Has anyone gone through the Level I certification program? Over the summer, I made grand plans to do the program this school year. I had intended to do it this year because a) it would earn me enough credit hours to move up a lane next school year, b) I'm looking at starting a side business doing tutoring after-school/weekends/summers for students with dyslexia or other reading disabilities with the possibility of turning it into a full-time gig a long time down the road, should I ever feel the need to leave teaching, c) my state just passed a new dyslexia law, and this seems like a good certification to have on my resume, and d) I just really want to do it because I'm passionate about it! Anyway, I also just started a new teaching job this year, and it's a lot of work compared to my job last year. As much as I want to do it, I'm not sure that I can handle the time commitment well enough to do a good job at both tutoring and being a teacher. So, I was wondering if anyone has gone through the program... If so, can you tell me about the time commitment? In addition to the actual tutoring sessions, there's also an online class component. I have already found a practicum student whose mother is so excited for me to start with her son... If I decide that I can't handle the time commitment right now, I'm not sure how to break the news to her. Because I'm in the process of getting certified and she's helping me out by agreeing to work through the certification program with me, I've offered to provide the tutoring to her son for free (or very inexpensively). If I don't go through with it, she won't be able to afford to hire anyone else. Not sure what to do... Advice?