Questions usually asked by the Parents/Students
Why choose Star Tutorials?
There are many advantages of choosing us over other tutoring agencies or even individual tutors. We offer professional home tuition services and classes tailored to your child’s needs. There is no registration fee and our charges are the lowest compared with other agencies and even individual tutors. In addition we offer discounted rates for block bookings, group tuition and extended or double lessons.
All our tutors have been CRB checked and have had their qualifications verified. We also provide our students and parents with complete ongoing supportive study material. If you are not entirely satisfied with your tutor for whatever reason, simply contact us and we will arrange for another tutor – it’s that simple.
Why Should You Consider Star Tutorials?
Star Tutorials has a large pool of passionate, experience and committed home tutors.
Our tutors are equipped with 3A to assist your kids in obtaining better Grades in their exams:-
- Aspiring- our tutors are aspired to improve on tutees academic results and get good results.
- Accommodating- our tutors are eager to help the tutees and able to accommodate tutees preferred timings and days for the tuitions.
- Accountable- home tutors are responsible and answerable towards tutees academic progress and difficulties.
“Star Tutorials” is a premier tuition agency specializing in the provision of home tutors for private Home Tuition Services in Jalandhar. Today’s world is very competitive and our tutors trains, motivates and guides students to achieve the best by providing the right time saving tips, guidance and training during the tuitions. So Private Tuition is must today. The Aim of our tuition bureau is to meet the needs of students wanting to excel in their academic careers by hiring a quality private tutor in Jalandhar. One hour free demo session to let you yourself evaluate our tutors.
We understand the problems of student not getting personal attention in class, their hesitation in asking the basics and thus lacking interest in the subject’s. Parents are ambitious and want their child to excel in studies and become a decent professional paying a healthy contribution to society. Our tutors are expert in their subjects and are selected by a thorough verification of their teaching skills, qualifications and physical address etc. If a tutor is not found competent enough, he is not entertained by us again.
- Do I need to register myself as a Tutor?
- Yes, you need to register yourself in order to be selected as a Tutor. We will only work-out on your profile and demo invitation after subscription only.
- Why the tutor profiles will be blacklisted?
- Tutors profile may get blacklisted permanently if they violate any of our terms & conditions, sharing the student`s information with friends/unsubscribed tutors, furnishing false information in their profile,does not respond to our phone calls etc.
- What happens after the demo class?
- After the demo, if the student/parent satisfies with the tutor’s demo, that will be intimated to the tutor to continue the tuition. If not that too will be intimated.
- How will I be paid my tuition fee?
- The tutor has to collect the tuition fee every month from the Agency.
Who are the tutors on this website?
University Graduates, Post Graduates and PhD, Lecturers, Professors, School Teachers, full time Tutors, Part time Tutors etc.
What to do when I find a potential student?
This depends on what method of teaching you use, a mutually appropriate time will need to be arranged. We recommend talking to the student in advance in preparation for the lesson. After this, it will be your responsibility as the tutor to take the necessary steps in order to ensure that you are able to provide a great teaching session for your student. Converse with the student in question to ensure that you are both prepared to a satisfactory level.
Am I permitted to exchange phone numbers or any other private information with a prospective student?
No, all contact and tutoring is done through the Star Tutorials to ensure a safe and effective way to ensure both the students and tutors are covered.
May I tutor students I find outside of the Star Tutorials network?
Yes, you are completely free to do your own personal tutoring, but any sessions arranged through Home Tutors must be logged through our own system
Before I became a tutor of this Bureau, I had very few students. I hopped around various agencies trying to get more assignments. I had to ask friends and relatives if they knew of anyone keen on having tuition. Once I joined this agency, I have countless amounts of assignments. If I wasn’t able to commit to any, there will still be many more waiting. I didn’t have to ask my friends and relatives for referrals anymore. With the help of the agency, my schedule is now packed with students! Thank you Star Tutorials for your help!
How It Works for Tutors
Star Tutorials makes every effort to ensure that advertisement is done to the highest level in order to maximize your chances if expanding your client base!
How does ‘Star Tutorials’ help students / Parents?
You need to register first with ‘Star Tutorials’ for availing our services. Once you register with us specifying your requirements, we will get back to you with the details of a few good tutors matching your specification. We will respond with the tutor details within a minimum of 48 hours working days.
If I am not satisfied with their Demo sessions then what’s the next step?
- If you are not satisfied with the demos of the Short listed tutors, again you have to short list from the tutor replies/requests and invite them to conduct a Demo.
- Can I replace my tutor if I am not happy with his / her services?
Yes, you can. We give you a free replacement guarantee, subject to a maximum of 2 replacements in one year.
- What should I do if I am not happy even after 2 tutor replacements?
If you are not happy even after the 2nd tutor replacement, you have to write into us at email@example.com. We will investigate / cross verify the facts presented and refund the registration amount after deducting our administrative charges.
- The subjects / classes / boards / universities covered by ‘Star Tutorials’ tutors?
We cover all subjects / classes / boards / universities, including special interest foreign languages.
- Do you also refer tutors who take group / individual tuition at their home?
Yes, we do.
- Do you or your referred tutor provide a guarantee of marks / grades?
‘Star Tutorials’ refers quality tutors only. However, the learning at school / college / University or during home tuition is completely unrelated to the performance in an exam. The exam results are dependent on various other external factors besides the tutor/ tuition quality. The parental support & guidance, along with an enabling environment at home, plays a bigger role in student’s individual capacity building, creating the right attitude and building a desire to excel.
Thank you Star Tutorials for referring to me a reliable and knowledgeable tutor I have been changing 4 to 5 tutors before I discovered your agency. Many tutors that I’ve previously hired were unreliable. They were either never on time or they gave up halfway. I was in distress as all I wanted was to help my child improve in their studies. I never thought that it would be such a hassle just to find a suitable tutor. Thankfully, I found Star Tutorials and my child has been with the same tutor ever since. I would like to sincerely thank the agency and the friendly coordinators for helping to get a responsible tutor for my child!
