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Thinque Prep
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
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My son went to Joyee for about a month for ACT prep. He thought Joyee knows ACT inside out! Joyee is a non nonsense guy and always straight to the point. He felt the sessions with Joyee were always very productive. After one month sessions with Joyee my son's ACT score went up 6 points! We are already planning to send our younger son to Joyee in a few years. Thank you, Joyee!

  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Janine K.
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I highly recommend Ryan. He really helped my son with preparing for the ACT test. My son learned and understood so much information in a very limited time. I will definitely request his services again in the future for my daughter. Thank you Ryan!

  • 32 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Adam J.
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My daughter needed a tutor for sat and act prep this year. We recently contacted Andrea and she responded quickly and was able to setup a time to meet within the week. Both Andrea and her son met with my wife and daughter for two hours. Her son the tutor is really kind and scored really well on his own sat/act. After one visit my wife was really impressed with Andrea. She spent the whole two hours talking with her. One of the most incredible things is Andrea is also helpful in guiding my daughter in the college process. Explaining to her and my wife what looks good to colleges in your portfolio.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Clay H.
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Best SAT and ACT Tutors anywhere.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Joan L.
    Verified review

    Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

    Kevin Turner
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet L.
    Verified review

    We were in need of a math tutor and 2 different friends recommended Kevin to us. A year later, we still use Kevin for our math/SAT/ACT needs. Over the past year, I've noticed there are multiple clients that are loyal to Kevin. He's very knowledgeable in several areas and truly cares about his students' success. His rates are very reasonable. We've used other "professionals" in the past, but Kevin has been the only one to actually assist our daughter. She actually enjoys math now. I never thought I'd be able to say that. That alone is priceless.

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    Alara Abbasi
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Debi S.
    Verified review

    Alara worked with my son to help him prepare for the ACT. She was very patient, explained some concept he was struggling with and gave him some good test strategies. We were very last minute and only had a month, but his score increased 2-3 points on each subject

    Verbal Ninja Inc.
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Dr. Ty T.
    Verified review

    I came to Oliver at Verbal Ninja ahead of a big speech that had career and even life changing potential. I was speaking to a large group of fellow doctors, several of whom were what you might call “celebrity doctors.” Frankly, I wanted to upstage them. I myself have an acting background but have always had a lot of stage fright for public speaking. I worked with Oliver over the month leading up to the big event. I knew what I wanted to say, just not quite how to say it. He made my words sound like nothing I’ve ever heard before—yes, that good. Yet it still sounded like me…I felt comfortable and spontaneous. He sort of gave me the voice that I always thought I had inside, if that makes any sense. He also coached my delivery, voice, gestures, movement, eye contact, etc. etc. His tricks to conquer stage fright—especially the psychological aspect—are brilliant. The result? I think I killed it that night. Even my billionaire friend who came to see me said I spoke better than a lot of people he sees that speak on a regular basis. Even the owner of the company had this to say: “Thanks for everything, the event was great and we were very happy that you gave that speech, it was amazing! Not only the way you presented (like an actor) but also the content was very emotional, some tears were shed from Melissa.“ People came up to me afterwards and shared how I changed their view on aesthetics and really motivated them. All the “famous doctors” who spoke alongside me on the panel were super impressed as well. In short, Oliver came to me highly recommended. He leaves me even more highly recommended. If the stakes are high, he’s the guy.

    TutorNerds
    4.7
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kelly C.
    Verified review

    After being disappointed with an ACT classroom course, I asked my parents if I could look in to private tutoring. I searched Thumbtack and worked with TutorNerds.I loved the fact that the ACT tutoring was tailored to my personal needs. I didn’t waste time on the parts of the test that I already knew. Instead, I was able to focus time on my problem areas. I would definitely recommend TutorNerds to other students like me.

