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)….

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  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.

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  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!

Math Tutor in El Segundo

November 5th, 2015

Is math giving your child exceptional trouble in school? Are you looking to instill him or her with solid confidence in math whether it is common core or Calculus? If this applies to you, then look no further as El Segundo Study Hut can accommodate all of your needs and more!

Signing up is simple whether you fill out a contact form, call on the phone, or send us an email. Our friendly staff is happy to discuss the perfect plan that will meet your specific needs.

Study Hut offers one-on-one tutoring of one-hour sessions in which the the math tutor assesses your child’s issues immediately in order to produce the best solution. This program is highly effective as it allows the math tutor to build a close relationship with the student and therefore create catered methods of study and teaching. The student’s one hour session is also extremely prioritized as the math tutor keeps detailed records of each session in order to document student progress. This ensures that there is never a substantial step back in the student’s learning and comprehension of the material. While a one hour session may seem short, El Segundo Study Hut’s math tutors use time effectively in order to pack as much material as possible but without overwhelming the student.This type of program has shown students to improve immensely and quickly as a result. In addition, more time is always an option. If you would prefer to schedule a 2-hour session, we can do that too!

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Tutoring in any math subject is offered here at El Segundo Study Hut. Whether the student needs help in understanding the fundamentals of Algebra or just can’t seem to grasp certain concepts in Precalculus, Study Hut is ready to build on the student’s existing skills and raise grades! With personable and passionate tutors combined with an easy-breezy learning environment, El Segundo Study Hut is the place for every student’s math needs!

 

Summer Prep at the Hut

June 24th, 2014

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Here is a comprehensive list of programs to help your  student stay ahead this fall.

– SAT and ACT classes both one-on-one and group courses. Our group course for SAT’s and ACT’s start after the July 4th weekend.

– Spanish 1/2 and Spanish 3/4 Workshops

– Elementary to Middle School and Middle School to High School Transition Sessions

– Algebra 1, Geometry, and Alg 2 Prep Classes which will start at the end of July. Joey will be teaching some of the courses in the Manhattan Beach Location.

– General Summer School Help

We are open Monday-Friday and you can contact our managers to book appointments for summer. Manhattan Beach Location: Kristen@studyhut.com – (310)546-2408, Redondo Beach Location: Justin@studyhut.com – (310)540-5888, and our El Segundo Location: Alex@studyhut.com (310)648-8526

Photo Blog – Hut offices

February 20th, 2014

 This week we are featuring three photos from our different offices in our photo blog. Here are some fun updates for this week!

We hope the students that have off are enjoying their Ski-Week. Let us know what you have been doing over the Ski Week and we will post stories on our blog for others to read about.

If you would like to schedule appointment, you can call the Manhattan Beach Location at (310)546-2408, Redondo Beach Location at (310)540-5888 or the El Segundo location at (310) 648-8526.

We have bananas growing at our El Segundo office!!

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In our Manhattan office – Ben received an A on his Calculus test! Kuddos to his tutor Josh for helping him out!

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Student of the day was Grace!

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If there is something interesting that you read about on our blog, you can let us know on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/studyhut

We love getting your feedback on our Facebook page!

 

FINALS SEASON – Winter 2014

January 13th, 2014

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It’s that time of the year again… that cliche statement.. “the most wonderful time of the year”… Ok, not really… but it is FINALS SEASON.

This month will be one of the busiest weeks for our offices!! PV takes finals this week, followed by Torrance and Manhattan Beach and then Redondo Beach!

We are in communication with RUEF about doing preparation for finals week so e-mail the principal with your support!

This weekend we will be going to both West (Friday 3 to 6pm) and West (Saturday  9am to 12noon) for free Finals Tutoring.

We hope our 7th grade students are having fun at science camp this week.

We were at Peninsula High and at Palos Verdes High for about 5 hours!  This past weekend the Study Hut went to both Peninsula High and Palos Verdes High to work with their AVID programs. We had about 10 tutors that volunteered to help out and tutor in all different subjects.

The Study Hut will be open on Monday January 20st – Martin Luther King Jr Day – since schools have off that day.

Please contact the correct branch to schedule appointments with us. Redondo Beach (310)540-5888, Manhattan Beach (310)546-2408, El Segundo, and Newport Beach.

