Pricing FAQ’s

Do you have questions about the costs involved in hosting an Amazing Teacher event?  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions related to pricing, travel expense, and ways to save money when you invite Steve Somers to perform and your event.

How can we opt out of paying travel fees?

There are several ways to reduce or waive travel fees:

  1. Find a nearby school to share the day . . .and split the travel between both schools.
  2. Find a nearby school to tag along the day before or after to reduce your travel fee.
  3. Host an Amazing Teacher Book Sale (every $1 in sales covers a $1 in travel).
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How much does it cost to host an Amazing Teacher assembly?

How much does it cost?

School Shows

School shows are scheduled by the day (half-day, full-day or evening).  Half-day includes 1-2 presentations of the same program are $625 (plus travel)Full-day includes 2-4 presentations of the same program are $1100 (plus travel).  Evening events are typically viewed the same as a Half-Day and can include 1-2 presentations of the same program.

Two nearby schools may split (share) a full-day and pay 1/2 of the full-day fee.  Travel expenses vary depending upon your location but often can be discounted or waived by networking.

For more information see Book a School Show.

Library Shows

Public Library shows are billed by the presentation and are available anytime school is NOT in session.  The current fee for a single program starts at $345 (plus travel).   Discounts are available for sharing the day, multiple bookings, and regional, county or city library systems.

For more information see Book a Library Show.

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What does “Share-a-Day” discount mean?

Share-a-Day is simply a way for everyone to save money.  For schools, when you schedule a half-day (1-2 presentations), pass the word along to  your colleagues. If they opt to share the other half of the day or evening, you both can save money on both the program fees and the travel.  Public libraries may also benefit with the Share-a-Day discount.  Anytime Steve can schedule more than one library on the same day, it becomes more affordable for everyone.

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Do you require a deposit?

When you  schedule an Amazing Teacher show, there is NO Deposit, NO Obligation and NO Risk.  If you need to change dates, change shows or  even cancel the event until next year – NO problem!  Our aim is to be the easiest and most flexible performer you have ever  booked.

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What do the different travel zones mean?

Travel fees (gas, food, and lodging expenses) are very simple and straightforward.  The fees are calculated by the distance between your school or library and High Point, North Carolina.

Dollar amounts on the chart below are estimates.  The actual travel fee can be calculated at .50 cents times the round trip mileage to your location.  For example, if MapQuest or Google Maps shows your location to be 100 miles from our home base in High Point, then your travel would be .50 cents x 200 miles (round trip) = $100.  Please keep in mind that travel expenses are subject to fluctuation and therefore subject to change.

Zone 1 – (25-50 mile radius) =  $25-$50
Zone 2 – (50-100 mile radius) =  $50-$100
Zone 3 – (100-150 mile radius) =  $100-$150
Zone 4 – (150-200 mile radius) =  $150-$200
Custom – (200+ mile radius) = $200+

NOTE:  0-24 miles one-way is FREE!

One way to save paying a full travel fee is to find a nearby school or library that will schedule an Amazing Teacher event the same day as you.  For example, if your total travel fee is $100, and you find a nearby school or library to share the day, you can split the fee in half and pay only $50.

There are several other ways to reduce or waive the travel fee.  Give us a call or email for details.

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What is your inclement weather policy?

None of us can control or accurately predict the weather.  Occasionally Amazing Teacher events must be postponed (either by the school/district or by Amazing Teacher).

In most cases, good communication will help to save time, money and avoid dangerous road conditions.

If an event is cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather, Steve reserves the right to charge a nominal gasoline and lodging fee where applicable.  In most cases this fee will be waived if the event is rescheduled later.

If your school or library is prone to inclement weather (i.e. snow or flooding) it may be wise to avoid scheduling an Amazing Teacher events during certain times of the year.

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When is the payment due?

Once a show has been scheduled, we will send (snail mail AND email) an invoice and W-9 form.  The invoice due date is always 30-days after the show date.  While we are happy to receive payment on the day of the show(s), we understand the paperwork involved in securing payment and allow up to 30-days after the event to receive payment.

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