With the state of Massachusetts officially dropping mask mandates and allowing full capacity at restaurants and sports venues again, A+ College Consulting is thrilled to be able to see students in person again for the summer of 2021!!! I've missed in-person session, and I'm so happy to be able to interact with young people in person again. That said, I'm still in an elevated risk group, as are my other household members (especially my now 85 year-old mom who lives with me). Because of this, A+ College Consulting is offering in-person sessions to those who follow the following protocol:
- Anyone interested in meeting in person with me must scan and email me a copy of their proof of vaccination card indicating that the person has either received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine (I'm happy to provide a copy of my full vaccination card upon request). A copy of the vaccination card will be kept on-file in the student's folder.
- All in-person sessions will be held outdoors on the front porch of my residence. Please dress accordingly!!! If the weather is particularly bad (think blustery rain), A+ College Consulting reserves the right to hold the particular session via Zoom.
- All students must bring a fully charged laptop with them to the session (I cannot provide loaner equipment at this time), as well as any other notebooks, pens, etc. that the student may need for note-taking.
- Disposable masks are available and may be provided to clients and visitors upon request. Hand sanitizer is available upon request, as well.
- Please note that bathrooms are not currently available for student/client use. Stay tuned - I'm hoping to be able to resume bathroom access sometime this summer.
- All chairs/surfaces that the student/visitor touches will be wiped down with Lysol Disinfecting Wipes after each session and before the next student/client session.
- All students/clients understand that they assume all risks associated with meeting someone outside of their "pod" in person unmasked with less than 6 feet between us.
- A+ College Consulting reserves the right to go back to offering entirely on-line Zoom session only at any time.
Many thanks to those who inquired about when I will see students in person again, and thank you all for your understanding, patience, and cooperation as A+ College Consulting moves forward into the "new normal!"
Maruta Z. Vitols is an independent educational consultant in the metro-Boston area. When not helping students achieve their dreams, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, exploring new places with her husband, and doing yoga.