It can be argued that reading is the most important subject in school. Without a strong foundation in reading, children will struggle in all aspects of school. Whether they are struggling to understand a mathematical problem, struggling with fluency and comprehension, or are simply looking for further enrichment from the books they read, Nourishing Minds Tutoring can help.
We will help your child understand the key concepts of developing language skills: phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, and fluency, but most importantly develop a love of books and desire to read.
We ensure that all of the learning standards are addressed from the Common Core State Standards on reading. We use only high quality, inspirational texts to motivate children and help them succeed.
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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
Writing is an area that often frustrates children. “I don’t know what to write. I don’t know where to start. How do I spell this word?” These are all common questions asked by children when faced with a writing task.
Nourishing Minds Tutoring uses a unique approach in its writing programs. The development of sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and the intended audience are all key components of the writing process. These will be developed using a range of high quality books to engage our learners and help teach the writing process across all the different genres required by the Common Core State Standards. Not only do children improve their ability to write, but they also develop critical thinking skills, and promote their reading skills at the same time.
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“The most important thing about writing is to read as much as you can. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.” – J.K. Rowling
Without a doubt, math can quickly become one of the most frustrating and depressing subjects for children, even for those who appear to be doing quite well. For many it has always been the belief that you are either good at math or you are not. Nourishing Minds Tutoring believes in reshaping these beliefs and building new attitudes to math. We will take existing frustrations and develop a confidence you once believed impossible. And believe it or not, the Common Core State Standards can help. The benefit to the Common Core is that it teaches various ways to understand math concepts and year after year the standards build on from each other. Herein lies the problem. If your child struggles with one concept the problem is compounded over and over again.
Nourishing Minds Tutoring is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and helps children understand the math that they are doing. It is simply not good enough to memorize a concept, this is why children struggle. Whenever possible, we will bring math learning alive by having children complete hands-on, practical, engaging tasks, rather than completing worksheet after worksheet.
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“If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.” – Paul Harvey
For better or worse, standardized testing is a major component of education, and unfortunately a very common stressor for children, parents, and teachers alike. Furthermore, basic test taking strategies are often never taught at school. The team at Nourishing Minds Tutoring has experience with virtually every type of standardized test there is.
Our tutors are experienced in the content and structure of the various exams and offer both small group, and personalized instruction programs to ensure that your son or daughter has the necessary skills to excel. Don’t let test stress hinder your child’s performance.
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Homework is quite often one of the biggest academic stressors in a household. Both children and parents become frustrated with the seemingly never-ending battles to get it done. Despite offering support and best efforts how many times have you heard, “You aren’t doing it right! My teacher doesn’t want it done that way!” Couple this with the fact that many parents haven’t experienced new teaching methodologies and you have a recipe for frustration, tantrums, tears, and fights. The simple act of hiring the right tutor and all the difficulties disappear. Children often do not see their parents as teachers and resist their desire to help. Nourishing Minds Tutoring offers a great solution and will work with your family to ensure that homework is completed.
We also go above and beyond and will work with your child’s class teacher (with your permission, of course) to ensure competency of concepts. If any of this sounds familiar, don’t hesitate.
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- Nourishing Minds Tutoring has made such a difference in my son's ability to confidently attack math and reading. He loves his tutor, and looks forward to sessions. His tutor has taught my son strategies for solving math problems and is now working on reading. His teachers have also noticed the effort my son now puts into his work, which has resulted in measurable improvements in his test scores. My son is Autistic and Nourishing Minds Tutoring is extremely skilled at engaging and communicating with him. My son’s tutor is person-centered in her approach, using my son’s interests and learning style to improve academic functioning. I am so happy to have enlisted Nourishing Minds Tutoring to help my son and would highly recommend them to any parent seeking help for their child's academic struggles.
–Kim, Mother of a child in Grade 4
- Nourishing Minds has bridged the gap for our son from scoring below grade levels to getting on the path of meeting an exceeding! Nourishing Minds quickly identified our son's deficiencies as well as identified his strengths to determine the best course of action for his progression. His tutor, Chris, has been able to identify with Silvio's personality with the utmost of ease and has individualized his path to success on a par with Silvio's in school lessons. Chris comes to our house, spends an hour or more with our son, working tirelessly on strategies to help him succeed. Chris leaves each week after a comprehensive explanation of their work and goals moving forward. I could think of no better stepping stone to give your child a head above the rest!
–Nancy, Clifton Park
- Nourishing Minds has been tutoring our son for over a year and a half now. We have seen great improvement in our son’s writing and comprehension skills. His grades and confidence have also improved. Our son’s tutor gears his tutoring to incorporate our son’s interests which is a great help in keeping him focused. Nourishing Minds Tutoring is very easy to work with. They are flexible and always prepared. This is our first experience with a tutor and it has been a very positive one. We would highly recommend Nourishing Minds Tutoring.
–Janine, Milton NY
- We have been using Nourishing Minds since 2015. We were highly recommended by a family that used them. Before tutoring began our daughter was struggling with basic math facts and reading below grade level. Since our weekly incorporation of in home tutoring the anxiety of math is no longer a part of our homework regime and our daughter is an excellent and fluent reader. Our daughter’s tutor has helped us build confidence, consistency and it shows on the quarterly report cards. I really love that the team will work with your children inside your home, this allows us to have one less commitment to attend outside of our home. We also use Nourishing Minds for summer maintenance since school is not in session to keep learned skills sharp. We would highly recommend using Nourishing Minds, you will not be disappointed.
–Jessica, Malta NY