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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Geetanjali D.
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We've been working with Lisa-Beth for several months now. She is tutoring my 13 year old daughter in writing and it has been a stellar experience. Lisa-Beth is professional, communicative, thoughtful and inspirational in her approach. She gives real value to my daughter and has expanded her view of writing as a medium of expression. Thanks Lisa-Beth!

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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Philippe I.
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My son needed a tutor for his freshman year college English Composition class. Before hiring Carl, I had tried a couple of tutors, but didn't find them to be competent. Carl was a very pleasant surprise; he is both very knowledgeable and engages well with my son. I like the fact that he does't merely correct him and gives him answers, but makes him think and analyse the material. He is a rare find.

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!

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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We highly recommend Lois For tutoring. She is well known in Honolulu and has years of experience. She tutored our granddaughter when she needed to take the entrance exams into private schools. Lois has great knowledge of children and skill in getting them to do their work. Her lessons were challenging and fun. Our grandaughter could hardly wait to return to her next session. We wish Lois was here to tutor our grandaughter in her college SATS. Carol Lehman

Thinque Prep
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Chancler H.
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My son was attempting to get a 30 on the ACT, but was having an extremely difficult time getting to that score. We found a tutor through our private high school and also went to a local company, but neither were able to help him. We are so glad to have met Joyee and highly recommend his services for test preparation. He has been extremely flexible and very knowledgeable

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristopher B.
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Daniel was very professional and went above and beyond to give the tutoring help I needed in a somewhat obscure math topic, which included him spending time researching and working through the problems before the tutoring session to ensure that he could answer all of my questions. I would recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a quality math tutor who invests himself in your success. Thanks again for all the help Daniel!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Reniesha T.
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It was a simple job. Six grade math. Most tutors either gave us the runaround or just didn't call us back. Eric at elite made sure we were satisfied from the first free trial to the session before my daughters test. Very well done

  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mauri is a very good tutor for my two kids. She is currently tutoring my son (5th grader) and my daughter (3rd grader) with writing. They both learn a lot from her and she is very encouraging and helping them to write more effectively.

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Learning with Jenny
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Shirleycmorris@gmail.com M.
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Miss Jenny is an exceptional teacher! We are very grateful to have found Miss Jenny to tutor our children; age 9 and 11 year old. Both of them have received tutoring from Miss Jenny since 3 years ago and their grades / test scores have improved tremendously right from the beginning. Miss Jenny always display enthusiasm for the subjects she teaches. She knows how to modify the teaching strategies according to the students' levels of comprehension. She is always so encouraging and motivating! Our children love her very much and they enjoy each of their tutoring sessions with Miss Jenny. We highly recommend Miss Jenny as a tutor / teacher to any children from Elementary to High School. Mike & Shirley Morris (Parents of Sebastian & Mia)

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

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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.

Skills for Success Learning
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan V.
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Three years ago, my granddaughter's special education testing report stated that she was significantly behind her peers in most academic areas. We met Carleen with Skills for Success Learning through our homeschooling charter school. Carleen has provided Cogmed Working Memory Training and literacy tutoring. Last month, I received the latest special education testing report from the charter school...my granddaughter's academic skills showed amazing growth. She is now at or near grade grade level with most of her academic skills. The charter school's Educational Specialist was very surprised and impressed with my granddaughter's progress! I can’t say enough about how wonderful Carleen is. She not only is helping Devin with her academic skills but also has helped her with her social skills.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Ashley F.
    Verified review

    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 -Santa Ana Area
    4.7
    from 10 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Aimee D.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Arbor Tutors and would gladly use them again.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Hugh M.
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    I've been very bad at math my entire life. I flunked algebra three times before I called Arbor Tutors. The tutor was very understanding and nonjudgmental. I can highly recommend Arbor Tutors.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Margarette U.
    Verified review

    I was having a very rough time with calculus. It was the third time I took the class. I contacted Arbor Tutors and they provided me with a wonderful calculus tutor who is able to explain everything very patiently and fill in the gaps that I had. Excellent service. I wish every company was run this well.

    Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
      Brooke M.
      Verified review

      I have a horrible science teacher but I was able to get excellent help from an Arbor tutor. Best tutors around. Fantastic deal.

      George Dekermenjian
      5.0
      from 6 reviews
      • 15 years in business
      Noe C.
      Verified review

      World class tutor. Look no further!

      AMERICAN ENGLISH COLLEGE
      4.3
      from 7 reviews
      • 35 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Dennie Y.
      Verified review

      I used to be intermediate level of English but after tutoring, I feel that my English improved to an advanced level. I can more properly use grammar in speech and in sentences. I am happy to say that I am now going to college and I really recommend tutoring. My experience was really good.

      Mrs. Patt's Tutoring
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 11 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Gretchen H.
      Verified review

      My 8 year old daughter has been tutoring with Patt for 2 years now and she loves going. She is doing so well in school and her grades have improved. Her scores were top in her class. she is above her levels in many of her subjects. If you need a caring and patient person to help your child with their studies she is a great person.

      Total Tutoring
      4.5
      from 2 reviews
      • 29 years in business
      • 14 hires on Thumbtack
      Danielle R.
      Verified review

      Janie helped my children get their grades back on track and made homework and testing so much easier for us all.

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