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We require the most rigorous qualifications of Houston tutors, in addition to a background check. Only a tiny fraction of those candidates who apply ultimately make it through our demanding interview process. From this elite group, an expert director will help you find the best tutor to meet your individual needs – and we stand behind your satisfaction with our money-back guarantee.

Personalized lessons help you learn best in an environment where you're comfortable, on your own schedule, both in-home or online.

What is the price of meeting with a private tutor in Houston?

The price of meeting with a Houston tutor varies depending on your needs. Varsity Tutors will find you a private teacher in Houston who is a specialist in the subject at hand, whether that's elementary math, college biology, or any of more than 3,000 other subjects.

However, the subject is just one of the many variables that affect your cost. The level you're currently studying at, your location, and the frequency of your meetings also play into the cost of private instruction. For example, meeting on a regular weekly schedule with a graduate-level statistics tutor may cost more than periodic sessions before your middle-grade student's algebra exams at a school like Beckendorff Junior High School. In addition to one-to-one sessions, many tutors also offer small group sessions. These sessions are a great way to get additional instruction with a group of classmates, and you may be able to split the cost as well. Varsity Tutors also provides live online courses that are a valuable, yet cost-effective addition to any tutoring plan.

Whether you choose private tutoring, small-group sessions, live online courses, or a combination of all three, tutoring is worth the cost. Research shows that students of all levels can benefit from the attention of an expert. For a detailed quote on the tutoring options that best suit you or your student, contact our Educational Directors. Meeting with a tutor in Houston is often more affordable than you'd think, so get in touch with us to discuss your ideal plan.

Where can I find a private tutor in Houston?

While taking a DIY approach to seeking a tutor might sound easy, it's actually a fairly complex process. When you're juggling your own workload and family life, it can be tricky just to figure out where to begin.

And once you've found a tutor, you need to verify their educational qualifications, check references, figure out a schedule, and more. It can be a confusing process to navigate, so why not let our Educational Directors do the legwork? Varsity Tutors has a network of thousands of highly qualified tutors who have been vetted for their skills and knowledge. Our Educational Directors will work with you to find a Houston tutor with the right set of skills to help students gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject. Your Educational Director will walk you through the entire process, learning about your needs, your goals, and your preferred learning style to select a qualified instructor just for you. Scheduling is a breeze too.

Since tutoring and classes are held online using our Live Learning Platform, you or your student can attend live, face-to-face sessions from any location with an internet connection. Our Learning Lab is another helpful feature that provides you with a convenient way to track your progress. The Learning Lab's subject assessments and tests give you a more comprehensive picture of your strengths and weaknesses, helping to guide your learning plan. Whether you're looking for help drafting your master's thesis at a secondary institution like Rice University or assistance with basic number skills for your kindergartener at a primary school like Hazel S. Pattison Elementary School, entrust your search to Varsity Tutors.

What are the types of tutoring offered in Houston?

While tutoring is most often thought of as a 1-on-1 experience, many tutors also offer other options. Varsity Tutors will connect you with certified experts and instructors in nearly any subject for 1-on-1 sessions or small group instruction.

Both types of tutoring have their own unique benefits. For example, working with a private teacher in Houston allows for more individualized instruction and additional lesson plan personalization. Small group sessions offer less private time with an instructor, but students gain the opportunity for peer interaction and participation in group activities.

Tutors are also an ideal complement to many homeschooling programs. The guidance of an experienced professional can be a welcome addition for parent-teachers, helping to refine lesson plans and provide supplemental instruction for more complex subjects. If you're seeking test prep tutoring in addition to traditional academic tutoring, we will find you an expert on the ACT, SAT, LSAT, and more.

Our network also includes tutors who specialize in professional certifications, so even after graduation, you can take advantage of all that tutoring has to offer. Small group classes are another popular option, and they are an ideal way to enhance tutoring sessions.

What is the selection process for tutors in Houston and how does it work?

Choosing Varsity Tutors to help you find a tutor in Houston is a responsible choice. From preschool education tutors to Cartesian geometry instructors, we put every candidate through a strict vetting process.

We believe that students should be paired with the very best educators, so you can feel confident that the tutor we find for you is the best of the best, whether they specialize in preschool education or Cartesian geometry. We interview potential tutors using a multi-step process that begins with verifying the applicant's academic credentials to ensure they have the knowledge required to teach their subject to students at all levels. Then, they participate in interviews and tutoring simulations to demonstrate their teaching and communication skills.

We look for tutors who are creative with their approach to teaching, leveraging the student's preferred learning style to help them work through challenging topics. And of course, we choose tutors who are friendly and easygoing with a desire to help students learn. Everyone has unique academic needs, and tutoring is a great way to get personalized guidance for yourself or for your student. Every tutor in our network is able to adjust their lesson plans on the fly, so whether you need additional time working out challenging problems or you become proficient on a topic more quickly than expected, you won't waste a second of your sessions. If you're ready to discover what working with a private tutor in Houston can do for you, sign up above or call today to get started with Varsity Tutors.

The Houston School System

Did you know the Houston Independent School District has nearly 300 public schools as well as many private schools? It is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh largest in the nation. As with any other city, there are some schools that offer students a more rigorous learning environment, and competition to gain entry into these schools can be steep. With about 210,000 students in the public schools alone, the Houston educational system can be intimidating.

