I've been a math tutor for some years now, having started out as a peer tutor at the walk-in tutoring center at Milwaukee Area Tech South Campus. A mother called the center looking for an algebra tutor for her high school daughter, and I decided I was up for the job. This turned out to be a very positive experience for me, and as a result I decided to pursue private tutoring further.
Since then I've had the pleasure of working with many students, mostly in high school, and have been very successful in these assignments. I also worked as a tutor at St. Norbert College for three and a half years, having graduated this past fall. I am certified at level one by the College Reading and Learning Association.
GROUP TUTORING - groups of two
I do have experience group tutoring and offer a group tutoring rate of $55 per hour. I've found that for groups to work well the students need to be working on the same subject for the same class and be roughly at the same level of ability, and it helps if they get along well with each other to begin with. With all these factors in place, group tutoring can be a very rewarding experience for the students. On the other hand, if the students have a wider gap in ability or do not connect well with each other, individual tutoring is almost certainly better.
All cancellations should be done by phone, unless they are more than six hours before an appointment. Email or phone are both okay for cancellations made more than six hours before an appointment.
Students may cancel an appointment at any time 24 or more hours beforehand for any reason with no penalty.
Acceptable reasons to cancel within 24 hours of an appointment include sickness, where the morning before the appointment is acceptable, inclement weather and accident. Cancelling an appointment within 24 hours for any other reason results in a charge of $35.
Barring unusual circumstances, cancelling an appointment within an hour beforehand results in a charge of $35 regardless of the reason. Failing to cancel an appointment and not showing up to the appointment results in a charge of $35 regardless of the reason.
In all cases, the amount of $35 is fixed and unrelated to the length of the appointment.
Cancellation policy may be negotiable based on the nature of the assignment, but negotiated policy will only be held binding when both the student and I have agreed on a specific policy before any cancelled appointment to which it is to be applied.
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