Termination of Tuition Assignment
The minimum commitment period of an assignment is 1 month. In the event where Tutor or student terminates an assignment before the first month, rates will be pro-rated and based on the number of hours attended. If you wish to change or replace a tutor, Star Tutorials Agency should be inform within the first 2 lessons. However, if due to tutor’s negligence or misconduct, we would provide you with a replacement as soon as we can arrange.
How Much Should a Tutor Be Paid?
Average hourly costs when there is no travel for the tutor.
It is important to note that rates are always negotiable (especially at the moment!). Many tutors charge too much because they want to be on par with other tutors in their area. However, the amount a tutor is paid should depend upon tutoring experience (just because someone is a subject expert does not mean that they will be an effective tutor). The other thing to consider is their rate range. If a tutor charges more for an hour with one student than they do for another then they must be able to justify the difference.
Do not expect a tutor to do hours of work for you upfront without payment. Also, do not expect a tutor to reserve a valuable time slot for you without payment. Once you have a working relationship with someone then you can agree on an arrangement which suits you both.
How Do I Pick a Tutor?
Ideally, you should have someone that you can feel comfortable with. The age, sex and attitude of the tutor is vital. The tutor-student relationship must be based on trust and you should not be afraid to interview the potential tutor by telephone first and then either before or during the first lesson (see below).
If you phone an agent, good agents will be able to give you a choice of tutors and tell you what skills and experience they have. You will still have to vet the tutor for yourself (see vetting tutors).
What are Suitable Qualifications?
Ability: More than anything else it is the tutor’s ability to explain their subject to their students, and guide their students through the learning process. This isn’t a qualification which comes on paper. Teaching and tutoring are similar but different skills so it isn’t as easy as saying that all tutors need a teaching degree to be good. Sometimes a student in the year above will be the best tutor for you. Sometimes a professional with no formal teaching qualifications will be best. Sometimes the best tutor for you will be a fully qualified teacher with a degree in your required subject. However, there are adequate tutors and there are great tutors.
Did they know what they were talking about?
For long term relationships, we recommends that the first tutorial/meeting is free. This allows the tutor to see if they are right for the student and vice versa! It also takes the pressure off the student (and their parents) to make a choice before they have to hand over their money.
Can’t find anyone suitable?
When choosing a tutor remember that there is always a balance to be struck. A physics professor may know a lot about physics but can they teach you? A tutor teaches you how to learn a subject for yourself. They do not teach it to you. That is what school is for. Think of them as a guide or mentor with expert knowledge in learning and a little more knowledge than you in whatever subject you need help with.
Is it safe to give out my bank account details?
Do not pay up front.
Until you have a trusted working relationship with a tutor treat them as you would any other business. Make them work for you and then pay them. As mentioned earlier, the norm is to pay tutors immediately after each tutorial in cash.
Why would they have to pay extra for their kid to get home tutoring, isn’t school supposed to provide that to them?
The question they have to ask themselves though, is how much is their child’s future success worth to them. Home tuition can be the difference between their child passing high school – barely, and getting a Master’s degree in a prestigious college or university. Home tuition does cost money, yes; but that cost is completely offset by the success it provides children.
Parents have you ever wondered the following questions:
- Why is my child not improving?
- My child is able to complete homework and do well in class tests but not in EXAMS!!! WHY???
- Is tuition necessary for all students?
Based on my years of tuition experience to more than 50 students (one to one), I have formulated a method in addressing the following issues:
- Managing stress during EXAMS
- “Do’s and Dont’s” in revision and studies
- Understanding the issues on why they can’t perform in EXAMS.
Questions asked by the Tutors
- What is the eligibility criterion for registering as a tutor with ‘Star Tutorials’?
You should be at least a graduate for taking up assignments up to 10th standard. If you hold a Post Graduate/Master Degree and above, then you would be given a preference for taking up personal tuition assignments for higher secondary classes and beyond.
- What does the registration fee entitle me to?
You will be a part of India’s most different, transparent and innovatively growing network of professionally qualified tutors. ‘Star Tutorials’ today prides itself for having 500 registered tutors across Jalandhar. This has largely happened due to our fair play practices, wherein we do not charge any commission / cut from your hard earned tuition fees.
- Is the payment of registration fee, a kind of guarantee for the tutor to get an assignment?
No, it isn’t any kind of a job guarantee or a commitment by the agency to give you an assignment or any particular assignment of your choice. We will only do our best to give you an assignment that matches a parent / student’s requirement. We promise you our most sincere and honest attempts. The key deciding factors however will be your educational background, experience, ability, time slot availability, location and your rate expectation.
- What is the maximum number of assignments that I can take up at a time?
There is no upper ceiling on the number of tuition/ assignments leads/ enquiries, which ‘Star Tutorials’ will forward to you as a tutor if you are able to realistically manage them without compromising on the quality of your services.
- Does ‘Star Tutorials’ negotiate and settle tuition fees on behalf of tutors?
Yes, ‘Star Tutorials’ offers that freedom and transparency to the tutors. We ask for any commission or cut from the tuition fees charged by you, so that you get the maximum benefit and your student(s) gets the best out of you. We also understand and respect the fact that, the tuition fees / tutor charges often varies basis the tutor’s experience, reputation, current rate in a city/locality etc.
- Is ‘Star Tutorials’ relevant for individual / group tutors operating from their respective homes?
Yes it is. We cater to all home tutors. Be it from their home or at student’s home.
- The subjects / classes / boards / universities covered by ‘Star Tutorials’ tutors?
