Curriculum Tutoring

Philosophy

Our goal is to teach students how to learn independently so they no longer need tutoring.

The most important jobs an Ivy Ed curriculum tutor has are to identify your child’s strengths, encourage academic curiosity, and improve critical thinking skills. We customize all curriculum lessons for each student so that the student succeeds in the classroom and learns the academic skills that will take him or her through college. And, if there is a way to make a topic more fun, we will use it! Tutors only teach the subjects they love because our students catch their enthusiasm.

Because a tutor’s understanding of the way your child thinks naturally develops over time, students see the same tutor each week, and homework assignments are tailored to your child. Ivy Ed hires academic experts and then trains them to teach all types of students. Ivy Educational Services also has a proud track record of helping students with diagnosed learning challenges succeed in school.

Elementary

The elementary years provide the foundation for all subsequent learning. Sometimes a student needs help learning how to learn, how to study, or how to progress academically. Ivy Ed has tutors who specialize in teaching and motivating younger students.

Middle School

The academic workload and degree of difficulty increase dramatically as students move from elementary to middle school. Ivy Ed’s tutors are trained to help with this transition and to prepare students to be ready for high school level work. Study skills coaching is frequently an especially important component of tutoring middle school students. Often students have missing skills that hinder their academic progress. Our tutors can identify which skills are lacking and help build a strong foundation.

High School

Our curriculum tutoring for high school students is designed to provide enrichment and/or remedial help. Ivy Ed has tutors for every subject and level, through AP/IB. We can provide the academic safety net that even the most confident student needs once in a while. Our tutors’ enthusiasm for higher-level subjects motivates our students to explore beyond the established curriculum.

College

Ivy Ed has tutors who can teach many college subjects including tough subjects such as organic chemistry, differential equations, calculus, 400 level literature and history courses, and engineering. Former students have even been known to send in their first college writing assignment to make sure it is good enough to turn into the professor. Please ask!

English as a Second Language

ESL tutoring is available via Skype.

Enrichment Curriculum

Our tutors are amazing people who have some fascinating talents and pursuits. (Beekeeping, anyone?) If your child wants to travel into places schools do not go, here are just some of the enrichment subjects our tutors can cover: computer programming including database creation, web design, European military history, Shakespeare, songwriting, science fiction, environmental science and organic farming, documentary filmmaking, and engineering. Just ask!

Study Skills/Organizational Help

Homework projects causing fights in your house? Child’s procrastination making YOU anxious? Ivy Ed can help take the stress out of your house and restore your student’s confidence by teaching him or her study and organizational skills.

Private Study Skills/Organizational Help

Students who struggle with homework and projects frequently have to be taught the skills they need to be successful academically. All study skills strategies are customized for your child. Ivy Ed tutors have extensive experience with learning challenged and ADHD students. A Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) is also available, if necessary, for an additional charge.

Orton-Gillingham

We have LDTCs who have Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and Lindamood-Bell certifications available to help your child. Educational testing also available.

Technology Help

We offer help in learning how to use iPad apps and Internet tools for writing, reading, and brainstorming. Our tutors can teach your child to utilize his or her equipment effectively by learning about cloud-based tools and organization apps that can help him or her become more organized and engaged in school.

To aid in students tutoring, we have compiled a selection of useful resources.