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K - 8 Tutoring in Boston, MA
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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 went over Calculus practice problems and assignments. We focused on derivates of complex functions. He has a good grasp of concepts once things are clarified and just needs to continue to build up confidence.
Reviewed for science quiz by asking the student the practice questions his teacher provided and making sure he was able to answer the questions accurately using words (not his hands to demonstrate actions). Completed a history assignment that required some online research - practiced brainstorming by making lists of all ideas and then narrowing search from there. Also reviewed how to synthesize important information from online research. Reviewed for a math test tomorrow. I was very impressed by the student's math abilities, he was able to do mental math quickly and accurately.
The student and I focused on word problems today. Specifically, we went over the clue words that will help her to know what operation to perform in solving word problems. I really want to keep focusing on this as testing season is approaching and she will definitely encounter similar word problems on the test.
The student started with organizing his week and planning his week on his tablet. We began with covering his Latin vocabulary, with me administering an on-the-spot Latin vocabulary quiz, stating the word and him replying with the definition. Latin words covered, for example, were ubi, quid facit, sub arbore, and nomine. He missed a couple of the words, so I had him hand write the ones he missed into a sentence composed of Latin and also the definition as well. We then covered his Orange Vocabulary (since I know he needs help in this area) and we did it "forwards and backwards," i.e. definition and reply with vocabulary word, and vocabulary word replied with definition. He only missed three words, so I had him write on paper the word, the definition, and an original sentence with the word. A session that prepared him for his Latin and language arts vocabulary tests for the week.
This one hour focused on helping the student decode and develop his current list of vocabulary words. The student and the tutor covered 20 vocabulary word pertaining to his current English unit. The tutor offered alternative examples for the presented vocabulary words. The student took notes on these vocabulary words and then posted them on his assignment board for his teacher. The student and the tutor additionally continued to cover the book "Fences." At this time, the student and parent did not note any areas of additional concern. The next session will be scheduled within the next two days.
We worked on the student's weekly words, ending in "ad." We distinguished these from similar sounding endings "ag, ab, am." We focused on the difference between "bed" and "bad," between the short /e/ and /a/ vowels. He rewrote the weekly words on his own. We then did a timed dictation on these words, and other sight words he has studied. We also went over the difference between the letters "b" and "d," using "dad" and "bad" as examples. He read two of his mini books out loud. We discussed the farm animal he has chosen (the horse) for his project due the following week, and answered the project questions out loud. We then looked over his Titanic book and discussed words such as "shipping," "decks," "iceberg," and "company." He did a wonderful job today! He was very attentive and engaged.
The student and I did a unit three review sheet that focus on quadratic functions. We did graphing exercises, algebraic manipulations of standard and vertex form, and used the quadratic equation to solve unfactorable equations.
We worked on the vocabulary for types of triangles classified according to both sides and angles. We finished our session by working on her packet and then playing our game on multiplication facts.
Conducted a quick assessment of strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement within concepts of difficulty. We focused on aspects of the periodic table and trends, as well as chemical nomenclature of ionic and covalent compounds. We also reviewed stoichiometry of substances with unit conversions between grams, moles, and particles. We also conducted a review and practice of electron configurations.
Today we went over the lessons on exponential decay functions and logarithmic functions. We went over the domain and range for each as well as how they are translated algebraically. We finished by learning the basic properties of logarithms.
We spent most of the session reviewing a homework assignment over mean deviations. The material was not particularly difficult, though time consuming. In our next session, I plan to spend more time reviewing old material, and practicing new things.
Student studied her conversion note cards from school. Then we moved on to fractions. She took a test for me and missed 9 out of 20. We will continue to work on things she missed, as well as her conversion note cards for next time. I also left some fraction practice.