building skills for life

 


Basic Information

Why choose Mindful Tutor?

We select tutors who have a calm and compassionate presence, which helps children and teenagers feel at ease. Mindful Tutors can help students learn meditative practices to use in the classroom, or when taking tests. Each tutor offers assistance in several subject areas to reduce the need for multiple tutors.

 

What subjects do you tutor?

Please see our services page for details. We tutor all subjects in elementary school and middle school, including Mandarin Chinese, French, and Spanish. At the high school level, we specialize in the humanities, physics, chemistry, biology, and math. We tutor children in preparing for the SSAT, HSPT, and ISEE for high school admission. Some of our tutors are also trained in essay writing specifically for applications to high schools and colleges. 

 

Do have experience working with children diagnosed with ADHD?

All of our tutors have experience helping children who have weaknesses in executive functioning skills, or who have been diagnosed with ADHD. It is our hope that as more people understand this diagnosis, they will see the creative gifts that the ADHD mind can bring to our community. 


Location and Timing

Where will my child have tutoring sessions?

Our tutors generally come to your home so that you do not need to schedule transportation. Tutoring is available primarily in San Francisco, but also in Marin, Berkeley, and Oakland. Please contact Megan for details: megan@mindfultutor.com

 

How long do sessions last?

Most academic sessions are 60 minutes, and most SSAT sessions are 90 minutes. Sessions can be increased in 15-minute increments. We do not have in-person sessions shorter than 60 minutes.

 


Billing

How and when do I pay?

You will receive a Welcome Email to join our platform, TutorCruncher. On this platform, you can see past session reports, view current invoices, and pay invoices using a credit card. If you enter a credit card into our system, you are automatically enrolled in autopay. This means you will get an invoice over email alerting you to a payment coming in 3 days. You have 3 days to see the invoice, change the default credit card, or let me know if you want to pay in a different manner. Invoices are sent once monthly for the previous month’s sessions. Most clients prefer to use credit card payment. We also accept checks mailed to the address on the invoice. We do not accept PayPal or payment directly to a tutor.

If you prefer to pay in advance of the session, please contact Megan: megan@mindfultutor.com

What if I need to cancel a session?

We require 2-weeks notice to cancel an in-person session without charge. This amount of time allows for us to communicate with other clients and offer the time to another student. Our tutors are in high demand. Fewer than 2-weeks notice will result in being charged for the session, even if we reschedule to a later time in the same week. We believe that this policy reflects respect for everyone's time. Separate arrangements can be made in advance for remote sessions. Please ask Megan.

Please refer to the Policies page.