What's Included In Each Session? Every tutoring sessions begins long before I ever meet with your child. Because I am an experienced elementary educator and because I don't just pull a packet of worksheets from a one-size-fits all worksheet bank, I spend anywhere from 1-2.5 hours planning just for your child. Many of the materials I use are researched in advance or created by me for your child specifically. Of course, the better I know your child, the more efficient my planning time becomes. I bring a thorough knowledge of what skills students should know at each grade level in order to be successful and I can help parents navigate the academic challenges from kindergarten to graduation. I am a private tutor for your child, but I am also a personal academic consultant for you as a parent as well. As such, I can help you know how to navigate the school system and the curriculum, explain learning targets, provide advice as to learning options and opportunities and help with suggestions for organizing and creating an effective study environment if that is what you feel you need.
Each session consists of 50 minutes of tutoring time which usually consists of a review/warm-up, a teaching/practice portion, and a game or activity to practice the skill. 10 minutes is provided as a time to review with parents the lessons and to discuss progress and set goals for upcoming sessions.
Free Consultation: I always like to have a phone or face to face conversation with parents to discuss learning goals and student needs. Currently, due to COVID-19 safety precautions all my consultations are by phone or on Zoom. My consultations run 20-30 minutes. During this time I will want to hear what your concerns are, what the learning goals are, what you feel your child's strengths are, and I will be willing to answer any questions you have of me.
Location: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, I am only conducting online tutoring sessions until further notice.
Rates: I have several options for scheduling and rates:
Standard Tutoring Plan/School Year Plan: My tutoring fee for a 1x/week individualized plan is $50/session/child. Each session is one hour in length with 50 minutes of instruction, and time for consulting with parents afterward. I individualize the program completely based on the learning targets the parent chooses and as determined by any diagnostic assessments given. I also can, at your request, communicate with your child's teacher and provide outside support for the classroom. My position as an experienced and currently employed Oregon educator helps me navigate the system for you. I also provide tips, resources, and support for parents.
Twice Weekly Plan: For those students needing more frequent support, I offer twice weekly options at $45/session/child.
3X Weekly plan: $40/session/child.
Semi-private tutoring: If you are willing to have your child join a small group of 4-6 students the rate is $25/session. These are monthly groups and payment for the whole month must be paid in advance.
Weekend Pricing:Weekend pricing is $50/session regardless of the plan. Sessions are 1 hour in length.
Other Options: Schedules and needs can vary from family to family. I recognize this and because of this I am willing to work with families who need more flexibility or more frequent contact or more specialized instruction. I can't possibly predict all the potential possibilities when determining rates and plans, so contact me and let's work out something that works for you.
Summer Book Clubs, Math, and Writing Camps: Check back frequently for updates as I'm going to be adding in some fun events.
Payment: Payment is weekly and must be received bydigital means and the transaction completed before the first tutoring session begins that week. Payment forms accepted: I accept the following forms of payment: I prefer Venmo, Google Pay or PayPal.