Falls Church, VA, April 14, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- In response to a growing need expressed by parents and students in the Northern Virginia region, Northern Virginia Tutoring Service announces that it will conduct an Algebra I summer seminar for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who struggle with the question: am I prepared to take Algebra this fall?
Northern Virginia Tutoring, which has been in operation since 1995, has found that parents, students, and even teachers and administrators, are often unsure of the best way to approach this vexing question. With State Standard of Learning requirements increasingly becoming a major factor in the evaluation of student progress, and the college admissions process ever more competitive, many parents and students feel increasing pressure to pursue Algebra in middle school, rather than waiting until high school.
Unfortunately, many parents and teachers make the mistake of recommending students for this accelerated approach without fully understanding the student’s capabilities. The result can be disastrous for the student as well as the family. To address this dilemma, Northern Virginia Tutoring is holding an “Algebra I Summer Seminar” from July 8-19 at George Mason High School in the City of Falls Church, VA. The class will ease the transition to higher math and demystify fundamental algebraic concepts.
The week-long course will cover a review of basic pre-algebraic concepts, linear equations in one variable, straight line equations, and functions. The course will offer highly individualized instruction taught by experienced educators. It will also offer small class size, not to exceed ten students, and will be based on curriculum that parallels the Common Core of math concepts.
It is common knowledge that the United States lags behind most industrialized nations in the areas of math and science. A recent report by National Public Radio points out that the United States continues to perform in the mid-range among a range of industrialized nations. Finding ways to close this gap has long been a goal of Dr. Ralph G. Perrino, Owner and Director of Northern Virginia Tutoring Service.