Privacy Matters

Mz. Tutor understands that, in today's world, the privacy of the student has to be protected to the highest degree. For that reason, I have adopted the the Educational Standards prescribed by the   Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under these guidelines only the student, and if applicable, the student's parents/guardians have rights to any records that are kept about the student and student's progress, No personal or financial information will be passed on without EXPLICIT and DIRECT written authorization of either the student in the case of adult students, or the parent/guardian of minor students.

The Honor Code Matters

As an educator, even in the role of a tutor, it is very important to Mz. Tutor to adhere to the strict guide of the honor code used in most schools today. I do not do the work for my students. Each student is expected to come to the session with the work completed to the best of their ability. Perfection is not a requirement. The most important thing is that the student tried.

Plagiarism Matters

While Mz. Tutor does not check specifically for plagiarism in essays unless requested, I am very good at finding it.  While I do not have to report plagiarism in most cases, I do expect the student to correct the issue, and I will work with them to fix it. Since there are so many methods for writers to avoid plagiarism, I will not allow the ideas of other to stand in the paper without proper citations.

Respect Matters

It is very important for the student and the teacher to feel safe and secure in every lesson. I have a strict anti-bullying policy. Mz. Tutor treats each student with respect, courtesy and professionalism, and expects the same from her students. To be clear, bullying and failing to be respectful will cause an end to the session and all future sessions. 

Decency Matters

There will be zero tolerance for any kind of profanity, violence, or anti-social behavior of any kind, whether it be in speech, writing, or pictorial.  Mz. Tutor expects the best behavior of the students. I have patience for a student having a bad day: we've all been there. However, the total breakdown of classroom decorum, respect and manners is not a level to which it should be taken.

Courage Matters

While, Mz. Tutor does not expect perfection, i do expect an attempt at even the most uncomfortable assignments. One of my class philosophies is: Be courageous enough to makes mistakes! Our mistakes teach us more than our correct answers.Its better for a student to come with every answer wrong so we can walk through them, than to give up before they even start.