Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Dallas Fort Worth, TX
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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
Yesterday we started working on words and phrases that had to do with money, coins, bills, etc. We also worked on ATM phrases and vocabulary. We worked with these 2 topics in a chapter of a book that the student has. His homework is to go over them so that we can internalize them. Afterwards we worked with a blog that is done by a Spanish speaking traveler. We looked at la Gran Via and part of Plaza de Espana. The student shows that he comprehends well on a basic level, I suggested that he listen to Spanish TV and radio. We will continue to look at vocabulary for his trip to Spain. It was an excellent class.
We continued working on the problems and finished most of the problems relating kinematics with equations. We also went through some graph analysis today of the equations such as the graph of position relative to velocity and acceleration. The student followed well.
Today we went over the student's work in his biology book. He said he overall understands the material better while reading and taking notes than he does just listening in class. He summarized the sections for me. I had him look for practice test questions in the material. I helped him through the next section using these strategies. We then created a study guide for his test next Friday, reviewing the material we had gone over. He seems to remember the material, but sometimes cannot put it in context, so I tried to ask him questions that would help him understand the material (the topic is evolution).
The student and I met today to go over the reading practice test she took and the writing section outline she created. The majority of our time was spent reviewing the reading section, discussing her approach to the written portion--which is definitely tightening up and improving--and then finishing with about a half hour of open questions about the exam and how it fits into her college application experience. I was really happy that she initiated a Q and A session, as I think it helped to distill some fears she had going into her exam.
Yesterday the student and I went over a lot of content. We also studied the majority of chapter 5. That content was on integrals with natural logs, exponents, different bases than e, and some inverse functions. All in all, I am really happy with her progress. She is doing well in the class right now. She has very few questions she brings to our study sessions, because she already knows most of the content.
The student and I made a list of focus points for his writing exercise today in order to address certain weak points. Hi essay today was a significant improvement over previous examples especially in his use of analysis. Afterwards, we continued in our grammar review.
We worked on problems covering the relationships between energy, wavelength, and frequency. Also, worked problems on the Bohr effect and quantum numbers. The student really understands these concepts and did not need much help with the material. Some of his assigned problems are just tedious, rather than difficult.
We finished the last unit of the student's online course. He did well on the last test and now needs to email his teacher to go back to the previous tests that were locked over the course of the semester. He has improved drastically over the course in terms of his problem solving approach as well as his attitude towards the subject.
To start, I checked the student's homework on discriminants of quadratic equations. He seemed to have grasp the material, so we moved on to previous assignments dealing with systems of equations. The problems provided a good challenge because they were fairly difficult. I drove home with him the concept of an "equal sign" and gave him a few examples.
The student and I worked mostly on the science and reading sections of the ACT in our session. She has made substantial progress since we began working and is prepared to do well on her ACT. She now has strategies to use that she knows will work in the allotted time, which will help her reduce her test anxiety.
The student and I met on Friday well as this morning for his exam. We prepared for a quiz he had later that afternoon. We did problems in his book which had to do with bonding theories. We also reviewed nuclear chemistry practice problems from his textbook. We will meet again tomorrow morning to review all of his practice exams.
The student did quite well today--she stumbled over fewer words than yesterday in the books that were repeaters, and read more quickly than I expected. To give her a break from reading, I read her last book to her, messing up words every now and then for her to correct in order to keep her focused on the text as well as let her play teacher for a while. She LOVED that, and its something I'll likely do again!