Things to Keep in Mind when Choosing a Tutor

The Benefits of Tutoring One-on-one

Tutoring is not for the faint of heart. It is an experience like no other, working through the toughest part of a student’s learning process, and we do not take this job lightly. 

Tutors are unique in that: 

  • They are typically educators teaching in their spare time
  • They are experts in their field
  • They need to be able to identify, reinforce, and reassess where the student requires aid
"..[Math] tutoring was effective in every condition...[T]he results showed that tutoring increased procedural computation, fluency and word problem skills."
Antonio J. Gutierrez Jr.
Math Tutors: The Research Basis for the Effectiveness of Tutoring in Public Education

Tutoring is not just for children who struggle with reading or students who need help with algebra.Tutoring is also for the individual who needs help learning English to include on his resume, or the woman who wants to receive her GED in order to pursue her college degree. In short, tutoring is for everyone, at any stage of life. 

A High-Caliber Tutor

The U.S. Department of Education states that, “using a qualified tutor can improve a struggling reader’s word recognition and reading accuracy by 50% in one year.”

That’s a huge claim – that means students can improve their understanding of subject material by a considerable amount with consistent tutoring! The key element to this statistic is the word qualified. What makes a tutor qualified? Results. 

At Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep, we believe a quality tutor is:

  1. an experienced educator
  2. someone who is results-driven 
  3. a person who maintains a consistent, driven attitude 
  4. a curious individual. Curiosity spreads to students and we desire to see students not only excel in subject material, but also in their daily lives.

What’s the biggest difference between local tutoring companies and enrichment centers and Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep? Well, we teach students. Typical tutoring sessions with our local, leading competitors means time reviewing subjects. While reviewing is very helpful, we like to recognize student’s strengths and weaknesses from the get-go and provide personalized learning plans so that when the time comes, the student is well-equipped when being taught subject material in the classroom. We provide an in-depth assessment, see what requires work, match it to the required TEKS (the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and generate a lesson plan to tackle specific subjects. That means we are a results-driven company comprised of high-caliber tutors. 

Flexibility and Consistency

When choosing a tutor, you need to know that he or she will be there for your student through the thick and thin. Trust is developed when an educator can consistently show-up for your student again and again. Our policy is that we provide in-home, private tutoring from the comfort of your home and we strive to meet your schedule needs. We also go to libraries, coffee shops, daycares, and even schools (yes, we have contracts with some local schools and provide tutoring during the day! Contact us for more details on how to have a Planting Seeds Tutor visit your student during the school day). 

The need to succeed is higher than ever, and we provide packages to students based off hours used. Here’s our per-hour breakdown when choosing a tutoring package through Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep below:

Please contact us for more details regarding hours, pricing, and availability.

Would You Benefit from Tutoring?

Would you, or your student, benefit from our in-home or online tutoring offered in Austin, Dallas, South and Central Texas this summer? Absolutely! Contact us today to receive information regarding tutoring for English, Reading, Math, Science, History, and Test Prep. Curious about what subjects we teach? Click here to visit our website at You can also contact Planting Seeds Tutoring with your questions at (972) 342-6496, or via email at

Do you or your student require tutoring in another subject? Please check out our list of Core Subjects to find out what we offer. Additionally, visit our blog to keep up with new and exciting content, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact us today before the school year begins!