I meet with parents or adult students prior to beginning any sessions. The student’s needs are assessed and a plan is determined. Sometimes the plan is somewhat open-ended when the student needs consistent followup for topic presentation in class. A growing number of students need “recovery” tutoring.

I want to emphasize that for there to be changes to outcomes, changes to habits MUST occur when the student is at home. Otherwise, anything that I do with a student will have diminished impact. When I meet with the student, I need the student prepared in terms of their study material. The student needs to come to our sessions with a clear and defined list of issues, concerns, or questions. Generally, unless agreed to as part of our overall plan, my sessions are not meant to teach the student the material from scratch that is being presented in class when the student chooses to not be engaged in class.