TutorU: Set Your Child Up For Success In The Fall! - Stamford Moms
With close to 20% of the student population missing time physically in a classroom this year, tutoring initiatives that combat learning loss are more important than ever, particularly as we head into summer!

Whether students need help building on what they’ve learned this school year or need core skills reinforced, the TutorU summer program through the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) can make sure they’ve mastered grade-level milestones in math and English and are well prepared for next year.

What is TutorU?

TutorU is one-on-one tutoring that will be available in both English and math. Since the TutorU curriculum is aligned with the Stamford Public School curriculum in both of these subjects, tutors will cover all of the necessary foundational skills to ensure your child’s success. This can be especially helpful for students who are transitioning into middle or high school in September.

Services are available to children in grades 2 – 12 in Stamford and the surrounding area.

What are some reasons to consider summer tutoring with TutorU?

  • The program is aligned with Stamford’s school curriculum.
  • The program is run by SPEF, a trusted school partner.
  • TutorU sessions are priced to make tutoring more affordable for families.
  • The team creates an individual plan for each student to best suit their learning needs.
  • Tutors blend academic instruction with mentoring in areas such as goal-setting, improving organizational skills, time management, and developing good study habits.
  • Sessions will be available Monday through Saturday for maximum family convenience.
  • Sessions can take place at home, at a community location or virtually depending on what works best for each family.

How can parents continue the learning process over the summer?

For children in elementary school or middle school, join the summer reading club at the Ferguson Library and encourage your children to select their own books. Create a space where your children and their friends can have a summer book club, where they all read the same book and meet weekly to discuss questions that they develop surrounding what they have read so far and predicting what may happen next. This can be done virtually or socially distanced in person, and supports social skills as well as literacy. Encourage your children to write creative stories to practice writing and grammar skills.

Present real-life math situations to your children. For example, at a store, ask them to estimate the combined cost of multiple items, or the per unit price for a package of products. Have them help out in the kitchen with measuring ingredients and ask them how much you would need if you were doubling the recipe, or halving it.

If your child has a summer work packet, schedule regular times into your days to have them work on it so it doesn’t become a last minute scramble at the end of the summer. Doing this, models important time management skills. The same can be done with purchased workbooks.

Finally, engage in an academic program like TutorU!

Go to www.spefct.org/tutoru or call (203) 965-7733 to sign up for TutorU this summer!

This post is sponsored by SPEF

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