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Chamber Recognizes Merchant Of The Week
A Manhasset resident since 1997 with strong ties and a vested interest in this community, Michael Warshawsky opened Tutor Doctor in February 2011. Since his target market is families, he felt it was natural to start his in-home tutoring business in Manhasset and neighboring communities. He says “it is a pleasure doing business in my ‘backyard’ after commuting to a corporate job in Manhattan for 27 years.” His hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Stating that Tutor Doctor is a fast-growing global franchise company with branches throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Mexico, Michael adds that he and his family are proud to own the franchise serving Manhasset and surrounding areas. He and his wife Jill run most aspects of the business together, including marketing and tutor recruitment/matching. Michael conducts in-home consultations, and handles the accounting and administrative duties.
According to Michael, Tutor Doctor provides affordable one-on-one customized in-home tutoring to students of all ages (kindergarten through college and adults) and all learning abilities. The education program is built on the school’s curriculum and individual’s specific needs, not a “cookie cutter” program. He adds: “Our vast roster of tutors are seasoned teachers from elementary through college level precisely matched to students based on the tutor’s teaching level, subject expertise, the specific needs of the student, his/her personality, and learning style.”
Michael says he starts with a free in-home consultation and assessment, adding that Tutor Doctor of Nassau County has never met a student it could not help. He believes that service is paramount, and says that Tutor Doctor’s scheduling (days/times/length of sessions) is flexible around a student’s busy life. He adds that tutoring hours purchased in an enrolment never expire, and can be used for any subject by any family member.
The tutor roster has grown to over 100 experienced, specialized teachers, according to Michael, who points out that “we have become a primary source for tutoring in low-demand and underserved subjects, including Latin, Greek, Arabic, and Chinese, professional editing, New Testament literature, art history, personal investing, public speaking, test preparation for ASVAB and U.S Citizenship exams, and college counseling.” He added that Tutor Doctor continues to provide one-on-one tutoring for all mainstream subjects and all test preparation.
Tutor Doctor’s mission, according to Michael, is to improve the academic performance, organizational/study skills, greater self-esteem, and positively impact the lives of countless students. He said that the foundation of Tutor Doctor’s existence is that “everyone can learn, given the right structure and motivation.”
Michael became aware of his passion for helping students to excel a few years ago when, as an alumnus volunteer representing Binghamton University, he began advising high school students about college selection and application preparation at college fairs throughout Long Island. When he heard about Tutor Doctor, he was immediately attracted to the concept because he had experienced first-hand the positive, dynamic results of one-on-one learning in building confidence, improving study skills, and grades during his own early school years. Michael earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Binghamton University and MBA in finance from New York University.
He believes that the tutoring market is forever evolving due to increasing competition in schools and society at large. While historically, tutoring existed to help struggling students to improve academic performance, Michael says that today, Tutor Doctor helps many students that are already excelling in the classroom to maintain their excellence.
Tutor Doctor of Nassau County and The Vincent Smith School of Port Washington have recently partnered to launch a new SAT prep program specifically for students with learning disabilities. The first class is scheduled to begin in early September to prepare for the November 2012 exam. Tutor Doctor of Nassau County may be contacted at 516-578-2106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce
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- Tutor: Your tutor will come to your home and tutor according the goals we set initially.
- Report: Session reports can be sent to your email address for each tutoring session. These reports help parents stay in tune with how their student is progressing.
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