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K - 8 Tutoring in Boulder, CO

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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

We covered brainstorming and outlining to prepare for writing an essay. The student was engaged with the material and actively responding to the process. He was left with the extra practice of brainstorming possible subjects for his upcoming in-class writing assignment.

I worked with the student on a set of homework problems that covered multiple topics. The topics included solving a pair of equations graphically, factorization of quadratics, simplification of given expressions, finding the probability of events, working with square roots, and solving equations by substitution. Overall, the student did not have much difficulty with the majority of the problems. A few tips and tricks were shared as reminders. He shared that he made a 90 on the latest test in his class.

The student is mainly struggling with fractions and problems involving them. We covered a lot of random sampling problems including what a random sample is, a biased sample, and how to take samples. We also used inference to determine characteristics of a population. I left him with the advice of using online learning tools when I'm not around to work on fraction problems. I definitely look forward to working with him in the future, and I will start using the practice problems on the website during the sessions.

We did a practice multiple choice section for the AP Chemistry Exam and covered VSEPR theory, molecular geometries, and period trends in depth. The student is putting in great effort.

The student and I sang the phonetics alphabet song and discussed word sounds, for instance how "play" and "hey" sound the same, but are spelled differently. I read "Katy Duck: Flower Girl" while she ate her snack, then we discussed the book. I also read "The Gratitude Book" and we discussed it. She read "Jack and Rick," a Green Light Reader, by herself. At first she attempted to read "Princess Ponies," a book she got from the school book fair, but it was at about a second grade reading level. We discussed that to learn a skill it's best to practice the basics. Once you master them you can move on. It seemed to relax her. She is a very intelligent kindergartner and very ambitious. My goal is to help her remember she's still quite young, and to promote that having fun with reading leads to long-term growth and success.

The student and I touched up on some reading comprehension strategy, and then we moved on to verbal. We spent 1.5 hours on verbal, and then I left her with a plan to build a vocab list between now and our next visit.