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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How often should my child meet with you? 

This is a team decision that we make together; there's no one-size-fits-all approach to tutoring! There are multiple factors to consider: your child's age, your child's instructional and/or behavioral needs, and your budget to name a few. 

In order to maintain consistency and progress, I think a great place to start is once a week. 

2. Where do you offer your tutoring services? 

I work out of my home; I turned a corner of our home office into my tutoring area. This way I have access to all of my materials. My tutoring sessions are very fluid - while I might have one activity planned we might take a detour after discovering that your child needs more work on something else. Having access to all of my materials allows me the flexibility to pivot and meet your child's needs more organically. 

 

3. What do parents do during the tutoring session? 

You are more than welcome to sit in the back of the room and observe during our tutoring session. You are also welcome to sit in the living room adjacent to the office where you have the ability to hear, but not see, our session. I have hot tea, water, and WiFi available for your convenience. 

I have a beautiful backyard that you are welcome to use (younger siblings can play!), and my house is located within walking distance to Woodlawn Park where you can also take siblings to play. 

With all of that being said, some parents feel more comfortable staying in their vehicle to enjoy some quiet time during the session, or may need to run some errands. Any of these options are OK! I want you to be comfortable. 

 

4. How long is my commitment to tutoring services? 

I ask that you commit to one semester at a time. This helps me manage my schedule and budget more effectively. If at any time you feel that this is not a good fit for your family, please communicate with me so we can reevaluate our goals and plan. I want your child to feel and be successful! 

 

5. $55 / hour seems pricey. Why are your rates so high? 

I think this is a classic example of "You get what you pay for!"My tutoring rates are aligned with other tutors and tutoring services in the area who have similar levels of experience and training that I do. My rate includes the hour that I'm actively teaching your child, but that price also reflects all of the pre and post work that goes into each of my sessions - planning and preparing materials ahead of time, and emailing parents with a recap and ideas of things to do at home after the session. 

My sessions are also 1:1. If you were to take your child to a tutoring center, your child would likely be placed in a small group of other children with similar skills and needs. Small group settings can be really effective, but a 1:1 setting is the most ideal in meeting your child's needs. 

Last of all, my rate reflects the quality of instruction and background knowledge that I provide. I have spent a lot of time training, researching, and studying about the current brain research behind how children learn to read. I work hard to stay up-to-date in the field of reading because I want to utilize the best, evidence-based practices. 

 

7. What forms of payment do you accept? 

I accept cash, checks, Venmo, or PayPal. 

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