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Carolina V.
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Carl lead a 4 week SAT Prep Course for a group of 8-10 low-income youth with our non-profit organization in Santa Monica. Carl was a phenomenal instructor. Carl successfully explained the structure of the SAT, and the strategies necessary to score well. His warmth, humor and high energy kept our youth engaged, and reduced their anxiety about the test. Carl is also highly receptive to feedback, and can teach the course in groups as well. We hope to work with Carl in the future again.

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FISV LLC.
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  • 9 years in business
  • 127 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.

Thinque Prep
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
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My son went to Joyee for about a month for ACT prep. He thought Joyee knows ACT inside out! Joyee is a non nonsense guy and always straight to the point. He felt the sessions with Joyee were always very productive. After one month sessions with Joyee my son's ACT score went up 6 points! We are already planning to send our younger son to Joyee in a few years. Thank you, Joyee!

  • 11 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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We just recently hired Daniel. So far, he was exceptional at explaining his services and listening to my son's academic needs. We hired him in preparation for the ACT. Daniel is customizing the ACT tutoring in relation to our son's learning style. My son was very pleased with his first session with Daniel, and learned so much about strategies and the break down of the ACT, all in just one session. My son looks forward to continue working with Daniel.

  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Amber J.
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We chose Elite and were so happy we did! My son struggled in math and he needed more support than the school offered. College prep is tough, I couldn't even help him! Haha Well, we called Elite and Eric matched him up with Tony. We liked that Tony came to our house for a free session before I had to commit to ordering sessions. I always wondered how that worked so you know your kid will for sure like the tutor and want to learn! We're very pleased, thanks again.

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara W.
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needed prep for my final, I did well thanks to the tutoring

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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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Kathy H.
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The ACT prep with Lawrence has proven to be worth every minute for my daughter. I'm relieved to know they'll be here to help my son in a couple of years, too!

  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Adam C.
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Our ACT tutor was great!

  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Janine K.
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I highly recommend Ryan. He really helped my son with preparing for the ACT test. My son learned and understood so much information in a very limited time. I will definitely request his services again in the future for my daughter. Thank you Ryan!

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Miko A.
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I hired Chris for my daughter (a junior at [a prestigious area prep school]) and her reading score went up by 100.

StudyPage
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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My daughter needed to raise her ACT score. She felt so comfortable working with Esmeralda. She raised her score 3 points on her next ACT and now has a full ride basketball scholarship.

  • 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!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Clay H.
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Best SAT and ACT Tutors anywhere.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
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    Joan L.
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    Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

    • 11 years in business
    • 17 hires on Thumbtack
    Vivian P.
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    My son who is a high school senior needed someone to review his personal statement for his UC college applications. I requested a writing tutor and Victor Solis of Initia Test Prep responded within the hour! I reviewed his profile and his website and it seemed good. I was impressed of how Victor reviewed my son's essays in a short amount of time and gave important recommendations. He also answered any questions that I had about UC schools, admissions, etc. I highly recommend Victor Solis and Initia Test Prep.

    • 5 years in business
    Dan T.
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    I worked with Mr. Pestle during my senior year of high school in the school play. Despite never meeting him before, nor having any previous experience in a play or drama before, he showed a level of kindness and encouragement towards me that it is extremely rare in teachers of any form. His level of enthusiasm and obvious passion for what he does makes him a complete joy to be around, and also makes the experience for all involved much more inspiring. He works hard every session to get the most amount of work complete at the highest level of quality, while also maintaining a steady head and never losing his temper. One can always look forward to a class or session with him offering something new and intriguing to learn, and at the same time keep the atmosphere fun, yet with a high standard of professionalism. There is never a time working with him where anyone felt excluded, and he was always open to new ideas or even constructive criticism from subordinates. Given the opportunity, I would work with him again in a heartbeat. His kind and compassionate demeanor is contagious to be around, and his display of a high amount of knowledge and level of professionalism for his craft and trade gives comfort to all involved knowing they are in good hands. I would highly recommend working with Mr. Daniel Pestle to anyone. A great teacher, and a great friend!

    Victoria Primrose LLC
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      Parker D.
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      Hands in the air for the BEST LSAT TUTOR PERIOD. I was weary of spending more money but I heard she was especially gifted with teaching applied logic to people who "should" be scoring higher but aren't. After our 3 sessions, we changed my entire approach and I am officially +11 from last summer. I told her she should double her price, she changed the trajectory of my life --I'm going to Vandy! She can take the most complex abstract concepts and convey them in a way that suddenly *clicks* without any condescence or sublte remarks for having taken two paid-for prep classes already. She's a Polly-Anna for late-bloomers/mom's/40+ and everyone else going back to school and I highly recommend her.

      About

      I have over 20 years of experience in helping students prepare for the TOEFL exam. I have worked as a TWE reader for ETS since 1990. I received my Masters from UCLA in applied linguistics. I have taught ESL at Santa Monica College, LACC, and UCLA.

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      I am an UCLA tutor offering SAT prep, English, Spanish, film studies, creative writing, and school skills. I am an UCLA English major graduating in June. I have eight years of tutoring experience. I have 2200 SAT score. I am a non-native, fluent Spanish speaker. I have child care experience. I have great study skills and love teaching.

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      I have been specializing in SAT and ACT prep since 2005. Other subjects include math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. I also have extensive experience with English language learners and students with learning differences. I separate myself from the crowd by having a deep knowledge of the SATs and ACTs and my ability to form great working relationships with a variety of students.

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      We are announcing the opening of tutoring and classes for Fall/Winter 2011 at HB Academics. Tutoring and classes are now open for MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE and SAT prep review tutoring in the following areas in California: * Los Angeles * Santa Barbara * Malibu * Santa Monica * Pasadena * Beverly Hills * Bel Air * Irvine * Long Beach * Palos Verdes * Palm Springs * Pomona HB Academics company, a leading provider of customized exam preparatory services and matriculation advisement, offers in California and West Coast customized tutoring, preparation and review class services for the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SAT and MCAT tests on-site and online. The HB Academics professional team, founded by Harvard, Stanford and HB Faculty focuses on custom exam preparation. Custom training is available for 35 tests. Student-specific curriculum targets student's needs. Individualized study plans are devised to assist each student's goals and address academic strength and weaknesses. Foundational knowledge and skills are taught. Pertinent homework and adaptive assignments are given. Monitored ongoing progress is designed to provide feedback for optimal results. Outstanding teachers and faculty with excellent track record of success provide instruction.

      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.

      What is on the ACT?

      The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

      ACT English:

      • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
      • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
      • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.

       

      ACT Math:

      • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
      • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
      • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.

       

      ACT Reading:

      • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
      • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
      • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.

       

      ACT Science:

      • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
      • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
      • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.

       

      ACT Writing:

      • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

      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.

      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.

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