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Only the best Buffalo tutors are able to work with you. The tutors go through a rigorous interview, possess excellent teaching skills, and pass a background check. From this elite group, an expert director will help you find the best tutor to meet your individual needs – and we stand behind your satisfaction with our money-back guarantee.

Each tutor skillfully differentiates instruction to meet his or her students' needs. Tutors provide one-on-one sessions when and where you feel most comfortable.

What's the cost of a private tutor in Buffalo?

The cost of studying under the tutelage of a private teacher in Buffalo is variable. Some of the factors that can influence the rate you pay include the level of material to be reviewed, how often you intend to study, your location, and more.

For instance, tutoring for a student studying PEMDAS at a local elementary school like Windermere Boulevard School may cost less than tutoring for a graduate student studying differential calculus. Likewise, you may be charged differently for as-needed study sessions than you would be if you followed a set study schedule.

The size of your study group can also affect tutoring's price tag. Many people think of 1:1 instruction when they think of tutoring, ensuring that sessions can be tailored to a specific student's needs. However, a group of like-minded students can also get together and help each other pursue their educational goals. Both arrangements offer numerous advantages, so there's no wrong choice among them. Varsity Tutors also provides small group classes as a cost-effective means of improving any learning plan.

A private tutor in Buffalo can provide additional clarification for students who are behind their peers, and they can also introduce fresh concepts more quickly than a classroom teacher to help keep high-achievers engaged in the learning process. Therefore, private instruction can be a good investment for students of all ability levels. You can contact Varsity Tutors online or by telephone for more specific pricing information.

What's involved in finding a private tutor in Buffalo?

If you tried to locate a skilled Buffalo tutor by yourself, you would have to make sure that each candidate demonstrated a thorough understanding of the material you're studying, knew how to effectively share that knowledge with students, and suited your scheduling needs. Do you have any idea how to go about doing that?

Varsity Tutors has a network of over 40,000 well-vetted instructors, allowing us to match students of all ages with a qualified tutor in as little as 24 hours.

If your child is a visual learner, we'll find you an instructor who can teach them how to draw diagrams to remember a story's plot elements or compare and contrast characters. If you are a hands-on learner, we'll match you with an instructor who excels at guiding students through firsthand experiences and teaching tools instead. Simply tell us precisely what you're looking for and let our expert Educational Directors handle the rest.

We will even find you a tutor in Buffalo you can meet without leaving the comfort of your living room. If you haven't studied remotely before, our Live Learning Platform makes it easy by facilitating face-to-face study sessions anyplace with a stable Wi-Fi connection. Your instructor can use our platform's shared document editor to provide prompt feedback on written assignments so you can correct mistakes promptly. Likewise, every session is recorded and available for future reference.

Are there different types of tutoring available in Buffalo?

Some students may think that the subject they're studying is too obscure to find a tutor, but nothing could be further from the truth. Varsity Tutors has connected students like you to experts in over 3,000 different fields in the past, and we're ready for any challenge you might throw at us.

If you're studying French at a local school like Williamsville East High School, we will find you a fluent speaker who can help you practice your conversational skills. If you're analyzing Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, we'll find you a tutor who can refer you to reliable secondary sources.

We can also find you a Buffalo tutor who specializes in any standardized exams you might be preparing for. If you are finishing up at a local high school like Clarence Senior High School, we will match you with an expert on the SAT's Writing & Language section. If you aspire to higher education after completing a degree at the University at Buffalo, we can refer you to a GRE or GMAT tutor. Our database even includes experts on hundreds of professional certifications you might be interested in pursuing.

You might not think of enlisting the help of a tutor when it comes to homeschooling your children, but the assistance of a private teacher in Buffalo can be an invaluable resource. For instance, a tutor can teach you how to grade your student's work impartially to help them recognize and correct any mistakes. A tutor can also present any concepts you aren't prepared to teach. The Learning Lab offers a host of valuable teaching aids as well, including assessments measuring your student's grade-level progress and informational videos that can make it easier for your student to develop a more comprehensive understanding of academic concepts.

