Best Tutoring Services for Your Kids

September 23, 2011 9:00 AM

By Mary Fischer

Now that the kids are back to school and back in the swing of things after a busy summer many parents are surprised to discover their children are struggling with their studies. So, what do you do to help them keep up? Consider hiring a tutor before your child falls behind.  And whether it’s one particular subject that’s giving your kid a hard time or it’s overall organizational assistance your child needs, there are plenty of great tutoring services for children of all ages in the state of Connecticut. Here are a few local resources for helping your children get back on track with their schoolwork.

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Huntington Learning Center – Best for grades K-12
34 Hazard Ave.
Brookside Plaza – Suite 13A
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 253-9911
Hours: Mon – Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Fri: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Huntington Learning Center in Enfield is a wonderful tutoring center for all academic levels, especially K-12. The center offers tutoring in subjects such as phonics, reading, writing, math, study skills, test prep, and more. The teaching approach at Huntington starts with an academic evaluation of your child, and ends with one-on-one tutoring. Huntington Learning Center is a national chain, and also has Connecticut locations in Simsbury and Westport.

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Sylvan Learning Center – Best for SAT Prep
435 Hartford Turnpike
Shops at 30 Plaza
Vernon, CT 06066
(860) 872-2771
Hours: Mon: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tues: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Wed: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Thurs: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Sat: By appointment
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Preparing to take the SAT or ACT tests can be very stressful for high school students, especially when they have their hearts set on attending certain universities. Sylvan Learning Center will design a personalized plan for your child to ensure that he or she is confident and ready on the day of his or her college prep exams. In addition to Vernon, Sylvan Learning Center has another location in West Hartford.

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Learning Power – Best for Teaching Study Skills
60 Avon Meadow Lane
Suites 4 and 5
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 674-0502
Hours: By appointment
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Learning Power LLC in Avon, CT sets itself apart from other tutoring centers with its Master Student Study Skills course. The classes help students figure out how they best learn and retain information, and shows them how to adjust their study skills accordingly. The tactics they learn will benefit them both in high school and college courses.

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Smarties Tutoring Services – Best In-Home Tutoring
59 Elm St., Suite 330A
New Haven, CT 06510
(888) 262-1059
Hours: By appointment

Smarties Tutoring offers learning services for children from Kindergarten through High School in reading, writing, math, and science. Tutors can also offer coaching for college prep courses for older kids. The best part of Smarties Tutoring is how flexible the program is. Tutors will come to your home, your child’s school, or even the library, which is great for parents of kids with busy schedules.

Mary Fischer lives in Ellington, CT with her 5-year old son and husband of almost 8 years. She is the owner and author of a popular parenting blog, called The Mommyologist, where she features articles all about the changes in life that go along with being a parent.

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