Help prepare your child to meet the demands of Common Core and beyond!
School expectations have increased dramatically in recent years. Students may need additional academic support to maintain a healthy sense of self while striving to meet these demands. Additionally, teaching methods also have changed, leaving parents unsure of how best to help their children. Parents may want to offer enrichment activities to better prepare their children for the upcoming year, or to help their student achieve on standardized tests. Pittsburgh Tutor will travel to you or see clients at our location in Regent Square. We also will meet with students at the library or another location of your choosing. Please contact us to discuss your child’s specific needs, and for more information about scheduling and rates.
Pittsburgh Tutor offers year-round SAT, ACT and Keystone Test Prep.
Pittsburgh Tutor has been a life-saver for our family and our 9th grader! Ms. Essie worked hard to connect us with the perfect tutor for our daughter. She responds immediately to any communication we send and is very accommodating. Her goal is our goal; to address our child’s specific tutoring needs and to find a time when it works best for our schedule. As for our tutor: We could not be happier with Ms. Keri – she is kind, incredibly smart and knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, and has taught our daughter valuable studying and test-taking skills in addition to helping her with specific subject knowledge. I absolutely cannot say enough about how wonderful Pittsburgh Tutor is – and especially Ms. Keri!
My children have been receiving services from Pittsburgh Tutor since the summer of 2016. After their first session I knew this was a great fit for my children. All three of my children asked if they could go to reading class (tutoring) instead of summer camp. Soon they were engaged in a book study around a classic children’s novel and answering text dependent questions. Over the course of the 16-17 school year my children completed two additional books on top of daily school work. The members of the Pittsburgh Tutor staff are supportive and genuinely care about students’ academic progress. We will be with this group of educators for years to come!
My daughter has been seeing Essie for almost a year now and what a huge difference she has made in her school work. My daughter clicks with her and that is important. When learning at a young age, it’s important to make it fun and helps her to enjoy her school studies.
Fantastic service. My daughter actually enjoys her math sessions and has shown great progress. Would highly recommend.
Essie has been a wonderful support to my son and helping me to understand how to best approach common core. Her patience and encouragement have helped my son improve with reading and math while giving him more confidence. She even goes the extra mile to contact teachers and to make sure instruction fits his needs as well as the curriculum focused on in school. I am so thankful for her service and my son looks forward to his sessions. I would highly recommend Pittsburgh Tutor to anyone!
Pittsburgh Tutor has been very helpful and accommodating for my son. My specific tutor is very knowledgeable of the content area and in genuinely vested in my son grasping the content. In addition, Essie does a great job checking in to make sure things are going well, and addressing any concerns in a timely manner.
Pittsburgh Tutor, LLC under the guidance of Essie Blader, has not only brought my daughter’s math and science grades up but also has gotten her confidence back up!! She was accepted into The National Honor Society and now takes AP math and science classes. We are now having some one-on-one SAT prep work and can’t be happier!! Highly recommend!
My experience with Pittsburgh Tutor has been nothing but exceptional. Essie is great to work with and very accommodating. She found a Chemistry tutor for my sister and her grades have improved greatly! Both Essie and the tutor really care about their students. They take the time to get to know the student and even go a far as talking to the teachers of the student just to get some more insight. I’m so glad I found this company!
Essie has made a phenomenal difference in our daughter’s comprehension and confidence. We first used Essie to help our daughter gain a true understanding and comprehension of Reading in her earliest years of School. With Essie’s guidance and teachings, she is now a excellent Reader and is soaring! We are now using Essie to concentrate on her Math Skills, as 3rd Grade presents new challenges. We are truly grateful to have found Essie – she really is so talented!!
My husband and I were searching to find a math tutor for our daughter who has a learning disability. We wanted to find someone to help build her math skills for further schooling and overall life skills (time, money, budget). Although we stumbled upon Pittsburgh Tutor one day after having lunch at a nearby restaurant, I knew it was the place for my daughter after just speaking with Essie. Essie listened to my concerns as a parent and developed a plan of action after a few math assessments with my daughter. Essie has been tutoring my daughter for over six months and since that time my daughter’s math skills have significantly improved, along with her level of confidence and critical thinking skills. My daughter actually looks forward to the tutoring sessions. Essie has been a God send, she is patient, creative, and fun to work with. Thank you Essie and Pittsburgh Tutor for making a difference in my daughter’s life!
