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The Riverside School System

Riverside, California, is located just over an hour east of Los Angeles. With a diverse population of nearly 319,000 residents, it has the feel of a city without the density of its neighbor to the west. Most of the approximately 42,000 students in the area attend one of the 50 schools in the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD), the 15th largest district in California.

Whether you've got a child just starting out in school, a high school senior looking to get into their degree program of choice, or you are seeking help for your own studies, Varsity Tutors can help you find a Riverside tutor who can provide support to help students achieve academic goals.

For an overview of how the schools in the RUSD are performing on state assessment exams, review the table below.

Riverside Test Scores

One way a private tutor in Riverside can benefit your child is by helping them prepare for standardized exams. Students face assessments throughout their academic career. From the Smarter Balanced and California Science tests required by the CAASPP, or California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, to the PSAT, SAT, or ACT, tutors can help students feel prepared and confident for their exams. Tutors can even assist in preparation for advanced exams like the GRE, LSAT, or GMAT. Test prep tutors understand that students must not only be proficient with the information covered on an exam but also that they know the format and timing to be able to perform their best.

Beyond test preparation, professional tutors in Riverside can guide your child to success in virtually any academic subject. When a child is struggling in class, it can lead to trepidation towards a subject. A private tutor can offer a safe learning space where students can go through the information they need to understand better at their pace. Catering to each child’s individual learning needs is just one way in which tutors provide an excellent supplement to classroom teachers.

Students in the Riverside area have access to quality education through the public schools. The following table gives a breakdown showing how the best schools in the area compare to other public schools in California.

Riverside High School Rankings

High School Riverside Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
Riverside STEM Academy 1 118 NA
Eleanor Roosevelt High School 2 164 90%
John F Kennedy High School 3 185 NA
Santiago High School 4 203 92%
Centennnial High School 5 268 70%

The high schools in Riverside maintain reasonable class sizes. The ratio of students to teachers is just a student or two above the average in the state. Regardless, teachers can't always give a student the attention they need to keep up in class or to get ahead if they excel. Here's a breakdown of student-teacher ratios at a selection of Riverside schools:

Riverside Student-to-Teacher Ratios

Eleanor Roosevelt High School has a 27 1 student-teacher ratio.

Santiago High School has a 26 1 student-teacher ratio.

Martin Luther Jr. High School has a 27 1 student-teacher ratio.

Centennial High School has a 27 1 student-teacher ratio.

Polytechnic High School has a 27 1 student-teacher ratio.

California State Average has a 25 1 student-teacher ratio.

With Riverside being so close to Los Angeles, graduates have plenty of great post-secondary institutions close to home. Some of the best schools in the nation are in the area.

Riverside University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
California Institute of Technology 10 8%
Pomona College 18 9%
University of South California 19 17%
Harvey Mudd College 26 13%
Claremont McKenna College 34 9%
University of California - Los Angeles 36 18%
Scripps College 65 30%
Pitzer College 79 14%
Loyola Marymount University 121 54%
Pepperdine University 137 37%

How Varsity Tutors Can Help

With the aid of Varsity Tutors, parents can find excellent tutors in Riverside. Local tutors are flexible with their schedules and can meet with your student at home or another convenient location. Tutors can also meet online through a secure online platform. Get in touch with Varsity Tutors today to find your tutor.

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Worked on Box scores: Min, Q1, Median, Q3, Max, and outliers. Did Z-Scores to predict percentages of populations based on Normal Distribution.
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Tonight the student and I worked on reading comprehension. We read a chapter book in his book, all while stopping and using strategies to help him with comprehension. We discussed that next week the student would bring home his research he has done in school so we can start his book report that's due at the end of the month. I said I would bring some word problems with me next time to work on them.
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The student just had a test today on gas laws. However, he had a lab report that he needed to complete for tomorrow, which was finding the molar volume of hydrogen gas through experimental procedures. Using formulas learned during the gas laws studies, we worked through the lab and did all the calculations. We discussed possible sources of error, and set up everything he would need to complete the report.
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The student's mom had her take a practice test and we went over the math questions. She seems to have all the math concepts down no but is having a hard time deciding what to do when she reads the questions. I had her look at some math problems and verbalize her thought process on how to answer the questions and I guided her when she needed help. We also started working on a new workbook that has math practice in word problem form.
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We discussed the course objectives and the student's goals. I briefly reviewed a prior exam. We spent most of the session discussing the topics of sampling distributions and confidence intervals, including going over an upcoming homework assignment.
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This was my last meeting with the student. We went over the 2 essays that she had written, worked on vocabulary, and outlined the things that she should do in order to "keep in shape" with her writing over the summer. She has been a pleasure to work with!
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