ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING’s Chester County Tutors, Exton, PA, Provide Exceptional Programs for All Students – from Basic to Gifted.

ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING in Chester County, PA, is the region’s premier provider of in-home tutoring. If your child has a special interest or faces a learning challenge, turn to Above Grade Level to address their individual needs.

In addition to tutoring traditional Math and English Language Arts, ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING offers in-home tutoring for Science Programs; Advanced Exam PrepWriting; Home School & Cyber School Support; Study Skills and SAT Bootcamps. We also offer Learning for Executive Function Skills to keep your child focused and moving forward.

Karen Davis is one of the finest teachers that I’ve seen in my 39 years as an educator.
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Science Programs: Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Course specifics for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology coming soon.

Gifted Programs and Advanced Exam Preparation

It’s common knowledge that students with skill gaps often slip through the cracks in a classroom setting—but did you know that accelerated students slip through the cracks as well? Unfortunately, advanced students often learn to slide-by, putting in minimal effort, and may even exhibit behavioral issues rooted in boredom. Exceptional students who excel in their studies may under-perform if their curriculum doesn’t challenge them—resulting in their full academic potentials going unrecognized or unchallenged.

For students who deserve an academic challenge, Above Grade Level of Chester County’s in-home tutoring offers gifted-student programs, SAT, ACT, and AP exam prep, and Keystone exam tutoring. These programs are specifically designed to challenge your gifted student’s skill levels and incorporate both advanced critical thinking skills and effective study strategies throughout.

“My ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING tutor made the biggest difference in my life. He taught me how to understand concepts and figure things out. I see other students struggling with that…but it now comes easily for me. Studying with my tutor was the best thing I could have done to prepare for college.”
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Advanced Tutoring at ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING of Chester County

Traditional classroom curricula are tailored to fit the educational standards of a median group of students at specific age and comprehension levels. Not all students fit into these cookie-cutter groups. Gifted students are able to master course material at a faster pace and deeper level. In addition, advanced students may become disinterested in a subject as the academic year progresses, frustrated by the slow pace of a class. Sadly, they may develop lazy work habits or poor study skills as a direct result.

Our goal at ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING is to rescue these students from slipping through the cracks! We challenge them to achieve their maximum potentials! We offer accelerated gifted-student and SAT-ACT-AP exam tutoring programs with these talented students in mind.

We teach academic skills at a higher level than the basic Common Core standards our schools’ curricula follow. We also incorporate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills into our students’ programs—essential skills that have been eliminated from most schools’ curricula.

We meticulously screen and hire tutors who are gifted themselves and understand the concerns of gifted students and their parents. Our dedicated tutors meet one-to-one with your gifted student to challenge, then stretch, their knowledge, comprehension, and application skills. We bring joy back into the learning process and give it real-life relevance for advanced students!

Free Diagnostic Skill Assessment & Custom-Designed Curriculum

It’s not uncommon for parents of gifted children to spend considerable time finding additional educational resources to keep their students challenged and motivated. With the special challenges of these students in mind, Above Grade Level of Chester County administers an international-standard, independently verified skill evaluation that reveals the strengths and comprehension levels of gifted students. From the results of the evaluation, together with a personal, in-home interview, we custom design a personalized learning plan for each individual student. The skill evaluation and learning plan are the foundation of our tutoring program, in conjunction with a $1.8 million proprietary curriculum that has taken over 30 years to develop and refine. This entire program comes right to your doorstep, where your gifted student can learn in the comfort and convenience of his or her own home.

Writing Workshops

Small group workshops are an ideal way to enrich learning and boost academic skills in a fun, low-stress, social atmosphere! There’s a lot of healthy “chemistry” that takes place in a workshop—and that benefits everyone. We interact together, collaborate together, learn together, and laugh together! Small group workshops are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends – or make new friends – while doing something that has long-term value and benefits!

Our workshops are simply awesome – taught by exceptionally talented and dedicated educators! Limited group sizes ensure personal attention. Got a group of 3 or 4 friends? Let us know, and we’ll put together a workshop for you!

“A Pen & A Plan” WRITING WORKSHOPS (5th-12th graders):

Whether your student is a gifted writer, or a struggling writer, our exciting writing workshops bring joy and proficiency to the writing process! Led by highly qualified professionals, these workshops are inspirational life-changers!

