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17 Arboretum Dr,
Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 1 - 7 PM

Tutoring available 24/7

We Believe...

Learning is exciting!

Students are curious - we encourage and value that!
Students create their own understanding of the world - we make sure that they actively tackle concepts!
Students engage in critical thinking - we structure tasks so that even young children can analyze and appraise what they are learning.

This is not a place for drills and worksheets; this is a place for students to think curiously, creatively and critically!

Who We Are

Partners in Learning has been a family-owned Davis institution for over two decades. Our tutors are experts in their fields, and are primarily undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates of UC Davis. Together, we form a vibrant and resourceful learning community.

What We Do

We strive to give you, our students, every advantage with individual and small group attention. Our lessons are assessment-based and developed specifically for you, so you receive exactly what you need to succeed. We tutor all ages and abilities in a diverse array of subjects.

How Tutoring Works

To begin classes at Partners in Learning, start by calling our office. We will match you with a tutor based on your desired subject, level, and availability. Because we want to be sure that you and your tutor are a good fit, you may meet your tutor before committing to classes.

During the first session, you and your tutor will discuss your needs and goals and complete an interactive assessment. In order to design lessons tailored specifically to your needs, tutors must determine the areas in which you are strongest, which areas need strengthening, and the ways in which you learn best.

When school is in session, our office is open Monday-Thursday from 1-7pm. Once we match you with a tutor, you may meet your tutor in our center at any time that fits both your schedules, in or outside of our office hours. We know that you have busy and unpredictable schedules and do our best to be flexible. Should your tutor ever be absent, we will be happy to provide a substitute for you.

Elementary Classes

Language Arts

Reading: Through our unique phonics program we’ll help your child learn to recognize letter sounds and decode words. By understanding how sounds combine to create words, students can improve their ability to read fluently and accurately.

Reading Comprehension: Learning to understand and attach meanings to the words in a text is an important part of reading. We will help students identify main concepts and relate what they read to real-life experiences so that they can understand, remember, and share what they read with others. We believe that with encouragement, all children can acquire the skills and confidence needed to develop a love of reading.

Writing: Creating a strong writing foundation when students are young fosters a love of writing. We challenge our students to be creative and think critically in order to develop their writing skills.

Some common topics we cover include:

  • Writing legibly
  • Using standard grammar and punctuation
  • Identifying and understanding different parts of speech
  • Improving spelling and vocabulary
  • Constructing complete sentences with varied sentence structures
  • Using paragraphs to separate thoughts and ideas
  • Writing multiple drafts in order to identify and correctly edit mistakes
  • Experimenting with different types of writing such as different kinds of essays, stories, and poetry


Some common topics we cover include:

  • Number sense, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Time and money, fractions, decimal, and percents
  • Word problems and Common Core curriculum


Our science programs introduce young students to the scientific method. Since we are located directly off the Arboretum our tutors have access to a wide ecosystem of flora, fauna, and potential experiments! We have several resources including microscopes to examine the microscopic world!

"My daughter’s reading progressed by leaps and bounds with tutoring by Partners in Learning. Moreover, her increased confidence carried into other subjects at school. She wants to go to tutoring. And she loves her tutor. Partners in Learning takes an individualized and personal approach to their students. I’m so glad we found them. Partners in Learning is one of the best things we have done for our daughter."
—Davis parent of two Montgomery students

Junior High and High School Classes

Language Arts

English: Reading Comprehension, Writing Composistion, Grammar

Foreign Languages: Spanish, French, German

Advanced Placement (AP Classes)

We offer tutoring for all of your student's AP classes. Our tutors have extensive teaching experience and will help prepare your student for AP coursework and the AP exams.

AP Classes held for: Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English Language and Composition, US Government and Politics, US History, Macro/Microeconomics, Spanish, French


Junior High: Common Core, PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Geometry

High School: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Intro to Analysis/ Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics


Junior High: Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Earth Science, Biology

High School: Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology

SAT/ACT Test Prep


For each test prep (PSAT, SAT, and ACT), we offer an 8-hour comprehensive review and test taking strategies of the math and English portions of the respective tests. We cap these groups at 5 people, so that your student receives specialized attention.

