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Social Sciences

How does the world work? Social science classes can seem overwhelming, filled with an endless stream of names, dates, and terms to memorize. You already know that you need to learn the who, what, where, when, and why of history, politics, and society – but how do you even figure out what’s important and make the best use of your time? Our tutors are excited help you learn to navigate through all this information, to see patterns and trends, and to make an argument backed by supporting evidence.

  • European History
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • U.S. Government & Politics (NSL)
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Human Geography

Featured social science tutors

Jake Denney


Ian Lekus

Tutor/Ed Planning Specialist & Director of Communications
Congrats! You've found The Doctor's name. Read More

Rod Spies

Senior Tutor
Midwestern heart and East Coast wit. Read More

Sunhee Hong

Senior Tutor
Sunhee is a legend. He's also promised never to look at his profile on the website. Read More
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World Languages

When learning foreign languages, students are asked to develop four skills areas simultaneously: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Naturally, every student is more proficient in one of these skills than the others. While in a classroom setting teachers may not have the luxury to be able to differentiate their lessons to every students’ ability in each skill, in tutoring our tutors can do just that. Tutors work together with their students to zero in on areas where students need more practice. With this support, students can equalize their abilities across all four skills and feel in control, no matter the skill in question!

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Spanish

Featured World Languages Tutors

Natalie Lempert

Meticulous. And kind. A true original. Read More

Vanessa Johnson

Hidden talents flawlessly executed. Read More

Emmanuelle Allongue

Understanding over all. Read More
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There is no math gene. Really there isn’t. Anyone who’s willing to do some work can get better at math. Our group of math geeks just love working with kids to help better understand the guiding principles that underlie the problems they’re solving and not just showing “how to do the problem.” Once students understand those principles, they must be solidified through repetition and that’s where the hard work comes in. But there’s nothing like the joy of understanding and getting the right answers to make that hard work more fun!

  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Single or Multivariate Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistics

Featured Mathematics Tutors

Ashley Newman-Owens

Likes: cracking pun-tastic crosswords, turning phone numbers into math statements, sweating liberally, and bringing math detractors to the right side of the equation. Read More

Stephen Rodriguez

Snowboarding, soccer playing software developer chasing the next adventure. Read More

Sharon Lee

As layered and likable as her favorite well-made croissant. Read More
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Natural Sciences

Effectively learning science is about two things: knowing how to ask the right questions and knowing how to organize the answers to those questions. Our tutors know when to focus on each with their students. Some students learn best in a Socratic fashion, with the tutor providing the right questions to nudge understanding while modeling the questions students need to ask themselves as they work through problems. Other students are more comfortable with an organized framework presented to them first and thrive when they can see all the connections laid out in front of them.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science

Featured Natural Sciences Tutors

Andrew DuFresne

Senior Tutor
Dated pop culture references. Child-like enthusiasm. Dad jokes. Less cool than your parents. Pretty much the total package. Read More

Chris Bullwinkle

Chris is so good at so many things that his colleague wrote THIS sentence about him. Read More

Laura Moore

Math therapist. Bug school graduate. Test writer. Dirt enthusiast. Read More

Nathan Honsowetz

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English & Literature

Strong critical reading and writing skills are the cornerstones of success in high school and college – and beyond! The best thing students can do to improve these skills is practice them every single day. But if they need a boost, our team of word nerds can work with students to identify and develop their talent for language. Deciphering Shakespeare or Salinger, expressing ideas clearly and effectively, or brushing up on the nitty-gritty of grammar – all are possible with patience and a desire to improve.

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Writing & Composition

Featured English & Literature Tutors

Kate Kula

Senior Tutor/Resume Specialist
Loves hot sauce, good grammar, and the rule of three Read More

Ian Lekus

Tutor/Ed Planning Specialist & Director of Communications
Congrats! You've found The Doctor's name. Read More
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