Reading and Writing
These three words capture the qualities we wish to inspire in our students. This summer, we will be conducting a series of reading and writing sessions one-on-one or in small groups for students who wish to improve their skills. It marks the perfect time to develop a love of reading and an excellence in writing. So often, reading and writing become chores because of the subject material or because students remain confused about the writing process. With our carefully selected literature, we believe we will enhance students’ reading experiences and showcase how books can surpass video games in creating a vivid, thought-provoking world. Gone are the wishy-washy themes or depressing atmospheres of everyday books and in are the adventurous, self-challenging books that demonstrate strength, honor, and drive. Moreover, with our self-designed writing system, students will see how to make their writing automatic, while creating variety in sentence structure. Grammar lessons will be included but taught with purposeful writing in mind. Elementary, middle, and high school level sessions are available. Please contact us to find out more!
Intensive reading instruction for elementary school students during the summer can make a world of difference. So often, students who struggle with reading (phonics, reading comprehension, etc.) naturally find school very tiring. It takes most of their energy to keep up with the classwork. As a result, it can be difficult to schedule reading instruction during the academic year. However, during the summer, we can help build a stronger foundation and re-align their reading approach to maximize their results. With our tailored approach to phonics, syllables, spelling, and reading comprehension, we can help immensely where previously they had thought their abilities had plateaued. Moreover, we can adjust to the each student’s individual needs and endurance to keep their attention.
Summer Math & Challenge Math
Summer time is math time at Lionheart Tutoring. We love to share the logic of math with students who feel frustrated by lack of understanding and from lack of challenge. With our curriculum, games, and step-by-step approach, students will find math will finally come naturally to them. Many students have progressed dramatically over the summer to the degree that their teachers in the fall are shocked! Also, with advanced math students in mind, we have created a challenge math program from stratch that incorporates logic puzzles, multi-step word problems and real-life applications. Please contact us to find out more about how our program stands out on the Main Line!
With Mandarin, students find themselves able to access so much more in terms of culture, business, and international experiences. Summer is the perfect time to begin or solidify learning in Mandarin. Classes are available for young learners who want to learn the fun way to say numbers in Chinese all the way to high school students or adults who want to learn practical, business Mandarin. Our Chinese Director, Yuanyuan Zhang, built our summer program from the ground up to maximize the fun and returns of tutoring. Early learners are particularly well suited to learn the four tones of Mandarin due to their developing language abilities and love of repetition. Intensive classes are available for students who wish to have multiple lessons each week. Siblings are welcome to take classes together for a discount!
Meet Our Tutors
Inspired by what he saw in South Korea as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow, Dan Chinburg began tutoring students on the Main Line in 2009. He graduated with a M.S.Ed. in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania with a K-12 reading specialist certification and has a B.A. in English & World Literature from Pitzer College. Since his return to the states, he has taught over 110 students through word-of-mouth. He loves working with struggling students and advanced students alike. Always striving to get the best results, he has tutored Singapore Math at a charter school and has explored many different approaches to higher mathematics. Over the years, he has designed his own grammar, writing, and standardized test program to meet the demands of his students. He particularly enjoys the challenge of giving crash-courses in subjects before last-minute finals for new students.
Yuanyuan (Elizabeth) Zhang
Chinese Director / Tutor
Fluent in English and a native-speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Yuanyuan brings an incredible breadth of language training and linguistic expertise to her Chinese and ESL sessions. She graduated with a M.S.Ed. in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania and has a B.A. in Business English from Yangtze University in Hubei, China. While in China, she taught classes of Chinese students of all levels in English at the prestigious private tutoring firm in Shanghai. She has developed the Chinese program of Lionheart Tutoring through her self-designed learning programs for students in grades PreK-12. She brings an energetic approach to Chinese instruction while incorporating games, iPad apps, songs, poems, and multimedia with her students. Parents have been delighted to find her as many private schools have embraced Chinese as a foreign language across the Main Line. Always dear to her heart, she loves working and developing her toddler program for young Chinese learners who are training their ears for the novel tones of Chinese.