f you decide that the Grammar Matters courses are a good fit for your student, please follow the following process to begin:
1) Complete and submit the registration form at the bottom of this page. You should receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org within two full business days. If you don't, please check your spam folder and then email or call me directly in case of a technical error. I never ignore registrations or emails.
2) Once we have discussed your student's needs and goals, I will send you an invoice. If you have opted for an independent study or private class, we will set up a time for an orientation video chat. If you have chosen a scheduled class, I will remind you of the orientation day and time. For both options we will also discuss whether you would like to rent or purchase your student's textbook. I will also send your student a welcome packet and course schedule.
3) Following the orientation, the course will begin.
IMPORTANT: The Grammar Matters courses--both private and group classes--use the following technology:
Google account with access to the following apps -- Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Hangout, and Meet
(NOTE: Because of my technical limitations and the synchronous nature of Google apps, all students must obtain a Google account and Gmail email address to work through the courses.
scanner or digital camera
Students may register before they have the required technology, but instruction cannot begin until they have it ready to use.
Tuition and Fees:
Grammar Matters Live Intensives Option 1: Level 1 or 2, complete course -- $250 -- 18 weeks/ 2 days per week / 45 minutes per class + 12 weeks self-graded mastery exercises
Option 2: Custom courses -- $10/ 45-minute class/ student -- With each additional student in the class, whether siblings or not, tuition will be decreased by $1 for all students. Minimum course tuition will be $5/class/student, and the maximum number of students in a class will be 8. The number of classes for a course will be determined by student needs and availability. Once a course schedule is determined, the dates and times will be posted on this page to allow others to register, unless the initiating parent requests a private class.
Registration fee (non-refundable): $30 Book rental: $15 ($5 shipping/handling + $10 deposit) -- Note: The deposit will be refunded once the book is returned, less media mail shipping costs. Parents who choose to purchase their books will need to contact me for the ISBN# and vendor options.
Grammar Matters Correspondence Course Tuition: $150 Registration fee (non-refundable): $30 Book rental:$15 ($5 shipping/handling + $10 deposit) -- Note: The deposit will be refunded once the book is returned. Parents who choose to purchase their books will need to contact me for the ISBN# and vendor options.
Dates: 36 weeks total -- beginning and end dates TBD with parent upon registration. Students may accelerate the course if they wish.
Billing Policy: Invoices are due within eight days of the invoice date. A two-installment option is available upon request. I accept personal checks, cashier's checks, cash (if local), and Paypal. Your invoice will provide payment instructions and due dates.
Drop Policy: If you need to withdraw your student from the course, the following procedures will apply: * The request needs to be made in writing. * The registration fee is non-refundable. * Refunds will be pro-rated if the student has already begun the course. * Refunds will be given within 7 days of the request, usually in the same way that the initial payment was made.