Is your student getting missing work lists from teachers already? Try the A+ Club instead.

The holistic approach to academic support Developed by real high school teachers, the A+ Club approach to academic support gets beyond tutoring and standard academic coaching by bringing together and supporting the core aspects of academic success: 1. Reflection & Goal Setting Guided by experienced and caring educators, we engage students in ongoing reflection, problem solving & goal setting. 2. Executive Function We scaffold executive function (organization, time management, prioritization) with daily assignment updates and weekly grades and missing work lists for both students and parents. 3. Content support and enrichment. Our team of real teachers and university graduate and undergraduate students provide one-on-one tutoring in all subjects. Additionally, we review essays for grammatical correction and general improvement. Here’s how it looks: To learn more Click here to schedule a free, no-obligations Academic Consultation Or call (888) 59-APLUS (592-7587) or (703) 271-5334

Why get a tutor at the beginning of school? How academic coaching is more effective – and affordable

A+ Club academic support opens future opportunitie for students

Helping your child with math tutoring or chemistry tutoring at the beginning of the school year isn’t a bad idea. Anything a student can do to get ahead of class and really make sense of the teacher when school starts is great. However, there are several important reasons why parents should be wary of starting tutoring early in the school year: 1. Direct tutoring, even online tutoring, can be very expensive. 2. Direct tutoring can backfire on a parent because once school starts some students come to rely on their tutors and don’t learn to act independently. 3. Academic success is a process, not an outcome. 4. Successful students overcome barriers and empower themselves to problem solve, negotiate with teachers and succeed on their own. Certainly it’s better to do something than nothing, and you don’t want to be one of those panicked parents who call us for help in February. We’d rather help your child […]

Mentors for Students: the power of guided reflection, goal setting & problem solving

A+ Club teachers, mentors & academic coaches

Having someone who cares gives students confidence and a sense of purpose The academic coaches and mentors at the A+ Club fill that role for our students. We call them “Student Supporters.” They are, actually, experienced educators who believe in and love working with students. Studies show that college students who engaged in a mentoring relationship find greater success in the job place after college. Makes sense to us! — which is why we built the A+ Club academic support program around a consistent, positive and non-judgmental mentoring relationship with an experienced educator for middle, high school and college students. The A+ Club student support program places each student with a professional educator who acts as academic coach and mentor. Our academic coaches care deeply about their students and want to help them flourish. A+ Club academic coaches guide students through the daily struggles of schoolwork and help them gain the skills and confidence they […]

Academic improvement is not easy!

Finally, all-round academic help for parents of teens! If a middle or high school student has a low grade in one or more classes, what can a parent do? You can’t just say, “do your work!” — kids often respond to that with anger and excuses. Plus, your parenting time is precious and you’ve got enough to do with work, extracurricular activities and other children. One option is tutoring: if a student is struggling in a class, you can hire a tutor, say for math or chemistry, who can show your child how to get the work done. But think about it: isn’t your child supposed to be learning from the teacher? Direct math tutoring, for example, can help a student start to make sense of what’s going on in class. We love it when that happens! But we worry that the same habits may lead to the same outcomes — and then the parent […]

Piecing Together Academic Success: Study skills are essential for student improvement

When tutoring isn't enough: academic coaching for all-round improvement Many parents of teens who are underperforming in school look to find a tutor for homework help or figuring out math and other subjects. While a tutor can help organize a class or learn certain information and skills, at the A+ Club we don’t rely on tutoring alone. In addition to online tutoring, we use academic coaches and mentors who help students who want better grades and overall academic improvement by addressing their fundamental academic skills and concerns. Our academic coaches and mentors are experienced teachers who help students identify what it really takes for academic success. These include: 1. how to identify teacher expectations 2. how take full advantage of resources such as textbooks, study guides, and essay or homework assignment rubrics, and 3. how to develop effective organizational and time management skills. Lasting student improvement comes from our all-round approach, not just from hourly tutoring […]

The A+ Club Advantage: academic coaching, tutoring & mentoring

Here's how it works: For a full page version of this chart, see The A+ Club Advantage Copyright School4Schools.com LLC, 2016 The A+ Club brings a holistic approach to student support We build the skills needed for academic success, including: goal setting executive function time management study skills All this while still offering direct online tutoring in all subjects, including math tutoring, science tutoring, reading & writing tutoring and essay review. That’s Academic Support done right: the A+ Club Advantage! Study Skills, Time Management & Executive Function Tutoring is great, but we want our students to learn how to learn on their own. That is why our experienced classroom instructors, whom we call “Student Supporters” engage our students in fundamental skills development such as goal setting, time and calendar management and other executive function skills. All of our student interactions are shared with parents so that our parents can follow student progress and provide positive […]

Tutoring as a trap? We want kids NOT to need tutoring!

Is tutoring as a business or a service? At the A+ Club, direct tutoring is not about generating steady revenue. We put student needs above our own, which means we want kids to not need us anymore! That means we’ve done our job and they’ve gotten the help they need. For most tutoring services, their revenue depends adding more and more student tutoring hours. Our business model works differently, so we don’t depend on that revenue. In fact, that’s why we can charge an incredibly low $135 per month for all the services we provide: Daily assignment updates reported to students and parents Weekly grades and missing work lists reported to students and parents Weekly reflection calls with experienced educators for goal setting and problem solving. On-demand tutoring in all subjects (especially math tutoring!) On-demand essay review for grammatical correction and content improvement. You see, tutoring is just a part of what we do, so we […]