"Summer Blazers Tutoring was exactly what my daughter needed to prepare her for a rigorous 8th grade math curriculum. Her weekly meetings with her tutor helped reinforce what she learned in 7th grade and gave her a good head start for the year to come.  Her tutor helped her become a much more confident math student, and that set her up for success.  Her tutoring sessions were engaging and purposeful.  We had a great experience overall with Summer Blazers!"

Elaine

​Centerville, MA

"Both my daughter and son absolutely loved our Summer Blazers tutor.  She not only was on time, professional and always prepared, but she would greet them with a warm smile.  Our tutor worked diligently with them to tackle their summer reading, develop collaborative discussions, and more importantly to produce in-depth analysis of their reading. She would write up and share detailed notes after each session and give them both writing and reading prompts to work on while they continued their reading. As a result of their tutoring, both my children were well prepared and armed with a great tool kit to start off their fall terms. We would hire Summer Blazers again and again!"

Demetra

Chestnut Hill, MA

"Summer Blazers tutoring has done wonders for our son. In the spring of last year, he expressed interest in having some additional help in English to better prepare for the SSAT.  From the initial inquiry to the assigning of a tutor, it was seamless.  Summer Blazers was very helpful in finding an English tutor that was a perfect match. Our tutor was able to travel to our home, and he spent two hours each week making English fun!  His personality was infectious, and my son looked forward to his sessions. Our son improved his test scores on the SSAT, and we would highly recommend Summer Blazers for tutoring."

Rick and Sonya

Bolton, MA


Why independent school teachers?

There are a few reasons:

  • Teachers are the best tutors.
  • Independent school teachers have the most summer vacation availability. 
  • Most independent school teachers come with experience working with placement agencies.
  • Independent school families tend to appreciate the benefits of hiring an independent school teacher as a tutor.  Every independent school has their own special qualities, and every teacher at these schools has his or her own unique skills.  However, all Summer Blazers tutors carry with them a deep understanding and respect for the culture of independent schools.  Summer tutoring by an independent school teacher can take the form of a private, custom made summer school class taught by an expert.  This separates us from other agencies. 


Can public school families hire a Summer Blazer?

Of course!  We serve all students and all different types of learning profiles.  We believe that students who are transferring from a public school into an independent school will find our services particularly helpful.


How much of the tutoring charge do Summer Blazers tutors keep?

80%.  This is much more than other agencies because our tutors have more experience.


If I am already tutoring, do I have to submit my established clients through Summer Blazers?

No, but you may if you wish.  Many tutors make use of our agency rather than act independently.


Do tutors pay a fee to join?

Yes. There is a $25 fee to cover the cost of a CORI background check.


Do families pay an extra fee to join?
There is no extra fee or hidden charge.


How do teachers become Summer Blazers tutors?

All tutors must be current independent school teachers.  They are interviewed, they submit proof of employment, and we conduct a CORI check.


Any other questions?

Please contact us! (508) 380-5720, or josh@summerblazers.com 

"Reading was just beginning to click for our kindergarten child at the end of the school year. Summer Blazers matched us with a wonderful teacher whose expertise and patience kept reading fun and fresh throughout the summer months. He looked forward to the weekly visits from his tutor and happily practiced throughout the week with the special books he picked from her collection. My son returned to school a more confident and advanced reader."

Stephanie

Canton, MA

"Summer Blazers took the anxiety out of test prep for me and my son.  The tutors at Summer Blazers were patient, encouraging and respectful.  Hiring independent school teachers for test prep allowed our family to enjoy summer while ensuring our son was ready for the SSAT’s in the Fall."

Pamela

Andover, MA

"I absolutely loved working with Summer Blazers Tutoring.  The process of engaging, paying, and scheduling lessons was effortless.  The tutoring sessions themselves were fantastic.  Our tutor kept my very active 12 year old son engaged and interested at every session.  I  had great peace of mind knowing our tutor has an independent school background and could easily work with my son's curriculum.  His professionalism and willingness to work with my son's former teachers was beyond valuable, and it helped for a seamless transition from 6th to 7th grade.  I  highly recommend Summer Blazers - we were lucky to find them!"

Carolyn

Brewster, MA

“We hired our Summer Blazers tutor to help prepare our children for the ISEE.  After I sent an initial inquiry email, I was immediately contacted to determine which tutor would best fit our needs.  Payment was easy online.  Communication was prompt and professional.  Once we selected our tutor, the scheduling process was organized and flexible.  Our tutor was always prompt, professional and stayed on task. She was prepared with materials and had a thought-out plan for the session that was quickly adapted if needed.  My children immediately bonded with her, as did my husband and I.  She was a true delight to have in our home.  She gave us helpful feedback and direction.  Both children improved through their sessions and were thoroughly prepared for the layout and content of the ISEE.  She taught excellent test taking strategies and helpful study habits.  We are incredibly thankful that we met her.  I would highly recommend Summer Blazers Tutoring.”

JoAnna

Newton, MA

"It was a pleasure to have our Summer Blazers tutor give music lessons to our two boys last summer. Our boys, aged 14 and 12 had  saxophone and trumpet lessons. Both boys play in jazz band in their school. Our tutor was able to bring out the enthusiasm and love of the music in both of the boys.  He was very friendly, and his connection with the boys was amazing. Our tutor was able to make lessons interesting and exciting.  Both of our boys enjoyed taking lessons, and we would highly recommend Summer Blazers to any of the parents who are looking to get their kids excited and interested in jazz music."

Sandra

Westborough, MA

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