Essie has a unique ability to motivate students by making difficult tasks become fun. After working with Essie our son was much more confident in his abilities. This fostered improved academics in areas that previously proved to be a challenge. I highly recommend Essie and her team.
Kelsey has been going to Pittsburgh Tutor for over a year now. Her grades and confidence have improved tremendously. Essie and her staff are the best tutors in the area!
Both of my children greatly benefited from Carolina’s instruction at Pittsburgh Tutor. I believe their time spent once a week gave them the boost they needed to get into AP courses this year. Best of all she came to my house! Which is great when both parents are working.
Essie has the compassionate and caring approach that has allowed her to get through to our son, who can be very challenging. She has the confidence to work through difficult situations with him, and to help him gain his own confidence in learning. She even joined us when we met with his school to help guide his daily teaching in a positive way. She is truly committed to getting him to where he needs to be. In just 7 months he has gone from complete avoidance of reading as a subject to catching up to his class reading level. Outstanding!
Essie has been GREAT with providing tutoring sessions for my daughter who has been struggling with reading. My daughter has increased in the sight words she is able to read as well as blending letter sounds to read new words. Essie is patient and thorough and my daughter who will be entering 3rd grade actually enjoys her tutoring sessions!
Essie and Dave have been tutoring my daughter for several months now and the difference that it has made in her academic success has been incredible. In some classes, she has improved 2 or 3 letter grades! Their superb teaching style and genuine concern for my daughter’s academic progress has resulted in a new confidence and zest for learning. My only regret is not having discovered Essie and Dave sooner.
Our 11 year old Sam, has really had an opportunity to benefit from working with Essie and David. This helped him make the honor roll last semester and we are already off to a good start this new semester. Both are courteous, smart and goal oriented, best of all Sam looks forward to working with them! A+.
My son has grown socially and academically from working with Essie because of the structure and calm she achieves with her students, my son is able to focus, follow directions, and complete assignments. My son feels comfortable being able to ask Essie questions and voice any concerns he has. Essie encourages her students to be creative and independent. She gives her students clear instructions so they understand what is expected of them. I also feel like she truly gets to know each child as an individual. She knows their strengths and weaknesses and tries to really get the best out of everyone.
We really love the work that Essie is doing with our daughter, Kennedy. Essie is very prepared and engages our daughter and makes the hour they spend together a lot of fun. We have seen a noticeable improvement in Kennedy’s confidence and enthusiasm for math and reading since she started working with Essie. Can’t recommend her highly enough.
Essie is a talented teacher and a very special person who is able to connect with children and parents alike to help nurture the child and their family in order to help them thrive. She is that one special teacher that we all remember from our childhoods. Although my daughter is only in second grade, I believe that Essie will always be that one special teacher for her.
Essie has a passion to encourage the kids to be the best they can be. She is always prepared to help them succeed at every level. Essie truly defined what a teacher should be. She met and exceeded all my expectations.
Essie is genuinely caring of each of her students. This is reflected in how they react in her presence and in the eagerness and excitement they have for learning. Her written and verbal communication skills are excellent. Her instructions are easily understood by the children, as well as by the parents.
Essie has been very instrumental in helping to identify my son’s difficulty with learning, specifically reading and writing. She has displayed a great deal of patience and genuine concern for him – both his personal, as well as educational growth. I continue to be impressed with Essie and her willingness to go above and beyond for her students.
I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Essie this year and would recommend her. She has had a very positive impact and influence on my grandson.
Essie is an amazing teacher in many ways! She is able to see the “individual” in each child and therefore is able to direct her instruction to ensure that each child learns in his or her best way. The ability to differentiate instruction is not one that all teachers possess. I feel this makes Essie stand out as an exceptional teacher.
My son excelled with Essie, giving credit to her fabulous teaching skills. All the children love her. From what I’ve witnessed she has a wonderful relationship with everyone, parents and children. I love her demeanor with children. She’s so very calm and patient with them.