Please call to reserve your spot in a class. We must have two or more students enrolled in order to run a class. If we have scheduled a group class already, you are welcome to join it, as long as there is still a spot. If you have two or more students, we can work with you to create a group class at days and times that work for all involved. For more individualized attention and flexible scheduling, we also offer one-on-one tutoring in both subjects for all three tests.

Please call if you have any questions, to set up a class, or to reserve your spot.

Mock Test

We now offer SAT and ACT mock testing. Take a practice test before the real thing. We do our best to simulate actual testing conditions and protocol. Test-takers must call to sign up at least week in advance. If we do not have two or more registrants, the test will be canceled. So tell a friend! Call us for other mock testing.

College Classes

We offer tutoring for a variety of undergraduate level classes, including, but not limited to, the following subjects. Please give us a call if the subject you desire help with is not listed here; we may well just have the perfect tutor for you!

Language Composition and Literature

Some common topics we cover include:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German

Math and Sciences

Some common topics we cover include:

  • Algebra
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Classes offered for UC Davis, Sacramento City College, Woodland Community College, and more!

Featured and Adult Education

Educational Coaching

Organizational, Study, and Time Management Skills: Organizational and study skills are essential tools a student needs in order to succeed. Our tutors have the necessary training and experience to help students apply organizational and study skills to all subjects. These classes are designed to provide students with important life-skills needed to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.

What do tutors do to help:

  • Provide accountability for assignments and projects
  • Teach organizational methods and options and help you plan ahead
  • Teach study methods and options
  • Teach students how to take effective notes and establish a study plan
  • Assist students in establishing goals and staying organized with a planner in order to turn assignments in on time

College Applications: We’ll provide help in preparing for college and keeping up with important deadlines.

Math Review for Parents

This class is designed for parents who want to assist their children with homework do so more effectively. This class will help you:

  • Become familiar with current grade level standards
  • Review concepts and vocabulary
  • Learn teaching techniques

This unique class is designed to help parents brush up on the math they learned years ago, get in touch with current grade-level curriculum, and receive pointers on the different ways to teach key concepts so that they can, in turn, help their children with school work. Our teachers are tutors who work with children at these levels daily and have done so for years. They have amassed understanding of key concepts, resources, and teaching techniques that help students learn, and they would love to share their expertise.

Call or email us for more information and to schedule a class.

English as a Second Language

We can help whether you are preparing for the TOEFL or if you would like to refine your conversational English. We offer training for English language learners to succeed with exams, in the workplace, or for relationships!

Foreign Language

We currently provide Spanish, French, and German immersion classes for all levels, and elementary Mandarin Chinese. Improve your conversational skills in a foriegn language by practicing with our fluent or native speaking tutors weekly.

Meet Our Tutors

Pricing Options

Tutoring Rates

Private tutoring is one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring/classes is 2 or more students in the same class.

  • 1 hr/wk (private): $42.50/hr
  • 2-3 hr/wk (private): $37.50/hr
  • 4+ hr/wk (private): $32.50/hr

  • Pay-As-You-Go Rates: $47.50/hr
  • Group classes: $32.00/hr
  • In-Home Tutoring: +$10.00/hr to above rates

Test Prep Classes

Test preperation classes do not adhere to the sliding scale, and are billed at a flat hourly rate.

  • Private: $42.50/hr
  • Group: $32.00/hr

Mock Test Price

  • $40: take the test and receive the answer key when testing is complete.
  • $80: receive written feedback and one hour-long consultation with the appropriate tutor(s). The hour may be divided between math and writing/verbal if needed. We will schedule your consultation session after the tutors have had time to review and grade your test.

Payment is due at the beginning of each month for the projected amount of lessons within that month. If the amount of lessons paid for is more than those taken at the end of the month, we can either credit your account for the next month or give you a refund.

Come and check out our quirky new location! Off the beaten path, but right in the middle of everything.

From downtown:

Turn on to Arboretum Drive from Old Davis Road (just past the intersection of 1st and A Streets). Follow Arboretum Drive past Solano Park and keep left. Or, park behind Whole Foods (2-hour parking until 5pm) and walk under the shovel sculpture and across the arboretum. Look for the Brain Sign!

Contact Us

voice: (530) 753 9127
text: (530) 719 7365
address: 17 Arboretum Dr, Davis, CA 95616