While we have fallen back into our routines of play dates, morning drop-offs and after school activities, reestablishing that nightly homework rhythm can be little tricky. Whether your scholars need a little brush up to catch up or they have a skill or passion you are hoping to nurture, sometimes it helps to enlist a pro. Here are five tutoring resources that are sure to get your little Einstein’s wheels turning.
Mathnasium, Various Locations
With programs from Pre-K to High School, Mathnasium’s fun approach to numbers will convert even the most math-phobic students. Specializing in those kids who think they “just don’t get math,” Mathnasium’s unique teaching techniques make learning new skills fun. With locations in Westwood, Burbank, Pasadena and more, you are sure to find a convenient center. Whether you have a tot struggling with the 123’s or preteen who seems ready for pre-calculus, they have the staff to make sure it all adds up.
Kumon Learning Center, Various Locations
Kumon offers early learner programs, for the littles, remedial programs, for the kids that need a little catch up, and enrichment programs. Kumon encourages self-lead, independent learning in both reading and math, a perfect fit for a munchkin who likes to work at his own pace. For kids who need a little repetition, this timed-drill centered learning method is a good fit. There are Kumon Centers all across the city.
Study Shop, Culver City
Music lessons, academic enrichment, and test prep, the Study Shop caters to kids from Kindergarten to High School. The staff here can assist with more than just homework help, placing an important emphasis on study habits, organization, and test strategies. If homework time is becoming unbearable, the folks at the Study Shop have the tools to make it manageable again by helping your distracted students with their focus and organization.
Pride Learning Center, Various Locations
Serving Los Angeles and Orange County, Pride Learning Center places an emphasis on reading comprehension and writing skills for kids as young as four. They specialize in helping nontraditional learners, including kids dealing with dyslexia or ADHD, get back on track in the classroom. If the traditional phonics classroom approach isn’t working for your kids, Pride’s one-on-one technique will help set them on the right path for a lifetime of reading success.
In Home Tutoring
If you think your little learner will do better one-on-one and appreciate the comfort of her own kitchen table, here are a few more resources to help you find the perfect fit:
Los Angeles Tutors-vetted, local, college educated tutors that are ready to help with any subject and any age group
Varsity Tutors-all Ivy Leaguers ready to help with test prep, subject-specific homework help or study skills
The Daily Bruin Classifieds-the UCLA paper’s classifieds, filled with eager undergrads and graduate students, hoping to help your little learner achieve academic success
— Kate Woodruff Felton