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Orange County Milestone: 1,500 Students Taught

Here at TutorNerds we take pride in being part of the Orange County community. From Irvine to Orange, our private, in-home tutors have helped many students achieve their educational goals. With that, we are pleased to announce TutorNerds has tutored its 1,500th student. That’s a lot of improved grades!


We would like to thank the Orange County, CA, community for choosing us as their private tutoring company. We care about the students we teach, and make it our goal to help them succeed. Whether you seek test prep, admissions essay help, or foreign language services, TutorNerds is here to assist in any way we can.

TutorNerds’ matching process is optimized to give your student an advantage. With a few questions, we can pair anyone with the perfect, college-educated tutor. Our services are entirely customized based on your needs.  Further, we would like to show you what steps we take to ensure your success.

  1. We ask a few questions about you or your student.

  2. We match you with one of our experts based on your preferences.

  3. We schedule your session at a time and location that is both convenient and comfortable for you, and your tutor personally follows up to confirm.

  4. Your tutor or consultant will assess your needs and guide you through an effective plan of action.

  5. You see results.

Thanks again, Orange County! We look forward to tutoring many more bright California minds.

Want $500 for the Summer? Our Essay Contest is Open!

The Jacarandas are in bloom, hummingbirds & bees are busy at work, and end of the year testing is coming to a close. That’s right, it’s spring and summer is not far behind. So, what are your plans for the summer? Relaxing and having fun is important, but so is getting a leg up on your next academic year. Perhaps you are graduating and heading to your dream university. We couldn’t be more proud of you, but are you prepared? Classes only get harder in college and it’s crucial your writing and reading skills are up to par.

slide4aAs we mentioned in prior posts, TutorNerds is concerned too many students enter college with inadequate writing abilities. In addition to seeking our own English tutoring services, we stress students practice writing on their own. We know this is easier said than done, since thinking about what to write is often the hardest part, but we’re here to help with that too. Open until May 31st, 2014, our contest gives students the perfect opportunity to practice writing essays; practice they’ll need for admissions essays and class assignments.

If that’s not enough reason to enter, what about our $500 top prize? What can you do with $500? Buy textbooks, have the ability to do an unpaid internship, travel, just to name a few. What are you waiting for? Good luck, O.C. (contest is open to all O.C. high school students grades 9-12).

The Pressure is On

If you’ve followed the recent educational landscape, then you’re probably familiar with the latest jargon: “super tutors.” Can they see through walls? Do they drive to sessions in their otherworldly Batmobiles? Sadly, they do none of the above. From our understanding, “super tutors” are the expensive go-to private educators of the super-rich. That may be so, but here at TutorNerds we have a different kind of “super tutor.” College educated, experienced, always up-to-date on the latest academic changes (i.e., the new SAT), and flexible, our tutors really are super.

It doesn’t take much internet searching to see exams are getting harder and colleges are becoming more difficult to get into. With such competitiveness, it’s crucial for students to seek help when they need it. In a recent BBC article titled  Exam Pressure: What the private tutor saw, writer Sean Coughlan quotes an educator as,

“The best tutors? It’s not those who charge the most, he says, but those good enough to make sure their services are eventually not needed.”

We couldn’t agree more, Mr. Coughlan. That being said, contact us today to learn more about our services and “super tutors.” Have a quick question? Tweet us at @TutorNerds.

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Orange County Essay Contest ($500 Prize) | TutorNerds

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  – Toni Morrison

Orange County High School Essay Contest: Write Your Own Future


Writing well is important. It’s important for your education, your future job, and various other social interactions. Even if you aced your high school English courses, odd are you’re still not adequately prepared for college level writing assignments. Writing well takes time, practice, and patience. Unfortunately, most students find this out the night before an important essay is due, or while writing their college entrance essays.

In order to help get the word out about America’s writing crisis, we’re calling on all Orange County private and public high school students to tell us why they think writing well is important. Further, you can win money ($500). Below is our official press release. Please contact us at info@tutornerds.com for any questions regarding the contest. Stay updated on the latest news by checking our Google +, blog, twitter, and facebook often. Good luck, OC!

Rules, Regulations, and Deadlines

Irvine, California – As a part of the Orange County community, local company TutorNerds is concerned high school students are entering college with insufficient writing skills. For instance, in a study administered by the National Center for Educational Progress, four out of five American students do not write proficiently. This is alarming. So how can we help? In addition to our tutoring services, we are committed to making this crisis part of everyday educational conversations. Most importantly, we want to show writing can be fun and fulfilling .

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect” – Anais Nin.

In a world of word processors, tweets, and texts, it’s often difficult for students to realize the importance of writing well. Sadly, most individuals discover too late that their abilities are not up to par with college standards. From business emails to wedding vows, having the ability to write well will always give you the advantage.  

For the reasons mentioned above, TutorNerds officially announces its Essay Contest for Orange County 9-12th graders. This essay contest gives local students the chance to compete for a first place Grand Prize of $500 towards the student’s education.

The contest specifics are as followed:

The contest is open to current students of any Orange County private or public high schools.
The essay prompt reads: “Describe why you believe writing well is important for your future.”

The contest submissions should be no more than 1,500 words written preferably with Microsoft Word and saved as a Word document. The 1,500 max word count should be taken seriously, as submissions with any more than 1,500 words will not be considered.

Students are required to ensure their submissions are written in Times New Roman, 12 pt font, and double spaced.

Submissions must be of entirely original content. Students are not allowed to receive any help from friends or family. Moreover, these submissions must be something that the student has written for this particular essay contest. This means that articles or content from previous school assignments, or even past essay contests, will not be accepted.

Contest submissions will be judged on three aspects:

Quality of content (including writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, structure, etc.);

Persuasiveness of the student’s argument(s) as well as the persuasiveness of the student’s counter-argument(s);

Overall Originality (essays should be enjoyable, enlightening, and easy to read. In other words, use your own voice!).

First place will receive $500 towards his or her education. In addition, the top five essays will be credited and published  on our blog.

In order to be considered for this contest, students who submit content must also follow TutorNerds on twitter (@TutorNerds), as well as like TutorNerds’ Facebook page. Don’t be a contest hog! Help us spread the word by sharing, tweeting, and telling your Orange County high school contemporaries about the competition.

In honor of Walt Whitman’s birthday,  the deadline for submitting content is 12 Noon on May 31, 2014. Each student is asked to include in his or her submission their full name, e-mail address, phone number, the high school in which the student currently attends and the grade level, and the student’s twitter handle. Students should submit their essays to info@tutornerds.com

The winners’ names will be posted the week of the 16th of June, 2014. Students who submitted winning essays will also be contact via telephone, so it’s vital that students provide a correct telephone number.

This contest is void where prohibited by law. TutorNerds LLC reserves the right to refuse to award if doing so violates any applicable state laws.

TutorNerdsEssayContestPlease help us spread the word by sharing our contest on social media, as well as telling your classmates, teachers, and parents! We look forward to reading your essays, Orange County.

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