Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
K - 8 Tutoring in Louisville, KY
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|HSPT Tutoring||Executive Functioning Tutoring|
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 spent the lesson preparing for the social studies test. The students took turns reading lessons 2 and 3 from the chapter. Then, we completed the chapter review questions to function as a study guide. They both did very well.
Today the student and I spent the session working on math. We reviewed a few more math assignments he had brought home, and I had him re-work problems he'd gotten wrong--at least half the time the issue had been not double checking his work. We discussed strategies for checking work last time, and recapped today. We had a fairly lengthy discussion about how checking work is just part of the math process, rather than something only for people who are "bad" at math and make mistakes (even good writers proofread a letter they wrote before sending it to grandma!). It would be great to reinforce the positive value of checking work with him. We also had a lesson on powers of ten, which was an issue for him on previous tests, and he seemed to get a better grasp on it through a manual activity of moving numbers. He did a great job staying focused the whole session.
We went over integration of area to find volume, second derivatives, how second derivative values determine whether the derivative is increasing or decreasing, rotating functions about an axis and forming 3-D shapes, and how to integrate that area into volume. The student did very well.
First, the student performed a 7 minute warm-up, writing her multiplication facts. She successfully completed 1-6; the goal for next session is to complete 7 or higher. Next, we reviewed scores from the Math assessment practice test and began working on strategies and techniques for problems that were incorrect. We noted keywords and followed a sequential order for writing strategies. We worked on problems with patterns, tables, number lines, symmetry, and area. She did well, was focused, and is catching on to following the strategies. Suggestions for next session are to practice multiplication facts daily and complete at least one problem on each worksheet. Once we have reviewed the assessment exam questions, we will continue working on similar questions from a variety of sources so she can develop more confidence and consistency in solving the problems correctly.
We solved for linear equations and re-expressed them in standard. The student most needed help with remembering to multiply all terms when multiplying both sides of an equation. His attitude was mild and positive as he steadily improved. I used the tools on the platform to describe the same ideas in terms of shapes and equations.
We covered new vocabulary words, rhyming, and homophone words. She has a list of vocabulary words to compose sentences for in her homework. We also read a story together about volatile personalities, The Sun and the Moon. A part of her homework is to work on a short paragraph about shy personalities.