In-person tutorials have returned.
( Zoom is avail in certain situations BUT in person is preferred. )
Take a deep breath!
The end is in sight...with Covid-19 vaccines here, we may soon see all of the students back in their actual classrooms! However, until that time, if you are looking for excellent help based on 25+ years of experience, Park Slope Tutorial Services will be a welcome addition to your approach to helping your children grow in their academic lives.
We give families the chance to call on experienced tutors (at very reasonable rates) for extra help (and sometimes relief!) from the stresses of balancing all aspects of family life. Consequently, this enables the children to maintain their highest levels of accomplishment in school all thru this VERY UNUSUAL period of life in Brooklyn or whatever boro' you live in!
These days, tho' the world of testing will be changed for all grades and schools even college entrance, getting help with the usual aspects of graded school work will ensure that students are able to learn and function at their best .
The love that a young student may have for math, foreign languages or writing can be so easily lost when the school environment won't, or can't, accommodate your child's hopes, dreams, learning styles and/or curiosity. Keeping bright students engaged and loving school, along with assisting students who run into an "academic wall" is our method of developing confidence and a love for learning that will last a lifetime.
It isn't difficult to find test prep in Park Slope - but prep classes are VERY different than tutorials. There are "big box" or "one size fits all" programs that charge hefty fees and use scripted programs...but our tutorials and test prep are completely geared toward your child.
A note for parents of NYC 4th and 5th graders :
*Changes have come to the admission process for MIDDLE SCHOOLS. A different approach will apply to at least this school year due to the "gap" in measures of academic achievement represented by grades or NY State exams.
I encourage you not to expect that your child will fall behind due to the deficits in remote learning programs, but, extra help, like tutoring, might be key to staying at a level of optimal potential - dare I use the well worn phrase "Personal Best?" That might sound somewhat trite but we have never before faced a situation like this one, where all levels students across the nation will feel challenged academically due to the unprecedented closures and/or changes to styles of education.
An investment made now will help your child maintain their academic development as well as their self-confidence.
My long time observation has been that children improve as learners, and as test takers, when their confidence levels increase. They learn more than testing strategies when working with PSTS because I believe that the best approach to academic excellence is thru a process of maintaining the very best reading/writing and math skill levels possible thru programs designed to meet their specific needs.
The children are encouraged to develop their ability to pay attention a reliable (and simple) process that is useful for math, science, humanities, ELA, foreign languages:
What is the task?
How do I respond? What is my plan?
Did my response address the task?
and so on...
"Extra, Extra! Read all about it!" Extra help and an extra push forward in a personalized way can make for an extra effective result.
Park Slope Tutorial Services is located in the Park Slope Section of Brooklyn
and is convenient to all public transportation.
Tutorials are currently available
Tuesday - Thursday after school
and Saturday or Sunday starting at 10am. (weekend availability varies...)