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Mathematics & Writing Tutor
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Dana A.
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William has been tutoring my daughter in math and I have been seeing a big improvement in her grade. Williams is a geat tutor, his teaching techniques is very simple and makes it a lot more easier for my daughter to understand the processes step by step. I would recommend William to anyone.

Arbor Tutors - Arizona
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Alice M.
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I am a junior in college and have used Arbor Tutors to help me succeed and become a more efficient student. I love how you can split your hours between different tutors. I was able to use some hours for chemistry, some hours for calculus and some hours for English. Five-star service all the way.

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Success Minds Academy
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Viviana P.
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Kiran is an excellent educator. I don’t even have know where to begin with the amount of help he has given me throughout our tutoring sessions. Before I was tutored by Kiran, I was overwhelmed with all the entry exams for the ACT and SAT, I was not performing well on the math sections so my parents thought it would be best to get me a tutor. Kiran helped me set up a schedule of where we would meet every weekend. The whole month of August every weekend I would be tutored for around 10 hours. It seems like a lot of time putting into tutoring and a lot of hard work, but Kiran made it feel so easy. He set up lessons custom to my style of learning and went over every math formula until I understood and memorized it. He helped me push myself to my best ability, and eventually made math one of my favorite subjects. My ultimate goal was to score higher on my act Math, and Kiran helped me score 6 points higher on my math section. (Which is very difficult and rare to have that big of a jump in test scores). With the help of Kiran, my ACT score went up, I got into the University I planned on going to, and I received a Merit Scholarship from that University. The math Kiran taught me was specific to the ACT, however it has helped me so much more further than that. Such as in the classroom it’s so much more easier for me to understand and catch on to math, I am now able to comprehend problems and with the memorization of formulas I am able to test better. His teaching went beyond education, he helped me form confidence and valuing my education. He helped me realize that anything is possible as long as you work hard for it. His morals and teachings have motivated me and helped me reach my academic goal of going to my dream school on an academic scholarship.

  • 4 years in business
Jaycob C.
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My daughter always seemed to have panic attacks leading up to tests. I was desperate to find a way for her to be comfortable especially as SATs were coming up. All I can say is after a few weeks with the tutors and life coaches at Chelsea International Education, my daughter’s confidence level went up a lot. She was not only prepared to take her SATs but her core academic skills have improved tremendously, which has helped her with her AP exams. The fact that all of the Chelsea tutors are fully qualified teachers, I think makes a major difference and really sets them apart. It really is a quality service and I am very happy to recommend them to anyone.

Mentoring by Arielle
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Terry W.
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Arielle, Is a gift to a world that does not stop and help. Arielle came to my home and instantly made a kind hearted impact on my child. My son is in a very intense 9th grade bio-technology stem program and I quickly discovered that I was in way over my head in helping my child with his schoolwork; I had no idea what to do - then I found Arielle! Arielle picks and chooses students that need hope - she finds the underdogs! She is proficient in all subjects and more importantly she knows how to teach your child how to get the grades that make Harvard, Princeton, or Stanford knock on your child's educational door. She knows Harvard well because she got her Doctorate from Harvard at the age of 26. Upon the conclusion of an "in person 3way conference meeting" with Arielle, My Son's Algebra Teacher, and myself; the teacher paused and asked Arielle if she would consider tutoring her 9 year old child - and this Algebra Teacher is wicked smart, she knows what she witnessed in Arielle Why Does Arielle do this? It is not because she has a medical degree at 29 but rather (helping students thrive "is her life's passion") - she often does her magic after putting in a full day at her medical office. From day one I told her that she under charges, so I instantly paid her more. Do yourself a favor and don't make it about the money, make it about the experience and you will find success. Do yourself another favor and know that this testimonial is not too good to be true... Signed Terry A Grateful Parent

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Celia B.
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My daughter had a wonderful experience with Jayne. Jayne had tutored her in both SAT and ACT math over the past year. She made huge gains in her score and qualified for a merit scholarship because of it. Jayne's patience, kindness and teaching style made a huge difference. We had had students at ASU tutor her before but with Jayne she definitely felt motivated because she didn't want to let her down. Her encouragement did so much to push my daughter to persevere. So thankful we found her!

Arbor Tutors - Mesa,AZ
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy G.
Verified review

Just take a look at their website and you will see some of the amazing tutors they hire. It is a night and day difference between Arbor and other companies around. High quality.

Math Tutoring Services
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
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So far, Susan's tutoring has been fabulous for my daughter!

Sandra L.
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WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. Prior to using Mrs. Flowers my son had gone through several tutors for ACT preparation. Although we were very happy with his last tutor, he seemed to need a change of pace and additional bump in English/Grammar. Becky Flowers was highly recommended by a friend, and words are not enough to express what a great experience we had. My son's score increased by 5 points in the English in only 1 month. When I reached out to Becky (1 month prior to the exam) she was very polite, understanding, and accomodating. I would also like to note the skyping sessions are GREAT !! It allows the flexibility to squeeze in these tutoring sessions into their already busy schedules as it cuts out "travel" time. We feel Becky helped his overall score through her education, motivation, and tips. Thank you Becky, it is refreshing to know someone who loves what they do and look out for the best interest others! Sandra L.

