Elementary (Kindergarten through 8th grade)
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- General Science
High School (grades 9-12)
- Language Arts
- Algebra I & II
- Advanced Math
- College Algebra
- Earth Science
- Foreign Languages
Some college classes (call for availability)
General Tutoring Principles
Morris Tutoring provides individualized, targeted tutoring to supplement the instruction your child is receiving in the classroom. We do not plug students into an existing “program,” but design instruction to address each child’s specific needs. All good teachers “tune in” to their students, but in the one-on-one situation afforded by tutoring, we have the advantage (and luxury!) of giving our full attention to your child.
We believe in and use a holistic, team approach. With parental permission, we contact teachers and other school personnel. If permission is given, we contact each teacher listed (usually by email), introduce ourselves, and ask for input. Because the teachers see the students in the classroom setting, they may offer information that is hard to discover in one-on-one tutoring. On the other hand, we can offer them insight gained from evaluation and/or individual work with the student. We encourage teachers to stay in touch if there are specific concerns that we can address. We contact them again as needed for clarification of assignments or to confer about approaches that would be most effective in teaching the student.
Some students are more in need of help in organization and study skills than remediation in any particular subject. In these instances, the tutor serves as a trainer, helping the student learn to monitor and keep track of assignments and due dates, and teaching them how to prepare for tests. Tutors help students break assignments down when they are overwhelmed with long-term projects or the volume of homework they have. They encourage students to check the online resources available through their school, including monitoring grades and posted assignments.
It is essential that students feel that this is a safe place to learn. They must feel free to make mistakes and express frustration and at the same time, receive support to gain the confidence to keep on trying. The tutor must adapt his/her pace to that of the student, combining knowledge and creativity to present the material in a variety of ways. Of course, there are students who will need some pushing as well. A strong rapport between tutor and student will allow for the give-and-take necessary for proper pacing.
The ultimate goal is for the student to do very well without us!
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