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Welcome to Tutor Portland.

In-Home Math, Chemistry, & Spanish Tutoring. Home Of The Better Grades Guarantee.

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Figure 1: Changes in failure rate. (A) Data plotted as percent change in failure rate in the same course, under active learning versus lecturing. The mean change (12%) is indicated by the dashed vertical line. (B) Kernel density plots of failure rates under active learning and under lecturing. The mean failure rates under each classroom type (21.8% and 33.8%) are shown by dashed vertical lines.

Tutor Portland uses active learning strategies to achieve proven results. Our founder, Eric M Earle, first stumbled upon the idea of active learning when he was a post-baccalaureate pre-medical student. Eric grew up struggling with math and pulling his hair out whenever he was forced to work on it. That is until he discovered the active learning process. Eric had several professors in college who studied math & science education. They taught him that people learn math & science when they hear themselves verbalize their mathematical thinking. Eric started incorporating this core concept into his tutoring sessions. He began asking his students to explain their mathematical thinking and understanding of topics. This allowed Eric to gauge exactly where his students were. His students became more engaged. They started having fun. Their concentration and focus improved. And their grades began to skyrocket. Sign up for your free tutoring session and give our active tutoring process a try.

Tutor Tip: Keep a study log. Tracking helps lead to change & improvement. Research shows that students who keep a study log & track their studying hours score higher on tests & earn better grades.

Our Most Popular Subjects

Tutor Portland’s hand-selected educators have raised grades and confidence across every subject in the Portland, Oregon K-12 and University-level curriculum. Our core subjects are math, chemistry, and Spanish. You can quickly match with one of our in-home Portland tutors in Southwest, Southeast, Northwest, or Northeast Portland. We have worked extensively with students attending: Lake Oswego High School, Lincoln, Lakeridge, Gilkey, Cleveland, Wilson, Jackson, Sellwood, Duniway, Ainsworth, OES, West Linn, La Salle, PCC, Portland State University, among countless other schools.

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Math Tutoring

From Algebra to Physics, our Portland, Oregon math tutors help students understand math concepts at a deeper level so they can apply them to earning better test scores.

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Chemistry Tutoring

Our hand-selected science tutors – hand selected in Portland, Oregon – can help make physics, biology, and chemistry easy to understand and even fun.

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Spanish Tutoring

Our local Portland, Oregon Spanish tutors can help your child learn to read, write, and engage in conversations using the Spanish language!

Tutor Tip: Always take practice tests. If your teacher doesn’t make you one, create one for yourself. Research shows that taking practice exams improves your memory.

The Tutor Portland Membership is a flexible monthly membership program fit around your tight & busy schedule. Our founder, Eric M Earle, can help you decide the right membership program to accomplish your goals. Most clients choose 2-3 hours of tutoring per week. One nice benefit of your membership is that your sessions never expire. They are yours to keep and use anytime.

One Member's Success Story:

After: 93%
Before: 38%

Tutor Portland has helped over 50 Portland Families improve their grades & meet their goals.

TUTOR PORTLAND: In-Home Math, Chemistry, & Spanish Tutoring

Meet Eric Earle:
Tutor Portland’s Founder

Eric Earle was born right here in Portland, Oregon. He has always been passionate about youth because “they are the next generation,” he often says. “We have to make sure they are prepared for the future and doing well.” Eric translated his passion for youth and education in his early 20’s when he founded Tutor Portland. At the time he was freelancing and spotted a number of holes in the Portland education system. Students needed to be inspired. They deserved to have private sessions with tutors who knew how to teach and how to explain tough concepts in multiple ways. Over the years Eric honed his tutoring strategy. That’s one reason why he was voted as one of the best tutors in the Pacific Northwest.

Eric developed a membership-based tutoring company with options in several different programs: high school, middle school, elementary school, homeschool, adult tutoring, and our pre-medical program. We focus on teaching these levels. We have taught to families and schools all across Portland.

Eric was born in Portland, Oregon. Eric believes in tutoring. He’s seen it work so many times. Eric has transformed failing students into A scholars, almost every time, in less than 45 days.

He has hand-selected a few elite tutors to help your child. Whether you have students enrolled in public or private schools in Lake Oswego, Eastmoreland, West Linn, or other Portland, Oregon neighborhoods, Tutor Portland is here to make your child a confident, goal-smashing student with a report card worth framing.  

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Tutor Portland has donated over $20,000 worth of tutoring to local schools.

Tutor Tip: Prepare for each exam as if it were an athletic event. This includes: practicing every day, eating healthy & exercising.

TEST SCORES WITH TUTOR PORTLAND

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Tutor Tip: Make a study checklist. This gets you analyzing & anticipating what might be on the exam.

