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Alabaster ACT Tutors

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Math Tutoring Services
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from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
George D.
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Faith was very responsive and easy to work with. She helped my daughter increase her math ACT score by 6 points. I would highly recommend.

Arbor Tutors - AL
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sherwin K.
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What sets this company apart is the service from the tutors and managers.

  • 39 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay P.
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I would not have made it through middle school or high school w/o Frog. He listens and really takes the time to make sure you understand! He knows many different methods of learning so he will work with you! I am now in medical school and don’t think I would’ve made it this far w/o the help of Frog. He has really helped me accomplish so much. My younger sister is now being tutored once a week by him. Thank you Algebrations Tutoring Service!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Darcie C.
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Ayushe helped me maximize my ACT score, so that I could be considered for scholarships. Every week she pinpointed where I was not doing well in the ACT, and we worked on that aspect. I was really bad at the science comparison passages, but Ayushe gave me a warm up every week that specifically dealt with differing scientist comparison passages. By the end of only four weeks I was able to do an entire science comparison passage in 5 minutes and get all eight questions regarding the passage correct. I was also not good at the reading test given on the ACT because I did not have a good strategy for reading the passages in 35 minutes. By the end of four weeks I was able to develop a strategy that worked for me, which helped me score higher than I have ever scored in the reading section. When I did not understand how to work a problem, Ayushe explained the problem step by step, so I was able to know how to answer that type of question on the test. Since the ACT frequently recycles the same style of question, it is valuable to have the questions explained because student will not miss those problems in the future. When explaining the problems Ayushe does it in a way that a student will remember and understand. In the same regard, she does not treat each student the same; she allows them tries many strategies to see which strategy best fits them. I have worked with tutors who want the student to use only a limited amount of test strategies. Ayushe knows many test strategies, so she is able to cater to the person. She worked very hard with me, and she was very flexible with when we could meet. If I was running late she would accommodate me with a smile. When working with Ayushe, she is determined for her students to improve their score. She motivated me to work hard to improve my score. Overall, she was the best tutor I have had with the ACT, and I have worked with many people to improve my score. She truly cares about her students’ success. My score went up the most when I was working with her because she knows what she is talking about. In addition to being extremely intelligent she knows how to work the test to help her student do better.

  • 14 years in business
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I am an AP Calculus teacher tutoring evenings and Sundays.

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I am a master's level teacher with 16 years of experience in the legal field. My specialty is anything to do with English language arts, writing, and reading. I have administered several ACTs and have taken multiple standardized tests myself. I love my students, and I thrive on watching them succeed!

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I provide tutoring in pre-algebra; Algebra 1 and 2 and geometry. I have over 20 years of experience in working with all types of students.

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English grammar lessons. I help with standardized testing, specifically with reading comprehension. GED tutoring is available. Also, essay editing and clarification.

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I enable students to learn and succeed in math courses and statistics courses. I tutor multiple math subjects and work with all levels of students including graduate level.

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I offer face-to-face or online tutoring services. I have expertise in chemistry, physics, and test prep on all levels.

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I approach math from a more visual perspective as opposed to some math teachers/tutors who will just do algebra for students and expect them to replicate it. I show them the concepts and help them to understand and work through problems with them (if they can't do them on their own after my explanation).

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We work with children, adolescents, and adults who have a hard time with reading comprehension as well as study skills. I was diagnosed as having adult ADHD when I was 45 years old, and I feel that I had it all of my life. I know exactly what students are going through not being able to comprehend what they read.

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I have been unsuccessful math tutor since 1968 when I was 10 years old. I work with the ACT SAT GED GRE and ASVAB test. I work with students from seventh grade through college with math. I also serve as a mathematical consultant for business and industry.

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I am a professional educator that provide tutoring for grades K-12 and design lesson plans or units for teachers and homeschooling parents.

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Triumph Tutoring has been in the business over 8 years. Through the years, he has gained experience in tutoring and have a great deal of understanding when it comes to working with parents, students and tutors. During grade report periods, the need for flexibility in scheduling is very important. Lee has a degree in Mathematics with specialization in Statistics and applied Mathematics. We look forward to working with you. SUBJECTS: Beginning Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am studying biomedical engineering, and I have a GPA of 4.0. I am good with all kinds of math and sciences, and I am able to explain it clearly. Making students understand materials easily is my goal.

