email: [email protected] | (360) 209-3135
9536 Densmore Ave N, Seattle WA
Located in North Seattle

The Customized Edge Tutoring

We provide math tutoring and reading tutoring. We tutor Preschoolers, Elementary age children and we tutor Middle Schoolers and High Schooler through Algebra 1. We offer private tutoring and group tutoring that may be ideal for siblings or homeschool groups.  Our goal is to help your child build a strong foundation and a strong sense of confidence, while enjoying the journey!

We have a broad range of experience including the highly gifted (HCC) curriculum.

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

  • Prepare in advance for what is coming.  This helps to build their confidence and set a strong foundation. Please see our Purpose Behind Kids With An 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 through practicing skills during the long Summer break from school.

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

Math Tutoring

We can specifically design a curriculum for your child or help your child with homework.

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

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Algebra 1

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. We will also familiarize them with sight words common to their grade level. We can work on reading comprehension, spelling and handwriting.

Early Learning for Ages 4 to First Grade

Please refer to our Early Learning page for details regarding our tutoring options and group classes in reading and 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 organize their thoughts and minimize careless errors. Please visit our Philosphy page 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.

A Strong Foundation Today… A Limitless Tomorrow!

Here you can see how a strong foundation allows even the youngest of children to quickly grasp advanced topics in math.

Truly understanding the number line allows a Kindergartener to do integer math!

Here, a kindergartener enjoys a multiplication game.

Curriculum Aligns with School District

When possible, we like to use the same workbooks/materials as used by the child’s school so the child is best prepared to meet their teacher’s expectations.

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 stars, 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.

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 tutoring. We want them to view tutoring as an asset to them and not as another place they have to perform.

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 your goals for your child and are able to automatically assess the child as we work with them during the tutoring sessions.

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.

Above and Beyond…

We not only dedicate ourselves during the session times with the student, but we go above and beyond. We use our personal time to prepare in advance for each session, keep parents informed via email and also take the time to communicate with the students’ teachers. We believe in fostering an integrated team environment to support each student and we work hard to make that happen.

Programs and Tuition

“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.”

Old Chinese Proverb