Vogel Prep tutors provide focused one-on-one attention, clear explanations, and expert guidance to help students start their classes ahead, get ahead, keep up, or stay ahead in their classes. It all depends on the timing of the tutoring versus the timing of the studying the material. For example, a student can start a new academic year having been tutored on a few chapters before school starts, or he can tutor when he is taking the class to keep up or get head.
Vogel Prep Offers Academic Support For
For ambitious or adventurous students who want to stay ahead of their classes or learn an entire subject in advance of taking it, Vogel Prep's Advanced Learning programs provide specific unit instruction or entire courses over the summer, which is a great way to start the academic year. We offer this kind of tutoring for AP courses, which require different study skills than regular high school courses.
Teachers usually base student grades on four components: homework completion, written projects, test performance, and class participation. Vogel Prep's homework help tutoring assists students in all four of these areas. Our expertly trained tutors help students master and complete their homework on time, craft high-scoring essays, prepare for tests, and feel confident and comfortable participating in class discussions. English Tutoring, Reading Tutoring - QRead - Our reading program provides techniques and tools that can be implemented for all subjects. Math Tutoring, Vocabulary Building, Science Tutoring, Foreign Language Tutoring, Science Tutoring
One-on-one tutoring can reduce the amount of time it takes to catch up with a subject, because students can focus on specific areas of difficulty. We offer remediation assistance in all major school subjects as well as in the core areas that are tested in standardized tests such as math, reading, and writing.
Vogel Prep provides enrichment programs that feature skill building across virtually all curriculum strands. Academic Advising, Academic Planning, College Counseling, Application Essays, Test Prep Planning
Not all students learn the same way.
Thus, the teaching style and approach can make a real difference depending on whether it matches a student's primary learning style. Students who are auditory learners enjoy listening activities, while the kinetic or experiential learners enjoy doing experiments or going on field trips. Visual learners prefer observing rather than talking and retain detailed information when presented in flows and charts, pictures, or diagrams.
The study environment and the kinds of activities for each type of learner has to be ideal for optimal learning
Because no two learners are exactly the same. At Vogel Prep, we start with a diagnostic assessment of how your student learns and then we develop a custom program that improves their skills in time management, organization, memorization, test taking, note taking, and problem solving. Usually, students struggling in multiple disciplines have issues because they do not study under optimal conditions or do not have tools that will help them overcome their own learning styles.
So, if any of your students bring a report card with low grades in multiple subjects
Give Vogel Prep a call and we can provide them a learning styles diagnostic. This is the first step in understanding how they learn and in determining how to help them improve their study skills. If you would like to schedule this diagnostic, please contact us or email us at email@example.com.
English Tutoring And Instruction
The ability to write well, to read well, and to summarize information from written sources has never been more important in school, in business, and in life than in today's global economy.
Solid writing skills are essential at every stage of a student's education. At Vogel Prep, we remove barriers to writing success by helping students understand the range of techniques available to them to fit the assignment. For example, we teach them how to create more demonstrative titles, descriptive verbs, tasteful metaphors and personifications, and artfully appropriate alliteration and vocabulary. In doing so, we help them create masterful, memorable assignments that often earn the highest scores from teachers.
Low reading comprehension is often a symptom of passive reading – that is, reading without passion or purpose. Students who take an active interest in reading materials inevitably comprehend more than students who do not. Vogel Prep provides students with reading instruction that includes active reading strategies. Vogel Prep also provides differentiated reading instruction for novels and textbooks, because understanding the method by which information is presented is pivotal in gaining an understanding of the material. To learn more about our special qualified reading program, Q-Read.
Literature is the study of writing styles and techniques used by writers to convey information across multiple formats that include fiction, fantasy, history, short story, and poetry. With literature fading in the national agenda, Vogel Prep helps pick up the slack. Vogel Prep helps students identify each format's unique style and structure to better understand the underlying message and delivery mechanism. We also teach students to understand a written work's context with respect to era, nationality, heritage, genre, and intention.