We cover all subjects / classes / boards / universities, including special interest foreign language tutors.
If you find any query or doubt which is not answered here, then you can directly contact us at
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1: How can I become a tutor with Star Tutorials?
Register as a tutor for free and create an on-line profile. Set your hourly rate, create your schedule of tutoring and tutor students in a variety of Subjects.
- 2: What is the benefit of joining of Star Tutorials?
It is always good to rely on a professional to increase ones marketability and employability. Individual efforts to reach the students can be painful and tiring. That is where professional Help comes in to give you maximum exposure.
- 3: What is required to become a tutor?
You need to have minimum a degree qualification or a special course and skills of teaching. In your subject(s) which you have listed in your profile
- 4: How do I attract more students to teach?
You need to describe your profile clearly and in detail. Secondly you should check the requirements posted by the students. A written description is likely to attract students.
- 5: How can tutors help students in their community?
Contact registered local students and earn extra income. Star Tutorials connects you with tutoring opportunity in your community.
- 6: Can you give guarantee of getting students after payment?
We provide tutors, the database of students who have posted their requirements under area, class category and subject (s). Paid tutors will receive SMS and e-mail alerts as and when any new student admits in your category.
- 7: How can I pay your service charges?
See payment option.
- 8: How do I change my profile?
Once you have created a profile you can log in at any time to update your profile through your user Id and password.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1: How do we work?
By using the search box above you can find Star Tutorials in your area that meet your tuition needs. Just select the city name, class name and subject(s) you require tuition in and will display a list of tutors in your area that are able to offer private tuition.
- 2: How to get a good tutor?
You must post your requirement from your area. Your requirement will be listed in our latest tuition list our premium tutors will contact you by email, SMS or direct calls through phones.
- 3: If I create my profile as a free member can any tutor see my enquiry and contact details?
Yes, as a free member your message or contact number will be visible to limited tutors for limited days. To avail of the full service you need to do paid registration.
- 4: How can I pay your service charges?
You can either pay by on line with credit card (using secured payment gateway of paypal) internet banking, direct deposit or demand draft.
- 5: When and how do I pay for the tuition?
All fees and terms of payment are decided by the tutors and parents/students. Communicate directly with your tutor to find mutually agreeable terms of payment.
- 6: Can you give guarantee of getting a tutor after payment?
We provide tutors database in your selected class category, you can check suitable tutor and if you are interested to contact them you can do paid subscription.
- 7: How can I directly communicate with the tutor of my choice and discuss my tutoring requirements?
You should be a paid member of our service initially, after that you can log on and find the tutor of your choice. Discuss your requirements and take your decision.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR TUTORS
- What is the eligibility and criterion for registering as a tutor with Star Tutorials?
To be eligible, you must be a citizen or a Permanent Resident or a valid graduate student in Ghana. In addition to that, you need to have minimum academic qualifications and good grades in the subjects that you wish to teach.
- How Do I register as a Tutor?
Since you are here, try going back to the Tutor’s registration page and send your details as early as possible. Don’t forget to add your educational background, experience, ability, time slot availability, location, passport picture, your rate expectation per day and the areas which border where you live. Though some tutors are willing to travel pretty far, we will do our best to give you an assignment within or closer to your locality
- What does the registration fee entitle me to?
You will be a part of Jalandhar’s most different, transparent and innovatively growing network of professionally qualified tutors. ‘Star Tutorials’ today prides itself for having numerous registered tutors across many major cities and towns of Jalandhar. This has largely happened due to our fair play practices.
- How much should I pay for Registration?
Registration as a tutor is free of charge. However in order for you to avail our service, you need to go back to the Tutors registration page and us send your details as early as possible. Don’t forget to add the areas which border where you live.
Though you may choose to travel pretty far, we suggest you get one within or closer to your locality.
- Is Registration, a kind of guarantee for the tutor, to get an assignment?
No, it isn’t any kind of a job guarantee or a commitment by ‘Star Tutorials’ to give you an assignment or any particular assignment of your choice. We will only do our best to give you an assignment that matches a parent / student’s requirement. We promise you our most sincere and no nest attempts.
The key deciding factors however will be your educational background, experience, ability, time slot availability, location and your rate expectation
- How does Star Tutorials Service Help Tutors?
You need to register first with ‘Star Tutorials Service’ for availing our services. Once you complete your registration with us. We will display your details on our database which will be seen by parent and students.
- What is the maximum number of assignments that I can take up at a time?
There is no upper ceiling on the number of tuition/ assignments leads /enquiries, which ‘Star Tutorials’ Service will forward to you as a tutor if you are able to realistically manage them without compromising on the quality of your services.
- How much would I be paid?
Salaries paid may differ from one tutor to the other depending on the Student level, Subject(s) of interest and Tuition schedule. However the details of your salary would be clearly stated before your appointment begins.
- Why is placement done only by mail and not SMS?
You will receive a call or text message of your appointment. However the complete details of the student would be sent to your m
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PARENT/STUDENTS
- Why Do I Need A Tutor?
If you don’t know what you’re doing then you need a tutor!
That is the simple answer. However, even if you do know what you are doing, a tutor is a very good idea. Anyone who needs to study or has an exam to sit can make use of one. We would strongly recommend a tutor for every student – no matter the subject, the student’s level or their ability. We first started tutoring a student who was studying for his Masters. And realised then how much easier the final year of his degree would have been if he had sought the advice of a tutor. Don’t make the same mistake. If you want to achieve your potential, or just want to make life easier, then find yourself a tutor.
- How Do I Find a Tutor?
Since you are here, try going back to the Student registration page and send your details as early as possible. Don’t forget to add the areas which border where you live. Though some tutors are willing to travel pretty far, we suggest you get one within or closer to your locality.
- What Suitable Qualifications must my Tutor have?
