Summer Blazers Tutoring is a seasonal agency that connects families with experienced independent school teachers during the months of June, July, and August. Our teachers focus their knowledge and skills to construct individualized learning experiences built upon mutually agreed expectations. Our families are free to select a tutor from a diverse inventory of experienced independent school teachers from the Boston area. Therefore, our goal is twofold: We provide students a customized and enjoyable learning experience that prepares them for their unique challenges of the upcoming school year, and we also provide independent school teachers a fulfilling summer work environment.
Joshua C. Lappin
Hobart William Smith BA '96
Boston College M.Ed '01
To quote the Pretenders: "Don't get me wrong."
I believe in summertime! I believe in the beach, baseball, ice cream trucks, overnight camp, rope swings, and every other iconic summertime moment. Summer vacation is sacred to both children and adults, and I am not suggesting we stay in "school mode" all year. Please, don't get me wrong!
This being said, summer vacation is long, and it does not need to be devoid of intellectual learning. As an independent school teacher, parent, and former student, I am far too familiar with the unspoken moment in September when parents and students realize that more academic preparation could have been done over the summer. Every fall, I observe various students who had too many "iconic summertime moments" and not enough intellectual time.
However, I believe this is a fixable problem. Summer plans could involve a head start in content, sharpened skills, a better foundation of strategies, artistic enrichment, preparation for standardized tests, or the further growth of an established love
Summer Blazers Tutoring is a seasonal tutoring agency pairing families with independent school teachers. We operate in ways that are both similar and unlike other agencies. Like the others, every tutor is an independent contractor, delivering his or her own expertise. However, we separate ourselves from other agencies:
- Summer Blazers tutors are current teachers from Boston or Cape Cod area independent schools who can craft customized lessons of summer coursework.
- Summer Blazers is a “seasonal” agency. Our teachers are away from the typical strains of their workdays. Instead, they are focused on the individual needs of your child.
- All our teachers travel to accommodate your busy schedules.
- All our teachers are highly trained in remote learning (as needed).
We know how important summer vacation is to families, and we are ready to make your summer learning experience an enjoyable one.