Yes. All of our tutors meet with your child at your residence, typically after School hours on weekdays and/or on weekends. All of our tutoring, no exception, is private, one-on-one, in home, including for OUR homeschooled students. Occasionally and with parental permission, if it is more convenient for you, tutoring can be arranged at a tertiary location such as your child’s School library.
All of our tutors, no exception, attended and graduated from one or more Ivy League institutions (a.k.a. Yale, Harvard, Princeton, etc.). They have multiple years of tutoring experience, possess one or multiple advanced degrees, are experienced full-time college professors.
We match based on subject expertise, mutual availability of student and tutor, personal and extracurricular interests, teaching needs and personalities, amongst many different factors.
All of our tutors have been personally handpicked by our co-founder Spencer and go through a rigorous vetting process. All of our tutors come to us on a referral basis, oftentimes recommended by current and former tutor-instructors, and we pursue outreach to Ivy League universities to hire instructors who recently obtained their Graduate degrees. Many of our tutors have been working with us for years.
We are entering our fifth year. Individually, Spencer and Brooks have, respectively, 15 and 25 years of tutoring, teaching, business and entrepreneurship experience, and they come from a family of educators, including College Professors, High School teachers, and education innovators. Our tutors all have several years of experience; their ages range from mid-20s through their 30s and beyond, while some of our tutor-instructors are even full-time college professors.
As a matter of fact, we do! Do not think a subject for one second that any given subject may be too hard to come by and that we cannot assist you. We can and we will. We have assigned tutors to families who required, as just a few examples, instruction in the following subjects: Arabic, Chinese, College Level and AP Computer Science, Quantum Physics, and numerous others. If the field of study exists, chances are we have a tutor who can teach it!
Most of Spencer’s time is consumed with meeting privately with families for college counseling and homeschooling consults, training our select roster of tutor-instructors, and developing new and innovative curricula and textbooks for resale and for use by our tutors. Every once in a while Spencer will take on a handful of students for tutoring. Spencer’s hourly rate, starting at $300/hour and increasing on a sliding scale depending on the difficulty and level of the subject taught ,is significantly higher than the rates our Ivy League-educated tutors charge, which is why most families elect instead to get tutored by one of our expert Ivy League-educated instructors.
Yes. All sessions scheduled are always a minimum of 1.5 hour (90 minutes) for advanced Highschool and College (11th and Higher) and a minimum of 2 hours for all Graduate Level students (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, and IELTS).
No. All the tutoring charged is billed by the hour, as you go. We never pre-charge; instead we charge your Credit Card on file every two weeks, after the tutoring has been rendered. You are also free to: (1) cancel anytime; (2) add or remove hours; and (3) in the highly unlikely and unusual event that you are not satisfied with your tutor, elect to meet with a different instructor handpicked by us. We work on an honor system built on trust. However, a Credit Card must be provided to both reserve the tutor’s time and before a first session is scheduled. We do not accept Checks or Cash. All payment occurs through us so our tutors enjoy the convenience of solely focusing on providing the best teaching and tutoring possible to your child.
Our rates are competitive with the market for premium private one-on-one tutoring in L.A. and N.Y.C. They take into account the fact that our tutor-instructors are the most qualified and experienced, and that all instructors on our roster, without exception, have attended one or more Ivy League institutions. Some of our instructors charge a higher rate if they hold advanced educational credentials (e.g. PhD, M.D., J.D.), are graduates of multiple Ivy League institutions, and/or tutor esoteric, hard-to-come-by, or highly advanced academic subjects. Call us today to inquire about the specific tutoring rate for the subject, level, and grade year of your child.
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy that we strictly maintain and enforce: Any tutoring cancelled by a family or a student under 24 hours, or any “no-shows”, result in a full charge at the current agreed-upon corresponding tutoring rate for the duration of the time scheduled. Our tutors are busy professionals who must plan ahead and block out time to meet with their students, hence last-minute cancellations cause them to not be able to see another deserving student, and as a result we had to enforce this policy starting several years ago.
Yes! Our tutors are specifically trained to teach the new SAT. We just got our first results back from the March 2017 examination of the SAT, and our students did outstandingly. We make no promises, ever, but our students do extremely well on standardized tests, routinely surpass their own expectations, and get into the colleges of their choice.
We supplement, complement, and polish the work of your private college counselor. Most private and experienced private college counselors can help you come up with a college list. We will match you with a writing specialist whose sole focus is to help your child complete all of their college applications and application essays, supplements, and personal statement. Our expert college specialists can come in at any step of the college application process, helping with anything from brainstorming possible statement ideas specific to each college your child will be applying to assisting on multiple drafts and essay polishes.
Virtually all Top 10, Top 20, and Top 50 U.S. institutions, including all of the UC’s, Private Liberal Arts Colleges across the nation, State Universities, and of course all of the Ivy League Universities: Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, UPenn, Dartmouth, as well as MIT, Stanford, UCBerkeley and others.
Call us! You will always get to speak with Spencer directly. We want to put your mind at ease. We are proud of the service we have created and continue to personally run to this day, and of the outstanding results we have achieved for the students we assist. We realize the High School and College journey has become exponentially more stressful and anxiety-provoking for parents and their children over the last few years, due to increasingly more competitive college admissions; we are there to help ease that burden, provide a second set of ears, advise you every step of the way, and assist in any way that we can. You can lean on us and trust our multiple years of combined experience helping students and their families achieve their academic goals. We will get you where you need, want, and hope to be.
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