    S Kohli Tutoring Services
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Andyshea A.
    Verified review

    I worked with Sam Kohli between 2014-2015 in preparation for my ACT examination as well SAT Math II, Biology, and Chemistry Subject Tests prior to applying for college. When I first started with Sam, I did not have the hottest test scores (29 and 30 on the ACT) and was in need for guidance for not only raising my score but, more importantly, gaining valuable test taking strategies that would allow me to perform at my peak when testing day came around. I very much enjoyed my time with Sam: both as a tutor and as a friend. Sam's genuinely friendly, determined, outgoing, and patient personality truly make him an amazing tutor and individual you want to work with. Because of Sam's efforts, I was able to score a 35 on my ACT, 800 on my SAT Chemistry, 790 on my SAT Math II, and 750 on my SAT Biology. I am now attending UCLA as a second year Neuroscience Major with a Biomedical Research Minor as a prospective candidate for applying to medical schools come 2019.

    eLearn Prep
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Mary C.
    Verified review

    Brian was an excellent tutor. Our time with him was reatively short because the test my daughter was preparing for was canceled, but I would defenitely use Brian again if we need additional tutoring. He was knowledgeable, worked well with my daugther who is 13 and was always on time. He also worked for the entire time and never cut the lesson short. We defenitely got what we paid for.

    Taylor B.
    Verified review

    When I contacted PBP, they were very attentive to my needs and set up multiple sessions that allowed me to navigate my transfer process & take the right classes. I hope other students out there that are applying for college or looking to transfer can utilize the resources that Prep By Prep provided for me. When you have consultants that care about your personal goals and future plans, it makes the experience enjoyable to not be alone in the process of moving forward in your academic career. I'm looking forward to coming back to PBP!

    About

    Struggling to motivate your student for the SAT or ACT? Getting consistent scores but not improving? I'm here to help! It was just a few years ago that I was a busy high school student applying for colleges - I completely understand the stress, the schedule, and the struggle. That's why I developed study methods and techniques to help my friends and I prepare effectively and successfully. I am relatable and understanding, ready to tackle any tutoring challenge!

    About

    My methods have helped students score high and get into Ivy League schools. My private debate coaching has helped students win tournaments and various awards.

    About

    Online preparation is the best option to get high scores in ACT and SAT exams. You need more practice, which is the best way to get a high score. You can do practice reading and writing to get high scores. Online preparation classes can be according to your convenience. For more details, contact us.

    About

    Does your child need help preparing for the upcoming October SAT? Sign up for my SAT Prep Crash Course! We are offering it for 3 weeks with 2 lessons a week, and one hour each, for $50 off -- that's one lesson free! Just request for the "Crash Course" in your message. Throughout my time working as a tutor, I have helped students raise their SAT reading and writing scores by more than 200 points and have had numerous students accepted to top schools such as Columbia, Berkeley and UCLA! I believe in reintroducing and reinforcing critical thinking skills and the basics of English grammar, reading, and writing. I have found that this is often the best approach with my students as teachers sometimes do not give students enough basic tools with which to build learning. My approach will not only help students excel in a chosen test but also provide students with the tools to excel in any reading, writing, or even language class.

    About

    With many years of experience, Inland Tutoring is the excellent choice for affordable and professional test prep and learning. We have helped hundreds of students prepare for standardized tests and excel in their classes. Inland Tutoring offers private and group tutoring with complete preparation for K-12 classes, PSAT, ACT, SAT and SAT II subject tests, AP tests, EPT and ELM tests, and university/college courses. Inland Tutoring knows that the key to confidence is preparation. Inland Tutoring programs are tailored to your student's personal study style and unique goals. Our tutors work with families to design a personalized schedule that's convenient for you. We can tutor in your home and at times and durations that you pick. We provide the one-on-one attention your student needs to score higher and gain admission to top universities. All Inland Tutoring tutors have graduated with degrees from top-tier universities across the country. We match your student with a tutor based on his or her individual learning needs. Your tutor will guide your son or daughter step-by-step through the program at a structured pace, taking extra care to address specific problem areas or concerns. Let our expertise help your son or daughter get into the college of their dreams! Call or e-mail us today to discuss your student's options!

    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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