Dear Parent -
I had my academic ups and downs, but no subject gave me more trouble than French. It was a constant low point on my report cards, and my persistent struggles in class took a toll on my confidence.
The challenge of learning a foreign language is two-fold. First, having spent all of our lives trying to master English, it can feel like a highly unnatural process to throw away all those grammatical rules and vocabulary words. Second, when a student begins to struggle in French, the problem is often compounded when classes are taught primarily in the language itself. My teachers were adamant that we speak in French, which led to a reluctance to raise my hand for fear of embarrassing myself in front of friends and classmates.
As in my case, these factors can snowball, making it extremely difficult to catch up. Yet for all the challenges of learning a foreign language, private French tutoring is a remarkably simple solution. An expert French tutor can give your child a safe environment in which to ask those embarrassing questions, and a tutor can also move through content at a pace that is appropriate for your child.
Most of our students work with their French tutors once a week for 90 minutes. Lessons focus on your child's specific class work, and the goal is to strengthen his or her understanding of the structures, diction, and vocabulary that are the foundation of the French language. In addition, your child's French tutor will assist with preparation for important quizzes and exams.
Fortunately, the positive effects of tutoring can also snowball. As your child becomes more confident with grammar and pronunciation, he or she will become more involved in class. As that happens, the need for French tutoring begins to fade.
Learning a new language can be one of the most fun and rewarding educational opportunities, but it doesn't always come naturally. If your child would benefit from the support of a private French tutor, I encourage you to keep reading below to learn more about StudyPoint and our unique approach to academic tutoring.
CEO & Co-Founder
In class the teacher needs to keep moving whether your child understands the concept or not. Your French tutor will work at your child's pace and will review material until it's clear that he or she has mastered the concept.
Our focus is your child's schoolwork, and a key responsibility of our tutors is to help your child prepare for and succeed on important tests and quizzes. This involves reviewing homework, discussing concepts, and completing practice problems.
Our goal is to help your child earn a stronger grade in French class, but equally important, our French tutoring will help your child take ownership for his or her learning and become a more successful, independent French student.
Our experienced French tutors have degrees (and often advanced degrees) from some of the country’s best colleges and universities.
They’re experienced, passionate teachers, and they know how to engage students and break down difficult concepts.
Being smart isn't enough—our tutors are able to listen well and communicate clearly, and they adapt their approach to fit your child.
To be effective, an educational program has to work with your family's schedule. We make life easier by bringing the tutoring to you through two convenient options:
Our flagship program, which we launched in the late 1990's, our in-home tutoring option provides you with the unparalleled convenience and personalized attention of a private French tutor who will work with your child right at your kitchen table. All lessons are one-to-one, and your instructor will ensure that each session is highly focused on your child’s unique needs.
Instead of meeting at the kitchen table your child and the tutor meet in a custom online learning environment. This innovative tool enables them to talk through strategies and complete practice problems, just as they would on a workbook at your kitchen table. Online French tutoring replicates the in-person tutoring dynamic, and it’s remarkably effective.
Students spend 50% of their waking hours at school or doing homework, and something that occupies such a large amount of time inevitably plays a big role in their happiness. School is tough—there are social, emotional, and academic challenges.
Ultimately, the end goal of a StudyPoint tutoring program is improved performance in school, and that improvement is easily measurable—an A on quiz, an outstanding test, or a report card worthy of the refrigerator door. We believe the best measure of your child’s understanding and progress is the French grade on his or her report card, and that is how we measure our success with clients.
Yet there is an added benefit—something that is difficult to measure but easy to recognize. It is the sense of accomplishment that comes from working to improve something and seeing positive results. Few smiles are as big as the ones that accompany a strong report card.
Our greatest reward is the positive feedback we get from parents who report their children are now confident and happy in school as a result of our French tutoring.
"We were extremely pleased - with the communication, the flexibility, and really working with us to get results in a tight time period."
"I just wanted to share the happy news with you. [Our daughter] got a 30 on her ACT. We could all not be any happier. I knew from the minute she started working with you she was going to improve. Whatever you did was magic and just what she needed."
"I can't say enough about the impressive results our son achieved in raising his ACT scores as a result of working with StudyPoint. The Program Manager and our tutor were both highly professional and genuinely interested in our son's success throughout the process."
"Our tutor was wonderful. He was very flexible in scheduling, he was calm and encouraging to our son. And, he really had great advice on the whole process. He is a credit to your organization."
If you'd like to learn more about one of our programs or are ready to enroll your child in tutoring, please contact us. Our Enrollment Consultants are experts in their fields and would be happy to help with recommendations for tutoring programs, courses of study, standardized tests, and admissions support.
Thank you for your interest in our programs!
You can expect one of our Enrollment Directors to be in touch within one business day.
If you have an urgent tutoring need, you can reach out to a member of our staff directly at 1-87STUDYPOINT (1-877-883-9764).
We are certain we can be a resource for you and your family this school year, and we look forward to speaking with you!
—The StudyPoint Staff