Canterbury Academic Tutoring Services (C.A.T.S.)

Canterbury School is dedicated to academic excellence within a caring and supportive community emphasizing character, leadership, and service. We are happy to offer Canterbury students tutoring services to help meet their individual needs.
Canterbury Academic Tutoring Services (C.A.T.S.) is a program intended to provide additional academic support for Canterbury students who desire to improve their academic performance. Services provided by C.A.T.S. include academic tutoring, study and time management help, test prep and specialized learning support.

C.A.T.S. tutors will communicate regularly with classroom teachers, other support services, and parents to provide optimal learning. Academic tutors are professionals who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher with an emphasis in the subject area they are tutoring.

Every effort will be made to match your student with the right tutor for optimal learning. Sessions are typically scheduled after school, and in some cases may take place during study hall, but may not occur during a core class or instructional time. Tutoring services are fee-based services. Please register and pay prior to the first scheduled session.

Additional questions? contact Rita Salgado at 239-481-4323 ext. 208 or

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • Can my student get extra help from his/her own teacher? Is this tutoring?

    Canterbury faculty are available every day after school until 3:30 p.m. (or by individual appointment) to assist their own students who need extra help. Students are encouraged to seek out assistance from their teachers before exploring 1:1 tutoring. C.A.T.S. has been established for those students who either want to excel in a subject area or who need extra help that goes beyond the subject matter in their current course.
  • Are tutors assigned or can I or my student pick the tutor?

    C.A.T.S. will suggest a specific tutor to best meet the student’s academic and scheduling needs. If a parent or student has a specific request, we can certainly take that into consideration.
  • Do you have a list of subjects and available tutors with their qualifications?

    Tutors are matched with students based on student and parent input, teacher feedback, and other applicable recommendations and considerations. Once a match has been established, tutor background information and qualifications can be shared with the family as requested.
  • Can my student switch tutors for a better fit?

    Yes. The goal is to provide services that meet the student’s needs. For this reason, parent and student communication with the C.A.T.S. coordinator and the tutor is essential.
  • What is the cost?

    Cost ranges from $75 - $105 per hour depending on several factors. Please contact C.A.T.S. for more specific information.
  • Can I sign my student up for a single session of tutoring?

    We recommend students register for a month of tutoring, and continue month to month as needed. We can easily prorate for a student who starts mid-month, however, session-by-session tutoring is difficult to schedule. Canterbury tutors are typically booked in advance and there is often a waitlist. Registration for a single session can be determined on a case-by-case basis but is typically not available.
  • Will my student have a regular/set time slot?

    Yes. Generally either 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on a set day or days each week. Sessions outside these set times may be available on an individual basis.
  • When does the tutoring take place? After school/during school/before school?

    Most tutoring takes place 3:30-4:30 or 4:30-5:30 pm. If there is a request for different hours, it may be possible. It also may be possible to schedule special tutoring during the school day for an upper school student with a study hall. These options require more advanced notice and planning, and further coordination with the educational team.
  • Where does tutoring take place?

    All academic tutoring takes place at the Canterbury School, 8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. 
  • How long are the tutoring sessions?

    Sessions are one hour. Sessions may be broken into 30-minute sessions if needed but would require pre-planning and agreement on the tutor's behalf.
  • Is it individual tutoring or group tutoring?

    Small group tutoring can be arranged in certain circumstances. This would be a custom registration so please contact us to arrange and for more details.
  • Will my student’s teacher recommend tutoring if they think my child will benefit from it?

    The teacher will first speak with their director through their normal team meeting process. They will then follow protocol to provide extra support for the student within the school day. At that point, if there is a need, there will be a parent meeting and tutoring may be recommended. With all that said, most of the requests for tutoring we have come directly from parents who want to help the student get over a rough spot, excel in a certain area, or prepare for a specific test.
  • Is the tutoring for remedial help or for enrichment?

    Either/Both. One of the benefits of 1:1 tutoring is that it is completely individual and tailored to one student’s needs.
  • Any other information?

    C.A.T.S offers tutors in specialty areas who are Canterbury School faculty, as well as non-faculty tutors who have been matched to an individual student’s needs. All C.A.T.S. tutors are outstanding teachers in their field, and even non-faculty are Canterbury School employees, hired for their subject matter expertise and track record of excellent student outcomes. When a tutor recommendation is made, there is a consideration related to individual learning needs, parent requests, student requests, and teacher recommendations for a good “fit”. Parents will always know who the tutor is prior to committing to sessions and will have an option to discuss their student’s academic progress before the first session and on a regular basis. Parents can contact either the tutor directly or Rita Salgado, Director of Summer Programs and Enrichment at or 239-481-4323 ext. 208.