Ability More than anything else it is the tutor’s ability to explain their subject to their students, and guide their students through the learning process. This isn’t a qualification which comes on paper.
Teaching and tutoring are similar but different skills so it isn’t as easy as saying that all tutors need a teaching degree to be good. Sometimes a student in the year above will be the best tutor for you. Sometimes a professional with no formal teaching qualifications will be best. Sometimes the best tutor for you will be a fully qualified teacher with a degree in your required subject. However, there are adequate tutors and there are great tutors.
- How does Star Tutorials help students / Parents?
You need to register first with ‘Star Tutorials’ for availing our services. Once you register with us specifying your requirements, we will get back to you with the details of a good tutor matching your specification. We will respond with the tutor details within a minimum of 2-3 working days
- How long does it take to get a tutor after submitting a request?
Firstly, we will call to confirm your request within 2 working days. Then, a suitable tutor will be short-listed within another 3 working days. In other words, you can have a suitable tutor within 5 working days.
- How much will I be charged for availing the services of Star Tutorials?
Our referral service is totally free for students and parents. However you need to make initial deposit (i.e 25% of your tuition fees) this will enable us to start with your search and marching process for your Tutor. The balance 75% will be paid by you at the end of the month. The fees for the following months will be paid directly into our account.
- Account details available upon request.
- Does Registration fee cover part of the tuition fees?
Note that registration itself is free. However the amount you pay (ie 25% of Tuition) is a deposit which warrants us to start with your search and matching process. The balance 75% would be paid by you at the end of the Month.
- How much do you charge?
This is highly dependent on your search criteria for a tutor and would different from individual to individual. You may refer to our Tuition rate below. Of course, it is just a guide and is subjected to changes.
- What is your Tuition rate?
The tuition rates in this table serve as a guide for students and parents in Primary, Junior high, Senior High and Pre-University Level. The charges vary for the same level and combination due to:
- Tutors’ Experience
Please note that more advanced classes are available upon request.
Are the fees out of your budget?
We suggest you to find 1 or 2 students to join the tuition class and share the tuition fees. If you have more people in a class then the tuition fees can be shared by all. Do contact us for further details and we have various suggestions to suit your budget.
- How do you operate?
The moment ‘Star Tutorials’ help desk receives an email or a genuine query call from the parents / students, a database search is initiated by our back office team.
The registered tutor(s) matching the criteria, as specified by the parent and those operating within the area mentioned is/ are informed about the requirement via an email and SMS, along with important student related information.
Star Tutorials will then arrange a meeting of the selected tutor with the parent /student, for an introductory class, (i.e. after an initial deposited has been made) as per the convenience of all concerned.
- What are your Payment Practices?
The best payment practices avoid exposing both student and our service to too much risk. The norm is to pay the initial deposit fees for an introduction class to be arranged. Most parents prefer direct bank deposit as the simplest and easiest mode of payment. However you can make a standing order from your bank, use Mobile money transfer or online money transfer if you so prefer.
Do not expect our tutor to do hours of work for you upfront without payment. Also, do not expect us to reserve a valuable time slot for you without payment. Once you have a working relationship with us then we can agree on an arrangement which suits us both.
- Why do you not accept cash as payment practice?
We are providing a nationwide service and it is impossible to meet every applicant in person. As such it is much easier for you to use a payment system that is more comfortable and secured removing needless stress and burdens.
- Do you or your referred tutors provide a guarantee of marks / grades?
‘Star Tutorials’ refers quality tutors only. However, the learning at school / college / University or during home tuition is completely unrelated to the performance in an exam. The exam results are dependent on various other external factors besides the tutor / tuition quality. The parental support & guidance, along with an enabling environment at home, plays a bigger role in student’s individual capacity building, creating the right attitude
Frequently Asked Questions for Students
1) I’ve never had a tutor before, what should I do?
Be sure that a tutor is best for you; determine your goals; decide upon your budget; shop around to get a feel of your options and the average price for tutoring services; then select your best option. Hopefully you will respect us for this advice, and you will find us to be the right choice.
2) What are the benefits of using a tutoring company like this one?
We provide the convenience of in-home tutoring at a time most convenient for you. We can also arrange to have a tutor meet you in a library, coffee shop or other public location if that best suits your needs. Unlike most companies, you can choose your own local tutor matching your criteria by browsing through our tutors-list of qualified tutors so you know you will get what you want.
3) Do you only tutor at the home?
Home tutoring is usually the best place for results, but we often meet students at a public library, college, coffee shop, or anywhere else convenient. We also have tutors who offer online tutoring via webcam, email, whiteboard, video chat, skype, etc.
4) How long are the tutoring sessions?
You decide how long is best for your situation. Most customers request our services at least twice per week for about an hour and a half each session. The minimum session length is one hour.
5) Is it free?
Since we are not part of the public school system, sponsored, or funded by any outside agency, unfortunately our tutoring is not free to the students. On the bright side, we are likely the least expensive option for home tutoring in your area, our tutors specify how much they want so a few are usually relatively inexpensive, and our markup is only about 15%
6) How much does this cost? How much will it cost me per month?
To see our prices, please check our PRICES PAGE and our TUTORLIST. Since the tutor determines how much they charge, and the customer determines how much tutoring they want, it is impossible to predict how much it will cost in any given time. We suggest between 2 to 6 hours per week, depending on how far behind the student is.
7) Do I have to pay all of the money upfront?
You can pay as you go or purchase one of our DISCOUNTED TUTORING PACKAGES. By eliminating the possibility of delinquent accounts, we are able to keep our prices low while still paying our tutors the kind of wages needed to attract the best candidates.
8) Who do I pay?
Please register a valid credit/debit card through the website prior to the first tutoring session. Tutors are NOT authorized to accept payment directly from the customer.
