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Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 174 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
5.0
from 40 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 31 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!

  • 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
Jonathan D.
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Ryan was excellent in tutoring my son for the ACT. I confidently HIGHLY recommend Ryan for tutoring and test preparation. J Doty

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arlene F.
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Mr. Reid has helped me raise my grade from an F to an A in Pre-Calculus. Furthermore, he helped me train for the ACT. His tutoring is just phenomenal!

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Ahmed Shalaby
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 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!

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Isabella H.
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My daughter Jane signed up for math tutoring with Arbor Tutors. Her grade went up by 22% points.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Clay H.
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Best SAT and ACT Tutors anywhere.

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

Arbor Tutors - Pasadena Area
5.0
from 10 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.

Todd Frost
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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If you want the best of the best, Todd Frost is the tutor to hire. My sixteen year old son has been struggling with math since middle school. I have literally spent thousand of dollars on tutoring programs that didn't work. I wish I would have found Todd back then, but better late than never. Thanks to Todd, my son is now on track and feels more confident in his current Geometry class.

Kevin Turner
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ralph A.
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I am currently enrolled in Math 5 at Riverside Community College, and the level of math is business calculus. It has been almost two years since the last time I practiced math and did not feel confident in my skills going into this semester in order to pass the class on my own. So I started looking for help and found many tutors but none like Mr. turner he is very helpful, resonably priced, goes at your own pace and if you need help after tutoring sessions he can help you via text message. After a couple tutoring sessions with Mr. Turner it became much easier to understand the material. I took my first exam and did well. I’m looking forward to continuing to do well this semester.

Verbal Ninja Inc.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby G.
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My second time hiring Verbal Ninja for writing and editing services. I won't use anyone else. 100% satisfied.

Tim Le
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kieu Tho D.
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Mr. Tim Le is an excellent tutor in Maths. He has excellent tutoring skills with students at all levels. He provides individual support for struggling students, and with his patience, he could help them develop their own learning techniques. Sophie and Vincent, my children really enjoyed and appreciated his tutorial, as they had seen better performance in their studies. Cheer Tim ! Kieu Tho Dang

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jayne H.
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I had the good fortune of finding James Nassir when I had 4 college math classes to take, including Statistics. Math is not my strong area, but with James excellent tutoring I made "A"s in all 4 classes! He is patient and explains everything clearly and directly and is flexible with tutoring times and locations! So glad to have had his help!

  • 3 years in business
Jasmine Y.
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After already 5 months of tutoring, my daughter is already doing so much better in Reading & Writing. I never knew that tutoring could make such a big difference. Kami is very patient and flexible. She always answers our questions and text messages. Our previous tutor we found on thumbtack did not connect well to our daughter.

Robert Unger
5.0
from 1 review
    Jason W.
    Verified review

    Rob was a great tutor, and he helped me with Biology and Math. He is patient, and has a deep understanding of both subjects. I have recommended him to many friends, and I believe that he would be a great asset for any student!

    Roxanne's Tutoring

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      I am a college student, but all throughout high school, I helped others with tutoring. I excel in Math, but I am capable of almost any other subject.

      Academic Tutoring

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        I am an experienced High school Biology Teacher. My hourly rate is between $30-$40 Please refer to my resume below for my education and past experience. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Science/Substitute Teacher, Dec 2002 - Present Unified School Districts, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, CA • Taught science and math classes. • Developed and implemented lessons aligned with students' individual needs interests, and learning styles. • Implemented a variety of teaching strategies to promote critical thinking. • Utilized audio-visual aids to enhance student learning. Laboratory Associate II, Feb2002 - Dec 2002 Quest Diagnostics Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA • Matched human chromosome images using a karyotyping software. • Accurately processed 20 cases per day. • Demonstrated knowledge of ideograms and band levels. • Calibrated light microscopes. • Recorded and compiled karyotping tests results. Administrative Assistant, Sept 2000 - Feb 2001 Facility Department UCLA, Los Angeles, CA • Helped resolve complaints. • Established filing systems. • Received work orders over the phone. • Generated invoices. • Entered data on excel and answered phones. Biology Teacher, Sept 1999 - June 2000 Vefa Anatolian High School, Istanbul, Turkey • Taught Biology and English lessons. • Counseled students’ science club. • Implemented a variety of assessment tools to evaluate students' learning. • Introduced audio-visual aids to enhance student learning. • Mentored students to develop and maintain positive self-esteem. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION Bachelor of Science Degree in Teaching Biology Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey Professional Designation in Marketing UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS/ MEMBERSHIPS Complex Instructions, Computer User Educators, Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English Former Board of Director, Orange County Turkish American Association Former Debate Club Member, Marmara University

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          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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