Offerings for Summer 2013
One-to-one tutoring for students ranging in age
from pre-school through high school.
are designed to build mastery and success as the student progresses
through the content. Throughout our courses we help our
students reach fluent performance levels, assuring that they will be
able to retain the material they learn—and have the confidence to
undertake new challenges.
We use research-based, highly
successful curriculum materials in every instructional area.
We also offer a number of
group programs in the summer.
If your child is not currently at or
above grade level in reading, summer is the ideal time to make up
lost ground. Children who are not fluent readers are at risk
for serious difficulties in school. Our reading program offers
the most successful combination of phonics and fluency that is
presently available. Frequently children are performing far
below their potential. We can help those children return to
their own grade level through our intensive phonics-based
instruction. We use the Teach Your Children To Read Well
series and supplement with Jean Tucker and Elizabeth Haughton's
wonderful exercises in Essential Word Knowledge Skills to
build phonemic awareness and facility with sounds and sounding out.
Our program is successful with all
students! We help advanced students move still further ahead,
providing individualized challenges that give them the additional
mastery they want for AP History courses, SAT Reading Comprehension,
and other advanced reading challenges.
Once students are able to read
fluently there are additional levels of comprehension that must be
attained. We offer a variety of group and individual reading
comprehension courses. Individual comprehension courses are
geared to student’s current reading performance level and will build
better understanding and inferential reasoning skills for
understanding a variety of different types of reading materials.
All recent research demonstrates that fluent reading of sounds,
words and stories is critical to success in school.
Comprehension rests upon fluent decoding of the material being read
and goes further to help a student understand both the details and
the important elements of text.
Many of the local schools are using
an approach to math that helps students understand the concepts and
become skilled at problem solving. However, relatively few
South Shore school districts are currently providing support and
practice in basic computation skills. We believe both elements
are important for developing confidence and success in math.
Therefore we assure mastery by using Precision Teaching to build
mastery of all of the math computation components. We build
each skill to the highest level of performance and then graduate
students to work on word problems, pre-algebra, or other relevant
Advanced Math and Sciences
We offer intensive support for
building advanced math and science skills on an individual basis
throughout the summer.