Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Cleveland, 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 and I went over her math work in this session. We covered the laws of exponents and we went over many different types of exercises that would help her cover this lesson. We went over a worksheet she said she had worked with her classmates. There were many incorrect answers on it so we corrected the ones she had done incorrectly. By the end, she seemed to understand the main issues and was able to work on problems on her own with no problem.
We reviewed for her test. We worked in conjugating verbs in the present, present progressive, present participle, preterit, and imperfect verb tenses. We also studied unit specific vocabulary. We practiced speaking sentences, and asking questions using target verbs, and vocabulary in the learned tenses. I left many verbs to conjugate as practice. Her grades have gone up significantly!
I am focused on building the foundations of English with this student , beginning with the alphabets. She is much more comfortable speaking Mandarin at the moment. Although she does not completely understand how combination of alphabets make words that have meaning, she is getting better at simple phrases like "thank you" and "I'm sorry." I expect to be able to go through the entire alphabet with her by two weeks.
We worked on multi-step multiplication and division problems. We will add a computer based games to the sessions to foster confidence and diverse attempts at mastery.
We first reviewed the criteria for a good paragraph and then I taught the first two steps of the five step writing process (pre-write and draft) by having the student write a paragraph on anything she wanted. While she did this, I read a paragraph she had written for homework which was a personal statement about herself. After she finished writing yesterday's paragraph, we began to cover what adjectives were by looking at the grammar book.
The student and I had a really great session yesterday! First, we went over his math homework; which he had completed but I looked it over for errors. Then, we worked on writing sentences with new vocabulary words. First I had him define the words for me and say whether the word is an adjective, noun, or verb. After we felt confident on the word's definition, we created new sentences. After that, we worked on correcting penmanship for an English homework assignment - we are making sure to work on being super neat and legible with handwriting! Then, we spent a good amount of time preparing for his science quiz tomorrow; we went over the questions on his review sheet and I quizzed him on the answers to make sure he understood the main concepts. We finished the session by reading five pages from "Imagine It!" making sure to stop and go over new vocabulary words that were essential to understanding the text. What a productive session!
Today, the student and I went over various things including absolute/relative extrema, critical numbers, inflection points, and how to find increasing/decreasing critical numbers by graphing. She understood most of it, but she was having some trouble understanding the graphing. After various exercises, she seemed more comfortable; however, she still needs more practice. She said she was going to go over it a little more and let me know if she had any more issues. Overall, this was an excellent session.
Completed a homework assignment on compound subject complements and identifying if nouns or adjectives are being used. Then worked on a science project involving building a musical instrument with multiple tones using household items. After attempting a percussion instrument using water-filled jars, and a woodwind instruments using water-filled bottles and cut straws, we ended up building a plucked stringed instrument by stretching rubber bands across a jar. The student got to see how adding water changed the pitch of the jar/bottle based instruments and how changing the tension on the rubber bands changed the pitch of the plucked instrument.
The student and I went over his math homework again, going over his fractions, and completing more problems about equivalent fractions and greater than or equal fractions. At the end, we made an origami fortune teller which we put math problems into so we could continue practicing multiplication, addition, subtraction, and fractions.
We completed her state test review packet. For the ones she did not know how to do immediately, I told her the type of problem it was and then she knew what to do. She did pretty well overall, and we will review more on Sunday. She said she mainly needed help with power rules so we will focus on that. After her state test prep, we completed review problems that I brought on two way frequency tables, relative frequency tables, and correlation. The review on correlation required more thought so we had to work through it together, but she did well overall.
In this session, we discussed the project that the student had worked on the past week. Also, we reviewed the section on speed and velocity. He did well overall with the concepts, however, there were some difficulties with the challenging concept of average speed vs instantaneous speed. We worked through a few practice problems and also the homework for his class on the two-unit section. I asked him to review the terms again and to remember the important equation for average speed, as he will be tested on it in class, and I will quiz him in the next session.
The student worked on ordering fractions and decimals. She had trouble with ordering decimals but did not get frustrated and learned that she needs to read the directions carefully and that she needs to go place value by place value to order decimals. I left her some fraction addition for practice. We worked on adding and subtracting numbers.