FAQs

Tutoring Lessons



Most of our tutoring sessions are held at our own classrooms, where we have all resources available. Our classrooms are designed for private and semi-private tutoring lessons, and help to inspire and motivate students. Each tutoring session will take place in its own separate classroom. Alternatively, we also offer online lessons.


For location details please see our Contacts page.

Yes, all lessons are taught in English and all our tutors speak English fluently.


We currently do not offer tutoring in other languages.

We follow the curriculum of the student's school in addition to focusing on specific skill sets the student needs more practice in.

This depends on the age and curriculum of the student.


For younger students we use a combination of hands-on activities, worksheets, interactive notebooks as well as games, flashcards and other resources.


For Middle School and High School students we use a combination of the student's own textbook as well as additional supplementary worksheets or exercises which we provide.


For IB students we have access to official IB databases which allows us to retrieve a variety of IB material to help students accordingly.

Our tutoring sessions are engaging, interactive and productive. We place a strong emphasis on simplifying the information to ensure students thoroughly comprehend the material, while fully adapting the lessons to each individual student's needs.

We suggest students to at least be 4 years old to start tutoring for the fundamentals of Math, Science and English. For Elementary/Primary students, our lessons will include a variety of activities to ensure the younger students remain engaged and interested throughout the session.


We will include a number of hands-on and interactive activities in addition to worksheets to introduce them to topics and work on their skill sets. We also work with a rewarding system to ensure students are proud of their accomplishments and keep challenging themselves.

Yes, we always provide additional homework material so students can continue practicing outside of their tutoring lessons.


However, we always liaise with parents to see whether this should be obligatory for their child. Some parents would like their children to continue practicing beyond their tutoring sessions while others prefer their children to focus on the homework they have been assigned at school.

After each tutoring session a lesson report will be sent to parents detailing the topics covered during the lesson, homework assigned and indicating the student's effort during the lesson. A picture overview of the lesson will also be provided for each lesson. Additionally, every month we send out a progress report to all parents with details on how the student is progressing.


Nevertheless, parents can contact us at any time to obtain more information or discuss specific concerns.

Yes, our semi-private lessons are on-demand only, and are formed by the clients. We do not have semi-private groups running, as these groups are limited to 2-3 students per group. Should your child have a friend who would like to join their lesson we can arrange for semi-private lessons accordingly.

Tutors



We work with a small group of tutors who are qualified tutors with a relevant degree in the subjects they teach. All our tutors speak English fluently, and most of our tutors have studied abroad.


What our tutors definitely have in common is that they are all enthusiastic individuals with a passion for teaching a subject they love! We go through a careful selection process when recruiting tutors to ensure the quality standard of our lessons are at its highest level.

Tutors teaching at A for Effort will have the same teaching style. A for Effort hires tutors based on their qualifications, experience, personality and teaching style to ensure they are the right fit for the organization. Tutors are trained at A for Effort to get them familiar with the approach and teaching style we expect from them.


Through continuous monitoring and evaluation we can ensure that the expected quality and style of teaching is adhered to at all times by all tutors. We will always work with a small group of tutors to ensure this is attainable.

Yes, students will be assigned the same tutor each lesson per subject that they follow. If a student follows several tutoring subjects, they might be assigned a separate tutor for each subject, depending on the qualifications of the tutor.

A request can be made for a specific tutor, and we will do our best to assign the requested tutor accordingly. Nevertheless, this will depend on the tutor's availability.

We schedule tutors according to their expertise and qualifications for the subjects they teach.

Yes. We find it very important that students are enthusiastic about their lessons and their tutors. While we seldom have a mismatch, we will certainly try to accomodate any student who would like to switch to a different tutor.

Scheduling



Please contact us at info@aforeffort.org or at +62 819 1100 1203 to schedule a lesson.

Yes, you can schedule a trial lesson first without further commitments. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us at info@aforeffort.org or at +62 819 1100 1203 for more information.

Each standard tutoring session is 60 minutes long, however we do have the option to extend lessons to 90 or 120 minutes.

This depends on the student's tutoring needs. Generally we recommend 2 tutoring sessions per week in order to get through all topics the student has covered at school.


Nevertheless, we have seen many students progress with 1 tutoring session per week.

