Stephen has a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Cruz and is a credentialed math teacher. He is currently available for online tutoring and has experience tutoring 8th grade Math, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus, as well as prepping students for the SAT in Math and Reading. With 10 years of experience writing and editing test prep books for educational publishers, he can assist in standardized test prep as well as everyday homework and tests.Stephen enjoys helping students to develop confidence through patience, diligence and encouragement. This involves understanding what is holding the student back, and developing a game plan to improve skills. Stephen takes an individual approach that could include creating flashcards, drilling concepts with test questions, helping students apply their knowledge to solve word problems and going over concepts step-by-step.
We know that parents have limited safe options with COVID, and we have many summer programs including math previews, Book clubs, screenwriting, computer coding, writing workshops, test prep, Launchpad reading camp, Spanish tutoring and more. Our tutors and teachers are super qualified, and there is no registration fee or minimum amount of hours/months that you need to sign up for. We also have programs for students with special needs.
If you do need any support at all this summer or fall, Beach Cities Tutoring can provide credentialed teachers as well as very experienced tutors who are not credentialed teachers to do private in home tutoring or ONLINE. We also do group tutoring if you would want to hire one for a group of families.
If want any more information, please feel free to reach out to Ivie at (310) 210-4415 or visit our website at http://www.beachcitiestutoring.com. We are locally owned and operated. We have been serving Manhattan Beach families for the last 7 years and are on Yelp and Google Reviews. Hope you have a smooth week ahead! I have taught special ed for the last 17 years and am personally looking forward to getting back to regular school as well!
Ivie and the Beach Cities Tutoring Team
So many students struggle with math, especially Common Core style! Whether your child didn’t get a firm grasp on last year’s math concepts due to Covid-19 or just wants to get a great start for the new school year, Beach Cities Tutoring is offering summer math review or preview sessions for all levels of math Kindergarten-5th as well as Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Integrated Math I, II, and III, Algebra 2, Pre-Calc, Statistics, Business Calculus, Financial Literacy/ Consumer Math, AP Calculus and other college level math. We can provide materials or if you have your own that works too. We will individualize curriculum and use different strategies that are most beneficial for the individual student. Tutoring can take place in your home, backyard or online. You get to choose how often and when you meet. Our contract does NOT lock you into a certain amount of months or sessions. Having a strong math foundation will not only help your child in future math and science classes but also in life.
Many of you have heard of the summer slide, but the Covid slide has dramatically magnified this learning loss. According to NPR, “Preliminary estimates suggest impacts may be larger in math than in reading and that students may return in fall 2020 with less than 50% of typical learning gains and, in some grades, nearly a full year behind what NWEA would expect in this subject in normal conditions.” Reading losses were estimated to be 70% of typical learning gains.
As a parent you can take action to reduce these losses by supplementing instruction with private tutoring, providing interesting reading material and requiring students to read daily, and incorporating math into daily life such as cooking or building projects. We know in reality many parents are working full time and have children at multiple grade levels to help. Additionally, children are suffering socially. Signing up for zoom summer classes or other activities online that provide social interaction will be important to support mental health.
To make sure students have a strong foundation for next year and to prevent the summer slide in addition to tutoring, we recommend the following educational websites for extracurriular activities.
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While focusing at home can be challenging, there are many things that parents can do to create a positive learning environment even with the Corona Virus. First, it is important to create a quiet, dedicated workplace away from distractions. The workspace should have materials such as textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, worksheets, and laptop/ipad that students can access for online learning. It is important to consider the lighting as well as making sure the area is clean and neat so students can focus. Creating a structured time schedule and checklist can help students stay on track and feel productive. The schedule should include structured breaks to recharge and include movement. Some students may benefit from having classical music or other soft instrumental music.
Especially for younger students, the learning space should not contain toys, games and other items that could distract students.. Providing a comfortable area for students for students to read should also be created as reading will improve students writing and spelling as well as strengthen their imagination. Having plenty of books in addition to online resources is important.
It is important to maintain a regular schedule during even temporary homeschooling so that students can be most productive and get back into the regular routine of school once the virus settles down. Holding students accountable may be challenging but it will be important so that they will be prepared for the next grade.
1. Model example problems while explaining and writing step by step notes to accommodate visual and auditory learners.
2. Provide various practice problems that the student can try while looking at your example and notes.
3. Correct and provide written and verbal feedback.
4. Allow the student to solve practice problems without notes and examples to test application skills.
5. Create similar examples in which student can master content before moving onto harder concepts.