All our students have worked very hard this semester and we are anxious to know how everyone does on finals!

Once finals are over the students in Manhattan can start to prepare for Ski Week the 2nd week of February!

 

Summer traveling plans!!

July 23rd, 2013

“Summertime,

And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high

Your daddy’s rich
And your mamma’s good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry”

We all know the famous song about Summertime! For many of our tutors, summertime is a relaxing few months and gives many of our tutors time to travel and plan fun trips to new places. Many of our girl tutors planned a fun camping weekend in Big Bear and had a great time out in the wilderness.

Our office managers and assistant managers including Co-Owners Rob and SP, MB Office Manager Sam, MB Assistant Manager Kristen, El Segundo Office Manager Adam, RB Office Manager Justin and RB Assistant Manager Tara took a rode trip to the Green River in Utah and canoed for 3 days and over 80 miles down the river. They came back with sunburns and many of them in pain – but also with unforgettable stories and great bonding moments.

One of our tutors went to Europe for a month and a half to backpack through the European Union from the beginning of June until the middle of July.

Other trips included places like Hawaii, San Francisco, music festivals, Mexico, Nashville, and many more.

We are gearing up for Fall and keeping a list of students who want certain days and times during the fall semester – so let us know if you want to be added to our list.

As August slowly approaches, we are getting ready to say goodbye to some of our amazing co-workers here at the Study Hut.

Our MB Office Manager Sam – who has worked at the Study Hut since the beginning – is leaving for Grad School in Nashville soon .

Our El Segundo Office Manager Adam is leaving soon for Texas and our RB Assistant Manager Tara is leaving for Grad School in Northern California soon as well.

We are sad to see them leave, but they are a huge part of our Study Hut family.

STUDY HUT FOUNDATION CPK FUNDRAISER

May 23rd, 2013

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! All day today our Study Hut Foundation will be holding a fundraiser a CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) in Manhattan Beach in the Manhattan Beach Village Mall Parking – to raise money for our Study Hut Foundation! If you bring in a flier, 20% of each receipt goes to the Study Hut Foundation!

Nestled on a quiet corner in Lomita, directly across the street from the Lomita Public Library, the Study Hut Foundation is perfectly located to conveniently serve the students of Nathaniel Narbonne High School. The Foundation offers the same tutoring and college prep services that the Study Hut offers at its for-profit locations, but it offers them free of charge to the students who qualify to receive a tutoring scholarship.  The Study Hut Foundation offers a bright and comfortable spot for students to complete homework, study for exams, and prepare for college. Our young, experienced tutors offer personalized tutoring on all subjects in the elementary through high school curriculum.  They are smart, fun, and dedicated to helping students reach their academic potential.

Hours:
Monday – Friday
3PM – 8PM

The Study Hut Foundation aims to provide the same tutoring and test-prep services, which our students in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Newport Beach, and El Segundo have become accustomed to, free of cost to students who could otherwise not afford them.

Afford hard working, motivated students the opportunity to reach their highest academic potential and achieve their goal of attending college.

Improve our community by supporting the good work of committed students.

How Funding Will Be Used:
The goal of the Study Hut Foundation is to support the education of students, in Lomita and neighboring communities, who could not otherwise afford to receive tutoring. As such, the primary function of the funding that the Study Hut Foundation receives will be used to fund scholarships for students who meet Study Hut Foundation qualifications. The scholarships offset the costs of tutoring, including the tutor’s time and the materials used during the session.

El Segundo 2nd Annual “Party in the park”

May 17th, 2013

Our Manhattan Beach Office Manager Sam and our El Segundo Office Manager Adam will be attending the El Segundo 2nd Annual El! Gala “Party in the park” tonight!! Here is the information about the event from their website!! 

Ed! is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer board including parents, community members, local business partners and small staff.  In addition to the board, Ed! has liaisons from the School Board, PTA, School District, and City Council.

Ed!’s sole mission is to raise funds to support our local schools.  Ed! is unique in that it is the only parent organization that can pay for educational programs.  Funding from Ed! is given to ESUSD in the form of a planned and annalized grant.  Every spring, Ed! partners with ESUSD to determine the monetary needs of the school district and identifies the programs and projects the foundation will fund.  Once the grant has been decided, ESUSD plans for the funds in its general budget and Ed! starts fundraising.  Basically, money raised today by Ed! has already been spent by the schools.

