What People Say

Working with Essie at Pittsburgh tutor has been a game changer for my son who struggles in school. He is always in a great mood after tutoring because he feels good about his learning when he is there and with each session his confidence in his own abilities is growing. Essie is one of the best teachers I have met, not only has she worked so well with my son on things that he normally avoids like the plague but she has also given me crucial advice about school choice, what kinds of accommodations to seek at school and things to do at home to help him. I’ve hired her to come to parent teacher conferences and a meeting with a director of student services at a district we were thinking of moving to. She has taught me invaluable lessons about how to advocate for my son and she has taught my son invaluable lessons about his own capabilities. I don’t know much yet about the other tutors but I can see that Essie has very high standards and holds the other tutors in very high regard. Highly recommended!
Emily Z.
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!
Laura J.
My son receives language arts and math tutoring from Pittsburgh Tutors. Essie and her staff are exceptional! They are patient, dedicated, and thorough. They provide me with a detailed progress report after every session so that I know what they are working on and towards. She provides more than academic support. She is helping my son attain skills that will make him a successful student and adult. She keeps in contact with his teachers and assists me with anything that she can to help my son achieve his personal and academic goals. I am grateful for the services they provide to my family.
Tamesia V.
We were immediately struck by Roman’s friendly and positive attitude and his ability to get the best out of our 15 year old son. He made Algebra 2 tutoring, homework, and test preparation way less difficult than we would have expected. While no kid looks forward to tutoring-time, our son never complained about his sessions with Roman. On top of it all, Roman is successful at what he does – our son is doing very well in his Math course and is confident in his Math abilities!
Essie and her team are incredible – I cannot imagine finding a more supportive and caring environment, or more personalized attention. The sessions have been engaging and interesting, and the recommendations on how to meet our kids needs have been amazingly on target, adapting to their progress. The feedback is useful, and they have been very responsive to our input. Most importantly, the results have been wonderful! Our kids have learned so much, beyond our expectations. We will always be so appreciative of them going way beyond the call of duty to help our kids in the most effective way. Thank you!
Michelle M.
Pittsburgh tutor has been such an amazing and positive place for my 14 year old daughter who has struggled so much with Math over the years. Leah, who has been my daughters tutor, has done such a phenomenal job working with her. She takes the time to really focus on what it is that Our daughter needs to work on and does a great job teaching her the skills that she needs. Leah has boosted our daughters confidence in math and has helped her Bring her grade up tremendously to a grade that we haven’t seen in years.
Erin J.
Essie is nothing short of a miracle worker! I took my son to her for reading help toward the end of his second grade year. He was more than a year behind grade level expectations, struggling terribly and convinced that no amount of effort was going to help him learn to read. Under Essie’s guidance, he gained the reading skills to catch up with expectations for his grade level in mere months and learned that reading doesn’t have to be the punishment he thought it was. The progress he made from week to week was truly astonishing. It was like Essie turned on a reading light bulb in his brain. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to work with Essie.
Nicole W.
Essie is an outstanding teacher. She wrangled my daughter back into great standing academically in such a short time. I can’t stress enough how well she worked with my daughter. She has a way of tapping into my kids head and unlocking infinite possibilities of learning. Looking forward to the next school year and so is my child. Essie made learning fun and it’s great to see the confidence back in my child. Thank you.
Peter K.
We have nothing but positives to say about Pittsburgh Tutor, particularly my son Will’s tutor. We are very thankful for Sophia and the online sessions they have had together twice a week for the past couple years. Will has always loved math, science and geography, but was far less enthusiastic when it came to reading books. Sophia has certainly changed that! He looks forward to their tutoring sessions, and that’s a real testament to Sophia. She is smart, kind, patient and a wonderful communicator. Their sessions are invaluable, plus the follow-up summary emails she sends (detailing each session) are a nice bonus for us parents. We would definitely recommend Sophia to anyone looking for a tutor for their children. My wife and I are very grateful to her and the administrative folks at Pittsburgh Tutor.
James H.
We are so thankful for Pittsburgh Tutor! Melissa's approach is professional, yet warm and encouraging, and she has just the right mixture of structure and creativity to keep tutoring moving forward. We especially appreciate the way she acknowledges different learning styles and can make several approaches to the same material to be sure that it is incorporated into the student's fund of knowledge. Always positive and constructive, she has made a huge difference in both the material my daughter has learned, and in her approach to mastering new material. And I can't say enough about what a great communicator Essie is! It's really been a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Pittsburgh Tutor to anyone who needs to augment their child's education.
Kathleen D.
Tutors worked with our HS teens on math and statistics. Their tutors are super welcoming, accommodating, patient, and dedicated to making sure that students understand the material. Our teens gained mastery of the concepts and we are most appreciative for the work of these tutors. They make a Difference!
Ellen H.
My son came to meet with Pittsburgh tutor in September and was at a first grade reading level. He has rapidly improved since then. The latest test scores had him at a 3.7. I am very pleased with the work that has been done. With this improvement, he has become more confident in himself and more passionate about reading!!
Amanda G.
My daughter has been seeing Angelique for several months now and she has truly been helpful with regards to my daughters comprehension of 7th grade math concepts. My daughter was skeptical at first, because her previous tutor had moved on and she loved them, but she was pleasantly surprised and quickly (by the end of the first session), knew that Angelique was a good match for her. My daughter can be particular and if she doesn't feel a connection with the tutor she will express that and it will be difficult for her to go to the tutoring sessions. So I highly recommend Angelique for tutoring services, she is thoughtful, explains concepts clearly, gives additional work as needed and has been a huge asset to my daughter, who has been getting A's in math. That is probably the greatest recommendation I could give, A's in math!
Lisa H.
We have two daughters 4 and 6 (pre school, first grade) who have been going to Pittsburgh Tutor for the past few months. It has been a wonderful experience and I'm very grateful. Essie Blader is incredibly expert, experienced, responsive and kind and she made it very easy to get our kids started at the optimal level of learning for them, and made us feel very confident that our kids are getting the exact help they need. Their tutors, Mikayla and Harriet are also excellent. Our daughters have so much fun with them while learning and it's wonderful to see their excitement and engagement in learning. Our kids are both making tremendous progress and I can't recommend Pittsburgh tutor, Essie, Mikayla and Harriet highly enough.
Jenn C.
Essie has a passion for serving children and it shows in everything she does. Initially, Essie tutored my daughter directly. My daughter was struggling to manage certain learning challenges. As my daughter grew older she transitioned to her current tutor, Liz. Liz balances challenging and supporting my daughter masterfully, and my daughter loves working with her. She’s now a high honor roll student and her academic confidence has blossomed. During the pandemic, my son also began working with Pittsburgh Tutor. He’s 6 years old and works with Rose. Rose is fantastic and has really helped him improve his phonemic awareness and reading. He’s more confident and looks forward to working with her in person or remotely! Nothing but good things to say about Pittsburgh Tutor.
Tishekia W.
Working with Mikayla has been beneficial for the entire family. Mikayla works well with our high school student to improve his focus, comprehension, and output on assignments, with an emphasis on writing. Weekly sessions have greatly improved the high schooler’s executive functioning and confidence. We appreciate the tools Mikayla has introduced to keep all of us - parents, teachers, and the high schooler on the same page. After each session, Mikayla sends the family a summary email with an assignment tracker spreadsheet showing the status of each assignment. The chaos is managed and Mikayla minimizes the school work stress for all of us.
Dorie T.