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High School Students

In-home & Online Tutoring

Expanding young minds throughout the Newton, MA region



We will match your student with the tutor who best suits their needs and learning style, saving you time and stress.


All-Star Lineup

Our diverse tutor network includes educators and experts in a range of fields, many of whom we have worked with for 5+ years.


Customized Curriculum

Your child will enjoy a personalized lesson plan aimed to develop their learning abilities, real-world skills, and self-esteem.

student studying

Are you feeling lost when it comes to your child’s academics?

Perhaps your bright student:

  • Struggles in certain subjects.

  • Is under-stimulated and bored. 

  • Has experienced learning loss.

  • Requires assistance for important tests or college prep.

  • Needs a special education-certified tutor.


The thought of finding the right tutor can be daunting, and the process time-consuming. Fortunately, you don’t have to muddle through it all on your own. With ActiveMinds, you’ll experience:

  • Convenient in-home and online tutoring.

  • Year-round availability.

  • A genuine, personal connection with your child’s tutor.

  • An enriched learning experience.

  • Your child’s rediscovered love for learning.

In-Home & Online Tutoring Services

ActiveMinds offers comprehensive tutoring in Newton and the surrounding towns. Consider us your trusted tutoring partner—no matter which subject level, grade, test, skills, or individual plan your student needs support in.

Academic Subjects

Elementary, Middle School, High School & College-level Support for:


  • Math

  • Science

  • English

  • World Languages

  • Social Studies

Test Prep Tutoring

  • ACT

  • PSAT

  • SAT

  • SSAT

  • ISEE

  • AP Exams

SPED & Other Special Needs

  • Study and executive functioning skills

  • ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and other learning difficulties

  • IEPs

  • Learning loss due to the pandemic or medical leave

  • Suspension/behavioral challenges

  • Alternative academic programs

  • MCAS and other graduation requirements

  • HiSET exam

Summer Tutoring


  • Overcome learning gaps, reinforce academic skills, and get ahead for the upcoming year

  • Enrichment instruction extending education beyond the classroom

  • Accelerated learning opportunities

  • Special focused programs (e.g., college essays, test prep, and math enrichment)

  • Summer school and homework support

  • Advanced class testing preparation

How It Works

Step 1: Discovery & Consultation

Once you complete our discovery form, we will email you to schedule a time for your initial 30-minute consultation with founder Deborah Brooks. She will discuss your child’s academic profile and needs, challenges, learning style, personality, and goals. She’ll also explain our process and tell you about our talented tutors.

Step 2: Assessment & Match

Next, Deborah will carefully review and analyze this information to identify the best tutor match for your student. She will tell you about your child’s assigned tutor, including their background and teaching approach, then make the introduction and schedule the first lesson.

Step 3: Tutoring Time

Each tutor customizes their lesson plan and teaching style to follow your child’s school curriculum and unique learning profile. We meet students at their current level, assisting with homework and much more to help them meet their academic goals and build confidence.

Step 4: Stay in the Loop

We maintain open communication with you throughout the entire process to ensure we are meeting everyone’s expectations. Your tutor will keep you informed with regular updates on how your child is progressing in certain subject areas or skills.


“The caliber of tutors is exceptional. Most of all, ActiveMinds has provided structure and study habits that both of my daughters will use for the rest of their lives...The Newton school district is exceptionally difficult with a great emphasis on homework. I could not imagine getting through the school years without ActiveMinds.”

Dr. Mary G. - Newton South HS Parent


Who We Are

ActiveMinds Tutoring has provided personalized in-home and online tutoring to families throughout Greater Boston for over 15 years. During that time, Founder and Executive Director Deborah Brooks has developed a vast network of loyal tutors and built relationships with many public and private schools.


With a background in business and sales, Deborah understands (perhaps more than most) the importance of customer service and knowing how to match people to their ideal solutions. Educating and guiding others has always been in Deborah’s nature, which is why ActiveMinds was the logical next phase in her career.

Calling All Tutors: Become an ActiveMind!

In-home tutoring

Are you passionate about helping young people expand their minds, achieve their academic goals, and thrive in the classroom? ActiveMinds Tutoring is always looking for new in-home and online tutors in the Greater Boston area. Learn more about joining our tutor network. 

Please note: Tutors should live/work within 10 -15 miles of the Newton, MA area, have a vehicle, and be able and willing to offer both in-person and online tutoring options for most students.

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