Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Los Angeles, CA
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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 gave the student a Math placement test, and we worked through all areas that he struggled with. We then took a look at his homework and worked through that together. He was working on dividing decimals. I gave him multiplication riddles to help him with his basic facts.
A busy, productive session with the student. He edited his IRAs. He will complete 3 more this week and be done for the quarter! He also completed Science project homework. We also spent a lot of time this session on vocab, as there is a quiz coming up.
We studied sentence structure by reading a text and asking questions about the text with proper structure. Student is most struggling with question structure.
We worked on the student's homework, which included reading a short book, watching a video online and answering questions involving rhyming online. He is very good at rhyming, so we used rhyming to go over some new phonemes. Then we read a book together, focusing on some unfamiliar vowel combinations.
Today we reviewed chapter 16 in the student's biology book in preparation for the test tomorrow. He is continuing to take notes in the way that I showed him, but I've noticed that they've become less detailed as the days have gone on. We continued making a study guide of the main concepts and I orally quizzed him on them. One of the best ways to get him to understand things is to use realistic examples, so we talked about some so he could apply the material. We then worked on an extra credit worksheet his teacher gave him. I hope he does well on the test tomorrow. I think if he focuses on the questions he will. He seems to understand most of the material well, and his mom said she would help him continue to study tonight.
Today's topic was limiting reactant problems. Traditionally, this is very difficult topic for students to grasp. The student displayed understanding of the concepts and was able to carry out appropriate calculations by the end of the session. He still struggles with the mechanics of quantitative problem solving. Clear strategies were provide to solve such problems, and his attitude remains very positive.
The student and I solved the math lessons. For lesson 8 we had to display measurement data in a line plot, and we completed the problem solving, vocabulary check, test practice for it. For chapter 11, we drew a line from each word to its definition, wrote an example for each measurement, completed each conversion table, problem solving and test practice. For social studies, I reviewed the questions with their answers, the vocabulary words and verbally quizzed her for all of them since the test is tomorrow. I left her to review all the material once again in the evening.
For this session, we divided our time among reading and math. His math score is improving rapidly, and his reading score is on a gradual incline. For reading, we went over strategies for tackling longer passages. Usually I recommend that students read the entire passage carefully before looking over the questions. However, we are temporarily trying a new strategy that involves pausing after reach paragraph to answer questions. For homework, the student will complete the guided reading and math practice sections in his book.
Today we worked on the overall concepts of physics. During this session we went over chapter 8 post exam 1. At the conclusion of the second session he felt much more confident since we were able to really focus on one chapter and its overlying concepts. He is very intelligent and motivated. At the end of this session, he is much more confident in his understanding.
More acid/base chemistry, looking at strength of acids and what factors affect acid strength. Electronegativity, molecular geometry and radius, etc. Also predicting whether dissolved salts will be acidic or basic by recognizing conjugate acids and bases in the salt compounds.
The student and I focused today on brainstorming, consolidating, and organizing ideas for a paper. She did very well with this when given sufficient time to come up with different ideas. Next time we are going to take the pre-writing organizational work we did today and actually put it down on paper as a standard five paragraph essay. I asked her to finish filling out the pre-writing table I showed her before our next session, which should keep her thinking about the topic and help her come up with supporting points for the main ideas she plans to discuss.
We covered writing opinion sentences and the student was able to recall what adjectives were and how to write an opinion sentence as we did in the last session. He did great with that part! I explained to him how outlines and essays are connected before we practiced writing them. We practiced writing adjectives and reviewed what counts as an adjective. He understands that colors are adjectives now. He is doing well and I look forward to working with him more.