Elementary Services

Elementary Services

Private Prep’s elementary services tutors are experts at making learning come alive for young students. Our tutors collaborate closely with market directors and families to develop highly individualized and differentiated lessons for all subjects. Our approach is interactive, multisensory, and creative—incorporating hands-on learning through academic games and activities.

We focus on more than just homework help by providing remediation and enrichment services to help guide students on their path to success. We also highly value ongoing communication—- tutors write comprehensive lesson summaries after each lesson, so that parents can stay up to speed about student progress, and communicate with teachers, administrators, and specialists when necessary.

Elementary school is the best time to encourage a love of learning and to solidify academic building blocks through the natural curiosity of young children. Contact us to learn more about how our tutors can help learning come alive for your child, now available online.

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Elementary Remote Learning: Summer 2020

Elementary Remote Learning

Summer 2020

We know that there are a lot of choices out there for enhancing your child’s academic progress. Private Prep is here to support you this summer and year-round with our high-quality, personalized elementary services, available entirely online. Our instructors know how to inspire students and make learning come alive, no matter where your child’s classroom may be. Check out our offerings below and choose the course that works best for your child.

From private lessons to group classes, we have an option to fit any situation and student.  Keep reading to see our specific offerings and for more information and pricing, contact us.

Fundamental Private Tutoring

Our qualified and engaging remote learning instructors make education a joy for young learners. For one-on-one sessions, instructional elements from any of these offerings can be combined together (for example: reading comprehension and math work). And with our completely customizable scheduling, we’re here to teach whenever your child is ready to learn. 

Elective & Academic Fun

We at Private Prep believe that learning should elevate, inspire, and help students thrive. Whatever your child’s passion may be, our remote learning instructors can help children grow this summer. In addition to private lessons, these courses are available for small choose-your-own groups, which means kids can learn with friends, no matter the distance. Offered in packages of five one-hour sessions at dates and times of your choosing, these classes bring the fun to your kitchen table, den, or deck, all summer long.

Learn more about the offerings below here.

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Fundamental Private Tutoring

  • Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

    Instruction Type: Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 1-5

    Orton-Gillingham is a completely individualized method recommended for students who have been struggling with mastering decoding, spelling, and fluency. The Orton-Gillingham approach breaks down reading and spelling into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, and builds on these skills over time. In this course, our educators pair multi-sensory strategies of sight, hearing, touch and movement with explicit, systematic, sequential lessons to help students gain confidence and connect language with letters and words.

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  • Fun with Fundations

    Instruction Type: Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades K-3

    Fundations, a part of Wilson Reading System, is a multi sensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits all K-3 students. Through lively and interactive lessons, our instructors will build foundational skills and significantly support the reading, writing, and language standards found in states’ rigorous college- and career-ready standards. This completely individualized remedial course is recommended for students who need a boost with foundational literacy skills.

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  • Kindergarten Readiness

    Instruction Type: Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering kindergarten

    Through interactive and developmentally appropriate best practices and activities sourced from top PreK-K curriculum programs such as Learning Without Tears, our instructors will engage and inspire our youngest learners while imparting the important foundational skills of basic math and literacy concepts. This completely individualized course is recommended for rising kindergartners.

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  • Rockin’ Reading Comprehension

    Instruction Type: Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 1-5

    Our tutors will use high-impact instructional materials and tools sourced from curriculum programs based on cognitive-science research such as Readworks.org to help students improve their reading comprehension skills. Students will learn strategies for independently breaking down fiction and non-fiction text to enhance comprehension. This course can be customized for students struggling with comprehending grade level texts, or as an individualized enrichment for students who are on or above grade level and looking for ways to enhance their vocabulary and overall reading comprehension skills.

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  • Writing Revolution

    Instruction Type: Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 3-5

    Through the use of Dr. Judith Hochman’s Writing Revolution Method, our instructors will help your child on the path to becoming a successful writer. This proven approach develops literacy and critical thinking skills that students can apply to both writing and reading. Instruction builds from the sentence level to the composition level giving students explicit strategies for how to independently write sophisticated sentences, paragraphs, and compositions. This completely customized course is recommended for any students who would like to improve and enhance their writing skills.

