Effective Through June 1, 2017
WHO MAY REGISTER FOR THE AP HISTORY COACHING
Space permitting, any student in high school or any parent of a student in high school, is eligible to participate in our AP History Coaching.
Very deliberate safety procedures are in place. SDI instructors are not permitted to serve in a camp unless they have undergone appropriate background checks; we ourselves have an internal review and safety training. Our staff are all adults, 18 years and up.
Our Senior Instructor is a MIT PhD in Political Science and published historian. He oversees all the AP History coaching and is the sole trainer of the staff. He himself will conduct all or much of the coaching you receive.
HOW IT WORKS
Coaching takes place via phone and email. GoToMeeting is used if appropriate, eg, perhaps studying a map. (The student does not need a GoToMeeting account; a link to the session is emailed.) It is private tutorial. If a student is being coached, a parent or legal guardian may participate too. There is provision for the coaching (or assisting) of a parent exclusively or with limited inclusion of the student. This other provision can be especially helpful in the context of homeschooling.
4 Hours is the minimum. Follow-up coaching is available.
There is no set schedule for the start of AP History coaching. Assuming time availability, it can be held on Monday through Saturday and can range between 8 am and 10 pm, EST. There is limited availability on a Sunday afternoon. Flex Start lets you start when you want to!
Choose your preferred start hour. Then choose whether succeeding hours will be at the same hour, in successive days or every other day or every week.
$250 for the first 4 hours. Includes all pre-tutorial preparation.
$50 for a fifth hour.
$50 for a sixth hour.
$40 for each additional hour, that is, hours 7 to 12.
Negotiable for hours 13 and beyond.
CALL US, CONFIRM COACHING TIMES AND ONLY THEN COMPLETE REGISTRATION
To be assured of the Flex Start (and Times) that you want, it is best to call our office before registering. We will pencil you in and hold the time for one hour. During this hour, you should complete the registration, that is, fill out the Registration Form and Make Payment (see below).
PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND LIMITATION OF RIGHTS
Instruction staff have the right to use electronic recording (audio or video) devices and to record the coaching sessions. All rights to such a recording that involve formal lecture (i.e., a SDI instructor or instructors addressing the students, including fielding questions during the officially allotted lecture period) are exclusive to SDI. The portion of a recording that features students in formal Question Period or in the give and take of discussion outside of formal Lecture Period, may only be used by SDI for promotional purposes, eg, on its website. SDI reserves the right to use any and all coaching recordings for its own internal purposes, that is, coaching of its staff or private briefings of supporters or potential donors.
No other electronic recording of the camp can be made without the prior written approval of the SDI. It goes without saying that students or any other third parties who participate in AP History Coaching are prohibited from circulating a recording of the camp in whole or part, nor may they sell a recording.
SDI may take photos of debaters during session and has the right to use them for promotional purposes.
Testimonials from students and parents (or legal guardians) are welcomed. SDI has the right to publish such testimonials but attribution may not be published without the written consent of the parent or legal guardian in question.
CONTINGENCIES, INCLUDING REFUNDS, WAIT LIST
Statesman Debate Institute (SDI) intends to do everything it can to ensure safe, instructive and enjoyable online camps.
In the event that SDI has to cancel a camp–because of unforeseen circumstances or force majeure affecting the instruction staff or hosting—registration monies will be promptly returned. Any of those on the wait list and who are not called up to a camp, will have their registration monies returned promptly after the conclusion of the camp.
A great deal of planning goes into our camps. Regrettably, registration monies are non-refundable in all circumstances other than those already mentioned, unless an alternate is willing to take your place in a timely fashion as judged by SDI.
What does a “prompt” or “immediate” refund mean? A refund will be provided within 14 days of a cancellation by SDI.
All payments are nonrefundable, except for reasons specified in the above section. If, for some reason, a student who has been registered, cannot participate in AP History Coaching, after all, and if written notice of cancellation is received prior to two months before the start of the coaching in question, then full credit is available, through June 1, 2017, and assuming coaching time is availabile through June 1, 2017. If written notice of cancellation is received within two months of the start of the coaching in question, then the following schedule applies. 85% of full credit is available up to 30 days prior to the date of the coaching that you registered for. 60% of full credit is available up to 14 days prior to the date of the coaching that you registered for. Any remaining credit must be used by June 1, 2017.
Third parties, including www.aplusplans.com or www.insuremytrip.com, may enable you to insure all or part of your coaching time. Costs are affordable. If you want such insurance, make sure you acquire it before making coaching payment.
Emergency numbers are exchanged. We request emergency contact information. We supply a way for you to reach us, too, in the event of an unforeseen mishap. And our emergency number is supplied several days before camp, thus eliminating the risk of an out of date number.
SDI is not responsible for damages that may befall a camp participant (student) or camp observer (his or her parent) because of the negligence of that student or parent or both, or because of the negligence of another student or another student’s parent or both, or because of the negligence of a third party.
We, SDI, also assume no responsibility for any preexisting medical condition or for any medical situation that might arise during the camp.
Please complete the registration form, found below. It’s not long at all! And make payment. Then you are done and a tremendous boost to your history studies awaits!