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Mid-Terms and Cold Weather of Winter Making Your Student Blue? Hire a Private Local Tutor to Help Improve Grades and Family Mood

Friday, January 2, 2009

Tri-Ed Tutoring of Northern Virginia can help you.

Welcome to the academic solution that cures low grades and helps elevate middle of the year student moods: PRIVATE TUTORING.

If your elementary, middle school, or high school age student is struggling this season to keep their grades up or would really like to see grades improve, having academic assistance from a private tutor from Tri-Ed Tutoring might just be the thing for you.

Tri-Ed Tutoring, LLC serves students all over the DC Metro Region.

Tri-Ed Tutoring has tutors in all major areas of Northern Virginia (Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Arlington, and Alexandria). They have tutors in Washington DC.  They have a wide range of teachers and education specialists available to help students with all their academic needs living and teaching in areas as far South as Richmond, Virginia and as far North as Baltimore County, Maryland. Recommendations for the high quality of their tutoring professionals are aplenty, too.

Tri-Ed Tutoring, LLC serves students of all ages and grade levels.

The business offers S.A.T. Prep classes and tutoring for all K-12 public school and private school students in the following subjects: English Improvement (ESL), Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Basic Study Skills (Homework Assistance), GT (Gifted Enrichment), SPED/LD (Special Education/Learning Disabilities), Foreign Language, Elementary Education, Basic College Research (Advanced Thesis), Middle School and High School Group Study, Make Up Work (Homebound Study), Homeschooling, Adult Education (GED PREP) and Writing.

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Fairfax County Public School Testing Requirements

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Article excerpts from and submitted by Tri-Ed Tutoring offers private 1:1 in-home tutoring services by appointment in all areas of DC, MD, and Northern Virginia.


(posted by — with similar standards and definitions applying to all Virginia students)

Certain tests may be required for all students at a grade level or in a group. The Virginia Department of Education requires some of the tests; others are required by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Under Virginia requirements, Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are given in reading and mathematics to all students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and science tests are given to students in grades 3, 5, and 8. History SOL tests are administered in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. In high school, SOL tests in English, mathematics, science, and history are administered when students complete specific courses. Office of Student Testing


The Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools describe the commonwealth’s expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education.


  • GED (General Educational Development)–The GED test gives adults who did not graduate from high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate. Call 703-503-6442 for more information.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Admissions Test–Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is a Fairfax County public school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology. Selection of students for admission to TJHSST is a competitive process. All applicants must take an admissions examination.
  • Assessment information for students with disabilities–No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires all students, including those with disabilities, to be assessed on statewide accountability measures. In Virginia, students with disabilities participate in statewide assessments in grades 3-8 and at the end of certain high school courses.

Resources for College-Bound High School Students

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Links For Parents and Students

The following are some helpful links for you and your student (courtesy of Tri-Ed Tutoring at serving Northern Virginia Fairfax County and Loudoun County students).

Resources for College-Bound High School Students – Register for the SAT and SAT II: Subject Tests here. Free practice questions and full length practice test available to help you prepare for the tests. – Register for the ACT, do practice test questions, and find out which colleges require the optional writing portion of the ACT here.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – View a list of links to all of the public and private universities in Virginia.

Standards of Learning

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) – Look at the standards of learning by grade level and subject and see released test items from previous SOL tests.

Maryland Standards – Look at the standards of learning by grade level and subject and see sample assessment items for MD standards.