The duration of tutoring programs varies greatly with the student and the area of difficulty. Our tutors give individualized advice based on their work with each student and usually design teaching goals to last a semester (four to five months) at a time. However, it is up to the student and family to decide how long to continue. We have some students who continue for several years with the same tutor, adjusting their goals as their skills improve. Other students come for a boost in a specific area and are at TLC for a shorter period of time.