Many parents are concerned that their students don't get enough grammar instruction during the formative years and that grammar instruction then disappears altogether from view. To many students, grammar is a term that has no clear scope or definition. At Vogel Prep, we seek to remediate grammar's lost priority by making it simpler and more straightforward. Specifically, we emphasize grammar's five basic components: comparison, agreement, verb tense, diction and idioms, and word order and sentence structure. The result is grammar lessons that are memorable, beneficial, and enjoyable. This sets the tone for our path to success in high school, college, and life.
A powerful vocabulary can help students excel throughout their academic years and into their careers. Understanding and applying the building blocks of vocabulary can propel a student to a deeper and richer appreciation of words, form the basis of powerful writing assignments, and facilitate meaningful conversations. At Vogel Prep, vocabulary instruction does not begin with memorization; it begins with a basic groundwork in the study of the origin of words known as etymology, followed by usage of the words in context. Vogel Prep's vocabulary building instruction can set your student on the path to success by generating a more powerful and appropriate lexicon for writing assignments, conversations, and interviews.
Math Solutions For Tomorrow
Vogel Prep provides math instruction that includes strategic methods of solving math problems and simplified with alternative explanations of complex topics.
The range of subjects we cover goes from basic (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing real numbers, decimals, and fractions) through intermediate (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry) to advanced (calculus and multivariable calculus). Whether your child is struggling to keep up or needs to gain a deeper understanding of complex concepts, math instruction at Vogel Prep helps your child prepare for the tests of today and meet the complex challenges that lie beyond. Vogel Prep has diagnostics that can help determine whether the problem is basic math, pre-algebra, or algebra I. We will develop a program based on your student's gaps.
Science Tutoring And Instruction
Galileo? Darwin? Einstein? Curie? Pasteur?
Science is the world's future.
While not every student is destined to be Galileo, Darwin, Einstein, Curie, or Pasteur, everyone needs to know who they were and their contributions to either astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, or medicine. Today's elementary and middle school students will encounter courses that include Earth science, life science, and/or astronomy. So, whether your student is passionate about science or is simply just trying to get through it, Vogel Prep provides expert instruction and guidance every step of the way, from lower levels to high honors, IBs, APs, or college-level courses. Our group of scientists are either masters or P.h. Ds in their fields and have lots of teaching experience
Foreign Language Tutoring & Instruction
Foreign Language Instruction - Muy Bien, Merci, or Gutten tag!
While Spanish and French are still by far the most studied foreign languages in America
German, Russian, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, and others are gaining in popularity, fueled by the reality of a new-world economy. Vogel Prep provides expert guidance in all components of learning foreign languages: speaking, listening, grammar, and writing by native speakers. Languages currently supported include: Spanish, French, German, Mandarin
Expert Tutors for College Students
The need for tutoring support does not end with high school
Most college students have times when they need to supplement their college lectures and labs with tutors who are experts in their field. Vogel Prep has the most expert group of tutors you can find in Arizona.
All of Vogel Prep's tutors have at least a master's degree and expertise in their fields, such as advanced math, physics, chemistry, biology, English, literature, history, and writing.
With these qualifications, Vogel Prep tutors are capable of helping college students with almost any subject.
Whether a student is stuck on homework, reviewing for an important exam, struggling with an important concept, or wanting to get a head start on a new subject next semester, our tutors are available to help. We're here seven days a week, by appointment. And don't forget that we have private tutoring programs for graduate school exams: LSAT, GRE, and GMAT. Click here for more information about graduate school testing.
Call (480) 990-7374 or stop by to learn more about specific tutors and our programs.
College Application Essay Class
This one-week (ten-hour) class focuses on the college application process by assisting students with their college application essays.
The class focuses on completion of the Common Application or application essays for other colleges. Strategies for choosing appropriate topics, overcoming writer's block, and editing/revising the essay will be discussed.
Students should bring a copy of the application on which they wish to work and their laptop computers.
Those without portable computers may be able to use Vogel Prep computers, but computer availability is limited. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon if this is of interest to you.