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  • Math in Motion

    Instruction Type: Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 1-5

    In this course, our instructors will engage students in high-interest math activities to help develop grade-level math skills as well as help solidify conceptual understanding of mathematics. Using step-by-step, explicit and multi-sensory approaches, along with programs like Go Math!, Eureka Math, and Math Solutions, instructors will clarify and make important foundational math concepts feel accessible to students. This completely customized course is recommended for any students who would like to improve and gain confidence in their math skills. Comprehensive grade-level concepts including operations and word problems will be covered as well as chances for students to learn how to break complex math problems down into bite-size steps.

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  • Bridge the Gap

    Instruction Type: Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students Entering Grades 1-5

    Since extended school closures began, remote learning experiences have varied greatly from student to student, and all parents want to ensure that their child is ready for the grade ahead. Are there concepts that would benefit your child to review? Or, were there remote school assignments that you wish your child could have tackled? Whatever the case, our tutors can help students bridge the gap from this school year to the next by helping them meet grade level standards. Whether that means looking ahead and introducing concepts students will face next year or revisiting and reviewing tough subjects from previous grades, our personalized approach can put your child in the best position for success.

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Elective & Academic Fun

  • Virtual Coding Lessons (STEAM)

    Instruction Type: Group of 2-4 (form your own group) or Private
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 2-5

    Offered in partnership with The Coding Space, these small groups or private lessons foster intellectual confidence, a growth mindset, and computational thinking skills through coding education and fun activities. Teachers are able to instruct students with a range of abilities, from complete beginners to students already building applications in JavaScript and Python, with a self-paced, project-based curriculum.

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  • Click & Write

    Instruction Type: Form your own group of 2-4 or Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 2-5

    Calling all up-and-coming photographers and writers! In this course, students will build an online portfolio of photographs and writing samples. During five one-hour classes, kids will be invited to use their photography skills and create photos that inspire them. Then, with instructor guidance, they will write about the photographs in a text genre of their choice, such as narrative, expository, poem, song, list, or letter. Before the course ends, kids will have the opportunity to “publish” a digital portfolio of their work using Book Creator or Flipsnack, which they can share with family and friends.

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  • Research & Record

    Instruction Type: Form your own group of 2-4 or Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 2-5

    Get creative with current events! Over the course of five one-hour classes and with instructor guidance, children will have the chance to discover, research, write, and present on a science or social studies subject that interests them. When their projects are complete, they’ll use the teacher-monitored and password-protected Flipgrid website to record themselves presenting their research report in a fun newscast-style broadcast before sharing their hard work with family and friends.

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  • Create Story Books

    Instruction Type: Form your own group of 2-4 or Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades K-5

    It’s story time! Using Storybird, students can express themselves through multiple formats: picture books, comics, flash fiction, and poetry. Our instructors will help the creativity flow, all while teaching students essential elements of the creative writing process. All student work can be enhanced by the beautiful and inspiring artwork offered via Storybird, and can be “published” to the Storybird public library with review tickets!

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  • Write & Mail

    Instruction Type: Form your own group of 2-4 or Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 1-5

    Learn how to write with purpose! Explore the joys of letter writing in multiple formats and for different audiences, including friendly letters, product reviews, and persuasive writing through postcards, snail mail, and emails. Students will have the opportunity to connect with other children as penpals as well as sending letters to family and friends.

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  • Multimedia Math

    Instruction Type: Form your own group of 2-4 or Private, Online
    Recommended For: Students entering grades 1-5

    Through interactive math games, activities, and videos, students will have fun while explaining their mathematical thinking and solidifying mathematical skills. Comprehensive grade-level concepts including operations and word problems will be covered as well as chances for students to learn how to break complex math problems down into bite-size steps. Kids will make the most of the group setting by acting as both student and teacher to one another throughout the course, at times creating tests and grading one another’s work to demonstrate comprehension.

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