2019 – ’20 school year (6/10/19 – 6/07/20)

Base rate $80 / hr

Lessons must be paid at or before the lesson.  If you have three lessons without paying, I will suspend services.  Sorry!

Reward rate $70 / hr

To qualify for the $70 / hr rate, you must either

  • Leave your credit card information on file (preferred for the most seamless billing) or
  • Prepay more than 24 hours in advance

Every 12th hour free

I issue voucher cards that I will sign off at each lesson.  When you reach the 12th hour, it will be free!  This is effectively an 8% “thank you” discount for my long-term students.  For students new after 2/01/19 only.

Off-hours lessons

Subject to my availability, you may book times that are not on my appointment calendar for a 50% surcharge over your regular hourly rate. Please contact me directly to ask about availability.

GRE structured course

The GRE course was priced at $600 for six weeks (18 hours) based on the assumption that at least three people would enroll. If a session is under-enrolled with only one or two students, class will be shortened. However, the hourly rates still work out better than one-on-one lessons. Furthermore, structured course tuition includes materials such as the ETS book, Nth Degree video lectures, and online flash cards. One-on-one students must pay separately for such supplements.

For a 1-person course, the deposit covers three weeks, with the option of finishing weeks 4 – 6 for an additional $600. This amounts to a 10% hourly discount off one-on-one lessons.

For a 2-person course, the deposit covers four weeks, with the option of finishing weeks 5 – 6 for an additional $300. This amounts to a 30% hourly discount off one-on-one lessons.

As long as three or more people enroll, the deposit covers all six weeks.

House calls

3-mile and 5-mile zones

House calls within the three-mile radius are 90-minute lessons billed as two hours.  (Book two consecutive hours).

House calls between the three- and five-mile radii are two-hour lessons billed as three hours (book three consecutive hours, but it is rare to find such an opening).

Outside the 5-mile radius, I am only available by Skype or other remote connections. 

Access to video lessons / flash cards

The video lessons publicly accessible on my YouTube channel are all free.  (See button at upper right of this website).  There are also some secret proprietary videos, and I’ll email you the link for $4 per hour of content.

I have some sets of flash cards available in hardcopy or on Quizlet.  Please inquire.

Special discounts

1-on-n Lessons

Sharing live lessons is a great way to reduce your costs. With n adult students, the formula for each student’s share of the lesson is (n + 1) / 2n times the
single-student fee. This is summarized in the following table.  The maximum group size for high-school students is 2.

# of studentsDiscount


If you refer a student who books at least two hours with me, I’ll be glad to offer you a referral fee equivalent to the value of that student’s first hour (cash or credit to you).

Hungry Bachelor Discount

Will tutor for food! $10 discount for a full home-cooked meal or $5 for a snack.

Historic rate schedules

Spring 2019 rates

2018 rate schedule

Fall 2017 rates

2016 – ’17 rates