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Arcadia SAT Prep Tutors

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  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Corinne T.
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Carl is an excellent tutor. We hired him for sat prep plus his ability to help our son catch up on his studies. He is very knowledgeable on what kids need help on and how to engage them. Our son loves working with him and wants to learn. We chose Carl because he has tremendous experience as an educator plus has an east coast background which was extremely important to us. He has proven to be a wise choice and we are so happy to be working with him. A month into this we are very happy. As parents, we have made the right decision. Carl is an excellent teacher. He is tough, challenging and inspiring. Even as two ivy-league graduates, we respect his advice on our son in regards to grammar and literature. Overall, we are extremely pleased with our decision.

  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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Dan was a life-saver! My son was up against finals in Physics and Math, we found Dan and he was working with my son within 24 hours and explaining concepts that had never been effectively taught.. My son walked into his exams with more confidence and understanding and for that we are very grateful.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
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
Andrea T.
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Joyee is an exceptional standardized test tutor. I highly recommend him. I found Joyee after an exhaustive search for help with the PSAT/SAT/ACT for my son. My son's school recommended a large national test-prep company, but after investigating that option, we didn't think it was the right fit. My student already understands these tests and has some experience taking them; he needed a person to get him to the "next level" and not waste time going over basic review/prep. Joyee provides fast-paced and completely personalized instruction. He first diagnoses where a student is along the spectrum of readiness for these tests. He zones in on problem areas and has materials ready to strengthen these areas of weakness. My son has enjoyed working with Joyee and says their sessions have definitely increased his confidence for the upcoming tests. I appreciate so many things about having Joyee work with my son. Joyee is extremely intelligent, energetic, and dedicated; he knows what's he's doing and will provide concise, clear instruction; he has a good website where he exchanges files, keeps the tutoring materials organized, etc.; he doesn't waste time during online sessions (you will get your money's worth). I'd recommend Joyee for help with your student's test prep in any circumstances, but particularly if your child is scoring towards the top end of the scoring range and he/she wants that extra boost. Our family appreciates Joyee's assistance and feels it has been very beneficial to our son.

  • 13 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Denise L.
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Excellent service, fast response and definitely will come back again. Tutor they referred to me was awesome and always communicated with me . My daughter was ready to take her SAT, after her tutoring sessions . Gave her the confidence she needed. Thanks again.

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Connor - Viva Test Prep
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle M.
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My review is a bit early because we have only had one lesson so far but I have to say Lawrence and my son clicked immediately. I had a phone conversation with Lawrence that lasted about 30 minutes before his first visit to go over what my son needed help with and what our goals were. At that time we decided to wait on his PTSA scores before Lawrence's first visit. Then when he came to our home it was right down to business with my 16 year old. Lawrence called me after the initial prep with my son to go over how he felt about the session and his expectations. Lawrence did give my son some homework (minor) but he did tell me this will increase. We have scheduled his second visit. Lawrence is doing prep for SAT's.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
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.

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa V.
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We’ve had a great experience with Club Z. I had two international students that were tutored thru them. One 14 year old that needed much help since English isn’t her primary language and an 18 year old preparing for SAT. I would definitely recommend them.

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime D.
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Cindy and everyone at Rainbow tutoring are some of the kindest individuals I have met. The wisdom Cindy bestowed on me while helping me through my college application process will be with my forever and I am so grateful. Cindy helped me figure out what I wanted in my college experience and gave me the tools to get myself there. She introduced schools that I wouldn't have seen myself at and helped me get myself to Santa Clara University. She is beyond inspirational and such an empowering woman that is a role model to any and all of her clients. Cindy and her team are smart, dedicated, and reliable- they are always able to help and are great mentors to have before going off out of high school and into a college or real life environment. Cindy especially is very clear and really walks you through the steps to understanding in both Math, Writing, and the SAT Prep. I am so thankful to have met and able to work with you guys !

  • 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
Victoria C.
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Arbor Tutors has not missed a thing in getting my kids prepared for the SAT and ACT.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina P.
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Choosing Arbor to help with my daughter's SAT prep was one of the best decisions I've made!

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Joan L.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hope C.
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Kami worked with my daughter for almost 3 months leading up to her SAT, and we had a really great experience. She answered all of our questions, and had tons of materials to use. Not to mention our daughter just adored her. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tutor!

Matt's Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Peter G.
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    I'm really glad we found Matt to help prepare our son for the SATs. Matt was attentive, courteous and diligent. We highly recommend him!

    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.

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    Taking the SAT doesn't have to be an intimidating experience! I've been working as an SAT teacher/tutor for over a year now, and my experiences have taught me many simple and effective strategies for familiarizing students with each section of the test. I can travel to meet clients in the LA area, or tutor online via Skype. I do all sorts of writing and editing: creative fiction, long and short-form non-fiction, articles, and blog posts. I have a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan, where I also studied Philosophy and Art History, and have years of experience developing, writing and proofing essays for style, grammar, and syntax issues.I'm familiar with Chicago, AMA and APA citation styles. I'm available for translation and transcription as well-- I grew up speaking English, Spanish and Italian at home, and studied Latin, so I have a good ear for languages and a good eye for grammar. Other skills: Photoshop Illustrator Word/ Excel

    About

    My specialty with the pro-literacy programs, classrooms, group dynamics as well as tutoring and preparing learners for testing has been reading, math and art. I also specialize in utilizing creative learning and test-taking anxiety techniques with individuals who learn differently. I realize and recognize the challenges and struggles often experienced during the learning process; therefore, communication is vital! We will establish goals and by-when dates during the initial meeting. Reaching goals and learning how to exercise your potential is most important. Students who are committed to their stated goals will do well but will be challenged with homework assignments. Completion of challenging but not overwhelming homework is a key component to the learning process for the learner as well as for the teacher/tutor. I pride myself in providing reasonable accommodations as needed, maintaining a flexible schedule and being prompt. My expectations include reciprocal respect, open communication and sharing real concerns. I care enough to give constructive feedback and expect the same from each individual I work with. My cancellation policy is a 24-hour notice for both of us. We can always reschedule for another time when we both are available. Three consecutive absences will cause for an assessment, reevaluation and redetermination. Your success is what really matters. I will always check in with you to see how things are going and hope that you will share any concerns as well. I believe in a quiet learning environment, such as a library, for best results. Distractions such as phone calls can disrupt progress. I'm looking forward to partnering with you as we diligently work towards your desired goals.

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    I've been tutoring for the GED. I've tutored English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. I also teach English pronunciation and enunciation for non-native English speakers. I use several different learning techniques to cross train the brain hemispheres to comprehend and retain information and make learning more fun.

    • 18 years in business
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    For over a decade, I have been helping students achieve SAT scores that allow them to apply to their colleges of choice with confidence through quality one-on-one tutoring. One-on-one SAT tutoring produces the best results, and is far more effective than group classes. Whether the student has taken the test once, or is taking it for the first time, a few one-on-one sessions before the exam can make a big difference. An excellent tutor has far more than just mastery of the test material. They are warm, friendly, patient, and can teach the material in the student's own language so that they learn. Years of tutoring full-time have allowed me to cultivate these good qualities. Many of my test prep clients keep me as a subject tutor long after the test. Thank you for reading my post and I wish you success! Roozbeh

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    Online preparation is the best option to get high scores in ACT and SAT exams. You need more practice, which is the best way to get a high score. You can do practice reading and writing to get high scores. Online preparation classes can be according to your convenience. For more details, contact us.

    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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