Tutoring and Educational Help

See also: Tutoring Guides

Learning Supports:

Bucks Community College Tutorial – The Basics of Effective Learning
Once on the site, click on the Learning Site Map to find suggestions of ways to help you learn, take notes, get organized,write papers, use mind maps and templates, and remember.

Take assessments on Study Skills and Learning Styles here

Local Tutors and Educational Therapists:

Choices for Learning: Tutoring, Consulting and Parent Tutor Workshops by Nancy Winans
I offer individualized Tutoring for K-12th grade students with autism, learning disabilities, (dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia) and for those who are typical, atypical or 2E learners, including many homeschoolers with special needs or learning variations.  After determining each student’s preferred methods of learning, I use a multi-modal approach for Math, Reading, Writing, & Language Comprehension, utilizing manipulatives, pictures & charts, stories, journaling, and games, as well as adapting materials to each child’s needs.  My goal is to  build a working relationship based on positive feedback to the student.  I have also created many individualized templates and mnemonic devices especially for my students to help in memorization of facts, understanding concepts and vocabulary and for doing procedures.  Consulting is also available to educate parents in ways to help their children with reading and math curriculum or learning goals, or to help them in homeschooling their unique or special needs child.  Additionally, I offer Learning Choices Workshops for small groups or homeschooling parent groups.

>To request a consultation or for more information about tutoring, click here to send a form

Academic Trainers
Mary Simonson or Shelley Aubrey
We offer both 1:1 tutoring and drop-in homework help for preschool through 12th grade in all subjects, and computer and language training for adults.

Wes Beach Educational Consulting and Beach High School
5520 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073
831-462-5867 www2.cruzio.com/~beachhi/home.html
(Individualized self-study and alternative high school program, tutoring, consulting, and diploma program offered)

Boys and Girls Club
543 Center Street , Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Club, Shoreline Middle School
855 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
475-6565 ext. 130 call for hours/schedule www.boysandgirlsclub.info/
(Afterschool homework program)

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
“We help students improve grades, raise test scores, learn study skills, in individualized, one-on-one instruction in various settings.”

Developmental Learning Solutions
(Educational therapy, speech therapy, tutoring, assessments, and adaptive technology classes are offered.)

Iris Speed Reading Courses

Learn To Be
Non-profit organization which offers free online tutoring (math, science, and language arts) for students in underserved communities in grades K-8 provided by tutors using an audio and whiteboard set-up to communicate one-on-one with the student .

Learning and Literacy Roz Reymers, Director
Reading, writing, language, math, learning and study skills adapted to individual learning styles for dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and non-verbal learning differences. Lindamood-Bell trained, credentialed, Ed Psych assessments arranged.

Literacy Connections
“Information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy.  {Lists resources} that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs, including language experience approach, phonics, word study, word families, and the best in children’s literature .”

Literacy Information and Communication System
275 Main St, Literacy Center, Watsonville
(831) 768 – 3410
Adult reading and writing instruction

Customized Math Tutoring for pre-K to 12 grades.

MathPerfect with Courtney James
Offers private instruction in middle school and high school math, preparation for SAT, ACT and AP tests, math enrichment classes, as well as group or online group instruction – for pre-Algebra, 1st year Algebra, 2nd year algebra, and Honors Geometry.

Open the Door Learning
406 Mission Street, Suite E, Santa Cruz, CA
“Open the Door Learning provides a place where adults and kids come to learn the tools needed to manage dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. For ages 8 and up.”

Pacific Coast Educational Center, Regina Bowyer, M.Ed., Director
831 Bay Avenue, Suite 1-F, Capitola, CA
“Learning strategies, reading, writing and language development, math and homework support, dyslexia, and study skills.”

Santa Cruz Public Library
Free after school tutoring to students ages 6 through 18 at the Central and Branciforte library branches. This program is offered through a partnership with the UC Santa Cruz Education department.

Steps to Success Educational Therapy
303 Potrero St., Suite 43-201, Santa Cruz (located in the Sash Mill)
831-621-8100 (office)
Uses a holistic approach to educational therapy, through interventions tailored to “address an individual’s pattern of learning strengths and weaknesses.”  Serves K-12 and college students and offers support with academics, executive functioning tasks, and organizational skills.

“Individualized tutoring, in-depth evaluations and assessments available at two locations in S.C. County. We specialize in developmental reading, elementary and secondary mathematics and sciences, spelling, academic writing, and speech/language therapy. We also offer services for improving study strategies, auditory processing and working memory. We are certificated Resource Specialists, Learning Disability Instructors and Speech/Language Pathologists with an expertise in dyslexia and other special needs.

Tutoring Club locations in Santa Cruz County
4140 Capitola Road, Suite T, Capitola, CA
Scotts Valley
221-D Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, CA
1485 Main Street, Watsonville, CA
Tutoring for Kindergarteners through high school for all subject areas.

Tutoring for Success Pam Peterson, M.S.,
Tutoring and Education for all ages in reading, writing, spelling, English, Spanish, math and other subjects. We specialize in students with special learning needs.

Tutor Vista
Offers online math help, with interactive lessons, worksheets, and homework.

Diana Vaniotis, M.A. Ed., Educational Specialist
Provides comprehensive evaluations of reading and/or learning problems related to dyslexia, language delays, visual and auditory processing difficulties, sensory motor integration, Autism spectrum disorders, AD/HD.

Watsonville Library Homework Help Center
2021 Freedom Blvd in Freedom and downtown Watsonville, open from 3 to 11pm, Monday thru Friday and from noon to 4pm on Saturdays; staffed by a tutor, has 11 iMac computers and lots of web-based information

Youth N.O.W. Tutoring Servivces (FREE)
115 Madison St., Watsonville
To discuss tutoring options, call: {Para hablar sobre opciones para tutorias, por favor llamar} (831) 768-7998
Adult or peer volunteers offer free academic tutoring, homework help, computer access, and materials for those in the Watsonville Community.