WORKSHOP I: “Writing Fiction & Short Stories” — The complete 4-step writing process.

This exciting, interactive workshop introduces middle and high school students to the gripping elements of storytelling: characters, plot, dialogue, pacing, and much more.

WORKSHOP II: “Essays: The Art of Writing Short” — Writing with clarity and focus.

Students will learn to write less but say more…edit mercilessly…avoid clichés like the plague…use their writing to deliver gems, not dirt…and make their point in 20 words, not 200 words! Whether writing creatively or academically, this middle and high school workshop is guaranteed to make your student a better writer!

WORKSHOP III: “Poetry & Creative Writing”

Whether your student is a math & science-whiz or a prolific writer, he or she will absolutely benefit from this workshop!!! The abilities to think outside-the-box and problem-solve creatively are skills that are in great demand in our world—yet these brain-skills have been largely removed from secondary school curricula. Students in grades 5-12 will love this fun, yet challenging, workshop

WORKSHOP IV: “Reading Critically, Writing Professionally”

Whether your student is an avid reader or writer, or would rather play video games than write a school paper, this middle and high school workshop will teach students to read more insightfully and write more proficiently.

WORKSHOP V: “Painless & Proficient: SAT & College-Prep Essay Writing”

The ability to write with excellence is one of the most critically important skills a student will ever learn. This workshop for students 8th-12th, will teach both beginning and advanced academic writing techniques, including practical strategies to combat “writer’s block.” Additionally, high school students will be offered the opportunity to receive one-on-one help writing those all-important college application essays.

WORKSHOP VI: “The Art of Effective Persuasion & Formal Debate”

Contrary to popular belief, the winner of an argument is not the one who delivers his or her opinion the loudest! Learn to identify logical fallacies and present your views in a manner that effectively persuades others. Students will learn life-changing skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. This challenging high school workshop will culminate with a competitive formal debate! Parental alert: Beware—we will teach your teenager how to win arguments…the civil way!!!

The writing workshop was great! I liked everything about it! I found everything useful and informative.
I learned a lot of things that I didn’t learn in school. This workshop was great!”
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“I really liked the writing workshop! I liked that we could take our time in learning the writing skills, and I liked a lot that if we needed one-on-one help, we got it.”
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“The one-on-one revising of our essays was very helpful. One thing I learned that I didn’t know before was how to use a logical syllogism as a conclusion.”
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“I found it helpful that you worked with us one-on-one and helped us understand more. I liked that you gave us homework to practice. I liked the fun activities. And I liked the snacks!”
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SAT Prep Boot Camp


“Replace Fear with Confidence” College admission is highly competitive these days, even for the most accomplished students. Taking college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT exams is also stressful in any student’s life. To be sure your student is as well-prepared as possible, prepare them with subject knowledge, test-taking strategies, and practice that will improve their confidence and maximize their scores. Workshop includes: SAT Math, Critical Reading Comprehension skills, SAT Grammar, and Latin Roots-based Vocabulary.
Workshop sizes will be limited to ensure personal attention. 1-on-1, in-home tutoring also available upon request (fees may differ).

ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING saved the day when I was struggling with an online college course. Karen set me up with a perfect tutor for me. After trying to teach myself and getting a 65% on the first test, I met with Maxwell. I got an 89% on my 2nd test and a 92% on my 3rd test. Karen and Maxwell’s professionalism and caring demeanor were a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend using Above Grade Level, and I will definitely use them again if the need arises!”
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Workshops meet at convenient locations in Chester County.

Call for information (484) 467-9608.

Homeschool & Cyber School Support

Homeschool & Cyber School Support

At ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING, we applaud and support parents who are dedicated to active involvement in their child’s education. At the same time, we recognize the many challenges faced by those who choose to educate their children at home. These may include the challenges of staying on track and covering all the grade-appropriate skills; keeping children engaged and motivated; ensuring that students have understood and mastered the material; and teaching higher level subjects.

We understand the anxiety many homeschool parents feel over whether they are doing a good enough job, or whether their students will be fully prepared for competitive college admissions and beyond.

ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING is here to offer you peace of mind and reassurance that your child is well prepared for his or her academic future. Our caring and qualified tutors partner with you in the valuable yet daunting challenge of home educating your child.

Whether you provide 100% of your child’s curriculum, or whether you utilize co-ops or cyber programs, we can help! We offer your child a FREE comprehensive skill evaluation that takes the guesswork out of planning your child’s curriculum level. This state-of-the-art skill assessment is unmatched in education for accuracy in uncovering both skill gaps and accelerated areas. In addition, we offer you a personal consultation to review the results and create a personalized action plan for your child. We offer all this at absolutely no charge to you.

Based on the results of your child’s skill evaluation, we can…

  • create a personalized curriculum that addresses your child’s academic needs
  • assist your child with challenging subjects & assignments
  • remediate skill gaps
  • accelerate learning for your child
  • teach higher level courses, like math, sciences, and college-prep writing
  • offer enrichment programs to challenge advanced learners
  • teach exciting workshops for groups of students

The best part of all is that our talented and caring tutors come right to your home and work one-on-one with your child. No extra driving on your part for one more activity! What could be more convenient, comfortable, or secure than learning in your own home?

“I have worked with my tutor since the beginning of the school year, and since then my grades & attitude about schoolwork have improved dramatically. My tutor provides a supportive and patient atmosphere to work in, and teaches with easily understandable concepts and instructions. I am never confused or frustrated when we're together, even when we're working on math! 🙂 Overall, my experience with her has truly helped me feel more confident about my work and made me a better student.”
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Thank you so much for pairing [our son] up with your tutor, Brian, for homeschool math. He has been excellent with [our son]. Brian is keeping him focused and working hard the whole time, which is wonderful. [Our son] says he really enjoys working with Brian and is learning a lot from him. Thank you so much!
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Call us today to schedule a FREE diagnostic skill evaluation for your child. We’re so confident that we can help your child succeed, we back our tutoring services with a guarantee. Now that’s pure genius!

STUDY SKILLS: Transforming students from students into scholars

What’s the difference between a student and a scholar?

  • A scholar recognizes the value in an education.
  • A scholar has a thirst for knowledge.
  • A scholar understands what he or she has learned.
  • A scholar can apply what he or she has learned to new and different situations.
  • A scholar can think, reason logically, and problem-solve.

Is your child a student…or a scholar?

Does your child study with cell phone in hand and YouTube playing in the background? Does he or she think “studying” means glancing over the teacher’s notes in homeroom the morning of the test? Does your child cram from a study guide the night before a big test? Does your child get low grades on tests and quizzes...even when they tell you they’ve studied?

We hear from parents almost daily, “My child doesn’t know HOW to study.”

Whether your student is a bright student or a struggling learner, poor study skills will impact his or her future success. Fortunately, effective study skills can be taught. ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING, we know how. Good study strategies bring the joy back into learning. They can turn a student into a scholar!

“I've been meaning to reach out to you to tell you how well [our daughter] is doing in Spanish class.  She has been excelling and feels confident with her studies and currently has a solid "A" in the class.  Thank you again so much for finding the perfect tutor for her, it was a great fit!”
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Call us today if your student would benefit from learning effective study skill strategies. (484) 467-9608

Learning Support and Executive Function Skills

Detailed information about learning support and executive function skills coming soon.

Our Process

Step 1

Comprehensive Diagnostic Skill Assessment

Students take a free comprehensive diagnostic skill assessment to identify their skill levels. They take this assessment online, right from home.

Step 2

Personal Consultation 

We meet with the student and their family in their home for a free personal consultation to go over the assessment and identify the student’s goals.

Step 3

Personalized Curriculum

We custom-create a personalized curriculum that addresses the student’s skill gaps, as well as accelerates them where their skills are strong. No two students have the same curriculum! We always align tutoring to the topics the student is studying in school. Our program combines three areas of academic need: remediation of skill gaps; help with current school assignments; and a boost ahead in areas where students demonstrate readiness.

Step 4

Perfectly Matched Tutor

We carefully pair each student with a perfectly matched tutor, considering both skill levels and personality.

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“ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING is amazing! We were blown away by the first-class service and friendly, cooperative staff we met through Above Grade Level. You can tell that they really care which makes all the difference. Oh, and math grade went from a D to an A!!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING!!”

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