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TEAM TUTOR Mission:
TEAM TUTOR is an in-home tutoring firm providing individualized instruction designed to support and supplement classroom learning. Our ultimate mission is to provide each and every one of our students with the tools they need to achieve academic success.
Our tutors help students improve grades, raise test scores, learn productive study skills, build self-confidence and most importantly, they enable their students to succeed in the classroom.
We tutor students in need of remedial or enrichment services in grades pre k through high school throughout the entire Delaware Valley, including the city of Philadelphia, and the surrounding suburbs.
TEAM TUTOR Approach:
We take a TEAM approach to learning. Our tutors promote a collaborative learning environment and invite the parents & classroom teachers to contribute to the tutoring goals that are set for the student.
Our initial academic consultation helps us to gather information about the child’s educational needs, learning style and personality. We then use this information to match them with a Team Tutor certified educator who will develop a customized tutoring program designed to meet their needs.
TEAM TUTOR Convenience:
Our tutors travel to you. We tutor children in the comfort and security of their own home. No need to waste time or money traveling to a learning center.
Tutoring sessions may also be scheduled in a community center or library, whatever works best for you!
TEAM TUTOR Affordable Rates:
Our rates are simply affordable. Many tutoring services are expensive and don’t offer the personalized attention that TEAM TUTOR provides. Call today for a free academic consultation 215-657-1981.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
QUESTION: How can I know if my 8-year old is on track in terms of what is required of him academically? Some weeks are better than others and it’s hard to gauge for sure until a test comes home and then it’s too late!
ANSWER: One of the best ways to find out what your child is learning is to take a look at the schoolwork he has completed. A careful look at the quality of your child's work, and the teacher's evaluation of it, will provide a great deal about what the teacher and school expect in terms of academic achievement.
To find out if these expectations meet those of the district and state, ask the teacher for a copy of the academic standards for your child's grade level and subject. You can also find grade-level standards on the PA Department of Education's Web site.
A conversation with your child will tell you a lot about what he is learning in school. Can he give you detailed information about what he is studying? Can he explain concepts as they apply to various subjects? Have him read to you and listen to see how fluently he reads and how adept he is at decoding unfamiliar words. Evaluate his comprehension. Can he summarize and explain what he's read?
While there is no one way to gain a complete picture of what your child is learning, these measures should help provide some insight as to his academic standing.
QUESTION: How can I incorporate SUMMER LEARNING into my child's daily routine in a fun and interactive way?
ANSWER: Children can lose up to 3 months of grade level equivalency during the summer months, so it’s essential to keep them engaged in the learning process over the break to ensure a smooth transition back to school in the Fall. While summer is a time for kids to be carefree, one or two hours a week of fun, engaging, interactive learning is a necessity.
Many think of summer review as planned structured blocks of time where the parent and child sit together reviewing lessons. While structured lessons are beneficial, you can also incorporate learning into everyday events, such as a trip to the grocery store. For example, have your child write out the shopping list. Upon arrival, ask him to comb the aisles for the groceries. Finally, have him count out the money needed to purchase the items. Your little one will have utilized math, reading, writing and critical thinking skills in one short visit to the grocery store.
You can also incorporate learning into everyday fun and games. Here are a few twists on some old favorites:
Tic-Tac-Toe: We all know how to play tic-tac-toe! Incorporate learning by having your child answer a math fact and when he or she does so correctly, have them place an X or an O on the board! Play until you get 3 in a row!
Hangman: Play hangman using the spelling words your child learned during the school year.
Hop Scotch: Make a “hop scotch” board outside using side walk chalk. Write an action phrase in each block (i.e. quack like a duck, hop like a bunny). This fun game gets your child moving and reading at the same time!
WAR: You can use any math fact cards. Give each player a pile of cards until all the cards are handed out. Each player draws a card and answers the math fact. The player with the highest answer gets all the cards. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins!
Other non-structured learning activities include video and computer games that require reading and critical thinking skills. Another idea is the start a book club for your child and his friends. It's a great way to keep him excited about reading over the summer! Cultural and historical learning can easily take place during a trip to a local museum, zoo or historical site.
A mix of structured review along with fun interactive learning is the best recipe for summer learning success!
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