9) How do I pay online?
Paying through the website is very secure and easy. Online payments can be initiated from our PRICES PAGE or you can CONTACT US for accommodations or with any questions. You can choose to utilize any of our three leading and most trusted secured payment gateways in the world, Authorize.net, Google Checkout, or Paypal. All three accept all major credit/debit cards for instant transactions (recommended). Sending an e Check through those services may also be available, but not until the bank account is verified which often takes a couple of days and a trip to the bank or online access.
10) How secure is paying online?
Paying online with an encrypted connection through a secured payment gateway is much more secure than paying by check or by phone, and considerably more secure than when you give your card to your waitress or swipe your card at the convenience store. When a connection is encrypted, it is scrambled during transmission and can only be unscrambled by the receiving party who has the 128 bit decryption code. Instead of providing us (the merchant) your financial information, the secured payment gateway (Authorize.net, Google Checkout, Pay pal) accepts, protects, verifies, and processes your info using fraud detection algorithms that are among the best in the industry. No humans will ever have access to your financial information and any future charges can only be initiated and authorized by you. Since many online stores (including eBay and Amazon) utilize either these payment gateways, you may only need to enter your info when setting up the account, afterwards simply login to the account, confirm payment, and you’re done.
11) Can I just pay the tutor directly?
We understand how tempting it is to try to save a few dollars and pay the tutor directly, but please don’t! Doing so is a direct violation of the tutor’s contract, the student’s contract, unlawful, unethical, immoral, and disrespectful. We do not charge the customer or tutor a signup fee, referral fee, monthly dues, or even have advertisement revenue. Please respect our payment policies. We have worked very hard to have many quality tutors already available to you.
12) How does this all work?
As soon as your student profile is completed and you have purchased at least 2500 worth of credits, you can browse through a customized list of available local tutors in your immediate area, and select the tutors which best match your tutoring needs. The list can be filtered to only show tutors which match your search criteria, including the major subjects needed, gender preference, even available schedule. The tutors you select will review your profile and confirm or deny availability to provide tutoring services. The first 2 tutors who confirm their availability are assigned, you are sent an email with a direct link to their profiles, and their contact information is made available to decide which you prefer and schedule your first tutoring session. Your tutoring credits can be shared by multiple tutors if you need to utilize more than one at a time. To keep a positive balance and continue receiving services you can purchase tutoring credits at any time through our website.
13) Why do I have to fill out a big profile? Can I just give you my name and number?
A student profile is needed to keep track of all information in one place including which tutors you have or had, payments made, sessions charged, etc. The signup process takes less than 3 minutes and only asks basic questions like name, numbers, address, subjects, schedule, and session preferences (the same info we would ask you anyways if taking your info over the phone).
14) Can you just give me the tutor’s number so I can call them now?
Protecting the PRIVACY of our clients, customers, and tutors is essential to the service we provide. We do not give out student or tutor contact info until both have decided to work with the other. It would be unsafe to just give out anyone’s info to anyone who asked for it. You don’t want us to put out your number and address to our entire tutor list, nor should tutor info be exposed to anyone visiting the website or calling us on the phone. To get in contact with a tutor, please complete the STUDENT REGISTRATION then request that tutor from their profile. Tutors usually respond within 30 minutes to 12 hours.
15) Can you call them now to let them know I want to utilize them?
Generally we do not call the tutor unless 24 hours have gone by without them responding to a request for services. Most tutors have other primary jobs which they cannot readily accept outside phone calls. Sending an email is more polite than calling them unexpectedly, especially if they are in a meeting, teaching class, tutoring a student, or sitting down to the dinner table.
16) How long will it take for my first appointment?
Generally, you can expect your first appointment within two to four days of your request. Many steps are involved and our tutors’ schedules fill up fast.
17) Can I make an appointment for the same day?
We understand that students can “back themselves into a corner.” You will want to complete the student profile then call us to place your request so we can help select the tutors who typically respond the quickest.
18) Do your tutors work on the weekends?
Most of our tutors are available on the weekends. In fact, many of our customers prefer tutoring on the weekends because of their very busy schedule.
19) What are your tutors’ credentials?
Each tutor has a profile on our site which includes their educational background. When you are ready to choose the tutor that is right for you, you will find that we have tutors with degrees in a variety of fields, some with Master’s degrees or higher, and we have a high number of Certified Teachers on staff as well. Depending on the level of tutor you choose, many also have years of experience as private tutors. Of course, the best qualification they have is the satisfaction of current and past students. We thrive on referral business and you can view testimonials from many of our students.
20) Are your tutors trustworthy?
This company maintains good business ethics and only involves itself with others that share the same professional dedication, whether it be our employees, our tutors, or our affiliates and partners. In addition to constantly reviewing our tutor profiles and feedback from their students, many tutors have already been background checked to ensure safety (viewable on their profile).
21) What if I’m not satisfied with my tutor?
You can be actively connected with up to 3 tutors at a time and request more if ever necessary, so you always have options. Your balance is good with any tutor within our entire network, without any transfer or processing fees. Please CONTACT US if you would like our help.
22) Do you offer refunds?
Yes. Check our REFUND PAGE for details or to initiate the refund process.
FAQs for Parents:
23) Can you help motivate my child to like school?
We can help your child to succeed in school by giving them the tools they need for the job. In our experience, the more a student understands a subject, the more they will enjoy it. We can also help you come up with strategies for helping your student when we aren’t there. By working together – parents, tutor, and student – we can find ways to make school more enjoyable.
24) My child just told me he/she is failing a couple classes, can you help?
Of course, that is what we are here for. The progress of each child is different and heavily relates to whether their poor grades are due to a lack in motivation or fundamental knowledge. Our tutors will be able to determine the underlying problem and tailor their service to meet your student’s needs.
