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Elementary School

Elementary School Tutoring

We have professional instructor-led courses in the following areas:

MATHEMATICS

During the elementary years, math is focused on building a solid foundation upon which children can grow in later years. This strong foundation is necessary to function effectively in society. Beginning in the early elementary years, math is seen as fundamental to a child’s overall success in academia later in life. It is to be viewed as a bridge to achievements to future achievements.

Not every child sees math as an easy subject, however. Many students struggling with basic fundamentals of math can lead to anxiety on the part of both student and parent. Students who struggle in math may find that they quickly fall behind the pace of the other students, further adding to their level of frustration. Tutoring can help.

If elementary math is causing you some problems, Math ETC elementary math tutoring can help. Each of our tutors is specially trained to help children grasp the essential fundamentals of math. Our program encourages your child to view math as an exciting part of life, and our tutors will help to build up the confidence level of your child. We often notice that our students begin to demonstrate a love for math that was never exhibited before, and this is certainly a positive development!

READING AND PHONICS

Your child might just be starting out on the path to reading and is already demonstrating signs of struggle, or you might just want to develop the skills that your son or daughter already possesses. Whatever the case might be, our individualized approach to reading is the perfect solution. Reading is fundamental to life and we want to help children master this skill on their own time and in their own way, at their own pace. Our goal is to help foster a lifelong passion for reading through a gentle and non-judgmental approach.

Reading
We help to build a strong foundation for reading that is grade appropriate and develops alongside your child. A Math ETC elementary reading tutor will help to build skills in the following areas:

  • Letter formation
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Sound recognition
  • Reading rate
  • Sight words
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Reading comprehension
  • Retaining details
  • Grasping the main idea

Spelling
It is important to master spelling skills in order to improve fluency in the areas of reading and writing. This also serves to enhance reading and vocabulary comprehension. Learning how to spell properly can help solidify the connection between sounds and their corresponding letters. Learning to identify sight words that appear frequently in the English language will help improve reading and writing skills. As such, we work to build skills in the following areas:

  • Syllabication
  • Plural words
  • Word endings
  • Compound words
  • Phonetic rules

Vocabulary
Individuals who possess a strong vocabulary base become better readers and writers. Children who learn to read effectively will not struggle when unfamiliar words are encountered. Effective writers will be able to express their feelings and desires more eloquently. We build skills in the following areas:

  • Homonyms
  • Multiple word meanings
  • Contextual understanding
  • Word meaning
  • Word recognition

Phonics
Simply put, phonics refers to the special relationship that exits between letters and sounds. This is a fundamental building block that leads to better reading and spelling ability. When a child can understand word and letter combinations based on sound, he or she can then begin to decode the meaning of words. Math ETC elementary tutoring will help students build skills in the following areas:

  • Letter recognition
  • Blends
  • Diphthongs
  • Digraphs
  • Vowels
  • Consonants

WRITING

An essential skill that all children need to participate in is writing. It’s important that they develop a foundation in writing so that it’s easy for the student to effectively communicate his or her own ideas. Watching your child struggle to communicate through writing isn’t easy. Call us for help.

Math ETC is here to assist frustrated students that have difficulties building important writing skills, such as forming sentences and paragraphs, composing narratives, and forming concise descriptions. Our tutors teach the basics and emphasize the importance of conveying ideas effectively while following proper spelling, punctuation, and capitalization rules.

Skills offered in our writing tutoring program focus on the following:

  • Proper word capitalization
  • Punctuation usage
  • Grammar rules
  • Writing full, correct sentences
  • Paragraph construction

Getting started in our writing tutoring program
Our specialized tutoring programs help children build basic writing skills, or you may want a tutor to help build from the skills they have already learned. Each student is provided with an individualized solution to help them become a strong writer through our program. Strengths and weaknesses are assessed through an initial academic evaluation so that we can tailor the ideal program to your child’s needs. The pace of learning will cater to their most ideal learning situation to ensure full understanding. Our goal is to guide your student to use writing as a way to organize thoughts, and to also have the ability to write his or her own ideas down on paper. As they develop their skills, they are going to gain more confidence and ultimately improve their grades in school.

