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At Tutor the People, we understand how important your child’s education is. That’s why we pride ourselves on making sure our students actually understand the material, not just cram. We believe that by starting with the fundamentals and building onto more complex concepts, the student will be able to better retain the information. This way they will be able to apply their new knowledge in the classroom as well as on their exams.

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    Our Tutors Are Superhuman

    Far too often, STAAR tutoring is treated like a commodity with generic lesson plans and minimal score increases. We hold ourselves to a different standard. Our team of tutors work with each student on testing strategies in addition to content to help eliminate any testing anxiety.

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    Money-Back Guarantee

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our STAAR prep packages. Dissatisfied after the first hour? You can receive a full 100% refund with our Money-Back Guarantee. Additionally, any unused hours in your package are refundable at any time throughout your prep.

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    A Team Of Experts Dedicated To Your Success

    No two students are alike, and that’s why we believe that no two STAAR prep plans should be either. Our expert tutors are trained on all of the ins and outs of each STAAR exam so that they can create a personalized study plan designed around your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.

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    Ashley is a medical student at The New York University School of Medicine. She graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Biology and Philosophy and a minor in Psychology. After taking over thirty full-length practice exams and studying…

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    Chris graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) in 2015 with degrees in Evolutionary Biology and Psychology. After graduating, he worked as an EMT and developed an interest in becoming a medical doctor. So between ambulance shifts and…

STAAR Prep Study Packages

Free Book Of Practice Questions

We think it’s crucial that students who are preparing for the STAAR practice on real STAAR questions. We include a book of practice questions with every STAAR study package. It includes real practice questions and crucial STAAR preparation information.

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your STAAR tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

Top Scoring STAAR Tutors

Our STAAR tutors score within the 96th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet our tutors to make sure they have a digestible didactic method.

Best Match Guarantee™

We understand that learning is subjective. We provide a Free Introductory Hour with all of our STAAR study packages. This way, you can meet your tutor, develop a tutoring schedule, and outline a study schedule–all before beginning your paid hours.

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Our Approach

Step 1

When you sign up for one of our STAAR tutoring packages, the first thing we do is sit down with you and your child to learn about your tutoring needs, schedule, concerns, and your child’s academic problem areas. We do this through one-on-one interviews and practice problems to get an idea of the student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. This allows your new tutor to design a personalized study plan that will complement your child’s unique learning style.

Step 2

Next, we focus on practice problems and realistically simulated practice exams to help your child get comfortable with the testing format. We work with each student to minimize testing anxiety by showing them exactly what to expect on exam day and teaching them how to handle anything the STAAR can throw at them.

Step 3

Of course, succeeding on the STAAR takes more than just memorizing facts out of a book. That’s why we also focus on teaching your child proven study strategies to help them prepare. Our goal is to help set each student up for future success, not just help them cram for this next exam. Your new tutor with work with your child to make sure they learn the most effective study methods so they can be ready for all of the exams they’ll face in their future academics.

 

When the time comes for your child to start their STAAR test prep, some of the information we’ll need includes:

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    What grade is your child in?
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    What STAAR subjects do you need help with?
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    How did your child perform in these subjects in school?
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    Has your child taken any STAAR exams or STAAR practice exams before?
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    If so, how did they score?
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    Does your child need help with content or strategy (or both)?
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    What are the best days/times to meet with your tutor?
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    Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?

New to STAAR prep? Here’s some information about the STAAR exams:

The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness tests are a collection of standardized tests administered in the state of Texas to students from grades 3-12. In high school, STAAR End Of Course (EOC) exams will be used to assess critical thinking and academic knowledge to determine whether each student is ready to graduate. At the end of each exam the student will receive one of three grades: Advanced Academic Performance (Highly prepared and ready to advance to the next grade), Satisfactory Academic Performance (Sufficiently prepared but not the best–still able to advance to the next grade), and Unsatisfactory Academic Performance (Insufficiently prepared for the next grade and does not advance).

The subject exam a student takes will depend on their grade level until they reach high school where the exam depends on their enrolled class. The STAARs are administered as follows:

Pre-High School Exams

  • Grade 3 – Reading, Mathematics
  • Grade 4 – Reading, Mathematics, Writing
  • Grade 5 – Reading, Mathematics, Science
  • Grade 6 – Reading, Mathematics
  • Grade 7 – Reading, Mathematics, Writing
  • Grade 8 – Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

Pre-High School Spanish Exams

  • Grade 3 – Reading, Mathematics
  • Grade 4 – Reading, Mathematics, Writing
  • Grade 5 – Reading, Mathematics, Science

End Of Course Exams

  • English Language Arts – English I, English II, English III
  • Mathematics – Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
  • Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physic
  • Social Studies – World Geography, World History, U.S. History

Don’t know where to start?

Our STAAR tutoring experts are here to help! In addition to helping you set up a customized study plan, your tutor will help assess what your child’s strengths and weaknesses are so you know how to most effectively plan your STAAR test prep.

We believe in building strong academic foundations, not just cramming for the next test.

What Makes Us Different

Between work and family, we understand that life can be busy. That’s why we let you set the schedule for your tutoring sessions. Online or In-Person, we work with you to create a STAAR tutoring schedule that sets your child up for success while accommodating your busy life. Every STAAR prep plan is personally tailored to your unique needs so that your child will be ready to walk confidently into that testing room.

Expert Tutoring Shouldn’t Break The Bank

Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know this journey of STAAR prep is expensive, which is why we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer a money-back guarantee and extended payment plans so you can just focus on helping your child.

Group Options

Does your child do better in a group environment? We offer group classes! Our STAAR 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 STAAR tutoring expert will get to know each student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

More Info & Resources

Free STAAR Prep Resources

For more information on the STAAR, visit the official Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.

The TEA website also offers released test questions from previous years to help aid student test prep.

This ABC 7 News article will explore and explain the difference between the STAAR and the TAKS.

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