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Experience Gifted tutoring by highly credentialed tutors. Your tutors offer one-on-one tutoring customized to suit your unique learning needs in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location.

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These highly-credentialed tutors are uniquely qualified to help gifted students. They have attended institutions including MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and other leading schools.

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Shivam

Undergraduate Degree:
The University Of Georgia - Business Administration/ Accounting

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Vina

Undergraduate Degree:
Rutgers University - Finance / Economics

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Amin

Undergraduate Degree:
University Of Southern California - Business Administration

Graduate Degree:
Cornell University - Master Of Business Administration

How a tutor can help gifted students

IDENTIFYING GOALS

Our educational director will pinpoint learning styles, map out goals and plans to target specific areas for improvement.

EVALUATING STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

Your skills and progress will be assessed by your tutor to help shape and define your lesson plan.

INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM

Your tutor will design a custom-made program to get you on track to meet and exceed your goals.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Tonight, the student put the finishing touches on her portfolio. It is due by the 5th. Her mother was very pleased. Next week, we will get back to another subject, and I do not know what that is yet, but I sure enjoy this client!

Today the student and I focused on studying for the science test she has tomorrow on elements and minerals. Because there were several lists of criteria for determining minerals and how they are formed, we worked on a strategies using acronyms to help her remember. By the end of the session I think she had a much better understanding of the material.

We worked on his study guide for algebra 2 since he has a test tomorrow. Then we talked about his study habits/organization habits and I showed him the organization app I use to keep track of things. He downloaded the app and we went through some of his folders to clear out old/unnecessary files. He also showed me the Haiku system that his school uses to organize new files. Since it is the beginning of the semester, he does not have any late assignments at the moment. We made a plan to meet next week three times.

We developed a proactive study schedule so he can be better prepared for quizzes and tests, and reviewed all of his basics to make sure he's doing what he's agreed to.

The student and I studied for her Spanish test. I also assigned additional worksheets to help her study further for the exam. We focused on vocabulary review, e->i.e. verb conjugation, and direct object pronouns. We also fleshed out the outline for hers upcoming Comm Arts essay. We reviewed and finished her History notes as well.

The student and I continued with math homework today (that subject seems to be his problem area). He has shown much improvement in the subject! Last week we had to go through much of the homework together, but this week he was definitely leading and I was just guiding him in the right direction!

The student made another weekly assignment list on a sheet of notebook paper. She said it really helped her last week (much more than using her planner), so we will continue with this strategy. I helped her fill in the assignments that we knew of, which were projects or homework listed on her teacher's websites. We started on her Geometry homework, and then I helped her study for her History test tomorrow. Lastly, we looked at her grades, and she agreed that we want to raise her academic subject grades, so it is very important that she completes her homework assignments and prepares for quizzes, especially in Geometry and Chemistry.

We defined hard words, made example sentences and gave visuals for each word in the session. I gave the student supplemental work in vocabulary as homework:


I spoke with the student's parent about her concerns. I gave the student an English prompt to gauge level. We went over his binders/notes/handouts, and helped organize them. I showed him a new organizational system for his homework and binders. He seems like a bright kid, we will see if he adapts well to this new system.

The student and per his mother's request, I worked with him on improving his writing, primarily on organization and proofreading. He did a free writing exercise and then proofed two sample exercises. We then worked together on correcting the introductory paragraph of his Huckleberry Finn essay that is due this week.

Like last time, we got a lot of good practice done this session, but it was also a big confidence booster for the student. We worked through each question type (multiple choice, short answer, "essay"ù response) he would get on the exam tomorrow and I explained a few of the principles (answer the question without looking at answers, but always read all the answers"_ focus on action words like "trust"ù and "care for"ù to identify what the question is really asking about). We discussed the fundamentals of an essay "that it's a written argument that should be focused and only opinionated when it can be supported. The student was in great spirits when we finished, and I don't think any of us are worried about the exam, but this was a really constructive session. Next time we'll do math, and we'll definitely do a few more English sessions like this as needed.

In this session he started by practicing his homework exercise for the left hand playing fifths. Then, we started looking at the melody of the song he wants to learn and talked about the rhythm and the way it is played. We also saw the drawings we will use for the project which I scanned for him, so that he can upload them to his computer. Finally, we practiced the chord progression for the song

How can a tutor help a gifted student?

Varsity Tutors can help you connect with tutors who are familiar with the unique needs of gifted students. These one-on-one sessions provide the personal attention that classrooms cannot always offer. 

Gifted students often do not receive the stimulation and time they require within an academic setting. Gifted students engage with material differently – often in ways they cannot explain when they are young – and they may work at a faster or slower pace than their peers. Private tutoring can foster a gifted student’s growth in subjects that interest him or her most – or in those areas that challenge him or her most. An experienced tutor can help a student stretch his or her interdisciplinary understanding of content, as well as teaching the student how to verbalize his or her unique thinking processes. In addition to working with students, a committed tutor can also remain in contact with teachers to strengthen the school-student-tutoring relationship.  

Tutoring is available when and where you need it most. Call Varsity Tutors today to get started.