Tutor options

We offer a variety of tutors with a range of backgrounds. Does your child have a learning disability? We have a tutor with expertise in that area. Does your child need help with standardized test prep? We have tutors with expertise in the SAT, ACT and SSAT. How about executive functioning issues? Several of our tutors have a lot of experience with that.
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Does STEM reign supreme?

It's hard to read the papers and not be sold on the importance of education in STEM. So what role does the humanities and social science have in the education of today's students? A new book by George Anders argues that we must not discourage folks from majoring in liberal arts, as these careers sharpen critical thinking skills and help develop skills in a variety of new professions. As someone who's worked in a variety of positions, I believe it's best to follow your strengths, but make sure...
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Looking for specific traits in a tutor?

We've just added a few more tutors to the team, beyond what you see listed on the tutors page. Some have experience working with autistic kids, other tutors can help with less common subjects like computer science and psychology. Let me know if there's something specific you're looking for in a tutor. And we can give you a range of prices depending on where you can meet. For questions about the test or tutoring, send us an email schuyler@tutoringservicesseattle.com, or call/text 206.999.0...
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Hate reading? That can open new opportunities.

Dyslexia is a learning disability. While it makes reading challenging it can also create new opportunities. Take Jack Horner, a professor who was never able to complete an undergraduate degree because of it. But today he boasts an honorary doctorate, a career as a professor, and an adviser to Steven Spielberg in Jurassic Park.
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1st Day of School Approaches

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While some kids dread the end of summer, many parents look forward to the reduced parental obligations that school offers. Here's a breakdown of some of the local schools and their start dates: Seattle Public Schools 9/6 Bellevue Schools 8/31 Seattle Prep 8/25 Lakeside Upper 9/6, Middle 9/7 Bush 9/7 For questions about the test or tutoring, send us an email schuyler@tutoringservicesseattle.com, or call/text 206.999.0666 . I typically respond within 2 hrs.
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Learning Disability Scholarship

The Seattle Tutoring Services Learning Disability Scholarship was created to recognize the challenges some students face in their academic and professional careers. As tutors, we work with students with identified and unidentified learning disabilities. Many people without learning disabilities do not fully appreciate the challenges they face and the persistence required to be successful. The aim of this scholarship is to offer a reward to those who have pushed forward in the face of these ob...
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Last Day of School

The weather has turned for the better, signalling the end of the school year is near. For kids in Seattle Public Schools, the last day of school is June 26. Originally planned from to be on the 23rd, the snow day in February pushed out the end of the year. Sometimes the summer can feel busier than the regular year. Summer camps, summer classes and sports usually keep kids busy. Math is one subject where summer study, whether independent or in a class, can be very beneficial. Sometimes kid...
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Not getting A’s in math?

Great advice from my favorite author, E.O. Wilson: Don't stress about not getting A's in math. Stick w/ your scientific interests and you can always collaborate w/ math experts if necessary. Too many students stray from science due to math phobia: 
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ISEE test dates

The ISEE is an entrance exam for independent schools for students ranging from elementary to high school (four different levels: grades 2-4, 5-6, 7-8 and grades 9-12). There are online and in person opportunities to take the exam so take a look at https://www.erblearn.org/services/isee-overview for more info. Lyra Lyra is an experienced ISEE tutor who comes to the Seattle Tutoring Services team by way of the Macalester College. There, she studied acting while taking extensive math and science ...
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