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You’ve established the fact that your child needs help. But what’s right for him? This could depend on the type of difficulty he is experiencing and what goals you have set. These factors could impact your decision to choose coaching vs. tutoring. Here are some key points regarding the two approaches.


  • Tutoring can be incorporated when needed.
  • The student is struggling in multiple subject areas.
  • Academic success can be achieved by developing a strategic plan.
  • Appropriate when lack of motivation, organization or discipline are issues.
  • Study skills and life skills are addressed, such as time management, test taking, homework planning and goal setting.
  • Builds confidence


  • Student needs help in a specific subject area.
  • The tutor’s expertise will be specific in this subject matter as well to meet this need as opposed to broad-based.
  • Fills in gaps as well as working on current material.
  • Works on bringing up grades and skills in a specific area.
  • Builds confidence

If your child needs academic coaching or tutoring, Back to Basics can help. Our 1-on-1 services can assist with a particular subject area or give your student individual help with long term skills and techniques for academic success. Our small group study skills workshops are similar to a coaching approach but offer peer interaction. They teach skills that can be applied across the curriculum to assist with learning in many areas. These are often skills that are learned for life. Call Back to Basics or visit our website for more information.
Whether preparing for that Chemistry test on Thursday or learning invaluable skills for life, we “aim high” to help your child succeed!

For 25 years, Back to Basics has been recognized as the area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the firm offers a unique Delaware private school for grades K-12 and a Private Business and Trade School for adults. Back to Basics is the 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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