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 time planning your child's session in addition to conducting your child's session. I put a great deal of thought and care into planning a positive learning experience tailored to meet your child's specific needs. This is based on information you give me about your child's strengths and weaknesses in addition to my knowledge of what students need to be successful in school, on achievement tests, and how children learn best. 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 information 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. I try to end every session with a fun game or activity that is simply fun and positive. 10 minutes at the end is provided as a time to review with parents the lessons and to discuss progress and set goals for upcoming sessions. Many parents opt to just receive written notes. I complete these during the final ten minutes of your child's session.
Free Consultation: I always like to have a phone or face to face (via Zoom) conversation with parents to discuss learning goals and student needs. (While COVID-19 safety precautions have been lifted, I am choosing to keep my tutoring sessions online until the pandemic is no longer a concern.) 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. If you decide you want to register your child, we will also determine frequency of sessions, a schedule, and method of payment.
Location: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, I am only conducting online tutoring sessions until further notice. I conduct my sessions on Zoom. I will send the link out in advance of the first session.
Standard Tutoring Plan: $50/session
Small group (semi-private tutoring): $25/session (must have a minimum of four students enrolled for the group to begin.
Courses, workshops, and camps: Set price; prices vary depending upon the course, workshop, or camp
Payment is weekly and must be received by me in advance of the first session, usually by Sunday afternoon of the week that the lesson is scheduled.
Payment forms accepted: I accept the following forms of payment: Venmo, Google Pay or PayPal.