Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Cincinnati, OH
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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 did not have schoolwork with him at school today, so we worked on identifying place values, adding triple digit integers, and the concept of "carrying the 1." I purchased a book for the student to practice his math while at home.
The student and I continued preparation for his marketing mid-term on Wednesday. He seems to be getting the concepts down nicely. We will put in another few hours of studying on Sunday.
The student and I worked on a new unit: area and perimeter. He completed a few problems. To bolster his understanding of perimeter, I constructed sample problems, and we talked through esoteric ways to think about perimeter. I cut a rubber band and stretched it around the drawing in his workbook to demonstrate perimeter. He got it and went back and corrected his homework.
Conducted a lengthy session overseeing an essay that had to be completed for English class. This lesson concerned interpretation and writing, and we went over how to best go about the essay. I left guidelines for any future revision.
We started with a quick recap of what we had covered in our previous session, and then we finished the test review. She understands how to manipulate exponential and logarithmic expressions and use these techniques solve equations. As long as she double-checks her calculator entries, she should do well on this test.
After reviewing the various ways words can make the long a sound, we focused on the long e spelling patterns. She successfully sorted new words based on the ways they "said" the long e. She also read a new story and was able to identify words with the long e. Although we didn't finish the story, she will read the rest throughout the week, and I will check in on our next session. We also practiced our nonsense cvc words, sight words, and had a few minutes to start reading a different book.
The student had his test last week and he seemed to think it went very well. This is great news to hear, since I also noticed his improvement over our past tutoring sessions. I can tell he is more comfortable working with me and going through in some educational stories, or videos that are related to make the sessions more fun. This week we started learning about the nervous system. The teacher has not covered the information in class, but had given them a study guide. So he and I went through the study guide. He knew a lot of the information already from previous classes, but we reviewed everything in more depth.
This session, we focused on the standard equation of a circle. This included defining what the center of a circle is and how a circle centered at the origin has its center located at point (0,0). Student was engaged and seemed to pick up this material quicker than the previous assignments. While we completed the majority of his homework together (and he finished the majority of the last problems on his own), I left him with three problems to work through on his own for the following day.
Did review for PreCalc final. Worked through a set of practice/review problems from the student's teacher. Will continue with the set later this week. She seems to be handling all the concepts well.
The student and I spent our lesson reading and writing today. We worked on her ability to find words by sound and then write them for better retention. We also co-read 2 books. She is improving by recognizing parts of words that she is more familiar with, but has not made the leap to actually put new sounds together. We are working on having her break up words into pieces and then put them back together to coherently read the entire thing
The student did really well for his first session. He has taken geometry before, and does have a little bit of a background with the concepts. I felt that he did really well. He was able to complete the interactive tutorials without too much help from me. We finished the first two lessons last night, and he was able to get 100% and 90% on the first two quizzes. We talked about the timeline and how short of a time frame we had to complete all of the work. He understands that it is going to be tough but I believe he is ready for it. I think it will be a great experience for us both.
Today the student worked through the first half of his exam review packet for his exam on Thursday. As we were going through, we reviewed conjugating stem-changing irregulars in the preterite, the superlative, comparisons, and rewriting sentences using double object pronouns. Our next session will consist of us working through the second half of the review packet, which is on differentiating question words and using more irregular preterite verbs. Before then, he is going to study for his exam and come back with any questions that he had in doing so.