2020 – 2021 Academic Year

fall-2020

We Are Here For You

Organizational Tutors’ goal is to help your student succeed academically and beyond. During these unprecedented times, we have created a series of specialized packages to directly support this new normal of learning.

Package A

Virtual & Hybrid Distance Learning Facilitators

Studies show when students have facilitated support during remote learning, they are able to perform as well as, and sometimes better, in their virtual classes. These packages will allow you to pair your student with an experienced, dedicated, executive function coach to facilitate any at-home learning days of your choice, either entirely virtually or through a combination of in-person and remote sessions.

We are experts at helping students set goals for their distance learning, structure their days at home and stay on track with greater independence and accountability. Coaches will interpret and break down your child’s curriculum to create a direct plan for completion and provide the support and accountability necessary to stay on schedule.

With our VIRTUAL option, students will receive:
  • 30 minute morning check in to help students create a visual schedule for the day with a framework of strategies for success
  • Midday availability via text or email for questions and troubleshooting
  • 30 minute afternoon check back to assess and reflect on progress, make adjustments and create plans for the evening or next morning
  • Written follow ups highlighting goals, skill progression, successes, challenges and goals for the remainder of the week/weekend
  • Coordination with student’s educators/school admin/educational platform to optimize support (as possible)
With our HYBRID option, students will receive:
  • All of the above supports on remote days PLUS the addition of in-person 75-minute session(s) at the beginning of the week to set up the student’s learning space, create a plan for the week based on the student’s school curriculum, set a visual schedule with concrete plans and reminders and reinforce key executive functioning skills.

Schedule Options & Pricing*

VIRTUAL Facilitator Pricing

(1) day of remote facilitation = $250/Week
(3) days of remote facilitation = $750/Week
(5) days of remote facilitation = $1,250/Week

HYBRID Facilitator Pricing

(1) in-person 75 minute session per week plus (4) remote support days = $1,375/Week
(2) in-person 75 minute sessions per week plus (3) remote support days = $1,500/Week
(3) in-person 75 minute sessions per week plus (2) remote support days = $1,650/Week

*Facilitator packages are eligible for a 10% pay now discount, if you choose to pay upfront for your semester of support (September – December winter break).

Package B

Drop-In Executive Function Support & Facilitation

Sometimes your student just needs an extra boost and a few concrete tools to get them back on the right track, especially when they are tasked with managing their own learning from home. This fall, we are offering express drop-in support with one of our expert coaches. These express sessions are focused on organization, time management and prioritization to help students effectively manage their schedule and assignments.

Coaches will meet with your student for 30-minutes to assess and create a plan of action and then schedule another 30-minute follow up meeting with your student to troubleshoot and provide feedback and resources for moving forward.

SCHEDULE

Families can choose whichever day they require support and will be matched with an available tutor based on their schedule. Coaches may vary by the day of week depending on availability.

PRICING

$75 for two 30-minute express sessions

*Facilitator packages are eligible for a 10% pay now discount, if you choose to pay upfront for your semester of support (September – December winter break).

Package C

Homeschooling with OT & Forum Education

For students looking for comprehensive homeschooling instruction, we have collaborated with Forum Education to provide a rigorous, structured, full-year program that brings together multiple subject matter experts, and our executive functioning and neurocognitive support, to deliver an entirely customized educational experience to your child.

Homeschooling students receive:
  • Expert instruction in all subject areas: Forum’s homeschool instructors are professors, professional educators and private school teachers who offer students a full curriculum of English, history, math, science, and language according to the highest standards of NYC private schools and the regulations of New York State. Forum will handle all aspects of compliance with NYS homeschool regulations.
  • Proper pacing: Students who want to move twice as fast as their peers can do so—and get to college-level courses by the time they’re part way through high school. And students who need extra time on a topic will have it.
  • A tailored curriculum with executive functioning support: Core classes are taught in the context of personal interests, and students’ course and daily schedules will be designed in conjunction with Organizational Tutors’ coaches based on the latest research in cognitive and developmental psychology and each student’s unique learning profile.

For more information on scheduling and pricing, please contact Forum Education at [email protected]

Winter Intensives (Virtual Format)

These condensed versions of our popular afterschool programming run three weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, in virtual format.

OPTION 1: Mindfulness Theater Club

This three-week interactive club, led by one of our expert coaches, will guide students in developing an understanding of their own thoughts and feelings through meditative practices and theater techniques. The Mindfulness Theater Club will feature theater games, mindfulness activities, guided meditations and the collaborative process of creating sketches and scenes with the intention of strengthening and exploring executive functioning skills.

Course Structure:

Week 1: Mindfulness activity, acting basics, introduction to guided meditation and theater games.

Week 2: Mindfulness games, visualization activities and introduction to beginner scene work.

Week 3: Mindfulness games, improvisational warm-ups and scene work continued.

Cost: $600 for six 75-minute small-group sessions

Schedule: 3-week course between Thanksgiving and Winter Break; classes meet 2x per week (days & times TBD)

 

OPTION 2: Resilient Writers Club

This three-week intensive will support reluctant writers in overcoming resistance to writing. Our goal is to equip students with tailored strategies based on their unique learning profile to build the skills, growth mindset, grit, and persistence to push through and become comfortable with writing. Led by one of our expert coaches, each session will focus on selected skills associated with a different component of executive functioning and how it impacts writing. This is a great opportunity for students to receive a condensed writing overview without the commitment of longer-term tutoring.

Course Structure:

Week 1: Writing with POWER: Students will explore personal strengths, challenges and resilience in writing, be Introduced to the POWER plan, and begin plan their topic using a mind map.

Week 2: The Idea Funnel: Students will present their topic and mind map, identify the structure of their piece, and select an appropriate graphic organizer to fill out in small group work. Each student will begin writing the first part of their piece. This week involves 1:1 30 minute sessions to begin the writing, supported by the graphic organizer. COPS and ARMS will be introduced to guide independent revision.

Week 3: Writers Workshop: Students will complete editing and revision of their work following COPS and ARMS strategies. Then each student will share their piece, and the group will provide feedback to be implemented into the final draft.

Each student will complete brief self reflection activities before and after the class, and will emerge with a Google Slides documentation of the class and their work.

Cost: $400 for three 75-minute group sessions and one private 30 minute session

Schedule: 3-week course between Thanksgiving and Winter Break; group sessions meet 1x per week (days & times TBD)

A note regarding in-person support…

The discussion about returning to in-home tutoring services requires the consideration of balancing necessity with safety. We respect every family’s and tutor’s decision about what works best for them. Most importantly, we want to emphasize that minimizing risk for our tutors and families is a top priority. We encourage families to reach out about any questions or concerns related to in-person tutoring. Organizational Tutors has provided several recommendations to tutors to help protect themselves and their clients based on current CDC guidelines.

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