In mathematics, the distance from zero to any given point is called its “absolute value.” And since distance, just like learning, isn’t measured in negatives, the absolute value of anything is always positive. We named our business after this concept because every step we help you take towards knowledge is a positive step towards increased confidence, better grades, and overall success.
Why Absolute Value?
At Absolute Value, our goal is to encourage each student, regardless of age, to discover the value of becoming an active, lifelong learner. For one student, that might mean working one-on-one with a tutor to get an “A” in a particularly challenging subject. For another, it might mean joining a learning pod to enjoy enrichment activities in a social setting. And for yet another, it might mean taking a hobby to the next level in a class like Creative Writing or Digital Design and Illustration. Whatever you want to know, we can help you know better!
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Meet the Owners
Heather and Tom Earley started Absolute Value Tutoring in 2016 to help young adults navigate through the complex structure of SAT testing, mathematics, language and literature, and emerging technologies and software.
What began as independent tutoring services has since evolved into a dedicated onsite educational facility with a wealth of interesting and challenging courses. The courses offered by Absolute Value reflect the core values that Heather and Tom cherish and endorse.
Absolute Value thrives on a love for learning and exploration with an appreciation for STEM subjects as well as artistic creativity to strengthen the talents of the many individuals who take classes with them.
With a professional background and years of experience in education, Heather and Tom dedicate their time and efforts to provide their students with the right instructors and the necessary guidance for understanding and mastering new skills.
Come to AVT and KNOW BETTER!
We are an educational center like no other. Sure, we offer traditional one-on-one tutoring and subject-specific group lessons, but we also serve as the single best place in the South Hills for innovative, top-quality enrichment classes for adults and children alike. From Adobe Photoshop to Microsoft Office…Ableton digital music technology to full, onsite science labs…our exceptional instructors are here for every single person who just wants to LEARN in an exciting, high-tech, welcoming space. Whatever you want to know, we can help you know better!
SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES!
Travel Through the Middle Ages (Gr. 5-6) JULY 5-8 2-3:30PMHeather and Tom Earley
Drawing and Composition JUNE 20-24 6-7:30PMTyler Presutti
Create Your Own Language! (Gr. 4-5) JUNE 13-17 **FULL**Nikki Phillips
Math Refresher – Rising 6th Graders AUGUST 1-4 3-4PMYucheng (Josh) Xie
ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS: Rising 6th Graders AUGUST 1-5 2-3PMHeather and Tom Earley
Math Refresher – Rising 6th Graders AUGUST 22-25 3-4PMHeather Squires Moore
MORE CLASSES LISTED UNDER COURSES > SUMMER PROGRAMS
Essential Study Skills…Highly Recommend!
My incoming 7th grader just finished the Essential Study Skills class, and it is music to my ears to hear her tell me about how to set goals, use a planner, and have weekly family meetings to review schedules so she can manage her time. She is much more confident about starting school. We will be sending our son when he starts middle school as well. Highly recommend. ~ Jennifer M.
“Above and Beyond!”
My 9-year-old daughter had the opportunity to experience the Music Technology Camp this summer, and I knew the immediate impact on her when she was so excited after the first day to share everything she’d learned! Absolute Value Tutoring goes above and beyond to bring high-level learning to their students, and their staff is unbelievable! ~ Marla Z.
My son loves the escape rooms!
My son joined the chess club a few months ago and loved it. He is now participating in an Escape Room pod and leaves each week super excited about the puzzles and the fun of trying to figure them out. I love how he is learning while having a blast! We will be registering for summer camps! -Rachael B., parent of a Mt. Lebanon 5th-grader
Great Course Offerings!
We love Absolute Value Tutoring. From the grade-level pods and chess clubs to the science labs and escape rooms, we couldn’t be happier with our child’s experience. Highly recommend! -Jemma P., parent of a Mt. Lebanon 5th-grader
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AVT. Know better, do better.