What kind of tutoring do you offer?
Streamline offers one-on-one tutoring only.
Where does tutoring take place?
Tutoring takes place at either of our office locations: 318 Wyndhurst Ave in Roland Park or 9133 Reisterstown Road in the Valley Village shopping center. Can’t make it to one of our offices? We offer virtual tutoring via TutorCast at no additional cost.
What is the arrangement of tutoring sessions?
Arrangements are determined by incoming test scores (official PSAT/SAT/ACT scores only). Tutoring occurs once or twice a week for 3 to 5 months (see below for package details). Each session is 1.5 hours and the first 1.5 to 2 months will consist of a concept review phase. The second phase centers on official SAT and ACT practice tests. Because optimal prep involves both skill building and test familiarization, we insist that our students work through our entire curriculum for the maximum benefit.
How does scheduling work?
Consistency is key! We recommend students pick a day and time that they can commit to for the full arrangement. Scheduling will be agreed upon by management, the tutor, and the student/parents. We will help you strategically pick two test dates that align with the tutoring arrangement. If you know you are going to miss a session, it is imperative that you alert your tutor 24 hours prior and reschedule the session as soon as possible.
What is the concept review phase?
Does your child know how to punctuate non-essential clauses, identify dangling modifiers, complete the square of a quadratic function, or rationalize the denominator of an imaginary number? The new SAT is very concept-heavy. Without dedicated comprehensive review of all the concepts on the test, an easy or medium question can seem hard simply because of a lack of familiarity. Therefore, we commit an appropriate amount of time to learning and reviewing all of the relevant concepts prior to engaging in practice tests. The concept review phase is thorough and absolutely necessary.
What is SmartyPrep?
SmartyPrep provides instant feedback to students working on concepts and test strategies at home. SmartyPrep contains practice material that complements the in-session tutoring and assigned homework. Oftentimes students are assigned SmartyPrep for homework and you will receive email updates pertaining to SmartyPrep assignments. Sign up at smartyprep.com.
How much tutoring do you recommend for standardized test prep?
If your student has official scores below 27 on the ACT and/or 1300 on the SAT, we recommend five months of tutoring with sessions occurring once a week (20 sessions).
Do you have virtual tutoring options?
Streamline offers virtual tutoring options via TutorCast to all clients.