Summer Test Prep Classes

July 7th, 2014

With summer underway and the Independence Day holiday weekend behind us, our enrichment programs at Study Hut are in full force, and learning is back on the agenda.

Tonight we begin our ACT small-group course, which runs Monday and Wednesday evenings for the remainder of summer.  Our SAT small-group course also begins tomorrow evening, and runs through the rest of summer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students are excited to learn concepts that they either missed in high school or have not yet learned, and they are even more eager to go over their practice tests and learn time management and question prioritization strategies for both the ACT and SAT.  Students in previous classes at Study Hut Tutoring have learned all about the tremendous benefits of having an ACT tutor or an SAT tutor in their corner.

Whether a student needs help with SAT math, critical reading, writing, or some combination of these, having a top Study Hut tutor has shown to make a huge difference in students’ scores.  Our small group ACT and SAT classes have helped to earn students an average of over 200 points of improvement from their original scores, and many students improve 300 or more points.

At the Hut, we strongly suggest making a game-plan early so as to ensure that your son or daughter has the maximum amount of time to make the gains that he or she desires.  The test preparation process is, after all, about opening as many doors as possible, both for college and for opportunities beyond.

If your son or daughter has not yet taken a practice SAT or ACT, now is the time to see where you stand.  We offer free full-length SAT and ACT diagnostic tests, and we also provide free consultations to parents and students after the test so that you can fully understand your results.  Please email info@studyhut.com today to sign up at any of our beach-front locations.

A proud tutor story!

May 1st, 2013

I tutor a girl who is in the 7th grade and she has a twin sister – both in the same classes. These 2 girls have been struggling in all their classes and have not been receiving the best grades (though as a tutor I knew they could do much better).

We bought the girls planners – so that they could get organized and write all their assignments down instead of using only their IPAD. We really want to help them get their grades up before the end of the year – and I feel like it can happen! I tutor one of the twins and another tutor helps her sister.

For many students, it’s only one or two classes they are focusing on – but these girls need help in all their classes – English, Spanish, Science, Social Studies, and Math.

I am very well versed in Spanish and math – my two best subjects – and not so well in English, Social Studies, and Science – but it’s nice to tutor these subjects – not only to help my student but also to reteach myself things that I have forgotten about over the years.

So together, my student and I have made a good plan and we are on the same page – with preparing ahead – doing flashcards, section outlines, and section reviews right when she finds out she has a test.

Last week we knew she had a Science test – so we prepared very early instead of her waiting until the last minute and not studying and also not telling me she had a test.

We worked on the Cardiovascular system and studied all about the heart, veins, lungs, capillaries, arteries, and many other interesting subjects. 

Long story short – she came in today and told me she got a 91% on her test and her sister got an 83%. She told me she wanted to scream with excitement when she got her test. Today, we then studied for her Social Studies test for Thursday and she really wants to get another good grade!!!

MB Coordinating Council March Luncheon Thursday

March 19th, 2013

The mission of the Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council is to establish a forum to promote
networking,
 communication and information exchange among agencies,
organizations and individuals and to provide recognition
 to local students.

To accomplish their goal:

  • Organizing monthly luncheons (held in October through May, excluding December), where city staff, local elected officials, school district personnel, non-profit agencies and members of the business and residential communities come together to discuss issues affecting our City.
  • Recognizing Students of the Month from American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach Middle School and Mira Costa High School.
  • Featuring a special guest speaker at our luncheons who focus on a variety of topics.
  • Presenting scholarships to graduating seniors from Mira Costa High School at our special May Scholarship Luncheon.
  • Awarding scholarships totalling $24,000 to six highly deserving students.
  • Solely funding our scholarships with associate fees, sponsorships, and our luncheon raffles.

The Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council is holding their next next luncheon this Thursday, March 21st,  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Coordinating Council 2012 – 2013 Executive Board is:

President: Jill Brunkhardt / First Vice President, Membership/Associates: Nancy Hersman / Second Vice President, Programs/Speakers: Elaine Trotter / Treasurer: Isela Buenabad / Secretary or School Liaison: Ro Schreiner

They will have a speaker, Ken Flood, who is the Chairperson for our local School Attendance Review Board.

During the luncheon, the Coordinating Council honors the students of the month. Last months students below from left, Taylor from MCHS (who was the Co-Secretary General for the Model United Nations.), Lauren from MBMS (a diligent leader, particularly in journalism and English), and Peter from American Martyrs School.

our Manhattan Beach Office Manager from the Study Hut will be attending the Coordinating Council Luncheon this Thursday!

The luncheon will take place at at Verandas (401 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach).

Verandas Manhattan Beach sits on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean about four blocks from where Rosecrans Avenue ends. Located next to a massive Chevron refinery, it faces towards the water and away from the industrial inland view.

Verandas specializes in hosting events, whether they be weddings, corporate meetings or parties. The facility looks like a massive beach cottage and has an enclosed courtyard where ceremonies can be performed. The top floor has a lovely view of the ocean.

The cost is $30 for associates
and $40 for non-associates. For reservations, go to the website www.mbcoordinatingcouncil.com and click on Luncheon Reservations.

The last 2 Coordinating Council Luncheon Dates for this school year are: April 18th and May 16th (scholarships will be given out at this luncheon).