We have a wide range of experiences using various academic curricula and intervention programs. Many of our team members have experience using Orton-Gillingham or similar multi-sensory approach for teaching reading and writing, but that is just the start. We have educators with experience teaching Singapore Math, Reading Mastery, Seeing Stars, Read Naturally, Saxon Math, Words Their Way, SPIRE, Wilson, Barton, i-Ready, Math Wise, Leveled Literacy, Step Up to Writing, Lucy Calkins, Moving Beyond the Page, and many others.
We believe all children can excel academically, regardless of their unique learning needs, their current standing in school, or their socioeconomic status.
We really do, and our enthusiasm is infectious. It might sound obvious, but students truly learn best from teachers who are passionate about their work. We promise to go above and beyond to help your child become their best.
Our number one goal is to unlock your child’s potential and get results. We take that responsibility seriously and are consistently driving toward measurable academic results for all of our students.
We do not use a cookie-cutter curriculum or a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning. We start by assessing student learning needs and goals. Then, we develop lesson plans and tailor approach in order to meet the unique needs of each student.
Finding the right educator for your child’s learning goals and learning style is absolutely essential. We take the guesswork out of this process and match every child with the best fit tutor. We start with a thorough (and free) consultation where we better understand the student’s academic goals, needs, and learning style. From there, we connect each child with the best tutor to help them excel.
We do not have a physical office location. Instead, we meet you where it’s most convenient; many families prefer to meet in home, and some families prefer to meet a public location, like a nearby library or coffee shop. We also don’t have fixed business hours—we tutor students all days of the week, most hours of the day, so scheduling is very flexible to meet your needs. Additionally, you are NOT locked into a contract for a minimum number of tutoring hours. Most families pay weekly based on services provided that week, and hours per week can vary based on what your child needs. We make a plan that works for your child and your family’s busy schedule.
Our teachers have diverse skill sets and have been trained in a variety of intervention programs. That said, we do not use a single pre-determined curriculum for all students because there is no silver bullet program that will meet the needs of all learners. We start by informally assessing your child to get a sense for his/her strengths and areas for growth; then, we develop a learning plan that is 100% unique for each student with specific academic goals, learning objectives, and metrics of success. We tailor every lesson to meet the needs and goals of each student. Additionally, we provide families with a post-session action plan that summarizes what was covered during the session and provides suggested practice items and resources to utilize until the next tutoring session.
Success in school is determined by multiple factors. While we support students with mastering academic content, we also focus on executive functioning skills, which, in many cases, take a student from good to great or help a student who is on the edge of failure get back on track. Executive functioning skills include being able to prioritize and manage time appropriately, chunk big assignments into smaller pieces and backwards plan from a deadline, and start a project and follow through to completion. These are the soft skills that undergird success in school and career.
"When we started with our Thrive tutor last August, our son was earning Cs or less across the board. He ended this past school year with almost all As and one B. The best part though is his newly found confidence and desire to do well in school."
"My daughter is 8 years old, and she has struggled with reading since I can remember. We started with Thrive Tutoring about six months ago when the school told us she was behind. Since then, we have seen a vast improvement. She is starting 3rd grade on grade level or ahead. Even bedtime story reading was like pulling teeth, but now she asks us to read every night. We’ve seen a night and day difference in her."
"Math has been a endless struggle for my son. For years, it just didn’t click for him, and he had gotten quite far behind. I wished I had reached out sooner to get help. Our tutor has been game changing for him. He is doing well in math for the first time, and he actually enjoys it. Our tutor has also made math homework and studying for tests much less stressful than it used to be."
"My child is in the gifted and talented program, and she still isn’t quite challenged enough at school. We needed a tutor who could get creative with her to provide enrichment that takes her skills to the next level, especially in math and writing. We finally found that in our Thrive tutor. Our daughter looks forward to each session because they are fun and engaging. We are thoroughly pleased."
"I’ve had a hard time finding a tutoring company that can truly help us with executive functioning. My son has had a hard time staying on top of his assignments, planning ahead, and following through. We needed someone who could teach him how to develop a weekly plan, manage his time, create study plans, stay organized, etc. He needed someone to hold him accountable that wasn’t me or his dad. We found that here with our Thrive tutor and couldn’t be happier. Best decision for our son."
“The best, the best, the best!! I don’t know how you found this tutor, but she is the perfect match for our children and is the full package for what they need to learn and grow. She is a keeper!”
“Thank you Thrive team for helping my child excel. She is a good writer, but in order to get into her top colleges, she has to be a great writer. The improvements we have seen are extraordinary.”
“My daughter has significant learning challenges, but since she started working with her Thrive tutor, she is FINALLY learning. And, for the first time, she actually feels confident and excited to learn. She truly looks forward to her sessions”
"My son was really struggling with Algebra and in just half a semester working with Thrive, his grade increased over ten points. Thank you for helping him be successful and confident."
“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of a true education.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.