Our Tutors2020-05-15T14:03:57-07:00

On-Track’s Tutors

We believe our students deserve the best tutors so we hire the best! Our team of tutors includes the following:

  • Current and retired general education, gifted education, and special education teachers

  • Local educators familiar with curricula and teaching methods used by local schools

  • Holders of advanced degrees, certificates, and credentials

  • Experts in their respective fields

That said, we believe there’s more to being a successful instructor than degrees, certificates, and classroom experience alone. Our tutors share in our philosophy of teaching to the individual and each tutor we hire is gifted in the art of individualizing instruction – whether they are educators by trade, engineers, speech pathologists, accountants, former NASA scientists, or published writers.

Moreover, each shares our enthusiasm for inspiring a passion for learning and empowering students to discover their strengths and achieve results.

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Our 8-Point Pledge

  1. Tutor-Student Matching On-Track has a talented pool of tutors with various expertise. We will match your student with a tutor who has the perfect combination of subject knowledge and experience. Further, we understand the importance of compatibility and will do everything we can to ensure a great match is achieved! With plenty of tutors to choose from (70+), a perfect match is on the books!
  2. Quality On-Track tutors participate in rigorous pre-and post-interview processes and training. Background checks are performed on each prospective tutor and many have a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card. Each tutor must demonstrate the ability to mentor, role model, and teach effectively. We hire only the best individuals who have a passion for education, teaching children, and who desire to continue their own education through ongoing training and workshops.
  3. Professionalism On-Track’s tutors adhere to a strict code of conduct and level of professionalism. Plus our administrative team takes care of the behind-the-scenes business aspects of tutoring, which allows our tutors to focus on what they do best: teaching!
  4. Accountability A proud member of the Better Business Bureau and the National Tutoring Association, On-Track is invested in helping your child succeed. We are committed to going above and beyond to give you and your child a great academic experience. Our online Tutoring Management System allows you to check on sessions, read tutor’s notes, and more, at your convenience. Most importantly, we teach our students to be accountable for their own academic success.
  5. Reliability Unexpected things happen, however, when you are working with On-Track you can be assured that we’ve got it covered. Our vast supply of resources guarantees your needs are met should something unexpected occur.
  6. Experience and a Proven Track Record We don’t just serve the community – we live and work in the community! In business since 1999, On-Track is one of only a few locally owned and operated tutoring companies in the Valley. Led by Dana Herzberg, M.Ed., who has worked with children with special needs in the Phoenix area for over a decade, our tutors mirror her enthusiasm for individualized instruction and superior education.
  7. Flexibility On-Track offers a range of tutoring services to fit your family’s needs, schedule, and budget. We have tutoring available one-on-one, in pairs, and in small groups. Our tutors work with you on scheduling and can come to your home, certain school campuses, or our Paradise Valley location. We do not require a minimum number of hours per month. Unlike other companies, you do not have to pay in advance; you pay only for the tutoring you receive.
  8. Success Put simply, On-Track is the BEST choice for tutoring in the valley…but don’t just take our word for it! Read what our students and families have to say about On-Track on our Successes page.

Academic success and skills that last a lifetime!

Regardless of students’ learning challenges, On-Track will find the keys to unlock your student’s learning strengths.

I can, without hesitation, refer families to On-Track and know that they will get excellent attention and quality service.

Dr. Jennifer Gatt, Child and Adolescent Neuropsychologist

Students with learning and attention deficit disorders require comprehensive and systematic programs of support, that include direct instruction in the strategies and techniques that can help them to cope with… Read full testimonial »

Dr. Chris Nicholls, Nicholls Group Licensed Psychologist

I was having difficulties with reading comprehension and Dana recognized the situation. She provided testing to understand my problems more in-depth. As a result I began working with a wonderful… Read full testimonial »

Rachel, College Student

Dana Herzberg and On-Track Tutoring was everything we were looking for when we needed to find help for our son. Our son had been diagnosed with several learning challenges and… Read full testimonial »

The Lee Family

We love On-Track and its staff. Our son has worked well with each of his tutors, and we all thank On-Track for their support over the years. You make a… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

I have been meaning to let you know how deeply important our tutor has been in our lives!! She is by far the most gifted, inspiring teacher I have encountered… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

Our child has just started On-Track’s SAT program on a one-to-one basis with one of your tutors. He has taken Princeton AND Sylvan courses and said that he has already… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

The way our daughter’s new tutor speaks of On-Track shows that she has the utmost respect for what you are undertaking and she seems very pleased to be a part… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

Thank you so very much for sending our tutor to us! He is bright, talented, wonderful and a natural tutor. He understands our daughter and instructs as he tutors and… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

Our daughter has really been paying better attention in math since she’s been helped by the tutoring and Foundations program. She no longer feels lost and uninterested. She’s excited about… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

On-Track Tutoring has helped my son achieve better grades and develop a higher sense of self-esteem.

