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Nourishing Minds Steps for Success

1. Assessment

In order to best serve your needs we conduct a comprehensive assessment. The assessment is critical in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your son/daughter. Along with the assessment, a Parent Questionnaire and Student Questionnaire will be distributed in order to gain as much insight as possible into your child.

3. Tutoring

Your tutor will make a recommendation as to the frequency of tutoring (based on the results of the assessment and any other information provided by parents or teachers) and tutoring will commence.

2. Personalized Plan

Upon completion of the assessment, your tutor analyzes the results and formulates a personalized learning plan, which will be completely tailored to your son or daughter’s specific educational needs.


4. Communication

Nourishing Minds Tutoring takes great pride in having superb communication with parents and caregivers. You will be kept informed and updated every step of the way. Furthermore, your tutor will work with your child’s teachers to ensure that their needs are being met.

Personalized Learning

At Nourishing Minds Tutoring, all tutoring sessions are completely tailored to match your child’s specific educational needs. Comparing this to a normal classroom setting, the teacher may have to differentiate each lesson for almost 30 pupils, making it very difficult to account for every child’s educational needs. Our services ensure that your child receives the undivided attention of their tutor.

Engaging Lessons

We aim to make every lesson enjoyable for your child. By getting to know their likes and interests, we tailor learning activities so that they are stimulating and inspiring. While worksheets can be a valuable tool for learning, we will make learning come alive by providing practical and hands-on activities whenever possible.

Convenience

Tutoring sessions will take place in the comfort and convenience of your own home, or can be arranged at various local places, such as coffee shops and libraries. Our services are provided seven days a week; we understand that many families are faced with time constraints and busy schedules. Our tutors are experts at working with your availability to provide a truly exceptional tutoring experience.

Assessment

Assessments are carried out regularly in schools. However, these assessments compare your child’s performance to a national benchmark, and will not indicate where your child may be struggling. Nourishing Minds Tutoring conducts assessments that are diagnostic in nature, so we are able to pinpoint exactly where intervention is needed to ensure that teaching and learning activities are structured according to your child’s specific educational needs. Upon completion of our assessments we provide detailed analysis to parents.

Affordable

Research has shown that tutoring yields a fantastic return on your investment and can have a profound impact on your child’s academic success. We offer extremely competitive pricing, in fact, we are cheaper than the corporate tutoring centers, and we come to you! Nourishing Minds Tutoring has no registration fees, and we do not lock you into long term commitments. You can pay by the hour, but we also offer very reasonable packages of hours, all of which are available with payment plans.

Common Core

We understand the Common Core. And while the Common Core State Standards are not a specific curriculum, but rather a set of learning standards, we have extensive experience with the new teaching methodologies and some of the difficulties these present. We ensure that educational targets are directly aligned with the learning standards of the specific curriculum your child’s school follows.

Our tutors also have training and expertise with other well-known curriculums, such as Singapore Math.

Communication

We offer superior communication with parents. You will receive a summary of every tutoring session, and regular reports and feedback regarding the progress of your child. We are always only an email or phone call away, and always encourage parents to contact us with any comments, concerns, or suggestions they may have. Furthermore, we will work with your child’s classroom teacher (with permission) to ensure the needs of your child are being met.

Qualified

Our team of tutors at Nourishing Minds is highly professional, committed, and know what it takes to help children learn. Many of our tutors are fully certified and qualified teachers, and experts in their respective fields. Tutors are thoroughly interviewed and vetted before being placed with families.

IEP Support

Reading an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. We can offer guidance regarding your child's programming and academic goals that have been set for the school year and demystify the legal jargon associated with the document. 

Educational Advocacy

It can be very intimidating as a parent to effectively advocate for your child when meeting with an Educational Team. We can provide you with advice if you have questions or concerns about your child's learning and can even arrange to join you as an advocate during school meetings. We want you to feel confident in your ability to ensure your child has a successful educational experience!

Test Prep

The team of tutors at Nourishing Minds Tutoring is fully trained and has experience with virtually every type of standardized test. We offer support for the following:

  • SAT/ACT
  • PSAT
  • SSAT/ISEE/HSEE
  • State Tests
  • Advanced Placement Tests
  • Regents
  • And more...

Contact us now to get support and raise scores!

Homeschooling

Navigating the world of homeschooling can be a real challenge. There are legal requirements, reporting requirements, curriculum decisions, assessment and testing protocols, and much more to figure out. Nourishing Minds Tutoring can provide assistance with all of the above, and more. We can design, teach, and implement lessons, provide resources, help with the legal documents, and ensure that your son or daughter is not only meeting the state requirements, but exceeding them! 

  • My daughter Gabriella has been home tutoring with Nourishing Minds Tutoring now for two years. The staff and teachers with Nourishing Minds are exceptional! My daughter’s comprehension, confidence and even work ethic has been built strategically since the very beginning. The results thus far are still flourishing. We continue to keep Nourishing Minds Tutoring in Gabriella’s life moving forward, as a maintenance and partnership for the changing times in curriculum ahead.

    We are so grateful for all that is offered to my daughter, and us as a family, alleviating many frustrations that come with academic achievement.

    –Jenn, Schenectady NY
  • Nourishing Minds Tutoring has been a tremendous help to our 7-year old son, and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with them.  Nourishing Minds strikes the perfect balance - motivating our son to work hard and encouraging him to take pride in his work, while still keeping the atmosphere fun and loose.  In looking for a tutor we knew we wanted someone who would teach our son how to learn, as opposed to just teaching facts or information.  His tutor does just that, tailoring his tutoring methods to fit our son’s personality and learning style.  We feel such relief knowing that our son is gaining skills that will make him a more independent and analytical learner in the future.
    Communication is constant and free flowing so we always know exactly what our son is working on and what skills he’s mastered.  Nourishing Minds Tutoring has even gone the extra step by communicating with our son’s elementary school teacher to ensure a comprehensive and cohesive learning plan is in place, giving him the greatest opportunity to be successful.   It is evident that Nourishing Minds Tutoring genuinely cares about our son’s progress and wants him to succeed.   I would strongly recommend Nourishing Minds Tutoring to any family – my only regret is not calling sooner.

    –Tara, Mother of a child in Grade 2
  • Nourishing Minds Tutoring has been tutoring our son since 2015. It has been a great experience for him and for us.

    My son is currently attending third grade. He has major attention challenges and finds it very hard to stay on task. Despite that, his tutor has been able to bond with him and motivate him to focus . He utilizes many creative and unique teaching techniques that have helped our son a great deal. He enjoys the sessions and his grades have improved significantly.

    We highly recommend Nourishing Minds Tutoring.

    –Dina, Clifton Park NY

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