Our eight-year-old son has been working with an HT tutor for the last 7 months and has improved his understanding of math and writing significantly. She has a way with children, a kind and confidence-building demeanor. I've recommended HT to several other parents who are equally as happy with the support they have received.
3rd grade, Math & Writing
Our Approach to Academic Enrichment
We combine traditional methods of education with innovative teaching techniques, crafted specifically for one-on-one enrichment and mentoring experiences. While helping students to improve their grades and preparing children for entrance exams are vital components of our work, our approach to tutoring is uniquely holistic.
Our goal is to appeal to the innate interest in achievement that exists within every child, and enhance a student’s strengths while addressing any and all needs related to academia, organization or confidence. We provide an experienced academic mentor who acts as a personal coach for homework help and general enrichment in subjects such as writing, math, science, and social studies.
A blank sheet of paper can occasionally be a student’s most formidable opponent. Whether the student is a lower schooler learning how to write a paragraph for the first time, or is a high school student working to refine his/her approach to crafting thesis papers, we can help. Our writing programs are formulated to allow a young writer’s voice to develop, while fine-tuning the planning, writing and revising processes.
While math can be viewed as a subject that comes more naturally to some children than it does for others, we do not believe in the notion of a child being ‘bad at math’. Our tutors pinpoint the precise cognitive point necessary to strengthen a student’s understanding of a specific mathematical concept.
We recognize that science often feels like a foreign language to many students. We aim to enrich students’ subject-specific vocabulary, while helping them memorize formulas and make concepts more relatable to them. Science is all around us at all times, and when students feel connected to the material, they are far more inclined to comprehend and remember what they study, and apply this understanding skillfully over time.
Our tutors are experts at making history come to life, as our social studies instruction focuses on palatable storytelling and organization of concepts. We make sure to explain cause and effect, tying in the micro and macro of historical topics, and allowing students to practice critical thinking as much as they can. Exploring possibilities and perspectives helps to view history in a complete light, and the study skills we emphasize allow students to flourish in and out of the classroom.
Our Intake Process
Families begin the process by meeting with an HT Director for a consultation, either at our Manhattan office or online. This is an opportunity to answer questions and outline details of the adventure to come. The consultation is immediately followed by an assessment with the student, allowing us to make an ideal pairing amongst our esteemed staff of tutors and coaches for ongoing sessions.