MBMS Study Skills

August 22nd, 2018

Are you interested in signing up for MBMS Study Skills afters school program?

MBMS Study Skills sign-ups are already underway for the 2018-2019 school year.  For the 4th consecutive year, Study Hut Tutoring and the MBMS PTA have partnered to deliver 3 -1hr sessions, after school in room 109.  The sessions are separated by grade level.  Each grade level meets from 3-4pm for three consecutive weeks on the same day each week.  Below you will find the 8th, 7th grade flier, and the 6th grade flier, respectively.

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To sign up for the 2018-2019 MBMS Study Skills program, you can go to studyhut.com/mbmsstudyskills or call (310)546-2408 or email studyskills@studyhut.com

You’ll notice that the sessions are non-transferable and non-refundable with no-makeups.  Sign-ups for the MBMS Study Skills program are on a first come first serve basis, and space is limited to 30 students per grade level.

Based on the popularity of the program in previous years, it is strongly advised that parents sign up quickly to reserve their spot.  The price is $125 and includes all materials.  The group program is led by one of the owners of Study Hut Tutoring, on campus, in room 109 at the Manhattan Beach Middle School.  Topics will include the big picture, which includes goal setting, class expectations, and a school timeline.  We will also cover how to effectively track and record homework, tests, quizzes and due dates in the daily planner.  Moreover, we will dive into how to create an effective 5 day study plan for each of the core academic classes.

The keys to developing effective study skills go beyond tools and tasks.  It is important that the student is not only persistent but also adapts to feedback from educators that are trying to help.   A big part of developing effective study skills is to block out times on the days leading up to an exam or a quiz.  Brain science has told us a lot about the power of bite size nuggets of information sprinkled in each day, with good nights of sleep in between.  For more information, please call Study Hut for a free consultation–there is no obligation to sign up–we want to clue people in with respect to the most effective methods to execute your student’s specific goals.  After all, this process is both highly personal, individualized, and tailored based on a number of unique factors.

Summer Tutoring in Manhattan Beach

June 21st, 2015

After a fantastic 2014-2015 school year in Manhattan Beach, Mira Costa students are about to enjoy some fun in the sun.  While many have finished their SAT and ACT exams, others are starting summer school.  So for those of you who have to spend some morning time in the classroom, Study Hut Tutoring is here for you after class, at our new summer location: 1208 Artesia Blvd. in Hermosa Beach, across the street from Mira Costa High School.

Our geometry tutors are standing by– we are available for hourly sessions Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm.  Whether you are getting ahead and taking Modern World History or US history, we have the local experts and books you need in order to earn A’s over summer.  It is important to get off on the right foot because the summer classes are especially condensed, often only 4-6 weeks long.  If it’s algebra tutoring you need, our top people are locked and loaded, ready to go.

Mira Costa High School isn’t the only school letting loose.  Students from Manhattan Beach Middle School are “free at last” from the rigors of Mr. Rucker’s Boulder, Mrs. Luke’s math homework and early morning tutoring sessions on Late Start Wednesdays.  Now that school is out, a lot of students are coming to Study Hut Tutoring for summer tutoring in Manhattan Beach to brush up on their pre-algebra skills, five paragraph essay writing, and Spanish verbs.  These basics are quintessential to earning top marks in the fall.  While buoy swims are equally as important for the body, the mind requires specific tuning in order to test well in early September.

For those students who have just wrapped up their last days at Grandview Elementary, Pacific Elementary, Robinson Elementary, and Pennykamp Elementary, there is a real transition that lies ahead as they enter into Manhattan Beach Middle School.  Now more than ever, incoming 6th graders will be put to the test.  But not to worry, Study Hut Tutoring is in your corner, having just helped a plethora of students with wide ranging needs, we are ready to help you tackle these challenges: we have the books, we know the curriculum, and you’re going to have a ton of fun knockin’ it out with us. Come in for engaging summer tutoring in Manhattan Beach to keep your mind fresh!

