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Thinque Prep
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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Great ACT Tutor! Joyee is a great ACT tutor. He is patient, encouraging, and has deep insight into the type questions the current ACT tests include. We engaged Joyee to help my daughter with her ACT - focusing on Science and Maths. Her initial diagnostic test results were decent - 33 out of 36. After two months of Joyee’s help, my daughter proceeded to take her ACT in September. She received the perfect score - 36 out of 36. We are very happy with her results and she couldn’t have gotten the perfect score in such short period of time had we not engaged Joyee. Joyee: job well done! - From James, Irvine, CA on October 5th, 2015."

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corinna G.
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I was looking for a Calculus 2 tutor to help me through a summer course and immediately he was available to help me. Not only is he professional, but made use of all the time I had with him and explained things thoroughly and accurately. Whenever I would get a hold of him, he would be very quick to respond. Would recommend to anyone seeking help in Calculus 2.

  • 13 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Adam J.
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Our SAT and ACT tutor Kate was amazing and very professional. I highly recommend her and Elite.

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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
Meara I.
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Lawrence tutored me for my ACT, which I took three times, and improved my score each time. He is a great teacher because he knows the material and explained it to me until I understood. He is also fun and made the process better.

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

Math tutor
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriella S.
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I worked with other tutors in the past. Blas by far has more experience. His teaching and training methods are very detailed. My grades have definitely improved since working with Blas. I can highly recommend anyone in need of his services.

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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
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Hugo C.
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Ahmed Shalaby is an amazing tutor for Jah my 9 year old son. He has instilled confidence in him and it has shown in his most recent test scores. The different techniques he uses are great and my son picks up on the strategies. We are currently doing twice a week on Monday and Wednesday and it has been a great investment. Jah thinks Ahmed is cool and he wants to keep showing him that he is getting smarter and doesn’t want to let him down. Thanks for all you for our family Ahmed. It’s appreciated

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Ahmed for Math Tutoring
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew F.
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We worked with Ahmed to help with my son's SAT math and we're very happy with Ahmed's work. Ahmed was able to identify my son's weak subjects and explain math concept very well. We can see more tutoring sessions with Ahmed for my son's future math classes and tests.

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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I cannot tell you how much Lola helped my 7th grade daughter prepare for her final exam in math. My dughter was really struggling and felt that she was very behind in her math class. Lola is very professional, she was always on time, she has a great attitude towards both her students and their parents, you can truly tell how much she values education. We will definitely be working with Lola over the summer to help prepare my daughter for 8th grade math. I will also be recommending her to other parents who are looking to hire a tutor to work with their child. Thank you for everything Lola!!!

K-12 & College Math Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin E.
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We were fortunate to find Bonnie for our son who was struggling with his math in middle school. My son has a very busy schedule with sports, and it's hard to find tutors who are as flexible as Bonnie was. But Bonnie had no problem accommodating us. She came to our home on-time with a smile and prepared to meet our son. It takes a special tutor to be able to feel comfortable with a new student, and Bonnie was that tutor. My son liked her from the beginning and more importantly, made the work he was doing make sense finally. Bonnie is a wonderful person, always on-time and gets the job done. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great math tutor.

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel B.
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I hired Arbor Tutors to help my daughter with chemistry and math. She ended up with As.

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 - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley F.
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I hired Arbor Tutors to help my daughter with chemistry and math. She ended up with As. Online tutoring works great with these guys as their system is better than what I expected. They were able to help us very quickly. Much better value than other companies

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

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Alex Elliott-Funk
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randal W.
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Alex is by far the best tutor i have hired. I kept failing the math Part of the GED. I was beyond the point of frustration and just wanted to give up. Thought id try one more time hired many tutors but no one could explain like Alex. He got me on track broke things down so i could understand. Way cool guy. And today i passes my test thanks again Alex.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Heide C.
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Arbor tutors is now my "go to" for any subject.Love them! Thanks sooo much!

Todd Frost
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gardenia N.
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Mr. Frost is an excellent tutor. He patiently explained subjects in Calc that were beyond my understanding. I also had Mr. Frost tutor me in staticis and he clearly explained and throughly answered all my questions about the material. He is super approachable and makes the subject matter understandable. Mr. Frost took time to answer all of my questions and cared about my academic performance in the class. I highly recommend working with him! His rates are reasonable and he was flexible with scheduling.

Yehia
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Soha A.
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He's a professional tutor and very experienced , i highly recommend him .

MJ Tutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Malca S.
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Jonny is coming with not only knowledge and experience but patience and a real sense of how to get the results he needs from each student on their level and pace. I would highly recommend him as a tutor

Xamaze Tutoring
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory R.
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April is an excellent Tutor . She is patient , interacts extremely well with my son and knows her subject matter . I am very happy with her tutoring thus far . I also appreciate the professionalism of Xamaze is a Company. They keep you informed every step of the way.

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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