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Chemistry and Physics tutoring for the motivated student.

Ivy Way Response to COVID-19

Ivy Way is offering half-price tutoring sessions on Zoom as long as the schools are closed. Mrs. P. is extremely adept at conducting a productive one-on-one zoom session that keeps students engaged and motivated. First she types out an outline of the topic on the screen and encourages the student to take notes, and then both tutor and student write and draw on a shared screen while working out lots of practice problems.

It is tough to keep kids motivated with no Regents exams and no finals. I get it. I lowered my prices because there is very little incentive to hire a tutor right now, and yet I would like to help in any way possible to keep these young people moving ahead so they will be prepared for school whenever it re-opens. I also see the value in one-on-one tutoring as a break from the “teach yourself” model prevalent during the Pause. The kids benefit from the feedback and positive reinforcement which I provide. Text me to schedule a session for your child!

Ivy Way Helps Prepare for a January Regents Re-take

Life is complicated… especially for teens. A frustrated mother called me in August after her daughter had failed both the June and August Chemistry Regents exams. I worked with the student on Chemistry all fall, while she was moving ahead with her new classes in school. The result: “Good morning – wanted to let you know that I heard this morning of her passing! With a nice score of 77! She doesn’t even know yet as she is in the middle of a midterm. But I know she will be happy. Thanks again!”

Improved Test Scores!

“97% on my stoichiometry test! Thanks!” “95% on my bonding test. Up from a C+ in the 1st semester.” “A+ for the quarter! We got a strong start with you and won’t be scheduling more sessions as long as he is doing so well.” “100% on my last test! Thanks” “87% on my gas laws test. I’m feeling much more confident.” “80% on my momentum test! Up from C+ in the 2nd quarter!”