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University Place Tutors

Private Tutors in University Place for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great University Place Tutor? From elementary all the way up to college and graduate school, our experienced team at Grade Potential ensures that you’ll receive the highest quality tutoring on your way to achieving your goals, all at an affordable price! We've worked with thousands of local students, so we know what it takes to be successful around here.

New clients receive a risk-free trial session where you can meet a tutor with no obligation. If you're not thrilled after your first hour, we don't charge you anything! Call us now to learn more and get specific pricing.

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About University Place

When you are seeking a tutor in Pierce County, Washington, an ideal place to look is the small city of University Place. Named for University of Puget Sound, a private liberal arts school in Tacoma who once ventured to build an additional campus on its land, University Place is a particularly interesting city with a rich history all its own. You might not know that at one point in time, University Place was the second largest film production site after Hollywood. Many silent films were produced there, including Eyes of the Totem, a film by Academy Award nominated director W. S. "One Take Woody" Van Dyke, which was believed to be lost forever until the year 2014, nearly 90 years after its release in 1927. The film starred Wanda Hawley, Tom Santschi, Anne Cornwall, Gareth Hughes, and Bert Woodruff, all prolific actors of the silent era with its director Van Dyke in an uncredited cameo role. It might also interest many people to know that Gary Larson, the cartoonist behind the highly influential, hilarious, and surprisingly educational (many teachers and tutors have been known to feature his cartoons in their classes and even on their tests) newspaper cartoon The Far Side was born and raised in University Place, where he graduated from Curtis Senior High School, one of eight public schools in the city's school district (in addition to the private K-12 Charles Wright Academy). A man of many talents, Gary Larson played banjo and guitar at Curtis High before going on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from Washington State. Like many artists and writers raised in the Pacific Northwest, Larson's background in Washington led him to develop a strong respect for wildlife and conservation, as evidenced by many of his cartoons featuring anthropomorphized domestic and wild animals which allow readers to think about animals in ways that they otherwise never would. Another author from Pierce County is John J. Nance, a former Good Morning America reporter and commercial airline pilot who had the good fortune of having two of his novels adapted into miniseries which aired on ABC and NBC. Perhaps the better known of the two, Doomsday Virus, examines a much bleaker side of biology than Larson as it examines the life of a German wildlife videographer who inadvertently infects New York City with a lethal virus. On a lighter note, the city of University Place also features incredible scenery including illustrious views of nearby Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound.

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University Place Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide University Place students with the opportunity to win a semi-annual college scholarship of $1,000! We are proud to assist students with their investment in education. Many local families trust us with their educational investment on a regular basis, so we feel great about giving back in a similar way! Click below to learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply.Learn How To Apply

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University Place Scholarship


Thanks for your interest in our scholarship! Every six months, we select the essay that our panel of 3 judges determines to be the best.

The Fall deadline to apply is November 15th. The Fall winner will be announced to all applicants on December 10th.

The Spring deadline to apply is May 15th. The Spring winner will be announced to all applicants on June 10th.

The current essay prompt is, “Who has inspired your education the most and why?”

Please email your entry to: scholcontest@gradepotential.com

Entries must be between 300-1,000 words.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. One entry per household per year. Winner will be notified via email on or before the Winner Selection Date. Failure by potential winner to respond to such notification within ten (10) days of notification, or failure by the potential winner to adhere to these Official Rules, will result in disqualification of the potential winner and an alternate winner will be selected.


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