2020-2021 Small Group Classes
Visit our website to view and register for our schedule of small group classes for PSAT, SAT or ACT at https://www.vogelprep.com/small-group-classes.
PSAT Preparation Classes
$750; The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is a three-part exam that is very similar to the SAT (rSAT). It should not be taken lightly, as the PSAT is generally the first indicator that colleges and universities use for recruitment, scholarship, and placement purposes. This class is ideal for Sophomores and Juniors, who have not taken an ACT or SAT. It will familiarize students with the basic techniques for test preparation for standardized tests. PSAT Preparation Classes: 5-8 Weeks, 3-10 Students.
Class ID - PSAT - 10-19
Test Date: 10/14 or 10/17; Day (S): Saturday; Time: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM; Start: 9/19; Finish: 10/10; Practice Tests: 9/12.
Class ID - PSAT - 10-28
Test Date: 10/28; Day (S): Tuesday; Time: 4 PM-6:30 PM; Start: 10/6; Finish: 10/27; Practice Tests: 9/26.
Test Date: 09/12; Day (S): Sunday; Time: 8:30 AM-1PM (30 minute break); Start: 8/2; Finish: 9/6; Practice Tests: Saturday, 8/22.
Class ID - ACT - 1024
Test Date: 10/24; Day (S): Sunday; Time: 8:30 AM- 1 PM; Start: 9/13; Finish: 10/18; Practice Tests: Saturday, 10/5.
Class ID - ACT - 1212
Test Date: 12/12; Day (S): Sunday; Time: 10:30 AM-3:00 PM; Start: 11/1; Finish: 12/6; Practice Tests: Saturday, 11/21.
Class ID - ACT - 0206
Test Date: 2/06; Day (S): Tuesday & Thursday; Time: 6 PM- 8:30 PM; Start: 1/5; Finish: 2/4; Practice Tests: 1/23.
Class ID - ACT - 0417s
Test Date: 4/17; Day (S): Saturday; Time: 1 PM- 5:30 PM; Start: 3/6; Finish: 4/10; Practice Tests: 3/21.
Class ID - ACT - 0417n
Test Date: 4/17; Day (S): Tuesday & Thursday; Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM; Start: 3/9; Finish: 4/15; Practice Tests: 3/27.
Class ID - ACT - 0612
Test Date: 6/12; Day (S): Saturday & Sunday; Time: 9 AM- 12 PM; Start: 5/15; Finish: 6/16; Practice Tests: 5/28.
$1400; SAT Preparation Classes: 5-8 Weeks, 3-10 Students.
Class ID - SAT - 0926
Test Date: 9/26; Day (S): Saturday; Time: 8:30 AM-1 PM; Start: 8/8; Finish: 9/19; Practice Tests: 9/5.
Class ID - SAT - 1003
Test Date: 10/03; Day (S): Sunday; Time: 1 PM-5:30 PM; Start: 8/16; Finish: 9/27; Practice Tests: 9/5.
Class ID - SAT - 1107
Test Date: 11/07; Day (S): Sunday; Time: 1 PM-5:30 PM; Start: 9/27; Finish: 11/1; Practice Tests: 10/17.
Class ID - SAT - 1205
Test Date: 12/05; Day (S): Monday & Wednesday; Time: 6 PM-8:00 PM; Start: 10/26; Finish: 12/2; Practice Tests: 10/17.
Class ID - SAT - 0313s
Test Date: 3/13; Day (S): Sunday; Time: 8:30 AM-1 PM; Start: 1/31; Finish: 3/7; Practice Tests: 2/20.
Class ID - SAT - 0313w
Test Date: 3/13; Day (S): Monday & Wednesday; Time: 6 PM-8 PM; Start: 2/1; Finish: 3/10; Practice Tests: 2/20.
Class ID - SAT - 0508
Test Date: 5/8; Day (S): Saturday; Time: 1 PM-5:30 PM; Start: 3/20; Finish: 5/1; Practice Tests: 4/2.
