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Mathematics & Writing Tutor
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe B.
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Dr. S is patient with our daughter but firm. He's challenging her in her preparation for the ACT and able to help her across the multiple subjects necessary.

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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
Ava J.
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My son is in 10th grade and a bright boy. However, with ACT tests coming up, we wanted him to reach his highest potential. Through the Chelsea International Getting Into The Ivys test prep program, my son has excelled so much so that he is up to go to Stanford. After doing 6 weeks of private tuition with Dr. Michelle, her patience, understanding and encouragement, has driven my son’s greatest results. He scored 34 on his first time taking the ACT and he had no prior ACT testing experience. I am so impressed and so thankful for the professional experience of Chelsea International.

Mentoring by Arielle
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Connor W.
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We went over strategies for SAT and ACT testing. We did practice tests and from there worked on improving my timing. She also guided me in college options and even edited a college essay of mine. I probably didn't spend enough time with her before the test because of how busy I was. But the time I did spend with her was very beneficial.

  • 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!

Ellen W.
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Becky Flowers is a fantastic resource for both college test prep and subject matter tutoring. She is incredibly savvy, very responsive, treats her students with respect and is never afraid to push when necessary. I have used her services for both my kids, for both college test prep, college application essays, and for subject matter tutoring. One of my kids is now pursuing his Masters Degree in Quantitative Finance and the other is now a sophomore at a highly rated university. Ms. Flowers has been there every step of the way. I can't recommend her services highly enough!

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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Warren S.
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this guy really know's his stuff

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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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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Learn all about Manhattan Review services in Scottsdale: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, TOEFL preparation and MBA, graduate school, and college admissions consulting.

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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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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.

  • 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 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.

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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