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Individual Lesson Policies
Individual Lessons must be used at a MINIMUM rate of two per month to preserve the continuity and educational value of the instruction.
If you have a Skype Only package your lessons will be delivered via SKYPE.
Live in person Lessons may be delivered via SKYPE or in person at any of the following locations:
1) During free blocks at school if you attend the Albany Academies or Academy of the Holy Names.
2) Your local public library.
3) Our conference space at the HUB in Saratoga Springs, NY.
4) Our conference location on Wolf Road.
PLEASE NOTE: "Any parent/student who does not confirm a lesson via email to our registrar 24 hours in advance of the offered scheduled date /time understands that the lesson will NOT BE HELD and that a new request will have to be submitted.
As a test PREPARATION organization, ABELSON TEST PREP needs adequate time for instructors to plan for their student. Moreover, instructors need adequate notice to travel to their site to be ready for the student"
Students who are registered for individual packages are required to attend at least two individual lessons each month in order to obtain educational continuity as well as assuring that all lessons will be delivered prior to your test date. Students who fail to maintain required attendance, for any given month, will lose the two required lessons for that month, and will have these lessons charged against their total.
What if my student misses a class?
Students are welcome to attend any class section, at any location that Abelson Test Prep offers, as long as it is within the same semester. Semesters are defined as July 1st through December 31st, and January 1st through June 30th.
What if my individual (1:1) student misses a session?
Any student who misses a session or fails to show up and fails to give at least a 48 hour notification will be charged for that session.
Individual Lesson Online Scheduling Portal:
Please check your sports and extra-curricular activity schedule prior to confirming appointments. Please keep your appointments.
Individual Lesson Lateness Policy:
Students who are 20 minutes late for a confirmed lesson forfeit that lesson.
Individual Lesson Cancellation Policy:
Abelson Test Prep requires 48 hours notice when cancelling a lesson. Lessons must be cancelled via the Portal. Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be forfeited and will be counted against your total number of lessons. Parents may "buy back" a forfeited lesson at 75% of the non-discounted tuition for that lesson.
What Your SAT Registration Entitles You To:
Your registration entitles you to SAT Prep (Reading Domain, Writing Domain, and Math Domain) and/or ACT Prep (ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ACT Reading). Parents who wish to have preparation for AP, Regents, or any SAT Subject area test, must have that request approved, in writing, by the director at the time of registration.
Prior to the First Lesson:
The registration form must be completed and submitted via this website.
Sample Lesson Policy:
Students who have signed up for a sample lesson and then complete registration and tuition will have the sample lesson count toward the total number of lessons delivered.
What is your refund policy?
Once your student has registered with Abelson Test Prep there are no refunds. We would be happy to apply your tuition to a future class or semester. There are NO REFUNDS for UNUSED LESSONS. Individual Lessons NEVER EXPIRE and may be used by the student anytime in the future. Unused Individual Lessons may not be transferred to anyone. Please purchase only the number of individual lessons that you need to become prepared for test. Sign up only for the individual lesson package that you or your student will be able to complete prior to your scheduled test date.
Lessons are NOT TRANSFERABLE. Parents may contract for two students (siblings) to split an Option 2 or Option 3 package. Contracts for splitting services MUST be initiated at the time of registration.
Students who move from the area or have a serious illness, and wish to invoke the extreme circumstances clause, will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to 1/3 of their original tuition.
(Example: A student who registered for the SAT / ACT option three individual lesson package ($2,495 tuition) and decides to drop out
will be assessed a $835 cancellation fee plus the pro-rated value of all of the lessons delivered. For instance, a student attended ten lessons, pro-rated value $1,085, added to the cancellation fee of $845, would receive the difference of $2,495 (option 3 tuition) and $1,930. In this example the $1,930 represents the cancellation fee added to the delivered lessons.
Additionally, the student forfeits all unused lessons, the right to attend groups and any and all services that are part of the purchased package.
Any student who drops out of the program must return all materials to Abelson Test Prep.
All Abelson Test Prep employees have signed a contract that includes a non-compete clause. The non-compete clause specifically states Abelson employees may not enter into a separate agreement with any Abelson student or their parent for the period of the contracted services and for one year beyond. This policy equally applies to parents, students and their families and all Abelson Test Prep employees. For example, a student is receiving services under option 2 for individual lessons. During the course of those lessons Abelson Test Prep employees may not enter into a separate agreement with the student, parent or any other family member. At the conclusion of the contracted service period, Abelson employees may not enter into a separate agreement with any student who has received Abelson Test Prep services of any kind for one full year. Parents who violate this policy will be billed the prevailing non-discounted rate for those services and will forfeit any unlimited group or group time remaining.
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