What We Offer

Reading K-5

Foundations of reading including:
  • Sight words
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Critical thinking skills

Writing K-5

  • How to effectively plan, organize, structure, evaluate, and revise writing
  • Effective self-assessment editing and revision process
  • Expository, speculative, explanatory, persuasive/argumentative writing
  • Journal writing
  • Use of state holistic rubrics
  • Journal writing
  • Mechanics and usage
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Research strategies

 Mathematics K-8

  • Strategies for understanding mathematics, not just memorization of facts
  • Problem solving skills
  • How to attack word problems
  • Critical thinking
  • Number sense
  • Understanding of time and money
  • Basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions)
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra

English / Language Arts 6-12

  • Expository, explanatory, persuasive/argumentative writing
  • Essay writing assistance
  • Sentence structure (elimination of fragments and run-on sentences)
  • Writing with VOICE
  • Paragraph development
  • Vocabulary development
  • Research strategies
  • Reading comprehension, including:
    • Main idea and details
    • Making inferences
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Critical thinking and analytical skills

Elementary Study Skills

  • Study habits and time management
  • Organization
  • Test-taking strategies

Middle School All Subjects

  • Help setting both long term and short term goals
  • Study habits and time management
  • Organization
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Note-taking strategies

High School / College Prep
  • College application essays
  • College and scholarship applications
  • Transition assistance

Test Prep (SAT/SAT II/ACT)
  • Relief of stress
  • Focused, consistent study time
  • Customized lessons
  • Private or small group with friends options available
  • Practice tests
  • Test-taking strategies

Foreign Language
  • Spanish
  • Italian

New Jersey Praxis Series

How We Will Get Started

  1. Interview with student and parents
  2. Pre-assessment to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement (in the areas of reading/writing/mathematics)
  3. Follow-up with student and parents to discuss results
  4. Communication with classroom teacher(s)