Updated: Feb 26
With so many choices out there, it can get overwhelming when looking for a great Ultrasound Registry Review Tutor for SPI, Physics, Breast, OB/GYN, Pediatric Sonography, Vascular or Abdomen exams!
Trying to find a great ultrasound registry review tutor can be tricky. You want someone who is knowledgeable and experienced, but you also want someone who is patient and able to adapt to your learning style. At Prepry we have helped thousands of students pass their exams. While our Prepry app offers a variety of features that make it easy to use and convenient for students, some people like to use a 1 on 1 tutor as well. In this blog post, I’ll share some tips on how to find a great ultrasound registry review tutor.
1. Your tutor should NOT make you feel stupid or bad about yourself for not understanding the material. If you do feel that way, you need to move on right away! They should be encouraging, uplifting, and instill a sense of self-assurance in you.
2. You should meet with the tutor face-to-face (either online or in-person). If a tutor requests to only communicate via email, chat, or phone. This is utter nonsense and a SCAM! You want to be able to see the tutor, speak with them, and get feedback from them. Zoom and Skype are very simple to use and do not cost a lot of money. If they say the only way to communicate with them is through email or text chat, then you should MOVE ON.
3. The tutor needs to be a registered sonographer with either the ARDMS or the CCI. Simply inquire as to what they are registered in. Then, to check the status, go to the ardms website and enter their name or email address. Verification or recognition of registry reports can indicate whether a person is active or retired.
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
• Abdomen (AB)
• Breast (BR)
• Fetal Echocardiography (FE)
• Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)
• Pediatric Sonography (PS)
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
Specialty examinations: • Adult Echocardiography (AE) • Fetal Echocardiography (FE) • Pediatric Echocardiography (PE)
Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) sonography
RCS - Registered Cardiac Sonographer
RVS - Registered Vascular Specialist
Do not hire them if they do not have a valid registry or it has been revoked!
4. Paying a large sum of money up front without speaking to the tutor you will be working with is an absolute no-no! As a rule of thumb, you should pay after the first session to ensure that you're getting the best tutoring possible. It is acceptable to pay the tutor in advance if they are very well known in their field or came highly recommended by someone you know. But if you are unsure, ask if you can just pay for one session. Once you are confident the tutor will be available to help you, pay for a package.
5. On the major tutoring websites, such as Varsity Tutors, or Wyzant, anyone can sign up to work as a tutor. The fact that they have a degree in sonography, ultrasound, or echocardiography is in NO WAY a guarantee that they are a qualified and experienced tutor in any of those fields.
6. If you find a tutor on the website of a large tutoring company, your best bet is to look for them on their individual website for their business instead. You will have a clearer picture of how professional they are after doing so. Simply do a search for their name along with "sonography tutor" or "ultrasound tutor" or "echocardiography tutor." Before working with them, I would exercise extreme caution if they did not have a website or a profile on Linkedin.
7. They should only tutor subjects related to sonography, echocardiography, or ultrasound; they shouldn't tutor subjects related to nursing or the MCAT. People who have no idea what a sonographer does often make the mistake of thinking that private tutoring for the subject will be simple. You should not waste your money on non-sonographer educators.
8. The tutor's website is easy to use and doesn't make things more confusing. It is NOT necessary for it to be an elaborate website.
9. The tutor has credible testimonials from previous students. If they have testimonials posted on social media, you can reach out to the person who posted them to find out how their experience was.
10. The tutor is available to speak with you over the phone in order to provide answers to any questions that you might have. It's fine to talk to them on the phone for up to 15 minutes without being charged. As a student, you should NEVER begin tutoring unless you have first spoken with the tutor. And I'm not talking about texting, chatting, or emailing. Make certain that you have actually spoken to them on the phone.
11. Ask the tutor if they can help you create a plan so you know what you'll be working on each week until the test date.
12. If you notice the tutor becoming irritated with you, move on immediately.
13. If you believe that you were the victim of a scam, then you were probably right.
Follow the advice given above to avoid falling victim to a SCAM
Finding a great ultrasound registry review tutor can be a challenge. You want someone who is knowledgeable and experienced, but you also want someone who is patient and able to explain things in a way that makes sense to you. Prepry - has more than 2700 Ultrasound Registry Review questions is a great tool in addition to a great tutor.