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Private Tutoring in Albany, NY

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

How much does Varsity Tutors cost for students in Albany?

The cost you'll pay for a tutor for students in Albany will depend on your own circumstances. For example, a student at Albany High School who needs help with a creative writing course will likely pay a different rate than a prospective Albany Law School student who is preparing to take the LSAT.

The number of tutoring sessions might also make a difference in price. A student at Emma Willard School who needs several tutoring sessions with a private science teacher over a period of time might pay a lower rate per session than someone who only needs a few sessions to prepare for a college entrance exam.

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

There is almost no limit to the range of subjects a tutor for students in Albany can cover. If you have a young elementary school student who is struggling, we will connect you with a tutor who can help deepen their understanding of reading, writing, math, or any other subjects they might be studying.

If you're a law school student who is studying for the LSAT, we will connect you with a private teacher who can assist you with test prep. You can contact our educational directors to get a better idea of the many subjects that can be covered by a private tutor for students in Albany.

Why choose Varsity Tutors for tutoring in Albany?

Whether you're the parent of an elementary school student who is struggling with reading comprehension or you yourself are a student at the University of Albany, we will connect you with a qualified tutor who suits your needs. Our extensive vetting process helps us match students with the most qualified educators, while our proprietary algorithm is designed to match students with tutors who can provide the best possible learning experience.

Studies have shown that tutoring for students in Albany can lead to improved grades and test scores for students of all ages and grade levels. Elementary and high school students can improve their reading comprehension and get a better understanding of basic math, while college students can improve their knowledge of more advanced subjects and help you develop the skill you need to prepare for important entrance exams such as the GMAT. No matter what kind of instruction that you or your student may need, Varsity Tutors is an excellent resource for finding it. Our proprietary algorithm will connect you with an educator who suits your needs so you don't have to search on your own. For more information about how you can get started with a tutor for yourself or your student, contact us today. Our educational directors will be happy to assist you.

The Albany School System

Albany, New York, is the state capital and part of Capital District which is the cultural and economic core of New York. The area’s roughly 9,000 students are served by the City School District of Albany, which consists of 17 public schools and learning centers as well as seven charter schools.

Working with a personal tutor can provide your child with many benefits as they move through their academic career. Varsity Tutors can help you connect with professional tutors in Albany, no matter which school your child attends.

Choosing the right high school can be a big decision. Sometimes it’s helpful to look at how the schools in your area compare to other schools in the state. Below you will find a chart that can give you a better picture of how well the schools in Albany prepare students for exams in comparison to schools in other parts of the state.

Albany Test Scores

One of the ways a personal tutor can help your child is with preparation before a national standardized exam such as the ACT or SAT. However, in the state of New York, children also face state regulated standardized exams beginning in the third grade. Between grades three and eight, students will be tested yearly in mathematics and language arts. They will also be tested in science and social studies twice.

Once Albany students reach high school, they will face a series of Regents exams. These exams are among the most difficult in the country. A personal tutor can help your child prepare for their exams and reach their academic potential. We have compiled data from Albany schools below, so you can see how well various high schools in your area are preparing their students.

Albany High School Rankings

High School Albany Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
Albany High School 1 411 49%
Green Tech High Charter School 2 N/A 20%
Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls 3 N/A N/A
Tech Valley High School 4 N/A N/A

No matter which Albany high school your child attends, they will be in a classroom with at least a dozen other students. While this is considered a low class size, even under the best possible circumstances your child will have to share the attention of their instructor with plenty of other students at any given time. Below you can see just how many students are in the average classroom of the Albany high schools.

Albany Student-to-Teacher Ratios

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

Green Tech High Charter School has a 11 1 student-teacher ratio.

Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls has a 11 1 student-teacher ratio.

Tech Valley High School has a 54 1 student-teacher ratio.

New York State Average has a 14 1 student-teacher ratio.

