SES Supplemental Educational Services
Develop the desire to come to tutoring.
Work on the student's needs that are identified by the classroom teacher.
Work on current classroom assignments.
Our approach to SES tutoring:
Our approach is to work in association with your classroom teachers to
intentionaly address the needs identified by the child's classroom
It is important that the child understands and accomplishes the current
classroom assignments. This keeps the child caught up on the regular
classroom activities so he/she can develop the confidence to participate in
class and not look poor in the eyes of his/her classmates.
Difficulties with the classroom assignments often reveal areas or details not
understood by the child. While formal tests can reveal some areas needing
support, formal tests have a narrow focus. Individually working with the
child on the frequent classroom assignments uncovers many more needs of
the whole child, including background information and earlier missed
skills, opening them up for remedy.
It is important that the child remains motivated to achieve. This is an
aspect produced when the child works with an older child. While the
communication is more open between the two children, the tutored child
has a strong desire to show what they can do and look good in the eyes of
the older child. This consistantly has led to children wanting to come to
the tutoring sessions, and makes working on homework and reading fun.
Changing attitudes about themselves and their possibilities.
A child's self image has a dramatic on their success in school and life. Our
program works to achieve a sense of competence in the daily classroom
activities while catching the child up on skills and knowledge missed earlier.
Understanding and practice are the keys to growth.
The two key parts of success in any skill, from reading to basketball, are
understanding and coached practice. A person, adult or child will often think they
understand something, but only when they attempt to apply that knowledge do
they discover if they really do understand it.