Giving you the best opportunity to learn in a tutoring session is very important to me.
Please adhere to the following policies to make tutoring an efficient and effective experience for all of us.
My tutoring rates are as follows:
$60 per hour
$70 per hour
Test Prep Consultations
$97 one-time fee
Although I never require you to pay more than one session at a time, payment is due in advance of each session.
EXCEPTION: For the first session, because of my risk-free guarantee, payment is not due until after the first session.
(See Methods sections for details.)
Payments can be made by credit card or Paypal.
Payments can be made by cash, check, credit card, or Paypal.
I guarantee that you will be satisfied with our tutoring sessions. If you are not satisfied or feel the tutoring is not a good fit, you do not need to pay for the first hour of tutoring. If you have pre-paid for this first hour, your payment will be fully refunded.
Cancellations can be made with a full refund or rescheduling if made more than 24 hours before the scheduled tutoring session.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled tutoring session will not be refunded.
If I have to cancel a lesson due to illness or emergency, I will notify you as soon as possible and
arrange for make-up tutoring sessions.
I recognize that there are many valid reasons where scheduled tutoring must be cancelled or rescheduled. Please notify me at least 24 hours before you or your child will not be attending tutoring due to an illness, vacation, extracurricular activity, etc. I also recognize that some illnesses such as the stomach flu or a high fever can cause sudden cancellations.
If a sudden cancellation is due to a sudden illness such as this or a sudden unforeseeable emergency, the 24-hour cancellation policy may be waived on a case-by-case basis.
Please be on time for tutoring. If you are running late, please text or call me to let me know (unless you are driving, of course).
If you are late, no time will be added to the end of the session.
If you are more than 30 minutes late to the lesson, I will consider this a last-minute cancellation.
Session minimum: 1 hour
Recommend Session: 1.5 to 2-hours
The recommended length allows us sufficient time to review homework questions and cover new topics in enough depth.
In addition, because test day itself is quite long, longer tutoring sessions
allow students to develop much-needed stamina for the test.
I assign homework for all test prep tutoring students.
Generally, this homework is delivered through PDF in a Google Drive folder. Unless specifically requested otherwise, students will be given answer keys for all homework and should check their own answers after completing the
homework and should select troublesome questions for review in our next session. This helps
us be more efficient and productive.
Online tutoring uses Skype or Zoom and an interactive online whiteboard.
Students should use
earphones, as this increases audio quality considerably.
A mouse is preferable to a laptop trackpad but is not necessary.
Please find a quiet location for tutoring, and ensure you have a stable internet speed.