Hoping to give your student an academic boost this summer? Tutors across Chittenden county are offering a variety of services.
The impacts of COVID-19 on academic achievement have been numerous − from adjusted schedules and remote learning, to absences due to quarantine and sickness. As a result, many students and teachers had difficulty settling into a learning rhythm for the last couple years.
If you think your child could use some individualized help, there are a variety of resources. Some schools are running summer school programs for students, and administrators may have the name of teachers offering tutoring throughout the summer.
Or, you could hire a tutoring service. Private tutors can run $25 to $80 an hour or $150 to $200 a month at a tutoring center, according to tutors.com.
Here are six tutoring businesses in the area providing one-on-one, in person tutoring this summer and have a website where you can find more information.
Walker Tutoring Services
Walker Tutoring, based in Burlington, provides instruction in math, science, English, test preparation, study skills and enrichment for elementary students through adulthood. Some tutors are in-person, but others connect online, and are made up of teachers, special educators and PhD students in the fields of math and science.
Sylvan Learning Center
Sylvan is one of the biggest names in tutoring and has a center in Essex Junction. The center says it creates a personalized approach for math, reading and writing as well as study skills and test preparation.
The Education Annex
The Education Annex in Williston boasts a focus on the whole learner and its state-of-the-art learning center with “educational suites” to prevent distraction. The annex serves students grades two through 12 in a range of content areas, the website says. It allows curbside drop-off of students.
- Address: 71 Knight Lane, Suite 20, Williston
- Contact: [email protected]; 802-662-4473
- More Information: educationannex.net
Stern Center for Language and Learning
Summer learning programs are happening now at the Stern Center, a non-profit education center based in Williston. Preschool through grade 12 students are served in reading, writing/spelling and math subjects.
- Address: 183 Talcott Road #101, Williston
- Contact: 802-878-2332
- More Information: sterncenter.org
Tutoring by Tom
Thomas Daniel Pearo offers tutoring for a variety of K-12 subjects but specializes in math and physics, including high school and Advanced Placement level classes. He offers online tutoring for those across the country but can do in-person meets for students in Vermont.
Back to Basics Reading Clinic
Mike Audet is a certified master tutor who has been teaching for more than 20 years. Subject areas include reading, writing, math, grammar, history, science, spelling and Greek and Latin etymology, according to his website. His approach to reading and math instruction is explained and he says you might be greeted by two dogs at his Underhill location.