Frequently Asked Questions.
How long does the university admissions process take?
Most American and British students begin thinking about applying to universities in the spring of their junior year (première in France). This is when college lists are drawn up and when standardized tests are taken. Over the summer, college essays should begin to be drafted and supplementary applications downloaded. Throughout the fall, applications are completed and any make-up tests completed. This may sound complicated, but we will help you and your student through every step.
Where do tutoring sessions take place?
We like to come to you. Our tutors prefer to teach in the calm and comfortable environment of our students' own homes. If ever you are away from the Paris area for a scheduled tutoring session, our tutors also conduct sessions over Skype. For our students located in cities where we do not tutoring staff on the ground, sessions are conducted over Skype as well.
How long is each session?
Our tutors work with families to tailor sessions to each student. Typical sessions are 1.5 to 2 hours, though more or less time can be arranged following a particular student's needs.
How often are sessions?
Typically, our tutors meet once a week with their students for standardized test preparation. For university admissions counseling, scheduling is less predictable: students might meet more often with their tutor as they craft their college essays, or less often when deciding upon their college list. For academic tutoring, a tutor might meet once weekly with a student who needs consistent reinforcement in an Algebra II class, or several times weekly to help a student revise for exams.
How much does tutoring cost?
Tutoring is expensive. We try to make it less so. Ivy Entry’s prices are less than any other comparable Parisian tutoring agency we know of. Please inquire as our rates vary depending on the material and level instructed.
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you might have.