Transitioning Schools: Summer Workshop

May 6th, 2019

Transitioning from 8th grade to high school is one of the biggest hurdles in the life of an elementary student. Incoming freshmen face many challenges, not normally seen in 8th grade. As freshmen, they find themselves tasked with tackling harder concepts, with more note taking, more work, and more responsibilities and expectations, all the while trying to adjust to the new social aspects of high school. 

Here at Study Hut, we understand this transition extremely well and offer an answer to help incoming freshmen start the new school year off strong and confident, rather than unsure and anxious. 

Study Hut Tutoring proudly offers Summer Transitional Workshops for 8th graders transitioning into their freshman year. The workshops are 6 weeks, 8 weeks or 10 weeks long during the summer before their freshmen year. The workshop is completely curtailed to the individual student. Our sincerest goal is to make sure each student has the skills necessary to excel and succeed in their new high school environment. 

During the workshop, we mentor your student on proper study skills, the correct way to take notes on subjects, how to prepare for harder concepts and how to effectively handle the increase in workload. We teach these skills to your transitioning 8th grader by using the concepts they may have had difficulty with during their 8th-grade year as the guide. By applying Study Hut’s techniques on proper study skills and note-taking during the summer workshop, your student will master the concepts and subjects they once had problems with. We also analyze which new subjects and concepts your 8th grader will be introduced to as freshmen. We then build the workshop around introducing the new concepts they’ll encounter and then learning and applying the proper study skills to those subjects and concepts to set them the path of success.

The transition from 8th grade to high school can set the tone for your child’s entire high school career; we at Study Hut Tutoring strive to make the transition a time of growth, focus, and success.

Summer Writing Workshops

June 13th, 2012

We’ve all been there.

It’s the dreaded blank sheet. The writing assignment stares up from the table, but you have no idea where to begin. Should you start with the thesis statement? Gather textual evidence first? Maybe it’s better to just wing it and worry about editing later.

It’s a frustrating situation, but there is help! Study Hut is offering a series of writing workshops this summer designed to review the different types of essays and prepare students for the next level of writing.

Each grade brings new expectations, particularly when it comes to writing. If a student enters the school year even moderately unprepared, it can turn from a small setback to a major problem in a hurry. It’s tempting to regard writing in terms of black and white; there are inherently good writers and bad writers. That, however, is far from the case. Good writing is a matter of discipline, strategy and lots and lots of practice.

The Hut’s summer workshop is designed to be all of those things and more. Each week, we’ll spend one-on-one time with students going over everything from correctly citing a source to crafting the perfect topic sentence. From college applications to AP tests to middle school lab reports, strong writing skills are always going to help students succeed.

Each student has one-on-one time with a tutor, so we can adapt the program to fit any skill level. We’ve put together instructional, age appropriate materials that will help any student prepare for the next step in the great journey of mega-awesome skillstastic writing! Also, we promise to discourage made-up words like “skillstastic.”

Contact us today by emailing Samantha@studyhut.com for more information on the writing workshop. Sample topics include: thesis writing, finding and citing sources, topic sentences and using evidence effectively in narrative, analytical, expository, synthesis and literary analysis essays.