TPAPT is a National Nonprofit Association of over 12,000 Independent Tutors, IECs, Owner-Operators, and Test Preparation Professionals.
Founded in 2010 by Kevin Organisciak, co-creator of Kaplan's "Higher Score Money Back Guarantee," TPAPT provides economical Tutor Training, Tutor Staffing, Continuing Education, and Business Development for local educational experts.
If you are passionate about helping others learn, have a bit of an entrepreneurial bent, and believe in the power of independent education, please check out our memberships!
We've been training and placing tutors for over a decade. In fact, to date, we have placed over 2,000 tutors and IECs with reputable and employee-centric programs.
If you are passionate about helping others but a little inexperienced, we can help you accumulate student contact hours and work on web delivery.
Our Tutor Development Program includes a standards-based certification track, an online tutoring profile visible to recruiters, and free access to our matching service and the inimitable, GoBoard Web Tutoring White-Board.
Certified Tutors also appear in our Directory and may receive client referrals.
Our requirements: TPAPT tutors must offer at least one free tutoring session per month and agree to our Code of Professional Ethics.Get Started
Great test prep tutors are made, not born. With solid lesson plans and strong grounding in the test material, tutors are able to carefully and meaningfully guide their students to understanding and mastery. We believe all tutors have the capacity to help students succeed and our standards-based SAT/ACT tutor training lends itself to that process.
Our SAT/ACT Certification takes each tutor through a rigorous and standardized SAT and/or ACT training program. This is an asynchronous training with a synchronous certification meeting.
Certified Providers demonstrate a commitment to excellence through an annual academic audit.
Practitioners must agree to our Code of Professional Ethics as well as to observe student outcomes as the truest indicator of success.
Once certified, we'll send you badge and a certificate suitable for framing. We'll steer some student referrals your way as well.
If your program shares the same values, please schedule a time to learn more.
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" “TPAPT has been a big help in helping us recruit top notch talent. I am grateful to them and reach out whenever I’m hiring.” "
"“Eight years ago, I was an individual tutor looking to expand my business beyond myself but with little idea how to do so. Luckily, I found Kevin and TPAPT right at that time. TPAPT helped me develop paperwork and procedures, manage hiring, develop a marketing strategy, and connect with other test prep and education professionals who could help me grow and improve my business. Now my company has sixteen employees and is growing in a highly competitive region.” "
"“We asked TPAPT to help our company expand our test prep programs. We were impressed with their professionalism and expertise. The team was diligent in learning our current market and processes and proposed a plan that has kept us growing.” "