You Can Always Text For A Last-Minute Session

If you’re already working with me, you know you can set a session up to 4 hours before your start time. For example, if you or your student realizes by noon that s/he needs a session that afternoon, you can set it. Your student’s session can start any time from 4pm onwards. For many of you, that works fine.

However, you might absolutely need a session that afternoon and don’t see a time available. Or, it might be too late to schedule via Acuity within the time frame. In either case, please text me. Let me know what time windows work for you and how much time you’d like. Also, please include if a 30-minute session would suffice, if that’s all that’s available.*

*Please note that this is only possible if you have credit hours in your account.

This is what a sample text to me regarding a last-minute session would look like:


Martin, Suzie needs a chem session this afternoon. She’s available between 2:30 and 4 or from 5:30-7. I don’t see anything available. If possible, a 60-minute session would work best. But, Suzie would be happy with a 30-minute session if that’s all you have.


Yes, Suzie can meet for 30 minutes form 3-3:30. Would that work.


Yes, thanks.


Once you’ve texted me, please give me about 2 hours to respond. Usually I have a break between students every 2-3 hours and can respond then. If there is an opening available, I will text back.

Hope this helps you. If you have any questions about this or any other aspect of scheduling, please contact me. Most of you have my cell phone number and/or email. Just state who you are as in some cases I don’t have everyone’s number saved to my contacts list.

Oh, and texting me is likely to be the most expeditious way of contacting me and getting a quick response.

Good luck and have a great weekend! I’ll see you guys soon!

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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.