Looking Back, Planning Ahead!

Looking Back

At Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep, as we look back on 2018 through all the ups and downs, all the hardships and the immense growth we’ve seen in our tutors and students, we are AMAZED at how much our students have progressed! Check out some of our reviews on Facebook by parents and students!

I am a college senior taking Stats 2 for Business. I was very fearful I might not pass. However, when I began my tutoring sessions with holly, all of my stress melted away. She was a guiding hand and encouraged me to stay persistent. Even if she didn’t know the answer, she would search for it and make sure that there was no knowledge gap. Holly was wonderful. I have my Stats final in 8 hours and hopefully with her help, I will pass the class and stay in the right path for graduation!

Our tutors also grew in personal development and dedication to the students, and in application methods as well! We have seen our students progress in special, incredible ways. We are SO THANKFUL for our troop of tutors who tackle all obstacles with dedication. 

Looking Forward

As we look forward to 2019, we are EXCITED to see our students PROSPER! We have big plans for this year, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay on top of all our events, and to see some promos as they roll out (that means FREE SESSIONS or DISCOUNTED PRICES!). Our future looks bright at Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep, and we are stoked to roll out some special material in future events – so, regularly check back on our events page as well!

Planning Ahead

So, now that 2018 is wrapped up and 2019 is finally here, what should you expect for students? As they return to regular schooling hours in Texas, there will undoubtedly be a push for three VERY important features for high school and college students:

  1. Final Grades
  2. Standardized Testing
  3. College Application

And for our younger elementary or early education students, STAAR and grade-level assessments will be provided to ensure your child is performing at-level in reading and math. 



The STAAR Test

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test, is an assessment which grades students on their mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and determines if the student meets the educational standards for the grade-level (or above grade level in special circumstances).

Click here to see how Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep can help your child succeed on the STAAR test with specialized STAAR test prep.


The SAT and ACT

The SAT and the ACT are both assessments of a student’s college readiness, and are used by many universities and colleges to determine eligibility for admissions and scholarships.

The SAT, or Suite of Assessments, is a college-readiness standardized test which most students in the United States complete either their junior or senior year. The test covers Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and an optional essay.

The ACT is also an assessment which grades a student on Math, Reading, Science, and English which higher education institutions may require for admissions. There is also an optional writing portion of the test. Recently, more students in the US have preferred to take the ACT over the SAT as their college entrance exam. Click here to find out more about the ACT and the SAT, and how Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep can help you receive high scores on your college readiness assessment!


The Texas Success Initiative, or TSI, is a state-wide mandatory test for students entering higher education. It assesses the student’s abilities in Math, Reading, and Writing. The TSI is available to students in their latter years of high school and is used to determine if the student requires developmental, or accelerated, learning in one of the tested subjects. To register for the TSI, high school counsellors and college advisors can be of assistance. Find out more about the TSI in detail here

Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep offers a wide range of knowledge on the TSI – and we want to share our success with you. With our tailored approach, we can help save you time and money by bypassing developmental or accelerated courses. Contact us for more information regarding our TSI test prep!


Reading Assessments

Early education is essential in a child’s schooling career – it sets the stage for a child to become independent learners when he or she enters the classroom! To see if a child is performing at-grade level in reading, assessments must be provided to the child and graded by a parent or professional. Check out this helpful article on early reading assessments from Reading Rockets here. Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep provides experienced tutors to struggling new readers by increasing a student’s confidence in reading through rigorous phonetical learning methods.


Tackle 2019 with Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep

At Planting Seeds Tutoring, an Austin, South, and Central Texas-based tutoring company, we are committed to ensuring that every student we work with has access to the most comprehensive tools and strategies to ensure that they are well-positioned to be successful in the classroom in 2019. To learn more about the full range of services we offer, visit our blog and our website and follow us on Facebook. You can also contact Planting Seeds Tutoring with your questions at (972) 342-6496, or via email at plantingseedstutoring@gmail.com.