# Subjects and Services

## Introductory Programming & Computer Science

These days, whether you're studying an information technology field or not, having a basic understanding of modern technology systems is incredibly valuable. The curriculum is flexible, but typically basic computer science concepts are taught using some combination of theory and programming in Java.

Tutoring is done online using screen sharing - all you'll need is a computer with an internet connection.

## Middle School Math

Need some additional help in 6^{th}, 7^{th}, or 8^{th} grade level math? Common topics include basic math principles, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra I. HST can help!

For middle school level math, you'll need to bring any materials which you use in class. This often includes your textbook, compass & straightedge (for geometry), your classwork and homework, etc. to help us do our best teaching. Also bring writing utensils, a notebook, and a calculator.

## High School Math

Many topics covered in high school math classrooms overlap with those tested in standardized examinations; Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Calculus I, and Calculus II are covered in SATs and usually in high school as well. For this reason, getting a strong high school math foundation proves extremely useful for both school grades and college entrance exams. HST provides tutoring in these subjects to help students build this foundation.

For tutoring service in high school math, bring the writing utensils, a notebook, a calculator, the textbook used in class, classwork, homeworks, class notes, and any other materials used in class. We'll focus on the section you're studying in school, review past chapters, and help you understand the concepts being taught in class.

## AP Calculus AB/BC Preparation

Advanced Placement exams (see the dates) are used both for college admission decisions as well as to place out of introductory courses in college; doing well in your AP tests can save you some tuition money as well as some time in college! HST offers tutoring in both the Calculus AB and Calculus BC levels.

Please purchase (or borrow from a library) a copy of the book to the right. *Any edition will suffice! Do not re-purchase the same book if you already have an older version.* It is the Princeton Review AP Calculus preparation book (Amazon Link). Come prepared with writing utensils, a notebook, and an AP Test approved calculator.

## SAT Math Section Preparation

HST provides a truly effective SAT Math prep by reviewing concepts as needed, teaching new ones, and helping you practice with both multiple choice and bubble-the-answer questions. Common topics include number representation and operations, logic, counting, algebra, graphs, functions, geometry, and elementary probability. See the dates for upcoming SAT exams.

Secure a copy of the CollegeBoard Official SAT Book, shown to the right (Amazon Link). Other editions of the same book are also acceptable. If you have already began preparing with a separate textbook, let us know and we'll continue with the reference of your choice. Come prepared with writing utensils, a notebook, and an SAT approved calculator.

## ACT Math Section Preparation

Many high school students take the ACT (see the dates) instead of, or even in conjunction with, the SATs. The format is slightly different from the SATs; here are some facts on the ACT test. One big difference is that there are four sections: Math, Reading, Writing, and Science. HST provides tutoring for the Math portion only.

Rent or purchase a copy of the ACT preparation book to the right (Amazon Link). If you've began preparing for the ACTs with another book, let us know and we'll try to pick up where you've left off in your reference of choice. Come prepared with writing utensils, a notebook, and an ACT approved calculator.

## SAT II (Subject Test) Math IC/Math IIC Preparation

Many universities require applicants to submit SAT Subject Test scores along with their SAT or ACT general examinations. The SAT Math IC and Math IIC tests (see the dates) are a great place to start. These tests cover more involved math concepts than do the SAT or ACT general exams, such as complex arithmetic, trigonometric functions, 3D geometry and algebra, polar coordinates, and parametric functions.

If possible, secure a copy of (Amazon Link). Also, bring writing utensils, a notebook, and an SAT approved calculator.

## Introductory Collegiate Level Math

If you're a freshman or sophomore in college, but struggling in your math class, HST could be a right fit for you. Common introductory math courses include Calculus I, Calculus II, and variants. Give us a call or shoot an email to see if we can teach the subject which you're looking for.

To help us do our job better, bring classwork and homeworks representative of the work doing, your textbook, and any other reference materials used in class. As always, bring writing utensils and a calculator.

## Interested in other scholastic-level math?

If you're involved in an extra-curricular math program or other math activity not mentioned above, (such as math contest preparation, gifted education programs, etc.) contact us at hari@haritutor.com or by phone at (724) 448-7201 to see if we can make special arrangements.

# Services Fine Print

## Payment policy

Clients can choose from one of two payment options: pre-paid or pay-per-lesson. All payments should be checks made payable to **Hari Seshadri** sent to:

## No-show policy

Clients will not be re-imbursed, at all, for missing a scheduled tutoring lesson. Although HST will attempt to contact the student after a few minutes of tardiness, HST will bill for the missed lesson despite student absence. In case of an emergency, please contact us at hari@haritutor.com or by phone at (724) 448-7201 and we will do our best to accommodate any changes.

## Rescheduling & Cancellation policy

Clients may reschedule or cancel a tutoring lesson up until 48 hours prior to the scheduled time. After this time, the lesson cannot be rescheduled or cancelled and HST will bill the client for the scheduled tutoring lesson.

## Multiple student tutoring lessons

Often times it is convenient for two or more students to be tutored simultaneously. HST allows for this and charges *as if there was only one student*. For example, if two students scheduled a two hour lesson, then both students would be tutored for the full two hours, and only two hours would be billed. However, to be sure that we can spend enough time with each student, we impose the following *minimum time* for lessons with more than one student.

Number of Students | Minimum lesson time |
---|---|

1 | 1 hour |

2 | 2 hours |

3 | 3 hours |

In order to ensure that we devote enough time to each student, we *do not schedule lessons with more than three students*.