Protocol for in-person tutoring and coaching

June 12, 2020

We can always offer video-conference coaching, but we also know in person is preferable, especially for our younger clients.  As our community has opened more businesses, we will resume in-person coaching sessions. 


In order to ensure the safety of our students, families, and tutors, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Students shall be dropped off at the building entrance.  Tutors for the younger children will meet them at the outside door.

  2. Parents and caregivers will need to wait for their children outside of the building. We will re-open the waiting area when it is safer to do so.

  3. Students will immediately wash their hands in the Services Building restrooms, following safe guidelines while doing so (wet, lather, soap for a minimum of 20 seconds, rinse).  Tutors/coaches will also do so.

  4. Both tutors and students will need to wear masks each session.

  5. There will be no use of office fidgets, as this would be an excellent way to spread germs.  Students are welcome to bring fidgets from home, as needed. 

  6. Tutors/coaches will use the provided wipes and disinfectant spray to clean all common areas between students (table surfaces, doorknobs, light switches, whiteboards, markers, etc.)

  7. When paying by check, please place your check in an envelope and have your child bring it inside to give to his or her tutor/coach OR bring it to the Front Office Building and leave it with the receptionist there. 

  8. When your child’s session is over, and you might like to chat with your tutor/coach, please do so outside and at a safe distance of six feet apart.


Thank you to students, families and tutors for adhering to these guidelines so that we can once again offer in-person sessions with our valued kiddos!!!




Shari VanderVelde and Anna Goetz

Co-owners of Essentials in Learning

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