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Albany Academic Tutors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 310 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian M.
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Math tutoring for a third grade student who is 6 months below grade level. We have had 5 sessions and he is already doing better.The tutor works with my grandson 2 times per week 1 hour each. She is excellent!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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John has been tutoring my 16 year old daughter in prep for her SAT test. He was very flexible in scheduling sessions for Sunday mornings given the heavy schedule my daughter maintains. John's style is very effective in making the material content interesting, light and relatable to a teenager. He uses a good balance of humor and examples that keep her engaged throughout the session. Homework assigned is manageable and not burdensome. John is very intelligent and has a very good grasp of the material content. He provides a professional service and we look forward to the results of my daughter's test.

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Elia J.
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Arbor Tutors advised which was the best calculus class my son needed to take. After my son made changes to his schedule, it was not necessary to have the level of tutoring we had purchased. Arbor Tutors returned the money quickly and without question. The tutor we spoke with was highly knowledgeable. I would recommend this company.

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Marion Lovinger
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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Both of my children (12 and 10 years old) have been with Marion for over one year for French private tutoring, and they love her!! Marion is a very dedicated educator, and French teacher, my children and I love/enjoy her teaching methods and approaches, which incorporate games, songs, movies and daily interaction objects, people that my children could relate to their day-to-day life. She is firm and extremely friendly, which is an excellent teacher would be.

Nando Language Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Nando is the best spanish teacher ever. He can teach you in so many different ways ! It is really fun. He instantly adapts to your way of learning. I have had several tutors and i am not saying the others were bad, but Nando is definitely my FAVOURITE ! You could definitely pay him more than he is asking for since the quality you get from his lessons is superior to any other private courses in language schools.

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monika C.
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John helped me raise my GRE score significantly. Working with John helped me gain the skills and tools I needed to reach (just above) my goal score. We studied the content of the GRE but also strategies for approaching problems likely to be found on the GRE, which proved invaluable. John was patient and encouraging throughout our tutoring and always gave me the extra confidence I needed to help me get through tough problems. It’s nice to have someone cheering you on when you’re trying to achieve a score that might seem hard or unachievable. John made the process of studying for the GRE as painless and fun as possible!

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Kristina the Spanish Tutor
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey N.
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Kristina is a warm, wonderful person who works with my son, a high school senior. She has always been super-nice to work with and pleasant. Her rates for Spanish tutoring are very reasonable. Most importantly, she genuinely cares about meeting my son where he was, finding his needs and trying hard to meet them. I highly recommend her for Spanish tutoring.

Mathman Tutoring
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Becky S.
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My daughter worked with Mathman Tutoring when she was in high school. She found his tutoring to be very helpful in understanding concepts that she hadn't quite gotten in class. It was very convenient to have him come to our house. I would recommend his services to my friends.

Angela Chang
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew Y.
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Angela has tutored me in introductory spoken Chinese for a few months now, and I am so grateful for her patient expertise. We work extensively on conversational skills and correct pronunciation, which even if you are self learning or in a class, is incredibly valuable and is often under-practiced without one on one tutoring. I highly recommend Angela for Chinese language tutoring.

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elisa M.
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Kathleen helped my daughter who was a junior in AP Spanish. Kathleen was patient and kind , listening well to my daughter and working through her problem areas. She was also very flexible with scheduling the lessons working with my daughters school work and extracurricular activities. With Kathleen’s help, my daughter brought her B to a solid A.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nandan T.
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Anish was extremely professional and really worked with my learning style. He motivated me to stay on top of my GRE study, and reviewed my practice exams to pinpoint what we needed to review together. On top of that, he even helped me polish my personal statement! I would strongly recommend him to anyone for private tutoring!

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Max H.
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The quality of Arbor Tutors is unmatched for the price. Best tutoring company you're going to find.

Yevgeny Kaplun
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas B.
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Yevgeny helped me with business calculus class. This class was extremely important for me to pass as most 4 year colleges I was trying to get into wanted me to take it. During the 16 week semester, Yevgeny would come twice a week to help me with my homework and go over each chapter in depth. We would spend almost two hours each session on different problems and he would show me how to do each one. However, he doesn't do each problem for you but instead would have me do the problem on my own and give me help if I needed it. He made sure I understood each chapter we would go over before going onto the next. Yevgeny is a great person who really cares about the success of those he is tutoring. He understands many different math courses and is really smart. Without his help I wouldn't have passed my class and gone on to transfer to my 4 year college. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of help in any math course.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 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.

Arbor Tutors - CA
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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I really like how you can use multiple tutors!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gail B.
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Got a tutoring package for my two kids and we have been extremely happy

ACtutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nikkie V.
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So far so good. My son did 3 sessions already (1hr. per session) with Vera Liang and we are still continuing his Mandarin tutoring with her using his High School provided Mandarin textbook. The schedule though is not as flexible because Vera just got a full-time job.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mr Hodge is an excellent tutor. My son stated that he was well it's the price. He came prepared, he was early, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Louis C.
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Karim gave an awesome massage. He was punctual, had a great table along with great oil and amazing hands . I will definitely book him again and I highly recommend him.

A Traveling Tutor
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

After raising four beautiful daughters and being actively involved in their education I ventured out into my community to provide my teaching skills to other students. I have been tutoring for 12 years throughout Marin and Sonoma counties. I tutor all age groups in multiple subjects. I'm passionate about teaching and thoroughly enjoy the one-on-one teaching experience.

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How do you find a good math tutor?

Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

How much do math tutors cost?

Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

How much does home tutoring cost?

Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

  • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for reading and writing home tutor: $40-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for an SAT home tutor: $70 per hour.
  • National average cost for an ACT home tutor: $70-$100 per hour.

How much do Spanish tutors charge?

Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

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