Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Atlanta, GA
|Reading Tutoring||Elementary Math Tutoring||Writing Tutoring||Science Tutoring|
|Math Tutoring||ISEE Tutoring||Summer Tutoring||Phonics, Fluency, and Comprehension Tutoring|
|HSPT Tutoring||Executive Functioning Tutoring|
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 had a very lengthy writing assignment due the next day. We spent the entire 90 minutes going through the essay. His teacher had proof read a portion, but the student had made so many errors, that she handed it back to him and said rewrite. He was to eliminate trite and hackneyed words and rephrase many sentences with synthesis and better diction
Today we worked on his biology homework. We got a lot done and were able to get ahead, which will be helpful for him because his schedule outside of our session times is filling up. His writing is improving a great deal. He is able to write good, thorough responses to his essay questions without much assistance from me. He is also having an easier time with the class now that we have moved on to a less complicated unit. If we continue to move at this pace, he will be able to stay ahead in his classes and finish his work ahead of schedule.
We had a very good session today. We covered perimeter and the basics of area. The student was able to grasp the processes for measuring perimeter and area, including shapes with missing measurements. We will review area and move on to 3D shapes during the next session.
Today was our first session since the student received his SAT scores back. He got an overall 1670 score, with a range of 530-580 in each subject. He wants to get around a 1900-2000 score for his next SAT he's planning on taking in June. Today, we went through most of one practice test, including math, reading, and writing sections. For homework, I'm having him complete one more practice test, as well as homework assignments on geometry and functions and vocabulary flashcards from an online website I gave him.
We specifically went over probability questions. After the brief lesson, I gave her a sample test. She was able to comprehend the test really well with little assistance. Overall, the session was excellent.
This was a great session. The student was focused and barely missed any questions. We worked on coordinate geometry, systems of equations, and basic algebra skills. He has a strong grasp on these concepts but I am trying to increase his speed. Questions covering those topics should be easy for him but I want them to be automatic so he has more time to work through some of the tougher problems.
For our first session, the student and I reviewed how to simplify, verify, and solve trigonometric identities. Specifically, we went over sections 5.1 and 5.2 for his test this coming week. He seemed to need help the most with how to approach each problem (ex. he approached most problems by first trying to put each part in terms of cosines and sines rather than approaching it as a polynomial first). However, he required very little assistance after the first few steps; he seems to grasp the material very well. I would suggest he slow down a bit when solving problems. In higher level math it's very easy to forget a negative sign or a constant if moving to quickly through a problem. Overall, the session went very well and look forward to our next session.
The student is currently studying preterite and imperfect verb tenses. We went over his last assignments and completed an online assignment. The student will be taking a quiz in the next few days, and I'm encouraging him to improve on his oral skills by reading aloud.
I completed a book report with the student. She had to summarize the book, state an opinion of like/dislike, and talk about the author. She had to include ideas that she had formed after the reading and used strategies by predicting, envisioning, and questioning the book. I also reviewed the rivers for the test tomorrow and quizzed her verbally.
The student worked on finishing his reading homework. He was having trouble writing a summary of what he read so we went back through the text to pull out the key facts. He also took a 4 minute timed test on his 4 and 5 times tables finishing in 3 minutes (he got a 100%). He also worked on reading a passage and answering some questions.
We discussed in detail the differences between the main types of probability distributions (Binomial, Normal, and Poisson). We did some problems together from his textbook which allowed him to practice calculating Z-scores and associated probabilities. I also showed him how to use Excel to generate histograms from a set of data.
This morning I drove the student to a high school to observe a class for his Intro to Special Education Course. While I did not go into the school with him, he told me the class went well and that the teacher answered his interview questions thoroughly. He has to write a report on this visit by Friday, so we will finish that together on Thursday night. In the meantime, I told him to send me a draft of his thank you note to this teacher for letting him observe the class. I will edit that letter when I receive it.