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

You select the time and location, and expert tutors develop the strategies to help you meet and exceed your tutoring goals.

What is the cost of studying with a private tutor in Columbia?

The costs associated with studying with a private Columbia tutor are dependent on you or your student's specific needs. For example, tutoring for a student studying when and how to use punctuation marks at a local grammar school such as Clemens Crossing Elementary School would have a different price than tutoring for a River Hill High School student studying chemistry.

Likewise, students who put together a reliable study schedule may pay a different rate than those with a more periodic approach to tutoring.

Another factor that can affect the price of tutoring is the size of your study group. Working in a one-on-one environment allows your tutor in Columbia to concentrate on your specific areas of opportunity, but studying in a group allows you to hear multiple perspectives on the material discussed. Both options are fantastic ways for students to seek academic support, and Varsity Tutors offers small group classes as cost-effective supplements to either one.

Contrary to what you may believe, tutoring isn't just for students who are struggling either. Indeed, a private academic coach can introduce fresh concepts more quickly than a classroom instructor can to keep high-achievers actively engaged in the learning process. Please discuss your specific needs with one of our Educational Directors for more detailed pricing information.

Are there resources that can help me locate a private tutor in Columbia?

Finding a qualified tutor in Columbia on your own can feel daunting, especially if you aren't sure how to verify a promising candidate's command of the material or teaching ability. You also need to find an instructor whose availability is compatible with your schedule, something that can be more challenging than you might think.

Why do all of that work when Varsity Tutors can take care of all of the research for you? We maintain a database of more than 40,000 certified tutors, allowing us to find a great tutor in Columbia for students of all ages and ability levels in as little as 24 hours. If the student in your life is having a hard time with word problems, their instructor can provide grade-appropriate reading comprehension resources to help them understand what a question is asking of them. If you can't remember when to apply trigonometric functions, your instructor can share memorization tricks such as SOHCAHTOA to make it a little easier.

We'll also refer you to an instructor you can study alongside without leaving the comfort of home. Our powerful Live Learning Platform brings a great study experience to your favorite mobile devices, allowing you to study anywhere you like. If you're concerned about the quality of remote tutoring, don't be. Our platform offers convenient features such as a virtual whiteboard and integrated practice problems to provide a face-to-face study experience wherever you choose to be.

Are there different kinds of tutoring available in Columbia?

Varsity Tutors has connected students with experts in over 3,000 different fields in the past, and we're confident that we can find you a tutor who suits your needs too. If you're studying Spanish at Howard High School, we will set you up with a native speaker who can help you with your pronunciation.

If you're studying microeconomics at a local college like the University of Maryland, we'll find you a tutor who can use your personal budget to illustrate economic concepts.

A private teacher in Columbia can also help you prepare for any big exams you have coming up. For example, your tutor can tell you which concepts are most likely to appear on the GRE's Quantitative Reasoning section so you can optimize your study efficiency. We can also find you a tutor for college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT, profession-specific tests such as the Praxis and DAT, and professional certifications like Six Sigma. In short, we can find you a qualified tutor for any topic imaginable.

Many people don't immediately think of tutoring if they need assistance homeschooling their kids, but a private teacher in Columbia can provide invaluable support. A tutor can review your lesson plans and offer helpful suggestions on how to improve them. They can also explain any concepts you don't understand and can even step in if you aren't prepared to present the material yourself. Varsity Tutors has also brought a multitude of homeschooling resources together in the Learning Lab, including adaptive exams designed to accurately measure your student's progress and informational videos that can supplement lessons.

Are the tutors in Columbia subject to an assessment process?

Anybody can refer to themselves as a tutor in Columbia, but very few candidates make it through our extensive vetting process. We verify that each instructor has the academic knowledge they claim, so students can trust all of the information they receive during their study sessions.

Likewise, we eliminate the candidates who lack the communication skills to effectively share what they know with students like you.

We also look for tutors who are comfortable using multiple teaching methodologies, helping them adapt to their pupil's specific needs. While an infographic may help visual learners understand more challenging concepts, a kinesthetic learner would be far better served by participating in a hands-on educational activity instead. Most importantly, we prioritize passionate instructors who have a love of learning to share with their students.

There are many benefits to working with a certified Columbia tutor, and it's easy to find out what it could do for you or your student. Whether your young learner is falling behind their peers, you get bored in school because concepts are introduced too slowly, or you're interested in building study skills you can use for the rest of your student career, reach out to one of our Educational Directors for more info on how easy it can be to connect with a private tutor.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Tutoring review by Salome in Columbia, MD
Worked on reading comprehension and homophones today. The student did a really good job with homophones; he really understood the concept and was coming up with his own examples. Did a good job reading and really enjoys his new books, which made the whole lesson a lot more fun for him.
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Tutoring review by Alonso in Columbia, MD
Today we worked with integral approximations specifically the trapezoidal approximation and Simpson's rule. The student understands the concept, however the algebra sometimes causes problems when he tries to hurry through the calculations. Otherwise the student understands the topic.
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Tutoring review by Ishita in Columbia, MD
Congruence properties of right triangles, mostly covering the hypotenuse-leg theorem. Reviewing how to do two column and flow proofs. Then went over his test.  Most of the points  he lost  were  because he was not specific enough in terms of which postulate needed to be used in which scenario.
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Tutoring review by Lindsey in Columbia, MD
Science: carbon dating (radioactive elements, isotopes), nitrogen cycle, cell organelles, stoichiometry, branching diagrams.  Math: area, volume, PEMDAS, GCF, LCM, fractions (+, -, x, /), percent word problems.
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Tutoring review by Jessica in Columbia, MD
For our Spanish session today, the student and I started out by working on weather phrases. First we matched the English to the Spanish phrase, and then she read the phrase in Spanish and filled in the blank with the English version of the phrase. We then did the same for days of the week. We then did a review of a bunch of the random vocabulary we've been practicing -- she read the word in Spanish, and then chose the English translation word and wrote it on the line. She did a really great job of reading the words in Spanish!
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Tutoring review by Cyre in Columbia, MD
We continued the student's exam review, especially focusing on inverse and direct variation. I gave her some practice problems to work on and will have another practice test ready by our meeting Saturday.
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