On the Fence about Private Tutoring?

Are you considering private tutoring for yourself or a child? Did last semester end on a high note? Is concern brewing about academic performance? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you're not alone...


My name is JIllian Smart. I launched Jackson Education Support (JE) to support the educational goals of learners in literacy, math, and science subjects. JE is a Mississippi-based education firm that offers personalized in-person and online services which allows parents to enjoy family time and equips educators with effective, evidenced-based strategies.

Though classroom teachers often used personalized instructional tools, they’re strapped for time needed to provide children with individualized attention during class. The likelihood that each child receives specialized support decreases as class size increases. Let’s face it: student-teacher ratios have risen significantly in recent years. Combine this fact with teacher shortages and a desperate push to help those who are already in the classroom to become certified in core subjects, and you may be thinking it’s time to find a tutor.

If you’re expecting schools to pick up the slack, low funding in some states projects financial barriers to facilitating in-school academic intervention as well as tutoring during out-of-school periods.


Jackson Education Support support learners by providing character development, exam prep, homework help, and study skills support. Private tutoring is usually one-on-one, and low student-teacher ratios are guaranteed for small group opportunities. We create an environment wherein each service is personalized to meet individual need. Clients schedule in-person and online services to address gaps in achievement that hinder progress in literacy, math, and science classes.

Tutoring is the new normal, reports scholastic.com. "When specific, basic skills are not developing as you would expect, or when a child has a diagnosed learning disability, having a tutor can help her build those special skills or compensate for the ones she lacks," says learning specialist Susan J. Schwartz, M.A. Ed., clinical coordinator at the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement at the New York University Child Study Center.


If your child is struggling with homework… If you’re struggling to help with homework… If graded papers or online grades are low or slipping, you’re encouraged not to wait for the problem to resolve itself.

I say this, because many parents regret hiring a professional toward the end of the semester. Students who receive support early on become more independent over time - they learn to ask themselves the right questions, to identify gaps in learning, to seek reliable resources for filling achievement gaps. Working with an educator outside of school times or scheduling academic intervention during school times need not be a long-term arrangement if we’re vigilant about the onset of developmental delays and willing to take swift action.

Invite me to be a resource for you. Schedule a free consultation today!

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