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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Anya M.
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Lisa-Beth is a great tutor and is teaching me business English and grammar lessons. Our first meeting was easy to schedule and she made me feel comfortable. Would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn quickly and correctly.

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  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Giovanni V.
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Carl has helped me prepare for the SAT greatly. What sets Carl apart from other tutors is that he is very concise in his explanations and gives many vivid examples that further explain a topic or concept. It is because of these vivid examples that help me retain the information that is needed to score well on the test. He doesn't beat around the bush, which in my opinion is vital for a tutor. Another great aspect of Carl's tutoring is his ability to put what is stated in the text into context. He takes what might seem like a foreign topic and condenses it down into something much more familiar. Carl has a great sense of humor, is kind, and has been very helpful in helping me prepare for the SAT. I would highly recommend his services.

Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Tina H.
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Wow! We finally found a tutor for our son who actually knows how to teach! Mike has done a tremendous job at not only helping our son to succeed in his precalculus class, but he has been able to make a connection with our son where others in the past have not. Our son actually looks forward to his tutoring sessions with Mike, and recently commented, "Mom, he's really a good teacher. I wish I had him all through my school years!" We plan on using Mike for as long as our son needs his help ... through college if necessary! Finally, he's also just a really nice guy! We would strongly recommend Mike to anyone who needs a math tutor!

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yun C.
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Lois is a very professional, knowledgeable and punctual teacher, I improved a lot in my English pronunciation and vocabulary with her. In the meantime, She also gave me many important information of American life and American culture. It is my honor to have her as my English ESL tutor. Thank you!

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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
Maxim D.
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Daniel is well worth the price. He is easy to collaborate with, and takes the time to really understand the problem. In short, he is exactly what a tutor should be.

  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Luis C.
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Most tutors give me the runaround but Elite made sure I was 100% satisfied

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Erica H.
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The service is great and was easy to set up. My son loves his tutor! She is so good with him, he lights up every time he knows she is coming to help him. Worth every penny.

Reza Math Teacher
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 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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French Teacher Super Stef
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg F.
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Stefanie is fantastic. She is helpful a master teacher, and she comes to you, is easy to find to book appointments... and she stays far longer than the one hour session refusing to accept additional payment.

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Jean M.
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Mr. Reid is a great tutor. He helped me get a better understanding on how to solve quadratic equations, completing the square and on exponential functions. I have scheduled to meet with him once a month for more tutoring.

Rachel A.
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Roy Q.
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She's wonderful! I haven't needed Math tutoring for any of my previous degrees (I have a B.A., Ed.M, and Ed.D), I'm an educator by training, and I have taught math before. So I wasn't sure what to expect, all I knew was I needed help brushing up on my math in anticipation of the new MBA program I'm going to be starting in the Fall. Finding the right tutor is critical so I interviewed/worked with a number of them before I finally decided to go with her. She was an excellent tutor. I felt like I learned a lot in our very first session and her approach to the material made it easy for me to understand. I understand that there have been some comments about language - I don't think that is an issue. She knows her stuff and if you listen to what she says your math will definitely improve. As a math teacher, educator, and now student I fully endorse her.

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Jenny's Tutoring
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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Jenny is an excellent tutor. She helped my daughter with Algebra 1. My daughter just started at valley Christian school and wasn't understanding the material in her Algebra class. She was nearly failing but with Jenny's help was able to raise her final grade to a B. Jenny's knowledge of the material coupled with the way she explains it to be able to make my daughter understand is amazing.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 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 -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 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.

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

marcela budnik
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jean S.
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Great Spanish teacher for my children! Not just teacher also life coach.... Thanks Marcela

Arbor Tutors - Malibu Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christian J.
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Arbor Tutors is so accommodating. What sets this company apart is the service from the tutors and managers. Outstanding company to deal with.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Brooke M.
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I have a horrible science teacher but I was able to get excellent help from an Arbor tutor. Best tutors around. Fantastic deal.

  • 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.

George Dekermenjian
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Noe C.
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World class tutor. Look no further!

Tutor
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria A.
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Bert Howard is an intelligent, friendly, and understanding person. I have known Bert Howard since I was about 7 or 8. I am now 24 years old and still call him Mr. Bert! He tutored me for over 12 years. Not only was he my tutor and mentor, he became a dear family friend. Before I met Bert, I was not the best student. My grades were very poor and I had a hard time focusing and understanding what was being taught in school. My parents were very concerned that I would not be able to go to the next grade. The were starting to give up on being able to find someone to help me improve academically. They took me to Sylvan, Kumon, and many other tutors. However, none of them were able to help me improve in school until we found Bert Howard. With Bert’s patience, empathy, and determination, he was always able to find and utilize a variety of techniques to help me comprehend and actually learn math, as well as other subjects, in a way that I could understand. Whenever I started to get frustrated or wanted to give up, he would always encourage me to keep moving forward. Whenever I would lose focus and motivation, he would always find new ways, like a reward system or some sort of game to keep me interested and want to learn. I guess my point is that he never gave up on me and I am so grateful that. Because of Bert, I was able to improve academically and further my education. I have now received my B.A in Communication Disorders and Sciences and my certificate to be a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. Currently, I am trying to get into a Master’s program in Speech Language Pathology. I highly recommend Bert Howard. He is an amazing tutor!

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How do you find a good math tutor?

Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

How much do math tutors cost?

Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

How much do Spanish tutors charge?

Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

How much does home tutoring cost?

Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

  • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for reading and writing home tutor: $40-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for an SAT home tutor: $70 per hour.
  • National average cost for an ACT home tutor: $70-$100 per hour.
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