POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
It is my policy to give preference to students who must take the SAT and/or ACT in the current academic year. This means that the students we are seeing at any given time are mainly Juniors. Rising Seniors are given preference in the summer session to prepare for the August or October SATs or the September ACT. Families who contact me when their student is younger than 11th grade are put on a list to be contacted when their child is a rising Junior; I contact those families in first-come first-served order. Students whose Sophomore year PSATs put them within striking distance of National Merit consideration should begin their prep in the summer before their Junior year, and I do my best to accommodate them at that time; all other Juniors typically begin their prep the week following the October administration of the SAT.
Since most schools in our area do not administer the preACT, Cox Tutoring offers its students the opportunity to take a no-risk ACT in the fall of their Junior year. This allows the student to compare his/her PSAT score to the practice ACT score to see whether one test or the other might be better for that individual student. All members of the Junior class who are on my list will be invited to take that practice ACT. I will score the tests and report the score and the equivalent SAT score to the family.
Cox Tutoring also offers academic subject tutoring in middle and high school Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Reading/Writing/Grammar when our schedules allow, i.e., when our schedules are not filled with SAT/ACT prep students. I can also refer students to out-of-office tutors when a family requests tutoring in a subject that we don't cover, such as Biology.
Weekdays: When Westborough Public Schools are cancelled on a weekday, tutoring sessions at Cox Tutoring Group are also cancelled.
Weekends: If weather is an issue on a weekend, the student and his/her family should determine whether it is safe for that student to travel and then text his/her tutor to tell him/her your decision. Donna Cox: 774-258-0409. Dr Benjamin Cox: 603-854-0102. Michael Yu: 774-245-3392. If the tutor determines that travel is too hazardous, (s)he will text/email her/his students before their scheduled appointments to notify them that sessions are cancelled for that day.
Absences or cancellations due to illness are not held against the student. Students will not incur a fee if a tutoring session is missed because of the student's or a parent's illness. If it is not possible for the family to give notice in advance of an absence due to illness, notice will be accepted at whatever time following the missed lesson it is possible for the student/family to give such notice.
Please if your student is ill with a cold or is coughing and sneezing or has other symptoms, keep him/her at home. The world will not end and your student's chances of getting into the college of his/her dreams will not go up in smoke if (s)he misses a tutoring session. Be mindful of the tutor's health and that of the other students who will be sitting in the same seat. Thank you.
If a school-related or other conflict arises and the student is unable to keep a tutoring appointment, we would appreciate advance notice as soon as the conflict becomes apparent. Examples include concerts, sports games or practices, doctor's appointments, and other similar conflicts.