Currently, a one-hour tutoring session is $50. The cost is the same whether we meet in-person or through one of the online meeting platforms such as Skype, Zoom, or any other online platform.
You may use what payment method you prefer. Some clients pay on a per-meeting basis with cash, check, major credit card, or with Zelle or PayPal. Most of my clients prefer to be billed on a monthly basis.
My subject areas include all areas of English and language arts, standardized testing, public speaking, practical speech therapy, humanities, and ESL instruction. Sometimes students need assistance with history and social studies writing assignments, and I can assist with these, too. I do not have the background to assist in math or science but can recommend other tutors for these disciplines.
No. But I do recommend that you frequently monitor our sessions together, request copies of the student's homework assignments, and supervise their work. I always return all graded assignments and copy the parent on these.
Shouldn't the cost of tutoring vary depending on the student's grade level and needs?
There are several ways to verify a tutor's qualifications. Many of us who tutor are retired teachers and college professors. The easiest way to verify a tutor's credentials is to contact a retired teacher's school human resource department. I was a full professor at College of Lake County for 23 years, and upon request the CLC human resource department will verify my teaching position and years of experience. Tutors should also undergo background checks. For instance, in order to be listed with the Libertyville School District as a qualified tutor, I have passed the necessary state and federal background checks. Sometimes the best qualification is often simply word of mouth: I always encourage potential clients to talk with other parents about experiences they have had with tutors.