Tutor Tip: Contrary to what many people think, extensive research has proven that changing your answer on a multiple choice exam leads to higher overall test scores than does “sticking with your first choice.” 

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KIND WORDS FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • Great Service, my HS daughter learned more Spanish in the last 2 months of the school year than she did during the prior 9 months. Was able to bring up her grade significantly.

    - Daniel Tamashiro

  • I will never use another tutoring company.
    Tutor Portland has a great membership program. I went with their 3X per week membership. Tutor Portland sent a tutor out within 24 hours and was able to help my oldest daughter in Chemistry. She had a C-. And I really wanted her to bring her grade up. Within a month, she had a B+. Within another few weeks, she was up to an A-.
    She finished with an A.

    - Stephanie Riley

  • “We had an outstanding experience with Ashley Yoo. For the past few months, our 7th grader had the opportunity to work with this inspiring and dedicated math tutor. Today our daughter’s math skills have markedly improved. As a bonus, her interest in math and overall self-confidence have increased as well. For our busy family, the in-home aspect of your service is a real plus. Please accept our sincere thanks!”

    - Kurt Whitman

  • “I was interested in a tutor because my 7th grade son wasn’t doing well in school. Eric started working with my son right away. I particularly like Eric’s no-time-limits package which does not put a limit to the time he spends with my child, fully adapting to his needs. I was happily surprised to find out that just 45 days later, my son had raisedh his grades from Ds and Fs to As and Bs. Seeing that final report card was such a sigh of relief. More than just being a tutor, Eric has helped inspire my son and set him on the path to success.”

    - Lawrence McCormick, Portland

  • “I was a bit skeptical at first, but I soon found Eric and Tutor Portland to be incredible. Eric worked with my son and won his trust at the first session. I’m so pleased with Eric and the relationship he has developed with my son. I could tell my son’s great improvement during past years. In fact, my son just recently got accepted into a great university. I feel so lucky to have found Eric to be my son’s tutor. I highly recommend him.”

    - Shela Lu, Portland

Tutor Tip: Did you know the longest answer selection on a multiple choice problem is most often the correct choice? When you don’t know the answer, tricks like these can improve your odds of choosing the correct answer.

The Tutor Portland Membership is here to serve you and designed to fit around your busy schedule. Sign up for a free session and test drive our tutoring membership within 24-48 hours, without paying anything.

Tutor Tip: Extensive research has shown that highlighting articles and textbooks while studying leads to higher scores on multiple choice exams.

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Tutor Tip: Attempt challenging problems & concepts before you’re taught them. Research shows that struggling with ideas & problems helps us learn quicker and retain information more effectively.

Tutor Tip: Try to predict some of the test questions before the exam. If it’s multiple choice then also try to predict some of the answer bank.

Tutor Tip: Sleep. Sleep is critical to memory formation. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night helps our brain store information. One study found a direct correlation between hours of sleep and GPA. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have a money-back guarantee?

Yes. All of our monthly tutoring memberships are backed with a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee—for any reason, no questions asked. We want you to be completely happy and fully satisfied with your purchase. 

Is there a discount if I refer a friend?

Yes! We offer a one-time 25% discount off your monthly tutoring membership for both you and your friend. Ask your tutor about a referral card.

Will my child earn better grades?

Yes. Both Our Platinum & Gold Monthly Tutoring Memberships have a Better Grade Guarantee. Attend (on average) 3 sessions per week and we guarantee your child’s grades (in 3 of 5 classes) will be raised in 60 days, or your money back—we’ll even pay you $100. 

Where will our tutoring sessions take place?

We offer in-home tutoring sessions in the greater Portland area, as well as at your child’s school. We will drive to you (included in your membership).

Do You Have More Questions? Contact Us for a quick response!

Tutor Tip: Meditate. Research has shown that mindfulness meditation can improve test scores & grades. How does it work? Meditation works by reducing mind-wandering and worrying & by improving working memory.

The Tutor Portland Membership is known for its Better Grades Guaranteed. We Guarantee Better Grades for both of our top two membership tiers. We know that tutoring works from experience. Our founder, Eric Earle, always struggled with subjects like chemistry & math. He used to get stuck on problems and not know what to do next. In his twenties, with the help of tutoring, he went back to Portland State University to complete pre-medical courses. This included a significant amount of chemistry, biology, and mathematics. He excelled. Eric was a 4.0 student, earning over 100% in nearly every course. He did this with the help of tutoring and a few proven learning strategies that he shares with all of his students & tutors today.

Tutor Portland believes in you and your family. We are here to support you and your success.

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