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Why Prep Academy Tutors? Professional Private Tutoring in San Antonio

At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide your child with the right tools to reach academic success. Our certified and accredited tutors set us apart from other private tutoring companies in San Antonio and make us a reliable source for personalized education. Every student is capable of reaching academic success — they just need the right tools and resources to do so. At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide private in-home tutoring in San Antonio that is personally catered to the unique needs of each of our students. Our tutors approach each student individually to provide them with a personalized educational environment that is low-pressure, and familiar. By providing this personalized attention, we can work with your child to fill any gaps in their knowledge and help them to catch up with their peers. If your child needs a more personalized approach to education to improve their grades and comprehension, Prep Academy Tutors can match them with a tutor who will best suit their needs and personal learning style. We like to think of our tutors as your child’s “smart friend” who can explain things in a way that they can understand and retain. We know that your child’s academic journey is important to you, which is why we maintain open communication with parents every step of the way. Instead of impersonal emails, we bring our personalized approach to learning to our communication with parents. We schedule phone calls and face to face meetings so that we can update you on your child’s progress and work as a team to keep them on track on their path to academic fulfilment.

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Certified Tutors in San Antonio

Prep Academy Tutors is an elite team of certified teachers who have the qualifications and knowledge needed to provide a professional level of education. Our San Antonio tutors are certified tutors in San Antonio who are qualified to teach but believe in the value of personalized education. After COVID-19, many K-12 students have fallen behind. Tutoring has been proven to be the most effective method of getting students back to their grade level, or above. One-on-one tutoring is more effective than smaller class sizes, after-school classes, longer semesters, longer school days, or summer school. In addition, today’s large class sizes make it nearly impossible to give each student the right level of attention they need. We pride ourselves in providing certified educators with an alternative option that allows them to educate in an environment that is low-pressure and personal to each student. At Prep Academy Tutors, we create an environment that is both fulfilling and enriching for both our tutors and students.

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Flexible In-Home and Online Tutors

Prep Academy Tutors is a team of flexible in-home and online tutors who will work around your schedule to provide your child with the level of education they need, at times that are convenient for your family.

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Personalized Education

Our tutors provide personalized education with a high level of professionalism and service. We are committed to providing a personalized approach to education to help every student to help them reach academic success.

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Professional Tutoring Services

in San Antonio

At Prep Academy Tutors we know that no two children learn in exactly the same way, which is why we offer various styles of private tutoring services in San Antonio.

Our tutors cater their approach to education based on a student’s individual needs to not only fill in gaps in their knowledge but to form a close relationship that is both encouraging and empowering. To us education is fun, and we want your child to have fun on their journey to academic success.

We are proud to have a team of tutors in San Antonio who can provide students with the personalized level of education they need to better retain course material, catch up to their peers, and gain an entirely new level of confidence in their academic ability. 

Don’t let your child struggle academically when they can benefit from personalized tutoring services.

Our tutors in San Antonio are ready to provide your child with the personalized attention they need to excel.

Learn more about the tutoring services our certified teachers can provide to help elevate your child’s educational experience.

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One-on-One Tutoring in San Antonio


It can be challenging for teachers in the classroom to give every student the attention they need to succeed. Fortunately, Prep Academy Tutors provides at-home and online one-on-one tutoring in San Antonio.

Instead of acting like a teacher at the front of the classroom, our tutors act more like a “smart friend” who can reiterate source material and explain subject matter in a way that is easy to understand.

By bringing education into your home, our tutors can better explain course material and revisit challenging subject matter to fill in any gaps in your child’s knowledge.

Our educators work one-one-one with students to make a connection, better understand the student’s individual educational needs, and accommodate accordingly with a customized education plan that is unique to the student.

Our tutors create a safe, low-pressure educational environment where students feel like they can learn and develop comprehension at their own pace.

Prep Academy Tutors provides semi-private tutoring in Oklahoma so that students can benefit from the magic that happens when you put two heads together.

If your child and a friend are at a similar learning stage and are interested in utilizing tutoring, they can benefit from having the same instructor while also getting a more one-on-one approach to learning.

Prep Academy Tutors offers group tutoring in San Antonio for groups of 3-6 students. While group tutoring does not provide the same personalization as one-on-one tutoring, it makes up for this with the energy, camaraderie, and collaboration that comes with group learning.

In group tutoring, students can come together to work as a team, brainstorm, bounce ideas off one another, and provide each other with the support and encouragement to confidently set and reach academic goals.

Because all students have different learning needs, capabilities, and interests, some subjects can pose as more of a challenge in the classroom than others. This is why Prep Academy Tutors hires certified educators with various specialties.

 Whether you are looking for a science tutor or English tutor in San Antonio, we can pair your child with a tutor who has the specialized knowledge needed to fill in any gaps in their knowledge of a particular subject.


We offer tutoring for the following subjects:

● Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Science)

● Social Studies (Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics)

● Mathematics (General Mathematics, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Vectors, Data Management, Advanced Functions)

● English (Essay Writing, Reading, Literature, Writing Skills)

● Languages (Spanish, French, Italian and Latin)

San Antonio develops a curriculum based on standards established by the Texas State Department of Education.

