"You guys have been amazing and I will use you
again with my younger daughter without hesitation!
Your tutors are truly the cream of the crop. Your
company has done wonders to prepare Maddy for
some really difficult classes. Thank you again from
the bottom of our hearts!"
- Daralina P, Mother of Maddy,
12th Grader at Monte Vista High School
Compass specializes in online and in-person tutoring across a wide range of academic subjects. From middle school, through high school, and into college, our tutoring can help students stay on pace and get ahead.
Compass has a deep and talented team of subject-specific experts ready to begin custom programs that complement your coursework. Many of our tutors have advanced degrees in the subjects that students struggle with the most.
Academic tutoring begins with an assessment of your needs. Our tutors can follow along with the curriculum provided by the teacher or professor but they can also provide supplemental work to shore up concepts learned in the classroom.
Our one-on-one academic tutors provide individualized instruction, attention, and support with subject content. Academic programs are very flexible, with pay-as-you-go and package options.
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A SAMPLE OF OUR ACADEMIC TUTORS:
Courtney works full-time for NASA and tutors part-time for Compass. She specializes in English and communications, and she possesses a doctoral degree in Education. She has taught various English courses for charter and public schools and has tutored for standardized tests, speech, and writing for over 10 years. Courtney loves helping and motivating students to be the best they can be.
Amir graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has been working as a tutor for 15 years as a math and science specialist, helping students build their confidence and reach their maximum potential. Outside of tutoring Amir likes to stay active with tennis, volleyball, yoga, and hiking.
Christen graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Biochemistry, and will be pursuing a MD in the future. While attending USC, she volunteered as a tutor for students in the area. After graduation, she continued tutoring, focusing in math, science, and standardized test prep.
Aaron is from upstate New York and has two master's degrees in Environmental Science and Journalism. He's taught and tutored in a variety of places, including Chicago, Washington DC, and Jeju Island, South Korea. This year, he'd like to learn how to design his own crossword puzzles.
Muffy graduated with a double major in Anthropology and American Studies. In addition to having a vibrant tutoring and screenwriting career, Muffy volunteers at a number of non-profits, including 826LA - an educational support provider - and local animal rescues.
Andrew majored in Bioengineering at Stanford, then got a Master's in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UCSB. Andrew is now a PhD student in Biology at USC, conducting his doctoral research at a biomedical research laboratory in the Bay Area. In addition to tutoring, Andrew's hobbies include basketball and strategy games.
Samantha is currently at Northwestern University completing her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has a background in Economics, English, and Psychology. At Compass, she loves to engage with students and build connections while preparing them for tests; she is a firm believer that a strong connection between tutor and student is where insight begins.
Zach graduated from Northwestern University where he double majored in Cognitive Science and Theater. Zach is skilled and versatile, having worked with students from ages 5-25, ranging from standardized testing to Gifted and Talented programs, and even with adult learners for the GED.
Madhu graduated from Rice University with a degree in Neuroscience. Throughout college, she mentored middle school and high school students in STEM subjects through after-school programs. At Compass, she focuses on tutoring math and science. When she is not tutoring students, she enjoys cooking, reading, and exploring Houston's food scene.
Tanjir graduated with High Distinction from UC Berkeley, where he studied political science. Originally from Virginia, Tanjir began his tutoring journey by helping low-income students with their math and English homework in the Hampton Roads area. Aside from tutoring, Tanjir enjoys volunteering for the LGBT National Help Center and making friends with Oakland's neighborhood cats.
Study Skills and Organizational Coaching (SSOC)
Now more than ever, students are being called upon to take responsibility for their own learning experience. Compass’s Study Skills and Organizational Coaching is designed to help students develop the study, time management, and organizational skills to help them stay on track.
Where academic tutoring is focused on helping students learn material that is being taught in class, SSOC is focused on helping students apply systems like the Pomodoro System of Time Management or the Cornell Note-Taking Method. A Compass-trained SSOC tutor will work with your student to develop a system of studying and organization that works for your student: no more missed deadlines, last-minute cram sessions, or wasted time searching through unintelligible notes. This program goes beyond just monitoring schoolwork: our goal is to equip students with skills they can take with them to college and beyond.
Compass focuses on customized, one-on-one tutoring. We take the time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, then make personalized recommendations. Your college goals, your learning style, your schedule, even your extracurricular interests—we take all of this into account in matching you with the ideal instructors. Read more about our approach.
We always look forward to sharing our expertise, either in a conversation or in our free College Admission Testing Guide.
We began working with Compass when our oldest daughter was a sophomore to get her more prepared for the SAT. From the start, they and their tutors have exceeded all expectations. My daughter enjoyed meeting with the tutors and gained more tools, tips, and practice than we could ever have hoped for. We were so pleased that we engaged Compass to work with our younger daughter and in both cases their scores and confidence improved immensely! My opinion of Compass and their tutors is so high that when my daughter sought help for her AP Calc BC class, I immediately reached out to Compass, and they connected us with the perfect tutor. They have proven to vastly differentiate themselves from any other tutoring or SAT prep organization. They are worth every penny and I can’t recommend them more highly!Susan T, Mother of Sasha, 11th Grader at Palos Verdes High School
We are so grateful for all you did to help Crystal understand how to study with dyslexia and be the best student she could be. Your tutors were exceptional and so caring about Crystal's needs and challenges. The good news - she has gone on to graduate with honors and will attend her first-choice university. Thank you so much!Jen T, Mother of Crystal, 12th Grader at St. Francis High School
Our three kids each attended different high schools and had unique strengths and challenges. We used Compass for tutoring for the ACT for all three kids, and also for some supplemental math tutoring for our daughter. Each of our kids’ ACT scores improved dramatically as a direct result of the Compass tutors’ guidance. And our daughter’s understanding and achievement in her school math class also improved noticeably. Perhaps best of all, Compass managed to match our kids with tutors who perfectly fit each of our kids’ unique personalities and learning needs, in addition to being talented, courteous, and reliable. And the Compass directors and office staff were always accessible, attentive and responsive. A 100% pleasant and positive experience all the way around.Jan L, Mother of Andrea, 12th Grader at Marin Catholic High School