Sunday, January 1, 2017

Math Basics Boot Camp A Success!

Success Tutoring Math Basics Boot Camp A Success!  

Here are just a few testimonials from students after just one week of the Winter Break Boot Camp:

"With this tutoring, I feel way more comfortable with this type of math that I was severely struggling in.  So this week has improved my understanding in math." (6th grader)

"Out of this boot camp, I have learned how to subtract properly, to turn decimals into fractions and percents.  I have also learned how to add, subtract and multiply mixed numbers and improper fractions.  And also learned how to subtract and add problems with decimals.  I had fun learning with my tutor, she is awesome!" (9th grader)

"My tutor has explained math well enough that I understand it; I sometimes have a hard time understanding my teachers at school." (9th grader)

This boot camp is available for students that are finding math challenging or that are not doing well in their regular and Common Core math classes or that have lower grades in these classes.  It is designed to cover math basics needed to do well in math. 

Students should be currently enrolled in PreAlgebra or Algebra classes or Burbank Unified Schools' Course 1 (6th grade), Course 2 (7th grade), or Course 3 (8th grade).

This is a special discounted boot camp consisting of small groups of 2 students and one tutor. All of our tutors are current or retired teachers.  Limited space, limited enrollment.  If space allows, this boot camp will continue into 2017.  Call for details: (818) 557-7379

Individual tutoring is also available to address current topics in all elementary, middle school and high school regular and Common Core math classes including Algebra I, II, Geometry, PreCalculus, Calculus, Statistics, as well as AP math classes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Parent and Tutor Appreciation Week
Monday, Dec 5 - Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Join us between the hours of 1pm and 7pm for holiday snacks, hot chocolate and coffee. If you purchase tutoring hours between Nov. 26 - Dec. 8, you can also spin the prize wheel and possibly win a FREE tutoring hour, FREE half hour or another gift.
Appreciation Week is our way of thanking you for trusting us with your child's education.  At Success Tutoring, we love helping students reach their academic goals.  

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
from Success Tutoring
Vicky and Armando Salcido

Success Tutoring
1825 W. Verdugo Avenue
Burbank, CA  91506


Monday, August 29, 2016

School has started and students are earning A's by getting a little extra help from their favorite tutors from Success Tutoring!

Don't wait till your A becomes a C or even worse, a D.  Schedule a little help from your tutor today.  It is so much easier to raise your grades now instead of scrambling to repair your grades later.

Call (818) 557-7379

or email us today.

Success Tutoring
1825 W. Verdugo Avenue
Burbank, CA  91506

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 2016
*Tutor and Parent Appreciation Week, Monday, May 16 - Thursday, May 19

In this issue
 Summer at Success Tutoring


This coming week is Tutor Appreciation Week.
(Monday, May 16 - Thursday, May 19)

This is your chance to thank your tutor for all the help they have given you this school year.  We suggest you give them a thank you card, write a testimonial or give them a big hug.


This coming week is Parent Appreciation Week.
(Monday, May 16- Thursday, May 19)

To thank you, our parents, we have yummy refreshments and special discounted summer rates.


Your children have been a pleasure to tutor.

Vicky and Armando Salcido, Owners and all of the Tutors at Success Tutoring
Summer at Success Tutoring
June - August 2016

Looking for the right fit for your child this summer?
Where you can enjoy your vacations, attend summer events and still have time to review or learn something new? At Success Tutoring, we are offering several options to fit your needs.
  • one-to-one tutoring by current or retired teachers on most subjects for all ages.  
  • economical small group math and language arts review workshops (pictured above)
  • SAT/ACT and other test prep
  • summer school help
  • improve reading skills
  • get ahead or prep for next term's Common Core or regular math class
  • Monday - Thursday, flexible hours
​Contact the office for details. 818.557.7379

What a few students and parents said last summer.

"Coming into the SAT Prep I was feeling pretty confident in knowing that I scored high on my PSATs but after tackling the SAT Prep, I realized that I could use a little bit of touch up.  After the 5 week classes, I am now more confident going into the SAT and plan to get a higher score." (11th grader, SAT Prep)

"When I first started my tutoring, I thought to myself that it was going to be terrible and I felt that I didn't really need it.  I got my first lessons with my tutor and I realized that there are so many aspects that will be needed to know for my major.  I loved the way I was being taught, it was clear and very thorough.  My tutor has taught me how the math I'm relearning is going to help in engineering.  I am thankful to have him as my tutor and don't regret coming here." (11th grader, Algebra II review.)

"I have been having a great time in tutoring.  I already have felt a difference.  I think it also helps that my tutor is a former teacher.  He really helps me understand the concepts and explains to me when I don't understand.  We have already gone from school review to learning new material.  Thank you." (7th grader - math prep) 

"Our daughter has expanded her vocabulary and shown an increase in her reading level in just a couple weeks in the Success Tutoring summer reading program.  Her confidence has grown so much and she is reading books she found difficult just a short time ago.  We are really impressed with the progress she is making."(parent of 1st grader - reading skills)

Success Tutoring 1825 W. Verdugo Avenue, Burbank, CA  91506

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tutor of the Month

Tutor of the Month
Frank Gravitt

Frank is well liked by his students and their parents -- and for good reason.  During the month of January, Frank worked with students in the subjects of Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry which resulted in higher grades, higher test scores (including several A’s) and significant overall improvement by his students.  Needless to say, his students and their parents are very happy with the help they've been getting from him.
Frank is a retired high school teacher originally from Oregon who not only taught a variety of subjects including higher level math but also was the head of his department.  And if that wasn’t enough, Frank also developed math curriculum for a network of several private schools.  We are lucky to have Frank.
Congratulations Frank, on winning Success Tutoring, Tutor of the Month.

