Learning Pods

With the uncertainty that this school year brings, we at Ivy Bound’s Learning Coaches division can help.

Our Learning Coaches are prepared to help students individually, or in pods and groups – – on almost any subject you need. We are prepared to follow your school’s curriculum and give your child the individual attention they need and deserve.    We also offer enrichment classes each weekend. Fill out our form below or give us a call to speak with an Educational Consultant today.


We currently offer four types of Learning Coaches for 2021!

Test Monitoring – a tutor replaces a home-schooling parent during testing hours.  Programs are becoming more rigorous, and want to assure the students are doing their own work without adult input.  Learning Coaches uses neutral monitors who help getting students set up, and then simply act as timers.  They follow the program’s instructions for timing and breaks.  They allow students to use extra resources as permitted.  The monitor “signs” an attestation that the test was completed under proper conditions.  Parents may give this to authorities who need this credentialing.

Dedicated Assistance – a tutor works with a single-family to replace the parent during the hours the parent needs the help. Regimenting learning, evaluating work, and prodding to reach the next level is the base level expectation. Since the tutor is dedicated to just one family, the tutor can be as constant as the parents desire. Most tutors are able to teach subjects to help make the learning programs come more alive and to help when a student gets stuck.


Multiple Assistance – a tutor works with multiple families, monitoring three or more students who are working on similar programs, but in different households. These could be former classmates who have withdrawn from regular school together, cousins across the country, or strangers who have like interests (as determined in a parenting group, church group, or social group). There is no issue with having different ages; the only similarity is to use the same home-schooling program. Then the tutor is in synch at all levels.


Specialized Assistance – two or more tutors with special expertise work with a family to help the child(ren)in specialty subjects. This is best for younger children with special learning needs, and for secondary school children who are taking specialty subjects at a high level. A seasoned tutor might thus take care of student’s Math and Chemistry knowledge while a second tutor would be called on for the child grammar, Reading, History, and Civics classes. A third tutor might engage the child for music lessons, and fourth tutor might be the foreign language tutor. Based on the child’s maturity, parents decide whether coverage must be continuous for a certain span of time, or whether tutors / monitors will “visit” online during certain hours.


For all above choices, the charge is by the hour. On an hourly basis, Monitored Assistance is the least expensive, and Specialized Assistance is the most expensive. Students who prove themselves to be mature learners will not need continuous coverage, however, if at-home safety is an issue and nobody else is home, some of our specialist tutors can be available at low “safety monitoring” rates and turn on the“tutoring clock” when there are academic needs for all choices – we ask the parents to be involved for the beginning of the first two sessions. We also hold“recap” time once a month when the parents speak with the tutor alone. Each gives one another feedback and suggestions for making the next month better. Sessions can be as short as ninety minutes or as long as nine hours. They may be daily (including weekends) or done on specific days. Where the home school program demands a parent’s check-in, parents may empower the monitor/tutor as an authorized surrogate.

Rates range from $13 per hour (Safety Monitoring, and Multiple Assistance) to $248 per hour (Specialized Assistance with a very seasoned tutor); there are no extra charges unless materials are needed, or a family is enlisting a home school program that requires the tutor to purchase access separately.

October 2021 brings a fifth type of learning:  Enrichment classes.  For Students in grades 6 – 12 we offer Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting October 1:

  • Anatomy

  • Astronomy

  • Archeology

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

  • Computer-Aiden Design

  • Economics

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Environmental Science

  • Fitness (in-person)

  • Geology

  • Home Economics

  • Internet Safety & Fun

  • Latin

  • Leadership

  • Nutrition

  • Pathogenic Science

  • Practical Math

  • Practical Reading

  • Rhetoric

  • SAT/ACT Prep

  • Sex Ed (with morals)

  • Speedy Reading / Study Skills

  • Stock Market Game

  • Zooology


A sixth type of learning, starting in January 2022, is online school Replacement.  Ivy Bound / Learning Coaches will allow Secondary School students to attend group sessions in more specialties, for longer time blocks. 105 minute sessions convene every two hours from 8am to 8pm Eastern in:

  • Algebra I

  • Geometry

  • Algebra II

  • Probability

  • Trigonometry

  • Calculus

  • ACT/SAT math

  • European History

  • U.S. History

  • World History

  • Grammar / Reading

  • Writing Prose

  • Writing Fiction

  • ACT/SAT Verbal

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Earth Science

  • Health / Nutrition

  • Physics

  • ACT Science

Seventh: Parents may use Learning Coaches as a complete school replacement.  This can be done economically  by gathering a “pod” of 4 or more like-minded families whose students have similar backgrounds.  The students do not need to be in the same grade.  Two, three, or even four years’ difference still works well for any beginning level class listed above. With a pod of even three students, the cost for a full 18 course curriculum (six classes for three 11-week trimesters) drops to less than half that of a tony prep school.
Please call us to find out more or to sign up today!

(877) 975-1600