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The city of Buffalo is located in New York's Erie County. It serves as the county seat and is right along Lake Erie, though it is named for Buffalo Creek. The region was originally inhabited by the Wenro People.

Buffalo Public Schools serve the city's educational needs. There is a growing number of charter and magnet schools in the system. There are also over 50 private schools. The City Honors School at Fosdick Masten Park has a gold medal awarded by the US News & World Report. Private tutoring in Buffalo, New York, for test prep instruction, which is available online and in-home, is a great way to make the effort to try to get accepted into and excel at an elite school. To help you work towards success in your courses, expert online or in-home private tutoring from tutors in Buffalo is offered for both general class instruction and test prep. The top Buffalo college is Canisius College, ranked at #52 by the University Web Ranking. You might benefit from online test prep and tutoring in Buffalo.

Buffalo is known for their widely varied cuisine. Ranked by the National Geographic Society, it is the third on their list of the top ten food cities of the world. There are numerous local restaurants with French, soul food, Indian, Thai, Korean, German, and other cuisines to offer. Locals enjoy kielbasa, pastry hearts, the Beef on weck sandwich, and haddock fish fries. It was home to the first Buffalo Wing as well. The city holds various festivals that reflect its tradition and culture. There's the Buffalo Ball Drop, a New Year's Eve celebration held in the Times Square. There's food, drinks, music, activities, and more. The Allentown Art Festival is a popular summer festival that displays local artist's works. You can enjoy music, food, and even buy art from many artisans.

The culture runs deep throughout the city. There are over 50 public and private art galleries. The most famed is the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which houses contemporary and modern art in a world-class collection. It houses key works from Post-Impressionistic and Impressionistic styles of the 19th century, as well as early 20th century works. You can attend art activities, tours, and classes to learn and experiment with art. The Burchfield-Penney Art Center offers a library, museum, and activity space. The center enjoys events, such as art days, rotating exhibits, lectures, and workshops. Take in a wide range of theatrical performances at Shea's Performing Arts Center. It was opened in 1926 for silent films and today still operates a theater organ. You can enjoy musicals and concerts at the center.

Bolster your potential today! If you take advantage of Buffalo, New York, tutoring, you might increase your chances of getting into the top colleges and universities.

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%

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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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