Smart Start Tutoring is owned and operated by Cathy Wallace. Wallace has been tutoring and teaching, and a resident of Andover, since the '80s. Smart Start provides elementary through college tutoring in reading, writing, study skills, foreign languages (Spanish, Latin and French), math, the sciences and other subject areas. Along with seven other staff with varied specialties, this company also provides preparatory courses for MCAS, SAT, PSAT/SAT and ACT. Wallace and her staff also offer college application essay tutoring. Smart Start Tutoring provides snacks to students that come directly after school.
- Hours: During the school year: Mon - Fri, 2pm - 8pm. By appointment during the summer.
- Founding Date: 2005
- Number of students: 25
- Public/Private: Private
- Financial aid: No
- Religious affiliation: No
- Accreditation/licenses: Owner Cathy Wallace has a B.S. in education.
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 1 to 1
- Parking: On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 7
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Staff members are in contact with students' schools, including guidance counselors, and attend community events and meetings when necessary.
- What makes this community special?: Smart Start Tutors has found Andover parents to be very supportive of their children's development and that they make time to foster their children's success.
- Level: AP, College, Elementary school, High school, Middle school
- Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computers, English, Foreign languages, General science, History, Mathematics, Physics
- Equipment needed: Students only need to bring themselves.
- Payments accepted: Cash, Personal Check