• email: info@KidsWithAnEdge.com | (360) 209-3135 
    Located in North Seattle
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    The Customized Edge

     

    The Customized Edge is designed to meet the specific needs of an individual or a small group. We serve Preschoolers through High Schoolers. We offer the flexibility of private tutoring in Math and Reading. We offer private tutoring and group tutoring that may be ideal for siblings or homeschool groups.

    We are experienced with the highly gifted (HCC) curriculum and also with the significance of an IEP for children with learning challenges.

    With The Customized Edge, we can take the exact curriculum you want your child to study. The Customized Edge is designed to help your child:

    • Study in advance in order to ensure a good grasp of the fundamentals and get good grades in school or to prepare for a placement exam. Please see our Philosophy Behind the Edge page for the many benefits of studying in advance.
    • Keep up with what they are currently studying/homework.
    • Go back and systematically strengthen their fundamentals.
    • Keep up the good work and prevent a loss of skills during the long Summer break from school.

    We currently specialize in Math Tutoring, Reading Tutoring and Early Learning, but are always expanding. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries.

    Math Tutoring

    Customized Curriculum Sessions

    We can specifically design a curriculum for you – in effect, we will be creating a class just to meet your specific goals. We will use appropriate resources to create a systematic class curriculum. These sessions are available throughout the year and are especially great to take advantage of during the summer. Customized curriculum sessions are designed for:

    • Preparing in advance for what is coming,
    • Going back and filling in the gaps
    • Keeping up the good work through practicing skills during the long Summer break from school

    We deliver interactive instruction combined with plenty of practice to enhance mastery and retention of the skills.

    • Elementary School
    • Middle School
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    • Trigonometry

    Customized Homework Help Sessions

    These sessions are designed to help a child during the school year. They are designed to provide homework help and interactive instruction for the material the student is currently studying, using the student’s own school’s material.

    • Elementary School
    • Middle School

    Reading Tutoring

    We can help your child discover the joy of reading. We have an excellent curriculum to help your child master phonics and decode words with common blends, digraphs and inflected endings. We will also familiarize them with sight words common to their grade level. In addition, we can also work on reading comprehension skills.

    Early Learning for Ages 4-6

    We employ a unique and powerful program for early learning where in just one year, a child is able to progress from an introduction to the alphabet, all the way upto reading at the first grade level. They learn “handwriting without tears.” And starting with learning their numbers they progress to understanding basic fractions and telling time.

    • Reading
    • Handwriting
    • Math

    Methodology

    We teach in a very interactive style, keeping the child engaged and motivated. We believe in building a firm foundation and good habits. We believe in involving a child in the process of arriving at an answer. This way, the child owns the methodology and understands the “why?” We also like to teach the children “how?” to present their work on paper systematically in order to help them in organize their thoughts and minimize careless errors. Please visit our Philosophy Behind the Edge for more details.

    We not only believe in preparing the child academically, but also feel it is essential to build a child’s confidence through positive feedback and encouragement.

    Curriculum Aligns with School District

    When possible, we like to use the same math workbooks as used by the child’s school.

    We are able to use the curriculum of your choice, based on your individual goals.

    Progress Reports and Guidance

    We believe that parental support is a key component in a child’s success and we like to keep you updated on your child’s progress and share with you any recommendations to further help your child succeed. We are there to help you meet your goals for your child.

    Motivational Rewards

    We keep the children motivated with stickers, stamps, and certificates. Parents are welcome to participate in this as well. By using a combination rewards system between the tutor and the parents, the children feel even more motivated and it automatically increases parental involvement. Simple rewards like “If you get 5 stamps, you get to choose a board game to play with your dad,” are effective and a way for everyone to stay connected and make the entire process more fun.

    Free Consultation

    We would like to understand your goals for your child and their needs so we can best serve you.

    No Assessment Fee

    We do not charge an assessment fee. We base our starting point off of our conversation with you and any feedback you can provide us from school teachers. The more information you can provide us, the better. We get started based on your information and goals for your child and are able to automatically assess the child as we work with them during the tutoring sessions.

    Children don’t always perform to their ability level during a formal assessment. We don’t like to make decisions based on answers on a sheet of paper. During the sessions, the tutor is able to work with your child and pinpoint the reason why they are having trouble with a particular type of problem and dynamically alter the curriculum to your child’s exact needs. We feel it is imperative to understand the child’s actual thought process in order to accurately assess their needs.

