Individually Contracted Costs and Billing

Knower Academics offers à la carte instructional and administrative services to individual families. Please read below for more information about session costs and billing processes for KA’s services.  Pricing for KA offerings at specific school locations is outlined separately.

Updated August 2023

Section I. General Notes

One-to-one Instruction

  1. Registration Payment. All registrations for one-to-one instruction require a $150 registration payment, to be paid using a credit or debit card. Some specialized offerings may involve additional costs for intake assessments, as detailed in the description of those offerings. The card used for the registration fee shall be stored on file and used for recurring payments. In order to receive service, clients must authorize Knower Academics to automatically charge their on-file credit card each month for contracted services.
  2. Learning Materials. Books, workbooks, study tools, and organizational supplies may be provided to the student and invoiced, at the instructor’s discretion.
  3. Invoicing. Invoices for one-to-one sessions will be issued in arrears on the first business day of each month. To continue receiving service, clients must maintain a valid on-file credit card with Knower Academics.
  4. Late Fee Assessment. If payment is not received by Knower Academics on or before the specified due date, a late fee shall be applied to the outstanding invoice amount. For every 10 business days that a past-due invoice remains unpaid, a 5% late fee shall be added to the balance due until the outstanding amount, including all late fees, is settled. To ensure the continuity of our services, it’s crucial to settle past-due invoices, including late fees, within a reasonable timeframe. Failure to settle past-due invoices within 30 business days shall result in the suspension or termination of services provided by Knower Academics. We emphasize the importance of open communication to prevent any disruption in services. Late fees serve the dual purpose of motivating timely payments and offsetting the administrative costs and extra resources involved in managing overdue accounts. In the event of any disagreement concerning the invoice or the applied late fee, we encourage clients to promptly reach out to billing@knoweracademics.com for resolution.
  5. Session length. Sessions are either one hour or the length of the scheduled period at the student’s location, such as a free block. The minimum session length is 45 minutes.
  6. Instructional Goals. Knower Academics’ services often work to develop the student’s set of learning and problem-solving tools, rather than teaching of specific subjects, coursework, or content. Examples of Academic Offerings (Section II) which focus on academic support and collegiate skill building include: Subject Support, Executive Skill Building & Collegiate Skill Building, Therapeutically-Informed Academics (Therademics™), KNOW Your Mind™, KNOW Your SPACE, and guided study groups.
  7. 3 p.m. Deadline . To ensure a firm commitment to instruction, Knower Academics maintains a 3:00 p.m. rescheduling policy: If the student cancels and/or requests a different meeting time and the session is not rescheduled before 3:00pm EST on the day prior to the scheduled session, or if the student does not attend a
    scheduled session, we will still invoice for that session.

Group Instruction

  1. Advance payment is required for group instruction, such as seminars, study groups, programs with a set syllabus, and package offerings with a defined start and stop date.
  2. Costs of registration and materials are generally included in the price of group offerings.
  3. New offerings, educational partnerships, and presentations undergo a design process, considering a range of costs and options, until we arrive upon a mutually agreeable format and price point.

Section II. Academic Offerings

 

