Step One: Review the 2020-2021 Coaching Agreement
Academic Coaching (Sept 1 to June 15)
Students sign up at the same time, on the same day, each work for the duration of the academic year. Coaching sessions include: Guaranteed weekly session (up to 45 mins) - $80.00 | Unlimited access to our communication apps | Notes & recommendations after each session | Unlimited follow-up in between sessions | Unlimited correspondence with other professionals working with the student | Attendance at two school meetings per year (may vary based on coach availability) | Access to virtual Office Hours on Sundays | Access to add-on services through our new virtual Homework Center:
Daily Planning: ($22.50 per session) 15 min video session for student to get set up for that day's homework (check agenda & online portals, prioritize tasks, update calendar)
Study Buddy: ($40.00 per hour) Students receive help to complete their homework by implementing the strategies and tools planned out in their coaching sessions.
Specialized Tutoring: ($65.00 per hour) Students work to improve their academic knowledge-base in math, science, history, reading comprehension and essay-writing.
Payments will still occur on the 20th of the month by pre-authorized credit card or e-transfer but they will no longer be in equal installments -- instead payments will be for the sessions booked the month ahead. Please note that there will b an administrative fee of $10.00 per day for late e-transfer payments.
Summer 2020 (July + August)
For the summer, students are invited to enroll in a 6-week program which includes the development of a personalized curriculum, a weekly session with an Academic Coach, and at-home practice. All programs will focus on enhancing executive functions, active reading and essay-writing. Students can also add-on Specialized Tutoring sessions in math, science and history.
The cost of the summer session is $480.00 and is due at the time of registration. Upon receipt, we will book all of your sessions -- once booked, these sessions cannot be changed or transferred, and must be used before August 31st (no transfers or carryovers).
Important Policy Changes
Student Cancellations: Please note that we are unable to reimburse or reschedule booked sessions. During the academic year, in the rare case that a student must miss a session, we encourage them to attend Virtual Office Hours on Sundays to ensure that they are on track and can plan / receive help in what they need. To cancel a session & confirm Office Hours attendance, please login to your Brightside Portal.
Coach Cancellations: In the unlikely event that your Learning Coach needs to cancel a session, we will let you know as soon as possible and provide you with alternate arrangements.
Inclement weather conditions: In the event of inclement weather conditions, in-office sessions shall automatically be transferred online. You will receive an email about these alternate arrangements as soon as possible.
Policy about sickness: Students who are sick MUST NOT attend in-office sessions. Please advise us immediately about the sickness (this includes lice, the flu, strep throat, bronchitis, gastro, covid-19 or anything else that may be contagious) -- the session can either be transferred online or cancelled.