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Math Tutoring Services
4.4
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 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Luis M.
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Splendid tutors and always great results.

  • 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!

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Emma M.
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    A++++ GOOD COMPANY. GREAT TUTORS.

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

    • 17 years in business
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    'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.

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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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    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 used to do hair and I recently got my GED. Now I been teaching inmates for the last month with their GED basic requirements, but it don't pay well and a sista got bills to pay and mouths to feed! :) I'm working on my online degree right now in special ed and tbh I don't have a lot of experience with the SAT or ACT, but I heard tutoring is a good side hustle. If a person can teach some of the people I worked with, they can teach anybody.

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    This is one of the first things customers see about your business. I love to help students in there subjects! I tutor all areas.

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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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    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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    • 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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    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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    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

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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!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How long does the ACT take?

    Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

    • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
    • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
    • Ten-minute break.
    • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
    • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
    • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.

     

    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.

    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.

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