to Frequently Asked Questions
fall, and welcome to the Sherwood Tutoring
web site where you will find information about
our guaranteed tutoring services for
children and adults with help for nearly all
name is Tracy Sherwood, founder of Sherwood
Tutoring and developer of the
Superphonics teaching techniques for the
most struggling students and adults. On
this page, I will tell you about our services
answer the most frequently asked questions.
If you have more questions, or to schedule
a testing appointment, please call me at:
661-266-Tutor (266-8886) or 1-800-
ages do you tutor?
personally tutor all ages from babies & toddlers
through 75. Why babies & toddlers? Because
there are so many astounding things that can
be done to prepare a toddler for earlier speech,
reading and to tap into that enthusiastic potential
and desire to learn. This is accomplished by
teaching the parents some simple but highly
effective techniques. School aged children
have many needs. Whether they are struggling
with various learning disabilities or are bright
underachievers, there is help for nearly every
the higher age ranges we have professionals
desiring to improve in the areas of reading,
spelling, writing, or basic math to improve
on the job, get that promotion or change job
positions. We also have college students who
need some help and those who are missing basic
skills to just to pass the college entry exam.
Many adults need to pass the GED or teens the
SAT. Some students, from elementary school
through high school are doing fine and would
like to prepare for early graduation by passing
the High School Proficiency Test or want to
prepare for an easier time in college. Many
are struggling or may be years behind grade-level
in one or more subjects. Far too many students
are being held back or will struggle even more
because they were not held back.
are as many possible needs as there are people
and we are here to help with your particular
needs. Our program guarantee is usually
double or triple any other advertised guarantee
- if you get a guarantee at all with other
you tutor celebrities and others in the entertainment
child and adult entertainers we have excellent
tutoring programs. From early or improved script
reading to keeping up with education, we develop
the custom program for your special needs.
subjects do you tutor?
We tutor all subjects from beginning reading with Superphonics through grammar,
spelling, and all the way through improved algebra study. If a student cannot
study his own math book and understand it, there are missing basics and difficulties
in 'reading comprehension' itself. This is true for any subject one takes on.
Subjects are taught with English words, in English sentences. When we master
study, we can master any subject. The
most important thing is not to study for memory, for grades or for tests. If
one learns to study for understanding, it will be reflected in one's grades
and test scores. And with understanding, comes memory of that information.
happens in a testing session?
If your children are
being tested you
will understand this well when you sit
in and observe your own child's testing
session... it's like a tutoring session,
designed for custom programming. Testing
takes about an hour and may be done in
your home, or in my home in Rancho Vista.
Both parents are asked to sit in and
observe the testing session (provided
both parents will have a say in which
program your child is enrolled). Parents
do not have to be fluent in English to
experience what takes place.
testing session is much like a tutoring session.
I start at the bottom and work up looking for
missing basics and areas of confusion. I clear
up bits of these areas for the student right
there in the testing session to increase confidence
and inspire optimism about the future. It is
much more than testing. In this session, I
tap into your child's hidden potential. That
potential that you knew was there but could
not help your child realize. I am more interested
in your child's potential than in disabilities.
We cannot build on disabilities. We can only
build on potential. So these are found, tapped
into, and a custom program is made to enhance
them while handling the missing basics that
have limited your child's educational progress.
is your experience - do you have references?
I have been tutoring all ages and subjects for 30 years and have accumulated
an extensive list of excellent references from Los Angeles, Bakersfield and
the Antelope Valley. Several of our success
stories are posted on this web site. After scheduling your testing appointment
you will be given a list of references to call. This list will consist of children
or adults who are close in age and in struggles as yourself or your child.
By calling these clients, you can find out the before, during and after situations
of each reference. You will be able to ask questions and hear the stories of
previous struggles and resulting progress by talking with our references.
do you deliver your services?
Depending upon where
you will be coming from and your program, sessions are held either at
your home or at one of the local libraries. This is not a library service
but we meet at libraries for convenience for some parents depending on
our schedule load and the time of the session.
and how frequently do
you deliver your services?? Tutoring
days are Thursday through Sunday, day or
evening based on openings. Sessions are
usually one to hours, 2 times per week
but may be modified to fit your needs.
does testing cost?
have many success stories from just the
testing session! Testing is $225. If
it is scheduled at the time of your first
call to Superphonics, you receive $25
off. If you are not happy with your child's
testing session, you are not charged
for it. If you register your child for
a two or three level guaranteed program,
your testing fee is credited toward your
does tuition cost?
varies based on your needs and test results
basics, goals and learning aptitude). Programs
average $8,000 to $10,000 with Tracy Sherwood
and $3,000 to $4,000 with Michael De Armon.
testing, you will have a good understanding
of your child's missing basics, needs and progress
potential. I will get an idea of your budget
and goals and make my recommendation. I ask
you to observe the testing session and then
I will present your custom program. You will
receive several student references to call
and a written guarantee for your custom program.
are your rates based on?
rates are based on guaranteed results rather
Your custom program will detail the goals
for your child. These
goals are not completed until you have personally
seen your child demonstrate competence in
each and have signed off each goal as accomplished.
long does the average guaranteed program
take anywhere from 6 sessions to a year
to fulfill. Your guarantee will give an
estimate of how long your custom program
should take to complete.
Call or email us if you
need more information than what we've
covered here. We're always eager to answer
your questions. Contact us