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Thinque Prep
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
Verified review

Joyee is an exceptional standardized test tutor. I highly recommend him. I found Joyee after an exhaustive search for help with the PSAT/SAT/ACT for my son. My son's school recommended a large national test-prep company, but after investigating that option, we didn't think it was the right fit. My student already understands these tests and has some experience taking them; he needed a person to get him to the "next level" and not waste time going over basic review/prep. Joyee provides fast-paced and completely personalized instruction. He first diagnoses where a student is along the spectrum of readiness for these tests. He zones in on problem areas and has materials ready to strengthen these areas of weakness. My son has enjoyed working with Joyee and says their sessions have definitely increased his confidence for the upcoming tests. I appreciate so many things about having Joyee work with my son. Joyee is extremely intelligent, energetic, and dedicated; he knows what's he's doing and will provide concise, clear instruction; he has a good website where he exchanges files, keeps the tutoring materials organized, etc.; he doesn't waste time during online sessions (you will get your money's worth). I'd recommend Joyee for help with your student's test prep in any circumstances, but particularly if your child is scoring towards the top end of the scoring range and he/she wants that extra boost. Our family appreciates Joyee's assistance and feels it has been very beneficial to our son.

  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Antony P.
Verified review

Ryan is an incredible tutor. He's tutored 3 of my 4 children over the summer. He's demonstrated excellence in academics as well as exceptional professionalism and flexibility. The kids absolutely love him! I will continue to partner with Ryan in ensuring my children's continued academic growth!

  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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The challenge was finding a tutor qualified to teach AP Calculus BC (college level Calc 2) for my high school junior. Elite was the only one to have a tutor with enough qualifications, trust me we looked. Using Skype is really no different than tutoring in person. The tutor, George, is very knowledgeable and my son really likes his teaching style. My son has always been advanced in Math so he gets many opportunities to be a tutor. I am so glad that his first experience being tutored was so positive. He is looking forward to the weekly sessions and adding 1 or 2 sessions for ACT prep.

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvette W.
Verified review

Math tutoring for my son to prep for the SAT. Went great Mr. Reid helped my son feel more confident in math.

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Learning with Jenny
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela P.
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Jenny tutored both of my boys. She was always courteous, and prepared. I first found her looking g for a SAT Tutor. She reviewed work and offered constructive assistance without doing the work for them. I used Jenny for 2 and 1/2 years. With my younger son. We recommend her to friends who have also used her tutoring. The convenience of having her is great so my teenagers are not meeting in a public coffee shop or library. I was able to be active in recommendations when needed.

Elite Home Tutoring
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Diana G.
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I was signed up to take a Kaplan course for GMAT prep and was talking to a co-worker about it when they told me their story. They took one of the same Kaplan courses I was signed up to take and didn't get their desired GMAT score. In their second attempt, they signed up for private tutoring with John Easter, one of Elite Home Tutoring tutors, and their GMAT score improved by over 100 points. After hearing this story, I called to cancel my Kaplan class & signed up with Elite Home Tutoring, with a special request to work with John. During my studies, I decided that I wanted to take the GRE instead of the GMAT. I explained this to my tutor John and to Eric at Elite Home Tutoring and the change was so simple. John is not only skilled in GMAT prep but GRE prep as well. So the only thing that would need to change were the materials. If you're looking for the best resources for test prep I highly recommend Elite Home Tutoring. I have no complaints!

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria C.
Verified review

Arbor Tutors has not missed a thing in getting my kids prepared for the SAT and ACT.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina P.
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Choosing Arbor to help with my daughter's SAT prep was one of the best decisions I've made!

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Joan L.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jayne H.
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I had the good fortune of finding James Nassir when I had 4 college math classes to take, including Statistics. Math is not my strong area, but with James excellent tutoring I made "A"s in all 4 classes! He is patient and explains everything clearly and directly and is flexible with tutoring times and locations! So glad to have had his help!

  • 3 years in business
Hope C.
Verified review

Kami worked with my daughter for almost 3 months leading up to her SAT, and we had a really great experience. She answered all of our questions, and had tons of materials to use. Not to mention our daughter just adored her. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tutor!

Tutor Doctor
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
America C.
Verified review

Could not have passed my SAT test without Tutor Doctor!

Howard Test Prep
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alisa L.
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Howard Test Prep comes to your home and is an excellent resource for ACT prep for students seeking a one on one tutoring experience. Daniel goes over every aspect of the ACT and focuses on the student's strengths and weaknesses. It is an individualized approach without the inconvenience, distraction and stress of a classroom environment. Daniel makes every effort to accommodate the student's schedule and his in home tutoring is worth every penny. My son's score increased 4 points in the 5 weeks of tutoring. I now have our second child working with Daniel and I regularly refer Howard Test Prep without hesitation!

Level Up Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Coco S.
    Verified review

    He is a really outstanding teacher. His patience always let me feel very related in his classes. Because I am a International student, and my teachers never used English to teach students before, sometimes I can be very nervous and confused in what teachers say in America classes. But Earl really gives me confidences, which make me believe I can overcome the difficulties I met in my study. Moreover, he really impresses me when he teaches me SAT writing, due to the reason that he separates long sentences for me and tells me which different functions of which different parts of them; this method is very useful for International students such as me. However, few teachers use this method to teach students when they cannot understand the meanings of the long and difficult sentences. Honestly, he did really give me lots of help.

    Sandra Jaffe
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Shane J.
      Verified review

      Sandra was a wonderful tutor. She was always on time and prepared for that days lesson. I would recommend her for any type of English, reading, or SAT practice you need!

      About

      Hi! My name is Nikhita, and I'm currently a student at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. I've been tutoring for the past five years or so. I've always enjoyed helping people, so I decided to try my hand at tutoring in early high school. I primarily tutor math, since it is one of my favorite subjects and is one that I am very comfortable with. If you are a high school student currently studying for the SAT, I am also available to help you with that.

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      I have been specializing in SAT and ACT prep since 2005. Other subjects include math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. I also have extensive experience with English language learners and students with learning differences. I separate myself from the crowd by having a deep knowledge of the SATs and ACTs and my ability to form great working relationships with a variety of students.

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      I've been tutoring for the GED. I've tutored English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. I also teach English pronunciation and enunciation for non-native English speakers. I use several different learning techniques to cross train the brain hemispheres to comprehend and retain information and make learning more fun.

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      I can tutor from mathematics up to multivariable calculus, English, Spanish, SAT, ACT, and anything as far as college applications. Contact me and we will see what we can do.

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      I am tutoring for Algebra, Geometry, SAT, and Finite Mathematics. I have been tutoring for 8 years and teaching for 20 years.

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      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.

      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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