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Tutoring Subjects

Math

Mathematics can be one of the most difficult subjects for many students. This is why we offer educational support in a wide variety of math subjects. Our tutors are dedicated to helping students understand each of the math concepts as well as how they relate to past and future concepts. We not only teach students the necessary steps to get to each answer, but also combine those techniques with logic and reasoning, so that students will be confident when answering their homework problems and more difficult test questions. We offer math support for grades K-12, including:

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I (Algebra A or Algebra 1-2)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II (Algebra B or Algebra 3-4)
  • Trigonometry (Math Analysis)
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics
Science

Science is an important foundation in a student’s education. It allows students to explore the world around them, and grows their ability to understand complex systems and rationalize complicated problems. At Catalyst, we believe it is fundamental for students to have a deep understanding of scientific principles as well as enthusiasm to continuously study everything from atomic structures to the vastness of the universe. This is why we offer support in all science classes, including:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • AP Environmental Science
English

English is a broad term used by many schools to address a variety of topics. These include: critical reading, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. While many students do not struggle with all of these topics, it is important that they are proficient in each of them. This is why Catalyst seeks to identify the specific needs of each student, and customize study plans and strategies to emphasize students’ strengths and further develop the areas in which they struggle. Our tutors can help students:

  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Improve reading speed
  • Understand themes, symbolism, irony, etc.
  • Memorize vocabulary definitions
  • Learn grammar rules
  • Write better papers and essays
History

Often, History gets overlooked as an important subject in students’ lives. Compared to the applications and difficulties of Math and Science, History is often seen as a less important subject. However, History helps students understand the events that have allowed individuals and society as a whole accomplish the medical, scientific, and technological advances that we are surrounded by today, and are continuing to strive for in the future.

It is crucial that younger generations understand the failures and successes of those influential people who lived before them. It is our goal at Catalyst to connect events in history to one another so that students understand the causes of the decisions that people made in the past, and how those decisions still affect all of us today. Many students feel like History is just about memorizing names, dates, and events, but at Catalyst, we try to help students develop their critical thinking skills so that they can connect past events with the difficult decisions they currently face each day, and will continue to face for the rest of their lives.

Foreign Languages

Foreign language courses can be among the most challenging for students. Our tutors are dedicated to helping students understand both the vocabulary and grammar that are necessary to speak, read, and write as fluently as possible. We have tutors who are currently able to support students with:

  • Spanish 1, 2,3, & 4
  • AP Spanish
Test Prep

Testing is a difficult and unavoidable piece of the educational system. Most students dislike taking tests, and many get extremely nervous when faced with bigger tests, like final exams. Test anxiety is a struggle for many students, but at Catalyst we seek to minimize the stresses of testing and help equip students with strategies that can help them tackle even the most difficult of tests. However, test anxiety is only one cause of low test scores. We work with students to help them in all areas of testing, including organization, study skills, advanced preparation, and proper note taking strategies. Our tutors try to help students strengthen all of the skills necessary to feel prepared and relaxed for their tests.

ISEE/HSPT

At Catalyst, we not only help prepare students for the tests that they will take while they are in their current classes, but we also help students who are trying to find the right middle school or high school for them. The ISEE and HSPT tests are important for students who are applying to private schools. These tests measure math, reading, verbal, and writing skills. It is our goal to make sure that students are as prepared as possible for these tests, to ensure that they are able to find the school that is right for them.

Because the ISEE and HSPT tests are only part of the admissions process for a student to enter a new school, Catalyst also offers additional services to help prepare your student for the entire admissions process. Our tutors can help your child prepare their applications and their application essays. Additionally, schools usually require that your student interviews with one of the faculty members. Even though this can be a source of anxiety for your child, our tutors can help minimize this by helping your child prepare for the interview ahead of time. We know many of the questions that schools may ask your child, and can help them prepare some answers in advance, as well as help them cultivate good interview skills that will show them as pleasant and personable.

Violin and Guitar

We are happy to direct aspiring violinists and guitarists to Torres Music Instruction, where they can find out more about private instruction with professional musician Anthony Torres. He comes highly recommended as an enthusiastic, creative and fun teacher.

Additional Subjects

Our tutors have studied a variety of subjects in their lives. They also have many special skills which they are constantly trying to perfect. We have tutors proficient in the arts, music, computer sciences, and more. If you’re looking for help in a subject that is not listed above, please Contact Us and we will be happy to do everything possible to assist you and your child’s needs.