Summer Course Offerings and Descriptions
At SCA Tutoring Center, we love summer! Summer is a great time to work on
foundational skills that will help children start the new school year strong!
For many children, the summer months can be a time filled with long hours of mindless video
games and unimaginative television watching. Research indicates that all students experience
significant learning loss during the summer months. On average, all students regardless of socio-
economic status lose approximately 2-3 months of learning over the summer break, especially in
math and reading. There is also a documented gap on state tests between children who
participate in some form of summer learning and those who do not.
The SCA Tutoring Center offers parents an opportunity to ensure that their children are
continuously engaged in academically thought-provoking lessons. Our goal is to prevent the
achievement gap for your students and keep them on the right path with our SCA Summer
Courses. We offer one-on- one instruction as well as small group tutoring.
Our Program will excel students' reading abilities and help prepare them for the upcoming
school year. We begin the program by administering a free comprehensive diagnostic
assessment and a report outlining the child’s strengths and weaknesses. At SCA Tutoring, we
customize learning and develop a plan specifically for your child. We focus on building and
developing the area of weakness and preparing your child for the skills needed to succeed in the
upcoming school year. The program includes small group instruction and stimulating activities
led by qualified tutors trained in the SCA approach. The session is split into two sections. The
first section of the session will focus on improving foundational skills and the latter will focus on
preparing for the upcoming school year.
Our Summer READING courses meet the New Jersey State standards and include the
● Entering Kindergarten: letter identification, phonics, sight words, rhyming words,
beginning reading skills, proper pencil grip, beginning writing skills (proper letter
formation), listening comprehension
● Entering Grades 1 and 2: phonics, decoding, and word analysis, sight words, fluency,
independent reading, predictions, story elements, listening comprehension, sequencing,
main ideas, and details, reading comprehension strategies
● Entering Grades 3, 4, and 5: phonics, syllabication and decoding longer words, fluency,
independent reading, prediction, sequencing, comprehension strategies, identification
knowledge of fictional plot stages, character development, identifying genres, complex
texts, and vocabulary development
● Entering Grades 6, 7, and 8: reading and comprehension development of more complex
texts, developing a richer and more varied vocabulary, application of comprehension and
developing reading comprehension strategies.