TUTORING & ADVOCACY

Tutoring

Does your child need reinforcement of classroom curriculum, improved study skills or are they gifted students who want to excel in their advanced classes? Our programs are designed to meet the needs of every student regardless of whether they are struggling at school or are top performers. We have programs for every student at every level from Pre-K to adults.

Tutoring Programs

School Age (Pre-K-through 12th Grade)
  • Kindergarten Readiness Program
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Specialized Reading Programs
  • Study and Organizational Skills
  • Report Card Plus
  • Academic Coaching
  • Summer Enrichment Programs (June-Aug)
  • College Prep
    • SAT/ACT Test Preparation
    • Fast Track College Application Preparation
    • Academic Coaching
    • Study and Organizational Skills

    Adults
    • Subject Tutoring
    • Specialized Reading Programs
    • Study and Organizational Skills
    • English
    • GED Preparation

    Testing Services

    The LRC performs evaluations for parents for many reasons. Some are looking for second opinions and others simply desire a skills assessment.

    We Offer:
    • Achievement Testing designed to inform you of your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.
    • Cognitive Testing designed to show you your child’s strengths and weaknesses pertaining to the way they learn.
    • Assessments related to individuals with Autism such as ABLLS-R, Functional Behavioral Assessments, GARS, and the VB-MAPP.

    Summer Programs
    Invest in your child this summer – for a better student this fall! See what an amazing difference summer can make:

    • Fill in the gaps
    • Get a head start on next fall’s courses
    • Learn how to study
    • Build confidence
    • 5 weeks, twice a week
    • One-on-one sessions
    • Private instruction
    • 50 minutes each

    Many students are apt to forget essential academic skills over the summer. Recoupment of these skills often takes 4 to 6 weeks at the beginning of school. Summer is the perfect time to fill in learning gaps or to get ahead and enrich skills for the upcoming school year.

    The Learning Resource Center has a large majority of the books used in Virginia Beach Public Schools as well as an extensive learning library of supplementary materials. We systematically build stronger academic skills and increase confidence.

    Our teachers work one-on-one in the following areas:
    • Reading
    • English
    • Spelling
    • Handwriting
    • Sciences
    • History
    • Spanish
    • Math Fact Mastery
    • Elementary Math
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Algebra I/II/Trigonometry
    • Geometry
    • Calculus
    • SOL Test Training
    • Study Skills
    • Expressive Writing
    • Verbal SAT Preparation
    • Math SAT Preparation

    Handwriting Without Tears

    Some students find handwriting an incredibly painful process. Handwriting Without Tears can help turn your child around.

    • Individualized programs
    • One-on-one instruction
    • User friendly for all handwriting problems
    • Helps students with prewriting skills all the way to cursive
    • Uses kid-friendly terms
    • Makes learning to write fun

    Study Skills

    Good study skills do not come naturally to many students. We have separate levels for elementary, rising middle school, high school, and rising college students. Our approach emphasizes the following:

    • Time management
    • Efficient ways to organize
    • School-wise behaviors
    • How to really read a textbook
    • Sensible 2-column note-taking
    • Memory training
    • Test-taking skills
    • Skimming and scanning

    Reading or Written Expression Classes

    We have separate programs for reading or written expression.

    • Improve reading comprehension
    • Learn the writing process
    • Prewrite by brainstorming and clustering ideas
    • Compose smooth topics and details, and sum up sentences in a rough draft
    • Develop proofreading techniques for the most common usage and mechanical errors
    • Polish the final product

    Math Classes
    • Improve logic and efficiency
    • Learn math facts
    • Develop problem solving skills for use with word problems
    • Problem solving with calculators and graphing calculators
    • Build analytical and reasoning skills

    Advocacy Services

    • Attendance at meetings
    • Educational and Behavioral Consultations
    • Placement
    • Rights
    • IEP Consultation
    • 504 Plan Consultation

    Testimonials

    “Thank you so much for the tutoring you gave Amos this past semester. It was the first time all year he did his work and enjoyed doing it! Thanks again for all your help and have a great summer!”
    – Ms. D

    “A small, but sincere token of our appreciation for all you have done for Leigh. This first year in with you tutoring has been a positive one for her, one that will benefit her throughout her life. Thank you for being such a special part of our little girl’s life.”
    Sincerely, R and F