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May 29th, 2014
The school year and testing season is winding down. Admittedly, I'm a little terrified since that means my student load is thinning out. However, I am in the process of planning and publicizing some summer workshops and teaching.
The summer is the ideal time to get some extra tutoring and test prep in. Without the pressure of schoolwork and myriad activities, summer tutoring can help spark/reignite a love of learning in all sorts of students. I am offering low-pressure sessions in math, music, and research among others, so no matter what a student may be interested in or need a little refresher on, he or she can find something to suit his or her needs. If not, I am available for one-on-one sessions as well. Some offerings, such as music appreciation or music theory are appropriate for all ages.
I always feel a pang of guilt teaching SAT prep during the school year; with students inundated with homework, clubs, and sometimes jobs, having to spend time every week running through problems or remedial concepts simply seems unfair to me. Therefore, I am offering special summer SAT bootcamps, both in small groups and individually for $700/person. These bootcamps, running 3 weeks for 3 hours a day every weekday in the student's home, provide students with 45 hours of individualized SAT prep. Similar programs through the bigger companies offer around 30 hours for a comparable and sometimes even higher cost. I can afford to provide more for your money because, as a small company, I don't have the same kind of overhead those bigger folks have. I prepare all of my materials myself and don't currently have any employees to worry about. My goal is to help families through the tough latter part of high school with as much empathy, humanism, and high subject knowledge as possible--not to make a quick buck.
I have taken the step of printing promotional materials; I need to spend some time posting them in public areas within the next week, but I am accepting bookings now
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