Hear what local parents and students have to say about their experience with in-home tutoring services from Grade Potential in their own words.Kindergarten for 4-5 year olds K is a time when children are making connections between what they know and what they are learning. As they leave the world of preschool behind them and walk towards kindergarten,children are learning to participate in routines, demonstrate ability to make decisions, and plan ahead.

Daily activities at Tutor Kidz are designed to help children continue to make decisions on their own. We prepare them for the next stage of their education while giving them a place to feel comfortable and safe to explore their interests. According to a California education standard assessment, more students that attended kindergarten tested fully ready for first grade with top performers in Language and Mathematic

Tutor Kidz creates its programs to align with California learning standards that progress sequentially with following :

In Language Arts we will be working on…

 recognition of the alphabet

 beginning to use sounds for reading and writing

 gaining familiarity with sounds from our daily routines

 discussing the main ideas in stories

 predicting story outcomes and events

 retelling stories

 expanding vocabulary

 improving oral expression

 using pictures and written language to share ideas

 develop phonemic awareness

 introduce high frequency words

 experience the correct formation of manuscript letters

In Mathematics we will be working on…

 recognition of the numbers to 100

 rote counting to 200

 understanding the concepts of addition and subtraction

 developing math vocabulary

 exploring sequential patterns

 becoming aware of the concepts of time

 using simple graphs to record information

 gaining familiarity with coins and money

 using calculators to explore number concepts

In Science we will be working on…

 identifying, observing and describing plants and animals

 caring for classroom fish

 grouping, sorting and matching objects according to attributes

 heightening awareness of the 5 senses

 observing and describing the characteristics of the changing seasons

 learning about a fresh water habitat

 appreciating and enjoying nature

In Social Studies we will be working on…

 understanding our place in the family

 becoming familiar with our school community

 learning about our neighborhood and community helpers

 understanding the importance of rules

 heightening awareness of the similarities and differences between people

 exploring means of transportation

Communicating with Others

Tutor Kidz helps your child improve important language skills.We use daily journal activities to practice writing skills; help your child’s early reading skills by connecting sounds to letters through picture and word collages; teach basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and develop phonemic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles.

Building Brain Power

We prepare your child to reason and analyze.We encourage the use of the senses to explore different materials; create opportunities to ask and answer open-ended questions; experiment with spatial relationships; and promote an
understanding of sequencing such as first, next, and last.

Making New Friends

We provide opportunities for your child to practice social and emotional skills.We use character-building activities to help identify emotions; have group discussions to practice sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings; and provide opportunities to cooperate, negotiate, problem-solve, and make independent choices.

Growing a Healthy Body

We help your child refine motor skills.We use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improve
balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams; and offer healthful food choices for snacks and meals.

Nurturing Creativity

We encourage your child to think and create.We provide numerous opportunities for your child to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; invent unique dance moves; use props to dramatize stories; and express independent thinking and expression through art and music.

Developing Lasting Life Skills

We help them find the answers for themselves.We encourage your children to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating,and testing solutions; build daily outdoor activities into the schedule designed to get your child thinking and moving; and give your child many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them.

Each day, Tutor Kidz provides a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.