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Expert high school subject tutors who know how to make concepts click.

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Individualized attention. Perfectly matched tutor.

We carefully pair your student with the right tutor based on learning style, personality, and availability. No matter your need, we have a highly-trained tutor to help.

Any grade. Any subject.

Every student meets their academic match at some point. An Academic Tutor can help them come out ahead. From elementary school to college courses, our expert tutors know how to build students' self-belief and success.

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Conquer the APs

AP courses can be intimidating. We get it. We're here to shine a light and show students there's no monster--and empower you to check for yourself next time.

We can't thank our son's tutor enough for being the perfect support for him.”
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Reviews

“My son's tutor is awesome, and we had such a great experience. In just the 4 short hours, his tutor really showed him how to take tests. His scores increased significantly, and we are so thankful for his help and how he worked with my son to get him excited about studying.”

Reno High School Parent

“My daughter has Dyslexia and ADHD. I hired one of Applerouth's math tutors because she was struggling with AP calculus. She was able to secure a major academic scholarship and was admitted into the emerging scholars honors program for STEM students with learning challenges. She is excited about math again!”

Atlanta Parent

“I can't tell you how fabulous Trevor has been working with our son this year and last. He has really helped him through this first semester of Physics.”

Palisades Charter High School Parent

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Applerouth's Process

From advisement to post-service follow up, we come alongside you on your journey.

1. Craft a plan.

Schedule an appointment with a Program Director to discuss which of our learning experiences would work best for you.

2. Tutor matching.

Get matched to the perfect tutor for you, based on learning needs, personality, and educational goals.

3. Start learning.

Make leaps and bounds in whatever it is you need help with the most - and then some. Get ready to feel more confident by the end.

Meet Some of Our Amazing Tutors

They all bring something unique to the table meaning there's a good match for every student. What they all have in common? An insatiable drive to help your student succeed.

Jenna B.
11
+ Years of Tutoring Experience

Jenna is a Premium Tutor, the D.C. area Tutor Manager, and the IEC Account Manager for DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She's worked with over 175 Applerouth students since joining the team in 2012 and is the most-requested tutor in the D.C. area. She's also tutored multiple students to perfect section scores on both the SAT and ACT. A native of Arlington, Virginia, Jenna attended the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar, where she earned a B.A. in English (with distinction) and a minor in Theatre. Jenna spent five years in London, honing her acting skills at LAMDA, before returning to D.C. When it comes to tutoring, Jenna's style is encouraging and reassuring. "Don't let the test get inside your head," she says. "And remember - it's always simpler than you think."

When she's not tutoring, you can find Jenna rooting for the Nats, reading, and playing with dogs.
What Parents are Saying
"Jenna is the best! She really understood my son's needs and tailored her work to what he needed. She was patient and understanding. And, of course, my son's SAT scores improved. Working with Jenna was an all around great experience."
Chelsea B.
2
+ Years of Tutoring Experience

Chelsea is both a Premium Tutor and the Seattle area Tutor Manager, and she has worked with over 200 Applerouth students since joining the team. She is in the top 10% of Most Requested Tutors and has helped multiple students earn perfect section scores on both the SAT and ACT. A Florida native, Chelsea participated in the International Baccalaureate program in high school. She then went on to earn both a Bachelor's in Biological Science and a Master's in Biology and Science Education, both from Florida State University. During her time at FSU, she worked in a laboratory and taught college-level science classes to undergraduates. She has experience teaching a wide range of students, both individually and in groups. Chelsea takes a student-led approach to tutoring, saying, "I do not give direct answers to students; instead, I prefer to ask questions that help the student work out a problem-solving process that they can apply in the future."

When she's not tutoring, Chelsea enjoys rock-climbing, cooking and playing bass guitar.
What Parents are Saying
"Chelsea is an amazing tutor: intelligent, reliable, and can relate the material in a way that her student understands."
Jeff F.
10
+ Years of Tutoring Experience

Jeff is a Premium Tutor who has worked with over 350 students since joining the Applerouth team in 2012. A professional with degrees in both political science and teaching, Jeff has worked with multiple students who have gone on to achieve perfect section scores on their college admissions tests. He also assists our creative team by editing content for our books. Jeff believes that effective practice requires students to have a goal in mind: "To use a baseball analogy, smart ballplayers don't try to hit home runs in batting practice. Rather, they simulate game situations and ask themselves, "Given this situation, how would I react?" Similarly, whenever you do your homework or take a mock test, you should always practice with a purpose in mind."

