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Summer at AJ: Academic Tutoring


The summer is the perfect time to get a jump start on the school year or engage with interesting academic material. At AJ Tutoring, we are delighted to offer a variety of summer tutoring options to meet the unique needs and goals of each student.

Did you struggle in a course this year? Preparing for your first AP or Honors course? Struggling with test-taking skills? Needing an extra challenge? Let our team of academic experts craft a tailored 1-on-1 plan or simply choose a course from the list we’ve created here.

To help imagine the possibilities, read on to find a few examples of what can be done over the summer.

Budding Biologist Preparing for the Next Next Level

Lana really enjoyed biology as a freshman. So much in fact, that she studied some of the units more in depth on her own, watched documentaries about biology online, and is even considering majoring in the subject in college!

Though she felt confident with her understanding of the regular curriculum, her sophomore friends always talked about how tough the AP curriculum was. As a sophomore, she’ll be taking the AP Biology course and, in May, the AP Biology exam.

At AJ Tutoring, our biology experts are highly knowledgeable about the challenging but standardized and predictable AP curriculum. Many students look to bridge their understanding of key biology concepts ahead of the AP course. We would suggest that Lana meet with a biology tutor on a weekly basis to gain a foreknowledge of the curriculum and start to introduce crucial ideas that she will learn in class.

Click here to learn more about our AP Biology Summer Bridge!

Rising Junior Juggling Challenging Subjects and Test Prep

Jay loved sophomore year, but felt overwhelmed at times. With water polo practice, chess club meetings, and AP English Language assignments, Jay rarely had a spare moment. Next year, he’ll have to take the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. He should also probably start thinking about which colleges he’ll apply to…

The extracurricular engagements won’t let up: in fact, he’ll be on varsity next year and probably even more involved than this year! What’s more, he’s planning on taking three AP courses: AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, and AP Environmental Science. Sounds like it’s going to be a busy year!

To relieve some stress for his future self, we’d suggest that Jay select a couple of upcoming classes or tests and start to explore them this summer. For example, Jay might meet with a tutor regularly as part of an AP Chemistry Summer Bridge so that he feels really prepared for fall semester. In addition, Jay might sign up for a PSAT preparation to build a foundation of key test-taking skills so that SAT and ACT prep in the spring will be less of a time commitment.

Middle School Athlete Building Math Confidence

Jessie is a talented soccer player who practices the sport just about every day of the year. Over the summer, it’s all about workouts, training, and tournaments. Because of this, there’s not much time left for tutoring, and what time there is depends on a constantly-changing sports schedule!

In 7th grade, math was a serious challenge. Though she worked hard and spent extra time reviewing her introductory algebra lessons, some of the concepts just couldn’t stick. Jessie did well enough in 7th grade, but she wants to do even better next year and feel more confident.

Because AJ Tutoring specializes in 1-on-1 tutoring, we can create a customized plan and schedule to help Jessie build confidence and competence with math this summer. We’d recommend that she meet with a math expert each week for an hour and that she also fit in a bit of extra work before the next session. That said, the session times could be scheduled flexibly, and the homework assignments can be planned with empathy and to match Jessie’s calendar.

If Jessie is travelling for most of the summer, it might make sense to hone in on math for a couple weeks as part of an intensive middle school math boot camp.

No matter your starting point, AJ Tutoring is here to help! To learn more about how we can help or to sign up for summer tutoring, reach out to us today!

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