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Success Minds Academy
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 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
Tziana H.
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I have never used a tutor before, so I was apprehensive to use one recommended to me by my fellow student for my ACT. Having sat them before I really needed help to ensure I could raise my score. So I engaged Chelsea International. I am flipped over by the level of support I have received from them as a student and now realize what my friend was talking about, no wonder he was always doing so well. My ACT score came in above average at a 28 and I am really pleased. Thank you!

Mentoring by Arielle
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Beth N.
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Arielle helped my son achieve a 1340 on his SAT exam - almost a 200 point jump from the PSAT. She was extremely helpful in organizing my son so that he knew exactly how and what to study. This includes test-taking strategies and time-management. Arielle genuinely cared how my son performed on the test and followed up with him after the exam. We would definitely call her again for help with any standardized tests or essays (possibly for college applications :))

  • 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!

Patty G.
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THE SCORE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. In March of 2015 my son took his first SAT in the spring semester of his Junior year in High School. He has always had an excellent command of English and had not felt the need to seek additional tutoring in preparation. This first shot at the SAT gave him a Writing score of 690 in the Reading portion (within the 95th percentile) and 660 in the Writing portion (within the 92nd percentile). Although we were pleased with his scores, his college counselor however, had already gotten to know him well by this point and thought that with a little guidance and knowledge of testing techniques there could be room for improvement. She recommended we contact Ms. Flowers who immediately started working with him in anticipation of the next SAT test date just a few months away the following June. They worked diligently meeting about once per week until test day. Test day came along and my son took the test and felt very confident upon completion. The results proved the decision and extra effort to tutor with Ms. Flowers was well worth it. The June test score for Reading jumped 90 points to 780 (scoring in the 99th percentile) and the Writing score jumped 50 points to 710 (scoring in the 96th percentile). This was no coincidence, it was due to Ms. Flowers tutoring. Of note, my son is gifted but must also deal with ADD. She knew exactly how to work with him to get the job done. Thank you Ms. Flowers!

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna A.
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Review pending first session which will be tonight.

Laura S.
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MoJoe was my tutor for A&P and I know that my A's would have been B's without his amazing tutoring and encouragement. Recently I took my daughter to MoJoe for Algebra tutoring ... suddenly she doesn't hate math! MoJoe has an amazing ability to teach AND to inspire. A rare combination, in my opinion.

Test Prep Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patricia R.
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My son was having a hard time with understanding algebra 1 and we were also always arguing about homework - no peace in this situation. He also did NOT want a tutor. Within two weeks, he changed his attitude because the tutor was really getting him to understand algebra. The twice a week sessions got him through all the homework too, so my son got his video game privileges back! THAT made him happy!! Now going into geometry we are still keeping the same tutor and schedule. Our tutor also helps with prepping for tests, keeping our son's backpack organized and structure for writing his English papers. Our son also thinks his tutor is "cool". All and all this is a great thing for our family.

  • 7 years in business
Nick M.
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FASTrack Tutors & Test Prep brought me into contact with Mark Kover, who is undoubtedly the best tutor that I have ever worked with. I first met Professor Mark as a struggling 8th Grade Math student, almost certain that I was not going to pass the Math course I was taking at the time. Mark was not only able to help me raise my grade to something passable and substantial, but he even helped me earn an A in the course! Since then, I have worked with Mark as needed, and his guidance and advice has been invaluable in many situations. I would highly recommend Mark for ACT Test Prep, as his testing strategies utilize speed and accuracy, which are the skills needed to succeed on the ACT. With his instruction, I was able to raise my ACT score several points from my previous attempt in merely one weeks time! That ACT score aided me into being accepted to all of the colleges I was considering attending. When it comes to the ACT, Mark will undoubtedly give any student better results than if they were to study with a variety of other tutors, or spend hours attending large group ACT Prep Seminars. One of the most important traits Mark possesses that makes him a great teacher is that he cares about his students' lives outside of their Math Textbook. This makes him not only a tutor, but also a friend and a mentor. He understands that academic success can correlate with success in areas of life outside the classroom. This is an understanding that not all teachers have, and I can say from personal experience that Mark goes above and beyond to make a difference in other's lives.

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Phoenix Tutoring and Test Prep is a local tutoring company providing one-on-one tutoring services from elementary to college levels. We believe that in order to learn, you must experience. We offer tutoring services in Chandler, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Tempe, and Queen Creek. We tutor on the following subjects: * Algebra * Chemistry * Physics * Geometry * Biology * Reading comprehension * Writing * Psychology * History * Anatomy and more We provide our service on the following test prep: * ACT * SAT * GRE * GED * ASVAB * TOEFL * PSAT * Nursing School Entrance Exam Our prices range from $30 to $50 her hour.