One of the ways to help students who are struggling with academic studies, or those who simply want to become even more accomplished, is to engage the services of a private tutor. Professional Houston tutors can work with students from pre-K studies to collegiate classes to professional skills. A private tutor can also help with test prep for exams such as the STAAR, ACT, SAT, or ISEE.

Here's a breakdown of SAT test scores in the city. How does your student measure up?

Houston Test Scores

The STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, are the annual assessments given to students in grades 3-8. Depending on grade level, the subjects students are tested on can include reading, mathematics, writing, science, and social studies. There are also end-of-course (EOC) assessments for specific courses, including English 1 & 2, Algebra 1, U.S. history, and biology.

An experienced Houston tutor can help students not only master exam content, but may also provide new test-taking strategies to help the student gain greater academic confidence, reduce test anxiety, and go after his or her goal score.

Preparing to enter the best schools no longer begins with college. Students may also need to compete to be accepted at top high schools in the city. Are you curious about which high schools are considered the best and most competitive in the area? Look at this table:

Houston High School Rankings

High School Houston Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
Carnegie Vanguard High School 1 5 95%
Seven Lakes High School 2 11 91%
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts 3 17 88%
Cinco Ranch High School 4 19 85%
Memorial High School 6 21 89%
Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions 6 25 88%
Obra D. Tompkins High School 7 28 Unavailable
Kingwood High School 8 40 82%
Clear Horizons Early College High School 9 46 62%
Clear Lake High School 10 53 81%

Private tutoring can also help students who are approaching the end of their high school career or moving into their first collegiate level classes. Varsity Tutors can help you find the perfect tutor to manage the transition to college or tackle especially challenging coursework. Are you or your child considering attending one of these top Houston colleges?

Houston University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
Rice University 5 15%
University of Houston 248 59%
University of St. Thomas - Texas 433 77%
University of Houston - Downtown 838 83%
Houston Baptist University Unavailable 68%
Prairie View A&M University Unavailable 85%
Brazosport College Unavailable 100%

An expert tutor is able to work alongside a student to improve their test-taking skills and understanding of content covered on college entrance exams such as the SAT or ACT. When a student gets to work individually with a tutor, he or she gets the direct attention they need to excel. Compare the student-teacher ratios of some Houston schools to the one-on-one approach tutoring provides:

Houston Student-to-Teacher Ratios

North Shore Senior High School has a 16 1 student-teacher ratio.

The Woodlands High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.

Deer Park High School has a 17 1 student-teacher ratio.

Dobie High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.

Elsik High School has a 17 1 student-teacher ratio.

Texas State Average has a 15 1 student-teacher ratio.

How Varsity Tutors Can Help

No matter what your academic goal, Varsity Tutors can help you find a Houston tutor who can help you go after it. Whether you are expanding your career horizons with a few extra classes after work, fulfilling a lifelong desire to learn a foreign language, you’re a college student who wants to go the extra mile, or you’re a parent who wants to provide the best opportunities for your elementary school age child, personalized tutoring with a subject area expert is both convenient and effective. You have the power to choose where and when to meet for your tutoring session, and your experienced tutor delivers individualized lessons that may complement your learning style and academic strengths. To get started, contact Varsity Tutors today.

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Session Summaries by Tutors

Tutoring review by Rex in Houston, TX
In this session, the student and I studied for his test the following day. The math section he's currently covering involves functions, and some basic concepts and operations involving them. There was also significant emphasis on graphs, and the idea of transformations of basic parent functions.
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Tutoring review by Travis in Houston, TX
The student is definitely bright, and we finished up right at an hour. Today, we worked on some quiz review regarding distributing polynomials and different ways to think about quadratic equations.  The student needed some review of the FOIL method of distribution, and we had to slow down a bit so he could focus on the steps, but otherwise he picked it up very well and was able to do most of the homework himself.
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Tutoring review by Christine in Houston, TX
The student and I reviewed world history for her exam but primarily focused on math. She showed a strong understanding of inequalities and solving for the variables. The absolute values were more tricky, especially when involving dividing by negative numbers and switching the inequality sign but after a handful of problems, she seemed to understand the concept. It seems as though she has a strong understanding of math but can get confused by abnormal equations or more complex ones. A majority of her errors come from easily remedied mistakes.
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Tutoring review by Ishita in Houston, TX
Graphing lines. Point slope form, slope intercept form, finding slopes and intercepts after being given points, and setting up word problems. Student  seems to be doing a lot better with the whole subject in general.
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Tutoring review by Rachel in Houston, TX
We continued our review of the renal system (and almost finished!). We continued our review of extrinsic and intrinsic control of glomerular filtration rate and began on renal clearance, how NA/K ATPase pumps help draw sodium ions out of the lumen and into the capillaries/interstitium. We discussed where secretion of K and H take place as well as how ADH, aldosterone, renin, and angiotensin I and II work. The student definitely understands the material and we made really good progress today.
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Tutoring review by Clare in Houston, TX
Student completed some measuring worksheets in math. She worked on separating suffixes from root words. We finished the session by practicing her long division skills. She is making progress in remembering the division steps.
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