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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in to the professor. Please ask!
English as a Second Language
ESL programs with homestays are available in New Jersey for individual students or for groups of students. ESL tutoring is also available via Skype.
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, song writing, 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.
We have LDTCs who have Orton Gillingham, Wilson, and Lindamood Bell certifications available to help your child. Educational testing also available.
We offer help in learning how to use iPad apps and Internet tools for writing, reading, and brainstorming. Our tutors are able to 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.
Summer Camps & Classes
For students who would like to feel comfortable with the format of the redesigned PSAT.
PSAT Seminar Dates
(for students, not parents):
Monday August 22, 9:30-12:30 in Fanwood
Wednesday August 24, 6-9pm in Bernardsville
Monday August 29, 1:30-4:30pm in Fanwood
Tuesday August 30, 9:30-12:30 in Bernardsville
Saturday Sept. 27, 1:30-4:30pm in Bernardsville
Sunday Sept 18, 4-7pm in Bernardsville
Test Prep – Summer Intensive
Two week intensive ACT class:
August 8-11, and 16, 16, 18
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Fanwood
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Bernardsville
Sim August 17 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Both offices
Calc workshop August 10 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fanwood
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Bernardsville
Two week intensive New SAT class:
August 15- 18, and 22, 23, 25
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Bernardsville
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Fanwood
Sim August 24 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Both Offices
Calc Workshop Aug 11 1-2 Bernardsville
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Fanwood
Test Prep – Lausanne, Switzerland
We have been invited back to Haut-Lac Bilingual International School to teach prep classes. If you are feeling adventurous, come take a class with Jacqui and Julian in a beautiful spot! Local travel and activities, and room and board, offered through www.haut-lac-camp.ch
How to Succeed in High School:
July 11-15 or Aug. 1-5, 9-12 Bville, 1-4 Fanwood
This is a study skills camp for students transitioning from middle school to high school and from underclassman to upper. We will prepare students to organize their time, notebooks, and homework; show them how to write a research paper and timed in-class essay; study for cumulative exams and read between the lines; reinforce HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills); and explore the computer and phone applications that help students succeed with all of it!
Middle School Writing:
July 18-21, 9-1 Bville 1-5 Fanwood
Research and analytic papers are intimidating the first time a student has to write one – but there is a specific structure and process that makes writing much easier. Come learn the secrets to writing a great paper. Students will also explore opinion pieces, newspaper articles, autobiography, and creative writing.
How to Code:
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