 

Scholar Quiz at MCHS and MBMS

June 9th, 2014

These past few weeks excitement waas in the air as Scholar Quiz took place! Both the Mira Costa High School study body and the Manhattan Beach Middle School student body, both competed in what we like the call, “The Scholar Quiz.”

Teams of 4 compete in different rounds of Lightning Rounds and Bonus Rounds. During the bonus rounds, you can score up to 20 points. Scholar Quiz’s premise is the same as that of the popular game ‘Jeopardy’. Each team includes four students. The the game consists of two teams of four students each, a Reader, Judge, and a Scorer.

Other schools put on their own Scholar Quiz as well. The idea started at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. Mr. Cooper, former PV High Econ teacher and Football coach, and  Barton, PV High teacher, took the idea from Costa. Both teachers attended and taught at Mira Costa High School. Cooper approached Barton, and PV High’s Scholar Quiz began in 2005.

There are three types of questions asked in the Scholar Quiz- Toss Up, Bonus, and Lightning Round questions. A toss up question is one that either team can answer. The first team raising a placard is given the first opportunity to answer. If they answer incorrectly,  the second team has a chance to answer the same question. A toss up question may lead to a Bonus Round. The Bonus Round includes a specific topic with four questions. This round is where teammates work together to come up with the final answer. Only the team that wins the Toss Up can benefit from the Bonus Round. A Lightning Round question is one where ten questions are given in quick succession to the teams, with each team being allowed to answer only once. If a team answers a Lightning Round question incorrectly, they are penalized with a loss of points.

Pictured below are the winners from the MCHS Scholar Quiz

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Pictured below are the winners from the MBMS Scholar Quiz

 

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Welcome Tommy to MBMS Wednesday Mornings

February 5th, 2014

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Our wednesday mornings have been going great so far this year at Manhattan Beach Middle School. We want to welcome tutor Tommy to our Wednesday morning tutoring sessions. Ashley has to go student teaching now so we have recruited Tommy to help us out!

We have had a great turnout these past two weeks and have been getting a lot of good press from the school!

The last two times we have been at the Middle School we had 20-30 students show up both times which is better than the turnout from last year.

We are in a new room this year on the 2nd floor and have a lot of space for the students.

We have three tutors that attend the Wednesday morning tutoring to help the students out in any subject that they need.

We have two teacher aids that sit with us in the classroom to help out and facilitate the morning.

The students love coming to eat doughnuts since we bring doughnuts in the morning to get the students pumped up and excited to come to Wednesday morning tutoring.

We will be there every Wednesday at 8am to help students during late start and we hope to see a lot of students there!

If more students start to show up we may extend into another classroom to make sure that we have enough room for all the students!

Many of the students there on Wednesday worked on math and Social Studies.

Only a few of the students who come into the Wednesday morning at students at the Study Hut, so we have enjoyed meeting new students and hoping that they will come to the Study Hut as well!

So far we’ve had a great turn out and MBMS has been great to work with and have worked with us during every step.

Let us know if you have any questions or you can call our Manhattan office at (310)546-2408 with any questions or inquiries that you have!

 

MBMS Wednesday Morning Free Tutoring

October 17th, 2013

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We have started tutoring at Manhattan Beach Middle School again on Wednesday mornings at 8am during late start!

We have had a great turnout these past two weeks and have been getting a lot of good press from the school!

The last two times we have been at the Middle School we had 20-30 students show up both times which is better than the turnout from last year.

We are in a new room this year on the 2nd floor and have a lot of space for the students.

We have three tutors that attend the Wednesday morning tutoring to help the students out in any subject that they need.

We have two teacher aids that sit with us in the classroom to help out and facilitate the morning.

The students love coming to eat doughnuts since we bring doughnuts in the morning to get the students pumped up and excited to come to Wednesday morning tutoring.