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Former English teacher, guidance counselor and high school principal now semi-retired and enjoying a robust customer base in online tutoring --all aspects of test prep in SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing, SAT, AP Language and Composition, College Application Essays from start to finish, graduate school personal statements and targeted responses. No reviews less than a 5-star.

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I tutor students one-on-one. I'm available in the late afternoons and evenings, and I can meet students at the Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble or the Shea and 101 Barnes & Noble.

  • 12 years in business
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You want you to fulfill your dreams, be passionate and use your strengths to live a happy full life. The college entrance exams are a stepping stone to your bright future. By properly preparing for the ACT and/or SAT, you are setting yourself up for success. The ACT/SAT is a stepping stone to getting accepted into your college of choice, getting scholarships, laying a foundation of good study habits. When seen in context, the college entrance exams become interesting, engaging, exciting, and relevant. At Strategic Future Prep you will learn tips and tricks on how the college exams work. You will also learn how to increase focus. This is an important principle at Strategic Future Prep. I will train you to eliminate distractions, increase focus, and develop good study habits. Each student will also keep track of her/his goals and progress. These skills are important for every life-long learner. You will experience personal and individualized instruction. Class sizes are small, with no more than 4 students per class. This give us a chance to address each individual’s strengths and questions. The benefit of a group class is that one student’s question will benefit the others. Having different personalities, passions, and life experience keeps the classes interesting, fun, and engaging. Strategic Future Prep also addresses test day jitters. There a lot of techniques and psychological conditioning that train your brain to be calm on test day, How you prepare is just as important as what you study. These tools are adaptable to any test or interview situation. We will start each class by taking a few minutes to discuss our goals, hobbies, and life in general. This is important to build relationships and as a reminder that these college exams are a part of a bigger picture and can be individualized for your bright future. How much prep you will need depends on your goals. It is important to know and keep track of your goals. What career path(s) are you interested in? Which university would you like to attend? Will you be applying for scholarships? What scores are you aiming for to achieve these goals? Once you know the answers to these questions, it is important to take a practice test and see where you are in relationship to where you would like to be. Here is a chart to determine how much test prep you will need:

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I am professional, dedication, and diligent with regard to all aspects of my life. I have always worked hard throughout school, as well as with any concurrent or subsequent jobs. I work in healthcare, as I have an unwavering passion for helping others in all aspects of life. I have ADHD myself, which consequently lead me to develop my own study methods as the typical one's didn't seem to work as well. I have the ability for edification of the same material, presented in multiple fashions.

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Entrance exams test not only what you've learned; they are exams that test reasoning and logic. You can learn real ways to prepare for these exams and the strategies to taking them. There are no more cookie-cutter preparation programs. Let us design a program suited for you or take an online course using our methodology anytime, 24/7.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you study for the SAT?

Your SAT prep strategy can mean the difference between a great score and a mediocre score, as well as the difference between being accepted to or rejected by your school of choice. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a college entrance exam that measures a student’s knowledge and understanding of what they have learned up to this point in school and what they need to succeed in college. In addition to arming students with the knowledge they need to excel in the math, reading and writing components of the test, SAT prep can help improve scores by teaching students crucial strategies for taking the test itself. Professional SAT prep tutors can work with students one-on-one or in group sessions. Typically, tutors recommend that students who are comfortable and caught up with their regular schooling begin SAT prep at least three months before the test. If you’re targeting an elite school, six months before the test is a good time to begin. Students who are behind in school are advised to start early to ensure they’re caught up and feeling confident in all the relevant subjects. Suggestions for long-term SAT prep include taking challenging high school courses, completing all homework assignments, preparing for class tests and quizzes, and participating in class by asking and answering questions. There are free SAT prep training tools online; for those who’d like a one-on-one tutor to take them to the next level, the national average rate is $70 per hour.

When should you start preparing for the SAT?

It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

What is in the SAT test?

As your child is preparing for the SAT, it’s helpful to know the specifics of the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is made up of three main categories and one optional essay. Students have a total of three hours to take the test, with an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay. In total, there are 154 questions. During SAT prep, it’s helpful to take timed practice exams to understand how you’ll do during the actual test. Here is a brief overview of each of the four categories:

  • Reading: 65 minutes with 52 questions. The Reading test measures command of evidence, words in context, analysis in history and social studies, and analysis in science.
  • Writing and Language: 35 minutes with 44 questions. The Writing and Language test covers the same topics as Reading, as well as expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
  • Math: 80 minutes with 58 questions. The Math test looks at the student’s understanding of algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced math in the context of fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.
  • Essay (optional): 50 minutes with 1 essay. The essay will demonstrate the student’s competency with writing, analysis and reading.
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