Work with private tutors to realize your vision for academic success

Dig deeper in writing essays that reveal you and express how you will contribute to college life

Explore college options, form a clear plan, and present yourself effectively in applications

Develop the reading, writing, and research skills needed to succeed in high school and be ready for college

Strengthen writing and research skills as you learn new discourses and undertake interdisciplinary projects

Receive support as you develop skills to manage ADHD and other learning challenges

Achieve your writing goals: write college application essays, research papers, literary analysis, and college honors theses

How it works


We respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.


We do a comprehensive academic evaluation of the new student, beginning with a 90-minute scripted interview and culminating in a 2-page written report with a tutoring plan. 


We offer flexible scheduling: our tutors are available in person and online throughout the week and on most weekends. 


We take payment through SquareUp, entering your credit card information into our encrypted system, charging you only after a session takes place, and emailing you a receipt. 


Should you need to cancel or reschedule a session, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. If a cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the session, we charge for the hour. 


We are always available by phone to discuss with you student progress and any new developments. 

David Wolf, Porland Oregon Tutor, with his family

For parents

I am right there with you, a parent of two—Aeneas and Athena. Like yours, my children are unique. I listen when my kids speak and follow their lead, offering tools to help them explore and succeed. I teach them to live their questions. Children today, in Portland and everywhere else, should be the pilots of their learning, with parents, teachers, and tutors as guides. We’ll be partners in the learning experience of your child. I’ll keep you up to date and include you in any decisions I make as your child’s private tutor.

— David Wolf, owner, Tutor Visions

Summer College Essay Writing Workshop Online

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A weeklong summer 2022 online workshop

Sign up: July 25-29, 1-3 pm daily

Click here  to learn more and register for the class. 


In this writing workshop,  students will complete a draft of the Common App essay. Meeting on Zoom every afternoon, you’ll be guided through a structured process that includes pre-writing exercises, lessons in narrative technique, one-on-one conferencing, and a thorough revision. The instructor, David Wolf, an experienced writing tutor, creates a supportive environment and reads your drafts with care. You will end the week with an essay that conveys something vital about you to college admissions officers. 

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