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Private Tutoring

One size does not fit all. Sometimes you need personalized help.


Intended for those who want long-term support in the language arts, our private tutoring is highly customizable. You may tutor in up to two subjects per lesson — English grammar skills, reading comprehension, literature and book study, literary or rhetorical analysis, writing, spelling, critical thinking, vocabulary, standardized test preparation for the verbal sections, or homework assistance. All 50-minute lessons are conducted conveniently online via Zoom.

A list of steps for engaging private tutoring with Inkwell: 1. Pre-register to inform us of your preferences. 2. Register your student under a family account to receive service. 3. Email any requested documents and completed diagnostic tests. 4. Discuss your needs and goals with the Inkwell team. 5. Sign your consent to enroll in a scheduled course or plan of study.
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Private tutoring provides real-time instruction and oversight of learning complete with many benefits. Choose this option if you want the advantages of . . .

  • live private 1:1 instruction.

  • progress at your own pace.

  • continuous learning support.

  • maximum personal attention.

  • a regular lesson time that fits your schedule.

  • accelerated learning and/or homework help.

  • lessons customized to your Individualized Learning Plan.

  • emails after each session that report lesson content and your progress.


As an enrolled student, you also have live access to an on-duty teacher virtually during Inkwell’s weekly Drop-In Q&A office hours. And you are encouraged to share your writing in Inkwell’s Open-Mic sessions, which are hosted monthly.

The Details


If you want to enroll, you must complete an intake process to determine your skill level, to pair you with an appropriate teacher, and to develop your individualized learning plan (ILP).


The required $100 enrollment fee includes . . . 

  • an initial interview with Inkwell team members

  • a maximum of 2 diagnostic tests (Additional tests are $25 each.)

  • processing of documents and assessment of diagnostic tests

  • a customized written report of Inkwell’s findings

  • an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)


Private tutoring requires a commitment of at least twelve weeks and purchase of a minimum of a 6-lesson package. Lessons are offered by quarter. There are four semesters of three months each. When arranging lessons, you should check your individual teacher’s schedule to confirm availability during holiday weeks.

  • Fall Quarter: September — November

  • Winter Quarter: December — February

  • Spring Quarter: March — May

  • Summer Quarter: June – August


A Master Teacher-level package costs $80 per 50-minute session. A teacher-level package costs $55 per 50-minute session. You must schedule a minimum of two sessions each month, and total charges for a quarter are automatically drawn in advance. 


Besides the tuition above, you may also need to purchase curriculum materials, which vary in price. Read about the books we use.


After you fulfill your initial ILP, you may continue with a Service Agreement every quarter if you like. If you are unsure about the commitment involved and would like to have a demo session, contact us.


If you want a more affordable option, select the Group Tutoring or the Independent Learning plans.


Click here to read Inkwell’s Policies, Terms & Conditions, which require your consent in order for you to begin tutoring.


The process to set up tutoring can take 1-2 weeks. If you are interested in private instruction, the first step is to complete a Pre-Registration. Once we receive your form, we will reach out to you to let you know whether we have a teacher available to meet your needs. If so, we’ll start the process. If not, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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