Essential Playzone aka "The Zone" Tutorial Resource Center             



Saturday Assessment Bootcamp

Effective reading and math skills are essential for young people to become successful in their communities and careers. This summer, we will host a multitude of boot camps aimed at improving the reading skills of youth in Elementary (E): Grades 3rd-5th and Middle School (M/S): Grades 6-8th.

MAP Testing is a necessary for schools to get adequate funding and for parents to understand where their children are in relation to their peers. So, all children must be prepared to participate in the MAP at the end of the school year. We are here to make sure that your child performs well on these tests and that their scores accurately represent their skill-level. In general, each Saturday camp will emphasize critical assessment skills particular to that student’s grade level, in order to better equip them for the upcoming MAP testing. Register early to secure your spot!

Time: 9-2pm  

Registration: online: by filling out the form below, call: 314-443-0451| 314-830-3836

Cost$30/ 5-hour camp session or 4 camp sessions for $100 (save $20) 

Registration & payment deadline: one week before the camp start date 

*Please contact the center to make arrangements, if additional time is needed for pick-up.    

Spring Dates

February 6, 2016

Confidence Building & Testing

March 5, 2016

Testing Terminology for Success

April 2, 2016 

Calming Techniques for a Clear Test Success

February 13, 2016

Reading Test Directions for Best Results in Answer Choices

March 12, 2016

Time Management & Testing 

April 9, 2016 

Common Core Test Prep 

February 20, 2016 

Underlining & Highlighting for Comprehension

March 19, 2016

Pacing & Organization for Test Success

April 16, 2016

Common Core Test Prep 

February 27, 2016 

Q-A-R Test Strategy (Question-Answer-Relationships)

March 26, 2016

Testing & Technology

April 23, 2016 

Common Core Test Prep



Click here if you would like to print the form and mail your payment

***In an effort to keep your payments secure and safe from cyber interruptions we prefer all payments be sent to our location in the form of a check. Please make the check payable to The Essential Playzone, PO Box 3943, St. Louis, MO. 63136 or 640 N. Hwy 67, Florissant MO, 63031. Include an email address for confirmation of your donation.  


Hours of Operations: 

All programs are overseen by a licensed educator 

Monday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                              4 pm-9 pm 

Tuesday - Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                            4 pm-9 pm 

Wednesday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                        4 pm-9 pm

Thursday- Academic BootcampsTutoring, and Homework Help                           4 pm-9 pm

Friday-                                                                               CLOSED    

Saturday-Tutoring and Homework Help                                                                   10 am- 6 pm (By Appointment Only)

Sunday-                                                                                                                 CLOSED


To improve the skills of young people by fostering better communication (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) for improved leadership to better prepare youth for the world of work/careers and their community.

The Essential Playzone is Closed on the Following Holidays:

New Years Eve and New Years Day 


Mother's Day 

Memorial Day

Father's Day 

Independence Day 

Labor Day

Thanksgiving (the day before and the day after) 

Christmas (the day before and after)