25) Can you provide my teenager with someone who can be a good role model?
Our tutors are more than just walking textbooks; we choose people who can have a positive impact on any young adult’s life.
26) My teenager is very bright, but has no idea what career they want to pursue. Do you have a solution?
Everybody is different. We can try to match them with a tutor who has already been part of the professional workforce. Maybe with a little insight, they can exchange a few ideas to discover the niche your child has been looking for.
FAQs for All Students:
27) I don’t get along with my teacher, what can I do?
Probably not much. You can ask the school counselor to be transferred into another class, but there is a pretty good chance you are stuck with each other until the end of the semester or school year. The best thing to do is identify why they are like this, put yourself in their shoes, and be the most accommodating to their needs. Fighting it usually makes things worse, leading to frustration and poor grades in the class. By hiring a tutor, we should be able to make the class less painful by helping the student to understand the material they are otherwise not getting from the teacher.
FAQs for Elementary:
28) My elementary student is below grade level, what should I do?
A tutor is an excellent resource for elementary school students. Our tutors can help bring a child up to speed in every subject as well as provide help in organizational and study skills. Working together with the parents and the student, tutors are exceptionally well placed to help a student leave elementary school with all the tools they need to thrive at the next level. Search through our ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TUTORS to get started.
FAQs for High School:
29) Do you tutor State Proficiency Exams?
Yes. Proficiency exams, along with other standardized tests, are a substantial portion of our business. Look for HSPE (High School Proficiency Exam) at our ENHANCE INDIA TUTORS page for a list of qualified available tutors in your area.
30) Can you help me with my AP class?
We cover most Advanced Placement Subjects. We will do our best to find a tutor who majored in your subject when they went to college. SEARCH FOR TUTORS with your subject and zipcode to see who we have in your area.
31) Is a GED the same as a High School Diploma?
Most colleges accept a GED as an equivalent, however many employers would rather see a diploma, as this shows harder work and a higher level of dedication. If you need study help for the GED, check our STANDARDIZED TEST TUTORS to see which subjects are offered by our tutors in your area.
FAQs for College:
32) I’ve got a huge test in two days, will tutoring benefit me?
That depends on your commitment, understanding level, and the availability of our tutor. A single session the day of the test isn’t ideal, but could likely make the difference between a letter grade or two. If you are having a hard time with the subject material, we can do our best to help you get some key concepts down. If you really want results, we can work with you as many hours as you need. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. SEARCH FOR TUTORS NOW
33) I’ve always been really bad at math, can you help me pass my required College Algebra class?
Algebra is what we do best! College level algebra is not an easy subject for most students but with our help and your hard work, we can help you make the grade. Due to the difficulty of this subject, most of our students find that pairing a tutoring session with each class session is the most effective way to excel. Our tutors can arrange a schedule with you that will help you stay current with your class. Visit our MATH TUTORS page to see our available math/science tutors.
FAQs for Examinees:
34) Do you guarantee a better grade on the SAT or other standardized tests?
Nobody can truly guarantee results. Tutoring is only one part of the equation when it comes to improving performance on standardized tests. If you are motivated and willing to put in the time and effort, our tutors will tailor a program to your specific needs. What we won’t do is give you a generic program that may not focus on the areas you need to improve or give you an empty guarantee. You will want to have one of those 200+ page study books for your specific test, available at Amazon.com or a local bookstore, then get one of our Star Tutorials that specialize in that test. Together with the study book and our tutoring lessons, you will be on the road to getting an impressive score.
35) Can you help me to get a better grade on the SAT or another standardized test?
Absolutely! Many of our tutors specialize in Standardized Tests, especially the ACT and SATs. We even have specific tutors for the different sections on the test. To request one of our Star Tutorials that specialize in your test, start by CREATING AN ACCOUNT
36) When I meet with my tutor, can we also go over test taking skills?
Please do. One of the most important things any student can work on is how to take a test. When searching for tutors, select Extra Skills in the Subject Category section to see Test Taking, Study Skills, Note Taking, etc.
37) How can I best prepare for a standardized test?
Give yourself many months to study for it; buy a test prep book from a book store; understand the test structure; take a few practice exams; then call us so our tutors can help “iron out the kinks.”
FAQs for Foreign Language:
38) Are your foreign language tutors from those respective countries?
Some are, but most are not. We find that the best language tutors are those that studied the language in school and had to undergo the same hurdles that a new student faces.
39) Is it hard to understand your foreign language tutors because of their native dialect?
Usually not. Most often, our tutors’ native language is English even if they are fluent in another language. Sometimes foreign language tutors have a little bit of an accent, but if it is too rough, as soon as a customer lets us know, we will investigate and remove them from our list if necessary, or place a note on their profile that says they have a strong accent.
40) Do you tutor ESL (English as a Second Language)?
Yes, we have several tutors that specialize in ESL. We can also help you prepare for the TOEFL exam. Please select ESL from our Language Category when searching for tutors or adding subjects to your profile.
FAQs for Music Students:
41) Do you supply the musical instrument?
No, but there are a couple of music stores we prefer which have inexpensive instrument rentals; that way you can practice throughout the week.
42) Is a music instructor better than a music tutor?
The difference seems to be only by name, except that our tutors guarantee at home, one-on-one tutoring and attention, instead of making you go to the music store for your lesson.
FAQs for Sports/Hobbies:
43) What kind of staff do you have to offer tutoring in sports?
We have school coaches, experienced athletes, and personal trainers.
44) Where does sport tutoring occur?
Just like our other tutoring services, it can occur where ever works best. With sports, parks and the gym are usually the best.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs
Why should I choose private tuition for my child?