Join the Community of El Segundo at the
2nd Annual Ed! Gala “Party in the Park”
Buy Tickets

When: May 17th 2013
Where: Chevron Park in El Segundo. (Located on El Segundo Blvd west of Sepulveda)
Time: 6 – 11pm
Tickets are:
$100 per person
$1,500 for a table of 10 – Includes reserved seating and specialty wine at table
Come and enjoy food, drinks and entertainment all donated by the Business Community of El Segundo.
All proceeds from this Fundraiser will go toward the $900,000 grant Your ES Ed! Foundation will be giving to the ESUSD in June 2013

They are so excited to be working with local business and community sponsors in support of this year’s Gala “Party in the Park.”  

Contact the El Segundo Ed Foundation

641 Sheldon Street

El Segundo, CA 90245

Tel: 310.615.2650 x1229

Fax: 310.322.7939

Email: info@esedf.org

The El Segundo Hometown Fair – Saturday May 4th

May 9th, 2013

EL SEGUNDO HOMETOWN FAIR – SATURDAY MAY 4TH 

Saturday May 4th marked El Segundo’s annual Hometown Fair in the 600 block of Main Street at Library Park.

The Study Hut had a booth at the El Segundo Hometown Fair and passed out fliers and talking to parents and students during the event.

El Segundo Police Department had a display in Library Park that included members from the SWAT team, a motorcycle officer, crime prevention information and a K9 demo at 1 PM.

The event featured carnival rides, a bake-off contest, bike parade, arts and crafts, music, game and food booths; live entertainment and more; where cash prizes will be awarded Co-sponsored by the El Segundo Recreation and Parks Department and the Associated Student Body of El Segundo High School. . It ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For the bake off,  entries were accepted at the Hometown Fair between 9:30am to 11:00am at the Gazebo in Library Park.

The three entries were:

1.) Breads, rolls, sweetbreads and muffins
2.) Cakes and pies
3.) Small sweets and cookies

Wrist bands for carnival rides were $6, and tickets for an electric bike giveaway (valued at $2,000) cost $5.

There was no parking allowed in the 600 blocks of Main St and Richmond St from 6 AM – 6 PM.

The park is located at:

Library Park
101 W. Mariposa Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245

For more information, call 310-524-2700.

The Study Hut Foundation

May 9th, 2013

The Study Hut Foundation officially opened last Wednesday and we are super excited about it!

Nestled on a quiet corner in Lomita, directly across the street from the Lomita Public Library, the Study Hut Foundation is perfectly located to conveniently serve the students of Nathaniel Narbonne High School.
Description
The Study Hut Foundation aims to provide the same tutoring and test-prep services, which our students in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Newport Beach, and El Segundo have become accustomed to, free of cost to students who could otherwise not afford them.Afford hard working, motivated students the opportunity to reach their highest academic potential and achieve their goal of attending college.

Improve our community by supporting the good work of committed students.

How Funding Will Be Used:
The goal of the Study Hut Foundation is to support the education of students, in Lomita and neighboring communities, who could not otherwise afford to receive tutoring. As such, the primary function of the funding that the Study Hut Foundation receives will be used to fund scholarships for students who meet Study Hut Foundation qualifications. The scholarships offset the costs of tutoring, including the tutor’s time and the materials used during the session.

Our Redondo Beach Office Manager Justin went to our Study Hut Foundation on Monday May 6th, and he tutored two students, Gabrielle and Joe. Gabrielle used to get all A’s and now she is getting F’s in Chemistry and Geometry. She forgot her Geometry book so they worked on Chemistry.

Justin then worked with Joe. He is getting D’s in both Algebra 2 and Chemistry. Joe has a hard time balancing between sports and classes but is very capable of getting good grades. He just needs someone to sit down with him and help him with his work.

We have a physics teacher from Mira Costa who is volunteering to work there!

We will be holding our Study Hut Parent/Teacher Scholar Quiz on Sunday June 2nd from 4-9pm at the Manhattan Beach Country Club to help raise funds for the Foundation.