About Us - Locally Owned, Professional and Courteous

Advance the Grade is a Local Tutoring Service Based in Omaha

Our mission is to serve youth and families in our community by providing a high quality tutoring service. We accomplish this mission by hiring professional and dedicated tutors who excel at working one-on-one with children and young adults. Try us out and you will see that our Nebraska roots show in the way we do business.

About Our Service

We are sometimes asked whether Advance the Grade offers a “program.” No, we do not. In fact, we believe that one-size-fits-all instructional programs can often be part of the problem, rather than the solution. The one-size-fits-all instructional programs that are used by some tutoring services are often rigid without consideration for the student’s actual challenges and needs, and can lead to further frustration. With these programs, the tutoring may not relate at all to what your child is working on in school.

We believe tutoring should take a different approach and be focused on mastering the student’s school curriculum, based on their particular challenges and needs. Through one-on-one interaction, our tutors can determine a student’s deficiencies and create an individualized approach to address any problem areas. This approach is flexible and allows the tutor and student to creatively work through challenging subject matters.

About Our Tutors

We work tirelessly to find and hire the best tutors in the Omaha area.  We are very careful to hire only tutors who possess high values and moral character.  Our hiring practices include a formal in-person interview, reference checks, and professionally-conducted background check when not already completed through a school district.  As a result, our tutors are highly qualified and committed to helping students improve not just academically but also personally.

Advance the Grade tutors are certified teachers, teachers-in-training, and degreed professionals who possess subject matter expertise and a proven ability to connect with children and young adults.  We place a high value on enthusiasm for working one-on-one with students.  While we cannot, and do not, guarantee any specified results, our tutors are able to make the subject matter understandable and connect with children and young adults.

A Message From Our Owner

As a native to Omaha, I am excited to be providing a high quality tutoring service in my hometown. My background working with kids started at Boys Town, just across the street from where I grew up. Through Boys Town and other local and national organizations, I have mentored youth, taught job and social skills, and tutored ESL and reading to students. I also have started and directed a student mediation program at a Nebraska junior high to help students resolve conflicts.  Although I also have legal and management experience, my heart is for kids. So, to make a difference and help children and young adults be better prepared for the future, I started this tutoring service.

I believe in Advance the Grade’s mission to serve the youth and families in our community and am confident you will be completely satisfied with our tutoring service.  You don’t have to take my word for it though.  See for yourself by trying a free tutoring session.  If you are not satisfied for any reason, I will work with you to resolve the issue, and if necessary find a new tutor for your child.

I look forward to serving you.

Sincerely,Mitch Olson

s/ Mitch Olson

 
Mitch Olson
Education Director