As a parent you may choose private tuition for your child to:
- catch up if he/she has temporarily fallen behind at school
- learn a subject outside the school environment
- give him/her a head start in school
- focus on areas where improvement may be required
- ensure he/she receives attention to detail on a one-to-one basis that is often not possible in a classroom environment.
How do I know if my child needs a personal tutor?
It can be difficult for parents to assess whether their child may require a personal tutor. However, you can ask your child how he/she is getting on at school and whether he/she feels that additional help at home would help. You can always speak to your child’s school teacher to help identify any areas where improvements can be made. Even if a child is performing well at school, some parents decide to have a personal tutor to ensure their child continues to receive the best possible support to achieve the grades needed for college/University or a even a particular career.
Are there any additional benefits of having a personal tutor?
Yes. In addition to helping students become more proficient in a particular subject, home tuition can:
- raise levels of school performance
- help increase confidence
- bring enjoyment and motivation in a subject
- develop study skills and discipline that can be applied across a number of subjects.
Why should I choose Star Tutorials for my child?
Each child is unique. In the same way, each child may require a specific type and level of assistance with his/her education. Star Tutorials offers a tailored tutoring service to help meet the needs of each individual child. We recognize the need for a good, solid education to lay the foundations for your child’s future
Which subjects does Star Tutorials specialize in?
Star Tutorials specialises in teaching all subjects, with a focus on core subject areas (English, Maths and Science). We recognise that the majority of children require additional support and assistance with these and related subjects than any other subject. One or more of these core subjects are often necessary requirements for college/University admissions and are of interest to potential employers.
All subjects covered? Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Maths, History, Geography,
Languages (including English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Italian), Music, Religious Education, etc
All education levels covered? Primary (KS1 and KS2), Secondary (KS3), GCSE (KS4), A-Level (KS5), Degree, etc
Need tutoring in a specialised subject?
Contact us to see if we can help.
What types of tutoring do you offer?
We offer classes (group) and home tuition. Subject covered are Maths, English and Science. Students from the age of 5 to 18 years are welcome. Each 1-hour lesson costs 300/-ONLY.Home tuition involves a tutor travelling to your home address at a date and time that is convenient for you. The cost of tuition varies depending on the level of education and your location – please contact us for a quote.
How will I be assured on qualification and tuition skill of the tutors?
We have stamped tutors with verified certificates. You can be assured on their authenticity.
Can I get home assignment help from your registered tutors?
Yes, you can. Go to homework help section and upload your assignment with complete details.
- Editorial services include report writing, transcription service, proofreading, preparation of tailored Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations to suit any need (personal, professional or academic).
What is our aim at Star Tutorials?
Enhance India Tutors is a worldwide service aimed at bringing together students and tutors for private lessons in person or online.
What kind of hours I expected to work?
The great thing about the service we offer is you are your own boss. You can pick the hours you want to work, most tutors will work part time as a way of earning a small bonus. There are other tutors who will work a lot more hours as a full time job but you must be aware that this requires time and determination to achieve a great student rapport. This income you earn is dependent upon a number of factors including the area in which you tutor, the subjects and grades you teach, as well as your background, qualifications and hourly rates.
What are the requirements to be a tutor for Star Tutorials?
Currently, there are no such requirements except for being able to teach! Each application is reviewed by us at Star Tutorials and we will notify you if we need any more information.
How do I register?
The registration process is fast and easy. Simply go to the Become a Tutor page and simply complete your tutor profile. The whole process will take about 15 minutes or less and you can always go back and make changes at any time by simply logging in to your account.
How can I maximise the amount of response I get from potential students?
Your tutor profile should be as detailed as possible – be sure to include your education, experience and references. Also, students are more likely to contact you if you can tutor multiple subjects and grade levels, so list as many as you can reasonably teach as well as including details that will allow you to stand out.
What kind of tutoring can I do?
At Star Tutorials we give you the freedom to choose what type of tutoring you want to do. When you sign up, simply choose the subjects and levels you want to tutor, as well as the method/s of tutoring.
I have just registered, how long will it take for my profile to show?
Your profile will show up almost immediately after you have completed and submitted your profile, so you are able to get started as quickly as possible.
What if I wish to teach a subject that is not listed?
We have an extensive list of subjects that you could tutor in, however if your subject is not listed feel free to Contact Us and we will consider adding it to our list of subjects. We are always looking for ways to improve and expand our listing service so your feedback is important to us.
How to find a tutor on Star Tutorials?
To find a tutor with Star Tutorials, simply fill in the ‘Find Perfect Tutor’ form which is at the top of most pages where you will then be able to see a list of all Star Tutorials who match your criteria. From there you can click on a tutor’s profile to see more information and contact options.
Interested in a tutor with no timing schedule?
All of the tutors at Star Tutorials should have availability, but to find out more information simply contact them through the site.
I am looking to be taught a subject that you do not seem to offer. What do I do?
If we do not currently offer tuition for the subject required, simply send us a message on the ‘Contact Us’ page and we shall aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
What if there are no tutors for the subject I require?
If there is currently no local tutor for the subject required, you can fill in the form on the ‘Request a Tutor’ page, or alternatively, you can take a look at our great online tutoring services in order to match your needs.
What if I email a tutor and don’t hear back from him or her?
At Star Tutorials we always endeavor to ensure all tutor profiles are checked and active, however in such a situation please get in contact with us so we can assist you as quickly as possible.
Still have questions?
Please feel free to Contact Us for any other queries you may have, or if you wish to leave any feedback then feel welcome.
How to register in your website?
Please click on “Tutor Registration” option. Fill up with complete details and submit it successfully. After successful submission you will receive a confirmation mail on your mail id provided with account activation link & user id. By clicking that link your account will be activated and you are allowed to login to your account. Click on “Tutor Login” with given username, password and manage your profile (temporarily this facility is restricted). After online registration please call us for appointment to visit our office with required document. For documents please check
Terms & conditions for tutors
Should I need to pay to create my tutor profile?
