Hadar’s Tutoring Network connects you with skilled and experienced tutors. Our tutors are alumni and friends of Hadar, who can teach adults and children alike in a variety of subjects.
We’re here to help learners with a variety of backgrounds and needs:
- A child with a learning disability that makes learning in a classroom with a large group of students challenging.
- A child enrolled in a Jewish day school looking for supplemental learning.
- A child who is not enrolled in a Jewish day school looking for deep Jewish learning.
- An adult who wants to hone their skills and reach personal learning goals.
How to Use Hadar's Tutoring Network
Families who are interested in finding a tutor can browse the network and use the filters to select the learner’s age and/or the subjects they would like the tutor to teach. The list of tutors will show those who are available to tutor those ages and subjects. Scroll down and view “more info” to read more about the available tutors.
When you’re ready, reach out to Chana Kupetz, Hadar’s Children and Families Program Manager, at [email protected], to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much should I pay my child's tutor?
A: Hadar is offering suggestions for hourly tutoring rates based on the tutor’s level of education. However, we recognize that the reality of this moment has made finances a complicated and challenging issue for both tutors and families. The exact rate will be negotiated between the tutor and the families, and will be paid directly by the families.
Please pay tutors responsibly and on time. Recommended rates:
- Undergraduate Student- $55-75/hour
- College Graduate- $75-100/hour
- Rabbinical Ordination or other Graduate Degree- $100-150/hour
These suggested ranges are just guidelines. Many factors might affect this rate, including geographic location, number of students, number of hours per week, preparation required, previous teaching experience, etc. Each situation is different and you should find the rate that works for you and your tutor.
Q: How can I tell if the tutor will be a good match for my child?
A: We believe that all of the tutors in Hadar’s Tutoring Network are excellent. At the same time, it is important to not only find a tutor who is skilled, but also connects with the child. We encourage you to interview potential tutors about their experience, teaching style and methodology, and ways that they will engage your child in virtual learning.
We also recommend doing a short trial meeting before you confirm and commit to a tutor, to make sure that the tutor and your child connect.
Q: What questions should I ask a prospective tutor?
A: Here are some questions to ask prospective tutors:
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your hobbies and interests?
- What do you like about teaching?
- What is your teaching/tutoring experience?
- What is your favorite text to teach?
- What is your teaching style?
- How would you engage my child while learning virtually?
- Do you have experience engaging students who are unmotivated to learn? What has worked well?
- Will you provide homework?
- Share an experience in which you successfully taught a difficult text.
Q: What other resources does Hadar offer for teaching my children?
A: Hadar is offering several different learning opportunities for children and teens, which you can check out here. In addition, Hadar has created a Standards for Fluency guide that articulates a vision for fluency in Tanakh, Torah She-Be-Al Peh, Tefillah, and Jewish Practice and provides benchmarks and goals for thinking about jewish education.