Palos Verdes Chemistry Tutor

March 1st, 2016

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re looking for a Palos Verdes chemistry tutor!  Whether you’re cramming for a test or just need help with homework, Study Hut Tutoring has got you covered.  We have tutors familiar with all levels of chemistry, everything from the basics to AP Chem. Looking for prep for the chemistry SAT subject test? We suggest coming in once or twice a week for homework/test help and one weekend day for preparation for the subject test.

You know those tricky problems or tough concepts that you just can’t seem to get?  Maybe your teacher or friends have tried explaining it to you and it doesn’t click – yet.  That means it’s time to talk to a Study Hut tutor.  We know from experience that every student has a unique learning style. If you meet with a Palos Verdes chemistry tutor from Study Hut, we will sit down and work through the idea until you’re 100% confident in your chemistry abilities!

Palos Verdes Chemistry Tutor

Are you good at understanding concepts, but still have trouble with homework or tests?  No worries!  We’ll help you through homework problems, practice problems, and test prep so that you feel like a real pro.

Palos Verdes Chemistry Tutor

Not this kind of pro!

Study Hut provides one-on-one tutoring with an experienced Palos Verdes chemistry tutor.  We’re keen on giving students an environment where they’re relaxed and focused.  We know how to work hard and get a lot done without all the stress.  Our tutors are friendly and proven to work well with all kinds of students.  That’s what makes both us and our patrons successful.  Many students walk away with grades an entire letter grade or more higher than when they first came to us!

Study tip: look at the units given to you in the word problem. Does it give you an idea of what formula you should be using? It should! If not, can you convert the units into some that will look more familiar (mg into g, or km into m)?

Still have questions?  Fill out the form to the right and we’ll help schedule you or your student with a Palos Verdes chemistry tutor according to your/their needs.  Happy studying!

Palos Verdes Spanish Tutor

November 12th, 2015

Struggling to understand Spanish? It used to be easier, right? But then all of a sudden, you get dumped with a mountain of new verb conjugations, subjunctive moods, grammar and vocabulary, and even though you try really hard to understand the material, it’s just not clicking.

Well, your worries are over: come down to Study Hut Redondo Beach to see a Palos Verdes Spanish tutor! Located on the outskirts of the Riviera on Avenue I, we’re ready to get you back on track to ace every Spanish test and to boost your confidence in your writing and speaking abilities. Even if you feel like there’s no way that you can catch up–that there’s so much material and you don’t know where to begin–don’t doubt yourself! You can do it, and we want to help.

Palos Verdes Spanish Tutor

The Study Hut is a tutoring organization that has coached Spanish students in the South Bay for years. We employ local college graduates well-versed in the language, and thanks to their expertise and dedication to the students, we have seen many success stories. Most recently, one of our current seniors, Joey, was struggling in Spanish 3 for most of his junior year. He fell behind early on, and felt that he couldn’t catch up.

BUT, once he started coming in to see a Palos Verdes Spanish tutor once a week, then twice a week, and finally three times a week, he improved dramatically! We boosted his grade from an F to a B in just a few months, and by the end of the year, he could conjugate the preterite, imperfect, present perfect, past perfect, conditional and future tenses no problem. Apart from conjugations, Joey also learned to how and when to use the subjunctive mood, and increased his efficiency in remembering new vocabulary. Over the course of a semester of working with a Palos Verdes Spanish tutor, he not only grew more confident in using Spanish, he also acquired crucial study skills that transferred over to his other classes, and will continue to assist him throughout his education.

So, do you want to improve? Think you’re willing to give us a chance? Go ahead and fill out the contact form on this page or give us a ring at (310)540-5888. We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you succeed! ¡Suerte!

Want to ace the ACT?

October 21st, 2015

Come down to the Study Hut in Redondo Beach, where we arm students like you from all over the South Bay with strategies to excel on every section of the test. We understand that taking the ACT coincides with a very crucial time in students’ lives: when you decide where you want to go to college. On top of making sure that your grades and applications are in order, you also have to worry about preparing for a four-hour long test designed to evaluate almost everything you’ve learned in high school. It’s enough to make anyone stressed out. But that’s okay. Even the best students aren’t always the best test-takers, so don’t worry; you’re not alone if you think you need help.

ACT book

ACT at the Redondo Beach Hut

At the Hut we employ graduates from renowned universities, including UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and Cal Poly SLO to equip you with the leading ACT test-taking skills. So, when the time comes to take the test, you will not only be able to complete it efficiently, you’ll be able to do so confidently.

Because we work with students from a diverse pool of high schools — Palos Verdes, Peninsula, South Torrance, Redondo Union, Loyola and others — we have plenty of experience adapting these test-taking strategies to best fit your specific needs. No matter what your subject background or your skill level, we are ready to help you.

