Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to get my child a coach?
You do not need to get your child a coach; you may want to get a coach. Choosing to engage a private coach, you will ensure your child will learn more and learn faster. A good coach provides instruction, guidance, enrichment, support, patience, empowerment – in short, many of the same things that we as parents try to provide. Will the coach have expertise that the average parent does not? Yes. Will the student be more receptive to school-related information and wisdom communicated by a coach rather than a parent? Our experience has taught us that the answer is "yes." Most importantly, the coach will support your child in learning how to: focus, work effectively (and hard), think clearly, and solve problems. If these sound like skills you would like your child to possess and sharpen, then choosing to provide a private coach will clearly set your child on the path to being a resilient, problem solving, and self-assured individual.
How do I get started?
Go to Contact Us or click here to schedule a conversation with our founder, Scott Spizer. This first conversation is an opportunity for Scott get to know you, and a chance for him to answer any questions you have about Origins Tutoring, our coaches and the coaching process in general.
Where will we meet?
In-person tutoring is available to all students located in New York City. Most of our coaches can meet in your home or in a mutually convenient location, such as a school classroom or library. All of our coaches can also meet with you online.
How long are the lessons?
Depending on the student, sessions can last from one to two hours. We also have on-call coaching help by text and/or phone for questions that crop up between sessions.
What are your rates?
Our rates vary by coach and subject. Rates are hourly and competitively priced. We work together to develop a program that respects your budget.
When and how will I be charged for lessons?
We will only charge you after the first session, when we have confirmed with you that you are happy with the service we provided. Clients will be billed on a bi‐weekly basis for services provided during the preceding two weeks. We require a credit card or debit card and accompanying authorization to be on file. Our coaches do not accept payments.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Lessons that are cancelled with less than 24-hours notice are charged in full.