Getting Started

Procedures and Process

If you are interested in tutoring and/or coaching at TLC, the first step is to contact us. Lisa Torvik, our Administrative Assistant, will take your contact information and and request that you review our information and complete our forms, which can be downloaded in the Forms section below. You will need to fill out and return two forms from the packet below. The Background Information Form gives us more information on your child and the kind of tutoring you want. The Informed Consent and Authorization for Use/Disclosure Form gives us permission to work with your child and allows us to share information only with persons authorized by you  in compliance with HIPAA privacy laws.  This also allows us to send you Progress Reports twice a year.

Ginny McDonald, our Tutoring  Supervisor, will call you to to discuss your tutoring needs and answer any questions you may have.  She will ask you specific questions about the student’s learning style and the type of help he/she needs. This information will help us find the right tutor to match your needs. She will also ask you what times and days are possible for the tutoring in order to fit your child in to our tutoring schedule.

We do not require testing before beginning tutoring. Our tutors can do informal assessments and adjust teaching strategies as they go along.  However, any information you can provide is helpful. If your child has been tested at TLC, we have access to those reports in our files. If he/she has a testing report from another source or an Individual Education Plan (IEP) from school, we may ask you to send or bring copies.

When you are ready to start and we have found a suitable tutor, Ginny McDonald will call you with the tutor’s name.  The tutor will then call you to introduce herself or himself, discuss your needs, and determine a day to start.


Major credit cards and personal checks are accepted and a subsidy may be available for eligible families.  Payment is due at the time of the tutoring session unless prior arrangements have been made. We periodically offer discounts for prepaid tutoring sessions through our Tutoring Rewards Program.


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