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Anaheim ACT Tutors

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  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle S.
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Carl is an experienced tutor who provides more than just "homework help" or "test prep." He helped my son with valuable life lessons like organizing his notebook and assignments. He also instructed him to advocate for himself by encouraging him to speak to his teacher after school and to be more proactive about raising his hand in class. Carl was able to identify why my son was struggling, and it had nothing to do with actual understanding of the subject matter. Rather, it was inadequate teaching materials (handouts) and a less than optimal style of teaching. Once these problems were identified, we were able to come up with solutions that would help my son succeed in class. Most importantly, Carl is not just concerned with grades and test scores. His primary concern is that the student actually knows and understands the work. I would not hesitate to refer Carl to anyone needing a tutor for their child.

  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Montse I.
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Absolutely great tutoring. Needed ACT help with math and science and my scores went up a great amount

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from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Hovhannes A.
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She is a very good SAT and ACT tutor. She also helped me with my college apps.

  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Joyee of Thinque Prep was able to offer comprehensive services not just in tutoring, but in test preparation and college counseling. He is extremely knowledgeable and able to help improve ACT and SAT scores. But, he also is very helpful on guiding the student into which types of schools would be a good fit for him/her. He and his team were able to work hard to help my son out. My son boosted his SAT scores high enough to qualify for a $19k scholarship at his number 1 college. Thanks so much!

  • 13 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Cary O.
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Working with Eric and Elite Home Tutoring could not have been a better experience. Eric was amazingly responsive to any questions I had and he paired my son with a terrific tutor (Bri) for his ACT test. The prices are very fair and I will definitely be using EHT again.

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Connor - Viva Test Prep
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Rogan F.
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Viva test prep tutors came to our home and helped raise my son's ACT test score FIVE points over six ninety minute sessions. The tutor was friendly, professional and related well to my teenager. My son had been procrastinating his test prep for months, so I finally decided to light a fire under his butt and hire a tutor. That little bit of extra accountibility made a big difference, and his tutor's command of the material and test taking strategies helped my son to tackle the test with a lot of confidence. I highly recommend.

  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Dean F.
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Many tutors know algebra but Muhammad from Elite knows his stuff! Chris, my son, now looks forwards to hanging out and talking math with "Mo" now!

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Annie J.
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I used Arbor Tutors for my SAT test prep and I definitely plan to use them again when I take my GRE in a couple of years.

  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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Needed ACT Test tutoring for my daughter. Ryan was knowledgable in all areas and helped her raise her score by 2 points.

from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Saidee S.
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The best tutoring service your kids will ever find. No other tutoring center has the same experiance, quality, and the tutoring. They really make sure you know your stuff and make you feel confident before your tests.

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia P.
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I can't say emphatically enough how much my son gained from Rainbow: he took the Paving the Way to College workshop and used Rainbow tutors to prep for college entrance exams. A special shout out to Joe, who always made time and was so encouraging. The results speak for themselves: my son ultimately got to choose from numerous terrific colleges. Thank you, Rainbow!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen D.
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Sarajane is the ABSOLUTE BEST!! My son has always struggle in math. When Sarajane first started tutoring him, he was receiving a C in Algebra II. She was direct, knowledgeable and spoke the right language to help him understand how to attack each problem. Every time she would tutor him before a test, he would receive a 90 or above. I can't express how excited I was when he received a 97 on his final exam. All of their hard work together helped bring his grade up from a C to a B. We have used many tutors in the past, but none of them compare to Sarajane :).

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
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Lola's SAT math prep tutoring was excellent. Her teaching style is patient, encouraging, insightful, and informative.

Badoyen Academics, LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Kristi is a great tutor! She is very knowledgeable in math and was easily able to go through my math practice test and answer all of the questions I had. Thank you for helping me pass my math entrance exam for university!

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Faith S.
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Arbor Tutors is the best tutoring company anywhere. We tried several other tutors before Arbor and found exactly what we are looking for here.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Brooke M.
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I have a horrible science teacher but I was able to get excellent help from an Arbor tutor. Best tutors around. Fantastic deal.

Stable Genius Prep
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dani L.
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Working with Stable Genius Prep was an excellent experience all around. Most importantly, Andrew helped me master the GRE within the short time frame I had to prepare for my test. Not only is he skilled at teaching the material, but he is also extremely helpful when it comes to test taking strategies. He provided a plethora of tips and tricks that went beyond the suggestions in my test prep book. Andrew’s support was invaluable to me during the stressful season of test prep and applying to graduate schools. Now, a year later, I am two semesters in at my top choice graduate program: USC. I highly recommend this tutoring service. Thanks again, Andrew!

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Josh H.
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I liked that tutors with Pineapple Tutors Test Prep created a tailored curriculum for my student. By slowly working at my his areas of growth, they helped him build on his confidence. That was an immense win for him and contributed to his success on the SAT and ACT. Would highly recommend!

Accomplish Academics
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Louie S.
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Evan began working with our daughter to prep for the ISEE High School Placement Test. He was patient and very structured in attacking the materials that needed to get covered for her test prep. They made very good progress and she improved significantly in understanding how to take the test and the materials. She ended up with very good scores on her test. In the process of working with our daughter, we asked if he could help with our 5th grade son who struggles with reading comprehension. He began working with our son in helping him develop a better understanding of what he is reading. My son has improved since working with Evan and is enjoying reading much more than before he started working with Evan.

Viki McHugh
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Christie I.
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Viki conducted a "Grammar for Grown Ups" workshop that was OUTSTANDING. My job requires a lot of proofreading, and while I consider myself above average at spelling and grammar, the occasional issue would still come up that I didn't know how to resolve. Viki answered all my questions, refreshed my memory on stuff I'd forgotten from my school days, and did it all with humor, enthusiasm, and, believe it or not, fun. I would absolutely recommend Viki to anyone for any English language tutoring.

Santa Monica Test Prep
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    Elaine L.
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    Roozbeh has been tutoring my daughters for at least six months and he is amazing! We have had fantastic results and in both cases my daughters' grades have improved considerably. My older daughter studied with him for SATs and her score shot up! Our younger (7th grade) daughter started to understand concepts that she could not grasp before and is again doing really well. More important than any of this they really like having sessions with him and are always asking me for more. He has turned the (often very difficult and sometimes painful ) experience of math for them into an exciting adventure. He is currently tutoring my younger daughter for ISEES and continues to tutor my older daughter. We are always happy to see him at our house, he is delightful.

    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.

    How long does the ACT take?

    Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

    • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
    • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
    • Ten-minute break.
    • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
    • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
    • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.


    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.

    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.

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