Some ways to find a private English tutor include searching tutor directories online, contacting the student's school or college and checking with tutoring agencies and nonprofits to find out if they have English tutors available. Noodle.com and WyzAnt.com are two websites on which users can find private English tutors to work with in person or online.
WyzAnt.com allows users to search for private English tutors based on their ZIP code, and users can view the pricing, response time, types of lessons offered (online and in-person), previous reviews, specialties (such as grammar, reading or test prep) and biographical information for each tutor in the directory. Noodle.com is similar but also lets users browse by price range, type of organization the tutor is affiliated with, gender and any learning differences the tutor has experience with. Unlike WyzAnt.com, which only has individuals as private tutors, Noodle.com includes private learning centers in its results.
Individuals can also contact local schools and colleges to find out if any of the teachers or volunteers offer private English tutoring after school. Tutoring agencies are another option for private English tutoring, though they may do group sessions on occasion. Nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA sometimes have high school and college students working as private tutors, mentions Parents.com.
Finally, it can be helpful to ask friends or professional contacts if they know any private English tutors who can meet with the student either at home or at a public place such as a library.