Small Group Tutoring Semi-private tutoring or small group tutoring is another great option for many people. In addition to being more affordable, they are often more fun because students find they have another opportunity to make friends while interacting with students their own age. Students receive the same quality and individualization of lessons, but with a small number of other students.
Ideally, small groups begin when four students desire instruction in the same subject or skills. I cap the small groups at 6 in order to provide greater individualization.
Small groups must be pre-paid in blocks of four (one month at a time). There are no refunds or makeups offered for missed small group sessions. This is because each small group becomes it's own community, and in order for that dynamic to be a positive experience for all the members of the group, students need to commit to the group.
At this time, groups meet once a week. Days and times are determined by the needs of the students and their families. Because I am also a full-time public school teacher, during the school year my availability for tutoring is limited to after school and evenings (Monday through Thursday) and Sunday afternoons. My availability during school breaks and summer, is much greater.
Groups are forming on an ongoing basis. If you'd like more information, or would like to get your name on the waitlist for the next small group opening, use the contact form below to reach out.
Self-Paced Personally Designed Course of Study If you want a personally designed course of study for your child during the school closures, contact me. I can design a program of study correlated to the standards for your child's district and grade level in whatever subject you choose. Check-ins happen weekly with me if they are in real-time (must be scheduled in advance and involves an extra fee) or they can be asynchronous: check-ins happen anytime via chat, text, email and are at the convenience of you and your child's schedule (no extra fee). Package cost is determined by the program design and hours of instruction/number of assignments you want me to design for your child. I will design an online classroom for your child and will develop and curate lessons with corresponding assignments for your child to complete. This plan is intended to provide your child with learning projects and experiences that will further their skills and knowledge in subjects and categories you and I determine together based on your input and your child's age, temperament, learning style, etc. I will also provide feedback to your child and you about your child's progress. This is a self-study course that will keep your child learning during the school closures. It requires a commitment by parents to make sure the student is making progress through the course in order for the student to fully benefit from the course. This plan is not intended to replace learning opportunities provided by your child's school but is designed to support it. This leaves the instructional design and pacing with me so you don't have to be spending hours figuring out how you can provide the necessary experiences for your child during these uncertain times. I'll even provide you with a suggested daily schedule and a menu of options that you can use as is or modify to meet your needs.
Workshops, Classes & Clubs I occasionally offer workshops, classes, or clubs that run for a limited amount of sessions. Math Clubs, Book Clubs, Creative Writing classes, How to Succeed at School (Study Skills Course) are a few of the options currently available.
In The Works: Art Clubs for Kids, Stop-Motion Workshop, and More! I am working on developing an Art Club for students in grades 3-5. It would meet weekly. If this is something you think your child would love, please contact me! I would love to talk with you as I work on launching this new program.
I am also working on developing an experience for older elementary students and middle school students to create their own stop-motion videos. This would be an introductory course and an iPad with specific apps installed would be necessary in order to participate.