Achievement Plus is a home tutoring program serving the Southside and Peninsula areas of Hampton Roads year round since 1998.  It is owned and operated by Chuck Davis, a retired Navy officer and Chesapeake Public Schools high school math teacher. At this time we are only offering virtual tutoring.

Subjects offered range from pre-school to college level math, science, English, social studies, business, foreign languages, study skills, and computer training. 

With over 100 qualified tutors we can offer help to parents in preparing their child for any Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in elementary, middle, or high school.  Special needs and reading specialists are also available.  Our tutors are available in the cities of: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and parts of Williamsburg.

Our goal is to provide qualified tutors to help students to achieve their best.  We attempt to match student availability and needs with tutors near them.  Most of our tutors are certified teachers and have several years' experience, but other qualifications are considered.

For the safety of both the tutor and the student, an adult must be present during all tutoring sessions.  

We are partnered with Tidewater Friends of Foster Care  to provide tutors for foster children throughout the entire area.  The children range from Pre-K to Junior College.  If you are interested in tutoring a foster child, please contact us immediately.


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"Just wanted to say thank you. Kim is really making headway with Bridget. She's making it fun at the same time too."

Jennifer Sherman

Some of our clients, like Traci Au on left, prefer to meet with their tutor, Sandra Hall on right, at a library or public building.

Achievement Plus was founded on the belief that every student has the ability to learn.


Over the past 18 years, our tutors have helped hundreds of students to improve their study habits, comprehension, and test-taking skills. As a result, these students have earned better test scores and grades, and grown in self-esteem and confidence. We love celebrating those victories with our students.


Much of our business continues to result from parents who recommended Achievement Plus to a friend.

"I have been extremely satisfied with Mr. Smyder as a Statistics tutor for my daughter Casey.  He was "easy to do business with"; always prepared; on time, and approached this task with professionalism. Toward the end, Mr. Smyder was spending extra time preparing for unique statistic problems that Casey was asking help on - this is a testament to his willingness to be there for his students. He is also a gentleman - Casey noted that he always stood as she approached the table he was at - very remarkable in this day and age of casualness.

Terry Peele

Call us:  757-440-1559

Text us:  757-274-2444

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Our Tutors

All Achievement Plus tutors are graduates of a 4 year college or higher. Many of them are also certified teachers, but other qualifications are considered.

  • Math at all levels
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Special Needs students
  • Study Skills Course
  • SAT Prep


Achievement Plus provides one-on-one tutoring in the convenience of your home, and there is no contract to sign!  With over 100 qualified tutors, we can provide help from the pre-Kindergarten to adult level.

Test Preparation

  • ASVAB/GED Tests
  • Virginia SOL Tests
  • ACT/SAT Preparation
  • PRAXIS, GRE Preparation