ACE Tutoring

ACE Tutoring provides more than homework support. We are passionate about our goal to mold our students into competitive college material! We have developed a unique hybrid tutoring approach that combines the latest in educational technology with traditional face-to-face individualized tutoring. Students begin their path to academic success by taking skills assessments, discussing their goals and challenges with the program director, and enrolling in customized programs to plug in foundational skill gaps as well as excel in courses at school.

Empowering Parents at Home

Our ACE team works hard to help students utilize effective study skills. We also encourage families to take an active part in their children’s academic progress. Here are some practical tips found on www.Parents-and-Community to empower parents at home.

Homework help

o   There are probably many ways that parents can offer direct homework help, whether it's teaching numbers and letters, practicing reading, or helping with projects. Keep abreast of classroom activities and homework.

Keep tabs

o   Parents can keep in touch with teachers to make sure their children are finishing their homework. They can ask their children if they have any homework and make sure they set aside enough time to do it.

Provide a good work space

o   Provide a clean, quiet work space to read or do their homework. Even if it is a simple table and chair, children will concentrate better with a defined place to study.

Find a tutor

o   If parents cannot directly help with homework, locate a tutor to help their children and answer any questions.

Please contact us for advice about effective ways to support your students. We train students to “study smart” with more confidence and less stress! 😊

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Strategies to Prepare for Tests and Final Exams

It’s that time of year! Many students in middle and high school have important tests or final exams approaching.

Parents often express frustration that their children receive high marks on homework, but struggle on exams. There is a big difference between completing the homework (which many teachers just check off if students have submitted the assignments) and being properly prepared for exams. To be ready for exams, students must: (1) thoroughly understand the underlying concepts and (2) know how to work the problems (particularly for math and science classes).

Here’s a handy checklist to help you guide your children:

1.    Glean as much information as possible on what the test is going to cover. If the teachers are not specific, encourage your children to go to the teachers after class and ask for more details or examples. Doing so lets the teachers know that your students are motivated to perform well. Parents can always email the teachers for clarification of test topics if needed.

2.    Have your children write in their planners: (1) the day the test will be given, (2) exactly what it will cover, (3) the days and times they will study for the exam. By and large, most children do not spend enough time studying for exams. For example, if they have a test coming up on Friday, they should write in their planner when they are going to study for it each evening Monday through Thursday. Consistent studying produces better retention and understanding than last minute cramming.

3.    Students must commit to the habit of reinforcing understanding of concepts and thoroughly preparing, much in the same manner they would prepare for their sports events! If they spend 8 hours in a week preparing for their next game, it should make sense for them to spend at least half that amount of time studying for the upcoming test. Right?

At ACE Tutoring, we help our students with all the above priorities, including ensuring that they thoroughly understand the material and helping them develop their study plan. We recommend that students schedule test prep. sessions (in addition to their regularly scheduled sessions) several days in advance of the exam date. In theory, students know they must study sufficiently. In reality, life gets in the way of study time, especially when students juggle extracurricular activities. Studying in a focused learning environment yields much better results than “studying” sporadically or last-minute at home.

Confidence is KEY. If your children know what the exam will cover and thoroughly prepare for it, they will be able to take the exam with confidence and earn high marks.

Does your child need help with basic study and organization skills? Click here to learn more about our Study Skills 101 program. If you would like to receive more information about our programs or to schedule an individual consultation, please contact the ACE Tutoring center closest to you. 

FREE Finals Prep Camp at ACE Tutoring of San Marcos on Fri. Dec. 9

ACE Tutoring of San Marcos continues its tradition of providing a FREE FINALS PREP CAMP for SMHS and MHHS students. It will be held this coming Friday, December 9th. Students may choose time slots ranging from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In order help you properly prepare, we recommending sticking around for two hours. You can receive finals prep help in any science, math, English, History, or Spanish class. You may choose one or two subjects to study. In addition to the prep, our expert tutors will send you off with a study plan for your finals. This prep camp will help improve your grades on your finals!

