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I'm a new believer that TUTORING WORKS! Our son's improvement in Mandarin was remarkable! We contacted you when he had a C - and falling; he'd just scored a 26/100 on an exam and we knew we needed PROFESSIONAL help! He ended the year with an A in the course and we are looking forward to resuming the support this upcoming school year!
Michael was instrumental in getting my daughter's grades up both in Math and Physics. He is passionate about teaching and has a mastery over the subject matter. He uses a Socratic method to teach and so instead of divulging answers, he asks questions to test the student's understanding. I would wholeheartedly recommend Michael to anyone.
We are so pleased with our daughter's tutor, Luke! Luke helped her raise her ACT score from a 26 to a 32! Luke was a knowledgeable tutor who was patient and had a great demeanor that worked well with our daughter's personality. He not only helped review content but more importantly helped her with strategy for taking the test, anxiety, and her timing so that she could finish each section. That was the problem the first time around when she took the test originally and had scored a 26. She hadn't used a tutor prior to that nor did any prep work and consequently didn't finish two of the sections. This time around she finished all of the sections and obviously did very well. We are thrilled with Varsity Tutors, their staff, and the ease of registration and good communication. I would definitely recommend them to others
We could not be more pleased with the results of our son's ACT scores! His first official ACT score was a 27! That is a 5 point improvement from all of his practice tests; we are thrilled. Although he did not see the value in having the tutoring support initially, it clearly impacted his learning and proved results more than he had expected.
Katie tutored my son for the ACT that he just took in April. He has taken the ACT twice and independently went from a 24 to a 25. After tutoring with Katie, he took the exam again and scored a 29! Katie did such a wonderful job with him. She really worked with him in English and he got a 32 in that section. Please thank her for us and let her know how much we appreciate her efforts.
We are so excited to have gotten our son's first test scores today. His tutor, Brett, helped raise his ACT composite score from 19 to 26! We couldn't be happier with his score and our son is thrilled. Brett did an amazing job with him and we wanted to let you know how grateful and appreciative we are for all the support received. I am definitely a satisfied Varsity Tutors customer. Again, thank you so much.
We hired Varsity Tutors back in 2010 when our daughter was vying to gain entry into one of Chicago's top magnet high schools. She needed help on her language scores and the tutor that we were assigned did a great job with her. With only 4 weeks (4 sessions) she had our daughter prepared to improve her scores in this area. And her scores on the entrance exam improved by over 15% from the previous practice tests. We were very happy and in the end she did get accepted into the high school of our choice - and 4 others to boot! Since then we have continued to work with Varsity Tutors for her various honors classes and they have always been excellent and professional. Carolyn, my daughter's current tutor, is an accomplished student herself, courteous when she visits and very interested in my daughter's success. We would recommend Varsity Tutors to any family that is looking for outstanding teachers / tutors to improve their child's performance on tests or in school.
Working with Varsity Tutors was very beneficial to my GRE experience and overall score. I knew I needed help with my math so I requested a tutor that could aide with this. I got paired with David. He was wonderful to work with! He had a solid grasp of the subject matter, was knowledgeable about the GRE overall, and was great at explaining things to me. I would recommend him to anyone!
The ACT tutoring support yielded a 5 point improvement on the diagnostic and a 3 point over my son's 1st ACT he took back in April. I am very pleased with his results, we should have done this in the first place rather than the original ACT Tutoring class he went to. John was a good match for/with my son. John is very focused and does not stray from the subject area which is EXACTLY what my son needed so that was perfect. I would highly recommend John for anyone in the future.
We were very happy with the tutor who came and worked with our son. He was vastly qualified on paper, but the better thing is that he is a terrific and enthusiastic teacher. He reviewed the ACT by subject with detailed knowledge of what was needed for testing and gave targeted 'homework' between sessions. Test-taking aside, he would be a great academic coach.
From the very start, Aasiya, our tutor, makes it clear to the student that she is there to help them be a better student than they already are. She is enthusiastic to work with children and gives accurate, time-saving techniques to answering test questions correctly. She uses humor, recognizes mistakes, and addresses the underlying issue. Aasiya was a pleasure to have help our daughter be a better test-taker!
I can tell you that we have been thrilled with the service of Varsity Tutors and they helped both our son and daughter immensely. Every time I have contacted Caroline at Varsity Tutors she has been totally accessible and helpful. She has an uncanny sense about picking the right tutor for the right child. She matched our kids perfectly with their tutors. Both of our children raised their ACT scores significantly. The raise on their scores had a direct impact on which schools they got into and helped with them getting academic scholarships. They enjoyed working with their tutors and were proud of raising their ACT scores. Recently we asked Varsity Tutors to help us with our daughter in a senior class of hers. Once again, Caroline picked a great tutor for her and the tutor is really helping her in understanding the class material. I cannot say enough nice things about Varsity Tutors. A lot of our friends have used them also and were very happy with them. I think you will be also!