When he's not tutoring, you can find Jeff hiking, traveling, or volunteering.
What Parents are Saying
"Jeff has been a wonderful communicator with us as parents! My daughter has mentioned several times how helpful and clear Jeff is in their sessions. I appreciate his session feedback and look forward to seeing the results of this partnership!"
Tom B.
12
+ Years of Tutoring Experience

Tom is a longtime Premium Tutor and the Director of Tutor Services here at Applerouth. Tom earned a Bachelors of Science with a Double Major in Economics and Finance Magna Cum Laude at the University of South Alabama before earning his MBA from the University of Rochester, focusing on both Corporate Accounting and Finance. After working in the finance world for several years, Tom went back to school, earned teaching certifications in Broad Field Business, Economics, and History at the University of Georgia, and taught high school for over 13 years. Since joining the team in 2011, Tom has tutored over 850 students and is one of our Top 10 Most-Requested Tutors of all time. Tom has tutored multiple students who have achieved perfect section scores and perfect composite scores on the SAT and ACT. He sums up his tutoring philosophy simply and decisively: "Take a two pronged approach: master the material and master the test."

When Tom isn't tutoring, you can find him fishing, driving his trademark red Camaro, and - most importantly - spending time with his family.
What Parents are Saying
"Tom is an amazing tutor; he does a great job of preparing his students and really connects with them. Fabulous!"
Sarah F.
10
+ Years of Tutoring Experience

Sarah is a Premium Tutor who has tutored over 140 students since joining the team in 2013. Sarah earned a degree in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College before moving on to do graduate work in Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Georgia Tech. Once she started PhD work, however, she realized that her true love was teaching, rather than research. She tutors SAT/ACT, math of all levels, as well as chemistry, physics and other sciences. Sarah's broad base of knowledge, combined with her dedication to her students, has cemented her place in our top 10% of Most Requested Tutors. Her dedication pays off: several of her students have achieved perfect section or composite scores in their SATs and ACTs. In addition to tutoring, Sarah serves as our Math Specialist, creating content for our books and online practice; she is the Applerouth authority on the SAT and ACT's math problems! Sarah's tutoring philosophy focuses on breaking difficult problems into steps: "It is good to keep the big picture in mind, but the best approach to most any problem is to take things one step at a time.

The small steps can be completely manageable even when the big picture seems overwhelming." When Sarah isn't tutoring, she knits, bakes, and sings in a choir.
What Parents are Saying
"My daughter likes Sarah's style and the way she helps her break things into pieces. She feels that Sarah is already helping her better understand the concepts."
Shara-Sue C.
9
+ Years of Tutoring Experience

Shara-Sue is a Premium Tutor and a Tutor Manager for the Atlanta and Chicago markets. Since joining Applerouth in 2014, Shara-Sue has tutored over 1,000 students, several of whom have gone on to achieve perfect section scores on both the SAT and ACT. Shara-Sue's dedication and infectious enthusiasm are impossible to miss: she is one of Applerouth's Top 10 Most Requested Tutors and won the company-wide Above and Beyond Award in 2015 for her willingness to go the extra mile for her students and their families. Before joining Applerouth, Shara-Sue taught in the public school system for several years. Shara-Sue describes her tutoring style as "lively, adaptive, energetic, visual, and auditory." She works hard to empower her students and build their confidence as they get ready for test day.

When she's not tutoring, Shara-Sue creates art, travels everywhere she can, and enjoys all the cultural and artistic events Atlanta has to offer!
What Parents are Saying
"Shara-Sue is the most incredible tutor! We are so appreciative of her and of Applerouth's matching us with her. We are so thrilled with the help and leadership she has provided our daughters, who adore her. She is truly wonderful."

STUDENT CASE STUDY

Sophomore & Senior Sisters Conquer Their Fears of Math

Background

Alex was a senior who came to us in need of some support in her math classes – specifically, statistics. She was matched with one of our Premium Tutors, with whom she developed a very supportive ongoing relationship. As she moved through her high school math classes and into college, Alex had concerns about college statistics and worked closely with her Applerouth tutor until she felt more confident. She did well and passed her stat class!

Chloe, Alex’s sophomore sister, also struggled with math. Seeing Alex’s success, Chloe ended up working with that same tutor throughout her high school math courses. Chloe also continued working with the tutor into her college years, and had similar success with her college-level math classes. We saw both sisters ask for help when they needed it, nip those problem areas in the bud before getting overwhelmed, and overcome their discomforts with math altogether.

Approach

  • Alex was having a hard time with statistics, so she sought tutoring help with Applerouth. We paired her up with a supportive math expert who gave her personalized guidance to tackle all her doubts.
  • Her tutor focused on building up Alex’s self-belief, which is key to conquering academic anxiety.
  • Her younger sister Chloe saw first-hand the benefits of reaching out for help with math anxiety, so she ended up using the same tutor! They worked with this tutor throughout their high school years, and were able to gain more and more self-confidence as they progressed through the grades. 
  • Alex and Chloe both utilized our tutor’s continued support in college in order to have a smooth transition and continued success. This is a great show of self-awareness; they both knew that they would reach success more quickly by stopping the anxiety and uncertainty they were having in their math subjects before it could grow too much.

Outcome

Alex and Chloe both excelled academically in high school and sought support for college-level statistics, showing a great example of how that openness to getting some guidance can inspire those around them to reach out before feeling overwhelmed.

*Student's name and likeness have been changed for privacy.

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