Award-Winning English Tutors in Pittsburgh, PA

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Mr. D. was able to keep my daughter engaged and interested the entire session. He made her feel confident with reading. She stated that he was the "best teacher in the world". She gave him two thumbs up and a heart. I'm very pleased with my investment towards my child's education using Varsity Tutors.

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Mr. D. was able to keep my daughter engaged and interested the entire session. He made her feel confident with reading. She stated that he was the "best teacher in the world". She gave him two thumbs up and a heart. I'm very pleased with my investment towards my child's education using Varsity Tutors.

— Shakia

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Mr. D. was able to keep my daughter engaged and interested the entire session. He made her feel confident with reading. She stated that he was the "best teacher in the world". She gave him two thumbs up and a heart. I'm very pleased with my investment towards my child's education using Varsity Tutors.

— Shakia

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I want to thank VT for connecting me with my English tutor. I'm a 49 yr old that enrolled back in college to complete my degree and I was having the most difficult time meeting the demands of my writing assignments. But fortunately, I was matched with an educator that has made what seemed hopeless in my efforts to write academic papers effectively a piece of cake.

— William R

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I'm very grateful to have found VT. They made the difference between a pass and fail grade for my son. English was one of his most challenging classes and with Varsity Tutors he passed the course. I'm forever grateful.

— Diane

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I am very pleased to have found Daura at Varsity Tutors. She is great to work with and helps me with my confidence in writing.

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The tutor that was paired with my daughter was perfect and fits Bella's needs. Bella struggles with attention and has been on a 504 plan for years. The tools used, the interaction and flexibility are priceless. I was hesitant at first but now I'd do it again and I recommend Varsity Tutors!!

— Isabella W

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Private English Tutoring in Pittsburgh, PA

Our interview process, stringent qualifications, and background screening ensure that only the best English tutors in Pittsburgh, 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 English 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.

Pittsburgh English Tutoring FAQ

Varsity Tutors is the only name you need to know if you're interested in connecting with the best Pittsburgh English tutors. English is one of the four core academic subjects (along with math, science, and social studies) that students study at nearly every level of the educational ladder. It encompasses a myriad of skills, ranging from reading and writing during the elementary years to the finer points of composition in college and beyond. As a result, it's of the utmost importance to find Pittsburgh English tutors who have the skills either you or your student need to work on. We can help expedite that search, so keep reading to learn more about the benefits private instruction can provide.

What are a few of the benefits associated with working with Pittsburgh English tutors near me?

Most classrooms follow a set curriculum that leaves the instructor with little ability to provide personalized support to students who may be falling behind. Pittsburgh English tutors can act as a supplement by filling in the gaps a student's classroom teacher can't get to, making it easier for you or your student to pursue academic success.

For instance, one of the biggest benefits of working with a private instructor is pacing. If your child already understands how to identify the main characters in a novel, their instructor can concentrate on other topics to keep study sessions as productive as possible. If you're having a hard time evaluating the merits of another author's argument, your instructor can keep trying alternate explanations and examples until it clicks for you. Unfortunately, most classrooms do not have the freedom to adjust their pacing in either direction.

Studying in a one-on-one learning environment also offers several advantages. Since you or your student will be the only person in your Pittsburgh English tutoring sessions, any questions you ask can be answered before a misunderstanding transforms into a significant learning obstacle. Younger kids may also find it easier to speak up when they need help in a private setting.

Likewise, private Pittsburgh English tutors can critique your work quickly, allowing you to make any necessary corrections while the material remains fresh in your mind. They can also identify your preferred learning style and use it to make your study sessions more efficient. For instance, a visual learner might use flashcards to help them memorize all of the words on their spelling list, while an auditory learner might prefer to spell them out loud so they can hear it instead. There is no correct study method, so why not choose something you're comfortable with?

What skills can a student review during Pittsburgh English tutoring sessions?

Since English encompasses a variety of subjects and academic skills, the specific content of any Pittsburgh English tutoring session depends on what a particular student is trying to learn. For example, let's say your child is having a hard time reading at a grade-appropriate level. Their instructor might introduce them to phonics to make it easier to associate letters with the sounds they make. Alternatively, focusing on common sight words could be a better approach for the student in your life. Either way, turning it into a game can help children develop a lifelong love of learning.

If your student is in middle school, Pittsburgh English tutors can show them active reading strategies such as note-taking and using a highlighter to help them remember more of what they're reading in class. Similarly, sketching a quick summary of what you've just read in your own words can help the material sink in. Students in middle school are also expected to start developing their grammatical skills, so your student's private instructor can teach them songs to remember what conjunctions and prepositions do.

High school English adds argumentative writing to the standard curriculum. If you or your student are struggling to get all of the supporting points in your head onto the page, Pittsburgh English tutors can demonstrate outlining techniques to help you include everything you want to. Working from an outline can also make it easier to produce a logical piece of writing, especially if you're working with any kind of time constraint.

English courses at the undergraduate level tend to focus on specific topics such as contemporary literature or the art of writing as opposed to the generalist approach seen earlier in a student's career. That said, it's still possible to get help with anything you're doing during Pittsburgh English tutoring sessions. For instance, you might review how to properly cite your sources in a research paper or study rhetorical techniques to make your arguments more persuasive.

Working with a private instructor can even be a great way to develop better study skills. For example, getting your notebooks organized can make it easier to find everything you need to study. If you're prone to test anxiety, your instructor can also share focus strategies to help you overcome it.

Are you sure I can work Pittsburgh English tutoring into my busy schedule?

We understand that your to-do list is already full without thinking about private instructors, so we strive to make the process as painless as possible. We take care of all of the research that goes into finding a great mentor, allowing you to concentrate on other things. We also try to find you an instructor who suits your scheduling needs, so you don't need to pull out of any activities that you or your student enjoy. We can even arrange your choice of online or in-person Pittsburgh English tutoring sessions to better accommodate your needs.

If you choose online study sessions, you or your student will meet your instructor on our exclusive Live Learning Platform for added flexibility. Our mobile-friendly Live Learning Platform is accessible anywhere with a stable internet connection, enabling you to choose your own study space. If you want to attend sessions without leaving the convenience of home, you can do so. If you'd prefer the serenity of a quiet location such as the Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, that works too. The power is in your hands.

If you're concerned about the quality of instruction you or your student could get online, don't be. Our platform offers a variety of powerful features that can provide a study experience comparable to anything you could get in-person. For example, a virtual whiteboard and shared document editor allow your instructor to make corrections in real-time, preventing mistakes from turning into bad habits. Video chat also allows students to communicate with their instructor as if they were in the same room, so asking for help is as easy as raising your hand. All study sessions are even recorded automatically, allowing you to go back and review anything you want to. Private instruction has truly come a long way.

Can I connect with knowledgeable Pittsburgh English tutors near me today?

If you tried to locate qualified Pittsburgh English tutors on your own, you would need to verify that any candidate actually had the academic skills, communication abilities, and availability they claim to. How would you go about doing that, exactly? Varsity Tutors has systems in place to ensure that every private instructor we recommend to clients is a good fit for their needs, so contact us online or by phone to get started today! Educational Consultants are currently available to answer any questions you may have.

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