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Every Louisville tutor must meet our high standards for qualifications, pass an interview screening, and submit a background check. From this elite group, a Varsity Tutors director helps pair you with a tutor ready to meet your individual needs – and we stand behind your satisfaction with our money-back guarantee.

Receive personally tailored lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help connect you with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

How much will it cost to meet with a private tutor in Louisville?

The costs associated with a private tutor in Louisville depend on your or your student's unique circumstances, including where you live, whom you wish to study with, the level of material to be reviewed, and how often you want to meet your instructor. For example, you may pay a different rate for sessions every Wednesday afternoon than you would if you only contacted your instructor for emergencies.

Similarly, tutoring for a student learning how to write at Goshen at Hillcrest Elementary School carries a different price tag than tutoring for an English major at Bellarmine University.

Similarly, the price you pay is affected by whether you want to review alone or in a group. Working with your instructor one-on-one allows your Louisville tutor to customize each session to your needs, while studying in a group fosters a collaborative environment where it's easier to consider multiple perspectives. Both approaches are proven educational tools, and we provide small group classes as a cost-effective supplement to any tutoring plan.

One of the most common misconceptions about tutoring is that it is only for students who are struggling. A tutor can indeed help you catch up if you fall behind your peers, but high-achievers can also be challenged by a more advanced curriculum to keep them engaged in the learning process. If you would like to find out more about what private instruction can do and what it costs, reach out to Varsity Tutors online or by telephone for further details.

What's the easiest way to find a private tutor in Louisville?

If you tried to find a Louisville tutor on your own, you would have to make sure that they are an expert on all of the material you're reviewing, understood how to share their knowledge base with students like you, and could accommodate your scheduling needs. Most students are too busy to perform all of that research, so why not leave it to the expert Educational Directors at Varsity Tutors?

Our network includes 40,000+ certified tutors, so we will find you a great instructor in as little as 24 hours.

If you are a hands-on learner who feels stifled by the traditional classroom environment, we will connect you with a tutor who can create activities to bring academic concepts to life. If your child tends to get distracted in school, we'll refer you to a tutor who can eliminate common distractions to help them focus. Your needs always come first in our tutor-matching process.

We will even locate you a private teacher in Louisville who you can review alongside without ever leaving home. Our Live Learning Platform facilitates remote tutoring sessions anywhere with a stable internet connection, including your living room or the library at Atherton High School. As a result, you are free to select your preferred learning environment. Our platform also records every study session automatically, so you can always go back for a refresher on the order of operations or another topic at your convenience.

What kinds of tutoring are offered in Louisville?

Our database includes experts in over 3,000 different subjects, so we will have no problem connecting you with a qualified tutor in Louisville. If you need help with biological concepts such as why Lamarck's theory of evolution was wrong, your instructor can provide examples and explications until you feel ready to move on.

If you could express yourself more effectively in your essays, your tutor can demonstrate how to follow an outline as you work.

A private tutor can also provide invaluable support as you prepare for standardized tests. If your child is preparing for a K-PREP assessment, their instructor can provide practice questions to identify their areas of opportunity for improvement. If you are finishing up at a local high school such as DuPont Manual High School, your instructor can do the same thing to help you prepare for the ACT. We will also find you test prep assistance for AP Exams, the GRE, DAT, and hundreds of different professional certification tests.

We will even find you a tutor who can help you homeschool your kids. You might think that working with a homeschooling tutor is a bit much, but a private teacher in Louisville can provide many benefits. For example, your instructor can critique your lesson plans so that you can enter your student's home classroom with confidence. Registering today also gets you access to our Learning Lab: a collection of resources designed to help students and parents get more out of homeschooling. For instance, you can use our expert-developed assessments to measure your student's progress toward the next grade level. It is certainly possible to homeschool without professional support, but many parents find that a tutor is a worthwhile investment.

How does Varsity Tutors select tutors in Louisville?

Varsity Tutors leverages one of the most comprehensive screening processes in the industry to match students with the most qualified instructors. We begin by ensuring that each candidate thoroughly understands every subject they are interested in tutoring, so any questions you ask can be met with a prompt response.

After that, we double-check each prospective tutor's availability so there are no surprises. We also look for qualities that you may not immediately realize you need in a Louisville tutor. For example, we actively search for tutors who understand how to find the root cause of any learning obstacles so that they can address the issue at its core. We also value enthusiasm throughout our screening process because tutors who want to see their students reach for their goals are more likely to make a positive impact. Perhaps most importantly, we look for instructors who are knowledgeable of multiple teaching methodologies, allowing them to be flexible in their approach.

In summation, tutoring is a worthwhile endeavor for students of all ability levels and Varsity Tutors is the best way to find one. If you are ready to see what you or your student could do with the support of a private tutor in Louisville, sign up online or by phone to get started! Our Educational Directors are standing by to answer any questions you may have.

The Louisville School System

Louisville, Kentucky, is the largest city in the state, with a population of about 616,000. Jefferson County Public Schools oversees more than 170 schools, serving approximately 100,000 students. In addition to the public schools in the area, there are nearly 30 Catholic schools. The city is also home to the Kentucky School for the Blind, which serves the state’s visually impaired and blind students.