Aouad's Math Tutoring
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn C.
Verified review

. Aouad's Math Tutoring is what go me through my classes and left me with knowledge that will last a life time. I would recommend him to absolutely ANYONE.. He know's what he's talking about and will takethe time to explain to you in a way that works for you.

J. Stephens Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Just outstanding! Great tutor, kind, genuine, smart and a fabulous teacher. My daughter loves her and is already learning so much!

Sara Carey
5.0
from 1 review
    Nick K.
    Verified review

    Sara helped my son get through algebra with diligence and the highest level of professionalism. She is reliable, thoughtful, and well worth the tutoring cost.

    John's Math Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cathy D.
    Verified review

    John tutored my daughter for freshman geometry. He presented concepts and information in an organized and detailed manner. He was professional and patient and when my daughter was ready to move on, he let us know. I highly recommend John!

    About

    I have over 6 years of private tutoring experience and 3 years as a professional AVID tutor for Gilbert Unified School District. I have a BS biochemistry (medicinal chemistry), BS applied mathematics, and BS anthropology degree. My MPH is in progress. I am a future MD.

    About

    I am an experienced private tutor teaching several different subjects. I am passionate about teaching, and I, myself, adore the learning process! I find passion in connecting with students, targeting their needs, and achieving their version of success. Every student is entirely unique, and each teaching experience holds its own outcomes. My tutoring begins with the goals and hopes of the student. They establish their goals, and I write a lesson plan that will get them accomplished efficiently. I work with students' current materials (notes, homework, or course materials) and also bring to the table my own tools and information to provide a well-rounded learning experience. I am always open to helping with a quick math problem or additional questions that come up in between lessons. I tutor standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, GED, TEAS, and HESI. I have years of experience in this area and truly enjoy this type of tutoring. I give students valuable test-taking advice and help them get to know the material, rules, and format of their particular test. During my first meeting, I assess students with a comprehensive test, which I use as my jumping off point. I also discuss the students' goals, concerns, and results of past or similar tests. I develop a general impression of the students' unique learning style during this meeting. I write customized lesson plans in each area, targeting the students' strengths, weaknesses, and individual needs. We move through the material at a pace appropriate for the student. It is exciting to see students go from nervous and concerned to relaxed and excited for test day! I tutor biology, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology. I have excelled in these areas and find the subject matter purely fascinating. I love working with students to help them develop an understanding of scientific material and its implications in our world! I offer tutoring in English, writing, and spelling. These subjects offer an important foundation for all studies, and I like to help students secure knowledge and comfort in these areas. I also offer comprehensive tutoring (all subjects) for elementary students. This is such an important time for learning, and elementary students are such wonderful listeners and learners! I find motivation in these young minds and their desire to learn and discover new material. I believe tutoring can be an essential part of a student's education. Any student may excel at any subject given the right tools and guidance. My method of tutoring directly reflects this belief. The ultimate tutoring situation is one in which I can provide not only information to the students but also resources in which they may find their own information or further their own education.

    About

    Club Z! In-Home Tutoring is the world's largest in-home tutoring company, and we have tutors available for all subjects in all age groups; from kindergarten to adults, they are ready to tutor you in your home or at a public location, at a time that is convenient to you. All of our tutors are fully background checked, are qualified teachers or degreed specialists, and they have a passion for passing on their knowledge to their students. We work with the school curriculum, so the work they do is applicable in the classroom the very next day. Tutoring is one-on-one, although we are happy to arrange for group tutoring at a heavily discounted price. We also have a great study skills program that will teach your child how to study smarter, not harder, making any work they do far more productive. SAT, ACT, and AIMS prep is also available, as well as GED prep. and any other topic that you wish to be tutored in. If you would like more information on how we can help your child succeed, please email me or give me a call, so we can discuss things further. Thank you, Kimberly McDonald Area Director Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction

    About

    Experienced teacher and college professor who can help in reading, writing, history, social studies, and college admissions. Able to tutor up to graduate students. Personally achieved 89% percentile or higher on standardized tests from AP to SAT to LSAT.

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    Do you need help with math? I can help with Algebra 1 and 2, geometry, college algebra and ACT (math and science sections).

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    I teach and tutor German, Latin, English, and French. I used to succeed in getting my students to achieve what they wanted to achieve.

    About

    I am a recent high school graduate, and I will be attending an Ivy League University in the fall. I went to a boarding school called Phillips Academy in Andover, MA for high school. I scored 34 on the ACT and worked as a tutor in science and math during my senior year. I am willing to tutor in most subjects, and I can also drive and babysit. I am extremely reliable, and I will help your child improve grades or test scores. I will be in town starting June 9th, 2015.

    About

    I am a high school/college teacher with extensive experience with tutoring students in reading and writing, as well as editing and proof reading, resume creation, as well as blogging. I am happy to help with motivation and refocusing, primarily looking at future goals and choices. :) Students will feel successful and inspired after their lessons!

    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.

    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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