If the lesson is cancelled at short notice (less than 48 hours), it is expected that you will still pay for the lesson; the tasks that the student would have completed during the session will still be supplied. Students should attempt to complete the tasks and activities during the week, in the lead up to the next tutoring session. In the next session I will go through the tasks set for your child to ensure that he/she has learned the skills and concepts necessary to move onto the next lesson.
Lessons are carefully planned and scaffolded to meet the learning needs of individual students, as well as meet long-term goals and targets. When students miss tutoring sessions, they may not meet the long-term goals and targets that have been agreed to by the tutor, parents and student. They miss out on valuable time that could be spent acquiring new skills or expanding knowledge and understanding of important concepts. Due to the targeted nature of the lessons, I need to plan and prepare for them in advance, which can take a lot of time.
When you pay for a lesson, you are also paying for the work that is done to prepare for that lesson and future lessons. You are paying for the creation of assessment items, progress reports, unit plans and learning activities specifically for your child. Sometimes the unexpected happens and you may need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If this happens, please call on 0421 506 221 or email to discuss your options.