Carissa Tutors

Carissa Tutors

4.9Exceptional(9 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


For 6 years, I have been working from a place of kindness and care for my students' success. To make tutoring accessible, I offer sessions at a sliding scale of $55-80/hr.

My motivation comes from wanting to help people by improving student's experience by simplifying their learning and/or adding the challenge they need.

See my website for more about my services!


Hired 22 times
1 employee
8 years in business
Serves Tacoma , WA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Zelle

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Grade level

Pre-kindergarten, Elementary school, Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner


Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Anatomy, Astronomy, Earth science

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  • Reviews

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    aspen B.

    Carissa was incredibly personable, kind, and professional. Its clear she has a passion for education and helping others.
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    October 09, 2023


    anita D.

    Perhaps what I most appreciate about Carissa is that she’s not only been a good math tutor, but she gets along amazingly with my 15-year-old-grandson. He can be in a negative space when I pick him up from school, and he clearly perks up when he and Carissa are working together – I hear them laugh together often. There doesn’t seem to be any ‘superiority’ in the relationship although it’s clear that she’s won the respect of my grandson.
    Other things I also appreciate: she’s been highly reliable; she’s made every effort to accommodate and flex to meet our needs relative to schedules; she’s researched and recommended helpful resources; she’s been responsive when I’ve sent her messages; she’s been good about leeting us know if there a reason she needs to miss a session – and she always tries to make it up; she’s been willing to communicate with my grandson’s math teacher at school; and I should not fail to mention that I think her rates are quite reasonable.
    Carissa is able to be an effective tutor without standing on formality, and that not the impression I got from other math tutors I initially considered. I truly ENJOY seeing her every week, and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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    October 08, 2023


    anita D.

    She comes to my home. She seems to be down to earth and to have successfully engaged my teenage grandson. She has been responsive to our concerns and is structuring her tutoring to review foundational material before moving forward. Given that weve only had our first 4 sessions, its too soon to say much more.
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    April 11, 2023


    carrie B.

    Carissa does a great job with our daughter who is currently in AP Calc, and we previously hired her to assist with Algebra II. Carissa is patient, ensures understanding, and keeps moving through the material (not spending time on skills that are understood). We have asked Carissa to tutor both in person and over Zoom at different times, and she has been flexible which is appreciated. She is professional and comes prepared. We would certainly hire her again.
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    January 25, 2023


    Barbara C.

    Carissa has an amazing way of teaching, she has been so helpful with my sons learning that he looks forward with his time with her every week.
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    October 13, 2022
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    Barbara C.

    Carissa is very personable and she keeps my son engaged.
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    September 30, 2022
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    Frequently asked questions

    My first priority is to get to know you and what you need from tutoring. First, i want to set up a phone call, email, and/or text about your needs. Next, I ask you to fill out a New Student form ( to get to know you more, schedule our first session, and arrange payment.
    I have been working with students 2nd grade through university to support myself since 2021. Before I graduated High school in 2018 I earned my Associate of General, and I am a semester away from finishing my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at a Liberal Arts University. Since 2022 I have taught math and writing programs for 3rd-5th grade students at a private school.
    My pricing system is a sliding scale of $55-80/hr, based on the level of expertise required and what's reasonable for you financially. I am also able to offer lower rates for students who would not otherwise be able to receive tutoring they need.
    I want to understand the "why" of things, and learning on a deeper level has allowed me to help others throughout my academic career. My academic success would not have been possible without receiving tutoring; knowing firsthand how valuable tutoring is, I want to provide tutoring for others.
    Through private tutoring, community outreach work, and university drop-in hours I have and do work with students at every point in their learning from 2nd grade through University. I take great pride in being able to work with anyone.
    I received the text, "He got an A!" I was so happy for them and proud of the work we did to achieve the grade they wanted. I am also always especially proud of the work I do when by increasing a students understanding they go from anxious to relaxed and hopeful in the course of a session.
    How does the person treat you? How does the person treat the subject? Learning support should be just that: supportive. Having someone emphasize what you can do rather than what you can't is huge for a student's ability to make progress and build confidence. I approach problems as a team with my student, working together letting them know it's okay not to know and rightfully applauding them as they progress.
    What's your goal for tutoring? Identifying your goal for tutoring allows the tutor to prioritize how you spend your session time. A session solidifying comprehension differs greatly from one geared toward last-minute exam preparation, but both are doable!

    Services offered

    Computer Engineering
    Special Needs
    Social Sciences
    Reading And Writing Tutoring
    Test Prep Tutoring