ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING Provides 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. In addition to offering Math and English Language Arts, ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING offers academic testing and tutoring for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Writing, Homeschool & Cyber School Support, Advanced Exam Prep, Study Skills, SAT Bootcamps, Writing Workshops, and College Application Essay Assistance. If we don’t have a program for your child, we’ll create one!

“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!”

M.S. Chester Springs

Other Tutoring Programs We Offer:

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).

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 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 measuring a student’s academic progress, while uncovering both skill gaps and accelerated areas. In addition, we provide a 1-on-1, in-home consultation to review the results and create a personalized action plan for your child. There is no additional charge for this consultation.

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?

Call us today to schedule a 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!


“As a homeschool student, since working with my tutor, 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.”
– C.A., Malvern – 9th grade student

“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!”
– A.J., West Chester


Study Skills: Transforming Students into Scholars

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 a 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. At ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING, we know how. Good study strategies bring joy and success into learning. Effective study strategies can turn a student into a scholar!

Call us today if your student would benefit from learning effective study skill strategies. (484) 467-9608

“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!”
-M.S. Chester Springs


Writing Tutoring & 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, collaborative “chemistry” that takes place in a small group—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!

  • College prep writing
  • Writing those all-important college application essays
  • The Art of Effective Persuasion & Formal Debate

The Art of Effective Persuasion & Formal Debate
In this day and age, it’s essential to learn how to formulate valid opinions and express them effectively. Contrary to popular belief, the winner of an argument is not the one who delivers his or her opinion the loudest! Students will learn to identify logical fallacies and present their views in a manner that effectively persuades others. Principles of research and rhetoric are life-changing skills that will continue to benefit students long after graduation day! (Parental alert: Beware—your teenager is likely to start winning arguments after participating in our workshop!!!)

This challenging high school workshop will culminate with a formal debate competition!

Gifted Programs

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 just as frequently? 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 isn’t challenging them—resulting in their full academic potentials going unrecognized or under-challenged.

Students who deserve an academic challenge will appreciate the very reason we are called Above-Grade Tutoring! Our curricula are custom-created for each student and designed to challenge them in areas in which they’re advanced. We accelerate their learning as rapidly as they demonstrate readiness! These programs incorporate both advanced critical thinking skills and effective study strategies throughout.

Register today for a Diagnostic Skill Assessment

Want to know more about accelerated learning 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 apathetic work habits or poor study skills as a result.

Our goal at ABOVE-GRADE TUTORING is to rescue these students from slipping through the cracks! We challenge them to achieve their maximum potential! We offer accelerated, gifted-student tutoring programs for these talented, K-12 students.

It’s not uncommon for parents of gifted children to spend considerable time searching for additional educational resources to keep their students challenged and motivated. With the special challenges of these students in mind, we teach academic skills at higher and deeper levels 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 way gifted students think and their parents’ goals. After we test your student to determine his or her skill levels, our dedicated tutors meet one-to-one with them 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!


“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.”
-S.F., Chester Springs

Science Programs: Physics, Chemistry, Biology

We assist students with their school course work through AP level.

Learning Support and Executive Function Skills

Please call us for details about our learning support and executive function skills support services. (484) 467-9608

Summer Programs

Check back in April for details on our exciting 2024 summer programs!