Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your family; I appreciate the responsibility and the opportunity. Please read this page and complete registration at the end. Useful Notes:
1. Students must study and practice consistently between lessons to benefit from test prep. Our lessons are the foundation for their improvement, not the entirety of it!
2. Students learn and improve by
doing practice questions and drills;
checking their answers;
reading answer explanations and thoughtfully evaluating their question-by-question performance; and
doing further practice as necessary based on that feedback.
All of these steps matter. How students practice is as important as how much—more important, actually!
3. Homework will always be listed on a Google Doc that I will share with parent/guardians and student.
4. The better effort a student puts in, the better he or she will do on test day. There is always more that a motivated student can do, so students who don't know what to do or want to additional practice can—and should—ask me.
5. This isn't school, so no credit is earned for just "finishing" homework assignments. What matters is mastering the material and being able to remember and use it on test day weeks or months in the future. Parents, you can reinforce this idea by asking your student not if they've finished their test prep homework, but whether they have mastered the material we've covered, done repeated practice to encode it in long-term memory, and re-tested their mastery of older material.
6. Because long-term memory is based on repetition and consistency, students should do test prep work on at least 4 different days every week, with the understanding that some of those days might allow for less practice time than others. Some students need their parents' support with not waiting until the night before our lesson to start their homework!
Client Service Agreement Please print or save this information for your records
Fees for test prep and college admissions consulting:
Individual tutoring: $200/hour
Group tutoring: $200/hour individual fee + $20/hour per additional student; total cost split amongst participants (e.g., 2 students are $110/hour each)
Books/materials at cover prices, or you can purchase
Payment: You will receive an invoice on the 1st of each month for all hours and materials accumulated during the previous month. Payment is due within 15 days. You are responsible for all costs arising from returned checks or other payment issues. Payment may be made by check, cash, and Zelle (preferred), or by credit card. You can always check your account status through my TutorBird student management software.
Cancellation/Missed Lessons: Cancellations within 24 hours will result in charges for the full scheduled lesson time. With this in mind, please tell me if you want me to schedule through you (parents) rather than with the student directly. (For groups: students working in groups must make up missed lessons as these lessons are sequential and cumulative; make-up sessions will be billed at the rates listed above. All group lessons are invoiced based on the number of students who actually attend each lesson.)
Communication/Confidentiality: You approve of me contacting your student’s school counselor and/or college counselor as appropriate regarding topics related to college admissions. I will not share your student or family’s personal information or data beyond the student, family, and school/college counselor without your family’s consent.
Academic Honesty: I will not facilitate, enable, or otherwise be involved in academically dishonest behavior. I may notify schools, teachers, admissions offices, etc. of serious academic dishonesty as I see appropriate.
Guarantee: I do not provide a guarantee of your student's results. Families are always free to stop working with me at any time, but no results-based discounts, credits, refunds, etc. will be provided.
Grade Reporting: You will provide me with your student’s complete test scores (including all College Board and ACT, Inc. tests), grades, and college admissions decisions upon request. This includes returning surveys sent to you near the end of senior year!
Finally, please follow the appropriate link to register and submit your information to me: