Senioritis Tutoring

September 25th, 2018

Senioritis Tutoring Prevention Specialists

Senioritis tutoring

Are you or a loved one in your senior year of high school? Are you suffering from extreme academic apathy? How many times this school year have you uttered the phrases, “I’m so over this,” and “I literally can’t even?” Do you roam the hallways feeling like an adult among children? Do you frequently fantasize about lying around in your college dorm room, tapping your phone screen, Instagramming the day away? If you relate to these questions on a personal level, you may have senioritis. Senioritis is contagious, and once you contract it, it’s tough to shake. Symptoms include: developing poor study patterns, free-falling grades, not taking the college admissions process seriously, and worst of all, getting dropped from a college because of a weak final semester. Unfortunately, the latter happens every year.

But have no fear. At the Study Hut, we’re senioritis tutoring prevention specialists.  Our tutors are armed with the tools and strategies to cure even the most prickly cases of senioritis. We help students take ownership of their schoolwork and their applications. Our senioritis tutoring prevention specialists keep students motivated during a time when scholarly drive can be hard to conjure.

Our tutors are trained to aid students with every step of the admissions process. We offer one-on-one SAT tutoring, complete with complementary practice exams. Need help with a college essay? Our tutors have helped hundreds of students pen personal statements that make their dream schools swoon. We also help seniors maintain their grades. All of our sessions are one-on-one. This allows our tutors to bond with their students, and get a feel for their study habits and areas of need. We make sure our students are using their planners, completing all of their homework assignments, and performing to the best of their abilities. Need help with upper-level AP classes? We got you covered there too!  Visit the Collegeboard for info on college searches and last minute SAT or SAT Subject tests.

Here at the Study Hut, we strive to eradicate senioritis from the South Bay. It breaks our hearts when students limp to the finish line and undermine years of hard work. If you or a loved one are suffering from senioritis, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our senioritis prevention specialists would love to help!

El Segundo Finals Tutoring

December 5th, 2016

El Segundo Finals Tutoring at its finest.  Study Hut offers one-on-one tutoring to help you succeed on test day.  Often times, your finals are worth 25% of your final grade.  It is worth it to study ahead of time in order to prep for these big exams.  If you are looking for El Segundo finals tutoring, you have come to right place.  Our tutors specialize by subject and we are familiar with the expectations of your teachers.  

El Segundo Finals tutoring

Come to Study Hut El Segundo for top-notch service in order to make a plan and study your weakest chapters first!

Finals Survival Guide

Finals are coming! They will be here sooner than you think—thankfully, Study Hut El Segundo tutors know all the tricks to surviving these oh-so-important tests.

  1. PLAN YOUR STUDY SCHEDULE

Got a half-hour break between class and volleyball? Read those chapters you’ve been sparknoting all semester.

  1. TAKE NOTES ON YOUR NOTES

Don’t just read your notes. Write down lessons that were a little more difficult in your own words, make flashcards, and quiz yourself.

  1. FORM A STUDY GROUP

Ask your teacher if you and a few classmates can use their classroom during lunch, before school, or after school once a week to go over lessons. If you guys get stuck, BOOM, ask your teacher right away.

  1. USE A TUTOR

It’s far into the semester and you are still SO LOST. Don’t give up—get a tutor. A breakdown of foundational concepts can be the difference between passing and failing the exam.  

  1. SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE

This is not the time to cram in material. But you know this already, right?

If you have any specific questions or you’re eager to begin making a plan for finals, please email alex@studyhut.com or call 310-648-8526

El Segundo Finals Tutoring books up quickly so please call now to reserve your spot.

Free Practice SAT and ACT Exams

August 18th, 2016

Practice SAT and ACT Exams

Study Hut Tutoring offers free practice SAT and ACT exams. It is important to know that tackling the SAT or ACT can be a daunting challenge for many students. Performing to the best of one’s availability is vital in order to strive for acceptance to increasingly competitive colleges and universities. Students are often unaware of how to effectively prepare for the SAT or ACT. Rest assured, Study Hut Tutoring in El Segundo is here to offer guidance and support through tailored test prep tutoring and free SAT and ACT practice tests.

In order to provide our students with specialized, tailored test ACT and SAT tutoring sessions, we encourage our students to complete a full length, free SAT or ACT practice test. We then critically analyze the results and prepare a tutoring plan tailored to our students, emphasizing focus on areas of potential improvement. As we move through scheduled tutoring sessions, students will return to take additional free SAT or ACT practice tests, which allows us to check our progress in real time and shift focus when the need is indicated by performance.

In addition to reviewing specific concepts and learning new strategies and test taking techniques, exercising to build test taking endurance is crucial. The SAT and ACT are each about four hours long. No matter how you cut it, four hours is a long time to maintain focus, flex cognitive abilities, and perform at a consistently high level. By completing free SAT or ACT practice tests, Study Hut students develop their ability to persevere through mental fatigue. Without a simulated experience made possible by full length practice tests, improving endurance is difficult, and Study Hut is pleased to offer this service to our students.

The fall SAT and ACT are approaching quickly, and here at Study Hut we are eager to see the performance of our prepared students and to observe them flourish. Having completed a personalized test prep plan, in conjunction with effective independent study and the completion of multiple SAT or ACT practice tests, our students will be confident and prepared to rise to the challenge on test day and endure through fatigue and difficulty.

El Segundo ACT Tutoring

December 8th, 2015

With the upcoming ACT test, it’s a good time to start studying! The ACT is an overarching and comprehensive exam that often requires a more tailored approach to studying. Sometimes, going through the review book on your own is just not cutting it. If this describes you, look no further than El Segundo Study Hut! We have several different ACT packages to suit any student’s needs.

El Segundo ACT Tutoring

El Segundo ACT tutoring offers tutoring packed with beneficial study material and highly experienced and qualified tutors. Every package comes with at least 3 proctored practice tests. However, each package varies depending on how many total hours of work as well as preference for one-on-one or small group tutoring. Furthermore, it comes with customized homework for the student to complete in order to reinforce study material. Through this catered package, any problem areas can be assessed quickly and efficiently in order for the student to solidify outstanding ACT scores. Also, students will be given online video solutions for independent study (great for visual learners!). Beyond the supplemental material, El Segundo ACT tutoring employs passionate and knowledgeable tutors who aim to help your child boost his or her ACT scores. Any problems your child may face with the ACT can be solved by our exceptional staff.

Before we can accommodate your child’s needs, just bring them in to take an ACT diagnostic test. Using detailed analytics, we will promptly create a package geared toward fortifying your child’s area of weakness in order to get the best results as efficiently as possible.

El Segundo ACT Tutoring

If you’re interested in El Segundo ACT Tutoring, simply send us an email or give us a call at (310) 648-8526 to set up an appointment. Our team at El Segundo Study Hut is looking forward and committed to helping your child achieve his or her ACT goals!

The Twelve Days of Mathmas: Twelve Ways to Improve Your Math Grade

December 6th, 2015

At Study Hut, our local experts will help you improve your grades as well as your study habits. Here are tips from a El Segundo Math Tutor to improve your math grade.

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  1. Do the homework carefully
    Homework is an excuse to get really good at the work before you’re tested on it. If you rush through it, you’re wasting your time! Work through each problem carefully and check the answers to make sure you know what’s what.
  2. Do extra problems
    If you’re only assigned the odds, do the evens! This will save you from cramming and/or bombing the test.
  3. Write down the ‘warm up’ or ‘practice’ problems your teacher puts on the board
    If you’re teacher takes the time to go through it, this problem or something like it will probably appear on the test!
  4. Write out the steps to a problem: “Teach the Alien” Style
    This means you should explain each step in excruciating detail-as if you were teaching an creature from another planet who has never heard of geometry.
  5. Teach your mom how to do a particularly tough problem
    It is scientifically proven that the best way to learn something is to teach it. This is called the protégé effect. 
  6. Color code your notes
    For example, highlight the change in each step!
  7. Make a cheat sheet-and COLOR CODE it (even if you don’t get to use it on the test)
    This is a great way to review and identify the key concepts.
  8. Complete the study guide at least two days before the test
    This way if you’re confused, you have time to figure it out!
  9. Keep those cheat sheets and study guides
    They will be your main study material for the final!
  10. Study your old quizzes and tests
    Do this both for the practice problems and to figure out what type of questions your teacher uses: are they straight from the book? are they from the homework? were they done in class?
  11. Ask for help
    If you aren’t sure how to do it or only kind of understand, go to your teacher before or after school (added bonus: the face time shows that you’re putting in extra effort, which never hurts.)
  12. Come to Study Hut!
    Our college-educated tutors are well versed in all levels of math, from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus. If you’re having trouble, a one-on-one session tailored to your needs with an attentive tutor could be the key to improve your math grade.