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Tutor Blast carefully handpicks, mentors and trains the best university students and graduates as our tutors. We have slowly grown over several years and perfected our system to give you the best results possible. We strive to help every student be successful.

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We provide tutoring for students K-College in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. We also offer ACT and SAT test preparation. Our math tutoring includes upper level math like trigonometry and calculus. We also provide tutoring in biology and chemistry.

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I have been doing expert and professional tutorial services offered to high school and undergraduate college students for the past several years. I have been working as a tutor for University of Alabama at Birmingham for the past 7 years. I can tutor Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Physics and assist with ACT, SAT, GRE and GMAT test prep.

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What is ACT test prep?

The ACT is a college entrance exam taken by students (typically in their junior year of high school) to determine admission eligibility and merit-based scholarship eligibility. The test may be taken as many times as desired and is not limited to high school juniors. Originally the acronym stood for American College Testing, but now ACT is the stand-alone name. ACT prep is a way for students to strategically prepare for test-taking. ACT prep helps students improve scores, practice taking the test, learn test-taking strategies, and improve material comprehension. Students can get help with ACT prep tutors in one-on-one sessions, via group tutoring lessons, in online self-study programs, or online with a tutor in video calls. The ACT test covers:

  • English
  • Science understanding and reasoning
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing essay (optional)

How do you prepare for the ACT?

The ACT is a universally accepted college readiness exam. There are multiple ways to prepare for the exam. One-on-one ACT prep tutoring is one of the most effective ways for students to ready themselves for the test. A tutor who specializes in ACT prep will coach the student on the type of material they can expect while also working specifically with topics that are more challenging for that particular student. Group tutoring sessions are a more cost-effective way to reap the benefits of an ACT prep instructor; a suggestion is to gather a group of four friends or classmates to share the cost. Professional tutors often recommend that test prep begin approximately three months prior to the exam. Cramming — unfortunately — doesn’t provide the same score results as consistent study, test-related homework, and practice exams do. Weekly two-hour learning sessions are what many pro tutors suggest for their college exam prep students. For top test-taking performance, tutors usually provide work throughout the week and the weekly session is used to cement knowledge and address weak areas. Math is a hard topic for most students, so plan accordingly.

What is on the ACT?

The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

ACT English:

  • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
  • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
  • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.

 

ACT Math:

  • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
  • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
  • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.

 

ACT Reading:

  • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
  • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.

 

ACT Science:

  • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
  • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
  • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.

 

ACT Writing:

  • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

What are the subjects on the ACT?

English, mathematics, reading, and science are the four main subjects on the ACT. Writing is an optional subject students can select when they register to take the test. The subjects were determined as a way to test the sum total of knowledge and comprehension that the students have accumulated up until the start of their senior year of high school. ACT prep breaks down each subject of the ACT test so the student understands what type of questions they will encounter and to provide them with strategies for answering questions. Doing well on the ACT is not only about academic smarts. Learning the nuances of taking a standardized test can greatly improve a student’s test scores. On the ACT, each of the four subjects is broken into subsections to test the students’ understanding in that area. The official ACT website provides free online ACT prep tools for each section, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

How many questions are on the ACT test?

There are 215 total questions on the ACT test. The ACT covers four academic areas and students have 175 minutes total to complete the test. For students who opt to take the ACT writing test, there will be a written essay (in addition to the standard ACT topics), which students will have 40 minutes to complete. For ACT prep, it’s wise to study the material that will be covered within each academic category and take practice tests to become comfortable with the format.

The English test has 75 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. The math test has 60 questions with a 60-minute time limit. The reading test has 40 questions and 35 minutes total. The science test has 40 questions that must be completed in 35 minutes. Tutors may recommend taking the test more than once as part of the ACT prep training, with the goal of improving your overall score each time. Official ACT recommendations urge students to answer each question on test day, even if it is a guess, as there is no penalty for guessing.

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