You can create tutor profile for free but students can’t contact free tutors directly. Free tutors will be able to see student messages through email and mobile alerts but student’s contact details will not be visible.
How to get student details directly?
For getting students detail you have to be a paid and premium member. Once you are paid and premium member, we will send your profile with full contact details to all new students of your teaching subject + class + area, and you will be provided all profiles of students under your subject + class + area category or student can directly contact you through phone call, email as well as send SMS. Premium tutors will get instant email and SMS notification whenever any new tuition is posted. Tutors can continue getting all student leads throughout the subscription period.
How to make payment for tutor registration?
Once tutor profile is created you can pay by online, cash/ cheque deposit or Demand Draft. See the bank account details for Payment on
Should I pay any extra charges to you once tuition is settled?
Yes, you have to pay 60 % of first month fee. Once you pay the amount then we will provide you more tuitions (For more information please check
Do you give guarantee of getting students on payment?
It depends on frequency of student’s enquiry generation. Paid tutors will receive SMS and email alerts as and when any new student under your class + subject + area category will post tuition enquiry. Besides tutor can also get back dated tuition availabilities after login as a tutor. It`s totally up to your teaching skills for finalizing any tuitions.
Can students directly communicate to us for taking tuitions?
Yes, this special facility is for paid tutors only. Students can see your complete profile with contact details and communicate to you directly.
Can I create my tutor profile under different class or subject or area categories?
Yes, you can create multiple tutor profiles under different class, subject and area category.
Whether student will come to my place or i have to go to his/her place?
Basically we provide home tuitions but it completely depends on tutor and student. Both parties need to discuss their convenient terms and conditions. Agency will not take any decision on this regard but mediate if you want.
- Can you let me know if you have tutors for [some subject], based in [some place]?
Answers: Answers to Questions about this site
- Is this site a tutoring agency?
No. It advertises individual tutors in the same way that newspapers do.
A more complete explanation of what this means can be found on the page about our non-agency status. Please also see “Advantages and Disadvantages of Agencies” below.
- How does this site select tutors?
This site does not select tutors. Anyone can advertise on this site as a tutor.
If you would like to learn more about the advertising process then please have a look at the section for tutors.
If you would like to know more about choosing the right tutor for yourself then please see the section below titled “How Do I Pick a Tutor?”
- What are the qualifications of your tutors?
This varies from tutor to tutor. It is expected that everyone advertising on the site is capable of tutoring the subjects and levels that they advertise. Since the site started no-one has been reported as being unsuitable or unqualified. It is also important to note that sometimes the best tutor for you will not be the most “qualified”. Also, some sites and agencies expect minimum tutoring experience. This means that it can be difficult to get the required experience and raises the cost of private tuition. Please also see “What are suitable qualifications?” below.
- Why do you not ask for qualifications?
As a national site it is impossible to meet every tutor in person. As such it would be very expensive to genuinely verify their qualifications and their suitability as a tutor. It is much easier for you to ask about the qualifications which you are most concerned with and verify them for yourself. Removing needless administrative burdens such as this keeps the costs down for both you and the tutor. Please see the section below titled “How Do I Pick a Tutor?” for more information.
Answers to General Questions:
- Why Do I Need A Tutor?
If you don’t know what you’re doing then YOU need a tutor!
That is the simple answer. However, even if you do know what you are doing, a tutor is a very good idea. Anyone who needs to study or has an exam to sit can make use of one. I would strongly recommend a tutor for every student – no matter the subject, the student’s level or their ability. I first started tutoring while studying for my Ph.D. and realised then how much easier the final year of my degree would have been if I had sought the advice of a tutor. Don’t make the same mistake. If you want to achieve your potential, or just want to make life easier, then find yourself a tutor.
- How Can A Tutor Help Me?
A tutor is valuable to you because they can teach you what the education system cannot. They help you focus on what you need to know – whatever your situation. Most teachers do not have the time or resources to help students individually. They also tend to be academic, covering only the subject matter required. This leaves out perhaps the most important information of all – how to pass the exam!
Knowing a subject inside and out is not enough to pass an exam. The secret is to know what the examiner wants, in terms of style and content, as well as being able to put it onto paper fast enough. This is no mean task and should not be underestimated. Before coming to me, most of my students did not achieve their potential in exams because they did not know how to address the exam properly. Good tutors know how to do this because they have had a lot of first-hand experience.
Unfortunately, most people think that knowledge and experience is all that is needed to be a good tutor – it isn’t. Good tutors also know how to discover what you are good at and what you are bad at. They then use this knowledge to directly address your needs, allowing you to maximise your marks in your exams.
Deciding to have a tutor can help you realise your potential in exams and life. At the end of the day, the skills that you learn from your tutor in one subject can normally be used throughout your education and career – you never stop learning!
- How Do I Find a Tutor?
Search this site
Since you are here, try going back to the main page and use the links to navigate to the part of the country where you live. Don’t forget to look under areas which border where you live. Some tutors are willing to travel pretty far.
Why college students should work as a tutor for us
Great resume and network builder
Tutor subjects you are comfortable with
Can work part time as a secondary income
Build your own knowledge and skills
Arrange your tutoring schedule around college classes and exams
If you’ve never been a tutor, as long as you communicate well with a good attitude, have a fundamental understanding of certain skills, and a few extra hours in your day, you’ll do fine
Why a teacher would want to be an after-school tutor
Can work in the evening as a secondary income
Build your teaching skills
Get paid for your time, not salary
Stay in the groove of things with students of other age groups
No administration to deal with
Discover how individual students truly learn
Create a more refined word bank to use to present difficult ideas
No discipline issues or distractions
Students are focused and will listen to your words