    Satisfaction Guarantee

    We would like you to feel good about trying The Customized Edge. Your satisfaction is of primary importance.

    Never hesitate to let us know how we can serve you better.

    If your child is new to The Customized Edge, we would like to offer you a satisfaction guarantee. If you are not perfectly satisfied after your first 4 sessions of 1:1 tutoring, we will prorate your tuition for the 4 sessions and refund you the remaining balance on your initial payment.

    Since we reserve special spots for our students, and need to plan our schedules accordingly, we are only able to offer a refund after the 4th session and prior to the 5th session.

    Customized 1:1 Private Tutoring

    We can use the curriculum of your choice or provide you with our own curriculum based on common core requirements. We can also provide your child with practice homework.

    Please inquire about special rates for siblings.

    1:1 Tuition per child
    Packages 1 hour/week 2 hours/week 3 hours/week
    Tuition Per Month*

    New Student Summer Special (Math, Reading, Early Learning)

     

    $199

    $399 Call us

    *4 weeks/month

    The New Student Special is applicable to your first tuition payment only.

    In order to provide your child with the opportunity to show improvement, we strongly encourage an initial commitment of two months for the 1 hour/week sessions.

    Beyond our Satisfaction Guarantee, all tuition payments are non-refundable.

    Financial Assistance May be Available on a Need Basis.

    Customized Online 1:1 Tutoring

    If you cannot make it to the center, online tutoring may be a viable option. Please contact us for details at info@KidsWithAnEdge.com.

    Customized 2:1 Personal Tutoring for Carpools/Siblings

    We know that sometimes parents may need to carpool with another parent due to location or scheduling and children may not have the patience to spend 2 hours at a stretch at the center.  Or, it may suit a parent’s schedule to have two siblings in a session at the same time.

    In order to accommodate this unique situation, we offer 1.5 hour sessions.

    The format of the sessions depends on the children’s needs. Sometimes they may need to be individualized 45-minute sessions.  At other times the tutor can easily answer one child’s questions as the other child practices and vice versa. It is important that each child receive personalized attention focused on their individual goals and subject of study.

    We recommend that the children bring a book or other method to remain busy while they wait for their part of the session, depending on the format of the session.

    If you would like, we can assign homework.

    2:1 Tuition per child
    Packages 1.5 hours/week 3 hours/week 4.5 hours/week
    Tuition Per Month*

    New Student Special (Math,Reading,Early Learning)

     

    $149

    $299 Call us

    *4 weeks/month

    The New Student Special is applicable to your first tuition payment only.

    In order to provide your child with the opportunity to show improvement, we strongly encourage an initial commitment of two months for the 1.5 hours/week sessions.

    Due to the involvement of multiple students, these sessions cannot be cancelled and rescheduled unless the children are siblings living in the same household and proper notice is provided.

    All tuition payments are non-refundable.

    Financial Assistance May be Available on a Need Basis.

    Customized Small Group Tutoring/Homeschoolers

    Children enjoy and are motivated in the company of other children. They learn even more from each other’s questions and insights!

    You are welcome to form a small group of students studying the same subject and propose a class.

    Tuition per child per month*
    Number of Students 1 hour/week 2 hours/Week 3 hours/week
    3 to 4 $129 $239 Call Us
    5 to 6 $99 $179 Call Us

    *4 weeks/month

    In order to provide your child with the opportunity to show improvement, we request an initial commitment of two months for the 1 hour/week sessions.

    Due to the number of students involved, we cannot offer makeup classes. But we can definitely provide you with any materials that your child missed.

    All tuition payments are non-refundable.

    No Registration Fee and No Upfront Supply Fee

    No registration fees or upfront supplies fees. The cost of supplies will just be based on the actual cost of the curriculum/materials we mutually decide to use for your child.

    Any specially purchased supplies cannot be refunded.

    Cancellation Policy

    Due to the complicated logistics when multiple students are involved, group sessions of 2 or more may not be cancelled by students. The only exception may be if all the students in the group are siblings residing in the same household.

    For 1:1 sessions or “family” sessions, please let us know of any vacation plans at the time of making your monthly payment and we can extend your month accordingly.

    For all applicable sessions, we ask for a minimum 24-hour notice of cancellation.

    All cancelled sessions need to be made up within 2 weeks of cancellation.

    Center Closure for Holidays

    Kids With An Edge will be closed for certain holidays and breaks in accordance with the Seattle Public School’s schedule. All tuition payments will be adjusted accordingly.