Yes, we reserve a specific day and time for each student.

Yes, students will be assigned the same tutor each lesson per subject.

Sessions can be cancelled at no cost up to 24 hours before the start of the tutoring session. For cancellations made within 24 hours of the lesson, the cancellation policy will be applicable.


To cancel a lesson please contact us at info@aforeffort.org or at +62 819 1100 1203 .

Where available sessions can be rescheduled to another time slot within the same week of the planned lesson, and if communicated at least 24 hours in advance. This will also depend on the availability of the assigned tutor within that week.


To reschedule a lesson please contact us at info@aforeffort.org or at +62 819 1100 1203.

Yes, we remain open during school holidays and both regular and online lessons can be scheduled.

Yes, we can help students who are abroad through online tutoring sessions.


Please see the Online Tutoring category for more relevant FAQs.

Yes, we do have the option to add additional lessons, for example to prepare students for an upcoming test or exam.

Online Tutoring



Yes, we provide online tutoring sessions.

We use the Zoom platform to conduct online tutoring. Within Zoom we use the video conferencing, whiteboard and file sharing features.

Our online tutoring lessons are as effective as our in-person tutoring sessions due to the similar interactive approach and the many features that online platforms currently have.


The interactive whiteboard feature allows both tutors and students to write and share their ideas simultaneously, allowing students to engage in the lesson in a similar way as a regular session. In turn tutors can evaluate and review the student's material and provide immediate feedback. Our online lessons are a great alternative to our regular in-person lessons!

The student will need a computer, internet connection and the Zoom application (download at zoom.us).

Yes, where possible we can try to schedule online tutoring sessions to accommodate students overseas.

No, the tutor will entirely guide the student during the online tutoring session.


Parents will only need to help connect younger students to their Zoom session, once connected the tutor will proceed with the lesson.

For students who are not in Jakarta, we can provide online tutoring sessions.

Tests



IB Math SL & HL Analysis & Approaches

IB Math SL & HL Application & Interpretations

IB SL & HL Biology

IB SL & HL Chemistry

IB SL & HL Physics

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

Yes, we also provide tutoring for SAT preparation.

Our IB tutoring lessons place a strong emphasis on getting the students familiar with actual IB questions and material. As soon as the student has a good understanding of the foundation of the topic we move on to official IB material, starting with the basics and moving to more challenging problems.


Exposing students to IB material will allow them to get acquainted with the various types of questions they will face on their IB exams. Tutors will also help students understand the IB grading system to ensure they can score the most points per question.

We have various subscriptions to official IB databases which allows us to retrieve a variety of different types of resources.


These include IB practice packets, IB questions per topic, IB questions per difficulty level, mini IB exams, past IB exams and more. Depending on where the student stands in their course we will build their understanding using our various resources.

Contact



For general inquiries please send an email to info@aforeffort.org or contact us via phone at +62 819 1100 1203.

Material can be sent by email to info@aforeffort.org. If possible please include the tutor's name in the subject field.

Yes, all tutors can be reached at info@aforeffort.org or at their own personal email addresses.

All phone communication goes through our general company phone number at +62 819 1100 1203.

Please send an email to info@aforeffort.org or contact us via phone at +62 819 1100 1203. We keep lesson reports of all students in our database and can always retrieve the details of any session held.

Payments



Yes, we will send out an official invoice before the start of each month’s lessons.

Lessons are pre-paid on a monthly basis. We will send you an invoice before the start of the month which includes an overview of all tutoring sessions the student is signed up for.

Lessons are paid for by bank transfer, QRIS, cash, debit or credit card. Our bank details are included in the invoice.


Payments with debit or credit card are processed at our A for Effort offices. Please note there is an additional fee for any payments made by credit card.

Yes, we will send a receipt of payment once the payment has been received by our bank.

Yes, lessons can be paused and we will be able to reserve your child’s tutoring slot for up to 2 weeks of absences.


During the main school holidays this period is extended, depending on which school holiday. Our team will inform clients with the specific details regarding this during the school year.

We will not charge for tutoring lessons if your child is away. During absences, we will be able to reserve your child’s current tutoring spot for up to 2 weeks of absences.


Please note that for any cancellation or reschedule, a 24-hour notice period is applicable.

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