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Accomplished Boston tutors meet our exacting qualification requirements, pass a multi-step interview process, and undergo background screening. One of Varsity Tutors’ expert directors helps to pair you with a qualified tutor to ensure the best possible match – it’s even backed up with a money-back guarantee.

Exceptional tutors individualize all lessons to address students' specific academic needs. Tutors provide personalized, one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or wherever is convenient for you.

How much will I pay to meet with a private tutor in Boston?

The cost associated with studying with a Boston tutor depends on a variety of factors, including how often you or your student want to study, what material you'd like to go over, where you live, and your instructor's qualifications. For instance, a student learning how to use a microscope for science at a local school such as Hopkins Elementary School may pay a different hourly rate than somebody researching the microbiology of photosynthesis at Harvard University.

Similarly, students who commit to a regular study schedule may pay a different rate per session than somebody who operates on an as-needed basis.

If you're interested in making private instruction more affordable, you might want to consider studying in a group. Most students associate tutoring with a one-on-one experience, but many tutors are open to group sessions so that students can save money without compromising on the quality of their instructor. Both tutoring methods offer advantages, and you really can't go wrong either way. Varsity Tutors also offers small classes you can take to supplement the academic support received from tutoring.

Most students can benefit from working with a private teacher in Boston, including high-achievers who already earn good grades. If you would like to learn more about how a tutor could help you and what it might cost, please contact us online or by phone to discuss your unique needs in further detail.

Is there assistance available to find a private tutor in Boston?

Many parents assume that their best option is to find a tutor in Boston on their own, but this isn't necessarily the case. It can be tough to determine if a given instructor has the academic knowledge you're looking for.

Do you how to verify if a potential instructor knows how to communicate well with students? Instead, let the experts at Varsity Tutors find you a great tutor while you sit back and relax.

The tutor-matching process begins with you telling us exactly what you're looking for. If your student is struggling with algebra at Boston College High School or another local school, we'll search our extensive database of independent tutors to find an algebra expert whose availability matches your own. We'll also take your preferred learning style into account. If you are a hands-on learner who studies best by doing, we'll find you a tutor who can provide practice problems beyond those available in your textbook.

Our Live Learning Platform is a virtual study space that facilitates face-to-face instruction anyplace with a reliable internet connection, so you can meet your tutor in Boston anywhere you like. Great features like video chat and a shared document editor ensure that students receive the same caliber of instruction they could get in person. Your sessions will also be recorded automatically, so a quick refresher is only a few clicks away. What could be more convenient?

What kinds of tutoring can help my child in Boston?

Our network of private tutors includes specialists in more than 3,000 different content areas, so we can find you a qualified tutor in Boston for any subject imaginable. If your child needs help with long division, we can refer you to a patient instructor who can answer any questions they ask.

If you're having a tough time working with logarithms, we'll find you somebody who can keep trying fresh teaching techniques until the concept clicks for you.

A private Boston tutor can also help you prepare for important exams like the SAT, GMAT, GRE, and PSAT. For instance, your instructor can administer practice exams under realistic test-taking conditions so you know exactly what to expect on test day. We can also help you work toward hundreds of professional certifications that can help your resume stand out in a stack.

If you're homeschooling the student in your life, a private tutor can provide invaluable aid. Creating a lesson plan sounds easy until you try to do it, and a professional tutor can help you come up with a good one. If you don't understand everything your student is studying yourself, a tutor can step in and teach those difficult concepts for you. Varsity Tutors even offers a Learning Lab filled with valuable resources, including informational videos designed to help students further their understanding of challenging concepts and grade-appropriate assessments to objectively measure your student's performance. Education is very important, so there's nothing wrong with admitting that you might need a little assistance with it while juggling your other responsibilities.

How are the qualifications of tutors in Boston assessed?

There is no city-wide assessment system for private tutors, so you won't know what you're getting if you find a tutor in Boston on your own. Thankfully, Varsity Tutors uses a thorough screening process that only the most-qualified instructors make it through so you can trust that you or your student are working with the best.

Here are some of the qualities we look for in an instructor:

  • Excellent command of the material
  • Award-winning personality students look forward to working with
  • Willingness to design study plans around a pupil's specific needs
  • Knowledge of multiple teaching techniques to ensure flexibility during sessions
  • Proven communication skills
  • Ability to create a study environment conducive to the learning process
  • Passion for seeing students work toward their academic goals
  • A love of learning they can share with their students
Working with a private teacher in Boston can help a student at Boston Latin School develop study skills they can use in college and beyond, help young learners feel more confident in their academic abilities, and assist high-achievers as they explore concepts beyond their grade level. Furthermore, a private tutor can establish a personal rapport with you that you may not get in a traditional classroom environment. If you are ready to see what private tutoring could do for you, sign up online or by phone today to get the process started. Our Educational Directors can't wait to play their part in your pursuit of your goals.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Tutoring review by Rebekah in Boston, MA
We discussed changing the student's choice of summer reading book. We read and discussed the prologue of his new book choice: The Book Thief. The student will read two chapters this coming week and work on vocabulary not completed last week. We discussed the student's outline for his speech for his summer school class. We brainstormed an outline for an ACT essay topic.
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Tutoring review by Samuel in Boston, MA
Beginning to help the student through his preparation for final exams. Talked through Thomas Jefferson's role in the Louisiana Purchase and the consequences for his strict-constructionist philosophy, as well as the lead-up to the War of 1812. Working with the student is always a pleasure; he's a very smart kid and incredibly engaging. Great session.
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Tutoring review by Kathy in Boston, MA
I gave the student an assignment in order to start our revision of the fundamentals of French grammar. She is to complete the exercise before our next meeting. We reviewed the comparative and superlative adjectives and their placement within a sentence; then I helped her with the homework assignment.  By the end of the hour, she had a good grasp of the concepts and promised me she would memorize the new vocabulary that is required.
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Tutoring review by Geraldo in Boston, MA
Reviewed two social studies homework problems with the student concerning the effects of industrialization on immigrant populations within NYC and the formation of concentrated immigrant communities as a means of preserving cultural identity. We discussed the problems of urbanization during the Gilded Age (tenements, crime, sanitation, water) and the emergence and effects of "Political Machines" on working class immigrant families. The student graphically organized the concept of political machines and left with a firm grasp of the concepts discussed.
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Tutoring review by John in Boston, MA
This is my first session with this student.  He is taking a very difficult high school physics course at his private school. The student and I spent the entire session going over concepts that he has covered recently in class, as well as concepts that he will be encountering in the next few days until our next session on Tuesday, May 1.  Topics included:  buoyancy force, tension, torque, density, temperature, and kinetic and potential energy. He is very engaged in learning and I can tell that he genuinely wants to do well in his class. I look forward to working with him more in the coming months.  
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Tutoring review by Tiffany in Boston, MA
We are nearing the end of the student's summer reading with about 5 pages left to read. I wanted her to get through as much as possible during this session so that we can have ample time to review the events from earlier chapters on Friday. The session went very well, and I believe she has a good understanding of the overall meaning.
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