Who uses Concierge Teaching?
~ Home schooling parents in need of periodic or whole semester lesson-assistance in one or more subjects
~ Home-bound students in need formal lessons
~ Students who have traveled extensively or otherwise missed school and are in need of replacement curriculum
What is Concierge Teaching?
~ When a home-schooling parent is unsure how to teach a particular set of required lessons, concierge teaching may be necessary
~ When a home-bound student is unable to receive required lessons at their school, concierge teaching may be necessary
~ When a student needs more than just assistance with their classroom lessons due to extended absence, concierge teaching may be necessary
How can this service be utilized?
A student with a second concussion resulting in traumatic brain injury was rehabilitating her injury and unable to attend classes. When she finally felt up to it, she Skyped in to a few classes trying to keep up with her peers. When her parents decided she was well enough for more education but knew that regular school was still too much for her, they hired a "Concierge Teacher" to come to their home as often as their daughter's health allowed. She was taught curriculum, used a textbook and technology, took exams to check for understanding, and worked on assignments in-between visits, just like a regular school-room class. But the pace was based on the student's needs, not the school's calendar. Once the student completed the coursework, she was able to network with her school to test out of the class, earning her credits toward graduation.
This service is perfect for students with extended absences, such as a student missing school for physical, psychological or social issues, or even a student with extended absences due to sports, out-of-school theatre, family business, etc. Once the student tests out of the contracted course, they can rejoin their peers in the next course in school, as usual. (Please note: it is up to the parents to arrange details such as testing out of the course with school administrators. Sonomarin Tutoring cannot guarantee that every school will accept/participate in this program.)
~ A Concierge Teacher is hired for longer periods than a tutor, and monthly pre-payment is required.
~ Since the Concierge Teacher will teach curriculum like a classroom teacher, but move at the students pace, the duration is often for a quarter, a semester or a full school year.
How do I arrange for Concierge Teaching?
Click on the "Contact for More Info" button or go to the Contact Us tab. Let us know you'd like to arrange for a Concierge Teacher, or ask for more information.
Where does concierge teaching take place?
Just like our tutoring services, Concierge Teaching can take place in your home, at the Public Library or at another agreed upon location. Just click on the "Contact for More Info" button or go to the Contact Us tab to request more information.
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