Once they start school, that is where our child spends the most significant portion of their day. Therefore, it is essential for their confidence that they feel successful in school. How they feel about themselves and their abilities when they start school will set the tone for the many years to come.
Based on many years of experience, we know that Kindergarten and First Grade are not only very formative for developing self confidence and a love of learning, but it is also when peers and the child themself begins to “label” their academic abilities. (I saw this happen very clearly with my own children.)
It is invaluable to have a child enter Kindergarten with confidence. It is equally important that they remain confident and build a strong foundation right from the start.
It can be a very tough transition for a child to go into a classroom of up to 30 kids and be expected to pick up entirely new concepts essentially on their own. Their teacher cannot logistically give them the attention they need and deserve at such a young age.
We want children to love learning, but for that, they need strong foundational tools… and that is what we specialize in – building a strong foundation while enjoying the journey. We want to team with you in helping your child become a kid with an edge. That is the most priceless gift they could ever receive and one that no one can ever take away from them.
Please be sure to read our “play, laugh, learn” philosophy behind early learning where we link you to the relevant research in this area and share a bit of our history and approach with you.
We do not use a curriculum out of a box, but carefully create a very effective program customized for your young learner. We employ a unique and powerful program for early learning where a child can quickly progress from an introduction to phonetics to actually reading. They learn “handwriting without tears.” And they progress from learning numbers to understanding addition, basic fractions and telling time.
We know kids are energetic and social creatures and our curriculum is designed in such a way that the children never feel pressured, but rather empowered, in a fun, nurturing and highly interactive small group environment. Kids often continue with same cohort and form lasting friendships!
Classes generally meet once week for 50 minutes. And as kids need repetition to retain new skills, we provide practice materials for your child to use at home. We meet with you after every session to share the exact techniques and terminology we used during the session. This allows us to effectively work together as a team to support your child throughout the week.
Your child has so much potential! We will provide them with the perfect environment in which to explore that potential.
We have experience working with children in the Spectrum, HCC and honors programs.
Please refer to the testimonials page to see what our parents are saying about our programs.
Please note that each child progresses at their own unique pace and in their own special way. The important thing is to provide them with the tools they need to build a strong foundation and to give them the confidence they need to explore whatever it is their heart desires!
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.
We keep the children motivated with stickers, stamps, and crowns. 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. Simple rewards like “If you get 5 stars, you get to choose a board game to play with your dad,” are an effective and fun way for everyone to stay connected.
We would like to understand your goals for your child and their needs so we can best serve you.
We do not charge an assessment fee.
Children feel unnecessarily pressured and don’t always perform to their ability level during a formal assessment. We feel it also sets the wrong tone for our sessions. We want them to view our sessions as an asset to them and not as another place they have to perform.
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 concept 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.
We base the starting point for our tutoring 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 your goals for your child and are able to dynamically assess your child as we work with them during the sessions.