The experience we had from the first phone call until the first meeting with our wonderful tutor, Angana, was perfect. Everyone was very clear on the process of hiring the tutor service and the charges associated with it. They found the perfect match for our daughter and even called to make sure we were happy. Our tutor is here promptly and calls the day before to confirm. She has yet to be stumped on any of our child's questions and she understands the material and is able to break it down so my daughter can grasp it. This has been money and time well spent.
We thank you for your great service, and we were very pleased with the tutoring sessions. We will definitely be in contact with you as the year progresses if we need any further help with (our daughter's) studies.
Karen was a great ACT prep tutor for our daughter. She kept her engaged, made her accountable for homework, and was very supportive and encouraging.
Marcello, our tutor, was amazing - very knowledgeable. And my son, I'm sure, benefited from his tutoring. I appreciate the help!
I wanted to write and thank you for matching up our daughter with our tutor, Adrianne, for ACT tutoring. My wife and I were impressed at the quality of the tutoring and our daughter's experience was exceptional. She actually looked forward to her sessions with Adrianne and felt very prepared for the test. We also appreciated the prompt and timely support from your office as we tried to obtain a tutor on short notice. Thanks for your help. We will be recommending Varsity Tutors to our friends.
We had a wonderful experience with Sarah, a math tutor for our daughter. When we first started working with Sarah, my daughter was struggling with Algebra. At the end of the school year she received 100% on her cumulative math final and got an 'A' in the class. Sarah was amazing! Varsity Tutors is very willing to work to find the right match for your child. If the tutor is not a good fit, they listen to your needs to make a perfect match.
I wanted to thank you for choosing Issac as our daughter's tutor. He was so patient with her and his knowledge of the ACT test was outstanding. He was able to give her tips that helped her get through the different sections much easier. He raised her level of confidence so much that she didn't have any of the anxiety she normally gets before a standardized test.
The help Brian [the tutor] gave our son was amazing!! Brian is so patient and understanding. Brian used games as one tool for learning. Our son learned more from Brian in our few sessions than he learned during the school year. Brian was so patient and really helped get our son to 'come around'. My husband and I agree that the help Brian gave our son made all the difference in the world with his classroom experience! Our son feels more confident and proud of himself now!
I wanted to let you know that we received a letter yesterday from Benet Academy letting us know that our daughter has been accepted as a Freshman for next year. We could not be more happy and are very thankful to have had Varsity Tutors help prepare for the HSPT. She placed in the 93rd national percentile. This score was significantly higher than the score our daughter received on her test before we began the tutoring sessions. Thank you again for everything. We had an excellent experience with Varsity Tutors and especially our tutor, who worked hard to help our daughter raise her scores and taught her many beneficial test-taking tips. We will certainly use Varsity Tutors in the future!
I just wanted to tell you how pleased we are with our experience using Varsity Tutors. It has been a real pleasure working with you, and our son's tutor was excellent. Our son's first test result was a 30 on the ACT. After working with the tutor for about 6 weeks, our son took the test again and it went up 3 points to a 33. We couldn't be happier!
I was able to complete assignments I previously thought were impossible.
Dear Varsity Tutors, I am writing to thank you for the help you gave my son. We are VERY excited that he was accepted into his number one choice for high school, Jones College Prep. As a CPS teacher, I know how competitive it is to be accepted into a good high school in Chicago and I knew we needed every advantage available to us. Varsity Tutors was the perfect choice for our family. You were flexible with the tutoring plans and helped develop one for him that fit his learning style and availability. I was also very pleased with the selection of his tutor who was handpicked to be a compatible tutor. I will highly recommend Varsity Tutors to anyone who is seeking admission to one of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools. Thank you so much!
My daughter enjoyed working with Aaron [the tutor] and felt like she learned a lot. It was pretty intense--I could hear them working through problems from the other room. She felt challenged by the material but gained confidence through successfully managing the difficult topics with Aaron's guidance and support. At the end of the last session with him, my daughter proudly proclaimed to me that he had given her a difficult problem from the GRE, which she answered correctly.
Maria has been a wonderful help to our son. She is patient, kind, organized, reliable and smart. She has really helped keep him on track this year. Thank you all for your support and ensuring that my son had a successful school year!
I hated math, but needed to pass Calculus. I was failing the class and was frustrated with the subject. At this point I decided to seek tutoring help. It took plenty of hard work and many sessions, but my tutor helped me understand Calculus quite proficiently. I made up for my failing grades and ended up with a 'B' in one of my university's more difficult Calculus classes.
We have used Varsity Tutors for the past two school years for our daughters in their junior and senior years. Our tutors were an excellent support in Pre-Calculus and Calculus. The director worked with us to find the best learning style/teaching match. Our family would highly recommend Varsity Tutors.