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Our Mission Statement
To provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can boost their grades and build their confidence.
The relationships we build at Tutor Tots are all very important to us. We promise to treat all children with the respect they deserve. We promise to provide an environment that puts the fun back into learning, gives children permission to express themselves, nurtures a child's learning journey, builds confidence, and celebrates the uniqueness in every child.
Before starting with Tutor Tots, you will be asked to complete an Agreement for Tutoring Services which will include the type of tutoring, child's name, parent information, emergency contact, cancellation policy, terms and conditions, et cetera. All information is kept confidential, as per the Privacy Act of Canada. Failure to comply with the terms of the Agreement will result in immediate termination of tutoring services. The form is located on the bottom of this page.
Please ensure you read the online policies by clicking on "Online" in the menu located above.
Monthly payments are due on the first day of every month. To calculate your monthly payment, click on Calendarto determine your monthly fee. Failure to make payments on time will result in termination of services.
Payment Method: E-transfer to email@example.com. Tutor Tots is registered for auto deposit.
Please check your emails for any notices, homework PDFs, et cetera. Tutor Tots will try to use texting whenever possible, but things like homework cannot be done through texting. This means that you must check your emails and junk mail regularly.
Cancellations must be made by 9:00 a.m. on the day of your child's tutoring session. There will be no exceptions. Any cancellations after 9:00 a.m. will be charged for the full session and will not be eligible for a make up class. Please note that too many cancellations may result in a termination of tutoring services. Termination will be at the discretion of Tutor Tots.
No reimbursements will be given for make up classes that are not used by the student. We will give you the opportunity to chose from several different tutoring days and times for the make up classes, so it is important that you confirm one of them.
Any cancelled classes by Tutor Tots will be fulfilled by a make up class (other than those classes cancelled for statutory holidays, March break, et cetera) or a reimbursement of payment.
Please text Tutor Tots at 416-433-4863 to cancel any classes. Please do not email.
Any no-shows (cancellation notification not given at all or a cancellation given after your child's scheduled time has already begun) will be subject to the full class fee and will not be eligible for a make up class. In addition, tutors will remain online for 15 minutes for a 60-minute class, 10 minutes for a 45-minute class, and 5 minutes for a 30-minute class. If a student does not show up for class, the tutor will end the class, and this will be considered a no-show. We will not be sending out text reminders that you are late for your class. Emergency situations will be assessed by Tutor Tots, and whether a make up class is provided or not will be at the discretion of Tutor Tots.
Make Up Classes
Your child is eligible for a make up class if his/her class is cancelled by 9:00 a.m. on the day of his/her tutoring session (no exceptions). For Saturday students, cancellation must be before 7 a.m. on the day of tutoring. Please note that you cannot have more than 2 make up classes on the cancellation list. If you exceed the 2, every cancellation after the permitted 2 will not be eligible for a make up class.
Tutor Tots will assign your child to the tutor best qualified to address your child's needs. However, Tutor Tots cannot guarantee that your child will see this tutor at every scheduled class. Illness, vacation, family emergencies, exams, et cetera, might necessitate the assignment of a different tutor. If Tutor Tots assigns another tutor to teach your child, we will ensure that the tutor has the qualifications necessary to provide the best learning environment for your child.
Tutor Tots does not offer two-subject tutoring after Grade 5. With two-subject tutoring, the tutor will concentrate on the area of need, during your child's class. We do recommend that if your child is struggling in two subject areas you book classes for twice a week.
Homework from Tutor Tots
Your child may receive homework after his/her class. The homework assigned will be an extension of what has been taught in the classroom. Please note that your tutoring fee is for the tutoring time. Homework from Tutor Tots is not part of that fee, so any homework assigned is an extra free service provided by Tutor Tots.
You will be kept informed via email as to what is going on in the class, how your child is progressing, and whether or not homework has been assigned. Please Note: No homework is given out during Christmas/Winter Break, Spring Break or Summer Break.
Homework from School
We are here to help your child with his/her schoolwork, and by helping your child with his/her schoolwork we will have a better understanding of his/her teacher's expectations. To get your child's homework to us, if online, please follow the online tutoring instructions.
Tutor Tots prides itself on creating personalized programs that will help your child boost his/her grades and build his/her confidence. Although we have a success rate that we are extremely proud of, we cannot guarantee this, so we ask that parents manage their expectations. If your child is attending once a week vs. twice a week, this makes a difference in the learning process. If your child is combining two subject areas into one class versus spending one hour on each subject, this too makes a difference in the learning process. If Tutor Tots is not provided with information on what is being taught in the child's school classroom, we cannot guarantee we will cover the same material, so this will slow down the learning process.Of more importance, every child learns at a different pace, so it is not fair to compare your child to someone else's. For Math Students: It is imperative that we know what your child is doing in math before 2 p.m. on the day of your child's scheduled tutoring class.
Tutor Tots has a blog page located on its website. This blog is filled with valuable information that may assist with your child's learning.
From time to time, Tutor Tots will introduce some programs independent of one-on-one tutoring. For example, we may host a fundraiser to help members of our community. We may host a writing competition or math competition. These extra programs are at no extra charge and are aimed at building confidence and getting your children excited about learning.
Why do we do fundraising? Studies have shown that helping others has a profound effect on your brain's chemistry. It promotes joy, gives you a sense of purpose, helps you create a better relationship with yourself, and build self-esteem. Participation in any of these programs is voluntary and not mandatory.
Termination of Services
Once you have paid your monthly fee (due on the first day of each month), you are committed to continuing for that month. You may then terminate tutoring after the month has been completed. Under special circumstances, tutoring may be terminated before month's end. In the event that this occurs (after being agreeable to both parties), Tutor Tots will reimburse any paid fees.
Please download the forms below, fill them out, and return them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 416-350-8036. Even if you have already filled out the Personal Information form from the previous year, you must still fill out the form again. The law requires that I keep new records every school year.