Class ID - SAT - 0605
Test Date: 6/3; Day (S): Saturday & Sunday; Time: 1 PM-4 PM; Start: 5/8; Finish: 5/30; Practice Tests: 5/21.
$900; Our small group program has been developed around a 18‐hours of tutoring and includes two practice tests: one before the start and one along the way. Tutoring hours will be split between the English (verbal, reading, language) subjects and the Analytical (mathematical and quantitative) ones. We will be using two instructors that specialize in either English or Analytical parts of the test. All Vogel Prep instructors have at least a Master's degree and are certified to tutor students in the strategies and tactics of HSPT tests.
About Our Assessments
Vogel Prep is very focused on achieving results.
We believe that each student is unique and needs a strategic plan to achieve success. In order to develop a student's plan we need to establish a baseline. To do so, we give each new student at Vogel Prep an assessment. For the current academic year, we offer diagnostic tests on the dates listed in our assessment schedule. These tests include the ACT vs SAT Comparison; PSAT, SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests; or any of the graduate tests.
Schedule for Assessments
We run most practice tests on Saturday mornings as our published schedule online at: https://www.vogelprep.com/assessment-schedule. Register online at https://www.vogelprep.com/assessment-registration or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For MindPrint, Math, Reading or Writing Assessments please schedule a 1 hour appointment with our office at 480.990.7374 or Info@vogelprep.com.
At Vogel Prep
We focus on first understanding the major topics that need to be strengthened in basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, or geometry to achieve mastery of these subjects. These subjects are the foundation for higher level math and science subjects. Then we develop a plan to address the issues or concerns.
Thus, if you have a student struggling in any of these subjects, let us know.
With a quick math assessment, we can determine the areas of most difficulty for your student and then we can provide reinforcement on those topics and help your student gain confidence. If you would like to schedule an evaluation, please contact us at 480-990-7374, or email us at email@example.com.
The importance of reading skills cannot be underestimated. They impact our success in school, college, and beyond. Reading skills are critical for us to learn new subjects, develop new skills, understand writers' intentions, compare and contrast facts, and determine cause and effects in observations of the materials presented to us. At Vogel Prep, our personalized one-on-one approach starts by determining what each student needs. We will evaluate students in various types of materials from a technical article to a literary piece, we will measure reading comprehension, retention of details or facts, differential understanding of opinions and inferences, and words per minute. Our goal is to determine the kind of assistance that each student needs based on our initial evaluation. If we see that the student can benefit from sharpening organizational, vocabulary, interpretation, or critical-thinking skills, then we will focus on that to improve the student's overall reading skills with our Q-Read program.
PSAT, SAT, And ACT Practice Tests
Practice makes perfect, especially under real conditions. At Vogel Prep, we offer tests administered in a real classroom under actual test conditions. With our "Actual Conditions" tests, Vogel Prep provides students with the opportunity to feel what it is like to take a real test. Check our testing calendar for a list of test dates, or call and speak to Tom or Ellie Vogel, our center directors. Actual Conditions Tests include:
HSPT, ISEE, or SSAT Practice Tests
Practice makes perfect, especially under real conditions. Middle school students have to take one of these tests to apply to prep schools. At Vogel Prep, we offer tests administered in a real classroom under actual test conditions. With our "Actual Conditions" tests, Vogel Prep provides students with the opportunity to feel what it is like to take a real test. Check our testing calendar for a list of test dates, or call and speak to Tom or Ellie Vogel, our center directors. Actual Conditions Tests include:
LSAT, GMAT, Or GRE Practice Tests
Practice makes perfect, especially under real conditions. College students have to take one of these tests to apply to graduate programs. At Vogel Prep, we offer tests administered in a real classroom under actual test conditions. With our "Actual Conditions" tests, Vogel Prep provides students with the opportunity to feel what it is like to take a real test. Check our testing calendar for a list of test dates, or call and speak to Tom or Ellie Vogel, our center directors. Actual Conditions Tests include:
MindPrint Cognitive Skills Assessment
This is a one hour assessment done online. The test was developed by world-recognized thought-leaders in neuroscience. It accurately measures ten cognitive skills and normalize them to their age group. These ten skills have been grouped in 4 major cognitive skill areas (Executive Function, Speed, Memory and Complex Reasoning).
