About Us

Our Guiding Beliefs

Fresh Slate Tutoring is comprised of tutors who love teaching and want an avenue to work with students of all ages and abilities. Our staff and faculty work to translate these beliefs into our teaching and business practices.

Each student

is an individual, with unique gifts and struggles.
One-to-one tutoring lets us assess and understand each student who comes to us for guidance or enrichment.

Learning

requires the learner to participate actively.
We emphasize practice. Within months, our students begin correcting themselves while reading aloud or editing their writing.

Mastery

requires two ingredients: regular practice and patience.
Our long-term contracts offer the same high quality instruction at a significant price reduction. We want students not only to survive but to thrive.

The mind

is not a vessel that needs filling...
"... but wood that needs igniting."

― Plutarch ―
“On Listening”

Asking Questions

is often a sign of critical thinking.
We provide students with incentives for asking questions of substance.
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A student

deserves a knowledgeable teacher.
All of our tutoring candidates undergo a skills test and peer interview. They also receive up to 40 hours of training.

A student

deserves a dedicated, experienced teacher.
Our tutors stay with us for years, and want to incorporate tutoring into their long-term career goals.
I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I've eaten...
"Even so, they have made me."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson ―

Anyone

who seeks self-improvement and guidance is welcome, whatever his or her means.
We offer alternative payment plans for families who can demonstrate financial need.
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Teachers

need to learn, grow, and encourage each other, too.
Fresh Slate's "unconventional" holiday schedule allow us to plan ongoing training and cooperative curriculum development.

It was my teacher...

her quick sympathy, her loving tact...
"...which made the first years of my education so beautiful."
― Helen Keller ―

Listening

and observing come first. The quality of a teacher is only as good as his or her capacity to listen and see.
We factor in a modest break between lessons to allow tutors to make observations about the lesson. These notes are reviewed at team meetings.

Good rapport

takes time and consistency.
While students are enrolled, we do our best to make sure their tutor teaches them each lesson, even for make-up lessons.

Good teachers

need to learn and have access to mentorship, too.
We take advantage of Fresh Slate's holiday schedule to arrange ongoing training and to peer-review curriculum development.

A student

deserves a knowledgeable teacher.
Each of our tutors undergoes a test of skills and aptitude, and a peer interview before getting hired.

Joining Our Team

We pride ourselves on the quality of our teachers, in their academic achievements, their abilities as teachers, and their fitness to be role models for our students. Find out more about joining our cadre of tutors.

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