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Private Tutoring in Philadelphia, PA

Our interview process, stringent qualifications, and background screening ensure that only the best tutors in Philadelphia, PA work with Varsity Tutors. To assure a successful experience, you're paired with one of these qualified tutors by an expert director - and we stand behind that match with our money-back guarantee.

Receive personally tailored lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with the best tutor for your particular needs while offering flexible scheduling to fit your busy life.

Philadelphia Tutoring FAQ

How much does Varsity Tutors cost for students in Philadelphia?

Cost is always going to be a concern when seeking out tutoring for students in Philadelphia. In our case, the biggest factors are usually the number of sessions and the level of expertise you'll need.

For instance, a parent securing a few weeks of test prep for the ACT may get one price quoted, while a college student preparing for the MCAT over the course of months gets quoted another. If you do need more sessions, you may get a lower cost per session by signing up for more of them. It all depends on what you need, your budget, and the value you can receive from such work.

Which tutoring subjects does Varsity Tutors offer for students in Philadelphia?

A tutor for students in Philadelphia can provide academic assistance on a wide range of topics, from science to reading and writing and beyond, and do so at almost any level of study. That's because Varsity Tutors takes the time to thoroughly evaluate each tutor in an effort to ensure they have the skill, experience, and expertise necessary to support you or your student.

如果你寻求专业认证哟ur field, we'll set you up with someone who knows the topics and exams you'll be facing. You can also meet up with a tutor to study a language before a trip abroad or learn the accordion to get in touch with Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. The possibilities are seemingly endless.

Why choose Varsity Tutors for tutoring in Philadelphia?

A big benefit of tutoring for students in Philadelphia is that you get individual attention. Every session is 1-on-1.

这意味着学生有家教的不可分割attention and can ask as many questions as they like. This attention can be hard to get in the classroom at times. It also means the instruction can be tailored to a student's needs. If more time is required on a specific math topic like geometric proofs, the proposed learning plan can be altered to meet the student where they're at. Tactics can be altered, as well. If, for instance, someone is a more auditory learner, they might be asked to explain their thinking aloud in that case.

We understand that looking for academic assistance can seem daunting. There are a lot of study options available, ranging from study guides and study groups to tutors you find from word of mouth or web research.

Varsity Tutors aims to take the headache out of the process. When you speak with one of our Educational Directors, they can provide additional information on how it works. Once they know more about you or your student's needs and concerns, they can provide information on your options and potential costs. After answering any other questions you might have, they can then provide a recommended course of action and get you started.

We can't wait to hear from you. Reach out online today to get the ball rolling with a tutor for students in Philadelphia!

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 国家排名 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 Schoolhas a161student-teacher ratio.

Pennsbury High Schoolhas a151student-teacher ratio.

North Penn Senior High Schoolhas a151student-teacher ratio.

Northeast High Schoolhas a291student-teacher ratio.

Neshaminy High Schoolhas a161student-teacher ratio.

Pennsylvania State Averagehas a151student-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.

Your Personalized Tutoring Program and Instructor

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Your tutor can customize your lessons and present concepts in engaging easy-to-understand-ways.

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You can learn more efficiently and effectively because the teaching style is tailored to you.

Online Convenience

With the flexibility of online tutoring, your tutor can be arranged to meet at a time that suits you.

Recent Philadelphia Tutoring Session Notes

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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辅导复习Ramya我n 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
学生,我走过去他得到w的问题rong 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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