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Private Tutoring in Buffalo, NY

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

Buffalo Tutoring FAQ

How much does Varsity Tutors cost for students in Buffalo?

The amount that you pay to work with a tutor for students in Buffalo will depend on the selection you make during the sign-up process. You might be able to bring down your cost per lesson by signing up for more sessions with a tutor at once.

Similarly, your charges could vary based on whether you want test prep help with the ACT, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT, or your student needs foundational assistance in reading or math. If you'd like more personalized pricing information, get in touch with us directly. We can give you a range of options to help you find one that fits your budget for tutoring for students in Buffalo.

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

There's a tutor for students in Buffalo available for almost every subject area that you might want to explore. For example, maybe your student goes to P. S.

156 - Frederick Law Olmsted and they need some help with an upcoming science project. A tutor could guide them through that process. Or, perhaps you're interested in learning a new skill like coding or a foreign language like Spanish. No matter what grade you're in or what you need help with, the chances are high that there's a tutoring option out there for you to learn more. That's because this learning opportunity is entirely personalized so your needs will always be your instructor's top priority.

Why choose Varsity Tutors for tutoring in Buffalo?

It's much easier to connect with a tutor for students in Buffalo when you go through Varsity Tutors. We've already vetted every instructor that we can match you with so you won't have to worry about doing it on your own.

We also have a Live Learning Platform that you can use to work with your tutor online. This makes it easier to get the support that you want, regardless of whether you live in Elmwood Village, Allentown, or any other local neighborhood. No matter what type of support you want, tutoring will give you the 1-on-1 attention you need to get more out of your education. It could help you grow in ways that classroom learning and studying on your own can't match.

Tutoring is a learning opportunity that almost everyone can benefit from in one way or another. It can be an excellent form of test prep assistance or it can help you pick up a new skill like technical drawing. The bottom line is that tutoring can help you work through academic difficulties, broaden your horizons, or explore your passions in more personalized ways.

When you're ready to get started with tutoring for students in Buffalo, Varsity Tutors has you covered. All that you need to do is reach out to an educational director and tell them what you want. We'll handle the rest on our end so that you can keep your focus on your education where it belongs. Get in touch with us today to get started.

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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Recent Buffalo Tutoring Session Notes

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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