One-on-One Tutoring

For students who work best in an individualized environment and require flexible scheduling

Work with Prime Learning Center's top tutors, graduates of top colleges and experts in their subjects. We offer Subject tutoring and Test Prep tutoring for students of all ages-from elementary school to Advanced Placement to college level instruction.

When you buy minimum of 10 hours per block (5 sessions) of One-on-One Tutoring, you're free to use them on any subject, with any tutor.


Subject Tutoring Test Prep Tutoring
AP Subject SAT/ACT
Math AP/SAT Subject Prep
Science TJHSST Prep / SSAT Prep
English TOEFL
many more GRE

One-on-One Tutoring: SAT Prep

One-on-One classes allow for more personalized instruction for your student's needs. These classes are ideal for students who prefer private tutorng or whose schedules are too complicated for standard classes.

Why Choose Prime Learning Center?

  • Flexible Approach: PLC tutors realize that not every student learns the same way. Tutors account for the student’s unique needs and consider multiple perspectives when preparing and executing lessons.
  • First-hand Experience: Our tutors have achieved excellent scores in the SAT subjects they tutor. They have in-depth knowledge about not only the content of the test but also effective test-taking strategies, making them more qualified than other teachers.
  • Tutoring Material: These days, students can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of resources that are available to them--from countless name-brand study guides to online programs. We have reviewed a wide variety of SAT materials and use what students and tutors have found work. We create comprehensive custom syllabi and lesson plans to make sure students get the most out of their courses.
  • Guided Practice: Students are taught precisely what skills they need and given guided practice. Homework is an important part of our curriculum, as continual reinforcement is vital to improving one's score.
  • Essays: Many other test prep programs do not offer students personalized writing help, but PLC's writing tutors take the time to give frequent, personalized corrections and suggestions for improvement.

One-on-one tutoring consists of 20 hours. This package includes six 3-hour sessions with the tutor, in addition to a diagnostic test and simulation test.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutors

One-on-one tutoring tuition: $1,880 for 20 hours Enroll Now

One-on-One Tutoring: ACT Prep

One-on-One classes allow for more personalized instruction for your student's needs. These classes are ideal for students who prefer private tutorng or whose schedules are too complicated for standard classes.

Why Choose Prime Learning Center?

  • Flexible Approach: PLC tutors realize that not every student learns the same way. Tutors account for the student’s unique needs and consider multiple perspectives when preparing and executing lessons.
  • First-hand Experience: Our tutors have achieved excellent scores in the ACT subjects they tutor. They have in-depth knowledge about not only the content of the test but also effective test-taking strategies, making them more qualified than other teachers.
  • Tutoring Material: These days, students can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of resources that are available to them--from countless name-brand study guides to online programs. We have reviewed a wide variety of ACT materials and use what students and tutors have found work. We create comprehensive custom syllabi and lesson plans to make sure students get the most out of their courses.
  • Guided Practice: Students are taught precisely what skills they need and given guided practice. Homework is an important part of our curriculum, as continual reinforcement is vital to improving one's score.
  • Essays: Many other test prep programs do not offer students personalized writing help, but PLC's writing tutors take the time to give frequent, personalized corrections and suggestions for improvement.

One-on-one tutoring consists of 20 hours. This package includes six 3-hour sessions with the tutor, in addition to a diagnostic test and simulation test.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutors

One-on-one tutoring tuition: $1,880 for 20 hours Enroll Now

One-on-One Tutoring: SAT Subject Test Prep

SAT Subject Tests are one-hour long exams that give students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and showcase achievement.

SAT Subject Tests are not connected to specific textbooks or teaching methods, but instead reflect what is taught in typical high school courses. For most subjects, students should consider taking the test at the end of the course.

  • Tutors will provide the best test taking strategies, the best test preparation strategies, and help students with any problem areas.
  • One-on-One classes allow for more personalized instruction for your student's needs. These classes are ideal for students who prefer private tutoring or whose schedules are too complicated for standard classes.

SAT Subject Tutor Background
Math Level 1 and Level 2 Alexandra Nguyen University of Virginia
National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2008
Physics Alexandra Nguyen University of Virginia
National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2008
Biology E/M Alexandra Nguyen University of Virginia
National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2008

One-on-one tutoring tuition: $940 for 10 hours per each subject. Enroll Now

Upcoming SAT Subject Test Dates

Click here: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-subject-test-dates

One-on-One Tutoring: AP Subject Enrichment

Whether your student is ahead in their AP class or needs help catching up, we will create an individualized curriculum.

