Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Las Vegas, NV
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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
We reviewed some of the material from her textbook, and I fielded any questions the student had. We covered various creation stories, why gold was so valuable, and why Egypt's floods were beneficial instead of destructive, along with various other minor questions. She seems to be well-organized and doing good-quality work; moreover she seems to be enjoying the course and its material, so that's also a good sign.
Student one: At this session, we worked on her homework assignment, and finding the percentage of a number. These were new concepts for the student, so I focused on helping her understand how find a percent of a number. Student two: At this session, we discussed dividing/multiplying fractions. He understood multiplying fractions. I gave him the following rules for dividing fractions (every time): keep the 1st term the same, change sign to multiplication and flip the second term.
We worked on a few things to understand where the student was with his skills and what the course was covering. He had just taken a test, so we worked with that.
The student and I covered some bacterial and yeast microscope techniques. She practiced wet mounts and staining of plaque, cheek swabs and yeast. The student has a great attitude about the lab. We discussed prioritizing her lab work to finish her reports from the first two labs, and then planning for her lab #3. If the lab reports are finished soon after the labs, she will be able to finish all the required labs before the end of the term.
In this session the student and I went over chemical equations and their elements, and types of chemical reactions. She had no particular issues with any of the concepts. I left her some practice problems to get some familiarity with balancing equations.
The student was working on systems of linear equations, and how to solve them. We worked with the methods of addition and substitution. We also reviewed a bit from his previous quiz about functions. Once we had worked out some examples of equations systems, he seemed to pick up the ideas pretty quickly. He just needs to be careful about paying attention to details and not working out problems too fast.
The student and I studied mostly new concepts. We covered volumes, 7.1 and 7.2 in her textbook. This is the last of the content she will be learning before the test. We went over the basic concepts and some simple problems of disc type volume problems.
The student and I spent the session preparing for his marketing exam. He did very well in remembering the terms we had gone over on Monday night, and he picked up well on the terms we went over for the first time together tonight. A lot of the last test's questions were based almost verbatim on the teacher's PowerPoint, so preparing for this test will come down to memorization. As I said before, however, I am also working very hard with him to ensure he understands the concepts of the terms as well so he will still have a chance to correctly answer questions when he can't remember a term's exact definition. We discussed many of the terms in relation to the movie clip we watched on Monday, and he was able to make proper correlations, demonstrating an understanding of the concepts thus far. We will continue the studying tomorrow night, going over the next portion of content.
We completed more practice standardized tests. Again, she breezed through it all very easily. The only questions that she did not know were on subjects she has not learned yet. So far, I think she is doing very well and won't struggle much on her tests. It just seems like she needs to practice so she has the confidence that she will do well when the tests come.
We continued to review some relativity and some kinematic force problems. He was a lot better in solving the problems while separating components. We were able to finish the problems very quickly today. No problems in particular.
I got the results of the student's assessment practice test and I sent her another. I brought some problems she had missed from the test, focusing on circle geometry. We also worked on some additional practice questions and discussed test taking strategies.
Today the student and I made new flash cards for the new vocabulary. We spent most of the time covering the new vocab, and the remainder of the time we covered affirmative commands, including the irregular. We incorporated commands with indirect and direct object pronouns. He picked up the vocabulary very quickly. I think drawing pictures with little hints in them help him to visualize the word and remember vocab.