Vicky and Armando Salcido
Owners of Success Tutoring

Thursday, September 17, 2015

August 2015

We had a very busy summer. Before the new fall semester started we were getting lots of students calling in wanting to schedule for the fall. We have now completed three weeks of the new school year and are at the beginning of the fourth week. Several of our tutors have filled up their schedule and we still keep getting more calls from students and parents wanting to schedule. It looks like it’s going to be a very busy school year for us.
Well, we like helping students, like helping them increase their understanding, competence and skill. So, we’ll keep bringing them all in until we can’t fit any more students into our schedule. (That may not be long from now.)
Luckily our tutors know their stuff. Our students are leaving each tutoring session smiling. Upon checking with them they all seem to be doing well and appear to be quite happy with how their tutoring is going.
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Summer Fun and Academic Progress

Summer is a time of year that children usually look forward to. Sometimes it might even be hard for them to concentrate on school work right now toward the end of the school year when the warmth of the sun beckons and the thoughts of the beach, baseball, swimming, camping, and barbecues lure them away from the teacher’s voice. Students usually wait for the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation just like they wait for and anticipate the arrival of Christmas.

Parents, however, don’t usually wait with baited breath for their kids’ summer vacation to begin. In fact, many parents face the approaching date with dread and trepidation. Instead of swimming parties and laughter, some parents instead may think of bored children that ask “What is there to do?” every two to five minutes or possibly glassy eyed stares from too much television or too many hours on computer games. The parents know they have to suddenly become very creative at becoming a social activities director, an arts and crafts aficionado and an educational consultant so as not to have their children lose all they have learned during the school year. That seems daunting indeed! So, is there an easy solution to all of this? The answer is a resounding “Yes!”


At the bottom of this blog post is a list of resources parents can check routinely for child oriented or family friendly activities. By checking this list regularly a mom or dad can plan out activities for their children, ensure they are involved in activities that keep them physically active, engaged and even keep them learning throughout the entire summer. (See list at the bottom of this blog post.)

Educational Options – Second through sixth grade students

For students in the second through sixth grades, Success Tutoring offers summer review workshops. Students that just completed say, the fourth grade, would review the material for math and English that they learned in the regular school year. By reviewing the material from the previous year, the students do not forget it all. Plus, with this review, students will often achieve a better understanding of some of the material they covered throughout the year. Anything that was a little fuzzy, or that they may have questions about can get straightened out. Parents that have had their children go through this review workshop have said their son or daughter did very well in school the following year.  (For more information contact Success Tutoring at 818-557-7379.)

Educational Options – Middle and High School students

If a student is weak in a particular subject (example: math), summer is the ideal time to review that subject with one of our tutors so that they can gain a better understanding and familiarity with its related material. (All of the tutors at Success Tutoring are current or retired teachers.)

If a student will be taking a new subject (example Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calc, etc.), it would be helpful for the student to come in for tutoring a couple of weeks before the start of school to get oriented to the new upcoming subject and thus be better prepared. That will give the student a chance to do well throughout the school year.

In addition to our discounted one-to-one tutoring, this summer we will also be offering an Algebra Readiness Workshop.  This workshop reviews all of the basic math concepts a student would need to know so that he or she could succeed in understanding Algebra.
(For more information contact Success Tutoring at 818-557-7379.)

Test Prep Options – SAT and ACT

Success Tutoring also provides two options for preparing students for the SAT or the ACT. The first option is to do it as part of a small group at a regularly scheduled time each week. The advantage of this option is the cost efficiency. Students can either address math or English, or they can do both.

The second option for SAT / ACT preparation is to get one-to-one tutoring for the subjects of math and English, as they relate to the SAT and ACT tests.  (For more information contact Success Tutoring at 818-557-7379.)

Special Announcement! The owners of Success Tutoring have partnered with one of their reading specialists to create a new company specifically to help children learn to read or to repair reading difficulties.  This new company is called Success Reading. 

In addition to local fun activities, there are also educational opportunities. What if your little one of pre-school, kindergarten or first grade level returned to school at the end of summer with an increased level of reading skills? What if they not only could read better but actually enjoyed reading and understood what they were reading more easily? Wouldn’t it be great if at the start of the next school year they were at the top of their class? To help parents accomplish this Success Tutoring has started a new company that emphasizes helping children learn to read.  It is called Success Reading and there are two options:

  1. Families that live close to Burbank, CA, can have their child work with a reading specialist to teach their child to read, or increase their reading level by using a phonics program that has proven to be very successful.
  2. The other option is for the parents to purchase a set of the phonics cards that our reading specialists use and follow the directions included with each set of cards. This is the link to our two sets of phonics cards.

For more information use this link to contact Success Reading:

So, there are many options for educational advancement. And, as tutoring is only done one hour at a time, students will still have plenty of time to enjoy the many activities they were looking forward to during the summer.

Family Friendly Activities Resources for Families in or near Burbank or Los Angeles:

Thank you,
Armando and Vicky with Success! Tutoring.

Success Tutoring is a subsidiary of A&V Salcido Enterprises, Inc.

Success Reading is a subsidiary of Success Reading, Inc.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Success with Reading

At Success! Tutoring, we tutor students of all ages. When working with beginner readers, our tutors use a program that we developed. In fact, we started a new company to help parents and educators help younger children learn to read.
One mother brought her son to us because he did not know how to read at all. By age, he should have been in the third grade. He was bright, but he just had never learned to read and the mother was wary of the public school system. With our program, working with him a short time each week, we brought him up from not being able to read at all, to now reading at the third grade level. This was accomplished in less than one year. He’s so excited to bring in his next level reading each time he comes in. His mother and grandmother are both extremely happy and so is the boy.
(For more information about tutoring contact us at (818) 557-7379. If you’d like tools for helping your own child to read, check out our Success Reading website:

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