Strengthening academic and executive functioning skills to support their pathways to success.
Samara's Small Group and Individual Tutoring will be online for the foreseeable future. Our small tutor-to-student ratio (1:4) helps us maintain our ability to be effective and build rapport with your child. You can sign up for Small Group online via our link below, or you can contact us via phone or email. To schedule Individual Tutoring, please contact us directly. We want to help your kids keep up their skills and provide some structure for them, while letting you go back to concentrating on the special relationship of being parents/guardians.
If you are looking for full week participation or focus on one or two specific subjects, compare the cost of tutoring and partial day enrollment in the Samara Day School.
Samara follows the Bend La Pine District’s calendar and school closure days (snow days, etc.)
If your child joins tutoring after the start of a quarter, we will prorate based on the number of days remaining in the quarter.
Your child will need access to a laptop OR iPad/Tablet with an additional electronics with video conferencing capabilities.
Limited scholarships are available.
TUTORING - GENERAL INFO.
For the 2020-2021 school year, we are currently offering one-hour online small-group sessions for students in 4th-12th grade.
WHAT WILL ONLINE GROUP TUTORING
Actually, it won't be that much different than when we meet in person.
HOW WILL WE OBSERVE IF THEY ARE ON TASK/STRUGGLING?
Instead of walking in, the kids will sign in to an interactive live teleconference link on Google Calendar, so we will be able to see each student's faces.
Where their eyes go is a wonderful indicator of on task behavior, but we have other ways of checking too.
With your permission, we are able to sign into your child's school accounts, so we can watch their progress, or lack there of, in real-time. For example, if we sign into your child's Google Docs, we can see the typing.
By having the students "Screenshare" or "Present Now," we can check in what students are actually looking at to help with on task behavior and/or understand the problem the are struggling on.
HOW WILL THEY GET HELP WHEN THEY NEED IT?
The small group setting allows opportunities for kids to feel comfortable enough to ask clarification questions because there is stronger rapport within a small group, they can see and hear peers working on similar issues, and the tutor's attention is only divided between a few students instead of a larger class.
There are many programs, such as the annotation tool on Webex or using Google's Jamboard, where we can watch the students' work in live time.
When tutors need to model how to do something,
such as a math computation, we can use tools such as Webex annotation tool, Google's Jamboard, etc..
such as editing, we can use the editing tool on Google Docs.
such as navigating the use of an online tool, like how to split screens or use a thesaurus, we can use the "Screenshare" or "Present Now."
In addition, we can check their grades and assignments lists to help them prioritize, check for progress, and check for understanding.
Since we are keeping the group so small, we can still individualize for each kids' needs and strengths.
HOW TO SIGN UP?
Every child has different support needs, so you can sign up for one hour a week through 10 hours a week. If you are interested, but do not find a convenient day/time for your child or have a younger child for which we don't currently offer a time, let us know because we are exploring into adding more options. You may also want to consider the Individual Tutoring (details towards the bottom of this page) or Samara's Day School, which we do accept partial day students.
All new students must have a New Student Enrollment Form Filled Out and returned.
SIGN UP via WEBSITE
1.) Click on "Register Online for 1st Quarter"
button above and purchase on our online
2.) Fill out "Quarter Registration Form" and
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.) A confirmation email will be sent with video
conferencing details and other pertinent
SIGN UP via PHONE or EMAIL
1.) Contact us to check for space availability.
2.) State if you will be paying with check, money
order or cash/credit. We are not often on our
campus right now, so if paying by check, inform
us if you will be mailing it or set up a time to
drop it off.
3.) Fill out "Quarter Registration Form," and send by
email to email@example.com.
4.) A confirmation email will be sent with
videoconferencing details and other pertinent
5.) If you paying by checkup via phone and choose to pay by check, please fill the "Quarter Registration Form out and include it with your payment.
M.A.P.L.E. TUTORING PROGRAM
M.A.P.L.E. Tutoring is a purposefully designed and structured program providing students a combined approach aimed at improving executive functioning skills (on task, organizing, prioritizing...) and Success Attributes (proactivity, perseverance...) in addition to assisting in academic performance. By utilizing the work they all ready have instead of adding onto their workload, we use small groups, usually 1:4 tutor/student ratio, work toward improving:
Organization of binders, backpacks, and school materials
Use of planners and/or assignment organizers
Utilization of homework and grade programs (i.e. StudentVue)
Establishing order of assignment completion based on complexity, due dates, and scoring
Project Management Skills
Organizing larger projects into smaller manageable and achievable, goals
Understanding and Utilization of Resources
Credible sources of information
Online thesaurus and dictionaries
Internet search engines
Asking for clarification when confused about assignments or projects; calling a peer, emailing a teacher, asking teacher to proof read or edit before due dates
General skills after completing homework with additional time left in the session
Areas a student needs extra assistance
M.A.P.L.E. Tutoring’s staff wants to be part of your child’s team through ongoing communication with you, teachers, and other service providers. Homework issues can impact grades, skill development, self-esteem, and relationships with parents/guardians. M.A.P.L.E Tutoring gives you the opportunity to focus on your relationship with your child rather than feeling like a homework taskmaster and your child a frustrated student.
If you can find a convenient day or time, let us know.
M.A.P.L.E. TUTORING - SMALL GROUP
Getting Homework Done!
Group Tutoring = $24.00/hour
Sign up per quarter. There is a discount for early bird enrollment ($21/hour).
Price is prorated if joining us mid-quarter.
New School Hour Options Available
M = Make Priorities
A = Always Organize
P = Proactive Actions
L = Learning Time Management
E = Excel
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Individual (General Education) tutoring = $45/hr.
Individual (Learning Specialist) = $65.00/hr.
Learning Disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADD/ADHD, High-Functioning Autism Compensatory Strategies, and/or Executive Functioning Consultations = $65/hr.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our staff. Thank you again for considering Samara Learning Center to meet your child's academic, executive functioning, and Success Attribute needs.