Proud Parent

My tutor is very patient and helps me see some of the most difficult stuff in the most obvious ways.

OTT Middle-School Student

We think [OTT Tutor] is great. He explains things so that she can understand and retain that information.

Parent of a High School Junior receiving Algebra II support

The [OTT Strategic Connections Coach] has been a great match not just for our son, but for our family.

Mother of a son with Autism/ADHD who receives Executive Function Skills Training

On Track Tutoring, led by Dana Herzberg, has been a tutor, advocate and friend to my family for about 9 years. Dana began one-on-one tutoring with my oldest son Ben… Read full testimonial »

Karen and Bill Powell

I like the training, the flexibility, and the unique subjects (I never thought I would tutor a gifted four year old in music). I also think Karen and the team… Read full testimonial »

On-Track Strategic Connections Coach and General Academic Tutor

I love the students I have worked with through On-Track. I have worked for several years with my students and it is so exciting to see their progress. I always… Read full testimonial »

Special Ed and General Academic Tutor with OTT since 2008

We love On-Track and its staff. Our son has worked well with each of his tutors, and we all thank On-Track for their support over the years. You make a… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent
[On-Track Tutor] has been such a great help because she communicates! I have seen a lot of improvement since she has been Jessica’s tutor.
The Teacher of an 11th Grader receiving support in English, AZ/US History, World History, Psychology, Algebra, and Biology
[OTT Tutor] is a very qualified tutor. We are starting to see improvements in Darcy’s math grades!
Mother of a 7th Grade National Junior Honors Society Student

I think this is an amazing company. The staff (especially Karen) is supportive, easy to get a hold of, and does a great job of following up on any concerns.… Read full testimonial »

OTT K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Ed Tutor and EF Coach

We have noticed that [OTT Tutor’s] tutelage has improved Harry’s reading fluency.

Mother of 4th Grade Student receiving support for Reading Comprehension and Fluency

We think [OTT Tutor] is great. He explains things so that she can understand and retain that information.

Parent of a High School Junior receiving Algebra II support

She [OTT Tutor] presents herself in a very organized and professional manner. I have high trust and confidence in her ability. Our son also seems to respond positively to her… Read full testimonial »

Mother of 6th Grade Student receiving support with Wilson Reading Program

He [On-Track Tutor] has been extremely professional, and is a nice person. Christopher does feel like he’s benefited from working with him and has enjoyed his sessions! [OTT Tutor] is… Read full testimonial »

Mother of 11th Grader receiving Test Prep (ACT) services

Your years of patience, guidance, and teaching are paying off for our son!

Proud Parent

My husband and I recently worked with On-Track Tutoring for family coaching and early childhood services. We were looking for methods to help us with our 3-year-old son and with… Read full testimonial »

Mom of 3-year-old Braden

I enjoy working with On-Track, needless to say for many years, because I love the administration, staff and teachers that work with Jones-Gordon and On-Track. We are all on the… Read full testimonial »

OTT Reading & Writing Tutor and Strategic Connections Coach since 2006

I love working for OTT for many reasons! The staff is so supportive, thoughtful, and flexible. The pay rate is generous and the schedule flexibility is great! I appreciate being… Read full testimonial »

Tutor with OTT since 2014

He [OTT Tutor] has been great! He’s exactly the kind of person I was hoping you’d be able to find for Chris. He’s passionate about his subject matter and it… Read full testimonial »

Father of a 9th Grade Honors English Student

She [OTT Strategic Connections Coach] has been a perfect choice for Cole. She is very professional and personable. The manner in which she talks to Cole and relates to him… Read full testimonial »

Mother of 6th Grader receiving Executive Function Skills support

Our son has struggled with keeping up with schoolwork and maintaining his grades since 2nd grade. He has worked pretty consistently with tutors to help him stay organized and get… Read full testimonial »

Jennifer, Mom of a High School Student receiving Executive Function and Academic Tutoring