- First, tutors can help identify specific areas that students need additional support and provide practice in those areas at all grade levels (K-12).
- Math tutors can also serve to build students’ self esteem and help them establish a firm foundation in math, including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II, so that students can build on their skills in each grade level.
- Teens rank math as their most difficult subject in high school so it’s important to start as early as elementary school age.
- Tutors can help determine non academic factors that affect students’ performance in math, such as organizational skills, (showing all their work step by step, attention difficulties.
- Tutors can teach students how to use their time effectively, in addition to targeting specific weaknesses.
- For students who are already strong in math, tutors can provide them with more challenging math content to help them advance and prepare them for more advanced classes, state testing, and the SAT/ACT exams.
While the transition back to school in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach has many benefits, students will have different reactions and will have received varying levels of support and instruction during zoom schooling. Different age groups will struggle slightly differently, but it is important to remind all children to wear a mask, wash hands and watch distance. Additionally, all children can benefit from implementing a morning routine so they can get back to the rhythm of getting ready for school as well as after school routines to ensure they can complete homework and maintain a balanced schedule of activities. Slowly, adding extracurricular activities and social activities to your child’s schedule can help them adjust as they were used to staying home all the time.
Monitoring your child’s emotions will also be important as they return to school. You should check in daily as well as weekly if possible. As children may worry that another shut down or disease pandemic may occur, it is important to reassure them that regardless they will be supported. Children and teens can also can benefit from expressing their emotions through journaling, art projects or music. Parents can help their child to make healthy food choices and teach them mindfullness/yoga to stay calm and deal with the stresses that will come with the new transition.
With regards to tutoring, Beach Cities Tutoring will provide summer remedial tutoring as well as tutoring to help your students retain and advance even beyond grade level expectations. We are here to support our South Bay students in a safe manner with masks, outdoor tutoring, and online tutoring.
Hope the transition to some in person learning has gone smoothly. We know this summer students may need to review, relearn or just need additional help to retain what they have learned. If you need any support, we have credentialed teachers/experienced tutors that offer online as well as in person tutoring using safety precautions in all subject for all grade levels as well as test/finals prep. Below are some of the amazing summer opportunities. Since many students have suffered during distance learning with a whole class, we can absolutely catch them up and review as well as preview new material for the upcoming or past year. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you have and we will certainly try to accommodate your requests. Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy summer.
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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.
Math- Remedial/Advanced/ and Prep for upcoming School yearIf you need help in almost all levels of Math K-12, we can help you with reviewing past material, advancing your child or preparing for the upcoming school year. We have credentialed teachers and very experienced math tutors.
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
Reading Classes (Grades K-4)
Beach Cities Tutoring is offering Intensive Summer Reading intervention
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. For the ISEE, we have tutors who specialize in all levels (Lower, Middle and Upper Level ISEE).
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.
Computer Science ClassThinking about majoring in Computer Science? Want to be introduced to coding? Beach Cities Tutoring is offering a summer workshop introducing students to these topics! Students will gain experience in coding with the popular beginners’ tool: Scratch. More importantly, students will learn to approach and understand problems like computer scientists. Students will be exposed to a few famous and simple to understand algorithms,and practice writing a few of their own all while learning about the process of doing so. Computer Science goes much, much deeper than writing code, and an introduction to its topics and processes is paramount to success in the classroom. Beach Cities Tutoring also offers tutoring in C++,Java, AP Java, data structures, algorithms, and discrete math. Beach Cities Tutoring also offers tutoring in C++,Java, AP Java, data structures, algorithms, and discrete math.
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.
Summer Screenwriting Class
Private or Small Group Classes
Love movies? Want to learn how to actually write a screenplay? Beach Cities Tutoring is offering an introductory course on screenwriting this summer. Students will learn the fundamentals of screenwriting structure and formatting, how to create compelling characters, how to craft believable dialogue, and how to generate great ideas in the first place. By the end of the course, students will complete a short script and learn the business of how to pitch and sell that script. This course is available one-on-one or in small groups and is led by a professional screenwriter.
This class will cover:
* Screenplay Structure & Formatting
* Character Development
* Crafting Strong Dialogue
* How to Pitch and Sell a Project
Computer Science ClassThinking about majoring in Computer Science? Want to be introduced to coding? Beach Cities Tutoring is offering a summer workshop introducing students to these topics! Students will gain experience in coding with the popular beginners’ tool: Scratch. More importantly, students will learn to approach and understand problems like computer scientists. Students will be exposed to a few famous and simple to understand algorithms,and practice writing a few of their own all while learning about the process of doing so. Computer Science goes much, much deeper than writing code, and an introduction to its topics and processes is paramount to success in the classroom.
