Questions/Answers

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 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  get  the  same  $/h  for  the  rest of  the semester.  In  any  case,  the  leftover  time  you  have  with  us,  if  any,  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?

Most  likely is that you had different starting  point;  also because  different students need different  help  to  achieve  their  goals .

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  2Y  from the  date  of  the 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 junior high school or younger $35.                                                                                                                       For senior high school or older $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.

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?