Give Virtual Education a Boost with These Online Tutors

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Distance learning has its perks—and, let’s face it— its challenges. Getting to log in to class in your PJ bottoms is nice, but online schooling means kids aren’t getting the one-on-one time they may receive in a classroom. A personal tutor takes the guesswork out of getting a child to stay focused during a lesson. The following tutoring companies are offering online platforms that let your kids get the help they need from the comfort of their own home. If your child needs literal face time, these DC tutoring companies will also come to you.  Scroll down for the best online tutoring options  to round out your kiddo’s education and ensure they stay on track this year.

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Grade Potential

Grade Potential offers the most extensive menu of subjects, promising tutoring in every subject your child can take from elementary through high school, and even including college tutoring and test prep tutoring. They also offer tutoring seven days a week, from early morning to late night, perfect for working around your busy schedule. Though they do still offer in-person sessions, they have migrated most students and tutors to their online platform, making tutoring even easier and more convenient. Plus, without the overhead of a physical location, they promise lower costs to you.


Club Z! Tutoring Services

Club Z! promises availability 24/7 with a 98% satisfaction rate and an increase of two letter grades in two months. If you’re looking for grade-driven results, Club Z! might be exactly what you need. They offer tutoring in several subjects including pre-k, foreign language, and study skills. Plus, they have tutoring specifically for kiddos with ADHD or learning disabilities.  This service comes with a guarantee; if they don’t find you the right tutor, they’ll cover the cost of your first hour of tutoring.  Need help face-to-face, they can also come to you. 


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Kumon offers reading and math learning. They offer sessions for preschoolers and for advanced learners with an assessment to determine whether your child needs to catch up a bit or is ready to move ahead of the pack. What really sets Kumon apart is that tutor-led instruction includes independent work. Kumon determines where your child may have gaps in their foundational learning, then encourages your child to engage in self-learning to fill those gaps and build on their new foundation. Unlike traditional tutoring, where an instructor offers knowledge that your child may or may not fully grasp, Kumon allows your child to feel the thrill of seeking out education on their own and putting it to use. Kumon offers an online platform, but their regional centers are open and available for face-to-face help. 

Locations: Georgetown, Arlington-Yorktown, Bethesda-Brookmont, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, McLean, Falls Church, Kensington


Launch Math & Science Centers

Launch offers a robust menu of tutoring options  that focus on math and science. Launch makes math and science fun, but perhaps one of its most unique and useful features is that they make the work provided by your child’s school the focus of each session. Each minute of the session will not only ensure your child is gaining a better understanding of the subject, but is productively spent on work that gets counted towards their grades rather than random practice assignments.They have remote learning support, called Launch Study Hall, as well as summer and holiday camps, enrichment classes, and even an option to customize a class for your child and a few friends.


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If your kid does well in school overall but they struggle with tests, is the answer. With thousands of questions from the most-given major tests, your student will have plenty of chances to practice their testing skills in a low-pressure environment long before the big day arrives. offers printables, interactive games, and practice tests so that the learning is always fun and interesting. They use a unique system to help your child reinforce existing abilities and beat common test-taking mistakes so that they can knock it out of the park when they take the real test.


—Wendy Miller


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