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Tutor Tots - Private (English & Math) - JK to Grade 5
Whether a child is struggling, just needs an extra push or wants to be challenged, a personalized, one-on-one learning experience can help children improve work and study habits, improve social and behavioural skills, learn to manage their own learning, improve grades, build confidence, increase their knowledge and understanding of core subject material, and fuel or renew their passion for learning.
Reading For students who are struggling to read, Tutor Tots is very proud of its results-driven programs. Tutor Tots incorporates different methods, such as the Orton-Gillingham, word family (chunking), blends/digraphs, vowel team, and Dolch sight word approaches to help students decode words. Once students learn to decode words, their confidence is boosted, and they become more excited about their educational journey. The programs also incorporate reading comprehension to assist students with understanding what they have read.
For many older students, the "reading" issues that we see are related to not being able to understand what they have just read. To address this, Tutor Tots creates programs that teaches students colour coding techniques, grammar and spelling practices, and proper sentence formulation. We will often assign novel studies too (depending on student's age and ability) to further augment their comprehension by teaching students how to navigate a novel and search for answers to comprehension questions.
Math Studies have shown that most students consider math to be the most difficult subject. The issue with math is that it takes a lot of patience and persistence. Math topics need to be reviewed and studied continually. Math is not about "brainpower" but is more about "staying power." It's about persisting with the topic until it is understood. Unfortunately, when it comes to understanding the math topics, often time will run out and the teacher will have moved on to another topic. Math is cumulative. It's like a stack of building blocks. You have to understand one topic in order to "build upon" the next. Studies show that students in middle school with C's in math have learned about half of what they need to know for high school.
At Tutor Tots we know the importance of the fundamentals required to be successful in math. While many teaching professionals do not agree with rote or memory work, at Tutor Tots we believe that this type of work has a place for most math students, especially with multiplication. A team of American and Japanese neuroscientists found that when young math students memorize the basics, their brains begin to reorganize to accommodate the much greater demands of more complex math. Their studies show that while it is a gradual process, rote memorization is a key step toward efficient mathematical reasoning. Of course, at Tutor Tots, we understand that this method does not work for all students, but our programs have shown us that, for most, students can begin to move away from counting fingers.
In addition, young students are often told that multiplication is simply repeated addition. This is a concept that students will soon find out does not always work. While multiplication of natural numbers gives the same results as repeated addition, Multiplication is Repeated Addition, or MIRA, does not work for fractions, irrational numbers, et cetera. You cannot multiply 5 kg by 2 g using repeated addition because you have to convert first.
At Tutor Tots we strive to ensure that students understand the key concepts, such as addition and subtraction with regrouping, multiplication, division, and word problems. We implement different strategies and provide students with many different resources to improve their math skills.
Fees: $35/hour Class Length: 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour (depending on age and needs of student) Type of Tutoring: Reading, writing, math, homework help, EQAO preparation, and test preparation for students from JK to Grade 5.
Tutor Plus - Math Tutoring - Private - Grade 6 to Grade 12
A great math tutor does more than provide just the facts and figures. He/she is able to help your child understand key concepts. In this way, your child will develop a better grasp of the fundamentals, helping your child learn and reducing the stress that is so often associated with comprehending and applying math at the middle school and high school levels.
Fees: $35/hour Class Length: 1 hour Type of Tutoring: Homework help, test preparation, and EQAO preparation (if applicable).
Tutor Plus - English Tutoring - Private - Grade 6 to Grade 9
Whether it's essay writing, poetry analysis, TED talks, interpreting Shakespeare or reading skills, for some children these areas of learning do not come naturally. That's why at Tutor Tots, classes are created specifically to meet your child's requirements with no interruptions or distractions from other students.
Fees: $35/hour Class Length: 1 hour Type of Tutoring: English (Grade 6 to Grade 9)
Tutor Plus - Science Tutoring - Private - Grade 9 to Grade 12
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