with Laura!
I use an online tutor through Jocelyn´s company. I am thrilled about my lessons in addition to my progress. I appreciate the organization of the lessons.Jan 31, 2017VerifiedAbove Grade Educational Services LLC.'s reply
Thank you Paige. I am thrilled you are already seeing progress :) I look forward to helping you progress more before your trip!
Its been very convenient to do my French lessons via Skype. I feel that this type of private tutoring is more effective than other methods Ive tried, since it is tailored to my particular interests and time available to study. Also, I get immediate feedback on my pronunciation and comprehension, so that I dont build errors into my acquisition of the language.Jan 7, 2019Review from Google
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?In our pricing, we aim to be fair to both the customer and the instructor. The company policy is to I focus on quality and not quantity. Therefore, we only have a limited amount of students each instructor can have on their roster. We are not the cheapest company as we believe teachers should be compensated generously for their hard work. We are not the most expensive company as we believe in being fair and modest to our customers. Lastly, we have a price structure built in place to ensure commitment from both the customer and instructor.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically, a client will call and tell us the areas they or their student has struggled. We will arrange an appointment for a comprehensive assessment. During the first meeting, the evaluation targets the strengthens and weaknesses of the student. From there, we are then able to create an individualized learning plan. How to start: Initial Consultation Assessment to pinpoint areas of strengthens and weakness Review of Assessment Start lessons
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As the lead at Above Grade, I have taught and consulted now for almost ten years, in addition to obtaining M.Ed in Education. I am currently seeking my Doctorate in Education. My certifications include elementary (all the content areas), Special Education p-12th grades, Reading endorsement K-5 and ESOL education p-12th grades. All of our team members are graduates with either undergrad or graduate degrees in the areas they specialize. Our combined team has over 45 years experience in teaching, tutoring and mentoring. We all have an excellent rapport with our clients, and we cannot wait to help you or your student achieve success!