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  • 13 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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Thanks Eric our SAT tutor was great!

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Grace Wang
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marty H.
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I spent several months working with Grace through some intermediate mandarin. Really great tutor. She will also text you outside of the tutoring to keep you engaged and make sure you are doing your homework!

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marie P.
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I am amazed as to the quality of tutoring I received from Arbor Tutors given the low price. The tutor my daughter had was very sweet and very patient with geometry. You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We chose to do the online tutoring. Five stars all the way.

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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Kathleen has made a tremendous difference in our son's Spanish skills. He's had a difficult teacher in school this year and Kathleen has helped to build this knowledge, understanding and confidence with both written and verbal work. Our son has said that Kathleen has been a tremendous help to him. She is reliable and I've felt she genuinely wants her students to succeed.

Mandarin Tutoring
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Lillian has been tutoring my daughter in Mandarin, both speaking and writing for about six months through weekly 1 hour sessions at our home. Lillian has an upbeat and warm personality and is passionate about teaching. I am impressed at how she mixes up the lesson so that my fidgety 7 year old remains engaged the entire time. She uses a variety of print, audio and video materials. She focuses on proper technique in speaking and writing while always remaining positive and encouraging. We are so lucky to have found Lillian, and my daughter's interest in learning Mandarin has only grown!

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tim was a great teacher for me! He was easy to talk to,understood my questions, and helped me improve my weak points. After working with him for a few months, I was able to understand a lot of the material provided in the SAT test and improve a lot on my practice test. Overall, Tim is a great teacher for learning how to improve your English , especially to prepare for SAT test.

Yevgeny Kaplun
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas B.
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Yevgeny helped me with business calculus class. This class was extremely important for me to pass as most 4 year colleges I was trying to get into wanted me to take it. During the 16 week semester, Yevgeny would come twice a week to help me with my homework and go over each chapter in depth. We would spend almost two hours each session on different problems and he would show me how to do each one. However, he doesn't do each problem for you but instead would have me do the problem on my own and give me help if I needed it. He made sure I understood each chapter we would go over before going onto the next. Yevgeny is a great person who really cares about the success of those he is tutoring. He understands many different math courses and is really smart. Without his help I wouldn't have passed my class and gone on to transfer to my 4 year college. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of help in any math course.

Ace Math
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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My daughter did not do well with her previous Sat Math I am really glad to have found Sowmya to tutor her this time My daughter felt more confident and felt that she did better on her recent Sat Math, Thank you bunch for helping her Five Golden Stars

Angela Sun Consulting
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lily S.
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Angela does the best job of explaining concepts for AP/SAT if you are trying to learn something outside of school. We did our tutoring over the computer, but I actually found it more engaging than in person. For example, I was confused about cos (180degrees), because I hadn't learned about it in school yet. Angela's explanation also made 10x more sense than what my math teacher would say. Now I FINALLY understand how to find cos (180degrees)!

Warwick Strategies
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Betty G.
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Bryce is an excellent GRE tutor. When I first started studying for the test, I was overwhelmed, confused and frustrated by just opening my practice book. I hadn't taken a math or English course in years. Bryce helped ease those fears and boosted my confidence. After the initial meeting, I knew that he would be a great tutor for me. I continued seeing Bryce for tutoring in the weeks before my test. We practiced strategies and how to approach a difficult problem. Knowing the strategies for the GRE is extremely helpful. You can memorize ten thousand vocabulary words (as I attempted), but until you know how to approach the problem, hammering in definitions won't be much help. Bryce taught me the strategies necessary and had confidence in me all the way. He is intelligent, reliable, and benevolent (great GRE word!). I would absolutely recommend Bryce to anyone looking for a tutor, especially with the GRE. It can be a daunting test, but given the help I received from Bryce, I went in on test day feeling confident that I could pass (and I did!).

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5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon A.
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Tom was an exceptional tutor. He developed a math tutoring "class" specific to the needs of a small group of 6th graders, including my child, and was flexible and professional at every step. More importantly, the kids really enjoyed his fun, gentle nature and learned a great deal. Tom well prepared the kids for upcoming challenges. I highly recommend him.

Ronald Y. Pong, Ph.D.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Ron has been providing excellent tutoring for AP Calculus BC.

Frog Tutoring San Jose
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
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Sedona is great and really helped my daughter in Biology and Math

Wesley Engers
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa P.
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Wesley met with my son who has been struggling in his College Statistics class. My son could not believe his vast knowledge and capabilities with the subject. After and exhaustive search we have found an excellent tutor! Now I plan on having him tutor my daughter in Pre- Calculus as well.

  • 23 years in business
Tien V.
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I've been working for Shirin for a few weeks now at Club Z! in West San Jose. I highly appreciate her integrity in wanting the highest quality services for the students that need academic help. She is pleasant to work with and I strongly recommend Club Z! to both parents of students as well as potential tutors.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janice D.
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We highly recommend Club Z. Our Club Z tutor was wonderful and really helped our son. Club Z is a professional service that provides in home tutoring which is so convenient. We will be using Club Z again in the future.

Shannon Cummings Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    Brigitte R.
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    Shannon helped me so much with my essay. I didn't know where to start and she was there from the beginning to the end. She was so patient and precise. I aced the assignment! Thank you so much Shannon!!

    • 3 years in business
    Kathy C.
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    Nandini was a great tutor for my son. She was very thorough in showing him examples and always gave him an assignment on the side to make sure he understood the concepts she taught. She was professional at all times and has a pleasant personality.

    Steve's Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 29 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Amir S.
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    Steve has been awesome so far. He is patience, great in explaining mathematical concept effectively and a fun person to work with . He has the tools (includes awesome video tutorial!) and experience to help his students. I need to improve my gmat score by 300 points (in a short time window) and he helped me create a plan of attack. It's challenging but with Steve by my side I feel really confident in achieving my target score.

    Higher Standards Academy
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    Jenna B.
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    I am so thankful for everything you have helped me accomplish. You were so much fun to work with and an excellent ACT tutor. You helped me develop different test-taking techniques and strategies that were altered for my unique learning style, and this really helped me to feel confident before my exam. I am especially grateful that you pushed me to take the ACT a second time. Best decision I ever made. Additionally, you helped me edit my essays for my UC application. You were fabulous at helping me tell my story, and I really do believe they helped me stand out. Thank you so much! You are the best

    Tutoring Services
    3.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I have taught school for many years. I am familiar with the common core standards and entrance and exit standards of specific grade levels. It is all about helping the student improve and thereby boost his/her self-esteem and confidence in the areas in which I tutor them. As a teacher, I had tremendous test scores. Four of my five "children" (now adults) have received the presidential academic award. I attended very difficult college prep school prior to college which provided me with stellar skills. I have had several years of Latin, French, and Spanish, as well as the usual repertoire of subjects.

    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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    Morgan Hill, CA

    • Student grade level
      9
    • Math type
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    • Student's goals
      Improve grades at school
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    • Day preference
      Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
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      Evening (after 6pm)
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      Common core math help including word problems
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