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 our weekly collaborative group sessions with friends to stay on top of the material being taught in school. And for yet another, it might mean taking a hobby to the next level in a class or workshop like Creative Writing or Digital Design and Illustration, or Coding with Python. Whatever you want to know, we can help you know better!
Why Absolute Value?
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.
About 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. Their beautiful center is conveniently located in the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon on Washington Road.
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 iPhone Safety and Security classes to Animating with Procreate…from Private Geometry tutoring to Paw Patrol Reading Camp…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!
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HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US!
Amazing experience with Absolute Value!
We had an amazing experience with Absolute Value Tutoring. After several months of tutoring, my son went from struggling to being recommended for honors math at his middle school. Not only did my son learn a lot, he had a lot of fun, too. Highly recommend! ~Hollie D.
Exceptional SAT Prep
My daughter went to Absolute Value’s one-on-one tutoring sessions in hopes of improving her SAT score. Heather and her staff created a personalized tutoring plan for her and with their help and expertise she was able to raise her score by 160 points. I highly recommend them! ~Maria M.
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.
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AVT. Know better, do better.