At Home Tutoring LA offers (minimum) 60 minute tutoring sessions. This is the optimal length of time for a session. If you require a tutor for 75 minutes or longer, please make sure that the session is booked that way in advance. Most tutors give themselves just enough time to get to the next session, but we are happy to accommodate any different needs.
Tutoring cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time to avoid being charged for a missed session. This is necessary to allow time to arrange another assignment for our tutors. Should a student miss a session without canceling 24 hours in advance, he/she will be billed for the missed session. This will be noted as a “late cancel” on your statement.
If a tutor must cancel a session, we will contact you concerning whether or not you would like to reschedule the session, request a substitute tutor, or cancel the scheduled session. You will not be charged should you decide to cancel the session.
Lateness will cut into your session time. Students who cancel without notice and without payment will be dropped from our schedule, as will students who cancel with notice very frequently. Students who would like to schedule regular weekly or semi-weekly sessions will be given priority.
COST PER SESSION / PAYMENT:
At Home Tutoring LA will bill the client via PayPal. Please contact for the current rate per hour. Your invoice will come via email, and you can pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account. At Home Tutoring will hold back tutors when there is an outstanding invoice.
LAST-MINUTE CRASH TUTORING (a.k.a, "Help! I'm in Trouble!"):
It is very important that you prepare for exams such as course finals or the SAT far in advance, and plan to take ongoing sessions. However, we are only human, and sometimes we might procrastinate. If you have left your studying to the last minute, you can have an honest discussion with your tutor about what is possible.
PREPARATION FOR A SESSION:
If you let your tutor know in advance via e-mail what topics you would like to work on during the next session, he/she might prepare material such as summary sheets, study guides, and practice exercises for the topic. If you let them know in advance what aspects of the topic you are finding most confusing, we can use that information to prepare material that will help to clarify matters. This will save time during the session which you can use to work on the topic, and help you make the most of your time. It is helpful if the session has a predetermined focus.
We love and appreciate your referrals! If a client refers another client to us, and that client takes at least 3 paid sessions, the referring client will receive a free session.