Parliament Tutors is proud to serve all of Arlington’s 22 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and four major high schools (Wakefield High, Washington-Lee High, Yorktown High and H-B Woodlawn Alternative High). We are also happy to serve any of the county’s fine public schools, as well as George Mason University, Marymount College and the Virginia Tech Research Center.
Parliament Tutors provides expert tutoring in every subject, and standardized test across every grade level from kindergarten through graduate school. We also provide tutoring in all standardized tests such as the ISEE, SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT exams and any other academic test for which you need to enhance your score.
Arlington places a tremendous priority on education. The school district spends more money per student than any other public school system in the country outside of New York City at over 13k per year, which is more than the tuition at most private schools. The county’s 22 elementary schools, and 5 junior high schools serve as gateways into four major public schools: Wakefield, Washington-Lee, Yorktown and H-B Woodlawn. Through a decade long agreement with neighboring Fairfax county, some gifted high school students are able to apply for admission into some of the neighboring county’s top specialized high schools such as Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and have their tuition paid for by the Arlington district.
Collegiately, Arlington features George Mason and Marymount University, which are both fine institutions. Being located just outside of Washington, D.C. students living in Arlington have the additional opportunity to attend national powerhouses like Georgetown or George Washington as well.
Over recent years, standardized tests have shown that students struggle with math more so than any other area. Part of the problem can be chalked up to the fact that students do not believe that math is as important today as they did in generations back due to the proliferation of technology. However, as teachers note, even calculators still require knowing when to divide and when to multiply, and how to go about it. Additionally, for students who are generously curious about mathematics, education can still be difficult. As everyone comes to class with different basic mathematical understandings, different learning styles and different attitudes towards math, teachers are faced with the tremendous challenge of trying to teach in a way that all students can understand.
Because a tutor only has to cater to a one person audience, everything about each session is geared towards only one student. This means that rather than having to take into account a multitude of different backgrounds, aptitudes and learning styles simultaneously, a tutor is able to teach in the way that best serves only the one pupil he or she is tutoring. This means that students get the most out of each session, and get the personalized attention they need to make the most improvement in the shortest amount of time.
Success in one area of school is directly linked to success in other academic and professional feats. Along with success in the classroom comes confidence outside of it, particularly for students who have struggled with school in the past. This is because once students overcome what many consider both the most difficult and important challenge, they start to feel that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.