Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some commonly asked questions about our tutoring and college prep services! If your question persists, you can contact us, and we will be happy to assist you to ensure the best tutoring experience for your student.
- Who will my tutor be?
- Can I pick my tutor?
- Can I get tutored on weekends/evenings?
- Where does tutoring happen?
- Where are group courses held?
- How do I register for private tutoring?
- If I request a tutor, how soon can I expect to get started?
- How do I pay for hours?
- What are your hourly rates?
- How many hours do I need? Should I purchase any prep books? How many sessions of tutoring do I need?
- Do you tutor SSAT/ISEE/TOEFL/SAT II/AP/IB/middle school students/elementary school students/academic classes/college essays...?
- What is the private tutoring refund policy?
We have over 100 active tutors who are all current Harvard undergraduates. Our tutors are selected via a rigorous application process to ensure that HSA Tutors are the best of the best - not only outstanding academically, but also great teachers and experienced mentors. The average score of our tutors is above 770 on each SAT section, and 35 on the ACT - in the national 99th percentile of scores.
Based on the information you provide with your request, we match you to the best possible available tutor! We take into considerations such as academic background, shared areas of interest, and possible scheduling conflicts. You can check out the Tutors and Testimonials page for a small sampling of our amazing tutoring staff. As a result of this process, we cannot guarantee that you'll be matched with a specific tutor - but we assure you that you'll be happy with the outcome!
Yes! In fact, most of our tutors prefer weekends and evenings - since they are full-time students too. We're happy to work with you and find a schedule that accommodates your needs.
Generally on-campus or online. Most of our tutoring for Boston-area students happens on Harvard's campus. The tutor will let you know the location of the specific classroom/meeting spot before the session. Outside of Boston, we work with many students via Skype - from all over the US and all over the world! Online tutoring is a great distance education option and very flexible to suit your needs. Finally, we do limited off-campus tutoring in the Boston area. If you live within 30 min of Harvard's campus and would prefer the tutor come to meet you, please indicate that in your request and we will try to make it happen
All group courses (SAT/ACT Comprehensive, SAT Bootcamp, Summer Business Academy) are held on the campus of Harvard College.
Easy! Submit a request here and you'll hear back from a tutor shortly.
We maintain a 3 day turnaround time for most requests, so you will hear from a tutor via email within a few business days! The tutor will introduce themselves and suggest some times that may work for scheduling your first meeting.
Click here to pay via credit card on our website.
Hourly rates range from $45 - $70 depending on how many hours you purchase at a time - hourly rates drop if you purchase in bulk!
How many hours do I need? Should I purchase any prep books? How many sessions of tutoring do I need?
Most of these questions do not have a single answer - we believe in personalized educational experiences for every student! Your tutor will get to know you and work with you during your first meeting so they will be able to make these recommendations afterwards based on their diagnostics. HSA Tutoring is uniquely flexible and we are focused on understanding your needs and collaboratively creating a plan for your success.
Do you tutor SSAT/ISEE/TOEFL/SAT II/AP/IB/middle school students/elementary school students/academic classes/college essays...?
Absolutely! With over 100 experienced tutors, we can cover just about any subject or academic area. HSA Tutoring has successfully worked with students ranging from 2nd grade all the way through graduate school so we are prepared to help you address the unique academic challenges you face.
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