Jun 18

How To Build Your Vocabulary For The SAT

A good vocabulary is essential to the Critical Reading portion of the SAT test. Both the sentence completion questions and the reading passages themselves are full of words many students have never seen before. So, how do you build an effective vocabulary? First, let’s start with what NOT to do. You cannot study a long list of frequently used words from past SAT Critical Reading tests for a few weeks before you take the exam and expect any meaningful result. The human mind was not built for soaking up and retaining information over that short a period of time. Instead, here are a few approaches that we use very effectively in our award-winning SAT prep tutoring programs: Learn a fundamental set of Latin and Greek word roots so that you can decode many of the words you have never seen before. The SAT test designers always find some obscure words …

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Dec 11

The New 3 R’s

OK, I’m taking a little poetic license to make a point. But in the United States, a ‘Rithmetic Revolution is Required (the new 3-R’s). We are in danger of having our entire way of life undermined by our poor performance in Science and Math Education. America, and especially California is the home of innovation, of high-technology, and of world leading entrepreneurship. Silicon Valley is our “poster child” for technical and innovation excellence. But, without a Revolution in Math and Science Education, we are in trouble. US Students recently finished 25th in math and 17th in science in the ranking of 31 countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. 25 years ago, the US led the world in high school and college graduation rates. Now we rank 20th and 16th respectively. These statistics are sobering. But are they important? You bet they are. Studies project that 60% of the …

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Nov 06

3 Hidden Reasons Students Struggle

When parents or students contact us for tutoring help, it is invariably because they are concerned about poor grades. Getting a student back on track and getting grades up must be the first priority. But, understanding why the student was struggling in the first place is critical to providing them with the tools to excel after our tutoring stops. But to provide the best help possible, we have to dig deeper and understand why the student is struggling. To be sure, some times the student is only struggling because of the difficulties of a particular course, or a challenging teacher. In our experience, this happens most frequently in math. Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus fundamentally change the rules for most students. They have to be able to deal with abstraction (variables, imaginary numbers, etc…), proofs and complex theorems, and they have to be able to visualize and develop spatial reasoning. Some …

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Oct 05

Study Shows The BEST Way To Learn

Two University of Chicago doctoral students completed research as part of their dissertations that compared the learning results of students who were instructed under a variety of conditions.  In short, they found that working with private, in-home tutors is BY FAR the most effective way to learn.   The study compared: Students in a typical classroom of roughly 30 students per teacher Small groups of students in a learning center Students that received private, one-on-one, in-home tutoring   Their research showed that mastery of a subject was found to occur in 20% of the students in a classroom setting, 70% in a group learning center setting, and 90% in the students who received private, one-on-one, in-home tutoring.  Perhaps the most striking findings were that the average privately tutored student performed two standard deviations better than the average student in a normal classroom.  This means that the AVERAGE student receiving private one-on-one tutoring …

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Apr 18

What are Some Advantages of Private Tutoring, Saugus, CA

Many parents today are turning to tutoring, Saugus, CA, in an effort to help their students improve in their academic performance. However, some of them are having a pretty difficult time deciding on whether to send their students to a tutoring facility or hire a private tutor who can teach them at home. In this post, we focus on the benefits of the latter. What are advantages of hiring a company that offers private tutoring, Saugus, CA? Here are some: Fewer distractions for students. This is self-explanatory, right? Having a private tutor provides an ideal environment for students to concentrate on the lesson at hand. This helps them to absorb the lessons more effectively and allows their mind to become more creative in dealing with the topics. In learning, concentration is key. You can choose a tutor. When students are sent to a tutoring facility, they are likely to be …

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Feb 28

Hiring a Spring Break Tutor, Santa Clarita, CA

The spring season is coming! For many, this is the best time to hang around with their loved ones and friends, enjoy outdoor, and try adventurous activities. However, many also consider the spring break as a great time to learn something new – and to bridge academic gaps – but in a new set up. Which one are you? If you are one of those who find the season as a great opportunity for your student to further improve academically, you are most likely to hire a spring break tutor, Santa Clarita, CA. But the question is, should you hire an in-home tutor? Or send your student to a tutoring center? Here are some compelling reasons to choose the former: Dedicated learning (customized) – As opposed to sending your student to a tutoring center, hiring an in-home spring break tutor, Santa Clarita, CA, provides a more dedicated or more customized …

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Dec 17

How tutoring in Stevenson Ranch, CA, can help children with dyslexia

If your child has dyslexia, a specific learning disability in reading, chances are that he’ll need to get specialized reading instruction as part of his education. While not all academic institutions offer such a learning program, your child can still get it in a private tutoring set-up. Hiring a private tutor for a child with dyslexia has a number of benefits, including the following: A customized learning program. One of the reasons why a private tutoring, Stevenson Ranch, CA is effective is that the program can be customized specifically for a particular student. A child that has dyslexia can enroll in a learning disabilities tutoring program (such as the one offered at Club Z), wherein a dyslexia tutor has specific set of learning instructions that has been proven effective for children with this condition. Equipped with the necessary tools design for persons with dyslexia. As mentioned, the learning materials used …

