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Raleigh-Durham, NC, is a part of "The Triangle," a region in north central North Carolina. Raleigh and Durham are both in Durham County. The nickname refers to Research Triangle Park, an area where several high-tech companies and enterprises have their offices. Raleigh and Durham are different cities, but are often paired together. This metropolitan area was named the fourth-best place to live in the United States, and is known for its art museums and its symphony.

North Carolina's second-best high school in the state, Raleigh Charter High School is part of the Raleigh Charter High School District. An enthusiastic Raleigh-Durham tutor is eager to help you in your private test prep instruction, whether the tutoring session is in-home or online. Conveniently, Raleigh-Durham, NC, tutors offer both online and in-home private test prep tutoring with personalized instruction to try to help students succeed at the best schools, like North Carolina Central University! It is ranked within the top 100 universities in the southern region of the U.S. North Carolina State University is another distinguished school that also ranks in the top 100 colleges in America. Conveniently, Raleigh-Durham, NC, tutors offer both online and in-home private test prep tutoring with personalized instruction to try to help students succeed at the best schools.

There is something in Raleigh-Durham for everyone to enjoy. The Neuse River Trail, also known as the Raleigh Greenway, follows the Neuse River across wetlands and through woods for 28 miles. You can walk your dog, jog, or bike along the trail. It's recommended that you spend at least a couple of hours at the trail to even begin to enjoy all it has to offer. The North Carolina Museum of Art displays important works of art, including pieces by Wyeth and Rubens. The museum rotates their art often, keeping the exhibits fresh. It also has a restaurant called Iris that has a artful design all its own! The Historic Yates Mill County Park is a great place for you to bring your friends on a beautiful hike through the hills. Tours of the mill building are also available. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has free admission, a cafe, and exhibits that are enjoyable for people of all ages. 3D movies and special exhibits have small costs, but are worth the splurge. Many of the exhibits teach about the state's lush forestry and land.

Wherever you wish to go to college, tutors in Raleigh-Durham might give you a boost through flexible online tutoring and help with test prep. You can work with Raleigh-Durham, NC, tutors to help you make your dreams become a reality.

The Raleigh Durham School System

Raleigh, North Carolina, is the capital of the state and the second largest city after Charlotte. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and has an estimated population of about 465,000. The schools in Raleigh are under the supervision of the Wake County Public School System. The district serves almost 160,000 students in 171 public schools and is one of the largest school districts in the country.

With so many students to serve, it is not unusual for many children to feel like just another cog in an academic wheel. If your child could use personalized instruction, Varsity Tutors can help. We help parents connect with professional Raleigh area tutors who can create custom learning plans for your child.

It’s important to take into consideration how well your child’s school has historically prepared students for nationally standardized exams. Below you can see how some of the biggest schools in Raleigh compare to state averages.

Raleigh Durham Test Scores

Students in Raleigh face the usual national exams such as the ACT and SAT as they approach the end of their academic careers. However, these students also must prepare for End of Grade (EOG) exams as they end grades three through eight. They also face a variety of EOC exams throughout their high school career in a wide range of subjects, including U.S. history, physics, biology, English, economics, and biology.

A personal tutor can be vital in helping your child achieve their academic testing potential. Your child’s tutor can work with them on core academic subjects. They can also help your child develop critical skills which can optimize their testing experience, including time management, reading comprehension, and organizational strategies.

Raleigh has some of the top high schools in the state. In the chart below you can see that the top ten high schools in Raleigh are also in the top 50 for the entire state of North Carolina.

Raleigh Durham High School Rankings

High School Raleigh Durham Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
Raleigh Charter High School 1 2 94%
Green Hope High School 2 4 89%
Panther Creek High School 3 5 86%
William G. Enloe High School 4 6 91%
Durham School of the Arts 5 11 81%
Heritage High School 6 27 76%
Leesville Road High School 7 28 84%
Wake Early College of Health & Sciences 8 35 N/A
Middle Creek High School 9 36 82%
Apex High School 10 38 82%

One of the most common complaints from students is the pace at which teachers present new information. When a student is struggling with a new concept, a classroom teacher doesn’t necessarily have the time to slow down to review as intensively as the child may need. A personal tutor, however, does have the time to discuss concepts thoroughly and present the information in new and interesting ways that are more aligned with your child’s learning style.

Many of the largest high schools in Raleigh have class sizes near twenty students. It’s important to be aware of just how many students may be in your child’s classes. Below you will find the average number of students in a classroom for the ten largest high schools in the city.

Raleigh Durham Student-to-Teacher Ratios

Panther Creek High School has a 20 1 student-teacher ratio.

Garner High School has a 18 1 student-teacher ratio.

Green Hope High School has a 20 1 student-teacher ratio.

William G. Enloe High School has a 17 1 student-teacher ratio.

Millbrook High School has a 18 1 student-teacher ratio.

North Carolina State Average has a 15 1 student-teacher ratio.

Raleigh offers a robust academic setting for those who are transitioning into college as well. Students looking to stay close to home have many options nearby, including:

Raleigh Durham University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
Duke University 12 11%
North Carolina State University 97 48%
Merredith College 412 61%
North Carolina Central University N/A 67%
William Peace University N/A 63%
Shaw University N/A 49%
Saint Augustine's University N/A 73%
Strayer University N/A 100%
Living Arts College N/A 88%
Apex School of Theology N/A 100%

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Tutoring review by Dan in Raleigh-Durham, NC
The student and I worked on his online physics class. We learned about position vs. time graphs, velocity vs. time graphs, and acceleration.
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Tutoring review by Pamela in Raleigh-Durham, NC
The student and I continued working on his speed for the reading part of the ACT. We also are reviewing the math sections.
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Tutoring review by Tanvi in Raleigh-Durham, NC
The student and I went over about 10 math problems from her practice PSAT book. We went over the answers for all of them but only did the ones she got wrong or didn't understand together. Then we took a stab at a practice PSAT from the test prep website, focusing mainly on the math problems. We worked more on complex algebraic word problems and geometry, which she had the most trouble with. For next week, I asked her to complete the verbal sections so we could go over that.
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Tutoring review by Meagan in Raleigh-Durham, NC
The student worked through her homework, solving for unknown angles and working out proofs. We also looked over her most recent test and identified topics needing greater clarification.
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Tutoring review by Laura in Raleigh-Durham, NC
We covered the basics of the ISEE structure, topics, and her academic strengths and areas for improvement.
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Tutoring review by Belinda in Raleigh-Durham, NC
This was my last day with the student, and we focused mainly on spelling and math. For spelling, this week's test was all about "ph" and "f" words. She did very well with spelling words such as "graph," but she had a harder time with "nephew" and she often switched around "f" and "ph" for the words that she didn't know. For these words we, wrote them down and I had her say them out loud as she read them to me. Because the "f" and "ph" sound similar and she does a good job listening to the sounds in a word when writing them down, she just needs to memorize the ones that have an "f" or a "ph." We also worked on math, specifically time adding numbers. She feels very confident with adding numbers.
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