We can help your student understand the material, work on home work issues, and get a head start on preparing for the AP test.

Prime Learning Center(PLC) tutors realize that not every student learns the same way. Our tutors are able to teach from several viewpoints and find methods that work of the individual student.

Our tutors are graduates of top universities who are experts in their subject areas and have extensive experience teaching.

One-on-One tutoring for AP Subjects offers the most flexibility: When you buy minimum of 10 hours per block (5 sessions) of One-on-One Tutoring, you're free to use them on any subject, with any tutor.

AP Subject Tutor Background
Calculus AB/BC Alexandra Nguyen University of Virginia
National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2008
Physics Alexandra Nguyen University of Virginia
National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2008
Biology Alexandra Nguyen University of Virginia
National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2008
AP Computer Science Kevin Dodd TJ Graduate
Lehigh University
AP Suject: $940 for 10 hours Enroll Now

Upcoming AP Test Dates

Click here for Upcoming AP Test Dates

One-on-One Tutoring: TJ Test Prep

One-on-One classes allow for more personalized instruction for your student's needs. These classes are ideal for students who prefer private tutorng or whose schedules are too complicated for TJ Admission Test.
"I am very excited to inform you that I have been accepted into Thomas Jefferson High School for the Freshman Class of 2022. I couldn't have done it without your help for the last 6 months. PLC greatly prepared me for both the test and the essay sections and made me feel much more comfortable during both exams. Thank you so much again, and I will definitely keep in touch during my high school career."
- From the student of Successful TJ Applicant (Class of 2022)

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) admission test was changed last year and we remain committed to giving your student the best chance for admission through expert instruction.

This class will focus on maximizing you student’s abilities in problem solving and time management. Students will be taught how to prepare themselves for the test and given strategies for test taking. Students are expected to come to class on time, complete any assignments given, and put their efforts into preparation.

Skills Focus

Reading

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Math

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Probability Combinatorics
  • Out-of-the Box Algebra
  • Geometry and Optimization

Science

  • Interpretation of Data
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Evaluation of Models
  • Inferences
  • Experimental Design

Essay

  • Essay Planning
  • Editing
  • Write Effective Essays
  • We help prepare the students for the reading section in order to help them to get the best possible score and to practice for similar standardized tests.
  • We work with students on the science section by discussing the type of information they will be presented, by practicing, and discussing test taking strategies.
  • Math preparation and enrichment will help your student on future tests, including the SAT and the ACT, and will help them develop problem solving strategies.
  • We assign essays to teach students to write effectively on topic in limited time. This allows the students to develop as readers and writes and helps the students formulate responses for the reading and the science sections of the test.
  • Give your student the best chance for admission through expert instruction and three proctored and scored simulation exams.

☞ One-on-one tutoring consists of 26 hours. This package includes ten 2-hour sessions with the tutor, in addition to a diagnostic test and two simulation tests.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" TJ Prep Tutor

  • Anna Durden — TJ Graduate, College of William & Mary, She has 6 years experience with TJHSST Exam Prep tutoring.
One-on-one tutoring tuition: $2,300 for 26 hours Enroll Now

Apply to TJHSST and Decision Process

Click here for TJHSST Admission Exam Information

2020 TJ Semifinalist - Class of 2024
Student Information Sheet(SIS) and Essay Course

The Student Information Sheet (SIS) and the Essay are the last chance a student has to make his or her case directly to the admissions officers.

The students will take the Student Information Sheet (SIS) and the Essay portion on a computer at the same site as the admissions test. The SIS is made up of three questions designed to learn about a semifinalist's prior experiences, goals, and interests. The Essay question focuses on problem solving, often with an ethical component. Students will have two hours to complete all three SIS questions and the Essay.

☞ Dates To Remember

  • TJHSST Semifinalist Pool Notification Posted: January 17, 2020
  • Entry by Applicants of Teacher Recommendation Information Deadline: January 24, 2020
  • 2020 TJHSST Student Information Sheet/Essay administration Day: February 8, 2020
  • Teacher Recommendations due: February 10, 2020
  • TJHSST Student Information Sheet/Essay Accommodations Test Day: February 14, 2020
  • Inclement Weather date for Student Information Sheet/Essay administration: February 15, 2020
  • Inclement Weather date for Student Information Sheet/Essay Accommodations Test Day: February 21, 2020
  • Final admissions decisions posted/mailed no later than this date: April 30, 2020
  • From: the TJHSST Website

* The students will take the SIS and the Essay portion of the admissions process on a computer at the same site as the admissions test.