Improve Your Math Grade!

Contact us today to find the tutor that’s right for you!

On the first day of Mathmas my true love gave to me: a ticket to the Hut of Study…

El Segundo Chemistry Tutors Love Bond(s)

November 22nd, 2015

The name’s bond, ionic bond.

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In the spirit of the latest 007 movie, Study Hut wants to talk about bonds. El Segundo Chemistry tutors have been talking bonds a lot lately with their chemistry students. In chemistry, there are two main types of bonds that you will run into (none of them named James!) and they are very different!

Covalent bonds

  1. Share the desired electron(s)-This means that the electron spends its time in the shells of both atoms in the bond
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  1. This sharing can be equal (nonpolar)….

El Segundo Chemistry Tutors - nonpolar

  1. or unequal (polar)…
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If one atom has a stronger electronegativity (like attractiveness to an electron) then the shared electron will spend more time with that atom than the other, giving it a slightly negative charge and leaving the other one with a slightly positive charge.

  1. Occur between two nonmetals

Ionic bonds

  1. Steal the desired electron(s)-In this type of bond, the electron is not passed back and forth like a tennis ball. In this type of bond, one atom plucks the electron right out of the other atom’s valence shell and takes it for itself. Now one atom has an extra electron (now it has more electrons than protons so it has a NEGATIVE charge) and the other atom is short an electron (now it has less electrons than protons so it has a POSITIVE charge). Well these two differently charged atoms are attracted to each other and so they hang out together.

El Segundo Chemistry Tutors - ionic

  1. Occur between a nonmetal and a metal.
    This is because nonmetals have almost full valence shells (their p shell’s are so close to full!!) and metals have almost empty valence shells, so metals gladly give their valence electrons to the desperate nonmetals giving everyone an even 8 valence electrons.

For more on bonds and other chemistry help, come on in to El Segundo Study Hut right behind Starbucks. We’ve got plenty of El Segundo Chemistry tutors who would love to translate chemistry into a language that makes sense to you. Our one-on-one sessions guarantee that you will get the support you need to prepare for that test, bring up that grade, and pass that class!

Summer in El Segundo: Tutoring

June 23rd, 2015

As summer in El Segundo arrives and the school year comes to an end, Study Hut is relishing the achievements of our students and looking forward to summertime and the next school year. The 2014-2015 academic year has been exciting and enjoyable for Study Hut, El Segundo. We take great pride in seeing the growth and progress of our students as they strive to reach their academic goals, and we put forth our best effort to assist them every step of the way.

This school year we served local El Segundo School District students from El Segundo High School, El Segundo Middle School, Center Street School, and Richmond Street School. We also had the privilege of working with students from the surrounding districts of LAUSD, MBUSD, and RBUSD, coming from Mira Costa High, Redondo Union High, Reseda High, Manhattan Beach Middle School, and Parras Middle School. Additionally, we had some wonderful students from the local private schools Vistamar, St. John Bosco, Bishop Montgomery, Loyola, and Chadwick.

Working with such a wide variety of students and school districts has been a wonderful way for us to grow as a service: broadening our knowledge of varying curriculums and school expectations. Whether we were working with a 3rd grader on Common Core math enrichment and reading comprehension, or helping a high school Junior succeed in challenging Spanish and calculus classes, we have been able to exceed expectations and propel students to new heights in their personal academic success. We also enjoyed working with El Segundo High this school year by administering, proctoring, and reviewing full-length practice SATs and ACTs for our local students, creating a valuable resource to them as they strive to achieve their best result on these crucial tests. Now that summer in El Segundo has arrived, we are enjoying a brief respite from the rigours of the academic year, and refocusing our energy to best assist our summer students.

