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We require the most rigorous qualifications from your New York City tutors, in addition to a background check. Only a tiny fraction of those candidates who apply ultimately make it through our demanding interview process in New York City, NY.


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The Instruction and Approach Are Tailored to You


Our skilled directors carefully consider your goals, strengths and weaknesses, and learning preferences when helping you select your tutor in New York City .


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


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


We'll find an effective New York City, NY tutor for you based around your schedule.

A dedicated director will be available to ensure your sessions are progressing effectively.

Individualized Tutoring Generates Better Results

...Children tutored individually performed two standard deviations better than children who received conventional classroom instruction -- a huge difference. end quote

-New York Times
Sep 14, 2012


  • The tutors design their lessons with your input and learning profile in mind
  • One-on-one teaching is more captivating than group instruction
  • Frequent feedback enables students to progress faster and with minimal stress
  • Comprehensive session evaluations from your tutor identify your progress and areas needing improvement

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Tonight we stayed on probability. The class' progress was at geometric probability, but she needed practice on regular theoretical probability so she could follow the new material. Once we mastered regular probability, geometric was no big deal.

We covered types of rock and how they form. I showed the student a specific cell cycle diagram and she was able to predict how and why certain types of rocks formed. Then I let the student engage in a few practice problems from an Earth science assessment workbook. She felt comfortable with the material but had trouble interpreting graphs.

Today was my first meeting with this student. She plans to take the GRE in December and seems well-prepared in terms of books and time allotment. She has a couple of prep books, one of which is devoted entirely to math problems. She has already started studying and recently completed a short Math practice test. We went over her answers and discussed what areas of Math may need extra attention. I'm really impressed that she's starting to study so early and excited to work with someone who's so motivated!

Had the student do more writing practice, focusing on using similes and metaphors. I then discussed with her why using descriptive words and phrases is beneficial to writing. She seemed to understand it pretty well, and her writing is very good for her age.

We began by reviewing units of measurement. After reviewing, the student and I began practicing how to convert the units. She was able to successfully complete this task after I modeled it for her and walked her through the process a few times.

We briefly went through questions she had on her review packet for her upcoming math test, focusing on adding and multiplying expressions with radicals. Then she took a practice science ACT.  We went over any questions she missed and talked about strategies and ways to improve. Then she took a second practice science ACT where she improved.

Today the student and I continued working on her physics course. The focus today was on 2-dimensional projectile motion, and relative motion. We spent the session reviewing homework problems together.

We focused on the reading section of the SAT. We went over a practice test she had taken and identified wrong answers and the thinking that led to them. We then did a couple of practice sections and talked through them.

We focused on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing exponents and the rules involved as well as negative exponents. We covered other various topics and problems that the student had questions about.

This session, the student had a big paper to work on. We worked through the paper, and specifically worked on MLA citations. She had a lot of questions for her Bibliography and I showed her resources to help her format her citations correctly. It looks like it will be a strong paper.

This was my first session with the student. After getting to know each other a bit, we started working through a few example problems so I could get an idea of where his weak points are. He is very astute, but lacking in comprehensive grammar and usage understanding. So we'll start there.

The student and I went over the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT today. Near the end I could see things starting to make a lot more sense to her. I think with the necessary work, she will be satisfied with her score come test day.

We Get Results

Your tutors have a track record of excellent results for their New York City tutoring students. Personalized tutoring allows these students to grow academically and approach their studies with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.


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The decision to enlist outside help when it comes to your student’s education is not one to be taken lightly. We understand the reservations you may have about spending your time and money on outside educational resources you are unfamiliar with, but that is exactly why Varsity Tutors was founded: to create a trustworthy, reliable, high-quality private tutoring service option to help New York City students and their families achieve academic success.

The One-on-One Approach

We know every individual student learns differently, which is why we stay away from the common “one size fits all” tactic used by many group prep courses. Our NY educational directors work with you from the very beginning to identify what kind of learner your student is, where their academic strengths and weaknesses lie, what kind of instructor they learn best from, and so on. We believe that paying attention to these kinds of details is precisely what sets private tutoring apart from the multitude of other test prep options out there. At Varsity Tutors, your student is personally paired with one of our brilliant tutors in the New York City area – a private tutor specifically chosen by our directors who they know will be a great fit for your student. This hand-picked tutor will develop a customized curriculum for your child based on the specific end goals at hand. Unlike in a classroom setting, your child’s lesson plan will not move ahead until he or she fully understands the preceding material. Our individualized approach ensures your student is getting the attention they deserve as they work to meet their learning goals.

Tutors With Equally Impressive Grades and Personalities

From our perspective, it is not enough for our tutors to simply hold remarkable test scores – tutors must be personable and highly effective at communicating material in an easy-to-understand manner. We have turned away tutor applicants with perfect test scores because they were not extraordinary teachers. When our directors search for the perfect New York City tutor to work with your student, you can be assured that they are choosing from a pool of exceptional instructors who have been thoroughly screened. We believe it is equally important for a tutor to serve as a mentor to the student, as well as a teacher. Our students not only receive educational support from their tutor to ensure they are making progress in their learning, they also receive emotional support to keep them motivated and encouraged throughout the process. It can be easy for students to lose determination and feel the need to give up when faced with academic frustration; that is why we are so careful about the tutors we select in order to ensure they are the right types of people capable of keeping your student on track.

Any Grade Level, Any Subject, Any Test

Our network of top tutors in New York City, NY ensures we consistently have someone ready to work with students of any age, on any exam or any academic subject. Rather than just focusing on a few specialties, Varsity Tutors has experts ready to work with students from elementary through graduate school levels. Whether they need help preparing for the SAT, GMAT, SHSAT, TACHS, ISEE, or assistance in any area of the STEM subjects, English, history, foreign languages, and so on.

Varsity Tutors is genuinely invested in helping students of all levels succeed in their education. We take great pride in our individualized approach, high-caliber selection of tutors, and wide range of subject-area specialties. Give our New York City directors a call, or fill out the contact form on our website, and we will happily explain to you how our NYC private tutoring packages can vastly change your student’s academic future for the better.

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