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K - 8 Tutoring in Albany, NY

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Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade Academic Tutoring)

Elementary school is a time of formative growth for all students. Varsity Tutors understands the importance of getting all children on the right track from the very earliest years of formal schooling. We offer one-on-one, individualized tutoring for students in grades K-5 in all academic subject areas and to support academic development and the achievement of early learning milestones. Tutors meet with students in the comfort of their own homes or other convenient locations. Elementary school is a time of formative growth for all students. Varsity Tutors understands the importance of getting all children on the right track, beginning with the earliest years of formal schooling. We can connect you and your child with one-on-one, individualized tutoring for grades K-5 in all academic subject areas. Tutors are also available to assist your child with Study Skills & Organization, to support academic development and the achievement of early learning milestones. Tutors meet with students in the comfort of their own homes or other convenient locations.

Middle School (6th – 8th Grade) Academic and Test Prep Tutoring

Middle school is a time of transition and change for all students. Varsity Tutors understands the importance of preparing students to meet more challenging academic standards and helping them to prepare for the upcoming rigors of high school. We can connect you and your child with one-on-one, individualized tutoring for grades 6-8 in all academic subject areas, including foreign languages and executive functioning. Tutors are also available to help students prepare for high school entrance exams with test prep tutoring. Test prep tutoring includes comprehensive diagnostic testing and one-on-one, individualized instruction that identifies specific areas of need and comprehensively prepares students for their specific entrance exams. Both academic and test prep tutoring are done in the comfort of students’ own homes or other convenient locations.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

The student and I reviewed material before an upcoming exam. We'd been reviewing the material over the past couple weeks and she had a quiz this past week that she did very well on. She was very capable as we worked on problems and she is very confident heading into the exam.

In our Wednesday and Friday sessions this week, the student and I continued work on each of the three sections of the assessment exam. I have shifted the focus primarily to reading and science. I believe that the meetings were productive due to her enthusiasm and obvious interest in the material. In order to move through long passages quicker, I demonstrated the value of reading associated questions first. This allows you to skim the passage for important details.

The student worked on his reading homework. We discussed inferences, main ideas, and themes. He had eight paragraphs he had to read, and answered two multiple-choice questions per paragraph. He was able to reason out which was the best answer choice on his own for the most part. There were times I needed to prompt him by asking him to refer back to the paragraph or ask questions to make him think about why the answer he chose was correct. He did very well!

The student did a great job tonight. We continued to work on similar triangles, proportions and rations, and did a little test prep problems with data analysis. I am very proud of the effort he has been putting into his tutoring.

We went over carbonyl chemistry, especially enolate addition chemistry. The student has a final on Monday and needs to do well so that she can substitute that grade for her course score. Enolate chemistry can be especially confusing, especially when it comes on the heels of normal addition to carbonyls. We also worked on electron pushing in mechanisms, and how to identify what group must be added in enolate synthesis problems.

In this session, we continued to look at problem-solving and reviewed errors in reasoning. The student practiced the formal logic processes and application of heuristics. Her attitude was good. No new study skills were introduced, but old ones were reinforced. No extra practice for this session, as her writing assignment for the week was one she wanted to talk through. Her grades on the quizzes were high, and I have no concerns.