Please come prepared to each session with your textbook, class notes, any study guides provided by your teacher, a pencil with eraser, paper (lined/graph, as needed), protractor/compass (if needed for the current work) and calculator.
If this is an online course or your textbook is on a tablet or laptop, bring that as well (along with a power cord and log-in information). IT WOULD ALSO BE BENEFICIAL IF YOU COULD GET AN ACTUAL BOOK TO BRING ALONG -- IT'S MUCH EASIER TO TUTOR FROM THAT RATHER THAN THE LAPTOP.
If possible, you should bring any recent tests or quizzes that you have completed. It would also be very helpful if the teacher could provide a syllabus and a schedule of what chapters/sections will be covered when & in what order. At the very least, you should find out from your teacher and let me know what topic/section/chapter will be covered after the current one so we can work ahead if time permits.
It's best to start tutoring 2-3 months before the test. Practice is the most important thing you can do!
Get a book that has several practice tests. Try to work at least one practice test per week (don't worry about the time limit at this point), but don't GUESS at any answers. Check your answers against the key provided, then try to figure out how to do the ones you missed. Bring to me the ones that you didn't know how to start along with the ones you couldn't figure out how to do correctly even after you saw the right answer (or ones that you DID eventually get right, but it seemed really hard/involved -- there may be an easier way to do the problem).
When there is no school due to a snow day or other inclement weather, tutoring is NOT automatically cancelled. Many (if not most) of my students come for tutoring anyway so as not so miss a whole week and fall further behind. We can always use that time to do some extra practice, go back over old tests, etc. If you wish to cancel your session, please let me know first thing in the morning to avoid late-cancel or no-show fees.
The same policy applies for other "no-school" days due to individual holidays, teacher in-service days, etc. Please let me know at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session if you do not plan to attend. Thanks for your understanding!
If you cancel a session with less than 24 hrs notice, there is a $25 fee (except in the event of illness). If you fail to show up for a scheduled session with no notice, you are responsible for the full cost of the session..
Please let me know if you have any questions -- I'll be happy to speak with you at your convenience!