
Boston High School Enrichment Tutoring
As a professional enrichment tutor, I have helped
numerous high school students in the Boston area.
Sally
Consider "Sally", a high school
student who is taking honors math and getting 100's on quizzes and
tests. It might not occur to Sally to think, "I need a math
tutor."
It might not occur to Mom and Dad to think, "Sally
needs a math tutor." I would suggest that Sally needs
a math tutor. Without tutoring, Sally is limited by what her school's
math department is able to provide her with.
With my help, Sally can
go well beyond what the school is providing. The knowledge, skills
, and advancement she attains in high school will stand her in good
stead during the rest of her educational career.
Abby
Abby is a high school
sophomore whom I tutored from the time she was in seventh grade until she was a senior in high school. We pursued 5 tracks, in parallel:
 Develop vocabulary for the verbal SAT.
 Train for the 800 in the math SAT.
 Provide additional depth for her honors math
course.
 Learn calculus.
 Read a certain advanced math book, recommended
by another of Abby's mentors, which turns out to be both fascinating
and accessible.
Enrichment Tutor Benefits
Here are some of the benefits of this program.
 The smartest person in Abby's math class
is a girl, and it is Abby. (See
Courtney
on the subject of math
and girls.)
 She is on track in her SAT training
for a 700 in verbal and 800 in math.
 Like many high school students, Abby
is considering a career in science or engineering, but won't admit
it. High school students who have this desire usually keep it
to themselves, because they are concerned with the question, "Am
I smart enough?" In Abby's case, when the time comes to decide,
her answer will be, "Yes."
 Whatever college major and career Abby
chooses, her intellect will be highly developed. As we like to
say, Question: What is the downside to fitness? Answer: There
is none.
 Higher mathematics, for example subjects
like calculus, requires the student to develop what is called
"mathematical maturity." By the time Abby gets to college,
she will have a several years had start in developing that quality.
 In the course of learning to excel during
these crucial years of middle school and high school, Abby has
strikingly evolved from a shy and unsure person to a still reserved
but very selfconfident person.
What is the downside of excellence?
We asked, "What is the downside
of fitness?" (There is none.) Now we ask, "What is the
downside of excellence?" The answer is still, "There is
none."
What can a parent do to help their gifted child?
Consider your high school child who is doing
well in math (and physics and chemistry). She or he should not be
limited to what the high school can provide. Call (6172325920)
or write (doctorcharles@verizon.net) to arrange a oneonone program
of enrichment for your child.