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Oct 25

Undeniable benefits of private tutoring, Stevenson Ranch, CA

A lot of parents are turning to tutoring, Stevenson Ranch, CA today in an effort to help their children improve in their scholastic performance. However, there are a number of them who are having a pretty hard time deciding on whether to send their children to a tutoring facility or hire a private tutor who can teach their children at home. In this post, we focus on the benefit of the latter. What are advantages of hiring for a private tutoring, Stevenson Ranch, CA? Here are some: Fewer distractions. This is self-explanatory, right? Having a private tutor provides an ideal space for students to concentrate on the lesson at hand. It helps them to absorb the discussion with their tutors more effectively and allows their mind to become more creative in dealing with the topics.. Can choose a tutor. When students are sent to a tutoring facility, they are likely …

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Jun 25

SAT and ACT prep, Santa Clarita, CA

They say that one of the best gifts parents can give to their children is good education. That is true in so many ways. For one, a good education is their ticket to a brighter future; for another, it is the best defense against illiteracy. Thus, parents must do all they can for their children to achieve not just better but higher level of education – i.e. college education. So, you want send your children to college? One of things that your children can do to be better prepared for college admission is to undergo some preparation, and SAT and ACT Prep, Santa Clarita, CA can be a great help. Though SAT and ACT are not required in all of the colleges and universities in the US, they are still proven to be helpful for your children’s education. And to get higher chances of passing these exams, preparation is a …

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Apr 25

Summer School Tutoring, Santa Clarita, CA

Have you considered hiring a tutor for your child lately but still not sure if doing so is worth it? Well, here’s the thing – every thing that you do, such as hiring a tutor, to help for the enhancement of your child academic aptitude is worth it; you just need to make sure that you hire one that offers top quality tutoring program. Our summer school tutoring Santa Clarita, CA can be a great help for your child. Here are some benefits that might convince you to hire a tutor at Santa Clarita In-Home Tutoring It helps your child… Improve academic skills While summer is a good time for fun outdoor activities and vacationing, it is also an ideal time for academic skills improvement. Hiring for a summer school tutoring Santa Clarita, CA can help enhance your child’s academic aptitude; in-home tutoring services today are quite comprehensive and designed to meet …

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Mar 29

Making spring break tutoring more interesting for your child

They say tutoring children is more effective when they are interested in the subject. The question is, how you make the tutoring session interesting? As a provider of in-home spring break tutoring Santa Clarita, CA for years, Club Z was able to identify strategies to make the tutoring session more engaging to children. Some of these are the following: Make it fun and enjoyable How can you make it fun and enjoyable? There are plenty of ways. Here at Club Z, one way to do it is to introduce a strategy that is, shall we say, unconventional; something that your child does not usually experience in a classroom setting. It could be in a certain learning process that has ‘game’ elements in it. Another is through recognition. A good tutor should never fail to recognize accomplishments. For instance, when a child was able to answer 10 math problems in a …

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Feb 23

Signs your child needs a math tutor, Santa Clarita, CA

One of the most difficult subjects is Math, right? But that does not mean your kids can’t hurdle (if not ace) it. The truth is, it is not always about the level of difficulty of the lesson but the right strategy to be able to hurdle the challenge that this subject brings. Having the right strategy can greatly help your student not just learn the subject but appreciate the learning process. If you are located in Southern California, hiring a math tutor in Santa Clarita, CA can help you help your child learn the subject effectively. Tutoring service providers in the area have a custom Math learning strategy – a tutoring technique tailored to your child’s unique needs. If you are still undecided on whether to hire a math tutor for your child or not, here are some signs that indeed he/she needs one: Math grades are on steady downward …

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Jan 17

How math tutoring in Castaic, CA can be beneficial to students?

One of the subjects in school that many students find difficult to master is Mathematics. If you find your child as one that needs improvement in this area, hiring a math tutor can be a great option to take as part of your plan of action. These are some specific benefits of sending your child to a math tutoring session, including the following: An opportunity to review past topics. They say you cannot effectively learn new topics without mastering their fundamentals, and that is true. In fact, this principle is one of the reasons why ‘spiral learning’ exists. With math tutoring in Castaic, CA, you child will have an opportunity to master the topics they have tackled in the past, which can help to effectively learn the higher topics to come as your child continues to climb the education ladder. Develop new skills on effective learning. Highly qualified tutors, with …

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Nov 28

High school tutoring Saugus CA

When your kids enter the secondary education, they are not only facing more subjects to study, but the lesson gets tougher as well. This fact might compel you to hire an academic institution that offers high school tutoring, most especially if your kids’ previous grades are not that high. It is beneficial for them to come well prepared as they enter the new stage of their learning. If you are looking for in-home tutoring service, your kids can take advantage of our high school tutoring Saugus CA. We have designed a comprehensive tutoring program for high school students – to help them become more ready for the high school. Here are some benefits of our in-home tutoring Students have the opportunity for a thorough review – They can have the opportunity to review some items discussed in school that need clarifications, ensuring key lessons covered. An in-home tutor can explain …

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