We will continue to work with students through the summer in El Segundo, concentrating on varying areas determined by student need. The waning obligations of summertime offers a great opportunity for students to get a head start on upcoming classes with one-on-one tutoring. Our summer students will be introduced to forthcoming concepts, solidify fundamentals while enriching current understanding, and/or undertake a test preparation program to improve on the SAT and/or ACT. For our incoming Seniors, summer is a great time to make the final push for a solid SAT/ACT score in the fall, and to begin working with a tutor to develop a plan of attack for college applications and their entailing essays and personal statements. Regardless of the specific focus, summer tutoring is an excellent way for students to stay engaged and enter the upcoming school year with a smooth transition to more advanced coursework.

We look forward to continuing to serve El Segundo and the surrounding communities through the summer and next school year. Check out the Hut!

New tiki Hut puts a twist on outside tutoring

July 23rd, 2012

Need to get some schoolwork done but don’t want to sit inside? Well The Study Hut in El Segundo has something new and it’s very exciting! What is it you ask? A TIKI HUT! The Tiki Hut was hand built by SP, Justin, Taylor, Adam, and Sam.  It’s located on the North Patio of the Hut and is a perfect studying atmosphere for the students! For those that enjoy being outdoors, the hut is a great opportunity to enjoy being outside and still getting that wonderful beachy feel. The students at the El Segundo Study Hut are truly enjoying this one of a kind creation. The Tiki Hut is also a great place for students to take a break from their work and be able to hang out with the other students. When you enter the Tiki Hut, you can feel the tropics at your fingertips. Having the Hut on El Segundo’s Patio is like taking a mini vacation on a regular old study break. This new addition was lit up last weekend with tiki torches and and welcomed with a limbo contest. If you have not had the chance to see the Tiki Hut, you can’t miss it. This creation was a perfect match for the El Segundo Study Hut and truly gives it that relaxing tropical feeling. The Tiki Hut is a positive impact for the Study Hut and hopefully is around for a long time.

El Segundo – first impressions of the Hut

June 5th, 2012

When you are a student getting tutored, you want to be in a relaxed environment where you
can learn and have fun at the same time and the newly remodeled El Segundo Study Hut does just that.  Here at the Study Hut, we pride ourselves on creating a comfortable environment where students are happy to get tutored, though also be motivated to study and do well. Our Study Hut in El Segundo has numerous rooms, each that have a relaxed beach feeling to them, and we hope that students can feel that relaxed vibe when they enter the study Hut.

When I walked into the Study Hut today for the first time, my attitude completely changed when I walked inside. As I was driving here, I was distracted and had a lot on my mind, though once I got to the Study Hut in El Segundo I became very relaxed and focused. The Study Hut is very organized, and it is not busy or overcrowded. The colors definitely helped me feel focused, since the colors on the walls are not overwhelming or distracting.

From the surfboards and the wood floors, to the bamboo and calming pictures on the wall, the
Study Hut has a great balance to it. As you look around the Study Hut, you will realize that the walls are painted different shades of green, which balances well with the bamboo and the wood floors. This Study Hut in particular has a very homey feeling, seeing as how it’s actually a living complex, with a full bathroom and that’s why it has many different rooms.

This Study Hut is usually quiet, since not many students are here at the same time.

 

New El Segundo up and running!

May 3rd, 2012

The renovations at Study Hut Tutoring in El Segundo have been amazing. The Hut is completely transformed, and based on early polling, this is the coolest looking Hut ever! We have a full side yard, definitely big enough for the tutors’ end-of-the-year BBQ 😉

So what kind of renovations have we been doing? Everything from opening up a new lobby and expanded tutoring space in the back, to new plants, paintings, wallpaper, and more. This is going to mean more space for students and tutors to spread out, and will ultimately lead to a more intimate, productive tutoring environment.

Have you been to the best tutoring location in the South Bay? Do you need help with math tutoring, English tutoring, or perhaps another subject that has been plaguing you? Don’t let the difficult curriculum at ESHS or other local schools keep you from achieving your goals. Study Hut is hear to help!

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