After Your First Subject Tutoring Session

After your first subject tutoring session, please make sure you can access your Ziteboard notes. If you continue with tutoring, you’ll be able to access all of your session notes digitally. From here on out, this is how we’ll work on your subject tutoring.

This works well for you if you want to review your notes right before a quiz or a test. It helps that you’ll be able to access them using your phone, tablet, laptop, etc. And you can swipe quickly to the problem or formulas you need to see. Over time, you’ll be faster at accessing your notes digitally than through a notebook. In case you want to transcribe your notes, please let me know. I’m happy to oblige and give you a few minutes to do so.

If you have any questions before deciding whether to continue, please ask. You can ask via text, email, or phone. As I’m usually with students most weekday afternoons, please give me time to respond. I will address most questions within 3 hours. A few families have commented that easy communication with me has helped them make the decision to continue.

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What To Do To Continue

You have the choice how you will pay for future sessions. If you’re not certain how many sessions you want, you can always pay session to session. However, you’ll save substantially if you buy a package of hours.

Most families buy the 5 or 10 hour package. Even if you think you or your student might not use a full 10 hours of tutoring this semester or this academic year, you might want to choose this option. First, your hourly rate will be less than otherwise. Also, even if you do not use your full package, you can use it next year, share it with a sibling, or receive your unused amount as a refund.

For the most discounted package, you can choose from 20 or 30 subject tutoring hours. Most families who buy these packages have a student who plans on meeting often or for a long time. Sometimes families will purchase this option if they have multiple students needing tutoring. Any tutoring hours can be split between siblings or relatives. You have many options.

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Flexible Scheduling

About half of students set regular or even recurring sessions. The Acuity Scheduler allows for that.

Please keep in mind that the cutoff time for cancelling or rescheduling a session is 4 hours prior to the start of your session. So, if you have a session set from 4 to 5, you’ll have until noon that day to reschedule or cancel.

Be sure to keep the confirmation email so that you can cancel/reschedule. Using the confirmation email you can click 2 buttons to cancel or reschedule. If you cancel within the 4 hour window before your session, you keep your credits.

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What If You Have A Last-Minute Tutoring Emergency?

Even if it’s past the (official) 4 hour window before when you want your session to start, you can still text me. You’ll need to identify who you are even though you’re likely already in my contacts. Additionally, provide me with the times that work for you along with what length you want.

Other than the last 4 weeks of high school semesters, there will usually be an opening for tutoring. However, it’s likely only for 30 minutes. So, please let me know if that will work. And, as long as you have credits in your account and there’s an opening, I can schedule you in. Just be patient about a confirmation text.

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Final Comments

Most students meet with me sometime between 10am and 6pm weekdays. However, if you set a session with a start time after 5:30 weekdays or anytime on the weekend, please text me.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to help you!

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If you do want a same day session, but last minute, please text me. In your text, please include how much time you like and what starting times work. That way I can check if there is a time available. Most of the time there is a 30 minute session available. It just might not be the full hour you want, but can make do in a jam.

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By Martin

Martin McSweeney is a National Merit Finalist, Pomona College Graduate, and member of MENSA. He has worked at the Center for Talented Youth (Loyola Marymount University campus); Upward Bound (Harvey Mudd campus); various test prep companies; and Whittier High School. Now, Martin helps students of all abilities improve their relationship with math.