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Does Your Student Need a Tutor?

October 21, 2021 Upper School News

Finding time to work with a tutor can be challenging so we wanted to let you know of some services available to Ben Lippen students.

Yup.com – This service provides students with access to math tutors 24/7 through their online platform.  You can find more information on this service on the FAQ page at https://yup.com/faq-for-families/.  Yup.com is a subscription-based service.

Tutor.comTutor.com is a service powered by the Princeton Review.  Services include subject-specific tutoring, practices quizzes, and SAT/ACT and AP practice.  Students are required to sign up for a FREE account, but there are limitations to the services provided (for example, students may ask for help on one specific math problem in a 24-hour period).  Students can ask questions of tutors using chat or chat + voice.

Your student’s access to Tutor.com is through the digital library service scdiscus.org.  When signing in at home, your child’s username is: discus2022 and password is: start1! (these are case sensitive).  Note: These are not the username and password for Tutor.com, your student will sent up a personal account using his or her information to access the resources offered on the site.

You can find more information about using Tutor.com through scdiscus.org in this video tutorial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVZnVB3gJAE.

Sylvan Learning Center – Sylvan Learning has offered a discounted rate of $49 for personalized academic assessments for Ben Lippen families (regularly $95) and 10% off personalized programs for Ben Lippen families (includes Homework Support).  They have also offered a discount for their Algebra Edge program (face-to-face), buy 3 months, get one month free for Ben Lippen families.  You can get more information by calling the Irmo location on Bower Parkway at (803) 783-7323 or the NE location on Forum Dr. at (803) 741-0999.

National Honors Society – Students may wish to take advantage of meeting with another Ben Lippen student who is a member of the National Honor Society for tutoring during their study hall or after school in the SRC. (subject to availability).  Please contact Mrs. Amanda Harmon to express your interest (amanda.harmon@benlippen.com).

Private Spanish Tutor – Ms. Michaela Young is a state-certified translator and interpreter for Spanish, among other languages and has been a freelance private tutor since 2006.  You can contact her directly at (636) 634-5210 or youngmichaela65@icloud.com.

We are looking for more freelance private tutors we can recommend in the areas of math and writing, so if you or anyone you know is interested in being added to our list of recommended tutors, please contact Dr. Jennifer Pilpe at Jennifer.Pilpe@BenLippen.com.