Our tutors are unique individuals in whom we've found the combination of expert knowledge, excellent teaching ability, and the passion and patience to help others who are struggling. With over 50 tutors on staff, we are an interesting bunch of young, highly accomplished individuals. Within our ranks we boast: Students graduating at the top 5% of their class, Valedictorians, Campus Leaders, Future Medical Professionals, Student Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Polyglots, and Artists.
I began tutoring Math, Science, English, History, and Spanish in 2007 as a sophomore in college at Pepperdine University in order to pay my way through school. In 2009 after letting a couple of my current clients know that I wanted to increase the number of students I was tutoring they began referring me to all of their friends. From that point on my phone has never stopped ringing with requests for tutoring. Once I was completely booked, I began setting my smartest friends up with tutoring jobs. However, before long I ran out of friends to refer people to, so I decided to start PCH Tutors so that I could properly interview and train the tutors I was sending people. We started out with 4-5 tutors on our team and now we are well over 50 tutors working to meet the tutoring needs of our clients in Malibu, the Westside, and beach cities along the PCH. We love seeing our students succeed in school, meet their academic goals and build strong relationships with their tutors.
The tutors were prompt, prepared and helpful each time! My son’s grade, and overall understanding of the subject really improved this year. We recommend PCH Tutors to anyone.
Always a big help, in all subjects. Tutors are super qualified, professional and on time.
My son worked with PCH Tutors for SAT prep from summer after junior year into the Fall SAT test period. Jake was great to work with and his system of providing iPads for homework and testing helped with my sons busy club soccer schedule. My son could work on drills while we drove to games or flying in trips. With the help of Jake he was able to raise his score over 100 points from his previous test. At this point my son has been accepted into every college he applied and we can thank PCH for being a bi part of that! We have worked with PCH for AP tutoring as well. I highly recommend their professional yet relatable tutors.
I have been using PCH Tutors for 7 years and I have recommended it to a bunch of people that I know and I have heard nothing but good feedback. They have offered amazing one on one tutoring all through out middle school and high school. They have even helped me through my college admissions process and studying for the ACT/SAT exam. If you are looking for a tutor, I definitely recommend trying out this tutoring company. Also, a nice thing that this tutoring company offers is that they will go and meet you where it’s most convenient for you, which is really nice. I had to recommend them since I just got into my number 1 choice for college, Chapman University.
In getting started we first speak with a client over the phone to get an understanding of their student's needs, academic background, and what is creating difficulty for a student in a particular subject area. From there we then discuss what a student's scheduling needs are so that way we can help to facilitate a long term tutoring relationship with one of the tutors on our team. It's always more helpful to have the same tutor helping you each time once we've found the right tutoring fit for a client, so we try to make sure that schedules align from the start between tutors and students. Finally we ask parents what kind of personalities their student responds to best and what their student's learning style is like so that we can assign the tutors we think will fit their needs best.
We've done our very best to make our rates affordable for our clientele and therefore price our services according to subject difficulty: K-Middle school subjects are on the low end our price range and college level tutoring, AP subjects, and ACT / SAT prep are on the high end of our price range. Our minimum bill time is a 1 hour tutoring session and for sessions that go longer than 1hr we bill in 5 minute increments. We bill customers weekly via emailed invoices payable through a credit card on file or PayPal.
We've worked in almost every subject area: Math, Science, Test Prep, History, Foreign Language, English, Art, AP Subjects and Entry Level college classes. A majority of the requests we work with are for students in need of help with Math, Science, AP Subjects, and SAT / ACT test prep. We do have experience working with students with learning differences, and have been successful in working to help these students improve their academic performance. However, the tutors on our team currently do not hold teaching certifications for working with students with special needs.
Every year we take on a new group of student for 1-on-1 test prep and it's always a rewarding experience to see students improve their scores over time and all of the doors that scoring higher on the ACT and SAT opens for students in the college admissions process. Test prep usually takes anywhere from 8-12 weeks for most of our students who have a difficult time with standardized test, however we've been able to achieve exceptional results with some students in a much shorter span of time.
I would definitely suggest looking for a tutor who is interested in more than academics. I would instead look for someone who is looking to become an academic mentor for your student because to be a good tutor you have to pay attention to what makes a student tick and show them that you are invested in their success.
We usually find we're able to help a client best when they have a very clear understanding of their student's schedule and a rough idea of how many times a week they would like to meet with a tutor. Don't get us wrong though, we're definitely flexible and willing to utilize our expertise in helping clients find solutions that will work for them in a pinch or over the long term.
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