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All Philadelphia tutors possess the highest qualifications. In addition to completing a rigorous interview process, tutors in Philadelphia, PA must pass a background check and have academic credentials verified. An expert director will help you find the best tutor from this elite group; we stand behind these matches and even offer a 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's the price of studying with a private tutor in Phoenix?

The price of reviewing with a private teacher in Phoenix depends on the specific services you or your student need, including the level of material you want to cover, where you live, how often you intend to study, the size of your study group, and so on. For instance, tutoring for a young learner focusing on reading comprehension at Benchmark School would be a different price than tutoring for a student finishing up at Gilbert Classical Academy High School who is interested in standardized test prep.

Likewise, you may be charged differently for as-needed meetings than you would be if you set up a set schedule with your instructor.

Most tutors offer both individualized and group sessions, allowing students to select the atmosphere they feel most comfortable with. Working in a one-on-one learning environment allows your instructor to concentrate exclusively on your unique areas of opportunity, while reviewing in a group setting allows you to benefit from multiple perspectives on challenging concepts. Both arrangements are great learning tools, and Varsity Tutors can supplement either one by enrolling you in an affordable small group class.

How a tutor in Phoenix can help students who are struggling is self-explanatory, but a private instructor can also help keep high-achievers engaged in the learning process by presenting concepts more quickly. Please contact us to find out more about the benefits of private tutoring, including what the services you're interested in could cost.

How do I locate a private tutor in Phoenix for my student?

If you tried to find a Phoenix tutor on your own, you would have to make sure that any promising candidate could provide the expertise required to answer student questions, the communication skills expected of a great instructor, and the availability to meet on your terms. Why jump through all of those hoops when the Educational Directors at Varsity Tutors will connect you with a great tutor in Phoenix in as little as 24 hours?

Our database contains more than 40,000 independent instructors, so we will be able to accommodate all of your special requests.

If your student has seldom needed to sit down and study in the past, we'll match you with a tutor who can help them refine their study skills. If you could retain more of the information in textbook readings, we'll find you a tutor who can share active reading tips. We will even connect you with a certified instructor whom you can study alongside without ever leaving the comfort of home. Our Live Learning Platform is a virtual classroom designed to make remote tutoring as accessible as possible. Powerful features like video chat and integrated practice problems can facilitate the same type of collaboration you would expect to find in a traditional classroom. Furthermore, every session is recorded automatically for future reference. Who knew that private tutoring could be so convenient?

What are the types of tutoring offered in Phoenix?

Varsity Tutors has successfully matched students with expert tutors in over 3,000 subjects in the past, and we're ready to find you a great tutor in Phoenix as well. If you are studying biochemistry at a local school such as Arizona State University, we'll refer you to a tutor who has practical experience working with the concepts you are concentrating on.

If your child gets bored in math class, we'll find you a tutor who can relate concepts in their textbook to more exciting things like sports.

A private teacher in Phoenix can also help you prepare for high-stakes examinations. If your student is preparing for their first AzM2, their instructor can administer practice assessments under realistic conditions to help them understand what to expect. If you're finishing up at Phoenix Union Bioscience High School and looking forward to your ACT, we'll set you up with an expert on the exam's Science section. We will also find you support for hundreds of different professional certification tests and graduate-level exams like the GRE.

A tutor can even help you homeschool your children. If you don't think you need a tutor to help your student reach for their potential, you should know that a tutor can take on a lot of the work you're currently doing. Your instructor can provide you with an appropriate lesson plan and even teach concepts you don't feel comfortable presenting. Working with a tutor also gets you access to our Learning Lab, a collection of resources such as adaptive assessments to help you make the most of homeschooling. We're willing to bet that you won't want to go back to homeschooling by yourself once you experience how much easier it is with a tutor.

Are the tutors in Phoenix assessed for their qualifications?

Our Educational Directors use a comprehensive screening process to rule out many candidates, so the Phoenix tutor who we refer to you will meet your needs. We begin by ensuring that every prospective instructor offers a thorough understanding of relevant academic concepts and outstanding communication skills because students expect both qualities from a tutor.

We also verify each instructor's stated availability so there are no unwelcome surprises when students try to schedule a session. After that, we look for the skills that differentiate a great tutoring experience from a merely average one. For instance, we search for passionate instructors who will do whatever it takes to see their pupil's face light up when a difficult concept finally clicks. We also value tutors who are comfortable with multiple teaching styles and techniques because they are better able to accommodate each student's preferred session structure. Most importantly, we look for great personalities that students can get excited about working with regularly. A meaningful personal rapport can really expedite the learning process.

If you are ready to find out how a tutor in Phoenix could help you or your student reach for your educational goals, reach out to Varsity Tutors online or by phone today! Our knowledgeable Educational Directors are standing by to address any lingering concerns you may have.

The Philadelphia School System

Did you know the city of Philadelphia has nearly 300 public schools as well as many private schools? The school district was established in the early 1800s and is the eighth largest in the nation, serving more than 130,000 students. As with many of the largest school districts, competition to get into the very best schools can be fierce in Philadelphia.

