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Hollister Test Tutors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
Lara S.
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I participated in online prep with Christine for the SAT & ACT, she was truly an amazing teacher. It was as if we met in person twice a week! She took the time to make sure I was understanding the subjects and made sure to not end the session until all the my questions were answered. I highly recommend online tutoring with Christine if you're looking to be successful on the SAT & ACT. I even scored a perfect score on my ACT too!

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carmina T.
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I’m impressed with Arbor Tutors. They are experts in test preparation and are true professionals.

Ace Math
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Hilda C.
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Sowmya has really helped both of my kids in Math. She knows the subject very well and explained thoroughly. She is also encouraging. She has given them both confidence and the ability to do better in their tests and daily lessons. I would recommend Sowmya.

Angela Sun Consulting
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Angela really helped me improve my SAT score! I worked with Angela for three months before the December SAT. Together, we went from 650 on SAT Reading to 750. It was an amazing improvement and I am so happy for my experience with Angela. She is really knowledgeable about the test and knows tips and tricks to help you read faster and more effectively.

Warwick Strategies
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alex H.
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Bryce is a wizard when it comes to test prep. I hired him to help me improve my LSAT score and I was shocked at how quickly I was able to progress under his guidance. I’ve always been that guy who thinks “I’ve never been good at standardized tests, no matter what kind of help I get”. Working with Bryce turned that notion upside down. He showed me that the LSAT isn’t a labyrinth of mystery, but rather a puzzle that can be unlocked with the right tools. He was entirely right. Bryce utilizes a very easy-to-understand approach, breaking down each section and each question type into something concrete and understandable. His methods not only work when applied to the test, but he strives to make sure you understand them. Since the LSAT has patterns and attempts to use the same methods to trick you, many of my conversations with Bryce involved making sense of a certain style of question, understanding it commonsensically, and then realizing that it wasn’t all that difficult to arrive at the right answer once you removed the haziness of a foggy LSAT brain. We often used golf and other sports analogies to help make sense of the arguments. I found those analogies to be incredibly helpful because they put the LSAT into terms that I was already comfortable with. After working with Bryce, I improved my LSAT score by 8 points in a few months. But, besides a better LSAT score, I am really indebted to Bryce for helping me to think more clearly. Ultimately, Bryce’s method leads you to becoming supremely inconvincible, so that your brain will immediately spot flaws in arguments you see on TV, from your friends or family, or wherever else you find them. Now, I am naturally spotting holes in arguments and I am a much more inquisitive reader. These skills are phenomenal for the LSAT but will serve anyone well in law school too. I would highly recommend Bryce as an LSAT tutor!

Live Math Tutoring
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Kimberly D.
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He has been tutoring me over Skype in preparation for my next test in business calculus, he’s very patient and now I feel prepared for the test!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shreyas P.
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Whenever there is a concept of issue that I struggle with, he clearly defines what the concept is starting from deriving the concept such that I can understand where the final formula or equation comes from. I leave the class feeling confident in my conceptual understanding as well as in myself that I could ace the next test.

Ronald Y. Pong, Ph.D.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Yu Karen A.
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Mr. Ron Pong is an outstanding tutor. He taught me calculus, but he has mentioned that he can do variety of subjects too(both math and science). His enthusiasm in teaching has made me want to know more about calculus. His has a high standing teaching skills because he can do both visual and audio method of teaching. He also prepares you for the AP exams and also in-class tests/quizzes. I am very glad to have him as my tutor. I got an A in my class and a 5 on my AP exam.

Higher Standards Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
Jenna B.
Verified review

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

Stryker Learning, LLC

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    About

    I have been a college professor for more than 10 years, and my experience helping hundreds of students during my career has prepared me well for working with almost anyone. When I take the SAT, I always score above 700 on each of the three sections. Usually, I score 800 on the math, 780 or higher on the writing, and 750 or higher on the critical reading. As a result, I have the rare blend of knowing how to take the tests, and being very good at teaching it. You will have a hard time finding someone who can give you better help in your preparation.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    We tailor individual educational support for academic subjects as well as SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT and more. We will work with your budget and your schedule to build a path towards learning success.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Hello, I am a korean-american English/Test prep professional instructor. I have 13+ years of experience in helping students with test prep and language instruction. I am able to help with: * SAT/ACT (reading/english/essay) * PSAT * TOEFL * GPA management/study skills * College application essays Please feel free to contact me or if you give me your contact number, I will give you details.

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    How do I prepare for the GMAT?

    If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 per hour.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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