Initial meetings are important for me to understand how things are now and what you'd like to change. They can run longer than a typical coaching session - expect an hour to an hour and a half. When I'm coaching a child, that initial meeting would include parent/s and child. I like to hear everyone's views on what they have observed and what they are looking for. Parents are an invaluable resource in understanding what's happening, and children, who are going to be doing the work, need to be a part of things from the beginning.
Regular coaching sessions are typically 50 minutes once a week. Once we have had a few sessions, if we agree that it would be helpful, we can adapt our meeting's duration and/or frequency. Some students I can meet on their school campus, depending on distance and school policy. Otherwise, I meet local students at the Central Library and will reserve a room when possible.* Students outside of the area, I'm happy to Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. Between sessions I encourage short checkins - in whatever form works for each client.
* Covid-19 has moved all my summer sessions to online only. This Fall, for those who think it would be helpful, I am looking into coaching in person, outside, with appropriate social distancing.
Depending on what we are working on in coaching sessions, I also support the students I work with by communicating/coordinating with teachers and attending school meetings requested.
I charge per the coaching sessions, but short check ins, and brief communications with parents, teachers or other specialists to coordinate student support efforts are included as part of the coaching process. Longer efforts, such as attendance at a meeting, would be charged by an hourly rate.