Frequently Asked Questions
+ My child does not have ADD/ADHD. Can he or she still benefit from tutoring?
Absolutely! I specialize in working with students who learn differently! Regardless of any labels. This includes children with "special needs" such as: learning disability intellectual disability, and behavorial issues.
+ How do I know online tutoring will work for my child?
After tutoring students in-person for six years, I discovered that online tutoring is often MORE effective. Students feel more comfortable working in the comfort of their home, and find sessions highly interactive & fun.
+ How long will my child need tutoring?
The length of time needed depends on what you would like your child to accomplish through tutoring. I recommend at least six months - one year.
+ How often do you want to meet with my child?
I meet with students either once or twice a week. After our consultation, I will give my recommendations on how often to meet.
+ How long does each session last?
At this time, I offer 45 minute and 30 minute session lengths. A custom package can be created if needed!
+ How do I set-up my computer for online tutoring?
Prior to the first session, I provide detailed instructions (with pictures!) on how to set up and join the meeting.
+ What does online tutoring look like?
Check out my YouTube Channel for examples of how I tutor online!
+ How does online tutoring work?
BitPaper works best with the Google Chrome browser. Prior to our first session, please make sure you have an updated version of Chrome.
+ How much does tutoring cost?
Pricing is based on a monthly payment plan. In the case of financial need, you may request to break down payments.
Four Sessions Per Month
30 minute sessions- $150
45 minute sessions - $200
Eight Sessions Per Month
30 minute sessions- $300
45 minute sessions - $400
+ How does payment work?
I collect all payment through Square. More details are provided in the new parent welcome letter.
If you need to cancel a session for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible. I require 24 hours' notice for cancellation. Sessions cancelled within 24 hours may not be rescheduled. Exceptions may be made in case of emergency.
Since all sessions are prepaid, I do not provide refunds for cancelled sessions. Instead, your paid credit will be applied towards our next scheduled session.
+ Expected Absences
If you know in advance that you will need to miss a session due to a vacation, medical appointment, or other reason, please let me know at least two weeks in advance so I can adjust accordingly. If at any time either the parent or tutor decides to discontinue tutoring for any reason, unused sessions will be refunded.
+ Are you a certified teacher?
Yes! I have my Illinois Professional Educator License with a Learning Behavior Specialist 1 endorsement. I have a master’s degree in special education.
+ What sets your services apart from other tutors?
I do not have a “one size fits all” method of teaching. I want to equip your child with strategies that work effectively for them.
My mission is for your child to be independent and confident, so that a tutor will no longer be necessary.
You will not find the same level of customization (or expertise!) by hiring a large tutoring company, or by hiring a college student.
+ I'm interested in your services. How can I get started?
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