EIA works to ensure the college and career readiness for students preK-12.
Through Innovation, Quality and Accountability.
Every student, regardless of economic circumstance deserves the opportunity for a world-class education. Education entrepreneurs meet these challenges by creating innovative, scalable, and high-quality solutions that enable students to be better prepared for success in college and the workplace. The Education Industry Association (EIA) is the point of connection for these entrepreneurs.
EIA is the leading professional association for private sector providers of education services, suppliers of educational content and management support to the industry. We are a broad-based organization that represents the collective strengths and contributions of the multifaceted education industry, and projects a unified voice for innovators of college and career readiness services.
Mission and Goals
EIA seeks to expand educational opportunities and improve educational achievement for learners of all ages by infusing American education with market-based drivers of high-quality service, innovation, and accountability. We promote increased public awareness of the education industry’s contributions to better teaching and learning.
EIA works to foster the development of a vibrant preK-12 education industry by:
- Promoting public policies that ensure equitable and fair access to the education marketplace
- Creating high standards of program and business practices, while enhancing accountability
- Educating the public about the contributions of the education industry for better teaching and learning
- Supporting entrepreneurs to achieve scale.
According to the Education Industry Association, the demand for tutoring increased 15-18% in 2006, compared to single-digit growth previously. As a result, the number of tutors has also increased dramatically. Before entrusting your child’s academic future to someone, it’s important to make sure that person is the best qualified to meet your child’s needs.
Easy tips for parents to use when choosing effective tutors.
- Make sure the tutor is licensed or certified. Tutors will need the proper qualifications to assess, diagnose, and tutor to a child’s weakness.
- Look for a tutor with experience teaching children the same age as your child.
- Request an assessment. An individualized analysis of a student’s strengths and weaknesses can determine a child’s needs and help set goals. Also, insist on progress updates as a child passes through each step of the tutoring program.
- Define your goals. Are you trying to keep your child from failing? Are you looking to challenge a child who is already doing well in school? “Be sure your tutor understands your objective and is skilled enough to meet it,” observed Richard E. Bavaria, Ph.D., vice president of education for Sylvan.
- Find a tutor with specific expertise in the subject of your choosing. Just because someone is a math genius, it doesn’t mean he is qualified to teach other subjects.
- Make a personality match. Determine what kind of teacher the student has excelled with previously.
- Ask tutors how they will help your child master a specific skill. A good tutor will require that a child learn a specific skill before advancing to the next academic level. Find a tutor who will work with parents and teachers to create an individual program.
- Ask prospective tutors for references from previous employers and students, or hire a respected tutoring company.
- Get recommendations for tutors from family and friends.
*Source = Sylvan Learning Center