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Varsity Tutors offers AIMS tutoring by highly credentialed tutors. We'll help you master the AIMS through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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The highly-credentialed tutors are uniquely qualified to help you learn AIMS. They have attended institutions including MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and a number of other renowned colleges and universities.

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Elizabeth

Undergraduate Degree:
Harvard University - Studies Of Women, Gender, And Sexuality

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Chris

Undergraduate Degree:
Georgia Institute Of Technology - Biochemistry

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Emma

Undergraduate Degree:
New York University - Economics

How we help you master: AIMS

CHOOSING INSTRUCTIONAL AIMS GOALS

You will have learning objectives mapped out by our educational director based on your specific academic needs.

IDENTIFYING INSTRUCTIONAL PRIORITIES

Your AIMS tutor will quickly assess your proficiency with the material, and identify areas for improvement.

PERSONALLY DESIGNED LESSONS

You will surpass your learning goals with our personalized education program.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

The student is reviewing for his AP Statistics exam which is on Friday.  He worked on the practice problems suggested by his teacher, and I guided him where there were difficulties.  There is a great deal to cover, and we tentatively planned another session for Thursday for a final review before the exam.

The student and I had our first session today. We talked about spelling techniques and being able to recognize patterns in words. We also discussed how to outline a persuasive essay and began to write one together.

Today the students and I worked through pre-calculus and physics homework. In pre-calc, we covered logarithms and graphing. In physics, we worked on kinematics, specifically projectile motion problems.

The students and I went over graphing quadratics and factoring polynomials. I made up several problems for them to factor and we worked on this skill heavily. This session was conducted via Skype.

The student finished all of her work and was "locked in" to solving the problems and answering the questions.

We went over the student's classwork involving energy and waves. We first worked on a drawing of a fictional Rube Goldberg machine, and then went on to properties of waves. We went over the lectures, and I explained the concepts of transverse and longitudinal waves to him. We also went over some ways that waves might be created naturally, as well as the difference between light and sound waves. Overall, the student seemed to understand the material we went over.

The student has a quiz tomorrow so we just reviewed for that. We went over trigonometry, finding the sin, cos, and tan of the two angles in a right triangle, defining them in terms of the lengths of the legs of the triangle, and solving for side lengths using this information. We also went over the ratios involved in the archetype triangles i.e. in 45-45-90 we have a 1:1:2^(1/2) ratio and in 30-60-90 triangles we have a 1:3^(1/2):2 ratio.

The student and I spent the session going over his latest assignment from his math class. The student had a little trouble with the rational equations at first - he would often jump to conclusions and apply inappropriate operations that would lead to simple mistakes - but soon we worked out a method for answering the questions. The student had no problem solving them once we had a technique and he was able to walk me through the remaining questions with few mistakes.

At today's session, the student and I continued working on the critical reading and math sections. We focused primarily on level three and above critical reading questions. On the critical reading section she completed for homework, the student scored a 14/19 (up from her previous scores) and received credit on many level 3 questions. She has improved her approach to CR questions quite substantially.

The session was a phone call. We specifically talked about 10 questions that the student had to answer to prepare for the midterm. Multiple regression, ANOVA, predictions and interpretation of linear models were covered. No scores were discussed, no struggles (just clarifying communication), no extra practice and no concerns for now.

1) Acid-base basic understanding, equilibria, titration curves, pH, pka, pkb, equations, problems, identifying different species, electrochemistry, solutions, thermodynamics, atoms, bonds, elements, molecular-structural formula, finding % mass, nuclear reactions etc. 2) No scores to review 3) acid-base problems, and titration outcomes 4) finish practice problems 5) No concerns

This one hour session continued our preparation for the student's upcoming SAT test. The student and I reviewed the section of the SAT pertaining to early human history. This section included Homo Sapiens, Homo Habilis, and Homo Erectus. We covered this section because the student felt that he needed additional time to understand this particular area of the test. The student and I covered this section of the Study Guide during the length of the entire hour. The student agreed to cover the section of the Middle Ages over the course of the next week.

How can a Varsity Tutors tutor help you master the AIMS?

Varsity Tutors helps students reach their highest potential on the AIMS exam in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choosing.

We offer intensive 4 and 6 week programs, as well as customized prep programs, enabling you to succeed on the AIMS, helping you stay on grade level and increasing your chances of a scholarship to one of Arizonas public universities.

Intensive 4 and 6 Week AIMS Prep Programs

Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week AIMS prep programs for Arizona students aiming to do their best on the AIMS. Our programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you have the option of a contracted 4 week course. Our AIMS tutors can help you succeed on the AIMS at whichever grade level, keeping you on track. In addition, our AIMS tutors offer expert guidance to help you exceed state standards on the high school AIMS tests, increasing your chances of landing a scholarship to one of Arizona’s public universities.

Your hand-picked, highly credentialed AIMS Varsity Tutor is dedicated to ensuring that you stay on track and make continual improvement before your test dates in April. They will provide assignments between sessions and provide tutoring for all the subject areas you will be tested over in your grade level. Our AIMS tutors can provide subject area coaching, test-taking guidance, and mock tests.

If you are seeking a more flexible AIMS program that meets less frequently, you can consider a customized program that may be a better fit with your schedule (see below).

Customized AIMS Prep Programs

Varsity Tutors provides fully customized AIMS prep tailored to your grade level and schedule. Our talented private AIMS tutors can tutor you in your home, or another location of your choice. Sessions are scheduled with flexibility. Our Directors provide free consultations in which you will learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed AIMS tutors can help you succeed on the AIMS, ensuring that you stay on level. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals, schedule, and specific needs and create a customized plan that meets your AIMS goals.

Varsity Tutors understands the importance of helping elementary, middle and high school students excel on their AIMS tests. We offer tutoring for Arizona students taking the AIMS. An AIMS tutor will provide 1-on-1 tutoring in your home, or any other convenient location. We individualize our approach to you so that you gain the test-taking strategies, content knowledge, and self-confidence to succeed on the AIMS.

Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Information

The AIMS are a series of state-mandated test for Arizona students in grades 3-8, and grade 10. The tests cover Math, Reading, Writing, and the Sciences.
Here are the subjects tested according to grade level:
Grade 3: Reading, Mathematics
Grade 4: Reading, Mathematics, Science
Grade 5: Reading, Mathematics, Writing
Grade 6: Reading, Mathematics, Writing
Grade 7: Reading, Mathematics, Writing
Grade 8: Reading, Mathematics, Science
Grade 10: Reading, Writing, Science, Mathematics

High school students must pass the four tests in order to graduate, and those who do not pass the tests in 10th grade are able to retake the tests in following semesters. Students who score well on the high school AIMS tests, as well as meeting other GPA and credit criteria, are eligible for partial scholarships to Arizona’s public universities. Varsity Tutors understands how important it is for you to stay on grade level and be able to graduate on time. Our AIMS tutors can help with content mastery, test-taking strategies, and increase student confidence.