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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Geetanjali D.
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We've been working with Lisa-Beth for several months now. She is tutoring my 13 year old daughter in writing and it has been a stellar experience. Lisa-Beth is professional, communicative, thoughtful and inspirational in her approach. She gives real value to my daughter and has expanded her view of writing as a medium of expression. Thanks Lisa-Beth!

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  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Anne D.
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Carl is an absolute blessing! He is tutoring and helping my son prepare for his SATs. He is knowledgeable in all subjects and makes learning fun and easy to understand. My son is always looking forward to meeting with him because he feels he learns and gains so much information in just their hour and half session. My son actually told me that he wishes He met Carl during his primary years because he teaches him so much foundational information that he feels he should have received from his previous teachers. With the teachings he receives from Carl, my son feels confident that he will excel in his SATs and in school. I highly recommend Carl for any tutoring needs. He is professional, easy to reach and most importantly an OUTSTANDING teacher .

Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Kari K.
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Mike has done a great job tutoring my sons. He clearly has command of mathematics, with flexibility to adapt to the new common core expectations. Not only has he taught them the nuts and bolts of algebra, but now my boys have more confidence in their abilities. This helps tremendously with test taking anxiety. I highly recommend Mike for all ages and abilities!

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristopher B.
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Daniel was very professional and went above and beyond to give the tutoring help I needed in a somewhat obscure math topic, which included him spending time researching and working through the problems before the tutoring session to ensure that he could answer all of my questions. I would recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a quality math tutor who invests himself in your success. Thanks again for all the help Daniel!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Peter P.
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I am extremely grateful for the tutoring services Thinque Prep provided my son. The evidence is in the results, Thinque Prep was able to raise my son’s ACT score by 10 points from his initial practice test and assessment. Having the ability to frequently take practices tests (any weekend) as part of the tutoring service helped identify the weaknesses to focus on and to track progress. When my son’s progress started to plateau (5 point improvement), Joyee met with my son and I to determine what needed to be done to continue his progress. Additional tutoring tools offered by Thinque prep such as on-line home study programs and in office drills helped my son continue his progress. The entire staff truly cares about the success of it’s students and will do whatever they can to ensure that success. My son is multi-sport athlete, scheduling tutor sessions was quite a challenge. Jen the Office Manager was very helpful in accommodating my son’s schedule. Thinque Prep’s rates are very reasonable, especially when compared to other tutoring services of this caliber. If you are looking to improve your child’s ACT score, I highly recommend Thinque Prep. Pete Orange, CA

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Tutoring Services
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline G.
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My kids always had issues with math, but after being taught by Dea they are doing great! In fact my daughter is in college and tutoring others from what she has learned! Thank you so much!

  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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Elite Home Tutoring was awesome! I will definitely be using them again. They helped my son raise his performance in Geometry two whole grades in just 13 days.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler H.
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I am glad I chose this tutoring company. Their tutors are brilliant, polite and professional.

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Ahmed Shalaby
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al G.
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Excellent math tutor. I had him offer tutoring for 9th grade integrated math. Very responsive and provides great and professional tutoring.

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Jenny's Tutoring
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Karla D.
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Jenny is tutoring my son in math and biology. My son attends a college prep high school. She has been very flexible with the schedule and really wants him to "understand" the material. Although it has only been two sessions thus far my child is excited to learn and he understands the material. She arrives on time , confirms the day of and is very professional. So far we are happy with her service.

Mathematics Tutoring
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela M.
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Ms. Brittingham communicated with me right away and we set up the first tutoring session immediately. My son is a little shy but she handled him very well and gave him a lot of confidence. He felt very empowered and hopefully if he continues to work hard, with her help, he will excel.

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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All tutoring lessons my twins had with Romy and Abigail were really good. Both have done well on their exams since they began tutoring.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
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Arbor Tutor's online tutoring service provided so much convenience. I didn't have to waste my time traveling to meet tutors. Kudos Arbor!

Arbor Tutors - Pasadena Area
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 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.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Gina H.
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They selected the right tutor for my son and the tutoring has paid off.

Yehia
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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I first started tutoring with Yehia because I was failing calculus. Unfortunately it was too late to save my grade. But still, my average test score went up by over 20% after starting sessions with him. It’s my second time taking calculus but now I started tutoring with Yehia from the beginning and I’m extremely thankful and happy with my grade! My first ever calc test score was a 52%, my second ‘first’ test score this new semester was an 87% - that is after working with Yehia. I actually enjoy learning calculus now and even my professor congratulated me on my grades & success in the class! Highly recommend him if you are struggling in math. He is very invested in your journey and it feels great to have such a great tutor & support.

Christine Cox
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marie L.
Verified review

I had a tutoring session in Algebra with Christine today, she was very patient with me. I have a hard time with Algebra, and she understood that and didn't get annoyed at having to repeat formulas to me:) Honestly I wish I would've met her at the beginning of my Elem. Algebra class. She shows you different ways of doing the problem, giving you an example of her own to make sure you've fully grasped the material. I highly recommend her, and will definitely be tutoring with her again. Thanks Christine!!

AMERICAN ENGLISH COLLEGE
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dennie Y.
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I used to be intermediate level of English but after tutoring, I feel that my English improved to an advanced level. I can more properly use grammar in speech and in sentences. I am happy to say that I am now going to college and I really recommend tutoring. My experience was really good.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine Y.
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After already 5 months of tutoring, my daughter is already doing so much better in Reading & Writing. I never knew that tutoring could make such a big difference. Kami is very patient and flexible. She always answers our questions and text messages. Our previous tutor we found on thumbtack did not connect well to our daughter.

Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia A.
Verified review

Our experience with Bert Howard was great. He tutor both of my children in many subjects. Besides helping my son once or twice per week in math he also prepare him for his HS entrance exam, his SAT and ACT. He cares a lot and utilizes different methods of teaching to make sure the student understands and learns the subject. Always very professional and caring. If you wish to contact me to discuss in detail our experiences with Bert Howard do not hesitate to contact me at silvia9296@gmail.com

Total Tutoring
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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Janie helped my children get their grades back on track and made homework and testing so much easier for us all.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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