ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL

Children develop foundational skills in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary beginning in their earliest years. Tokyo Academics can support your elementary and middle school student across all academic subjects to ensure their readiness for high school, boarding school, and life. We offer:

  • Middle School Mastery: Our in-house curriculum focuses on developing mastery across mathematics; grammar; writing; vocabulary; and critical thinking to prepare students for the rigors of high school.
  • Technology: Enrichment programs designed to spur curiosity while teaching practical technical capabilities.
  • Free Vocabulary: Vocabulary is arduous and tiresome to learn on your own. Sign up for our weekly free vocabulary classes to have fun learning in a group environment with Tokyo Academics’ senior instructors.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUCCESS

Foundational skills in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary are developed in your child’s earliest years. We support your elementary and middle school student across all academic subjects to ensure their readiness for high school, boarding school, and life.

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Math

Build your child’s accuracy, speed and confidence across:

  • Numeracy
  • Geometry
  • Statistics & probability
  • Algebra

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Reading

Develop higher level capability in comprehension and synthesis applicable to complex passages and texts of varied genres and lengths.
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Writing

Hone your confidence and skill in structuring and writing narrative, persuasive, and expository essays, and build a mastery of underlying grammar rules.
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Critical Thinking

Critical thinking skills enable us to go beyond merely acquiring knowledge to analyzing, synthesizing, and innovating. This segment focuses on:

  • Creative problem solving.
  • Learning to defend and refine your idea
  • Productively integrating new knowledge into older models.

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Vocabulary

Are you happy? Or are you jubilant, joyous, delighted, or ecstatic? Comfort and confidence with words allows you to feel emboldened in writing, speaking, and reading.
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Habits & mindsets

Life will throw curveballs at you. What will separate you from the crowd is your:

  • Ambition to set goals
  • Break goals into a plan
  • Discipline to follow plans
  • Determination to get up after failure
  • Desire to see others succeed with you
  • Maturity to seek, receive, and incorporate feedback

Interested in learning more about our Middle School Mastery program? Register for a free diagnostic session below!

  • You’ll take a 2-hour diagnostic test assessing your capabilities across all 5 content areas of Math, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, and Critical Thinking
  • You’ll meet with us afterwards to review the diagnostic and plan the best course of action
  • You’ll select a class or combination of classes to join to start accelerating your skills
  • You’ll be provided with a personal tracker to track your progress across all skills

Parent, Nishimachi

Thank you for working with my daughter - it's so clear the difference that you have made. Your tutor was wonderful and made math fun again for her - it was great that he mixed traditional tools, like math drills, with fun activities.

Parent, ASIJ

I wanted to say thank you to you for coaching [my daughter] and helping her achieve and maintain [a global-level] standard. A little over a year ago I was very worried whether going to [school in Tokyo] alone would be good enough to get [her] into a good school back home. I was sure the standards back there were much higher than what the elementary school here followed. I was also worried about whether she would fit in and be able to survive academically at a good school once we moved back. But within a few months of going to TA, I knew [she] would be fine. Please know that this family will forever appreciate the effort and guidance you have given to [our daughter]. I can tell that she enjoys learning from you and is always happy to go to TA. Thank you for all you have done.

Parent, ASIJ

Thank you for an awesome 2-week class. I wrote my friends back in the States saying that you accomplished what the schools back [in the US] would accomplish in 3-4 months. Writing has never been my child's strength, and that is why I enrolled her in your class. I honestly believe that her writing improved with your 2-week class. Its is wonderful to have teachers who are motivated and passionate about teaching.

Parent, International School

Thank you so much for all your help! [My son] improved so much and just simply enjoyed learning maths from you. He also achieved a solid score in math at school in his exams few weeks ago as well and received a Bronze award for the Junior Math Olympiad!

Parent, ASIJ

Thank you!! [My boys] really benefited from your work with them this year. I can't thank you enough for being positive and yet pushing them to do more than they think they are capable of. You explain things in a way that really makes sense to them and it has made all the difference for them academically.

