Welcome to the Victory Garden Kids Family
Victory Garden Kids was created many years ago while I was teaching middle school. I noticed that many students in our school were struggling with getting their homework done at home. We wondered where the disconnect was and found that it was primarily a systems problem; when I met with parents, we found that their homes were unintentionally not conducive for academic success in the evenings. We began helping parents become ACADEMIC PARENTS, working with them to ensure that after school time worked around homework time, instead of shoe-horning homework into a busy night filled with other obligations, and that a parent’s involvement was conducive to helping instead of accidentally hindering, based on student learning style and need, rather than a parent’s style of learning. With a few simple suggestions, we found that homework scores and even test scores, after effective home study time, increased rapidly. Since then, after teaching for 20 years and offering private tutoring to students, Victory Garden Kids has become a thriving online and in-person tutoring opportunity for kids, incorporating academic parenting sessions into each student’s individual program.