Study Hut: Then & Now

June 7th, 2011

If pushed to describe the biggest change I have seen at the Study Hut from A year ago to today, I think I could some it up in one word: Organization. There is a fancy new scheduling system and absolutely no confusion when a student comes in; the managers know exactly where the students are going and when they are going to be here. Of course I may not be in the inner circle, but it certainly seems there are no mishaps or surprises, at least on the staff side of The Hut.

Of course this wouldn’t be any sort of claim if the Study Hut had many less students than it did before, but this couldn’t be farther from the case. The Hut is BOOMING right now, with more students and Tutors than ever before, and the space to accommodate all of them. I’ve tutored kids from Palos Verdes High, Peninsula High, West Torrance High, and know a few students from my alma mater, Chadwick High School. All in all there has been incredible expansion, and all without making any compromises and concessions, but rather with an impressive

The Study Hut is more streamlined than ever. The hitches that face many young enterprises are all but forgotten, with near seamless scheduling and communication between tutors, supervisors, students, and parents alike. Students are learning and excelling academically more than ever with one-on-one tutors who are more than qualified, with many, if not most, of my peers in graduate programs and experts in more than one field of study. To top it all off, the fun, energetic, friendly core of Study Hut that I grew to love a year ago is itself booming. The tutors love their students and the students their tutors. People are learning, and having fun doing it. Rather than pressure students with the threat of grades or financial success, students here focus on their academics because they are working with tutors whose opinions the students genuinely care about. I feel very grateful and proud to once again be associated with the Study Hut name!

“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.

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 »

Peninsula High School Tutoring

November 18th, 2008

Study Hut, located in the friendly neighborhoods of Manhattan and Redondo Beach, is the place to be on weeknights. Inside, it is impossible to feel lost or overwhelmed with the friendly staff and relaxing environment. Gone are the days of cold and sullen study rooms instead Study Hut is a warm, vibrant, safari themed place that is equipped with all the resources needed to learn. Students from all over Palos Verdes of varying ages and varying schools such as Miraleste, PV Intermediate, Ridgecrest, PVHS, Peninsula, and Ranch Del Mar come to Study Hut and receive help in a wide-range of subjects. The Hut helps students develop study habits, organizational skills, and positive attitudes needed for scholastic success. Read the rest of this entry »

Palos Verdes Tutoring

September 10th, 2008


(310) 540-5888 for Palos Verdes tutoring in the Redondo Beach Riviera office

Think it’s too early to start tutoring? Getting organized at the beginning and learning good study habits helps to prevent missed deadlines, messy backpacks, and procrastination later on. Weekly visits to the Study Hut for elementary school and middle school students help develop good study habits and organizational skills that prevent high school stress and aggravation.

Elementary school and middle school students from all over the South Bay make weekly visits to the Study Hut with friendly tutors that help them organize their backpacks and school supplies, develop methods for test preparation, and help with homework assignments. The important part about elementary tutoring is not always just the factual information but the experience of organizing and developing good study habits that carry over into middle school, high school, and beyond.

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