What types of qualifications do tutors in Buffalo have?

There are no formal qualifications to become a tutor in Buffalo, so students and parents could get burned if they select someone without doing their due diligence. At Varsity Tutors, very few candidates make it through our extensive screening process, so you can count on receiving trustworthy information during your study sessions.

Our verification process begins by confirming that a candidate is actually an expert in everything they're interested in tutoring. After that, we review their teaching credentials and experiences to verify that they understand how to reach different types of students. No two students have the exact same needs, so individualized attention is a must. Finally, we look at each instructor's personality and ask ourselves if we would want to work with this individual if we were students. One of the biggest benefits of private instruction is the personal rapport that develops between teacher and pupil, and that can only happen when a student clicks with their instructor.

If you or your student need help to get a deeper understanding of particular academic concepts or are simply looking to make learning fun again, a private tutor could be the solution you have been searching for. Contact our friendly Educational Directors online or by phone today to learn more about how easy it can be to connect with a certified tutor in Buffalo!

The Buffalo School System

Buffalo, New York is the second largest city in New York and one of the top 100 most populous cities in the country. Whether your child is just starting out or they are hoping to improve their grades to get into their preferred college, private tutoring can help them achieve their academic goals. Varsity Tutors can help you connect with nearby Buffalo tutors.

Buffalo Public Schools district serves about 41,000 students in nearly 80 public schools. The larger metropolitan area serves almost 173,000 students in nearly 300 schools. The city also has a robust magnet school system offering intense study in specialized areas of interest including science, Native American studies, visual and performing arts, technology, and more. Below you will find information on how area high schools compare to each other and against state averages.

Buffalo Test Scores

An experienced tutor can give your child the help they need to achieve their learning goals by helping them study for upcoming exams. Not only can a personal tutor help with test preparation for national exams like the SAT and ACT, but they can also help with assessments specific to New York students.

Beginning in the third grade and continuing until the eighth grade, Buffalo students will be tested each year in language arts and math. In fourth and eighth grade these students will also be given a standardized exam in science, and in the fifth and eighth grades, they face testing on their understanding of social studies.

In high school, Buffalo students will begin a series of Regents exams in various subjects. These are some of the most rigorous tests in the country. A personal tutor can work with your child on their study and subject area skills to prepare them for a wide variety of standardized exams they will face during their academic careers. Curious about how Buffalo schools compare to other schools in the state? Check out the information below.

Buffalo High School Rankings

High School Buffalo Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
P.S. 195 - City Honors School 1 105 51%
P.S. 304 - Hutchinson Central Technical High School 2 167 24%
P.S. 156 - Frederick Law Olmsted 3 331 28%
Middle Early College High School 4 352 N/A
Tapestry Charter School 5 467 N/A
P.S. 212 - Leonardo da Vinci High School 6 N/A N/A
Buffalo Academy of Science 7 N/A N/A
Health Sciences Charter School 8 N/A N/A
Western New York Maritime Charter School 9 N/A N/A
P.S. 305 - McKinley High School 10 N/A N/A

No matter which school your child attends, you will likely find there is a lack of personalized instruction. The reason for this is not a lack of interest from the administration and staff in the welfare of each student. Instead, it is due to the number of students each instructor has sitting in classes.

Even in the smallest classrooms, each teacher is given a minimum of a dozen students, while some have more than twice this amount. It can be very challenging for teachers to address the specific learning needs of each student when classrooms are so full. You can review the information below on some of Buffalo’s largest high schools to get a better understanding of class sizes in your area.

Buffalo Student-to-Teacher Ratios

P.S. 304 - Hutchinson Central Technical High School has a 14 1 student-teacher ratio.

P.S. 195 - City Honors School has a 14 1 student-teacher ratio.

P.S. 305 - McKinley High School has a 14 1 student-teacher ratio.

Tapestry Charter School has a 11 1 student-teacher ratio.

P.S. 206 - South Park High School has a 13 1 student-teacher ratio.

