FAQ

We're proud to offer very competitive tutoring rates. Our sessions do vary for subject and travel time, so it's important to get a custom quote via email

We are confident that you will find our rates to be the best value for one on one tutoring. We do offer discounts for group classes!

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How much is a session?

We're located in Glendale -- you can come to us (which helps keep your costs down) or we can go to you. Our tutors are located throughout Los Angeles. We also make use of technology -- our tutors can Skype anywhere in the world!

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Where are you?
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Just send us an email - kate.hackett.tutoring@gmail.com 

You could call too, but email is always faster because we're often with clients. 

How do I sign up?

We know. They're really daunting exams. Don't let them wig you out. The ACT & SAT are pretty similar at this point; the difference boils down to this: the ACT has more questions, less time; the SAT has tricky, confusing questions. If you don't like feeling tricked, take the ACT. If you like puzzles, take the SAT. It's personal preference.

We recommend starting with us at least 10 weeks (2 months) before your test date. That gives us 20 hours. If you sign up for 30 hours, we need 3-4 months and 40, 5. Summer tutoring is a GREAT way to get all this prep work in. We do NOT offer a score guarantee, and frankly, no tutor worth his salt should. There are way too many variables and, as with all things, what you put into it is what you'll get out!

You should prepare to take the test at the end of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year. All students should take the exam twice, no more than 3 times. 

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SAT or ACT? When do I take it? What are these?!
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Is Kate available personally?

Absolutely! Please check the 'book a class' page for my schedule. She takes a limited number of students and her rates start at a higher point. She also meets students in Glendale.

Tell me about group tutoring?
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We love it! In groups of five or less! We do not ever host more than 5 students at a time because we believe in the benefits of individual attention; we also believe that teaching strengthens comprehension, so if your child has friends they'd like to tag in, we love that.

What ages do you teach?

We work with students K-12 and adults (college level and beyond). We can help with college or work essays/presentations, simple reading comprehension, and everything in between.

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What are your lessons like?
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Tell me about the consultation package deal?

For just $200, Kate personally designs a customized study plan, complete with tools for your student. I give you the plan, you do the work! This includes a 20 minute call either with a parent or with the student and one round of emailed questions and a quick follow up chat about a week or so later!

This is a great option for families on a budget or if you're looking to make a change without committing first. It's NOT so great for kids with motivation problems or anyone who needs ongoing structure, but I love to suggest it as a first resource!

I get this question a LOT and I absolutely understand why BUT! I think any tutor worth your time is going to tell you this:

It depends entirely on the student. I can't answer that accurately until I meet your child.

And here's why: my lessons are not boiler plate for all kids. If your daughter knows how to write essays and doesn't need help with that for her ACT, we won't focus on it. If your son is struggling with limits but knows how to FOIL, I'm not going to waste his time. Or yours! So let's get to know each other a little and we'll take it from there!

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Will you take my test / write my essay / guarantee a score / doctor answers / etc.?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. 

We are here to educate, encourage, and assist. Never, ever will your tutor agree to cheat for you. Your scores reflect your work and your aptitude. We hope you're happy with them; we hope we help them go up. But no, we will not do your work for you.

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