100 Teachers and Counting!

It's not our birthday, but there is reason to celebrate: we now have over 100 teachers.

We were confident teachers would love our service, but never expected to grow this fast. Teachers Who Tutor now covers everything from elementary school reading to AP Physics and has tutors available in every Fairfield County town.

If your son or daughter needs help with fundamentals or wants to turn that B into an A, just let us know. In less than a day we'll match you with a teacher and get your student the help they need.

1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear

The parts of the brain known to help process fear and negative emotion are hyperactive when someone with math anxiety confronts a tricky problem, scientists say.

The parts of the brain known to help process fear and negative emotion are hyperactive when someone with math anxiety confronts a tricky problem, scientists say.

Math can be as scary as spiders and snakes, at least in the brain of an 8-year-old child. And that early anxiety about dealing with numbers can put a child at a significant disadvantage, not only in school but in negotiating life and a career. Fortunately, a study of third-graders, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests an intervention that can help. One-on-one tutoring does more than teach kids, the researchers say. It calms the fear circuitry in the brain.

Students value good grades over learning

Given the pressure our kids feel to get good grades, I guess this shouldn't be surprising. But we can help them focus on learning and good grades will come naturally.

Katie O'Brien and Hunter Maats talk about a new study showing that high school students value getting good grades more than actual learning.