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Thank you for the opportunity to help you/your child be successful in school. Helping others develop strong study habits and improve their knowledge and understanding is my passion. I am happy to be of service. I also rely on my tutoring income to meet my responsibilities. For that reason, I believe it is important to have clear policies around scheduling and cancellations. SCHEDULING I schedule students on a first come – first served basis. I have many students who choose to keep a regular standing appointment each week. This arrangement is the most mutually beneficial for all involved. However, I also have some students who prefer to schedule as needed. Those students need to be flexible as my availability may shift from week to week. All appointments are a minimum of one hour in length. To schedule an appointment please contact me via email at Tami.Ordonez@wyzant.com.  CANCELLATIONS If you must cancel an appointment, please contact me by 2:00 PM the day prior... read more

I think that the idea of making instant scheduling available to students is a wonderful feature for those tutors who have extremely flexible schedules. My work at a university and my family commitments just don't allow me to offer that option for students.   Despite these limitations, I have been able to schedule sessions with students and/or parents, that work for their schedules and mine, pretty easily. I think that if my 'day job' schedule was more flexible, I might be able to take advantage of such an option.

   Wyzant asked if tutors would be interested in offering an "instant booking" option that allows students to see tutors' availability and book a lesson right away. I would support this service, with conditions, although I am not sure it would be a good fit for my students.    Firstly, I think this booking option should only be available for returning students. I believe that the initial communication between a tutor and student prior to booking the first lesson is critical. It allows the tutor and student to get to know one another, to find out if they are a good match, and to prepare for the first lesson.    Secondly, I think the service should block out times when other students have booked lessons. So, if one student books a lesson during my available time, then another student should be prevented from double booking.    I understand the convenience of automatic booking for students, but it is a tricky issue as a tutor... read more

If you are like me and have a lot of things to do during the day, you may find yourself asking, "when the heck am I gonna have time to do my schoolwork?!".  Here are my top four pointers that I think will help you stay on top of your game while also keeping you from letting all the good times pass you by! Because let's face it, all-nighters are never fun, and neither is missing out on a good, themed birthday party.   1.  Know your weaknesses and cater to them. Worst subjects--we all have them.  Figure out what yours is and devote the majority of the little time you have to that subject.  Seems pretty obvious, but it needs to be said.   2.  Learn how to take notes while reading. If you get used to reading with a pen in your hand, you'll be able to take notes much more quickly.  This will also help you learn the language of the book, which will make it much easier to find key phrases that are important to remember... read more

If you are like me and have a lot of things to do during the day, you may find yourself asking, "when the heck am I gonna have time to do my schoolwork?!".  Here are my top four pointers that I think will help you stay on top of your game while also keeping you from letting all the good times pass you by! Because let's face it, all-nighters are never fun, and neither is missing out on a good, themed birthday party.   1.  Know your weaknesses and cater to them. Worst subjects--we all have them.  Figure out what yours is and devote the majority of the little time you have to that subject.  Seems pretty obvious, but it needs to be said.   2.  Learn how to take notes while reading. If you get used to reading with a pen in your hand, you'll be able to take notes much more quickly.  This will also help you learn the language of the book, which will make it much easier to find key phrases that are important to remember... read more

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