Tutoring hours are by appointment through our office.
Monday - Friday
Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm. However, tutoring is done by appointment from 8 am to 8 pm.
Saturday & Sunday
Office is closed, however Tutoring sessions will be made by appointment from 8 am to 9 pm.
Summer Private and Small Class Tutoring
All Grades, All Series, All Programs, All Subjects, All Levels. Your student. Your time. Your tutor. Your student is unique, with a unique learning style, unique gifts, and unique challenges. Similarly, your family has important considerations to take into account when structuring a schedule. Vogel Prep takes all these factors into account when creating customized one-on-one learning plans unique to each and every student. We understand that convenience means little without quality. So, Vogel Prep provides your student with its unequaled combination of proven strategies, curricula, workbooks, and - of course - the valley's best tutors. Select the series and program you are interested in let us know your schedule and we can always try to accommodate your needs on private or semi-private format.
College Entrance Exams Series (SAT or ACT) - Boot Camps
"Both the the SAT and ACT boot camps provided me with Integral strategies that allowed me to conquer both of the tests with ease. The tutors were tremendous and provided me with information that was vital in my successes. The weeklong camps were filled with all the information I need without having to prepare months in advance for the tests. After completing the camps, I was able to enter the testing center confident and ready to show off my hard work. Basis Scottsdale Student, '17. Improved 410 points on the SAT and 6 points on the ACT."
Time Date: 6/4; Class Day (S): Mon-Fri; Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM; Start: 5/30; Finish: 6/3; Practice Dates (S): 5/28, 6/1.
Time Date: 6/11; Class Day (S): Mon-Fri; Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM; Start: 6/6; Finish: 6/10; Practice Dates (S): 6/1, 6/8.
SAT/PSAT or ACT Summer Boot Camp - Small Groups (3-6 Students)
$1700; Vogel Prep's Boot Camps are week-long (30 hours) intensive skill and strategy building programs that are proven to elevate student performance in all aspects of the ACT and SAT - including the SAT essay! Learn Vogel Prep's ground-breaking strategies during the week, then end with an "actual conditions" practice test on the following Monday, except those who will take the OFFICIAL test on Saturday. All students must have either a previous test result or a diagnostic before the class to qualify. SAT Summer Boot Camp: 1-2 Weeks, 3-10 Students.
Boot Camp - June SAT
Test: SAT; Test Date: 6/5; Dates: 5/31-6/4; Days: Mon.-Fri.; Times: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM; Practice Tests: 6/2.
Boot Camp - June ACT
Test: ACT; Test Date: 6/12; Dates: 6/7-6/11; Days: Mon.-Fri.; Times: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM; Practice Tests: 6/9.
Boot Camp - July ACT
Test: ACT; Test Date: 7/17; Dates: 7/12-7/16; Days: Mon.-Fri.; Times: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM; Practice Tests: 7/14.
College Admissions Series
$780; College Application Essay Writing Class: The main objective of this program is to teach high-school students how to write a personal statement for their college applications. In this five day seminar, we will discuss strategies for translating your personal experiences and aspirations into a specific and engaging essay. Students will receive hands-on training in how to develop a well-crafted, thoughtful, personal, powerful application essay. Students will also read sample essays, learn about the role of personal statements in the application process, and explore a variety of writing styles and topics useful to the application essay writing process. College Application Essay Workshop:
Vogel Prep's Education Center in Scottsdale offers a personalized plan to help students earn top test scores, top grades and instill confidence and optimism. Tutoring services focus on preparing elementary and middle school students for success in high school and high school students to maximize class achievement and successful test results to increase opportunity for college admittance and scholarship. Vogel Prep is the only company in the Valley that hires tutors that are credentialed and experienced teachers that hold master’s and PhD recognition in their respective fields of study.