So how does this work? First, we set you up with a free and brief consultation where we determine the ACT prep course that’s right for you. Our packages range from 12 to 16 to 20 sessions total, with each session lasting two hours. After we set up the course that best suits your schedule and abilities, you start meeting with your tutor! Together we’ll help you dissect complex reading passages, simplify the steps you take to answer questions correctly, and prepare you to make more educated guesses.

Over the years, the Hut has witnessed so many of its students exceed their expectations on the ACT, and we would love to catalyze your success too.

Ready to give this a shot? Either fill out the contact form on this page or give us a ring at (310)540-5888. We’re looking forward to gearing you up!

Tutoring for the Youngsters

February 28th, 2011

Young children are often overlooked when it comes to the tutoring industry. At the high school level, parents work hard to motivate and challenge their children academically. They pressure their child to work hard and get good grades at the hopes of the acceptance into a prestigious and well renowned school. Why not start at a young age?

Learning good study habits is imperative to the success of a student; not only in the school setting, but outside as well. Children need to learn study skills, reading skills, and good work ethic from the beginning. In the primary grades, students’ brains are developing at such a rapid rate that this time period proves to be the most crucial in a student’s life. By setting that foundation, the student will have a more transparent view of how to be an outstanding scholar. At study hut, we provide tutoring to all ages. In the younger grades, a student’s academics are primarily focused on literacy. We cater to children by assisting them with fluency, comprehension, and accuracy. The extra practice allows them to feel more confident and motivated in the classroom which produces overall better grades. Needless to say, extra tutoring for young students in the primary grades is extremely beneficial and should not be dismissed.

“A-ha!” Moments

February 17th, 2011

One of the most gratifying things about being a tutor at the Study Hut is when students have an “a-ha!” moment. We’ve all had a few of these; when nothing seems to be making sense and then all of a sudden, everything clicks. It’s a great feeling and one I personally enjoy seeing in our hut students.
Mason is a student at Palos Verdes High School and doesn’t particularly enjoy writing essays. He came in one day with an assignment to write about someone who has influenced his life in a positive way. Mason had a lot of great stories about his football coach but couldn’t figure out how to organize all of this overwhelming information into a structured essay. Mason asked, “Why do I have to organize this? It takes away from the fun of writing my story.” When I told him that an essay is a way of convincing the reader of something you believe in, everything clicked. “Ohhh I can totally convince you.” Mason said with a big grin. After I told Mason to tell me why his coach motivates him, not only was Mason listing positive attributes about his coach, but he was also giving me descriptive reasons and examples that helped support his argument.
After he told me everything, we got it down on paper in an outline format. Mason expressed that outlining the essay actually wasn’t as hard as he originally thought. He also even thought it was cool that he was able to write an essay about something that was important in his life.
Whether it’s writing essays, studying for chemistry or working out A.P. calculus problems, students are bound to have many “a-ha!” moments while working with tutors at the Study Hut.

PSAT tutoring at PV High

February 14th, 2011

Spring semester is underway at Palos Verdes High School, and for sophomores in the AVID program, this means exposure to a whole new style of testing. As many of us know, the SAT is a very different type of test. Likewise, the PSAT is meant to serve as preliminary exposure to this different testing style for 10th grade students. For most sophomores, the PSAT is the first test they have ever seen in which there is a penalty for guessing incorrectly.

On a typical exam in history class or biology, a student is encouraged to answer each and every question to the best of his or her abilities. Any question the student is unsure about should be guessed at using strategies such as elimination. The same is not true of the SAT and the PSAT – on these tests, students must determine their own confidence level on a given problem, and must answer two questions:

– Is this question worth spending time considering?
– Can I eliminate one or more answers with certainty?

The truth is that most students have tremendous difficulty with answering these questions, which is why so many students need training for the SAT.

PV High AVID students have a huge advantage, then, because they are exposed to this style of test at an earlier age. It gives students more time to adjust to the style and become acclimated to the scoring system. Moreover, these students receive this training for free, as a perk of being part of such a prestigious program, and because of the excellent relationship between Study Hut Tutoring and the Palos Verdes High School AVID program. It is no wonder than dozens of students are turned away from the program each year, and it should come as no surprise that the application process for 8th graders is so competitive.

Palos Verdes Middle School Tutor

May 12th, 2009

When attending middle school, organization is key to success, and that is why we focus a lot of our energy on the implementation of organizational skills. Assuring students’ backpacks are clean and folders have dividers are ways we aid in promoting the success of our students. We try to incorporate good habits while the students are young so they can really utilize these skills as they get older. As students grow, so does their workload,  and organization only becomes that much more important with age.
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Palos Verdes High School Tutoring

February 23rd, 2009

Attention Palos Verdes High Sea Kings! Are Mr. Broughton’s math problems making your head hurt? Confused on how to tackle Mr. Whitmer’s assignment? No worries, just pop into Study Hut, your neighborhood school assistant center. Come in and get help from people familiar with your school’s curriculum and your teacher’s expectations. Many of our tutors went to your school, and some even had your particular teacher, so they are prepared and eager to help you ace every test they throw at you. Read the rest of this entry »