We will be there every Wednesday at 8am to help students during late start and we hope to see a lot of students there!

If more students start to show up we may extend into another classroom to make sure that we have enough room for all the students!

Many of the students there on Wednesday worked on math and Social Studies.

Only a few of the students who come into the Wednesday morning at students at the Study Hut, so we have enjoyed meeting new students and hoping that they will come to the Study Hut as well!

So far we’ve had a great turn out and MBMS has been great to work with and have worked with us during every step.

Let us know if you have any questions or you can call our Manhattan office at (310)546-2408 with any questions or inquiries that you have!

Graduation!!!

June 20th, 2013

The year is finally over! Congrats to everyone who finished their finals this week and are officially on summer vacation! We have had a great Spring semester and hope to see many of you during the summer here at the Study Hut. 

The schools around the neighborhood have all held their commencements and we want to congratulate all the students!! To those going from 8th grade to High School or those going from High School to College, have a wonderful summer and we know you will continue to do well and succeed!

Here are the schools that have held graduation in the area:

Redondo Union High School: Friday June 14th @ 2pm

Mira Costa High School: Thursday June 20th @ 5-6pm at Waller Stadium

Palos Verdes High School: 2pm Graduation on Wednesday June 5th 

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School: Wednesday June 12th 

Manhattan Beach Middle School: Wednesday June 19th @6:30pm-9pm at the Gym/MPR

For those starting summer school – Keep in mind:

Besides our normal $45/hr tutoring and our SAT tutoring… we have 4 different programs you can sign up for. We have an Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and summer reading class!

We have many great summer programs that we are offering this summer so here is all the important information you need to know! If you don’t need to sign up for a class – we also have normal one-on-one tutoring for summer school. 

The summer courses all take place between July 8th and August 8th – it’s a 5 week program – 20 hours a week – and it costs $495. 

We are going to cap the classes at 10 students each so sign up now to make sure you get a spot! 

The Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry classes are prep classes to help students prepare for the course that they’re taking in the fall. These classes will be taught by our same tutors that work here, and will either take place on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

For the summer reading, get ahead this summer! We have experienced tutors for all the reading levels and for every book on the summer reading lists! Learn to annotate and analyze literature and practice quizzes included!!

If you are interested, you can call the Study Hut!

For Manhattan Beach Location: 

Manhattan Beach: (310)546-2408 or you can e-mail: Samantha@studyhut.com

For Redondo Beach Location:

Redondo Beach: (310)540-5888 or you can e-mail: Justin@studyhut.com

Scholar Quiz 2013!! June 2nd @ the Manhattan Beach Country Club!

June 4th, 2013

Scholar Quiz 2013 – Blog part 1

We had a great turnout at our first ever Study Hut Foundation Parent/Teacher Scholar Quiz on Sunday June 2nd at the Manhattan Beach Country Club! 

We had 16 teams participate at our event, and the event lasted from 4pm until 8pm. The winning team’s name was WB and the Funky 3. 

The teams were parents and teachers from all the surrounding areas including Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach. Many teachers from the schools participated including: Palos Verdes, West High School, Manhattan Beach Middle School, and Mira Costa High School. 

The questions that were asked ranged from all different subjects, including English, History, Geography, Pop Culture, Math and many more! 

We had a silent auction as well which included restaurant certificates, jewelry, signed memorabilia from the Kings Hockey Team, cupcakes from Susie Cakes, and many more. 

Many local merchants donated silent auction iteams, including but not limited to wine, plants, hair appointments, free tutoring sessions, and music lessons. 

We also had raffle tickets that we sold ($5 for 1 or $20 for 5 tickets). The people who won, received a trip for 2 nights (air fare not included) – and they can pick from over 50 different destinations. 

We served Hors d’œuvres while the event was going on including but not limited too: Quiche and dumplings – and we also had a cash bar outside that overlooked the tennis courts. 

