Questions about Tutoring
Does my child need a tutor?
The SAT and ACT are three and a half hour long exams that include math, reading comprehension, and writing. Vocabulary is also part of the SAT prep curriculum and science is part of the ACT curriculum. These tests are challenging in their length and scope of material. When a student completes my prep program, they will be better prepared for the "big day", and will have grown into a more analytical reader, writer and math student with a college-level vocabulary.
Students that benefit from homework tutoring have shown some of the following characteristics:
-is not happy with her/his grades so far
-feels lost in class or doesn't understand the teacher
-gets test anxiety or performance anxiety
-struggles with perfectionism to the point that s/he is not always turning in work on time
-is very disorganized or overwhelmed with his/her class load
Is there a minimum of Test Prep sessions I must contract for?
No, there are no musts. After a consultation and a diagnostic test, we would agree on the number of sessions that would allow the time and work it will take to reach the desired score. I would suggest to someone with very high aspirations for score improvement on all three sections to sign up for between 16 and 24 weeks/ 2 hour sessions/ 1x a week. Others have chosen an 8 weeks/2 hour session/1 x a week program.
What is your hourly tutoring rate?
The rate is $75/hour ($85/hour for GRE and GMAT prep). Students interested in prepping for the ACTs or SATs with a partner would have a reduced rate of $50/hour. SAT/ACT test prep sessions are generally two hours long, although some students meeting during the school week have arranged for 90 minute sessions.
Want to take advantage of the reduced rate, but don't have a family to partner with? Let me know your contact info and your student's strong/weak subjects and I'll try to match you up!
Where do you meet the students?
We meet at the Ridgewood library on the first floor (between the circulation desk and the windows). Or we can meet at the student's home if there is an adult present and if it is in the Ridgewood/Glen Rock area.
Do you tutor homeschooled students?
What is your late/cancellation policy?
Students are expected to be punctual. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes late to a session, having given no notification via cell phone to me, will be considered a "no-show" and a fee for the session will still be charged. Cancellations are expected to be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Do you have references?
Yes, they are available upon request.
What supplies do I need for ACT/SAT Prep?
I will provide the study supplies and practice test book. There will be additional books to buy appropriate for each section.