Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo Beach Schools Open House!!

April 25th, 2013

THE MANHATTAN BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE WAS LAST NIGHT: 
April 23 2013

It’s a busy night! Here’s the evening at a glance.

MBMS, 4:45 – 7:30 pm

4:45 Book Fair will be open, Staff Lunch Room behind MPR

5:25 PTA Meeting, all welcome! MPR

6:00 Classroom visits

Study Hut Office Manager Sam and Co-Owner SP attended the Open House and passed out fliers and talked about the Study Hut and upcoming summer enrichment programs that we offer.

The students at Manhattan Beach Middle School got out early from school yesterday so that the teachers could prepare and set up for open house.

At open houses, parents can talk to the teachers about how the year is going and see what projects and work the students have done throughout the year.

For Redondo Beach schoools, Paris Middle School is having their open house tomorrow on April 25th.

The Activities for the open house at Paris Middle School:

Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Hot Dog BBQ for

Incoming Parents and Students

Enjoy listening to our Jazz Band

5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. PTSA

Opportunity Drawing – Gym

6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. Visit Classrooms

For Adams Middle School Open House (here’s what it says on their website)

Adams Middle School Open House Night

Please join us for Open House on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm.  Open House is a great way to see all the amazing things going on in your child’s classroom, other teachers’ rooms, and to connect with Adams families.  Dismissal will be at 12:29 p.m. on this day.

Here is the schedule for the evening:

5:30 – 7:00   Taco Cart and Shave Ice cart               Eagle Quad

5:30 – 6:30   Band Performance                              Eagle Quad

5:30 – 8:00   Book Fair                                           Room #5

5:30 – 8:00   Hands On Art Show                            Library

5:30 – 8:00   Science Fair projects                          Cafeteria

6:00 – 7:30   Classroom Visitations

7:00             Science Fair Winners Announced        Eagle Quad

Hermosa Valley School’s Open House is not until May 30th 

My tutoring session today!

April 5th, 2013

Today I tutored a third grade boy who goes to Hermosa Valley School. He is on Spring Break but his mom brought him in to work on multiplication and division problems for math. Usually we work on his homework but he was caught up on his homework for the following week so we concentrated all on math.

We did not have any division flashcards in the office, but we did have multiplication ones so we worked on multiplication first. I let my student study the flashcards for 15 minutes and then I quizzed him on the answers for 15 minutes and re did the ones he was not sure about. I wrote down the ones he got wrong so he could study them at home. 8 x 7 = 56 was the hardest one for him to remember.

He knew most of the answers, the easiest being the 1’s times tables – 5 times tables. He knew all the tricks like using your hands for the 9s times tables.

When he didn’t know any answer or did not want to figure it out, he would just guess, even though I knew that he knew the answer. I then made him fill out a worksheet of multiplication tables that he got to take home and look over after his session. The ones he really struggled with were the 12s times tables, which are difficult for any 3rd grader.

Then we moved on to division. I printed out worksheets since we did not have division flashcards, so we went over different worksheets. He struggled more with division, but he said he enjoyed division more than multiplication.

I let him have 15 minutes to fill out the division worksheet and then we went over it for 15 minutes. It was perfect timing. It took him a little longer on the division since you have to think backwards in a sense. He was in great spirits and knows that if he thinks about it, he can get the answer right.

New Tutor Mena

May 23rd, 2012

My name is Mena Hanna and I am a new tutor at Study Hut in Manhattan Beach. My employment here has not yet exceeded two weeks and already I have been able to connect with the staff as well as the students that come through here. The staff is composed of college graduate and undergraduate students who are buzzing with knowledge and enthusiasm. Everyday here is a new experience and every encounter with a staff member is warm and friendly with just the right amount of cheerful comedy.

The students that come through here are bright, delightful kids who are incredibly outgoing. Students come from all around Manhattan Beach including Redondo Union High School and Mira Costa and that’s only high school! Elementary school students come from Pennekamp, Pacific, Grandview, and Robinson. Middle schooler from Manhattan Beach Middle School, American Martyrs, and Hermosa Valley. With all those mentioned, there are still others. What’s great about students all coming from one district is that many of the kids are familiar with each other and that adds to the incredible environment that is evident as soon as you step into the door.

With the combination of friendly staff and outgoing kids the atmosphere is awesome! Kids come to get tutored and have a great time doing it. They have the opportunity to create friendships with some very amazing people. Just the other day I walked in and was greeted by a student who I had only tutored once before. The greatest thing is that no one here can be considered an outsider. As soon as you walk in you have officially joined the Manhattan Beach Study Hut family, a family with strong values and character. I believe that this will be an extraordinary experience and I have no doubt that I will love every minute of it!