Frequently Asked Questions

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TutorNerds is a private tutoring and consulting company headquartered in Irvine, CA. We individually match students with local tutors and consultants from our team. Your tutor will provide high-quality tutoring in person at the convenience of your residence or another public location. In addition, our tutoring and consulting is available online via video conferencing software.

Students and families choose TutorNerds because of our high-caliber, professional tutors who have the ability to make the learning experience pleasant and productive. Our clients consistently give us the feedback that our tutors are exceptionally patient and kind, in addition to being professional and knowledgeable. We also help students improve their academic performance and develop the skills needed for long-term success. Ultimately, students and families continue to work with TutorNerds because of the quality of our results and the personalized nature of our services.

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on your first one-hour session with a new tutor. However if you are ever in any way dissatisfied, please let us know so we can remedy the problem.

All of our academic tutoring occurs one-on-one, either in person or online. Your tutor will work with you based on your individual needs and academic goals. Most students utilize our academic tutoring to assist with their classes in school. We can also provide “enrichment-style” tutoring to maximize the student’s success beyond the classroom.

We provide private one-on-one tutoring for standardized exams (like the SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.). Test preparation can occur either online or in person. We will individually match you with a test prep expert, based on the specific exam for which you need tutoring. Your tutor will assess your current performance on the exam. From there your tutor will help you address your weaknesses and maximize your score.

We offer private one-on-one consulting/coaching for the admissions process for private school, college, graduate school, medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, nursing school, and law school. Our admissions consultants are experts in the admissions process and have years of experience helping students get into their ideal schools. We help you with every aspect of the admissions process, including planning your classes, researching schools, writing essays, and ultimately crafting a high-caliber application. Please contact us at (949) 510-9361 to schedule a free consultation.

We offer private tutoring for all major academic subjects. This includes math (algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, etc.); science (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.); English; foreign languages (Spanish); computer science; statistics; and more. It is likely we will have a tutor for any class in a K-12 curriculum. College and graduate school courses are more specialized. Please contact us at (949) 510-9361 and we will discuss your needs.

We tutor students in K-12, college, and grad school (depending on the subject). Please contact us at (949) 510-9361 and we will match you with the right tutor from our team.

Yes! We work with many honors, AP, and IB students. Our tutors are highly educated and experienced in their subjects. Contact us at (949) 510-9361 and we will match you with the right tutor for your class!

We provide test prep for all major high school exams, such as the SAT, ACT, and AP Exams. We also work with students on graduate and professional school admissions exams, such as the MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, DAT, GRE, and more. Please contact us at (949) 510-9361 to discuss your exam and see how we can help you maximize your score.

Yes! We tutor college-level subjects as well as undergraduate-level and graduate-level standardized tests. Contact us at (949) 510-9361 so we can discuss the needs of your class!

Yes! Some students prefer the camaraderie of being tutored in a small group setting alongside their siblings, friends, or peers. We offer this for all academic tutoring as well as test prep. The hourly rate for each additional student is reduced compared to the normal rate, making group sessions an affordable option among friends and/or families. Please contact us at (949) 510-9361 for further information.

Yes! We offer one-on-one online tutoring using video conferencing software. This is an ideal option for students who want to optimize their schedule and location flexibility while still getting expert tutoring for all areas of academics. Online tutoring is also great for students who are traveling or who need extra help outside of their normal sessions. Our online tutoring occurs in real time just like a normal session, so there is no sacrifice in quality of education. Contact us at (949) 510-9361 to get started.

All TutorNerds tutors are highly educated, with extensive experience working with students, and a mastery of the subjects they teach. All of our tutors attended, or currently attend, four-year universities, and many of them have gone on to earn higher level degrees (graduate and professional degrees, teaching certifications, etc.) Our team evaluates and hires each tutor individually to ensure every TutorNerd tutor is awesome. You can learn more about our tutors here

Our hiring process is quite extensive. We require all of our tutors to have strong academic backgrounds, expertise in their tutoring subjects, prior tutoring experience, as well as the ability to connect well with students. We individually assess and hire each tutor, after multiple interviews, mock tutoring assessments, a background check, and more. Only after a complete vetting process are prospective tutors invited to join the TutorNerds team.

If the tutor has expertise in the new subject in question, we encourage you to stick with the same tutor. You can ask your tutor directly if he/she tutors this topic. If this is not the case, contact our office at (949) 510-9361 and we will match you with a new tutor.

