Key Academics provides in-home tutoring throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, Lower Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties. If a family finds it preferable, tutoring can also take place in a local library. We also provide online tutoring for those who live outside of our in-home service area. Our platform allows students and tutors to see and speak to each other and use a white board to work through problems together.
Where do you tutor?
Key Academics tutors are subject matter experts selected for their academic credentials, teaching ability, and desire to help students achieve academic success. Our elementary, middle, high school, and college tutors' backgrounds have prepared them to tutor students in the foundational skills needed to succeed throughout their educational careers and beyond. Elementary and middle school tutors must have teaching certifications. All high school subject and SAT/ACT tutors take official SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests and must score in the top 5% nationally. Prior to employment, tutors must also pass thorough criminal and child abuse background checks.
Who are your tutors?
Some students will score better on the SAT versus the ACT, or vice versa. We provide diagnostic tests for both exams so a student can decide which feels most appropriate. and we can compare scores. Key Academics uses real, full-length tests released by the College Board and ACT, Inc. We compare qualitative as well as quantitative information, including score differences and student preferences, to see whether the SAT or ACT is a better fit.
Should I take the SAT or ACT?
What's the minimum time to work with a tutor?
We do not require students to enroll in a minimum number of lessons. For subject tutoring, we will provide academic support until a student feels confident to handle the subject independently. If at any time a student should require further tutoring, we are always available. Our standard SAT or ACT courses include 13 90-minute tutoring sessions, but we can be flexible about the number of sessions and can even focus on just one area of the test.
Each student is assigned an academic coordinator who follows their progress and stays in contact with parents throughout the program. Tutors also maintain excellent communication with parents. A password protected website provides students, parents, tutors and the home office with access to schedules, lesson notes, assignments and contact information.
How do I review lessons and assignments?
Our standard college entrance exam curriculum consists of official SAT or ACT diagnostic tests, thirteen 90-minute tutoring sessions, two 250-page course books, and three real practice tests assigned for homework. These tests identify weaknesses in specific skills. However, if a student requires more flexibility, we can provide as many or as few sessions as needed. We can also focus on just one area of the test.