In San Antonio, the adoption of standards is a State Department of Education responsibility. A standard describes what student should know and be able to do. Standards are sometimes referred to as learning standards. Standards define the goals of education — what students need to learn — not the processes of education or how schools are structured or how they operate.

These curriculum standards are maintained by all of our tutors. By working with your child’s curriculum, we can help fill any gaps in their knowledge and cover material before it’s taught. This will provide them with the tools they need to better understand and more confidently approach subject matter as it is taught.

Enrichment Programs

Tutoring is for more than just remediation purposes. Tutoring can be an enriching experience for any student looking to learn more or get ahead. Prep Academy Tutors offers enrichment tutoring programs in San Antonio to help students challenge themselves academically.


Remedial Programs:

Every child is capable of learning when equipped with the right tools. Prep Academy Tutors offers remedial programs that are designed to provide these tools to students struggling with subjects like reading and English.

We offer two remedial programs:


Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Program: Our tutors offer a direct instruction reading mastery program that is designed to help students struggling with reading comprehension. This program is 90% review based and uses carefully developed and fully-scripted directions to help students to retain information long term and develop comprehension at a faster rate.


The Wilson Reading System: This program is designed to suit the educational needs of students with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities. Tutors executing this program exercise the Orton-Gillingham method; which is the concept of utilizing multi-sensory instruction through reading, listening, seeing, etc., which helps students to retain literacy comprehension.


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Shawn Dinsmore

Shawn, along with his wife, Taira, is the co-owner of Prep Academy Tutors – San Antonio. Shawn is a US Army Veteran with seven years of flying helicopters serving in South Korea, Colorado, and North Carolina. With a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Shawn brings 20 years of business experience that includes leading and managing people and projects, building and scaling people-driven businesses, and creating revenue growth through marketing, sales, partnership development and contract implementation. He has experience in consulting, technology, manufacturing and healthcare.

After raising his own four boys, watching them grow and thrive in a homeschool and co-op environment, Shawn sees the value and need for multiple complimentary supplemental education services and is very excited to be a part of the Prep Academy Tutors team, helping deliver exceptional tutoring services to all students and families in the greater San Antonio area.

Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, CrossFitting, Skiing, and playing Golf and Pickleball.

Taira Dinsmore

At Prep Academy Tutors, we’re dedicated to helping students excel in their academic journey. With over two decades of experience, Taira brings a strong educational background and a passion for teaching to our personalized tutoring services.

With her educational foundation rooted in a degree in Operations Research with minors in Mathematics and German from the prestigious US Air Force Academy, for 20 years, she has honed her expertise by tutoring middle and high school mathematics. In addition, she has spent four years specializing in SAT/ACT test preparation, helping students achieve their best scores. As a testament to her commitment to education, she’s also dedicated five years to teaching high school math in a traditional classroom setting.

Taira’s experience extends beyond the traditional classroom. She’s successfully homeschooled her children for 14 years, covering many subjects. This hands-on experience has given her a unique perspective on individualized, one-on-one teaching and the flexibility to adapt to diverse learning styles.

Our unwavering commitment to providing customized support for each student sets Prep Academy Tutors apart. We believe learning is not one-size-fits-all, and our approach reflects this philosophy. Whether it’s mastering fundamental math concepts, excelling in standardized tests, or even exploring subjects outside the traditional curriculum, we are here to tailor our teaching to the unique needs of each student.

Taira is excited to bring her experience in education and her love of students and learning to the Prep Academy Team.  At Prep Academy, we understand the transformative power of personal attention, so we specialize in one-on-one or small-group settings. This allows us to identify and address our students’ specific challenges and learning goals, fostering a solid and supportive educational environment.

When not focused on your student’s success, Taira enjoys CrossFitting, Hiking, Running Spartan Races and playing board games with her kids.

meet our

Tutors of San Antonio

Abigail T.
Abigail T.
Elementary School Teacher
Elementary Education (K-6), Harp, Music Theory, Piano
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Adeola M.
Adeola M.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, College Essay Writing, Elementary Education (K-6), English, Math, Pre-Algebra, Science, Social Studies, US History
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Amy S-K.
Amy S-K.
Elementary and Middle School Teacher
Elementary Education K-5, Math, Pre-Algebra
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Andre T.
Andre T.
Middle and High School Teacher
English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, SAT Prep, SSAT Prep, Social Studies
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Anita M.
Anita M.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
Elementary Education 1-6, English, English (7-10), English 8-12, Reading, SAT Prep, SSAT Prep, Spanish, Writing
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Anne W.
Anne W.
High School Teacher
ACT Prep, Biology, Chemistry, English, MCAT, Math, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, Physics, SSAT/ISEE Test Prep
9, 10, 11, 12
Annie D.
Annie D.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, College Essay Writing, Direct Instruction, Elementary Education (K-6), English, Environmental Science, Geometry, Mandarin, Math, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, Physics, Pre Calculus, Pre-Algebra, SSAT/ISEE Test Prep, Statistics, Trigonometry, US History
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Beth F.
Beth F.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
ACT Prep, Algebra, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Geometry, Math, SAT Prep, Spanish
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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