It is a joy to all to have a son or daughter called to the Torah as a bar or bat mitzvah (son or daughter of the commandment). But, it is also a daunting task. Learning to read (or chant) a new language, speak in front of a group of people, write a d’var Torah, can challenge even the bravest of 12 and 13-year olds. All of my b’nai mitzvah tutoring is done in private sessions, never in groups (unless it involves a sibling) so there is no peer pressure adding to the stress.
Preparation takes weekly sessions for between 4-6 months for a child who reads Hebrew. Teaching Hebrew first may involve much more time depending on the motivation of the student.
The end result is an experience that will involve your child in a life-long love of Judaism and Torah scholarship.