Logistics

Lauren currently charges $60 per 50 minute tutoring session for one child.   All sessions are fifty minutes long and begin promptly when scheduled (even if the child arrives late).  In some circumstances Lauren does small group lessons.  Contact her if your child has a friend with whom he/she would like to attend.  This can be a great way to make tutoring more affordable.

Lauren reserves the right to charge a late pick-up fee and cannot watch children prior to the scheduled start of a session.

Typically families schedule 1-2 times per week and one calendar month in advance.  Payment is requested at the first session of a month for that month’s sessions.  A late fee of $25 will be charged if payment is not made on time.

Lauren tutors out of her home in the Cascade Neighborhood of Renton, about 2.5 miles from downtown, and through the magic of the internet. If you are not in the area and are interested in discussing the possibility of remote tutoring, feel free to contact Lauren.

Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a session.  Lauren will be happy to reschedule.  If notice of a cancellation is received less than 24 hours before a tutoring session, a full charge for that session applies, absent a health or other bona fide emergency.  If no notice of a cancellation (no-show) is received, a full charge for that session applies.

If you would like to meet Lauren prior to your child’s first session you can schedule a 30-minute consultation.  Lauren’s fee for the consultation is $25.

During the first session, Lauren will get to know your student both as a person and as an academic.  For the student’s comfort and yours, parents are welcome (but not required) to attend the first session.  For subsequent sessions it is most effective if your child attends on their own, learning to take charge of their educational process.

At that initial session, Lauren will perform some informal assessments based on your child’s needs.  Depending on the outcome of the assessments, Lauren will create appropriate and realistic goals and outline the strategies she will use to help your child reach these goals.  She will consult with you and may request to consult with your child’s teacher (if applicable) in developing these goals.

Sessions with Lauren are focused and productive.  Students experience success and watch their confidence soar!  The time goes quickly and engagement levels are extremely high.  Lauren will generally check in with you at the end of each session so you know what your child worked on that day and to let you know what might be helpful to focus on between sessions.

Finally, you, your child, and Lauren will joyfully celebrate the success and the good feelings that come with hard work and growth!