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Aliso Viejo SAT Tutors

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Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna G.
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I would highly suggest Michael Davidson as a tutor. I am 43 years old and had been out of school for quite a while, but because of the tutoring I got from Michael, I passed my math GED test with flying colors! He is very knowledgeable, helps you to figure out which areas that you need to focus on the most and explained different ways of how to handle the math problems. He also provided positive inspiration to help me get through the toughest of math problems and cheered me on to the end! Thank you again for everything, Michael!

Thinque Prep
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Peter O.
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This past summer, I was in search of a tutor to assist my brother with his preparation for the ACT. A number of conversations with local tutors proved fruitless, as they were either too expensive or had rigid schedules. After doing some research online, I came across Joyee’s profile on Wyzant. I was particularly impressed by his extensive background in ACT tutoring having worked for some well-regarded test preparation companies. In addition, his rates were extremely fair. I enlisted Joyee’s tutoring services via skype, and my experience was remarkable. In spite of the three hour time difference between the east coast and west coast, Joyee remained a consummate professional with regard to his scheduling and punctuality. Most importantly, he is fully invested in his students, demonstrating patience and understanding whilst pushing them to achieve their full potential. Prior to working with Joyee, my brother had an initial diagnostic score of 27. After six weeks of tutoring with Joyee my brother scored a 35 on the September 2015 ACT. I highly recommend Joyee, his tutoring services are the perfect complement for any motivated high school student seeking help with test preparation.

Ray Matlak, Math Tutor
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
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Ray has been such a positive and reliable tutor. He has created a relationship with my daughter that allows her to be comfortable, confident, and she actually enjoys her tutoring time. He is always patient and encouraging. Her testing has improved significantly. We plan to have "Mr.Ray" around for a long time!

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Connor - Viva Test Prep
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean M.
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Viva Test Prep has been incredibly great to have for our College Bound SAT program with Boys & Girls Club of Venice. Word of mouth of high school students has increased our weekly SAT prep classes each week over the first month we have used Viva Test Prep. I highly recommend them, Connor, our test prep teacher, has been fantastic. Highly, highly satisfied. We hope to continue to use them over the course of the year!

  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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Elite Home Tutoring was awesome! I will definitely be using them again. They helped my son raise his performance in Geometry two whole grades in just 13 days.

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Ahmed Shalaby
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Treca A.
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My daughter had a “D” in AP Calculus when she started to work with Ahmed. He had to reteach foundational concepts and within 2 1/2 months she has a chance to earn an “A” for the semester. Ahmed is a patient, highly knowledgeable, effective teacher. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a tutor. We were so impressed with his results, we have him tutoring my younger daughter as well!

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean M.
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Mr. Reid is a great tutor. He helped me get a better understanding on how to solve quadratic equations, completing the square and on exponential functions. I have scheduled to meet with him once a month for more tutoring.

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Learning With Jenny
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela P.
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Jenny tutored both of my boys. She was always courteous, and prepared. I first found her looking g for a SAT Tutor. She reviewed work and offered constructive assistance without doing the work for them. I used Jenny for 2 and 1/2 years. With my younger son. We recommend her to friends who have also used her tutoring. The convenience of having her is great so my teenagers are not meeting in a public coffee shop or library. I was able to be active in recommendations when needed.

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lucille Grace O.
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Lola is spectacular and patient! She helped me reach my SAT goal. I'm glad that she was my SAT tutor. Thank you Lola!

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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All tutoring lessons my twins had with Romy and Abigail were really good. Both have done well on their exams since they began tutoring.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice S.
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I have seen significant improvements in my daughter's test results since she started tutoring with Arbor.

Brandon's Tutoring Service
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christy H.
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Brandon did a great job tutoring my 16 year old son with Algebra. He is very patient, and flexible with our crazy schedule.

Arbor Tutors - Pasadena Area
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel E.
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We did in home tutoring with Arbor Tutors and were extremely happy. I would not hesitate using Arbor Tutors again.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Ashley B.
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I had excellent tutoring sessions with Arbor Tutors.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Marylin S.
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Last year, we hired Kerry as a Math tutor for my step son who was in 6th grade and we were very happy with her services and his improvements. Kerry is a great tutor; she is experienced and patient and I highly recommend her.

DA Blake Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tanya B.
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Mr. Blake is very excellent tutor very professional in tutoring practices convenient to your time, he assured my son that he would pass his test with flying colors which he did. Mr. Blake took the time to make sure my son had a self-paced learning process in math, science and vocabulary. Overall , I was very happy of the progress level in my son's ability to obtain the knowledge. I highly recommend Mr. Blake to anyone that need a tutor because he is very outstanding.

Amaris Bellord
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erica R.
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Amaris tutored me in English at West LA College. She was really nice and helped me rewrite my essays and she taught me a lot about how to do research for a paper.

Math Tutoring Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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I cannot say enough about Wendy.. the best math tutor. She is awesome.

Lisa-Beth Harris Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    Mia R.
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    I found Ms. Harris after a long search for a tutor for graduate school. She was perfect from the start - very professional, on time, had a lot of experience and great references. I am recommending her to everyone I know!

    Marian Mathematics Tutor

    New To Thumbtack

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I love math, I really have a passion for what I do. I have always enjoyed helping people and math is one way I can help ease others frustrations. I am getting my 4 year math degree in 3 years, if that doesn't yell motivated then I must be in the wrong place. I am very professional and friendly. I also understand that people learn differently and I am very patient if a client is struggling in a concept.

    About

    Hi! My name is Nikhita, and I'm currently a student at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. I've been tutoring for the past five years or so. I've always enjoyed helping people, so I decided to try my hand at tutoring in early high school. I primarily tutor math, since it is one of my favorite subjects and is one that I am very comfortable with. If you are a high school student currently studying for the SAT, I am also available to help you with that.

    Q & A

    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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