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

If your child is struggling, working with a personal tutor can give them the resources they need to make significant gains. A private tutor has the time to get to know your child as well as their academic strengths and weaknesses. With this knowledge, a tutor can create personalized tutoring sessions designed to specifically address your child’s learning needs in ways that a classroom teacher can't.

Once your child is ready to transition to a university setting, the Buffalo area has many great options from which to choose. We have included some of the top area colleges that may be of interest to you or your child.

Buffalo University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
Unviersity at Buffalo, SUNY 198 59%
Niagara University 656 83%
Hilbert College 738 81%
Canisius College 769 78%
Daemen College N/A 53%
D'Youville College N/A 81%
SUNY Buffalo State College N/A 64%
Medaille College N/A 69%
Trocaire College N/A 54%
Villa Maria College N/A 85%

How Varsity Tutors Can Help

No matter what stage your child is at in their learning adventure, Varsity Tutors can help you connect with a personal Buffalo tutor who can work with them to meet their learning needs. Private tutoring sessions can be held in person or via an exclusive online learning environment. Contact Varsity Tutors today to connect with a Buffalo tutor.

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Session Summaries by Tutors

Tutoring review by Jon in Buffalo, NY
We read a couple of passages from William Zinsser's "On Writing Well" - a book I gave the student a while back. We read the introduction to the 30th anniversary edition of the book, and most of the first chapter. As we discussed the group's definition of good writing, we also explored using passages from Hemingway, and from the Hemingway Competition. We discussed how he would frame his remarks, and timed how long it would take to read a few quotes from Zinsser. He said that the group definition was "a bit broad," leading us to a discussion of what types of writing were included (poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, memoir) and whether one definition would apply to many different genres.
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Tutoring review by Anne in Buffalo, NY
The student and I worked on sections P2-P9 in preparation for his exam tomorrow. We studied rational exponents and radicals, simplifying algebraic expressions, factoring (including special formulas), working with rational expressions, and modeling with algebraic equations. He appears to have a high level of self-awareness about what he is doing well on and what he needs to study more; although we did several examples out of the possible problems about modeling with algebraic equations, he was going to complete the rest of the problems on his own and contact me if he needs further help. The problems have an added layer of difficulty because calculators are not allowed even for basic arithmetic. He is working hard to overcome this additional issue and is beginning to develop his own strategies for coping with the necessary work.
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Tutoring review by Jennifer in Buffalo, NY
Today we primarily worked on vocabulary, which is an area that we hadn't done much with until now. I gave the student some word root lists to review and explained the "word detective" approach to choosing answers on the SAT vocab questions when he didn't know all the words. We then went through a good number of SAT difficult vocab questions so he could practice this method of refining his answer choices on these types of questions.
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Tutoring review by Leora-Dona in Buffalo, NY
The student and I worked on word problems this session. He was able to complete about 14 of them, and only had some minor mistakes on 2 of them. He did very well with determining when to multiply or divide based on what the word problem was saying. He's getting much faster at solving the mathematical portion of these problems. We spent the last few minutes doing multiplication flashcards.
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Tutoring review by Sabrina in Buffalo, NY
Student H: We went over some of the problems he got wrong on his diagnostic test. Concepts covered were mean/ median/ mode/ range, area/ perimeter of a rectangle and square, and algebra and distributing. Student A: We also went over some problems on his diagnostic test which included: prime/ composite, types of triangles, converting from fractions to decimals, and adding/ subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.
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Tutoring review by Eve in Buffalo, NY
We reviewed classical and operant conditioning and generated examples of each. The student was initially struggling to grasp components of classical conditioning, but after generating and evaluating several examples, he came to understand the concepts and could even explain them to me. We went over operant conditioning and came up with examples, and this seemed to be a little easier to him. We discussed facets of operant and classical conditioning, such as stimulus generalization and the law of effect. We also started the chapter on memory. We reviewed and discussed elaborative rehearsal and began to discuss types of memory (procedural, declarative, semantic, and episodic). We will probably start with a brief review of these topics next week. The student has been creating flashcards and a chapter outline, as we discussed doing last session. I'm very happy he's been sticking to these strategies!
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