Seattle Academy maintains a tutor referral list of private, for hire tutors that families can contract directly with for additional academic support. Tutors on the list have been interviewed by the Learning Support department to confirm their qualifications and suitability for working with students and have passed the Criminal Background Checks (including fingerprinting) required by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Some tutors are available to come to campus to work with students during a study hall, lunch period, or after school, others will travel to meet with the student at their home or other location, and others provide tutoring at a specific location that the student would need to travel to. If a student is working with a tutor who is not on our referral list and want the tutor to work with them at SAAS, the tutor must have cleared our background check process before they can work on campus. Students should not share the building codes with outside tutors and tutors should sign in as visitors at the front desk before every meeting.
The Learning Support department can work with students and families to help determine which tutors might be a better fit based on the students goals or learning profile but families are ultimately responsible for selecting and hiring the tutor to work with their student. Our referral list does not include tutor fees as those are subject to change without our knowledge, but our referral list includes a range of tutor experiences and the fees typically range anywhere from $30/hr to $125/hr for experienced tutors with specialized skills.