It can be intimidating for a student to be part of such a large school district. There is steep competition for the attention of every instructor, every sports team, and for a spot in after-school activities. As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to help your child navigate such a large system. Fortunately, Varsity Tutors can help by connecting parents with highly qualified Louisville tutors. A personal tutor can offer your child the academic support they need to gain confidence in their academic skills and reach their learning potential.

Here is a chart of assessment performances from some of the biggest high schools in Louisville.

Louisville Test Scores

Across the nation, students begin preparing for nationally recognized college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT in high school. Students in Louisville gain plenty of experience in taking standardized exams long before they ever leave elementary school. Beginning in third grade, Louisville students start taking the mandatory Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress (K-PREP) in reading and mathematics. Throughout their academic careers, students will also take assessments in science, writing, and social studies.

If your child is preparing for an exam, working with a personal tutor can make the process go more smoothly. Whether your child needs a refresher on subject material or they just need access to better testing strategies, a professional tutor can help them reach their academic goals.

Even if your child attends one of the best schools in the city, they can benefit from working with a tutor. Louisville is home to some of the best high schools in the state. You can take a look at the table below to find out which area high schools are ranked the best and how they compare to other high schools in the state.

Louisville High School Rankings

High School Louisville Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
DuPont Manual High School 1 1 78%
Louisville Male High School 2 6 50%
Brown School 3 9 38%
Atherton High School 4 11 45%
Ballard High School 5 16 60%
Eastern High School 6 20 53%
Butler Traditional High School 7 41 44%
Fern Creek High School 8 62 26%
Pleasure Ridge Park High School 9 N/A 36%
Waggener High School 10 N/A 13%

Personalized instruction is critical for most students who are having difficulty making learning gains in a traditional classroom. In larger class settings, it is difficult for instructors to customize the learning content and material to match each student's preferences. A personal tutor, on the other hand, can take the time to create learning materials designed with your child’s learning needs and learning style in mind.

It can be helpful for parents to have an idea of how large the classes their child attend will be. The largest high schools in Louisville have fairly large class sizes as demonstrated by the teacher-to-student ratios listed in the table below.

Louisville Student-to-Teacher Ratios

Eastern High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.

Moore Traditional School has a 18 1 student-teacher ratio.

Ballard High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.

DuPont Manual High School has a 17 1 student-teacher ratio.

Pleasure Ridge Park High School has a 21 1 student-teacher ratio.

Kentucky State Average has a 16 1 student-teacher ratio.

Unfortunately, when it comes to options for pursuing an undergraduate degree, the academic opportunities in Louisville are not as plentiful. There are only a handful of colleges in the immediate area, with the University of Louisville being the most well-known. Learn more about the top universities in the Louisville area by exploring the following chart.

Louisville University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
University of Louisville 314 73%
Bellarmine University 325 82%
Spalding University 499 50%
Galen College of Nursing - Louisville 668 67%
Sullivan University N/A 100%
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary N/A 100%
Sullivan College of Technology & Design N/A 100%
University of Phoenix - Louisville N/A 100%
Spencerian College - Louisville N/A 100%
Simmons College N/A 100%

How Varsity Tutors Can Help

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Session Summaries by Tutors

Tutoring review by Saloni in Louisville, KY
We focused on pre-algebra. I can see that the extra practice on showing his work has really helped him. He shows his work without being told. I did leave him to do some of the homework so I can get a better understanding of how much information he retains on a daily basis. So far he is doing really well on math. He also worked on his reading project that is due on Friday.
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Tutoring review by Andrea in Louisville, KY
We went through and edited the student's speech for class representative. He read it aloud and timed it to make sure it was an appropriate length. We also read aloud from Hatchet, answering critical thinking questions along the way. Lastly, we worked from the test prep book answering comprehension and editing questions about a pre-written argument essay.
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Tutoring review by Maria in Louisville, KY
The student worked on conversation about her trip to New York and how her working with her client went. She has a better mastery of the past tense. She worked on using the future tense appropriately.
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Tutoring review by Patrick in Louisville, KY
Today we covered absolute inequalities, and factoring polynomials. The student understood the material better after our session.
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Tutoring review by Ted in Louisville, KY
The student wanted to take today's session to review her math lesson from school. She is still feeling iffy in regards to the math lessons because she forgot a number of fundamentals from her previous school years. Fortunately, today was very productive. I was very proud to see that she was more than capable of doing well in math. Today's lesson covered absolute values with inequalities. The first few questions were used to ease her into the material, but by the third question and onward, she was on a roll. We were able to get through everything without much difficulty. A key concept that was reviewed were the questions involving operations next to absolute values. The idea was to isolate the absolute value sign with nothing else conflicting with it. Once that was done, the next step was the same as the other questions. She quickly caught on. By the end of the session, she was very ecstatic in regards to comprehending the material. We will continue our next session with an in-depth look into the SAT exam.
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Tutoring review by Andrew in Louisville, KY
We started math review today. We covered a lot of algebra today and tomorrow; we'll do data analysis, geometry and word problems next session.
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