As an auto mechanic is a highly technical specialist with the knowledge to fix a car while adapting to each make and model, I, too, am a specialist with the knowledge to "fix" reading while adapting to each unique student.
Comparatively, I charge
hourly for my services
at the rate of $60/hr.
This is a competitive rate
for this area.
I do NOT do group tutoring,
as I feel it goes too slowly to be worth the client's money. I only do one to one tutoring, which is the most effective type.
Most remedial, one-to-one
tutoring is $65-$95 per hour
in the Raleigh, Durham,
and Chapel-Hill area.
I openly publish my rate, as a service to potential clients.
Two hours a week of tutoring is the minimum required for ongoing tutoring in order for good progress to be made, and the cost approximately equals
getting a large lawn professionally mown & edged each week.
For that same price, please consider remedial reading tutoring as an investment that can change a person's entire future!
If you do not think you can afford these services, please consider asking friends or family to "sponsor" all or part of the hourly fee for you or your loved one.
Hope for Reading does not accept credit cards,
only cash & checks please.
Payment is expected in advance at the time of service.
I support my family with this specialized screening,
tutoring & consulting and...
"your prompt payment
is our bread & butter."
After screening and qualifying for tutoring...
A signed agreement of general courtesies and understandings is required, but a binding contract for an overall duration of tutoring is
Payment for tutoring is made in advance, on a monthly basis, and may be terminated with 30 days notice or at any time with no refund for paid up sessions.
Students normally complete all 10 levels of remediation between 2.5 to 4 years when going 2x/wk, depending upon the student. 3x/wk slots are sometimes available or used just during the
Tutoring continues right through the summers, taking the least amount of time off for vacations as possible.
On a weekly basis, students need to come prepared for their tutoring.
Students should come well fed, hydrated, having previously used the restroom, dressed comfortably, happy, calm, and ready to learn.
Then, as the tutor, I will always make sure that your student is comfortable in the tutoring studio and
can learn effectively.
I can alter temperature, lighting
Overall, after screening and before beginning tutoring, I strongly recommend that parents educate themselves about dyslexia and then
tell their child that he/she
is dyslexic and why
he/she needs tutoring.
Dyslexics need to understand that they have a unique learning style that IS NOT a reflection of lower intelligence. This is important for self-esteem, giving themselves grace, and accommodating their own learning style - not only for now, but in the future... as adults.
(This is super important.)