Parent, International School

​Our tutor was great at teaching - my daughter said that his method was very efficient for her. She used to take [another] SSAT course [in] Tokyo, but nothing can be compared to TA's method. That was her honest comment. Personally, I was very impressed by TA staff's punctuality, serious attitude, and teaching technique. I wish you all the best for your future success in this field.

Parent, Nishimachi

We just received our daughter's scores on the SSATs. She did wonderfully: 92% overall. Thank you for all of your work with her. She knows that it has made a big difference in her scores, and we believe that to be true as well.

Student, British School of Tokyo

I had the best tutor ever! He helped me study for my math tests and I did very well on those tests. He also helps me add more detail to my essays and make them the better. I practiced reading speeches with him and he is the best speaker ever. I hope you choose him as your tutor and have a good school year.

TECHNOLOGY

Elementary and Middle School are a time for your child to develop and foster their innate curiosity. Expose them to everything you can and see what sticks. Tokyo Academics provides extensive technology enrichment opportunities across programming, robotics, and data analytics.

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Computer Science

Learn programming in Java, Python, and Swift!

  • Minecraft programming in Python
  • Java programming
  • Mobile programming in Swift

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Robotics

Work with and connect Hardware with Software with our robotics team!

  • Humanoid and Vehicle robots with Arduino
  • Custom robotics projects (drones, self-guided vehicles)

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Data Analytics / AI

How do computers learn? How does Skynet work? Our Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence team can get you started.

  • Data science in R/Python
  • Machine learning with Python
  • Custom data science and AI research projects

FREE VOCABULARY

Regardless of family background, non-English speaking environments like Japan can have an effect on students’ language skills. A broad vocabulary is crucial to clearly articulating one’s view, to conveying and understanding nuance, and being able to successfully engage with a diversity of texts. A small vocabulary often means limited language skills.

Register for our free weekly vocabulary courses, and start addressing the vocabulary gap today!

Why Vocabulary?

Scholastic asserts numerous benefits from a higher vocabulary (link):

-Comprehension improves when you know what the words mean. Since comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, you cannot overestimate the importance of vocabulary development.

-Words are the currency of communication. A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading and writing.

-Academic and social confidence and competence improve when children and adolescents improve their vocabulary.

TestYourVocab (link), a great vocabulary resource, states that for native speakers of English:

-​Most adult native test-takers range from 20,000–35,000 words

-Average native test-takers of age 8 already know 10,000 words

-Average native test-takers of age 4 already know 5,000 words

However, particularly as age increases, there is a yawning gap between native speakers and non-native speakers. This has detrimental effects on later development, educational or otherwise: the most common vocabulary size for foreign test-takers is 4,500 words, well below that of even young native test-takers.

Parent, ASIJ

Tokyo Academics worked with our three boys: grades 9, 8, and 3 for the past 7 months, keeping them up-to-speed with their previous private school in the United States. [Your instructor] has worked on everything from basic math skills to verbal and math SSAT preparation. He comes up with great ideas for learning and practicing outside of the tutoring sessions such as online tools and specific workbooks. The tutor is responsible, reliable and professional. He will be missed greatly when we return to the United States.

Parent, St. Mary's

Tokyo Academics has been a small miracle in our lives and I am truly grateful. Our tutor made a real connection with our son, who responded very well to the tutor's easy going personality. Our son made excellent progress in all subjects. I highly recommend Tokyo Academics to any family looking for an incredible reliable, diligent, and qualified tutor.

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CLASSES SCHEDULE

Spring 2018 Standardized Test Prep
Class Date Time Status
SAT Physics (January-March) Sundays, Feb 4-Mar 18 17:00-19:00
SAT Math II (January-March) Sundays, Feb 4-Mar 18 19:00-21:00
SAT Verbal (aimed at May 5 SAT) Sundays, Mar 11-Apr 29 12:30-15:00CLOSED
SAT Math (aimed at May 5 SAT) Sundays, Mar 11-Apr 29 9:30-12:00CLOSED
SAT Physics (April-May) Sundays, April 8-May 27 17:00-19:00
SAT Math II (April-May) Sundays, April 8-May 27 19:00-21:00

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