STUDY SKILLS

Success in school starts with the development of strong study skills at an early age. Children that are struggling often lack the tools to collect and organize important information. Building study skills in elementary students is essential to working effectively throughout their entire school career. It has been shown to ease the stress of students when they feel that they have control of their own success.

Most children do not find that study skills come naturally, so it must be taught. Our tutors educate students on ways to take good notes, manage time, and develop the habits for success in school. Study skills are actually useful beyond school years so it’s vital that this tool is learned and mastered by all students.

Skills we offer to students in the study skills tutoring program include:

  • Use of the dictionary and other reference guides
  • Time management and organization
  • Creating outlines

Getting started in the study skills tutoring program
Pay attention to your child’s grades and recognize the signs that your child is struggling with homework or can’t seem to keep up with the class. Improve their school experience by enrolling your student in our individualized tutoring program so that they can develop strong study habits. After an academic evaluation, we can create an effective tutoring program based on their individual strengths and weaknesses. Your child will learn to manage their assignments and prepare for upcoming quizzes and tests to improve their grades and confidence.

Assessments

  • At Math ETC we are data-driven. All incoming students are required to take an assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses. The results are shared with parents in a conference and then used to construct a streamlined lesson plan for the tutorial sessions.
  • Assessments can be administered up to 2 times each school year, including the initial assessment.

Scheduling

  • Sessions are scheduled in 12, 18, or 24-hour packages per quarter (3 months). Parents can choose a month-to-month plan which will be assessed at a higher rate.
  • 2 The initial schedule agreed upon between Math ETC and the parent will be posted on the Parent Portal prior to class start.

Rescheduling

Reporting

  • Communication regarding the status and progress of students will be reported via student notes and emailed to the parents within 24 hours of students completing their session.
  • Detailed Progress Reports that give an overview of student’s growth and performance compared to the initial benchmarks will be provided every quarter by email.
  • To better serve all clients of Math ETC, instructors and staff are unable to speak with parents after every session as this would impede assistance to other clients. Parents are welcome to request a conference via their Parent Portal.
  • Any concerns must be discussed first with the Center Director by sending an email to [email protected] If an issue cannot be resolved in this manner, a phone call or meeting may be requested.

Communication

  • Communication regarding the status and progress of students will be reported via student notes and emailed to the parents within 24 hours of students completing their session.
  • Detailed Progress Reports that give an overview of student’s growth and performance compared to the initial benchmarks will be provided every quarter by email.
  • To better serve all clients of Math ETC, instructors and staff are unable to speak with parents after every session as this would impede assistance to other clients. Parents are welcome to request a conference via their Parent Portal.
  • Any concerns must be discussed first with the Center Director by sending an email to [email protected] If an issue cannot be resolved in this manner, a phone call or meeting may be requested.

Late Pick Up Policy

  • All correspondence between parents and Math ETC Learning Center must be written for documentation and sent to [email protected] for prompt response. Verbal agreements, be it by phone or in person, that prompt a future course of action must be transcribed and emailed to all parties involved to consider it binding. Schedules, invoices, and financial statements will be communicated to parents and students via the Parent Portal.

Conflicts

  • For the safety of the child, every child who is not picked up within 15 min of their session ending will be checked into aftercare per childcare regulations. Parents will be billed $10 per hour when the childcare center is open and $1 per minute after 6:30 pm when the center is closed.
  • When a child is not picked up within 15 minutes of the center closing at 7:30pm, the closing supervisor will call the parents and all emergency contacts on file. If a parent is reached, the parent will be required to sign the Late Pick Up form and pay the late fee in cash or card.
  • If a parent cannot be reached within 30 min of the center closing, the supervisor will call the Center Director who will try to reach the parents before calling the Department of Social Services and/or local authorities for further assistance.

Payments

  • All tutorial sessions must be prepaid. We offer the following payment plans: Monthly – 100% of the monthly tuition due on the 1st of the month. Bi-Monthly – 50% of the monthly tuition due on the 1st and 50% due on the 15th of the month Installments (1/2/3) – this option is only available for test prep clients and annual packages.
  • 2 All payments are to be made online by ACH and can be viewed and managed through the Parent Portal.