- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
[My services are VIRTUAL ONLY.] I am open to reducing my hourly fee if the total amount of weekly tutoring time is 90 minutes or more.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
[My services are VIRTUAL ONLY.] I begin with a telephone conversation during which the client and I discuss his/her specific needs and goals and the ways in which I can help realize them. We then schedule a first lesson during which we get to know one another and feel comfortable working together. The lesson can take place at the client's home, office or a nearby cafe/coffeeshop.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) in history and European literature. My coursework in college required of me to devote extensive time to reading and writing, and this process strengthened my ability to articulate my ideas in writing and speaking in a precise, sophisticated and succinct fashion. I have a Master's degree in Education from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA). My coursework there along with my classroom practicum/internship experience instilled in me tremendous insight into the quailities and work habits that make one an effective teacher. In my 35-year teaching career, I have worked as a Grade 4 classroom teacher, a history teacher to Grades 6-9 (American, European, Asian, and ancient history), a library studies teacher, a children's drama teacher and theater director, and a school communications writer and editor.