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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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Holidays

Tutor and Parent Appreciation Week
Monday, Dec. 8 - Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

In this issue

 Tutor and Parent Appreciation
 Special Continues until Wednesday, Dec. 17
 Our Tutors


Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays
Success Tutoring

Armando, Vicky and all of the Tutors at Success Tutoring would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.  We hope that you enjoy the holiday spirit filled with lots of fun, laughter, friends and family.  

We are very thankful for all of the families that have given us the opportunity to tutor their children.  We love helping children create a better future by assisting them with their education.  

Please drop by this coming week and enjoy a holiday snack.  You can also, if you'd like, pick up an extra tutoring hour when purchasing a set of 10 hours.  And be sure to give your favorite tutor a big holiday hug!  

We are very proud of all of our tutors.  They put a lot of care and hours into helping your children with their education. 

Tutor Appreciation Week
(Monday, Dec. 8- Thursday, Dec. 11)

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.

Parent Appreciation Week
(Monday, Dec. 8- Thursday, Dec. 11)

To thank you, our parents, we offer you a delicious snack and a FREE tutoring hour with a purchase of 10 hours during this coming week.  Remember, if you don't use all of your tutoring hours this term, they are good for the summer or next school year.

                            THANK YOU! 
                             THANK YOU! 

It has been a pleasure to work with your children. 

From Vicky and Armando Salcido, Owners
and all of the Tutors at Success Tutoring

Happy Holidays 
Success! Tutoring

Vicky and Armando

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

Friday, May 9, 2014

May 2014

Tutor and Parent Appreciation Week, Monday, May 12 - Thursday, May 15


This coming week is Tutor Appreciation Week.
(Monday, May 12 - Thursday, May 15)

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 12 - Thursday, May 15)

To thank you, our parents, we offer you a delicious snack and a FREE tutoring hour with a purchase of 10 hours during this coming week.  Remember, if you don't use all of your tutoring hours this term, they are good for the summer or next school year.


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 2014

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 math class
  • Monday - Thursday, flexible hours
  • New this summer!  Parents can learn how to teach their children to read or how to help them with their reading when they return to school in the fall.
​Contact the office for details. 818.557.7379

Joy Makers

The owners at Success Tutoring have started a new blog highlighting Joy Makers ---  people who bring joy to others or that make life more enjoyable for others.  Click on the link below to read about our most recent Joy Maker, Author and Storyteller, Zach Bolger. (If you know of anyone that you think should be featured, send us an email:

 Zach Bolger, Author and Storyteller 

Love to read? Know anyone that loves to read or watch videos on a tablet?  Check out one of our latest products. It helps make reading much more enjoyable for readers of all ages.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tutor of the Month

Tutor of the Month: Polly
(Recent thank you note from 6th grade student) 

Dear Polly and Vicky,
You guys helped me improve my reading and writing skills so fast! You guys are both so caring and smart. I never thought I'd ever be so successful in school and I'm so sad it is my last day of tutoring. You guys picked the right name for this business.

Thank you guys so much!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Astounding Science in Marine Biology

Wow, check this out. Talk about making science interesting! How about a fast acting camouflage octopus. (We, at Success! Tutoring, always try to make the subjects interesting for students.)

Where's The Octopus?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Summer at Success Tutoring

Summer at Success Tutoring
Early Registration Starts This Week
This is what’s happening at Success Tutoring this summer!
Second through Sixth Grade Math and Language Arts Review Workshops!
SAT Prep Workshops!
1 to 1 tutoring with our great tutors!
Help your child retain what he or she learned during the previous school year!
Starting June 3rd, Success Tutoring is holding review workshops for children to review the math and language arts they learned during the school year!  They’ll be able to stay sharp, retain what they learned, increase their self-confidence and have that winning edge when they start the new school year in the fall.
Morning and evening workshops schedules are available as well as schedules to accommodate summer vacations. Students can attend these workshops for part of the summer or, to maximize the benefit, they can attend the entire summer at a very low cost!
Contact our office right away for our Early Registrations Rates!
(818) 557-7379
And don’t forget to ask about our summer SAT Prep workshops and 1 to 1 tutoring!
Please feel free to forward this announcement to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers or anyone else you think may benefit from these services.
"I can't thank Success Tutoring enough!  As you know, my daughter was enrolled in the Summer Tutoring Program last year.  She was struggling in math and language arts, and after spending a summer at your tutoring center, she has been doing so well in 5th grade ever since.  She has been getting 80s to 100% on her math tests.  Her comprehension in language arts has improved tremendously.  I just told her today that she'll be going back for the summer and she is very excited. So, again, thank you for all you do!" (parent)
Vicky and Armando Salcido
Success Tutoring
1825 W. Verdugo Avenue
Burbank, CA  91506

Friday, September 21, 2012

Free College Financial Planning Workshop at Success! Tutoring.
Saturday, September 29th, from 10am to 11:30am.
Presented by Certified College Tuition Advisor.
RSVP:, Call 818.557.7379

Sunday, April 22, 2012

So Much Happening!


Well, it's been a while since I've last posted something on our blog other than Vicky updating the calendar of family-oriented events in the local area.

We've had so much happening so quickly recently that I just had to take some time to post an update of some of the latest happenings.

First of all, we've moved!  Yes, that's right.  Success! Tutoring is now on the ground floor (street level) at the corner of Verdugo Avenue and Parish Street, right across from the new John Burroughs' Memorial Field.  We're in the same building we've always been, but now there are no stairs to climb.  And we're much more visible!  We've had a number of people stop by to ask about our services and they've been very surprised that we've been here for over 10 years!  They never knew we were here.  This is definitely a testimonial to the old real estate adage: Location, Location, Location!

Below is a pictures of our new location front entrance and our new reception area:

And of course, what would our tutoring center be without tutoring stations for our tutors to work with their students:

In addition to our tutoring stations, we now have a small seminar / meeting room area in which we've already had two very successful seminars.  One was a free College Financial Aid seminar delivered by a certified College Tuition Advisor, Michael Budnick.  The successes from the parents that attended were all absolutely rave!

Now, if you missed the workshop and wished you had been able to make it -- you're in luck!  We have another one scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There is very limited seating so please call Vicky right away to confirm your attendance if you'd like to go.

In addition to the Free College Financial Aid workshop, we have also had a Phonics Workshop for 5 to 7 year olds.  They and their parents had a blast!

Well, all of the above is related to our move.  But as I said, there is so much that has happened recently!

We've worked out our program for this summer, 2012.  How would you like for your child to not forget what they learned all school year during the summer but to review their math and language arts so that they are better prepared for the next school year!  We've developed a very economical way to do just that -- with small-group workshops scheduled throughtout the summer.  Again, we have very limited space and seating so if you're interested, call Vicky right away at (818) 557-7379 and ask about our Early Signup Special.

How about having your child work with a tutor to address any subject he or she may have had trouble with during the regular school year?  Summer is the perfect time to do just that!  No other classes, homework or other academic demands other than focusing on that specific subject so that your child can accelerate, progress and increase his or her self-confidence in that subject.  They would start the next school year so much better prepared.  Below is a flyer for the summer 2012 at Success! Tutoring.

Well, I could probably go on and on with some of the other latest developments but that's all I'm going to post today. 

Don't forget to let others know about our services, our blog and our summer program.

Thank you,

Armando and Vicky Salcido