At Tutor the People, we believe in taking a more personal approach to Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah tutoring. That’s why we take time to work with you to understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, so we can create a custom study plan just for them. We understand that every child is unique and that every family situation is different. Whether you’re planning a Reform service or something more traditional, we’re here to help every step of the way. We work with your child to ensure they fully understand not just the words, but the meaning behind them.
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In recent years Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah tutoring has become a commodity with only meager score increases and generic lesson plans. We hold ourselves to a different standard. We focus on individual help and customized prep strategies that are based on your child’s unique learning style. We believe that the end goal shouldn’t just be the Bar or Bat Mitzvah, which is why our tutors work with each student to help them understand the significance behind their passage.
Free Introductory Hour
A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah prep packages. During this session, your tutor will help you establish a strategy and milestones for your Bar Mitzvah prep, before you get started!
A Team Of Experts Dedicated To Your Success
Our expert Bar and Bat Mitzvah prep tutors work with you to understand your family’s goals. Whether your child is preparing to lead a traditional Shabbat service or a discussion on their Torah portion, we’re here to help ensure that your child is ready for their big day.
The first thing we do is learn about your tutoring needs, schedule, and your child’s Hebrew background so we can match you with a tutor who best suits your child’s specific needs and learning style.
We pride ourselves on taking an individualized approach to our Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah tutoring. This is an important day in your child’s life, so we want to make sure they are fully prepared regardless of their prior experience. That’s why we create a custom lesson plan for each student that helps them actually learn and apply the material.
Do you have multiple children preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs? No problem! We offer group tutoring on an as-needed basis whenever you’re ready. Available both online and in-person, we do everything we can to match your busy lifestyle and your child’s personal learning needs.
When the time comes for your child to start their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah prep, some of the information we’ll need includes:
1What kind of service will your child be preparing for?
2What level of experience does your child have with Hebrew?
3Are you planning on a Reform or more traditional service?
4What parts of the service does your child need help with?
5What are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
6Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?
New to Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah prep? Here’s some background:
Traditionally, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs are coming of age ceremonies signaling that the child is now responsible for their own actions. Each service is unique, though they usually involve the child reading a passage from the Torah and leading a discussion about that passage.
It is most commonly recommended that students take around 10-12 months for their Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah studies. Of course, this greatly depends on your child’s prior experience with Hebrew and the type of service your family is planning.
Don’t know where to start?
Our Bar and Bat Mitzvah prep tutors are here to help! In addition to helping you set up a customized study schedule, your tutor will help determine what your child’s strengths and weaknesses are so you know how to plan out their Bar or Bat Mitzvah studies.
Train up a child in the way he should go and even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22. 6
We’re here to help. That’s why we create personalized strategies for each individual student, rather than generic lesson plans. Your Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah prep tutor will work one-on-one with your child to understand their unique learning style so we can create a plan that sets them up for success. Our goal is to help them
More Info & Resources
Free Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Prep Resources
This article from Washington Jewish Week lists 6 apps to help you prepare for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
This article from My Jewish Learning is specifically for parents whose children are beginning their Bar or Bat Mitzvah preparations.
This article from Cabad.org gives background on Bar Mitzvahs and how to celebrate them.
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Between school, extracurriculars, and personal time, we understand that life can be chaotic. That’s why we let you set the schedule. Online or In-Person, we work with you to create a Bar or Bat Mitzvah tutoring schedule that prepares your child for their big day while still accommodating your busy life. Every Bar and Bat Mitzvah prep plan is personally tailored to each individual student’s needs and learning style while preparing them for your family’s preferred style of service.
Do you have multiple children preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs? Does your child do better in a group environment? We offer group classes! Our Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah group classes are formed on an as-needed basis both online and in-person depending on your preferences. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized prep tutor will evaluate each individual student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.
What Makes Us Different
Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know this journey of Bar and Bat Mitzvah prep is expensive, so we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer extended payment plans so you can just focus on helping your child prepare for their big day.