Here are the specific summer offerings as promised but if I have left something out, please do not hesitate to ask and we will certainly try to accommodate your requests.
Ivie and the Beach Cities Tutoring Team
Summer Writer’s Workshop Private or Small Group Classes
Struggling in writing??? Difficulty organizing your thoughts? Agonizing over grammar mistakes?
Beach Cities Tutoring offers summer writing workshops to help students with all aspects of Common Core Writing. Writing workshops will address the following topics, are lead by credentialed teachers and tailored by grade level. Writing workshops can be conducted one on one or with small groups if you have friends that are in the same grade level.
* Reading/analyzing text
* Brainstorming and organizing ideas using graphic organizers
* Writing structure (creating engaging hooks, writing topic/claim, evidence, elaboration, conclusions)
* Editing and Revision of essays
* Expository, Persuasive, and Narrative writing
Summer is the perfect time for Test Prep. If your child is going into 10th, 11th or 12th grade, summer test prep can greatly improve a student’s comfort level and test scores. We will recommend the best test prep books and teach students general and specific test taking strategies as well as target specific concepts that they are struggling with in the comfort of your own home. Students will take practice tests on their own time so the time with the tutor can be used most effectively. Don’t wait! Inquire about SAT and ACT prep now. Preferred tutors will fill up quickly.
Book Clubs and Reading Comprehension Workshops
Many middle and high school students are asked to read summer novels. Beach Cities Tutoring can help lead interactive reading groups and help students highlight important information, analyze key concepts and help with annotation for future writing assignments. For elementary students, we offer reading workshops that will help your child improve their active reading comprehension and vocabulary strategies. This is crucial in ensuring they succeed in all academic subjects. Especially with the Common Core curriculum, reading and writing are heavily intertwined in all subject areas, including Science and Math. We can also assess your child’s current reading level for an additional cost. We also offer facilitated fun book clubs for elementary students to discuss and talk about literature.
Summer Spanish Workshops!
We offer Spanish tutoring for all levels including those 4 years old through university level. Our native speakers make learning Spanish fun and ensure your child will be able to read, write and speak. Most 4 year universities require 3-4 years of a foreign language and being able to speak Spanish will also make your child/teen more competitive in a highly competitive job market. You do not need to be enrolled in a Spanish class but we do also tutor students who are taking summer school or need help reviewing past year material.
Beach Cities Tutoring offers tutoring in C++,Java, AP Java, data structures, algorithms, and discrete math with college graduates who majored in Computer Science.
Have a pre-schooler entering Kindergarten??? We can help prepare your child with the skills necessary to succeed in Kindergarten. We have preschool teachers and credentialed teachers on staff who will develop a program that will include the teaching of letter recognition, beginning sounds, number recognition, counting, cutting, reading readiness skills, shapes, colors and fine motor skills. Activities and learning games will be short and fun to keep youngsters engaged and excited about learning!
Middle School Study Skills
Worried that your student doesn’t have the study skills to survive in middle school! No fear! We offer programs to teach students organization and study skills that will help them in all of their academic classes and life including time management, goal setting, study techniques, note-taking, binder/planner organization, and more.