Each year, hundreds of thousands of parents come to Thumbtack to connect with skilled instructors, providing data on their needs across dozens of academic and after-school subjects. Our 2016 Back-to-School Guide looks at this data to help students plan ahead for academic challenges before they fall behind. We reveal the most popular and fastest-growing subjects: the areas where students are likely to need an extra hand and where they’re likely to face the most competition from ambitious peers.
Based on data from almost 200,000 requests for tutoring and after-school enrichment lessons, the Thumbtack Back-to-School Guide is the largest nationwide study of its kind. The report shows that college-readiness is top of mind, with admissions test prep and support for challenging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes among the fastest-growing subjects. Trends in foreign language lessons revealed that, more than ever, students are preparing for success in a globalized economy, while our ranking of the states and cities that are most invested in student success unearthed some surprises of its own.
Check out the full report for all the latest back-to-school tutoring and lessons trends for 2016 including the top cities and states for tutoring, the most popular academic tutoring subjects, the lowdown on America’s test prep explosion, the most popular music and language lessons and what you can really expect to pay for tutoring this year.