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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.


Today, we work with about 75 in-person and online tutors from various backgrounds and disciplines—many of whom have been with ActiveMinds for over five years. Their diverse qualifications range from extensive teaching experience at public and private schools to special education certification to PhDs to work experience in related fields.


Each client family enjoys a dedicated, trusting relationship with their tutor, who is highly invested in the education and well-being of the student. Our results-oriented tutors open students’ minds with an engaging learning process. We have guided hundreds of bright young people from kindergarten through college who return year after year, often with their siblings. These long-standing relationships are especially gratifying.


We have distinguished ourselves as a trusted source for tutoring in the Newton community through our attention to detail and sensitivity to students’ unique learning styles and personalities. ActiveMinds excels at recruiting and hiring high-caliber tutors and arranging the most effective student-tutor matches. We value equally our relationships with both clients and tutors, providing sincere care to all.

Fostering Active Minds Through Real Connections

Celebrating 15 Years of Exceptional Academic Support

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Public & Private School Tutoring

Parents in numerous school districts trust and refer their students to our in-home and online tutors. We work closely with students from the following public school districts:

  • Belmont

  • Boston

  • Brookline

  • Lexington

  • Needham

  • Newton

  • Wellesley

  • Weston

Additionally, we have cultivated strong relationships with families from private schools throughout the Greater Boston area, including:

  • Belmont Hill

  • Boston College High School

  • Brimmer and May

  • British International School of Boston

  • Dana Hall

  • Rivers

  • Dexter Southfield

  • Fessenden

  • Gann Academy

  • Newton Country Day

  • Nobles

  • Winsor

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Additional Ways We Champion Students

Outside of our online and in-home tutoring services, ActiveMinds supports school communities by:

  • Tutoring students temporarily living in hotels.

  • Partnering with hospitals to tutor ill or injured students.

  • Tutoring students through the METCO program.

  • Donating tutoring lessons to local school PTO fundraisers and silent auctions.

  • Purchasing ads to support school publications, events, and organizations.

  • Hosting free meetings at local libraries to update families on timely topics and resources.

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Deborah Brooks, Team Builder

With a background in business and sales, Deborah, Founder and Director of Active Minds Tutoring understands (perhaps more than most) the importance of customer service and knowing how to match people to their ideal solutions. During her time as a pharmaceutical sales executive, she was responsible for educating physicians, helping them optimize their success and improve patients’ lives. She also served as a sales trainer, teaching newcomers how to establish a rapport with their customers and build credibility leading to a network of meaningful relationships.


Deborah’s professional healthcare experience managing a downtown Boston sales territory gave her the confidence to launch and build her tutoring company from the ground up over 15 years. Educating and guiding others has always been in her nature, which is why ActiveMinds was the logical next phase in her career. Deborah began offering in-home tutoring in Newton, quickly expanding her service area to help more families. Her exceptional interpersonal skills and knack for collaborating combined with her passion for helping others succeed have played a critical role in the growth of her business.


Deborah, a natural teacher and lifelong learner, finds it most rewarding knowing that she and her team are making a lasting impact on the lives of others.


“ActiveMinds provides reliable tutoring assignments with exceptional families and students. Deborah is approachable and a pleasure to work with. If you are an educator considering a position at ActiveMinds, expect to work with someone who is fair, thorough, and extremely diligent to her work.”

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Become a Tutor

We are always searching for top-notch tutors with diverse experiences, education, availability, and styles.

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When you join our team, you will:

  • Benefit from 15+ years of family connections

  • Design your own flexible schedule

  • Never sign a non-compete


If it sounds like a great fit, tell us a bit about yourself via the form below and email your resume to

Please note: Tutors should live/work within 10-12 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.

Tutor Application

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Are you a certified teacher? (this is NOT required)

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