If you would like to donate to the Study Hut Foundation, you can log on to our website at StudyHutFoundation.org and click “Donate” 

As of right now we have 13 students that attend the Study Hut Foundation and next year we are hoping to bump it up to 50 students. We are seeing improvements already in their grades and have changed the way that the students view going to school. 

Thanks to all the teams that participated! Congrats to the winners! Thanks again to everyone that came out and supported our event! We really appreciate it!

Stay tuned for Part 2 and more pictures in the next blog! 

Manhattan Beach Middle School Scholar Quiz

May 21st, 2013

The Manhattan Beach Middle School Scholar Quiz starts tomorrow and we are so excited to be able to help volunteer throughout the next few days to make the scholar quiz the best it can   be!!

Louise DuMont is the Volunteer Coordinator for the MBMS Scholar Quiz and we are excited to be working along side her! 

Our jobs are listed below:

Rob  – Reader
Sean – Reader
Sam – Reader
Nicole – Flag Judge
Rhiannon – Flag Judge
Kristen – Scorekeeper
Rita – Scorekeeper
Ashley – Scorekeeper
Mason – Scorekeeper
Andrea – Scorekeeper
Jeff – Alternate
Andrew – Alternate

THE COMPETITION:

 The preliminary rounds will be held May 22-24, continuing May 28 – 31 during lunch (12:30 – 1:05 pm) in various classrooms at MBMS.  The first day, May 22nd, runs a bit longer (12:30-1:20 pm) because two rounds of the competition occur that day. The Finals are scheduled for 1:15 pm on Friday, May 31 in the MBMS MPR.

 On our assigned volunteer days, we will sign in at the Volunteer Check-in Table at the front entrance to MBMS no later than 12:00 noon.  A brief volunteer meeting will be held each day after sign in.  The competition begins at 12:30 p.m. sharp!

 Scholar Quiz is a single-elimination event.  Only the winning team from each preliminary match will move on.  This means that at the end of every round, only half the teams advance.   Due to the number of teams competing, two matches will be played in each room on the first day of competition.

 THE QUESTIONS:

 Questions for the competition are taken from the areas of Math, Science, Literature, Grammar, Social Studies, Geography, the Arts, Sports, and Popular Culture.

 Each round of the competition is divided into two parts by a 1-2 minute half-time.

 Three types of questions will be asked — Toss-Up, Bonus and Lightning Round:

 1)Toss-Up Questions:  Both teams have 5 seconds, after the reading of the Toss-Up question is completed, to answer.  For Math questions, 10 seconds are given.  With Toss-Up questions, if the first team to answer does so incorrectly, the second team is given an opportunity to answer immediately.  The question is not re-read for the second team, nor is an additional 5 seconds given to answer.

 2) Four-Part Bonus Questions:  ONLY the team which correctly answered the preceding Toss-Up question may answer this question.  Teams have 20 seconds to confer before the Team Captain must immediately provide all four answers.

3)Lightning-Round Questions:   Both teams have 1–2 seconds to answer these 10 rapidly-delivered, theme-related questions.  With Lightning Round questions ONLY, if the first team to answer does so incorrectly, 5 points are deducted from that team’s score AND the second team is NOT given an opportunity to answer.

 ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS:

 Players will signal they are ready to answer Toss-Up and Lightning Round questions by raising their flags.  The first person to raise his/her flag receives the first opportunity to answer.

 If a flag is raised and a team is called upon to answer BEFORE the reading of a question is complete, the question will not be finished being read and the team must answer immediately.  If the answer is incorrect, the reading of the Toss-Up question will be completed for the second team.

 SCORING:

·   Toss-Up Questions:  5 points each.

·   Bonus Questions:  divided into 4 parts, each worth 5 points, for a maximum of 20 points.

·   Lightning Round Questions:  5 points if answered correctly.  However, 5 points are deducted for an incorrect answer.

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