Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of services do you offer?
We offer tutoring, homeschool help, one-time classes for requested topics or test prep, annual homeschool evaluations, as well as parent support, training, and coaching.
We serve homeschooling and traditional schooling students ages 4-11 in Reading, Writing, and Math. One-time classes covering specific topics in Science or Social Studies can also be provided.
We also offer business consulting to tutors and educators who seek support, guidance, and mentorship as they start-up or expand their tutoring business.
Do you offer in-person services?
No, we do not offer in-person services. All services are provided exclusively online using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.
Our learning sessions replicate the in-person experience. Students are given the opportunity to move around, take brain breaks, and participate in learning activities that keep them engaged throughout the entire learning session.
Online learning also allows both educator and student the comfort to learn in a familiar and comfortable environment. Travelling to a set location is not required, which saves time and provides flexibility in scheduling especially if the child is involved in extracurricular activities.
Do you offer 1:1 tutoring or group tutoring?
We offer customized lessons for both 1:1 tutoring and group tutoring according to skill level, age, and grade level.
Using evidence-based teaching methods, both kinds of tutoring structures are effective and can bring about academic growth, a boost in confidence, and results!
What can I expect before, during, and after I enroll my child with you?
Before we officially begin online learning, we will meet on Zoom to chat during our free consultation about your child's academic successes, learning goals, and their interests. We will discuss how our educators can help you and your family and will schedule a Meet-and-Greet session with your child.
During enrollment you will be asked to fill-out our registration form, choose your online learning package, read and agree to our Terms and Conditions, read through our Media Consent form, and an invoice will be sent to you via email. You will not be required to give Media Consent in order to finalize your child's enrollment, but we do require payment in full before services are rendered.
After the forms are filled out and payment has been made, we will establish a set schedule for online learning and begin sessions! Your child's first session will consist of a free 15-30 minute Meet-and-Greet session where your child will get to share their interests as well as become comfortable with Zoom and their online teacher. At the next session, the teacher will conduct an assessment according to his/her age and grade level in order to customize lessons for future sessions.
Throughout your child's academic journey with Funshine, expect us to send you text reminders for learning sessions and upcoming payments, updates on your child's progress, pictures of your child participating in online learning sessions, encouraging messages, as well as birthday cards, encouraging notes, and small gifts in the mail.
You and your child are important to us and we will do our very best to show you just that!
Do you only work with students who are struggling?
No, students of all academic competencies are welcomed to enroll! We will remediate, strengthen, and/or enrich your child's academic skills according to your input, their teacher's input (with permission from the parent), our observations throughout our sessions, as well as their assessment results.
How can you help us with homeschooling?
We offer help with your homeschooling journey such as getting to know the homeschooling laws in your state, writing a letter of intent to your district, record-keeping, logging educational activities, choosing the right curriculum or homeschooling method for your family, keeping an organized portfolio for each child, and annual homeschool evaluations.
We can also customize your homeschooling journey by providing you with personalized curriculum mapping and unit plans, one-time classes on requested topics or skills, parent support and coaching in teaching and learning methods, as well as assessing your child(ren) in order to determine his/her academic strengths and deficiencies.