☞ How Admitted Students are Selected (approximately 480)

  • Student Information Sheet (SIS) and Essay: The Student Information Sheet/Essay is completed by all semifinalists. Each is reviewed based on content, clarity, and relation to the mission of TJHSST. Responses vary greatly and there are no particular phrases or specific response for which we look.
  • Teacher Recommendations: All applicants submit two teacher recommendations. Each teacher recommendation is evaluated based on each teacher’s account of the applicant’s characteristics, talents, and potential contributions to TJHSST’s group of learners.
  • Quant Q (Math), ACT Aspire Reading and Science Scores
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): The grade point averages include a core subject GPA (marks from core subject courses taken in 7th grade and the first quarter of 8th grade) and a math/science GPA (marks from math and science courses taken in 7th grade along with the first and second quarters of 8th grade).

From: the TJHSST Website

*Five years ago, 20% of the final decision was based on the Student Information Sheet (SIS) and 25% was based on two essays. TJHSST has not released updated values for the newer admissions process.

Semifinalists will compose and complete the SIS and Essay themselves, but we can help the student to:

Skill Focus

  • Understand what TJHSST wants
  • Write effective essays
  • Manage their time

SIS

  • Brainstorm and explain accomplishment
  • Think of activities and skills
  • Develope their personal statements

Essay

  • Master essay planning
  • Editing

The 2020 TJHSST SIS/Essay Individual Course will consist of two proctored practice SIS/Essay sessions and two individual sessions with a tutor. After the student registers, he or she will receive information about the 2016 SIS/Essay Individual Course and an assignment to complete before the first proctored session. The student should bring an individual laptop to the practice sessions and will have 2 hours to complete all three SIS questions and the Essay.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" TJ Semifinalist Tutor

  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary

2020 Semifinalist SIS and Essay Individual One-on-One Tutoring Schedule

All practice SIS/Essay sessions and one-on-one sessions are by appointment. Space is available at our Fairfax, Vienna, and McLean facilities on a first come, first served basis.

☞ Course Schedule

  • 1st Proctored Practice SIS and Essay Session (2 hours)
    (*The student should bring an individual laptop to the practice SIS and Essay sessions.)
  • Review 1: One-on-One Tutoring (2 hours)
    • The student and the tutor will review the completed assignment, the completed practice SIS/Essay session, and discuss the student's goals and accomplishments.
  • 2nd Proctored Practice SIS and Essay Session (2 hours)
    (*The student should bring an individual laptop to the practice SIS and Essay sessions.)
  • Review 2: One-on-One Tutoring (2 hours)
    • The student and tutor will go over all the practice essays and discuss individual strategies for the official SIS session.

Tuition: $790 Enroll Now

One-on-One Tutoring: English Enrichment

Students will work with expert tutors to keep up with their school classes, to review skills that need more work, or to move ahead.

☞ English Enrichment Tutoring

English Enrichment classes focus on four vital language areas: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Mechanics, and Composition. These classes assist middle school and high school students who are catching up on skills they have missed or who are looking for greater challenges. Levels are determined by a diagnostic test.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutors

  • Sidy ToureTJ Graduate, University of Virginia
  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary, Columbia University
  • Alexandra Nguyen — National Merit Scholarship Finalist, University of Virginia
  • Lan-Anh Tran — University of Virginia
One-on-one tutoring tuition: $940 for 10 hours Enroll Now

One-on-One Tutoring: Math & Science Enrichment

Individual lessons will reinforce vital concepts and offer extensive practice.

Students will work with expert tutors to keep up with their school classes, to review skills that need more work, or to move ahead

Prime Learning Center(PLC) offers your student the chance to learn at his or her own pace. Math & Science Enrichment tutoring will build essential skills at any level. Working one-on-one ensures personalized attention and plenty of practice with tough problems.

One-on-One tutoring for Math & Science Subjects offers the most flexibility: When you buy minimum of 10 hours per block (5 sessions) of One-on-One Tutoring, you're free to use them on any subject, with any tutor.

Pre Algebra · Algebra I · Geometry · TJHSST Statistics · Algebra II · Pre-Calculus · Calculus
Biology · Physics · AP Biology · AP Physics
TJHSST All Mathes· TJHSST Research Statistics· Post TJHSST AP Calculus
TJHSST Sciences (AP Biology· AP Physics)
TJHSST Computer Sciences (AP Computer Science · Artificial Intelligence · Parallel Computing)

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutors

  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary, Columbia University
  • Alexandra Nguyen — National Merit Scholarship Finalist, University of Virginia
  • Kevin DoddTJ Graduate, Lehigh University
One-on-one tutoring tuition
Suject: $940 for 10 hours, TJHSST Post AP Subject: $1,200 for 10 hours
Enroll Now

One-on-One Tutoring: SSAT Prep

Give your student the best chance for admission through expert instruction and the best available practice exams.

