At ArborBridge, we understand that at any grade level, achieving one’s academic potential requires more than just “homework help.” We create lasting academic mentorships that address the elements that underlie achievement, including the mastery of essential skills, organization, and a sturdy grasp on the academic material.
In high school, even students with strong studentship can hit the wall when presented with extremely sophisticated subject matter. One evening of homework may include prep for an AP Spanish oral exam, a battery of Calculus problems, and a review of 300 years of European History. For many of our students, one or more of these subjects is at the Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) level. Our high school tutors are seasoned experts in these courses as well as the relevant ‘big-picture’ skills needed to flourish in high school. Our tutors help students stay motivated by contextualizing schoolwork in light of life-long goals, especially college admissions.
“ArborBridge is organized, professional, and experienced. To ensure the best tutor match, they interviewed me, my wife, and my son. They placed a lot of importance on identifying the problem before they selected a tutor for my son. Then we met my son’s instructor, Antonio: talented, caring, and amazingly qualified in Math and Physics. At every level, we are very satisfied, and my son’s grade in Pre-Calculus has improved. Most importantly, my son’s feelings and confidence level are maturing due to his tutor’s approach. I have two sons and years of experience raising them. I give ArborBridge 5 very big stars and a huge thank you.”
Tom P., Father of Max
11th Grader at The Packer Collegiate Institute
In middle school, students must cultivate organizational and time-management habits as they move through a departmentalized learning environment for the first time. Moreover, unlike elementary school, the middle school curriculum is defined by test-taking, elaborate written work, and note-taking. Success hinges on the development of ‘studentship’ that the learner will depend on for the rest of his academic career. Our tutors help students learn studentship by teaching essential study and organizational methods while also addressing the growing complexity of schoolwork.
“ArborBridge does an excellent job of matching your student’s personality and learning style with a tutor that will compliment them. ArborBridge does an excellent job of coming through in a pinch. Their tutors are consummate professionals and excel in their area of expertise!”
Terry G., Mother of Peter
8th Grader at Palms Gifted Magnet
In elementary school, students must move from learning essential skills (i.e. foundational literacy and math skills) to more complex mathematical problem-solving and written expression. A positive experience of elementary school is important, because it helps determine a student’s attitude toward learning later in life. After working with an ArborBridge tutor, our students enter middle school as strong readers, proficient writers, competent mathematicians, and enthusiastic learners.
“We all loved Jamie right away because of her friendly and positive personality. Then when she started working with my kids I saw how amazing she is. It is really great to know that the struggles my kids have been facing in school are actually nearing an end because of the help ArborBridge is already giving them. They are getting organized, caught up and best of all, motivated.”
Melissa W., Mother of Lisa