Here are some answers to the most common questions:
How do I know if my child needs tutoring?
There are many possible reasons why your child might need tutoring. Here are some of the most important reasons:
- Teacher or counselor recommends tutoring
- Grades are dropping
- Homework seems increasingly difficult
- Extreme anxiety before tests
- Self-esteem is dropping
- Loss of interest in learning
- Feelings of wanting to give up
- Resistance to doing schoolwork
- Reluctance to go to school Scroll Down to read more about the benefits of tutoring
Do you have any adult classes?
Yes, we have languages, painting, and crafting classes for adults, ages 18 and older. We also provide English classes to those who don't speak it and need to get ready for their Naturalization test.
I don't have any painting or artistic skills, can I register for Art classes?
Our crafting classes don't require any artistic skills. We teach you techniques that you can apply and you will end up with a beautiful piece of art and skills that you will enjoy for many years to come.
We also offer Art Events such as Taste & Paint. You don't need any artistic skills to participate in those events. To see what's coming up, please click here.
Can I make up a class that I missed?
Typically yes, if you are registered for one-on-one lessons; but in order to make it up, you will need to notify us in writing at least 24 hours before the class/activity starts, otherwise you will be charged for the class.
This does not apply for camps or package (group) classes; If you miss a class or an activity during a camp, you won't be able to make it up as camps are for 5 days only and the teacher is there for a specific number of hours. Same rule applies to package classes, as they are meant to teach specific material within a specific period of time, however, you are welcome to ask for the material that was taught and work on it on your own, or request a one-on-one session for an extra charge to make up the missed class.
How can I take a class if I work full time?
Our classes have flexible hours. We have morning, evening, and Saturday classes. Please contact us to register for a class that fits your schedule.
Do you have any summer classes?
Yes, we have classes during the summer. We also have summer camps during that season. Please check the Upcoming Activities tab to see what's coming up.
What are the benefits of tutoring?
Tutoring can be beneficial in many ways. Here are some of the benefits:
- Provides personalized attention
- Improves grades
- Increases knowledge and understanding of subjects
- Increases motivation to succeed
- Provides intensive practice
- Allows progress at own pace
- Leads to better use of study time
- Improves self-esteem and confidence
- Encourages higher levels of learning
- Encourages self-directed learning
- Reduces competition
- Provides praise, feedback, and encouragement
- Provides review of skills not mastered but no longer taught
My child is under seven years old and I want him to learn a language, can you help him?
Even though we don't provide classes for children under seven, our teachers are willing to give one-on-one classes for younger kids. If you are interested, please contact us by email or phone.
What makes International Languages and Art Center different from other places?
Our focus is on the student. We care about getting results and our teachers are committed to go above and beyond in order to help the student get to where he/she wants to be.
Our classes are small groups, which makes the teacher's attention focused on each and every student and their needs.
Classes are customized which makes the experience closer to a one-on-one class than a group class.
Our language teachers are native speakers and highly competent, with many years of teaching experience.
The number of lessons is solely based on the student's ability to master a topic, and sessions are planned to fit his/her needs in the subject.