Working with a private tutor gives your child an academic advantage. They have the exclusive attention of an experienced instructor who can take the time to get to know them. As a tutor works with your child, they will begin to identify academic strengths and weaknesses. These tendencies can help the tutor tailor their approach to assist your child more efficiently and effectively.

While many parents are aware that tutoring is available for children in elementary, middle, and high school, older students may not be aware of the advantages of working with a tutor themselves as they move through college. A professional tutor can assist you or your child with challenging coursework and help students develop stronger learning skills.

There are many Albany tutors available to help you or your child in a wide variety of subject areas at any of the nearby colleges. Below you will find some of the top universities in the Albany area.

Albany University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 72 44%
Skidmore College 106 28%
Union College - New York 142 37%
University at Albany - SUNY 439 54%
Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 457 69%
Siena College 556 73%
The Sage Colleges N/A 57%
The College of Saint Rose N/A 84%
SUNY Empire State College N/A 81%
SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology at Cobleskill N/A 78%

How Varsity Tutors Can Help

When a child needs extra help at school, it can be difficult for parents to know what to do. Varsity Tutors makes it easy for parents and students to connect with experienced Albany tutors who can work with students face-to-face in person or through a secure online learning environment. Contact Varsity Tutors today to get started.

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Session Summaries by Tutors

Tutoring review by Melvin in Albany, NY
During this session we went over both algebra 2 and chemistry. In algebra we looked at questions mostly dealing with exponential rules and in chemistry we looked at questions that dealt with the rules of significant figures. Overall this session went well.
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Tutoring review by Christopher in Albany, NY
We had one brief read aloud to go over harder words from a book she's reading in her spare time. I asked her to write a brief paragraph about what we read about. The main concentration was math and execution. I asked her to write her multiplication tables in as little time as she could (i.e.. 2x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 9x tables in less than 4 minutes). She had a high percentage correct, but I would like to see her time go down. We had a brief lesson on word problems.
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Tutoring review by Leah in Albany, NY
We talked out the student's ideas regarding the policy suggestion of financial literacy and worked through the mechanics of what a policy memo entails. We worked through each of the points she wanted to make and structured each paragraph to ensure that the flow of ideas also followed the required format. We also did a little bit of research together to make sure that the policy suggestion fit into the current education system/ model and that it was addressed to the relevant person. At the end of the session I agreed to look over her final draft and give feedback/ edits before she submitted. In this feedback I made a few suggestions to tighten up the sentence structure/ flow, helped with sign posting and bringing it back to the overall thesis, and made suggestions where references/ outside research and evidence could be incorporated.
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Tutoring review by Griffin in Albany, NY
Today the student worked through her homework, which covered all previous sections in review for her test on Friday. She was, as usual, great to work with - she works hard on every problem, but also isn't afraid to take a step back to try and understand the bigger picture. She occasionally makes a simple mistake, but she is also getting better at avoiding these. I wish her luck on her upcoming test, and I'm confident she will perform well.
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Tutoring review by Hannah in Albany, NY
In today's session, the student completed extra credit review packets for both his Chemistry and Physics classes. Our focus during his fall break will be to go back to the beginning for each of his science classes so he can get even more review with the material. This also should help him study for pre-comp exams.
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Tutoring review by Collin in Albany, NY
I thought the session went very well. The student is a very bright student, with great potential to do very well on the exam. We touched on every subject on the assessment exam, except the quantitative section. He is very strong in math and logical reasoning. The only goal there is to speed up the process a bit. Tomorrow, we will go over some strategies for narrowing down answers more quickly. His greatest potential for growth is in the verbal section. I think he has a great sense for the connotation of language. We will build on his confidence and his knowledge of word building blocks, which will allow him to breeze through this section. He was very responsive. He is on the quieter side, but I have a feeling he will grow more verbal and develop his skills in expressing his own process and the subject matter. I left him with a list of prefixes to study. I asked him to begin looking at the flashcards on test prep site and commit to a short amount of reading intended for an advanced readership. I recommended online articles, which would allow him to access definitions easily and learn new words. I look forward to working with him again.
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