Learning a new skill is useful, especially if it means a promotion to a front-of-the-horse costume. Go to the head of the class with this Groupon.
$49 for an Academic Evaluation and Three Hours of Tutoring ($345 Value)
The detailed academic evaluation accounts for each student's strengths and weaknesses. It takes about an hour for non-readers, and about three hours for everyone else. Tutoring sessions aim to give students a taste of success, and therefore begin at a difficulty level that's slightly below the student's current aptitude. As students reach various objectives, the tasks become more difficult. Nonreaders generally receive one-on-one tutoring, whereas most others meet in small groups with no more than a four-to-one student-to-teacher ratio. This Groupon's value can also be applied toward full academic skills and subject tutoring courses, with a minimum of 28 hours for SAT/PSAT and ACT exam prep courses.
Huntington Learning Centers
In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.