Parent Funded FAQ

Parent Funded Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to our most asked parent funded programs, we hope that the following information answers most of your questions. We also encourage you to contact us for more information.

How do I get started?
Please contact us at (1-866-934-9966) so that we may discuss your child's specific needs and provide you with an enrollment form. Once we receive the enrollment form via fax or mail we will start the scheduling process immediately.
What are your rates?
Please call us at 1-866-934-9966 to inquire about our rates as it depends on a few factors.
What times are your tutors available?
We work around your schedule! A Stepping Stone to Excellence has private tutors available year-round, 7 days a week, for morning, afternoon or evening sessions. We keep ourselves flexible so our clients can schedule sessions around other important after-school and weekend activities. Remember, we are here to serve you. So no matter how hectic your schedule is, we will be able to cater to your needs.
How do you monitor my child's progress?
We continually monitor the progress of our students and provide parents comprehensive, daily and monthly progress reports-free of charge!
How long have you been in business?
We have been in business since 2008.
What is the difference between A Stepping Stone to Excellence and traditional learning centers?
There are a few important differences. First, all our programs are designed solely for one-on-one instruction, as opposed to traditional learning centers which are comprised of group lessons. Next, we follow the student's curriculum from school. Our instructors will work with current classroom assignments and prepare for upcoming tests, therefore what they learn during each session will be directly applied to their class work. Further and most importantly, traditional learning centers do not use the same instructor session to session. Clearly a child can not develop a strong rapport with an instructor, if that instructor is being switched from session to session. The instructor in the group session would have to become newly familiarized with each new student every session, as opposed to our instructors who maintain an ongoing relationship with their respective students.
Do you have a guarantee?
Yes. For academic tutoring we guarantee your child's grade will improve by at least 1 whole letter grade, please call for further details. For all our services, if you are not satisfied for any reason, your first hour will be free! We are committed to providing you with the best tutor possible.
Are there any long-term commitment requirements?
No. Although we do require our clients to sign a form acknowledging our policies, there is no long-term commitment required. Clients may cancel scheduled appointments by 7pm on the day prior to the scheduled session at no charge.
What makes A Stepping Stone to Excellence unique?
We recognize that a strong rapport and good chemistry between tutor and student is essential to the effectiveness of one-on-one tutoring. Our private tutors are highly motivating, personable, well-rounded and skilled to create an environment which encourages students to achieve academic success. We strive to excite our students about the learning process; instilling in them a sense of confidence, which in turn makes them much more productive in the classroom.