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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Grace C.
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Carl has truly been a blessing. My son is always looking forward to his tutoring day with Mr. Carl. I have seen a huge improvement with not only his reading but also with his speech. He gives him books that he will enjoy ,but also challenge him. Thank you so much Mr. Carl.

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
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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald G.
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Danny helped me out with Algebra 2 and helped me understand the class and helped me with my projects. As a result I did better and I enjoyed his tutoring methods. He is very patient and helps you better understand all the material you need to learn. I highly recommend him

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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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Dougley S.
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I actually hired Daniel for poker tutoring. I had never played cards, knew nothing about Hold'em and had three days to learn and then play for a business opportunity. Daniel asked me what I knew, and then we went from there. He absolutely knows what he's doing. He knows his stats, he knows the game and he knew I was starting from 0. Turns out I lost my buy-in (just my origonal buy-in), but told the table at the end of the night that it was my first poker game. Got a lot of compliments after that, not kidding, all due to Daniel. It couldn't have went better.

  • 13 years in business
  • 138 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara T.
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I needed math tutoring for my son and hired Addy and Lilit for my son. I was very satisfied with his improvement and even more importantly, he was excited to finally get it.

  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah W.
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I have worked long and hard with Kenneth, my tutor from elite home tutoring. I originally thought working with a tutor while in college was foolish. I'm surrounded by people who I thought would be eager to help. Kenneth is a teacher who helps people like me in his free time. The difference is that Kenneth is more interested in my success than my classmates who are more interesryed in partying. Advanced calculus is difficult so I would say kens help is worth it.

Reza Math Teacher
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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I am a professor of mathematics and the supervisor of the Math Tutoring Lab at Los Angeles Valley College. Reza is one of the best tutors I have met on any campus I have taught at including University of Utah, Cal State Los Angeles, and numerous community colleges. Reza has tutored at LA Valley College for the past 9 years. Overall he has tutored for 18 years. He is commonly the tutor I hear praised most often by my students. They tell me that not only is his mathematics excellent but he is very clear in his explanation and very supportive with his attitude. He makes my students want to do more math because he makes it very comprehensible for them. Reza tutors Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics. He is the standard I hold up my other tutors to. He shows up on time, teaches very intuitively and my students walk away from each session with him feeling better about themselves. As a person, I find Reza to be a wonderful role model who volunteers many hours each week at the tutoring lab, teaching math to many students on campus.

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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!

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Star J.
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Cindy Chanin understands the testing and admission process like no other. She has an extensive professional background and helped us navigate the high school admission process for our daughter, like a Ninja! Cindy invested her time and energy into our daughter and took it upon herself to get to know her. She was able to decipher what kind of learner she was and which of her tutors would be a good fit for her. For the weeks that we worked with Rainbow EDU, Cindy called everyday. She wanted feedback about the tutoring sessions and wanted our daughter to feel confident and empowered. Cindy is a student advocate and coach. Much, much more than a tutor. This is a full service operation...the real deal. Cindy Chanin...Rainbow EDU...I just lucked out...hope you do too!

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Ahmed for Math Tutoring
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 10 reviews
    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 -Santa Ana Area
    4.7
    from 10 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet C.
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    I am very happy with the tutoring we received. They have thousands of Tutors all over the country.  They can come to your house or offer online services. We tried both and I prefer online. Both are excellent choices.

    • 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.

    Arbor Tutors - Malibu Area
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James S.
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    Fantastic service. All the way from the manager to the two tutors we used.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Faith S.
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    Arbor Tutors is the best tutoring company anywhere. We tried several other tutors before Arbor and found exactly what we are looking for here.

    Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
      Joan L.
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      Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

      LA Math Tutoring
      5.0
      from 7 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Dagmar D.
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      My SAT math score went from a 630 to a 790 after studying with them for a few months! I'm hoping to get a perfect 800 with a little more studying.

      Tutisto
      5.0
      from 6 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Lara S.
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      We have been using Tutisto for well 2 years now and couldn't be happier with the expertise and quality of the tutors. I have two teenagers who consider their tutors friends as well as their tutor. We tried other tutoring places and did not see results until we tried Tutisto who understands not all students learn the same way.

      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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      Downey, CA

      • Student grade level
        11th grade
      • Test type
        PSAT
      • Test sections
        Reading, Writing, Math
      • Test date
        Not yet scheduled
      • Session frequency
        More than once a week
      • Day preference(s)
        Friday, Sunday
      • Time preference(s)
        Morning (9am-noon)
      • Details
        My daughter (10th grade) took SAT Practice test last June 2015 at Warren MATH 575 English 577 WRITING 405
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