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How a Learn To Be tutor boosted grades and confidence on her way to the Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Mehreen Mohammed, a Learn To Be tutor, celebrated the major growth and achievements of her elementary aged student with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
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How a Learn To Be tutor earned the PVSA by helping his student with the fundamentals of math

Maanav earned the PVSA Award after tutoring for almost 50 hours, and helped boost his student’s grades and confidence along the way.
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How a Learn To Be tutor helped his 2nd grade student improve his math scores by over 50 points

Through online tutoring, Shreyansh brought his student’s math benchmark score from the 39th percentile to the 91st percentile!
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Why PVSA recipient William chose to tutor with Learn To Be

William earned the PVSA after tutoring for over 300 hours and helping his student get to grade level after being 5 grade levels behind!
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Aditi earned the PVSA after tutoring a 6th grader in math for 110 hours

Aditi earned the PVSA after tutoring a 6th grader in math for 110 hours

5 Ways to be a Better Virtual Tutor

How to utilize Zoom and other online classrooms to improve your tutoring

How to Have a Great 1st Tutoring Session

I’ve been tutoring regularly for the past 2+ years, and the most common questions I hear from my fellow peer tutors all surround their very first tutoring session with their student.

On Truly Accessible Learning

The core of our efforts stem from the tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal — to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life.

Perspectives from the Field: LTB tutor Natasha Batalha

Learn To Be Tutor, Natasha Batalha, writes about her life experiences and journey as a tutor.

How to Use Videos in Your Tutoring Sessions

It isn’t cheating to have someone else explain a topic!

Perspectives from the Field: LTB tutor Megan Barrett

Learn To Be Tutor, Megan Barrett, writes about her life experiences and journey as a tutor.

What is the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and How Can You Get Involved?

Don't just volunteer, get recognized. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes volunteers that are committed to helping others. Here at Learn To Be, we pride ourselves on being a PVSA Certifying Organization.

The Best Community Service Opportunity: Virtual Tutoring

Looking for community service opportunities near you? Many organizations offer ways to complete your community service hours online. Become a virtual tutor with Learn To Be and make an impact from the comfort of your own home while completing your service hours.

Different Styles of Tutoring in the World

Embrace the diversity of learning styles and elevate your tutoring game! Dive into the fascinating world of visual, auditory, physical, social, solitary, and logical learning techniques, and uncover the pros and cons of each style.

Math Resources That Every Tutor Should Get Their Hands On

Math is one of the trickiest subjects for students to understand. Having access to various resources and tools is essential to tutoring. Look no further than these top online math tutoring tools. From puzzles to interactive games, these resources can help you teach math in a fun and engaging way.

The Best Tools & Resources For Online Tutoring

Looking for ways to improve your online tutoring sessions? Look no further than these top online tutoring tools. From virtual whiteboards to interactive presentations, these resources can help make your lessons more engaging and effective.

How to Build Confidence With Your Student

As teachers and tutors, we play a vital role in shaping the confidence of our students. By creating a safe learning environment, supporting them through mistakes, and providing constructive feedback, we can help build their self-esteem and encourage them to reach their full potential.

Learn To Be Summer Study Buddies

Did you know that your child can lose months of learning over the summer? When not at school, children don't revisit topics and concepts that they learned in the previous year that are vital for the next grade level. To keep from children falling behind, we are launching a free online summer camp to help students stay on track this summer!

Money shouldn't dictate access to education

We want to live in a world where all kids have access to a great education.