Questions/Answers

How long is each tutoring session?

We  will  start  with  60min/meeting  and  try  to  lower it down  to  at  least  45min/meeting asap; the goal is 15min/meeting.

The whiteboard  given  to  you  is  autosaved  by default.   We  will  use  that  property  to  communicate  without  being  online  in  the  same  time!  This  part  of  our  tutoring  is  pro-bono.  Socrates  Tutoring is  24/7 math and/or physics help option for students. Technology  made  it possible. We will coach you how to get there.  Anyhow,  for the most of  math courses,  classes are  daily;  why  not  communicate  with  your  tutor more than what you paid for?

Where do we meet? 

Unless we agree otherwise, our meetings are online with cameras OFF.

Can my price/h be less than first hour? 

Yes when  student starts during the first week of the course; and/or is younger than Gr9;  and/or has used our services in previous years.

What if child is too young for online tutoring? 

Nowadays, a child  can  not  be  too  young  to  interact  with   the screen.  Quality   of  that interaction  is  the  question here.  Quality interaction  requires very well planned guidance.  Parents/guardians  will  be  coached  how  to  play  an  integral  part  in  the process  until  student  becomes  self-sufficient.

Will my tutoring price increase as the course progresses?

No. As long as you meet your minimum tutoring time/week, and you do not make a habit of short notice cancelations.

What if I skip meeting my tutor for a week or two?

Depends on circumstances surrounding the student; can be nothing – all is good, we just continue like nothing happened; can be that you can not purchase more hours for the semester. In any case your leftover time is still yours to use, or to pass on to someone else.

Why do I have a different tutoring time/$/week, than my friend from the same class?

Because you and your friend do not have the same prerequisite knowledge and ability to apply already learned material; or you started with tutoring late in the course.

Can I record our meetings?

Why  not ?   But  also  why  yes ?  You  would   benefit   the  best,   if   you  make   paper notes   and  do   required   exercises   to  master the skill you just understood. By writing , we learn deeper and retain longer.

What happens to my prepaid time that I did not use?

Your leftover time is still yours to use, or to pass on to someone else; up to 5Y from the date of purchase. Please know that with the new course or new student the new price/h will adjust to the change.

What’s the price? 

There are 3 main factors determining the price: the difficulty of the course, how long until the final and how behind/ahead  is the student. You will get the EXACT price/h for the EXACT course after your first hour.

What is the price for the first hour? 

For high school or younger $35.                                                                                                                       For college/university $55;

No show for tutoring as scheduled?

If you let us know about it more than 48h in advance, all is good; we just reschedule.

– 24-48h  canceling/rescheduling is 60min. penalty.
– canceling/rescheduling within 24h before the meeting, is 90min. penalty
– no show (without any note/call/txt): 180min prepaid time penalty and your price/h is not valid any more for the current semester;
– in the case that the second short-notice cancelation happens (less than 24h), the price/h you have for this services, is not valid any more for the current semester.