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  • 13 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy R.
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My son needed help with Spanish and Algebra. I thought Chemistry might become an issue later on. Eric found him a tutor able to do all 3! Allyssa has been great helping with everything. It was great not having to find separate tutors. Allyssa has been so patient and kind helping my son get back on schedule after his surgery. We love her!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Completely worth it is all I have to say. John explained many parts of the ACT, and explained how to understand, see, and handle the problem. A fantastic tutor to work with

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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I thought the price was too low but we were offered very good service. Just trust Arbor Tutors, just like everybody else.

Grace Wang
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Rosejoy M.
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Wang lao shi (Grace) has been my daughter's private Chinese tutor for two years. She works very well with young children - she also tutors several of my daughter's classmates - and she is adaptable, fun, caring, kind, generous, and skilled as a teacher. My daughter, who speaks no Chinese at home, is progressing in her Chinese studies very well and can handle the same assignments as her many Chinese classmates, I am sure, because she has Grace's little bit of extra support at home. I have no hesitations in recommending Grace. She is punctual, a very good and patient teacher, and I see real results.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Anadee N.
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Laura is an exceptional teacher. She is patient and knowledgeable. English is my second language and Laura was helpful and patient throughout. She is very organized and easy to communicate with. Laura provided valuable feedback and strategies to help me excel in academic writing . I feel confident in my writing and speaking skills because of Laura.

Mathman Tutoring
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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I have had the priviledge of having several tutoring sessions from MATHMAN and what a great experience it's been. I can't tell you how much I've learned from him and the amount of understanding I've gained from our sessions! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him as a tutor and teacher!

Mandarin Tutoring
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joel S.
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I have been taking lessons from Lillian for a few weeks now. I absolutely love her teaching style. Each 1-hour class is intense and afterwards I feel like I have gotten to the next level. But more importantly it spurs me on to want to learn more. She is patient and kind, but quick to see where you are making a mistake and drilling you on that area so you rapidly start doing it right and forget your wayward ways. For anyone who is interested in learning Mandarin I highly recommend Lillian as a tutor!

Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Han K.
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Kathleen has a way to reach kids. My 8 year old son seems to like her very much.I would recommend her to anyone who wants to find a good Spanish tutor.

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tim was a great teacher for me! He was easy to talk to,understood my questions, and helped me improve my weak points. After working with him for a few months, I was able to understand a lot of the material provided in the SAT test and improve a lot on my practice test. Overall, Tim is a great teacher for learning how to improve your English , especially to prepare for SAT test.

Empowered Students
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sujata S.
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Rani helps my third grade daughter once a week. They have been working together for about 6 months and I have seen a lot of improvements in my daughter's reading and writing skills.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aryanna C.
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Arbor Tutors is a very well-run company. They hire the best tutors and are able to help you.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marie P.
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I am amazed as to the quality of tutoring I received from Arbor Tutors given the low price. The tutor my daughter had was very sweet and very patient with geometry. You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We chose to do the online tutoring. Five stars all the way.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin T.
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Excellent sessions with Arbor Tutors. They are a very professional and wonderful company to work with. Gladly giving them a 5 star review!

  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alan J.
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Did a great job editing my novel.

  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki S.
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Hope is an amazing tutor. She is very patient but firm with my daughter and provides encouragement throughout the sessions. My daughter truly looks forward to her time with Hope and makes every effort to have any additional assignments completed. This action from a teenager is a true testament to Hope's skills and her ability to nurture her students. So happy we found her and I would highly recommend Hope to all my family and friends.

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Haorou S.
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I met Scott at Mills College, where I am getting my MFA. I desperately needed help with my writing. My grades were slipping and I just couldn’t get a grip on the composition process. Scott and I met and went over a writing assignment I was working on. Wow, he is a deep person and knows so much!!! He is very detailed as well. I learned from Scott that writing is first about learning how to think critically. He makes criticism into an artform. He helped me develop and find my thesis and felt as we worked together over time that he opened my mind and helped me gain mastering the composition process. He really is talented. It’s no wonder he is a master of literature!!!

SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa I.
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Ellie tutored my daughter Jessica for several months for the writing and reading sections of the SAT. Jessica learned grammar and vocabulary that she had not been taught in high school and she learned speed reading with greater comprehension. As a bonus, Jessica felt her newly learned writing skills carried over to better grades in High School classes and improved her college application essays. Jessica really appreciated the opportunity to work with Ellie to gain the confidence to perform well on the SAT. As a result, Jessica earned a very high score on the SAT and was accepted to the University of California in San Diego. I highly recommend Ellie as a tutor for the SAT.

Arbor Tutors - CA
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Arbor Tutors to all of my friends and family. I wish we would've started with them in the beginning. Very good service with excellent tutors.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana F.
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Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

Karen Cagan
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Karen is a really wonderful mentor and tutor. She has been working with my kids for the past six years and she has a great way of setting high expectations while being supportive at the same time. I've seen her work with a variety of different styles of learners, and she seems to really "get" kids, and be willing to meet them where they are. What I most appreciate about Karen is her commitment to working with their strengths and building up the areas where they need improvement. Karen genuinely likes kids - and she enjoys working with them. It has been a huge blessing to have worked with Karen.

Ruth Fisher
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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Ruth was an invaluable resource proofreading and editing my latest writing project. She is smart, listens well, and patient. The quality of her work is excellent, she is professional, responsive, and turned things around for me when promised (ahead of schedule, actually). She was a calming influence and an excellent sounding board as I discussed ideas with her. I would, without reservation, recommend her to others.

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Need Reading and Writing Tutor

San Francisco, CA

  • Student grade level
    8th grade
  • Subject area
    General reading & writing, Reading comprehension, Essay writing / review, Creative writing
  • Fluency level
    Basic
  • Reason for tutoring
    Improve grades at school
  • Session frequency
    More than once a week
  • Day preference(s)
    Wednesday, Friday
  • Time preference(s)
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    Do you do cognitive tutoring?
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