Will A Private Math Tutor Help?

Transitioning from elementary math to middle school math or from middle school math to high school math is challenging for many students.  Many times the curriculum is taught differently then how it was taught in the past  so it is common for parents to search for some level of academic assistance for their children.  Whether you would like your child to get better grades or if you would just like to try to make academic life easier private tutoring is always a good option.

Whether it be Elementary Level Math, Algebra, Geometry or AP Level Math Courses private tutoring is a great option that has proven to be beneficial for many reasons.  Here are just a few:

  • Personalized Attention – Students can easily loose focus and become frustrated when it comes to learning new things especially when the new curriculum is challenging. Private tutoring provides the student with extra time and one on one attention outside of the classroom so that all aspects of the lesson can be covered at a pace that the student is comfortable with.
  • Reduce Stress & Anxiety – Many times private tutors will give assignments or review problems that are similar to the quizzes or exams the student will get in class.  These pre-test tests are helpful because they will psychologically prepare the student and take away some of the exam pressure that they may be experiencing.
  • Time Management & Support – Tutors will make sure your child has all the support and help he needed to understand the curriculum so that the next test is a success. In addition a private tutor will work with the student on their time management and studying skills.

The math your child is learning in school may be challenging, even for us adults, as teaching methods have changed over the years.  Are your ready to get started?  A+ Tutoring Service will design a custom tutoring plan to fit your child’s learning ability. All of our tutors are NJ certified teachers and have experience teaching children of all ages.  Contact us today for a free evaluation.

Why Choose A+ Tutoring Service?
A+ Tutoring Service offers an one-on-one home tutoring solution that fits your schedule and budget. Our tutors provide students with personal programs tailored to their abilities, learning style and personality.

 

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When To Start Studying For The SAT

When should I start studying for the SAT? This is a very common question however there is no “clear-cut” answer. In many ways the SAT is a test of knowledge and much of it covers content that you have learned learned throughout your academic career specifically grammar rules, essay writing tips, Geometry and Algebra skills.  Therefore studying should include brushing up on all of these skills, becoming familiar with the types of questions that will be on the SAT and learning test taking strategies.

For the purpose of this blog post we are going to base our advice on age and not goal.  Age is typically the easiest marker of when you should start your SAT prep.

The Underclassman

It is recommended that you start to study for the SAT the summer before your junior year in high school. As an underclassman you have plenty of time to prepare so there is no need to worry about cramming it all in. Also, you may opt to take the SAT early in the school year which will allow you to concentrate primarily on your classes going forward.

Some students opt to begin their SAT prep during the summer before sophomore year. Taking the PSAT is a great way to get an idea as to where you are and how much you will have to improve.  Advanced preparation is ideal but it is not always better. Starting to early result in loosing motivation over time.

Junior Year

Many students opt to take the summer off and start their SAT prep during junior year.  Junior year tends to be a stressful year so keeping up with classes and preparing for the SAT may be a lot for some.  However, if you are dedicated and manage your schedule properly this method will work fine.  It is a good idea to dedicate a little time each school night for SAT review and be prepared to allocate more time on weekends and days off for more intense SAT prep.

Senior Year

If you haven’t taken the SAT by the end of junior year it would be smart to begin studying immediately. It is typically ideal to have taken the SAT or have been studying by now since the summer before your final year in high school can be very hectic.  In most cases we recommend not to leave too much SAT prep for your first semester of senior year.  Yes waiting this long to study is possible but SAT review and testing, college applications and your normal workload can be extremely time consuming and stressful for any student.

Taking that into consideration age is not the only factor to take into consideration when trying to determine a good time to start your SAT prep.  Some argue that the goal is a more important gauge and we will be covering this in our next post.

At A+ Tutoring Service, we offer test prep for SAT II, GED, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, Armed Services Aptitude Test and others. Our highly experienced, friendly tutors are here to help you or your student succeed; no matter where you are hoping to go. To get started with your test prep tutoring plan, contact A+ Tutoring Service at 732-566-6086 or contact us online with your questions.

 

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5 Benefits of Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is something that can really help your child but many time parents do not think about the true advantages of this type of service.  Hiring a private tutor is an important decision that will require a commitment.  A+ Tutoring Service is here to explain the entire process in more detail.

Is your child falling behind in class or bringing home bad grades?  Perhaps your son or daughter is not coping with the homework load or is loosing interest in school.  These are signs that your child may benefit from a little bit of extra help. However, it is also important to understand that even if you do not see any of these signs almost any student can benefit from private tutoring sessions.

Here are 5 potential benefits of private tutoring.

  1. Private tutors will work at a specific pace. One of the biggest benefits of having a private tutor is that the tutor will work at the pace that is right for the student. Many times lesson plans that take place in the classroom are time sensitive and the fast moving. A private tutor can teach the lesson a little slower and the student will be able to ask as many questions as they need to without being in a high pressure environment.
  2. Private tutors give personal attention. Many classes consist of 25-30 students which can make it difficult for teachers to provide individualized attention all of the time.  This often results in the students feeling neglected especially if they need some extra help.  A private tutor is like having a teacher who doesn’t have to worry about all of the  other kids in the class. They will be available to answer questions at any time and go through topics as many times as it takes for your child to fully understand the curriculum. In addition private tutors will also get to know your child’s individual learning style and modify teaching methods based on this.
  3. They teach more than just the lesson plan.  In the classroom children are many times only taught only what is included in the lesson plan.  A great benefit of  private tutoring is that there are no lesson plans and the tutor will be able to teach anything that will help your child understand the curriculum better. For example this may include study skills, time management, organization and prioritizing. Private tutors can also help kids overcome learning obstacles such as math formulas, comprehension, and language barriers.
  4. Private tutoring  is flexible and convenient.  Having a private tutoring is great if you have a busy schedule. You can  decide how many tutoring sessions you would like your child to have and change them as needed.  For example if your child usually has one weekly session but will need some help preparing for mid terms you can increase the number of session as you see fit. It’s also convenient when the tutoring sessions take place in the comfort of your own home.
  5. A tutor can help your child have goals and objectives. When children are at school there often isn’t as much emphasis as there should be on creating goals and objectives. Having a private tutor can really change this, as it’s their priority to help them set goals for your child and most importantly help them achieve them.

Why Choose A+ Tutoring Service?
A+ Tutoring Service offers an one-on-one home tutoring solution that fits your schedule and budget. Our tutors provide students with personal programs tailored to their abilities, learning style and personality.

Are your ready to get started?  A+ Tutoring Service will design a custom tutoring plan to fit your child’s learning ability. All of our tutors are NJ certified teachers and have experience teaching children of all ages.  Contact us today for a free evaluation.

 

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