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

Philadelphia Test Scores

Working with a professional tutor either online or in-home can help you or your student gain a competitive edge. Private tutors in Philadelphia can provide instruction to assist with challenging coursework, difficult homework assignments, or test prep for exams such as the SAT, ACT, ISEE, or PSSA.

The PSSA, or Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, is a standards-based exam given to every student in Pennsylvania in grades 3-8. It covers Math and English Language Arts for third graders. Students in grades 4-8 are also assessed in science.

For many students, these scores can help determine their ability to gain acceptance into their preferred high school. Curious about which high schools are at the top of many parents’ and students’ wish lists? Have a look at the following table:

Philadelphia High School Rankings

High School Philadelhpia Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
Julia R. Masterman Secondary School 1 2 75%
Central High School 2 13 64%
Science Leadership Academy 3 16 Unknown
Franklin Towne Charter High School 4 72 67%
Carver High School 5 73 28%
Mast Community Charter School 6 92 59%
Academy at Palumbo 7 94 24%
Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush 8 112 28%
Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Tech & Careers 9 144 79%
Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) 10 145 28%

Varsity Tutors can help you find skilled Philadelphia tutors for any learning need. In the high school years, students are laying the foundation for their collegiate careers. It is imperative that students who want to be accepted into one of the most prestigious Philadelphia colleges put forth their best effort during high school. Some of the top Philadelphia colleges are included in the table below.

Philadelphia University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
University of Pennsylvania 7 9%
Swarthmore College 31 13%
Haverford College 38 21%
Bryn Mawr College 26 40%
Villanova University 99 44%
Temple University 202 52%
Drexel University 222 75%

An expert tutor can work with a student to improve his or her understanding of high school subjects and prepare him or her for the SAT or ACT. They can also help students refine their writing skills, which comes in handy when putting together a worthy admissions essay in pursuit of a spot at their preferred college. With busy schools and overextended instructors, tutoring can be an excellent way to get your student the help required to achieve success. Look at this chart of student-teacher ratios in Philadelphia:

Philadelphia Student-to-Teacher Ratios

Upper Darby Senior High School has a 16 1 student-teacher ratio.

Pennsbury High School has a 15 1 student-teacher ratio.

North Penn Senior High School has a 15 1 student-teacher ratio.

Northeast High School has a 29 1 student-teacher ratio.

Neshaminy High School has a 16 1 student-teacher ratio.

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

How Varsity Tutors Can Help

But what if your learning goal is something less well-defined? Even if you are a part-time student hoping to develop your skills in a foreign language or a business professional seeking to expand your skillset, personalized instruction can help you pursue your academic goals. Personalized one-on-one tutoring with a subject area expert is both convenient and effective, no matter your academic level or ability. You not only choose when and where to meet with your tutor, but you also receive the personalized attention of an expert tutor who can put together an individualized learning plan that matches your learning style, strengths, and weaknesses. To get started today, contact Varsity Tutors.

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Session Summaries by Tutors

Tutoring review by Kenneth in Philadelphia, PA
We spent most of the session going over the student's diagnostic test. We also began to discuss some strategies based on the results of the diagnostic. I plan to come up with more concrete strategies as I continue to learn the student's strengths and weaknesses where the ACT is concerned.
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Tutoring review by Ramya in Philadelphia, PA
The student and I spent the first half of the session reviewing Chapter 1-8 of the second book in A Tale of Two Cities.  We not only covered content, but looked at the significance of the literary elements.  We spent the latter half of the session reviewing on his history paper.  The student still needed to research some aspects of the Rwandan genocide and the conflict in Sudan so we discussed an outline of the points that he will address and found the relevant information in his books/online.  He finished the first half of the outline.  The student will complete the outline and start working on his paper by the next session so I can help him review it.
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Tutoring review by Rachel in Philadelphia, PA
The student and I went over the questions he got wrong on his last test, which primarily included factorials and the Bernoulli theorem. We talked about the sampling distribution for normal and non-normal populations, and practiced estimating the population mean from a sample (or multiple samples), as well as the standard deviation (for small samples and samples greater than 30). We discussed why estimates of the mean approach the true mean as you take more and more samples, and as the sample size increases. We ended by briefly introducing confidence intervals, and why it can be beneficial to predict parameters based on an interval rather than a point estimate.
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Tutoring review by Anne in Philadelphia, PA
We  went through two chapters covering the cell and its components. We filled out a study guide that will hopefully help studying Monday night when we cannot meet. I think he will catch up easily, it just takes a few times to see the material to start remembering it a little better. Once he gets the main terms down, the concepts and processes will be easier to understand.
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Tutoring review by Lorna in Philadelphia, PA
In my session with the student today we finished all of her study guide for her psychology exam, and went through the practice quizzes provided by the textbook website. There was a lot of material for the first exam, and I wanted to make sure the student wasn't feeling overwhelmed by it. She ended up getting a 95% on the online exam, so for her next test we will take the same successful approach.
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Tutoring review by Natalie in Philadelphia, PA
Today we reviewed a writing prompt the student had started over the weekend.  Overall, he did a really good job, so I pointed out just a few things that could make his writing stronger (new paragraphs, using the same tense, and punctuation).  We also worked on synonyms.  I asked him to have flashcards for next time so that we can work more intensely on vocab.
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