This course covers the Math, Verbal, Reading, and Essay portions SSAT. Time will be focused on learning skills to develop the student's vocabulary, essay composition skills, math test taking skills, and reading test taking skills. Students will be taught how to best prepare themselves for the test and given strategies for test taking.

At Prime Learning Center (PLC), we offer a wide variety of tutoring materials so that students may become as familiar and comfortable as possible with the exam's content and format. Our simulation tests help students learn how to effectively manage their time on the real test.

The SSAT is administered on the two levels:

Current Grade Test Level
Grade 5-7 SSAT Lower Level Test
Grade 8-11 SSAT Upper Level Test

It consists of two parts: a brief unscored writing sample and a multiple choice section that tests Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal skills.Our tutors will give your student individualized attention and work with your student in conquering any weaknesses he or she may have in these topics, at any academic level.

Although the essay does not directly impact the SSAT score, it is still reviewed by schools and is an important aspect of the admission process. Our tutors will give frequent, personalized advice to help students polish their writing and composition skills.

Our tutors are able to teach from several different viewpoints, helping students find methods they can truly understand. Whether your student is struggling with mathematics, reading comprehension, or verbal skills, our tutors will cover everything the student needs to know and offer guided practice to reinforce lessons.

At Prime Learning Center, we offer a wide variety of tutoring materials so that students may become as familiar and comfortable as possible with the exam's content and format. Our simulation tests help students learn how to effectively manage their time on the real test.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutors

  • Alexandra Nguyen — National Merit Scholarship Finalist, University of Virginia
  • Lan-Anh Tran — University of Virginia
  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary, Columbia University
One-on-one tutoring tuition: $940 for 10 hours Enroll Now

Upcoming SSAT Test Dates

Click here: http://www.ssat.org/test/registration/fees-deadlines

One-on-One Tutoring: TOEFL Prep

Boost english language skills and build a foundation for future academic success.

Work with an experienced tutor to improve your fundamental understanding of the English language and to effectively prepare for the Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing portions of the exam.

Our tutors use university-level materials to prepare students for reading and writing in an academic setting, allowing them to understand and respond to a variety of topics and situations that may appear on the TOEFL.

Verbal communication is often the most difficult aspect of learning a new language. Students will work with our tutors to improve their speaking and listening skills naturally and organically.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutors

  • Alexandra Nguyen — National Merit Scholarship Finalist, University of Virginia
  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary, Columbia University
One-on-one tutoring tuition: $940 for 10 hours Enroll Now

One-on-One Tutoring: GRE Prep

Prepare yourself for graduate school admission with counseling and test preparation.

Work with an experienced tutor on your graduate school applications, from creating a personal timeline to honing the problem-solving skills necessary to scoring your best. Learn about how to approach the challenging GRE General test.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutor

  • Alexandra Nguyen — National Merit Scholarship Finalist, University of Virginia
One-on-one tutoring tuition: $1,200 for 10 hours Enroll Now

One-on-One Tutoring: IOWA Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT)

Give your student the best chance for IOWA Algebra Aptitude Test through expert instruction and the best available practice exams.

The IAAT (Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test) is a timed test. The actual testing time is 40 minutes. Additional time is required for completing the identifying information on the answer sheet, hearing directions, etc. So actual time in the testing room is approximately 70 minutes.

Description of the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test: The IAAT is a timed test consisting of 60 items divided evenly into four subtests. The time limit for each subtest is 10 minutes. The four subtests are:

  • Pre-Algebraic Number Skills and Concepts: The items on this subtest measure a student’s computational skills, understanding of mathematical concepts and the ability to solve mathematics problems.

  • Interpreting Mathematical Information: The items on this part are based upon information presented in graphs or upon definitions of mathematical terms or operations. The items assess how well a student can learn new material presented in graphs or text.

  • Representing Relationships: For each of the exercises in this part of the test, the student must find the rule that represents the given numerical relationship. Some of the items present the relationship in table form while others present the relationship in verbal form.

  • Using Symbols: The last part measure how well students understand some of the important symbols of algebra and how they are used.

  • Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" Tutors

    • Alexandra Nguyen — National Merit Scholarship Finalist, University of Virginia
    • Lan-Anh Tran — University of Virginia
    • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary, Columbia University
    One-on-one tutoring tuition: $940 for 10 hours Enroll Now
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