An Update About COVID-19
Updated Sept. 2020 - For your safety and ours, I have made the tough choice to remain ONLINE ONLY during COVID, until schools or libraries reopen in Los Angeles. I have had no problems with transitioning & have a robust infrastructure to support it, including virtual whiteboards + online material.
If you're struggling while your child is out of school and need some backup, please contact me!
We request payment for the month on the first of the month at your quoted price. We can always add sessions if you'd like tutoring more than once per week, not a problem. Times are NOT reserved until payment is received; if you would like to lock in a scheduled session, it is advisable to pay early.
For your first session, we prefer that you pay at least the initial meeting in advance.
Please email us for payment information.
Kate's Tutoring has a no-cancellation policy and a 24-hour rescheduling policy. Lessons canceled without 24 hour prior notice will be charged at the full rate. If sessions are rescheduled, a makeup session must be arranged within 7 days or those missed hours are lost. Fees are based upon the student's ability to attend all lessons as stipulated in the schedule; no discounts or refunds will be given for lessons not attended by the student. All sessions are to be completed within the monthly billing cycle; i.e., if you reschedule in December, the lesson MUST be made up in December and does not forward into Jan/Feb.
If your child is contagiously sick, we ask that you please cancel your lesson: we can still work remotely via Skype that day!
If the tutor must cancel, we'll reschedule at your convenience. Makeup sessions must be scheduled within 7 days of the missed lesson, otherwise that session fee is forfeit.
All rates, including hourly and packages, reflect both hidden costs and experience. Kate is a licensed teacher registered with the state and with the National Tutor's Association and has been tutoring for nearly 15 years. Lesson prep, continuing education, overhead, and off-the-clock meetings/emails with parents are all hidden within the tutoring price. Kate's prices are also significantly lower for private, one on one tutoring than major test prep companies. The experience of their tutors is rarely comparable.
That said, I am more than happy to chat about small group rates if your student has a friend or two!
No Show Policy
Students who are more than 15 minutes late to their lesson are considered a no-show. No discounts or refunds will be issued if a student does not show.
Warranties & Refunds
We have a No Refund Policy for all services. Refund requests, regardless of reason or advance notice, will not be honored. We're happy to schedule a trial hour (at a normal rate) to make sure we are a good fit but once a package is bought, there are no refunds. Exceptions may be made due to serious illness, death, or other emergency.
While we strive to provide the best education possible, we make no promises or warranties regarding a student's performance as a result of tutoring provided.