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A Guide To Los Angeles Academic Tutoring Services

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Into each life a little homework must fall. And those college entrance exams don't just take themselves. So when you feel the need to get a little extra help for your kids' academics, or you are looking for test prep for the SATs or the LSATs, you'll find no shortage of tutors here in Los Angeles. There are large chain operations with outlets all over the country, as well as small, one-woman shops that just work locally.

Local Los Angeles Tutoring


826 LA

826 LA West

685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 305-8418

826 LA East

1714 West Sunset Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026 (213) 413-3388 826LA is a non-profit tutoring and writing center (and is part of a national non-profit), offering free after-school tutoring and homework help, as well as free writing workshops for children throughout the year.

1 on 1 Academic Tutors

5601 W. Slauson Ave., Suite 200 Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 773-4444 1-on-1 Academic Tutors provides in-home tutoring all over Los Angeles.

A + Educational Centers

Locations around LA (and CA) (800) 700-APLUS A+ Educational Centers were founded in 1985 and offer tutoring in their centers all around LA.

Achieve Tutorials

(310) 850-2616 Founded by Pete Edwards, Achieve Tutorials is a local company offering in-home, one-on-one academic tutoring.

Audra Crane Tutoring

(310) 920-2570 Audra has over 15 years experience as a one-on-one tutor, specializing in test prep.

Franklin Educational Services

11777 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 129 Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 571-1176 Franklin Educational Services provides in-home Academic Management all over Los Angeles.

Fortune Tutoring

9315 Alcott Street, Suite 301 Los Angeles, CA 90035 (800) 385-4654 Fortune Tutoring offers in-home tutoring throughout Southern California.

Green Door Learning Combining one-on-one tutoring with educational therapy and consulting, Green Door Learning offers tutoring services throughout Los Angeles.

Intelligentsia, Inc. At-Home Tutoring Services

2073 Mayview Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 (310) 801-4608 Founded by Tracey Erickson, Intelligentsia offers in-home tutoring customized to each student's needs as well as test prep throughout Los Angeles.

T's Tutoring Specializing in pre-K – 6th grade multi-subjects, T's Tutoring also works with bilingual students.

Tier One Tutors

14126 Sherman Way Sherman Oaks, CA 91405 (800) 99-TIER-1 Tier One Tutors offers personalized, in-home, one-on-one tutoring in Los Angeles, with the first hour free.

National Tutoring Chains with Locations in Southern California


Club Z In-Home Tutoring Services

(866) 44-TUTOR Founded in 1995, Club Z offers one-on-one tutoring, which can be held in the home, at schools, libraries, or community centers.

Academic Advantage

5777 W. Century Blvd., 3rd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90045 (866) 788-8677 Offering in-home, one-on-one tutoring since 2000, Academic Advantage offers tutoring 7 days per week, from early morning to late evening.

Kaplan Test Prep

(800) KAP-TEST A pioneer in the Test Prep field, Kaplan was founded nearly 70 years ago and today is still going strong.


(877) 586-6673 The first Kumon Center was started in Japan in 1955, and the first US Center opened in New York in 1974. Now there are centers all over the US, where students can attend after-school classes and tutoring sessions.


(877) 601-MATH The "Mathnasium Method" was created in Los Angeles over 35 years ago by Larry Martinek, and in 2002 the Mathnasium centers were launched. Now all over the US, the centers teach Martinek's method still.

Parliament Tutors

(877) 873-0511 Parliament Tutors provides one-on-one academic tutoring at every level, from Kindergarten through Postgraduate Exams.

Princeton Review

(877) 773-3720 Founded over 25 years ago, the Princeton Review offers test prep and academic tutoring in cities all over the US.

Revolution Prep

(877) REV-PREP Revolution Prep offers online courses, group classes and hybrid classes, as well as private tutoring.


(888) EDUCATE Sylvan provides tutoring in their centers, at home and online, and has over 900 centers around the country.

Tutoring Match

(800) 775-4881 Tutoring Match provides an online matching service to find a tutor near you who specializes in the type of academic help your child needs.

Sarah Auerswald is the blogger behind and Sarah's Blog
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