Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Columbus, 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
I did a flash card review. She knew all the words when she applied herself to the activity. She then read book 7 without any issues and then we read the book I brought about bears, this was a co-reading exercise. We finished the lesson by doing some writing practice.
We worked on solving and graphing mathematical functions. I advised the student to slow down and not skip steps when solving equations. To help him get better organized, I gave him liners to separate class subjects in his binder.
The student and I reviewed his scores from the SSAT he took a couple of weeks ago. While he made good progress in the verbal section (moving from below the 50th percentile to the 84th percentile), we expected more growth in the reading and math sections. Today, we covered more advanced mathematical concepts (algebraic word problems, geometry, distance problems, etc) and discussed strategies for tackling those types of problems on the test. We also practiced synonyms and analogies.
We covered the student's homework in ratio and proportion. We also answered the rest of the problems. In the middle of our session, he felt that he was okay with the concepts and I can say that too. Just some cautions on doing the algebraic calculations.
We covered methods for summarizing mostly and briefly delved into tactics for showing and not telling. I did not leave him with any other homework because of the plan that his mother and I set up, which does not require homework.
We briefly introduced percent of change. We did a couple exploration activities with multiplication tables, exponents, and factorials. Student was very positive.
In our session this evening we finished the rest of the circles and chords section we have been working on. We also completed the extended number system. I helped her gain the knowledge of the concepts used in the pre-test section and then allowed her to work on the post-test on her own. I feel that this helped her also gain confidence in attacking the problems.
We worked on a review packet for chapter 8, including a review of exponential functions, rates, doubling times, halving times, approximation formulas, and some new definitions for populations. The student understood the formulas and the concepts surrounding them.
The student and I worked on preparing for a test tomorrow that included piecewise function graphing and analyzing, and common function graphs such as square root, cube root, absolute value, quadratics, and cubes. I was able to show her how she can look at a combination of graphs and pick out which pieces belong to which types of functions in order to lay out her own piecewise function graph.
The student and I continued to go over evolution. She is starting to get the concepts more quickly despite their difficulty. This was a good opportunity to work on some other fundamental science concepts which would help grow her base of knowledge. We went over polarity (non-polar vs polar) and density and how their properties were displayed in the experiments that we did.
We reviewed some grammar today. We reviewed the verb tenses (simple and compound). We also reviewed the use of articles and pronouns. We practiced pronunciation and vocabulary by reading at text. We also practiced sentence structure by completing some exercises, and finally we practiced conversation.
Full practice test today, and then we focused on just the harder problems. The student scored a 30- a bit down from last time, but still hitting her target score. The problems she missed were almost entirely minor arithmetic errors while the conceptually hard problems she did great. I look forward to hearing how the ACT goes next week, and look forward to shifting to SAT prep!