Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Denver, 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
The student and I made several changes to his English essay, based on what his teacher had emailed him. The essay is now finished. We used the internet to correspond back and forth about what changes should be made to improve the essay. We were relatively limited on what we could do, but we made the proper changes and analyzed them afterwards, making the session a positive one.
We did some final preparation for the student's exam over algebra topics. He has picked up some very good procedural sense, and can solve problems quite quickly and impressively. We worked mainly on a few concepts dealing with how to simplify polynomials under radicals using perfect squares, and how to reformat certain equations to solve for unknowns or put them into different forms. I think he has a lot of good "tools in his belt" for his exam, and has prepared well.
We did the usual today by starting with math: four problems about counting by 2s and by 5s. The student understood the concept best by drawing pictures, which I thought was a good way to learn it. We read from Captain Underpants for 25 minutes, and then we did her word study homework which was the spelling quiz (she got all of the words right).
The student worked on adding and simplifying fractions. She also worked on multi-step word problems containing adding the same number over and over again.
The student did a great job with his 300 word essay reflecting on his writing and the skills he wants to improve upon. We are busy planning his world history research paper and will concentrate on finishing his first exam. As always, the student is a pleasure to work with, he continues to impress me with his work ethic and intelligence.
We began Sunday morning's session by having the student write an essay, which I am bringing home to look at. We then completed an entire reading test, pausing after each passage to correct answers, and an entire English test. The reading test was very successful, as he did well on time and missed only three or four through the whole test. The English went well also.
Completed lab report examining the phase changes of water and how temperature relates to average kinetic energy. Explained relationship between variables in the gas law and showed the experiment in a video. Finished homework relating to gas laws and finding molar concentration.
The student and I worked a lot on verbs with separable prefixes at our last lesson. He did a really good job. We also talked about the most common types of non-separable prefixes. He is understanding prepositions and how they affect case more. The goals for the following month will simply be to work on getting case right, along with forming past participles, and also mastering the separable prefix concept.
Finished math homework on probability, with the exception of one problem. Studied for biology test on chapters 10 and 12, which is tomorrow. He's allowed to bring his notes to class for the test, so we created a sizable study guide. I checked his planner and he remembered to record all his assignments for the day. Great improvement over yesterday.
The student and I read three of her four books today, and she did really well. She had a particularly easy time with "Just Wait and See." After we finished reading, we spent about 15 minutes drilling different sight words. We finished up with me reading "Tattle Tongue" out loud to her as a bit of a brain break as well as to encourage her regarding why we learn to read. I want her to know that learning to read fluidly is well worth the struggle she is currently going through.
During this session we went over physics, focusing on questions on electricity/circuits (resistance, current, voltage, power, work, Ohm's law.) She was unfamiliar with some of the equations since her class just started the topic. Once the equations were introduced, she was able to do the following questions with ease. Overall this session went well.
I spent the session reviewing what we had previously worked on. The student needs more practice manipulating equations, and solving for a variable. It will be the same thing for word problems. We will continue to work on this.