Common Tutoring Queries
What are your qualifications?
I have both a Bachelor of Arts and an Early Childhood Education certificate. I also completed a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification and have 4 years experience teaching English to students in foreign countries. I've completed the KHT Montessori training and taught my own four children how to read before kindergarten. After I have guided enough students through the Barton Reading and Spelling system I will be able to certify as a Barton tutor as well.
How do you charge for your teaching services?
Lessons are $20 CAD per 25 minutes or $35 for 55 minutes. 55-minute lessons are ideal and reasonable as long as the student is old enough and has the stamina to focus for that duration. We do take breaks and play games, so most students are capable of this duration. Discount incentives are offered for lesson packages (available in 10, 30, or 60 lessons). Payment is due at the time of the lesson or the first class in a subscription. Payment can be made by e-transfer, cash or cheque.
Where do you hold your teaching sessions?
Lessons can be online or in my home in Fredericton, NB.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
I'm a mom and understand that things come up. I will do my best to accommodate schedule changes and cancellations. For a full explanation of rescheduling and cancellation policies, please see: Policies.
What ages do you teach?
I am happy to teach any student from 3 to 100! I adapt my curriculums of choice for each student. I customize lessons and activities to suit the abilities and interests of my clients.
Do you teach EAL/ESL/EFL students?
After a free trial session, we will be able to determine if I am able to help your student with reading, spelling, and writing. A basic English vocabulary is necessary for success in English reading, but I am happy to work with young students on developing their English as an additional language and English reading skills simultaneously.