  1. Subject Support, Executive Skill Building & Collegiate Skill Building: $115 per session. Taught in a one-to-one environment, Knower instructors may teach skills through proprietary curriculum, or in the context of actual coursework and subject material.
  2. Test Prep: $115 per session (June 1 to January 31). Taught in a one-to-one environment, Knower Academics instructors may teach test prep skills through proprietary curriculum.
  3. Peak-Season Test Prep: $150 per session (Feb. 1 to May 31). Taught in a one-to-one environment, Knower Academics instructors may teach test prep skills through proprietary curriculum.
  4. Individualized Academics: $150 per session. Knower Academics will commit resources outside of session times toward coordinating the award of course credit to students.
  5. Therapeutically-Informed Academics , or Therademics™: $150 per session. Taught in a one-to-one environment, Therademics-trained instructors typically provide skill-building and gradual exposure to academic stressors in the context of a specific class or subject. 
  6. Therademics™ for credit: $190 per session. Taught in a one-to-one environment, Therademics-trained instructors typically provide skill-building and gradual exposure to academic stressors in the context of a specific class or subject. Knower Academics will commit resources outside of session times toward coordinating attempted credit recovery for students.
  7. KNOW Your Mind™ is invoiced in arrears at the rate of $150 per session. Taught by an expert who manages care for the student in a complex scenario, Knower Your Mind may take the form of student instruction as well as meetings or coaching with the family, faculty, medical team, treatment team, or other individuals involved in the student’s care. Know Your Mind services may be live, synchronous instruction or asynchronous specialized curriculum work, or written and other administrative tasks. This is an educational offering, which does not qualify as therapy and does not have a medical insurance code. Knower can partner with personal and family therapists through our Align Program, see section 2.
  8. KNOW Your SPACE Parent and Faculty Support  Sessions are invoiced in arrears at the rate of $250 per individual or parent session. Costs for group sessions, professional development or presentations will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. Taught by a psychologist or licensed therapist, this offering coaches the student’s family and teachers to improve structure, accountability, and communication within the home and the student’s broader support network. Though our methodology draws upon Dr. Eli Lebowitz’s parent-led approach: SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) and other related studies, this is an educational offering, which does not qualify as therapy, does not have a medical insurance code, and is not SPACE certified. Knower can partner with personal and family therapists through our Align Program, see section 2. 
  9. SAVE Study Group sessions are invoiced bi-weekly at a rate of $375 per week. SAVE provides a gentle re-introduction to academic work with SAVE Study Group, which is proctored by a Knower Academics instructor. SAVE is an acronym for: Support each other; Advocate for yourself; Verify work completion; Enact coping strategies. 
  10. Earn Your Turn Guided Study Group, with accountability for missing work, is invoiced in arrears at the rate of $115 per week.
  11. Earn Your Turn Guided Study Group, without accountability for missing work, is invoiced in arrears at the rate of $115 per week.

Section II. Align Team Billing

 

  1. All Knower Academics registrations have an associated $150 registration payment, to be made by credit card. Knower Academics charges an additional $150 Initial Assessment Fee for Align registrations.
  2. Knower Academics partners with qualified professionals to create an Align Team. Align Team offers coordinated instruction and collaborative communication between Knower Academics instructors along with faculty, counselors and coaches. In addition to Knower Academics instructors and coaches, the team may also include school faculty, mentors, athletic coaches, college counselors, educational consultants, and other psychotherapists or support professionals.
  3. Typically we begin with a 30-minute Align Team meeting once a week, decreasing the frequency of meetings as students progress toward their goals. Align Team meetings are charged at a rate of $75 per half-hour for each Knower Academics paid participant. The student’s family may adjust KA’s Align Team composition, including the number of Knower Academics paid participants, by emailing learn@knoweracademics.com.
  4. The cost for one-to-one sessions with partnering providers varies according to the provider, and shall be quoted separately.

Section IV. Communication

 

  1. Learning Plan. Following the Initial Consultation we team create a customized Academic Plan for the participant. The Academic Plan includes therapeutically-informed recommendations, objectives, expectations and progress benchmarks. The plan also incorporates goals and feedback from the student, family, school, and other members of the support network. Distribution Contacts (see below) shall be provided with a copy of the initial plan along with any updated versions. 
  2. Align and Earn Your Turn Weekly Reports. Each week, participants receive a weekly report which includes summary of insights, team communication and progress, as well as recommended actions and friendly reminders.
  3. Session Logbooks. After each session, Knower Instructors and Align coaches share their notes on the session. Logbooks typically include topics addressed in the meeting and share any additional notes regarding progress toward objectives. Logbooks are distributed on the first business day after the session. 
  4. Distribution Contacts. Knower Academics, LLC distributes copies of learning plans, instructional agreements, coaching agreements, weekly summaries, fees summaries, and logbooks. Knower Academics, LLC also establishes distribution contacts who shall be kept updated regarding the student’s instruction and progress. Standard distribution contacts for logbooks include all members of the Therademics Team, the student’s family, college counselor or guidance counselor, advisor, teachers, as well any coaches, counselors, therapists, advocates, or other persons that the student identifies as a support or mentor.  Participants may contact the office to add or remove contacts.
  5. Feedback. Please feel free to reply to any Knower Academics communication with thoughts, questions or insights. Feedback is entirely welcome and strongly encouraged throughout the instructional process.