Please contact our office at (949) 510-9361.

You can sign up by calling us at (949) 510-9361. We will address all of your needs and answer any questions. Then we’ll tell you how TutorNerds can help! From there, we’ll individually match you with a tutor from our team and schedule a convenient session (in person or online).

Contact us and an academic director will discuss your academic situation with you. From there we individually match you with a tutor from our team based on your class, schedule, and learning style.

It is very unusual for a match to be less than exceptional. However, if you don’t feel your tutor is ideal, we can certainly match you with another tutor at no additional cost. Please contact us at (949) 510-9361 and let us know how we could have done better, and we will match you with a new tutor.

We offer tutoring throughout the greater Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles areas including the following locations: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda, Ladera Ranch, Coto de Caza, Balboa, Corona del Mar, Foothill Ranch, Dove Canyon, Monarch Beach, Newport Coast, Portola Hills, Talega, Silverado Most families choose to have their tutoring sessions at their residences. However we are happy to accommodate you at any convenient public location, such as a coffee shop or library. Our Tutors/Consultants will come to you at a time that works with your schedule. It’s easy to schedule sessions—just call us at (949) 510-9361 and let us know how we can help.

Probably not. If you need tutoring for a class for school, the materials used for tutoring sessions would be the materials from the class. In some cases your tutor may recommend additional materials. If you are interested in an enrichment program with TutorNerds, your tutor will suggest specific workbooks or other materials that will relate to your goals.

In order to maximize the productivity and impact of a session, we recommend 90-minute sessions. However our minimum session duration is 1 hour. You are welcome to request a longer session time. You tutor may also recommend longer sessions depending on your unique situation. Beyond the first hour, we bill in 15-minute increments. For example: a session lasting 1 hour and 12 minutes will be billed at 1.25 times the hourly rate. Note: Our test preparation sessions are always 2 hours in duration.

There is no set schedule for sessions. You can have sessions as often as you like. Every student has a unique situation and requires different strategies for success. We generally recommend having 2-3 sessions per week, of 60-90 minutes in duration. Your tutor can make more personal recommendations during your first session.

We treat each student as a unique individual. We can recommend the number of sessions once we have assessed your child’s strengths, areas of improvement, learning style, and academic goals. However, in general, students benefit most from 2-3 sessions per week, with a 60-90 minute duration for each session.

If you would like to reschedule or schedule more sessions with your current tutor, you can contact your tutor directly. If you need additional tutoring with a new tutor, please contact our office at (949) 510-9361.

You can contact your tutor directly and ask to schedule any additional sessions you’d like! Alternatively, contact us at (949) 510-9361 and we will inform your tutor.

Please contact your tutor directly. Alternatively you can call our office at (949) 510-9361. Please note we have a 24-hour cancelation policy out of respect for our tutors.

We ask for 24 hours of notice prior to cancelling or rescheduling a session. We recognize that sickness, family events, or other unexpected occurrences may arise such that you are unable to maintain your session appointment. If you need to cancel a session, please contact us at (949) 510-9361.

Please contact our office at (949) 510-9361. We will be more than happy to assist you!

Our rate of instruction varies based on the exact service and subject, as certain topics require a more specialized individual from our team. Standard academic tutoring starts at $68/hr; test preparation starts $89/hr, and admissions consulting starts at $260/hr. You can view our pricing page here for additional details. And please note we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee when you get started!

We do not have a set requirement for session purchases. It depends on the class and circumstances. In addition, once you begin tutoring your tutor will be able to assess the student’s situation and make specialized recommendations regarding session frequency and duration. Standard sessions are charged to your credit card as they occur, so you pay as you go.

We accept all major credit cards. Office staff will collect your payment information at the time of signing up. You do not pay your tutor directly. We do not accept cash or check payments.

Unfortunately that is not an option. Your tutor is only responsible for providing excellent instruction and academic support. All financial transactions are handled by TutorNerds office staff. Please contact us at (949) 510-9361 with any questions.

Please contact our office at (949) 510-9361 so we can update your payment information on file. Do not give your payment details to your tutor.

Yes! If you buy multiple sessions in advance, the rate per session is discounted. We recommend this option for almost everyone, as students generally work with us for an entire semester or academic year. You can purchase packages for academic tutoring (including small-group tutoring), test prep, or admissions consulting.

Please contact our office at (949) 510-9361 and speak to our staff. Tutors are not responsible for anything billing-related and thus you should not discuss these questions with your tutor.