Local tutoring centers are found by using on online tutoring search services such as WyzAnt or Care.com, or by checking with a company such as Sylvan Learning, which operates tutoring centers across the United States. Additionally, some colleges provide lists of potential tutors available to help students.
Sylvan Learning provides tutoring services and homework help for subjects such as math, reading and writing. As of 2015, Sylvan Learning has over 800 different center locations. Students can use the location search feature on the Sylvan Learning Website to find a listing of local centers or satellite offices by postal zip code, by state or by general location. Each location has a web link where users can find specific information about hours and directions to the different centers.
Another service, WyzAnt, provides access to a searchable database of tutors. At the homepage of the WyzAnt website, students enter a subject and a postal zip code. The service then provides a list of available tutors, including both tutors who are local to the student and tutors only available online.
Care.com provides users with a searchable database of a range of personal care providers, including tutors. Much like other tutor listing services, the company website has an online tool so that students can find local tutors by entering a postal zip code and returning a list of available tutors.