Hourly Rates & Discount Packages

I stand by my students' results, so I never require you to pay for more than one lesson at a time. If, after the first lesson, you decide to purchase a discount package of hours, then I will be happy to put the cost of the first lesson toward the total cost of the package itself. 

All lessons (90 minutes, 1 hour, or 45 minutes in duration) must be pre-paid.  I accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal & personal check.

I also offer significant discounts for up-front packages.  For every 5 hours that you pay for in advance, you will receive 5% off the total cost of tutoring, all the way up to 25 hours at a 25% discount.  If you need to buy any additional hours after a discount package purchase, then your original (largest) discount will continue to apply in perpetuity.  Pre-paid packages are not refundable.

Need-based scholarships and additional discounts are available on a limited basis.


Private Test-Prep Tutoring / Consulting with Brian R. McElroy - Rates & Packages

Package Pay as you go 5 hours 10 hours 15 hours 20 hours 25 hours
Hourly Rate  $295 $279 $265 $250 $235 $220
Approximate Discount 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
Save   $80 $300 $675 $1,200 $1,875
Price Varies $1,395 $2,650 $3,750 $4,700 $5,500
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Group Courses and Discounts

Another way to save money is to work in a group of 2 or more students, because this lowers the cost for each member of the group.  (Please call my office at 866-584-TUTOR to arrange payment for group courses.)  Here are my discounts per student:

Group Size 2 3 4 5 6 or more  
Discount Per Student 50% 60% 70% 75% 80%  


Initial 45-minute Consultation and/or Diagnostic Tutoring session (in-person or via Skype) - $195

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    Initial 15-minute phone consultation: FREE

    Feel free to contact me anytime to tell me more about you or your student.  In addition, please remember that your initial 15-minute phone consultation with me is always free of charge.  Once I know more about your needs, I will work to find the test-prep, tutoring and/or college consulting solution that is right for you.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Brian R. McElroy

McElroy Tutoring Contact Information:

Brian McElroy email: mcelroy@post.harvard.edu
Staff email:   staff@mcelroytutoring.com
Staff Phone: 858-775-5793
Toll Free: 866-584-8886

Cancellation Policy
: Any lesson may be canceled, so long as the student/parent provides at least 24 hours notice (phone, text  or email is acceptable). If the student/parent does not cancel the lesson within 24 hours, and this happens more than once, then the client will be billed for the full price of the lesson.

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