Online tutoring services

Everyone prefers in person tutoring over online. But in past three years we have started to do online sessions. Why? Usually to squeeze in a session when commuting won't fit with the tutor or student's schedule. Or sometimes it's because it can be more cost effective. Right now king county department of health is asking folks to stay 6' or more away from one another if it is to exceed just a brief encounter. So we're doing a lot of online tutoring now. But we're flexible, and often do both in p...
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Homeschooling Resources

During this difficult time, parents and childcare providers may be seeking resources to help with homeschooling or tutoring their children. We tend to tutor math, physics, biology and chemistry so I will focus on those subjects: Khan Academy The math and science courses are personalized by your skill level and with skill assessments. The videos are great resources because you can pause and review any material that didn't make sense the first time. You can always slow playback speed if the in...
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March covid-19 update

We are still providing tutoring services for students in the Seattle area while schools are suspended. This is most frequently done as online tutoring. A couple of talented tutors still have availability to support your family and child's education during this challenging time. This includes creating curriculum that will sync with their current courses. Some of the tutors have repeatedly tutored courses such as algebra 1, algebra 2, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus and physics. Most commonly...
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Cost of Tutoring

How much does tutoring cost? Usually between $50 to $70/hr. Rates are based on travel time for tutors and subject. What can I do to get the best rate? Come to a place of convenience for the tutor. For example, if a tutor is already meeting a student from 330pm to 430pm at a cafe, you could follow from 430pm to 530pm to get a low rate. Or try online tutoring. Most times the rate is under $50 and families are surprised how helpful it can be. Some families will have one in person s...
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Seattle School Closures

Seattle Snow Day
A snow day essay contest The Seattle School Closures from last winter's snow storm had families reeling. How do we keep our kids busy? Since kids love school closures so much and parents want their kids minds to stay sharp, we thought: Why not have a short essay contest for kids? So here it is: In 200 words or less, What makes snow days special for you? Eligibility: Students within City of Seattle grades 6-12. Deadline: February 29, 2020 Feel free to include a drawing or pict...
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The Best Math Tutor:

The best tutor
3 Things to look for in a tutor: Patience: Oftentimes tutors know the subject a little too well for their own good. Maybe they speak too fast. Maybe they assume the student has further understanding then they really have.Empathy: Nobody knows exactly how a student thinks or what the shortcoming may be in all scenarios. But if a tutor can step back and think about the problem as the student might--they're on the right track. Consider what they do know...may a sport they play. Then incorp...
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A new year

As we enter the 2019/2020 school year we remind parents: The sooner you can reach out to us the better. We're always here for you whether it be a tough physics assignment or a taxing Romeo and Juliet essay. Our tutors can book up quickly but regardless of the timing, don't hesitate to shoot us a text. Often times we are able to squeeze in a last minute session, in person or online with one of our Seattle tutors, so shoot us a 206-999-0666.
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Snow day make ups

Parents of students in Seattle Public Schools are reeling from 5 days of missed school...and now the question is: When will we make up the days? Seattle Public Schools has decided to tack on 5 days to the end of the regular school year, making June 27th the final day. But for seniors, their graduation will not change, therefore their final day will be June 23rd. More info here.
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A New Semester

As we start a new semester, folks often ask for help. Many of the tutors get a full schedule quickly, so it's best to get acquainted early in the semester, even if you schedule a session several weeks out. For last minute requests, there is one tutor, Annie, who has become adept at online tutoring. A number of students have found it very helpful to do a hybrid of in person and online tutoring. One bonus is the rates tend to be quite low for online tutoring, as the tutor doesn't have to consider ...
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How much sleep do kids need?

Top Seattle high schools
Thanks to recent research from UW, we now have a better idea about how high school start times affect students. Biology professor Horatio de la Iglesia and doctoral student Gideon Munster recently released a report documenting their findings. By starting school an hour later, students gained half an hour of sleep, according to the researchers. And more importantly, the this extra sleep translated into the teenagers' improvements in school performance and attendance. The researcher's publi...
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