Although we are halfway through the school year, it does not look like distance learning is going anywhere soon and many students are struggling academically and socially in the virtual class setting. Beach Cities Tutoring provides families with pod tutors as well as individual tutors who can help support your child or pod during zoom learning as well as after school. Tutors will not only help with the content, they will work on building student confidence, motivation and study skills. In addition to helping reduce student isolation, tutoring and pod tutoring can also help provide schedule, structure and consistency that students were used to in the school environment. In a pod setting, tutors will facilitate discussion among peers as well as collaboration on group projects. Many of our tutors are credentialed teachers, but we offer different options to support all students. We offer pods and individual tutoring for students of all ages.
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Does your child misplace their homework, forget to turn it in, not plan in advance for large projects, not know how to organize or take notes? Now more than ever study skills are crucial to your child or teen’s academic success. Often parents and teachers assume students learn study skills on their own, but this is often not the case. Study skills need to be taught explicitly and private tutors can not only teach these skills, but also help reinforce them by working with the student on a weekly basis to ensure practice and mastery. Many experts think that only students with ADHD or learning disabilities struggle with organization, time management, prioritization, test taking skills, use of active reading/listening strategies, notetaking, etc but a vast majority of students near learn these skills in their general education classes.
Even if your child is a really good student, we have found that establishing great study habits early is the secret to making a big impact in school, from higher grades to greater confidence. Private tutoring with study skills embedded will ensure your child is ready for middle, high school and college. Our tutors will assess your child’s strengths and weaknesses to ensure they target the appropriate skills. Beach Cities Tutoring does not believe in one program for every student. Our goal is to help your child learn study strategies, organization, time management, reading comprehension so that they can become independent learners and thrive in school whether it is in a distance learning or traditional environment. Study skills will be the key to improving self confidence in one’s abilities and success in the classroom and in life.
Recently on January 19th the College Board announced that they would no longer be administering SAT specific subject tests. As a result AP exam results will be even more crucial than in the past as well as the regular SAT and ACT. Although AP exams and SATs may seem a long way off, it is never too early to start preparing. Beach Cities Tutoring can help tremendously with test prep by helping to teach students specific test taking strategies as well as preparing them for the specific question types and content. Additionally, a students’ grades, course load and AP results will be very important in colleges’ determining admittance. Beach Cities Tutoring offers tutoring for the AP classes including: English, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry and History. Preparing in advance is key to build students’ confidence.
Alecia is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Biological Sciences and 4 years in the Letters and Sciences Honors program. For six years, Alecia has worked as a Private Tutor, Teaching Assistant, and Aquarium Educator to help students of all ages succeed in their mathematical and scientific (STEM) pursuits, including all levels of Math, AP Chemistry, and Physics. She excels in all K-12 math and science subjects, however, she values Language Arts and visual arts as well. Alecia is also skilled at helping students organize their class materials and improve their time management & study skills. Students love her passion and fun energy, and parents love her reliability and thoroughness that bring real results. Overall, Alecia wants her students to feel empowered in their ability to tackle those daunting STEM subjects, and to demonstrate the practical applications of science and math in our everyday lives.
Madeline is originally from Redondo Beach. She went to Palos Verdes Peninsula High and graduated in 2006. She attended UC Santa Cruz and received a B.A. in Italian Studies in 2010. She tutored 9th graders and middle school students while in high school and college in high school Spanish, Algebra, and essay writing. After graduating she was a nanny for 5 years in San Francisco working with children ages 1-8 where she assisted with childhood development and homework help. Most recently she lead a tutoring pod of kindergartners in Redondo Beach where she taught reading, writing, and math. Growing up as the daughter of 2 high school English teachers, she was constantly surrounded by books. As an adult she has a life-long appreciation for the learning process and hopes to continue her parent’s legacy by tutoring and getting her teaching credential. In her spare time she loves doing yoga, cooking, reading, macrame, and traveling.
Jennifer is a UCLA graduate who has tutored high school and college students since 2010 in all subject areas, including test prep (SAT, ACT and ISEE). She studied business economics and mechanical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing both degrees with superior academic achievement, she continued her education with graduate certificates in financial planning and technical writing. Jennifer has tutored for various organizations in the South Bay area, including the Redondo Beach Unified School District and The Princeton Review. She spends her spare time as a martial arts instructor, athlete, and certified referee. Jennifer works well with high school students, adult learners, and mature middle school students who wish to achieve academic excellence.
Wyatt is Manhattan Beach native, and a computer science major at the University of Utah. Through his four semesters, he has completed math courses through Calculus III, has become proficient in Java, and has studied many data structures and famous algorithms. Wyatt prides himself on achieving academic excellence in his engineering classes, and has been named on the Dean’s List the past two semesters. He is able to tutor all levels of math up to calculus and computer science at a difficulty equivalent to high school or low level college. Wyatt is also looking forward to offering a computer science summer class through Beach Cities Tutoring which will provide students with an introduction to coding, but more importantly, an introduction to how computer scientists think about solving problems. Wyatt also understands the demands put on students from their commitments outside of the classroom. He has played ice hockey his whole life and is proud to continue his passion playing for the University of Utah. Wyatt knows time management skills are paramount in the success of active students, and can provide guidance to students who are struggling balancing their activities.