Registration is on a first-come first serve basis so be sure to register today! Space is very limited. Note this is for new students only. Current clients will be accommodated using their regularly scheduled hours.  To register, click this link or visit www.acetutoring.com and click the Finals Prep icon on the front page. 

Name Our ACE Eagle Mascot to Win a FREE iPad!

Steve and Anh Eggers, owners of ACE Tutoring learning centers in San Marcos and Poway since 2004, are conducting a contest to celebrate the launch of their 3rd center: ACE Tutoring of Carlsbad! Name the ACE Tutoring eagle mascot for a chance to win a FREE iPad®:
(1) www.acetutoring.com/contest (on desktop) 
(2) www.tabsite.com/smrt219605 (on mobile devices)
Winner to be announced by November 30. 

Are Your Students Ready to Start School?

It's time to gear up for the new school year! Please contact your ACE center to submit your fall tutoring schedulehttp://www.acetutoring.com/contact-us/

School start dates: PUSD Tues. Aug. 16, CUSD Tues. Aug.30, and SMUSD Mon. Aug. 29. Review your school district's calendar and these back-to-school tips

From the Desk of an Educator (and Parent): How to Help Your Child Transition & ENJOY Back to School Season

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LEAP Cultivates Children's Interests and Talents in Technology

As educators and parents, Steve and I discuss how we can cultivate our child's interest in technology in a positive and educational way. We were so proud to watch our 8 year old daughter's presentation of her first website design! Special thanks to Herbie Smith and Lynda McDonell of SMUSD for their caring and support of the children's thirst for knowledge about technology. 

Register for the ACT & Pick up Your SAT-ACT Bookmarks today!

Reminder: register tomorrow for the ACT and review the upcoming registration deadlines for the SAT! SAT-ACT bookmarks are ready for pick up at your local ACE Tutoring center. Ask about a prep. plan while you're there. 

http://www.acetutoring.com/satact-test-prep/

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test.html#testdates

A Word of Wisdom from Chris White, Common Application Board Counselor

A long-time friend of ACE, Chris White was recently featured in an article by Common App! If you are seeking advice about the SAT, ACT, classes to take in high school, come see us here at ACE! We can help get you on to "The Road To College". 

http://www.acetutoring.com/satact-test-prep

http://www.commonapp.org/…/board-counselor-chris-white-refl…

ACE Tutoring Supports TOES PTO and Students!

Steve Eggers, co-owner of ACE Tutoring, presented Twin Oaks Ele. Principal (Mrs. Silvia Ventura-Jacobsen) and PTO (Lisa Moon) with a $300 check to match funds the PTO raised from the Laser Tag event. ACE Tutoring San Marcos has also pledged to donate 10% of tuition for any Twin Oaks student who attends ACE 2016 Summer Camp programs. Take advantage of already reduced summer rates AND raise money for TOES school PTO! Check out http://www.acetutoring.com/programs to review the awesome programs to give your children a boost in their reading, writing, and Common Core math skills.

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Prevent Summer Brain Drain & Support Your PTO!

Many families feel that summer vacation translates to a break from academics. Here is food for thought as you review your summer plans:

Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer.

Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Low- income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains (Cooper, 1996).

ACE Tutoring supports the schools in our community by donating a portion of summer camp tuition to school PTAs and Foundations. Check out http://www.smusd.org/domain/1003 for more info. about ACE Tutoring-SEMS PTO Summer Fundraiser. 

3 Centers to Serve You

San Marcos

(Next to SMHS)
744 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road
San Marcos, CA 92078
Phone: 760-599-8873
Director: Steve Eggers
Email: ACESanMarcos@ACETutoring.com
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Sat 10:00am - 12:00pm

Directions

Poway/Rancho Bernardo

(Twin Peaks Plaza)
14879 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: 858-748-8873
Center Coordinator: Cora Huq
Email: ACEPoway@ACETutoring.com
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Sat 10:00am - 12:00pm

Directions

Carlsbad

(Poinsettia / Ralphs Plaza)
7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: 760-814-2223
Center Coordinator: Charlene Furlow
Email: ACECarlsbad@ACETutoring.com
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Sat 10:00am - 12:00pm
Directions

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