Tutoring - Admissions Preparation - Summer Writing Workshops - Summer Spotlight Tutoring
Summer is a great time for students to work on a variety of skills without the pressures of a packed schedule and homework. QWERTY offers several summer options for a wide variety of learners that are looking to accomplish one or more of the following: review/clarify difficult material, preview an upcoming class, improve school and study skills, acquire new skills and strategies for the upcoming year. Help prepare your student for success in the next school year by signing up for one of these great services!
QWERTY”s expert educators provide individualized tutoring services custom-tailored to the needs of each student. It is an excellent way to develop confidence, organization, motivation, and study skills in successful students as well as in struggling students. Learn more about our tutoring services.
QWERTY offers two focused services to help students that are applying to new schools. Our Lower Level ISEE Prep Service is a test preparation course for students preparing for the ISEE. This course is tailored to each student, including those that learn differently. Our College Essay Writing Service is designed to help students entering their senior year of high school get a jump start on the college essay writing process while not having the pressure of the regular school year. Learn more about our admissions preparation services.
Summer Writing Workshops
Rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are invited to join us for our Summer Writing Adventures. We will discuss and practice strategies to greatly improve your childʼs school writing and promote critical thinking skills.
What Summer Writing Workshops Can Accomplish
Summer Writing Workshops can help students learn how to write effective topic sentences and conclusions, as well as teach them how to organize writing and develop note-taking skills.
Summer Writing Workshops can help students learn to use transitions effectively and make compositions flow with sentence variety.
Summer Writing Workshops can expose students to new vocabulary words and help them apply them, teach students how to add sensory descriptions, and show techniques to make writing sparkle while enhancing expression and clarity.
Summer Writing Workshops can improve organization and give students techniques to enhance creativity and voice.
What to expect
- Individualized attention that focuses on improving and complementing students' strengths.
- Small group classes of 3-5 students each.
- Students will meet in a QWERTY classroom for 8 sixty-minute sessions.
- Meet some new friends, play games, and have some fun!
Fees for 8 sessions are:
- Early Session (Starting June 17th): $520 (paid in advance)
- Mid-Summer Session (Starting July 8th): $600 (paid in advance)
- Courses will meet for two weeks, Monday through Thursday.
Summer Spotlight Tutoring
Spotlight Tutoring is a summer tutoring program consisting of six meetings in June or July with one of our specialists that creates a “snapshot” of a student’s skills in a particular area. It is intended for students who are new to tutoring at QWERTY and is offered at a discounted rate (6 sessions billed at the cost of 5 sessions, i.e. $575) when compared with our normal summer tutoring services.
A family may arrange for one or more series customized to the individual at a savings over typical summer academic tutoring. The Spotlight Tutoring Series does not include formal, standardized testing and does not serve to provide a diagnosis for a learning disability.
What Summer Spotlight Tutoring Can Accomplish
Summer Spotlight Tutoring can help students and families discover where a student stands and how he or she can best proceed in a focused skill area.
Summer Spotlight Tutoring can help students and families determine points of discussion for parents and teachers in yearly Parent-Teacher Conferences.
What to Expect
- 6 meetings with one of our specialists, scheduled in advance
- A written summary report outlining tips and recommendations will be provided. The report includes highlights of observations and exercises that a parent and student can use as they approach new coursework and yearly Parent-Teacher Conferences.
- Fees for Spotlight Tutoring are $575, paid in advance.
Spotlight Tutoring Area Descriptions
Basic Reading Skills:
To become a fluent reader, a number of basic reading skills are necessary, including phonemic awareness, decoding skills, phonics knowledge, and word recognition. A breakdown in any one of these skills can affect reading ability. This series looks at which of these skills may be impeding reading fluency and provides strategies for improving those skills. Activities may include vowel pattern sorts, word wall creation, reading simple stories, and phonics instruction.
Designed to assess and increase reading comprehension, we incorporate a variety of approaches to improving reading comprehension for students of all grade levels. Activities may include reading passages, short stories, or books of student’s choice. Techniques employed may include building visualization skills, ways to expand vocabulary, annotations, understanding plot and character development, and summarizing.
Spelling and Mechanics:
We target low-level writing skills and determine areas of basic writing weakness. By evaluating patterns in spelling and mechanics errors, strategies and instruction will address specific weaknesses. Techniques may include phonics instruction, implementation of a word wall, sight word practice, and explicit, systematic instruction and practice of the mechanics and rules of grammar.
Writing Skills and Process:
Writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays can sometimes be challenging. This series is designed to show students that writing is a process and that the process of writing can be simpler with a systematic method incorporating a variety of approaches to the writing process. Techniques may include use of technology, graphic organizers, proofreading, and revision. This will be tailored for students of all ages.
Designed for students from K to pre-algebra, this series will be custom-tailored for the individual student’s needs, to improve understanding of math operations and concepts with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and order of operations. Activities may include use of manipulatives, practical or real-world applications, and games.