Home-school Program

We offer a variety of services to our home-school families.  We provide tutoring, achievement testing, direct instruction, parent training, and more.

Tutoring

One On One Learning Center provides one-on-one tutoring in Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. We also offer homework help and summer tutoring.

Test Preparation

  • ACT/SAT Preparation
  • PSAT / NMSQT Preparation
  • Study Skill Strategies

HELP! IT IS TIME FOR HOMEWORK

At times, homework can be a chore to say the least. Here are a few tips on how to turn the chore of homework into a daily routine at your house.

1. Keep up with homework assignments and test dates in an agenda or notebook.

2. Use a household calendar to mark all test dates and activities.

3. Set a regular homework time.

4. Use a timer for study breaks. Take a 5 to 15 minute break after each 1 hour study session.

5. Study in a quiet place, at a desk or table. This will help you stay alert and on task.

6. Write down any questions or concerns you have about the homework and contact your teacher for clarification.

7. Review your homework with a responsible adult.

8. Reward yourself for studying with your favorite snack, a quick chat with a friend, or any other activity that may motivate you to stay on task and complete your assignments.

These are just a few tips that may help homework time at your house become a daily routine.

9 TIPS FOR MATH

1.  Be active.  Math takes practice.  You learn math by doing.

2.  Math builds on itself.  For example, you must know addition to learn multiplication.

3.  Take time outside of class to practice what you learned in class.  You can use your math textbook to practice.

4.  Show your work.  This helps you find your mistakes and it reinforces the process of how to solve the problem.

5.  Make the problem meaningful by drawing and creating tables.

6.  Identify the question in a word problem, then  pick out the key information you need to solve the problem.

7.  Try to explain the problem in your own words and talk yourself through it.

8.  Start studying early.  Practice math problems days before the test.

9.  Use your textbook, teacher, and internet resources to assist you.

TIPS TO BETTER GRADES

Getting better grades may require just a few skills and tricks.  Here are some tips to help you become a confident learner and experience success.

1. Write down at least one success you have experience and discuss it with a friend.

2. Set academic goals. A long term goal may take you a year or longer to achieve. A short term goal is usually accomplished in less than a year. Set at least one academic long term goal and short term goal. The short term goal should help you reach your long term goal.

3. Keep a success journal and include your progress towards your academic goals.

4. See yourself reaching your goal and experiencing success. Share your goal with your close friends and family who will encourage you.

5. Encourage yourself with positive self-messages. “I can do this.” “I am making progress.”

6. Encourage others and lend a helping hand.

7. Write down assignments in an agenda or calendar.

8. Keep a record of your grades for each class in your notebook.

9. Review your notes and reading materials daily.

10. Begin studying for a test by preparing flashcards, graphic organizers, etc. of the subject material when you begin a new unit. This keeps your thoughts and ideas organized on paper and in your brain. No more cramming.

Planning, preparing, and positive messages are the 3 key ingredients to making better grades.

IMPROVE WRITING SKILLS WITHOUT WRITING

1.  Use correct grammar and sentence structure when speaking.
2.  Choose a new vocabulary word each week and use it in everyday conversations.
3.  Give vivid details when telling a story or describing an event.
4.  Ask questions in a conversation for clarification and more details.  This will give you and your child the ability to imagine the situation and be more creative when visualizing the conversation.
5.  Encourage your child to make mental pictures while listen to a story or a conversation.  This will help the working memory to retain information.
6.  Be able to give reasons for opinions.
7.  Keep conversations relaxed and thought provoking whether they be through oral or sign language.
8.  Use time in the car and at the dinner table to talk to one another.  Down time does not always have to be filled with electronics.