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Please give notice at least six hours before the start time of a scheduled session if you have to cancel or reschedule for any reason. If you cancel a scheduled session less than 6 hours in advance but at least 30 minutes before the start time, a fee of up to 50% of the cost of the lesson will be charged. If you cancel a lesson later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time, a fee of up to 100% of the cost of the lesson will be charged. If you show up to a lesson late, the charge for the lesson will still be for the duration between the scheduled start time and the actual end time. If you are more than 30 minutes late to a session and have not communicated that you will arrive late, the lesson will be considered cancelled and a fee of up to 100% of the cost of the lesson will be charged. When calculating a cancellation fee, a session duration of one hour will be assumed in all cases unless a different duration has been agreed upon beforehand.

Student must notify Tutor of cancellation at least six (6) hours in advance. Otherwise, the cancellation fees below will be incurred. If the notification is made less than six (6) hours in advance, but greater than one (1) hour in advance, Tutor reserves the right to charge a fee equal to 50% of the cost of the lesson. If the notification is made less than one (1) hour before the scheduled start, Tutor reserves the right to charge for the cost of the entire lesson. Student must notify Tutor of tardiness at least six (6) hours in advance. Student may not be more than thirty (30) minutes tardy; the lesson will be treated as cancelled otherwise. Tutor reserves the right to charge for any time waiting for Student. If the notification of tardiness is made at least six (6) hours in advance, reasonable efforts will be made in order to have a lesson of the originally scheduled length and no fees will be charged. Tutor reserves the right to charge a lesson as... read more

General - All sessions are billed in 5-minute increments. - All sessions will be charged beginning at the scheduled start time, unless I am late, in which case, the session time will begin when I arrive and charges will be assessed accordingly. - If a session goes past the scheduled end time, you will be charged until the session is complete, in 5 minute increments. If you need a session to end “on time,” simply let me know. - If I choose to end a session early, for example, because we covered all the necessary material--or any similar event--then I will charge you for only the actual duration of the session, in 5-minute increments. - If you choose to end a session early, for any reason, you will be charged for the full scheduled session. - Unless otherwise agreed, all sessions will be schedule for 2 hours. For more explanation, see my TutorFAQs. - Sometimes, it is necessary for me to have my 6-year-old daughter with me when I tutor. She is very well-behaved... read more

General - All sessions are billed in 5-minute increments. - All sessions will be charged beginning at the scheduled start time, unless I am late, in which case, the session time will begin when I arrive and charges will be assessed accordingly. - If a session goes past the scheduled end time, you will be charged until the session is complete, in 5 minute increments. If you need a session to end “on time,” simply let me know. - If I choose to end a session early, for example, because we covered all the necessary material--or any similar event--then I will charge you for only the actual duration of the session, in 5-minute increments. - If you choose to end a session early, for any reason, you will be charged for the full scheduled session. - Unless otherwise agreed, all sessions will be schedule for 2 hours. For more explanation, see my TutorFAQs. - Sometimes, it is necessary for me to have my 6-year-old daughter with me when I tutor. She is very well-behaved... read more

General - All sessions are billed in 5-minute increments. - All sessions will be charged beginning at the scheduled start time, unless I am late, in which case, the session time will begin when I arrive and charges will be assessed accordingly. - If a session goes past the scheduled end time, you will be charged until the session is complete, in 5 minute increments. If you need a session to end “on time,” simply let me know. - If I choose to end a session early, for example, because we covered all the necessary material--or any similar event--then I will charge you for only the actual duration of the session, in 5-minute increments. - If you choose to end a session early, for any reason, you will be charged for the full scheduled session. - Unless otherwise agreed, all sessions will be schedule for 2 hours. For more explanation, see my TutorFAQs. - Sometimes, it is necessary for me to have my 5-year-old daughter with me when I tutor. She is very well-behaved... read more

Meeting Location I do not meet students at their homes. If you ask me to meet at your home, I will ignore your email.   I only meet students at these Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) branches: Northridge, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, and Chatsworth. I can also meet at local coffee shops.   2020 update: To mitigate the spread of coronavirus, I am only meeting in open air spaces such as public parks and outside coffee shops.   Scheduling If you schedule regular lessons with a time and location (for example, every Wednesday at 4pm at the Northridge library) you will get priority in scheduling and are guaranteed that time and location. If you book lessons individually, you're subject to "first come, first serve" and any spot offered to you will also be offered to other students until you confirm the lesson. As such, please book at least 2 days in advance for a better chance of getting a time and location that you'd like, especially... read more

My primary goal is to provide clients with outstanding, "5-star" service that helps them be successful. According to Aristotle, excellence is a habit. To that end, I attempt to abide by the following "habits" with respect to providing tutoring services. Requesting tutoring services with me indicates agreement with these terms.   Preparation The fruitfulness of a tutoring session depends on many factors. Please arrive calm and prepared for our sessions. I will strive to do the same.   Please be aware, however, that I generally cannot engage in a great deal of particular preparation external to our tutoring sessions without compensation for that time. Consequently, the first few minutes of our session usually involve explaining the project and "bringing me up to speed" on what you are trying to accomplish.   Helpfulness and Satisfaction At the beginning of every session I will ask you specifically how I can be of... read more

General - All sessions are billed in 5-minute increments. - All sessions will be charged beginning at the scheduled start time, unless I am late, in which case, the session time will begin when I arrive and charges will be assessed accordingly. - If a session goes past the scheduled end time, you will be charged until the session is complete, in 5 minute increments. If you need a session to end “on time,” simply let me know. - If I choose to end a session early, for example, because we covered all the necessary material--or any similar event--then I will charge you for only the actual duration of the session, in 5-minute increments. - If you choose to end a session early, for any reason, you will be charged for the full scheduled session. - Unless otherwise agreed, all sessions will be schedule for 2 hours. For more explanation, see my TutorFAQs. - Sometimes, it is necessary for me to have my 5-year-old daughter with me when I tutor. She is very well-behaved... read more

Greetings Students!   Please check out my tutoring policies here: Gerrit's Tutoring Policies    (It's very important that you read those!)     Here are some useful resources for help with physics problems:   Guide to solving problems. Here is a helpful guide I created to illustrate from start to finish all of the steps involved to properly go about solving a physics problem. It outlines a tried-and-true proven method for approaching physics problems that is thorough, structured, simple, and (most importantly) breaks down problems making them much easier to solve. Please adopt it, practice using it, and try to incorporate it into all of your future physics assignments; it will make your life easier. Steps to Solving Physics Problems   Comprehensive lists of high-school physics equations: Official AP Physics Exam: Equations List MCAT Physics Equations with Explanations Extensive... read more

Dear future WyzAnt clients, You may find less expensive tutors, but you will not find a tutor who provides better value, customer service, individualized attention, or client satisfaction. If you're interested in my tutoring services, your first step is to complete your Registration. This is a WyzAnt policy, designed to ensure that customers have a genuine interest in hiring a professional Tutor. If you'd like assistance with the Registration process, contact WyzAnt's Customer Service team; their phone number is near the very top of WyzAnt's home page, on the right-hand side. Once you've completed your Registration, we can exchange telephone numbers and schedule your free initial consultation. During your free initial consultation, I'll answer your questions, and we'll discuss your needs and my schedule, to ensure that we're a "good fit." We can conduct your free initial consultation by phone, or via a live video chat, using Skype or FaceTime. If you instead prefer... read more

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