The Customized Edge - Tutoring

kidswithanedge

We provide tutoring in math, reading, science, test prep and computer coding. We tutor Preschoolers, Elementary age children, Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers. We offer private tutoring and group tutoring that may be ideal for siblings/homeschool groups.

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

With The Customized Edge, we can take/create the exact curriculum needed to meet your goals for your child.

We are always expanding. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries.

Our goal is to help your child build a strong foundation and confidence, while enjoying the journey!

Something for Everyone

Help your Child:

  • Fill in Gaps
  • Keep Up in School
  • Get Ahead
  • Prevent the “Summer Slide”
  • Build Confidence
  • Enjoy Learning

Ages:

  • Preschool
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School

Subjects:

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Test Prep
  • Computer Coding
  • Various curriculums – Gen Ed / Honors / Gifted / HCC

Our Advantage:

  • Any Curriculum
  • Highly Interactive Format
  • Customized Approach
  • Keep Parents Informed
  • Consistent, Caring, Qualified Instructor

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 skills.

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Algebra 1, 2
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Statistics

Science Tutoring

We offer help with:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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.

Test Prep

Test Prep is as much about strategy as it is about content. We will customize an approach just for your child!

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

Our style of teaching is highly interactive, keeping your child engaged and motivated. We believe in building a firm foundation and good habits. We involve your child in the process of arriving at an answer. This way, they own the methodology and understand the “why?” We will also teach your child “how?” to systematically present their work on paper 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 your child academically, but also feel it is essential to build their confidence through positive feedback, encouragement and fun games.

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 your child’s school so that your 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. If needed, we are also available to communicate with your child’s teacher.

Progress Reports and Guidance

We believe that parental support is a key component in a child’s success. 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 positive feedback, stickers, and small treats. 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 an effective 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 your child 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. 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 tutoring sessions.

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

Above and Beyond…

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

Session Format

Each session is 50 minutes. We do not require long term commitments. You decide on a suitable schedule and only pay for four sessions at a time.

Your child will have a consistent instructor who will be able to really understand your child’s unique learning style and help them to grow from session to session. Our instructors genuinely care for and believe in your child. So many parents have told us that their child sees their instructor as a mentor and a role model.

Drop-in centers may seem convenient, but having a different tutor for each session can actually be inefficient and even confusing for your child.

Our sessions are highly interactive and effective – no sitting quietly answering worksheets. Kids can do that at home…

We know that your child:

  • needs a systematic approach where new concepts are introduced as an extension of what they already know.
  • needs customized curriculum to fill in any gaps
  • needs to not only be able to arrive at the correct answer but also needs us to make sure their thought processes/methodologies are “correct”/the most efficient.
  • needs to feel like they can ask any question they want at any time.
  • needs to learn how to show their work on paper to avoid “careless” errors.
  • needs carefully crafted homework that uses their time effectively.
  • needs appropriate repetition for previous concepts.
  • needs consistency with an instructor who truly cares and believes in them.
  • needs their parents, teachers and instructor to work as a team to help them reach their full potential. We can coordinate with a child’s teacher and we make sure to keep parents informed on how they can support their child at home.
  • needs to feel confident every step of the way and to enjoy the journey!
Anu tutored my daughter in math when she was in 6th grade. We signed her up for a free after school math club for 7th grade. Halfway through, my daughter asked me if she could go back to Anu for extra support. My daughter is not one to ask for extra school work, especially in math. She was so excited to see Anu again and in her words, “1 hour with Ms. Anu feels like 15 minutes, she makes it so fun!

—Google Review: Renee Berry, Veterinarian

When my son started 1st grade this year, his teacher called us in for a conference regarding his reading skills. She was concerned that he was not reading at a first grade level and was behind his peers. We decided to look for a tutor and luckily we found Kids With An Edge and Ms. Anu. She is great at teaching and making the lessons fun. My son loves going to his tutor sessions and in just a couple of months his teacher informed us he was on track with the other kids.
Ms. Anu worked hand in hand with our son’s teacher to ensure her assessments were consistent with our son’s performance in the tutoring sessions. She even asked for the assessment criteria our son’s school utilizes. Ms. Anu continues to go above and beyond to make sure our son is progressing toward our goals for him. My husband and I can’t thank her enough for the expertise and passion she brings to each and every session. Thank you Ms. Anu!

—Google Review: Tracey Luong, Pharmacist

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