Tutoring at University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park, MD

Rates

We offer pre-paid packages of sessions as well as single sessions. Pre-paid package sessions can be scheduled for any time throughout the semester in which they were purchased. All sessions are one-on-one.

10 session package$450
5 session package$275
Single session (one hour)$60

Frequently Asked Questions

Your First Session

You can coordinate a place to meet directly with your tutor. Popular locations include EPSL and McKeldin Library.

After we receive your request, we will put you in touch with a tutor who is a good match for your course and availability. Most requests are processed within a few hours.

Once we've matched you with an appropriate tutor, you can schedule your sessions directly with him or her via email or text message. Many of our tutors are available during weekends as well as during the week. Depending on the tutor and your schedule, you may be able to schedule a session the same day!

We accept major credit cards, cash, and checks. When you submit a request, you can choose to pay either:

  • Enter your credit card so that we can charge it after your first session, or
  • Bring cash or check in person when you first meet your tutor. All tutors accept cash and check, and many accept credit/debit card payments through our credit card processors, Stripe and Square.

If you enter your credit card during sign up, we will not charge you until you actually recieve services. Your info will be stored with our secure payment processsor, Stripe.

You should bring any materials relevant to the course, including math textbooks, notes, and assignments. If your course has a web-based component, you should bring your laptop as well.

No problem, just be sure to give us at least 24 hours advanced notice. We reserve the right to charge for the full cost of any sessions that are missed or cancelled without sufficient notice.

Session Packages

Our tutoring sessions are one-hour, one-on-one meetings with an experienced tutor. You may use the time to go over homework, practice for exams, or focus on particular topics that are giving you trouble.

Session packages allow you to purchase multiple tutoring sessions at a reduced rate by paying in advance. Our 10-session package offers the best value, and it geared towards students who begin tutoring early in the semester, and meet with a tutor approximately every week. We also offer a 5-session package for students who join us later, or who wish to meet every other week.

Sessions packages are meant to reward students who are committed to succeeding by offering them a significant discount over our regular hourly rate. As such, we do not offer partial refunds on session packages, except in the following extenuating circumstances:

  • Documented withdrawal from the course. The deadlines for dropping a course with an automatic 'W' in Fall 2017 at UMD can be found here.
  • Emergency circumstances after the official withdrawal deadline, such as medical issues which prevent you from completing the course.

We will allow you to 'lock in' a package rate for additional sessions after you run out. For example, if you purchase a 10-session package for $450, each additional session will only cost $45. We may bill you in bulk for these additional sessions, or individually if you prefer. Please contact us to make sure we know how you would like to be charged.

Not usually. We believe that students get the most value from their sessions when they have a full hour of their tutor's undivided attention.

However, some students find it helpful to work with a friend. In this case, it is up to the discretion of your tutor if they want to work with you in a group setting. Each member of the group should first complete an individual session, and then ask the tutor if they would be willing to do additional sessions with your group. If your tutor agrees, there will be a $20 surcharge for each additional student, in addition to your base hourly rate.

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