FAQ and Policies

How do I sign up?
Contact me, Xinke, at xinkeguoxue@gmail.com to schedule an informal interview. I will use this meeting to get to know you or your child and determine which classes you or your child should take.

How often do classes run?
Classes will be run every week.

How are classes run?
All classes are currently taught on Zoom.

How long is a group class?
Most classes will be 2 hours. If for smaller groups of 2 or 3 students, classes may be 1.5 hours.

How many students are there per class?
Currently, we will open a class if at least 2 or 3 students are interested. Class size will be capped at 12 students per class.

When do I pay?
I ask that you pay at the start of each month for that month’s lessons. I will send out an email at the start of each month indicating how much tuition is for that month.

How do I pay?
Currently, you can pay me via Paypal or Venmo at xinkeguoxue@gmail.com (Xinke Guo-Xue). Zelle is another option, and the email is the same.

What happens if I miss a group lesson?
No refunds are given for missing a group lesson. I will record all group lessons via Zoom. You will be able to access the recording of each class in a shared Dropbox folder. You will also be given the missed class notes and problem set.

What happens if I miss a private lesson?
You need to let me know before hand if you will miss a private lesson. I will not charge for missed private lessons. The payment can be carried over to the next month.

What happens if Xinke must cancel a lesson?
If I must cancel a lesson, the payment for the missed lesson will be applied to the next month. This applies to both private and group lessons.

Are you currently taking new private lesson students?
No. I have some health issues that limit my energies to teach each week. I must prioritize group lessons for the time being.

When do courses start and end?
I am currently running courses for certain groups of students on a continual rolling basis – as soon as we finish one topic, we move on to the next. For instance, after 10 weeks of combinatorics, we may immediately start 10 weeks of number theory next. In some classes, the focus is on reviewing past math competition tests. Most classes will run year-round. Students may join (and leave) classes in the middle of a course.

More questions?
Feel free to contact me at xinkeguoxue@gmail.com if you have more questions.