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Frequently Asked Questions

What age groups/grade levels do you tutor?
Who will be tutoring my child?
How many students are in a typical class?
Where are sessions held?
Do you offer one-on-one tutoring?
Should my child study for the Sat or ACT?
What is the initial consultation?
How much does it cost?
Why choose CPL?
Does my child need a tutor?
How many sessions are in a program?
Can I donate to CPL?
How can I become a tutor?

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What age groups/grade levels do you tutor?

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CPL offers tutoring programs in reading, math, writing, and homework help for students from 1st through 12th grade. College prep programs include PSAT/ACT/SAT and AP exam Subject Tests.
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Who will be tutoring my child?

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CPL's tutors are carefully chosen by our screening process. Qualified tutors include current practicing teachers, college, and graduate level students.
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How many students are in a typical class?

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For elementary to middle school students, group lessons have a minimum of four students in a class and a maximum of eight. For high school students, group lessons have a minimum of two students per class and a maximum five.
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Where are sessions held?

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CPL is a grass-root non-profit organization with funding dependent on donations. We do not operate a brick and mortar location. Our tutors hold classes in public locations such as college campuses, libraries and public schools.
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Do you offer one-on-one tutoring?

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Yes. CPL can provide one-on-one tutoring if requested. However, in order to provide affordable tutoring programs for students we encourage taking group lessons. Please request more information about individual tutoring at your initial consultation.
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Should my child study for the Sat or ACT?

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There are differences between the ACT and SAT that may make one exam more suitable for your child. During your initial consultation, an assessment test will be given to analyze the student's test taking abilities, strengths and weaknesses, and time management skills to determine which exam may be appropriate.
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What is the initial consultation?

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An initial consultation is used to identify the student's current skill level and what specific areas need improvement. An assesment test is usually given to accurately place the student to the appropriate starting level. The inital consultation is also a platform for parents to ask questions about scheduling, fees, and locations.
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How much does it cost?

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Our program costs vary depending on the subject and the needs of the student. Each of our sessions are 10 classes. Please contact us for specific program prices.
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Why choose CPL?

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CPL is a community 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that focuses on helping young people achieve higher education. Our mission is to help youth in our community improve in their academics and prepare them for college and success. Our tutoring programs can help your child catch up or get ahead in school. In addition to teaching, our tutors form supportive relationships with their students and provide mentorship and encouragement.
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Does my child need a tutor?

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If your child has difficulties learning in school or feels frustrated doing homework, then your child could benefit from using a tutor to help understand concepts not grasped in school. If your child is not behind in school but you notice a lost in interest and motivation, then your child may benefit from using a tutor to challenge his/her current skills.
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How many sessions are in a program?

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Our programs follow the curriculum requirements of the Board of Education. Each program is a semester long. Each session is a 10 class period. Classes can be arranged once or twice a week.
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Can I donate to CPL?

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Yes, we welcome public donations in support of CPL and its programs. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and rely on government funding and donations to run our programs. We plan to expand our programs and eventually offer scholarships to students in need. Help us make this happen by supporting our mission! All contributions are tax deductible. 
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How can I become a tutor?

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Please check the "Career Opportunities" Page for requirements.
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