2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk

On April 22nd, I’ll be participating in the 2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Best Buddies is a wonderful organization that helps people with developmental disabilities. This walk raises awareness for people with developmental disabilities and the proceeds fund Best Buddies’ Leadership camps and job opportunities for people with IDD.
If you’d like to create a team or register for the walk, you can do so here: https://bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/tampabay/
And if you can’t make it, but would like to donate to our team, you can do so here: https://bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/tampabay/supporting/#TeamRubiksCube
Here’s a video from last year’s walk:
I hope to see you guys out there!

STEM Expo

As a UT alumna and former President of the UT Math Club, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a STEM Expo about Girls in STEM. It was so fun to talk with girls about the opportunities for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We introduced the girls who attended to fractals, Hanoi towers, Mobius strips, Rubik’s cubes and other math related games. I’d recommend any of these as great tools for boys and girls to explore interesting, hands-on math concepts.

If you’re interested in teaching the girls in your life more about Women in Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society has a great site with information and resources:

http://www.ams.org/women-mathematicians

Coloring pictures of fractals

Coloring pictures of fractals

Teaching math tricks you can use to amaze your friends

Teaching math tricks you can use to amaze your friends

Reps from the UT Math Club

Reps from the UT Math Club

Top 12 Tutors in Tampa

We are so pleased that Amy Tutors was selected as one of the Top 12 Tutors in Tampa by Expertise.com! Based on the 5 criteria (Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability and Professionalism), we were chosen as one of the best. We’re grateful to Expertise.com and to our students for making this award possible.

Best Math Tutors in Tampa

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Math Tutoring and Test Preparation Services in Carrollwood

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The 2015-2016 school year is well underway and Amy Tutors would like to remind our neighbors that we’re here to help. We still offer expert Math Tutoring, English Tutoring, Test Preparation, and Study Skills Help.

We offer one-on-one tutoring in English: Phonics, Reading, Writing, Essay Writing, and Literature; Math: Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus; Test Preparation: FCAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, TEAS, PERT, and GRE and more!

As always, we encourage parents and students to act early. Don’t wait until you or your child is failing. Usually, a lot of critical information has been missed by the time you see the first failed test score. Please visit the Why Tutoring page for more information on the warning signs that let you know when it’s time to get help.

Amy’s Top 10 study tips

  1. Skimming: For classes that have excessive reading requirements (for example, you have to read several chapters in one evening), skimming for main ideas can save time.
  2. Highlighting: In addition to skimming, highlighting can help you memorize definition s and main ideas. It also helps you bookmark the parts you might need to review for a midterm or final.

Get Community Service Hours for Scholarships

Did you know that you can “give” and “get” at the same time when you perform community service? I’m surprised to hear some of my high schoolers say that they haven’t been advised about community service hours as a qualification for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, so I wanted to pass that info along. And, summer is a great time to get started!

Florida Bright Futures Scholarships are available in three levels and can pay up to 100% of your tuition at an eligible Florida college or vocational school – depending upon your GPA, test scores and community service hours.

Grand Opening: Amy Tutors’ Carrollwood Office is NOW OPEN!

Our Grand Opening was spectacular! Thanks to everyone who was able to attend! For those who were not, here is an overview of our activities. Guests enjoyed refreshments while the children tried our Saturday Story & Activity Time.

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The kids could hardly wait to dig in!

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Grand Opening Sarah Serving Drinks

Then the games began……

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Then, we wound down with a story.

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And all the children left with a little gift.

Grand Opening Gift Bags

 

Call Today (813) 373-4300 for more information!

New Location

Amy Tutors is pleased to announce that our new office located at 11803 N Armenia Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 will have its grand opening on January 11, 2014.

We invite all of our new Carrollwood neighbors to join us for a meet and greet and refreshments. Also, bring your elementary students to the grand opening for a FREE sample of our Story & Activity Time from 4-7 pm.

 

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Okay…. so we won’t be playing dress-up, but we will have interesting stories, Mensa approved mind-building games and science projects.

 

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