The Backpack Bee

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The Backpack Bee Tutoring Parent Information Packet









Contact Info:
Emily Mann
Phone: 2172082062




Types of tutoring

Subjects Available: Math, Science, Spelling, Reading, Writing, History (Homework only), Study Skills, Test-taking skills.

Homework Help (One hour)
(The following rates include all materials provided aside from student’s homework.)
With these sessions, we will only work on homework together with no extra practice in subjects. This is best for students who are not struggling but need some guidance with homework. If a session is longer than one hour a payment adjustment of $5 per hour will be discussed due to needing to provide more material.  
Price: $15/session/Student
         
Subject Specific (One-two hour(s)
(The following rates include all materials provided aside from student’s homework.)
Subject Specific is for Students who struggle with specific subjects. These sessions include homework help as well as additional practice and coping skills in the subject area they have trouble with. A schedule will be provided for general activities and times. It is recommended that students meet at least two times a week.  If a session is longer than two hours a payment adjustment of $5 per hour will be discussed due to needing to provide more material.  
Price: $20/session/Student

Group Sessions

Group sessions are available for both Homework help as well as subject-specific tutoring.  Group sessions are for groups of 3-10 students who are in similar classes and must be the same age. Rates for group session are $15/student/session   

Curriculum for all Extra Practice
The curriculum that I use for my tutoring students is based on the Common core state standards of Illinois. I utilize the SPECTRUM books as well as develop my own spin on concepts that help aid students in their individual learning styles. You can expect students to also get an IXL account. This is an interactive site that helps students practice skills of all subject’s. Google classroom is also used. Students may need a Gmail account to fully utilize the activities that are provided. (I will be willing to create one for students if that is preferred.)
All students will be required at the beginning of each session to set different types of goals. This will aid in the learning of study skills and organization.
Rewards
All students will participate in a reward chart. This will be a way for students to become motivated as well as track goals. Goals are an important part of learning. This will also lower the stress that homework brings on. Students will work towards rewards such as Gameday, A treasure chest item, a book, a gift certificate, and more.

Meeting Places
All sessions will be held in public places. I have reserved private work areas at the Chatham Public library. These rooms are on rotation, it may not be the same room every time. If an alternative meeting place is needed parents will be informed as soon as possible and a different meeting place will be assigned. 

Times and Important dates
Assigned Times will vary depending on each student. Typical meeting times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm. Sessions held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday are from 6-7pm. If these times don’t work for you alternatives can be discussed. 

Holidays

Sessions will NOT be held on the following dates for holidays in 2018-
October 8th- Columbus Day
October 31st- Halloween
November 21st - November 26th: Thanksgiving
December 21st -January 4th: Winter break 
April 19th: Good Friday
Final sessions for the school year will be held on the week of May 19th

Canceling Sessions 
If your child is ill or has a conflict with a session, please let me know as soon as possible. We will reschedule sessions for a later date.

Rates

My goal is to make tutoring as easy as possible on the Student, Parent, and Bank. Because of this, I am willing to work with families when it comes to paying for these sessions.  If this is something you are interested in contact me to discuss options.

Payment Options

Option One- Make payment for the first session before the first tutoring date. Then pay for each upcoming session after said session is completed.
Option Two- Make payment for the first session before the first tutoring date. Then pay for each upcoming session Before the said session is completed.
Option Three- Work out a payment plan with your tutor in which both parties agree upon. 
Payment methods
Cash, Check, and Paypal.

Refund Policy
Session are paid for per session. Because of this No refunds of paid fees will be given after session are completed.

Tutoring Registration
If you feel my Tutoring is a good fit for you here is the Tutoring Registration form (this is available on paper as well if you would prefer):
Please fill out one per student.


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