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  • 13 years in business
  • 310 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!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy K.
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I would definitely recommend John for high schoolers looking to improve their test scores.

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Juan C.
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I have been extremely happy with the tutoring and coaching I received from Arbor Tutors to improve my GMAT score. My overall GMAT score was stuck in the low 600's (and I struggled for months to get it there) but quickly improved to 700s after receiving insightful diagnostic of my strengths/weaknesses followed by a large number of specific tasks to improve my weaknesses. I'm still shocked with the ease and speed with which my tutor was able to help me improve my score. Don't get me wrong, you will be given a large amount of work but the work is focused on what will benefit you the most and help you improve quickly. I strongly recommend tutoring from Arbor Tutors if you are looking to make major improvements on your score. I took a highly regarded GMAT prep course first and although the course was excellent, the personalized training, test taking strategies, in depth explanations, and coaching from Arbor Tutors was orders of magnitude better. I also echo the comments of previous reviewers: Arbor Tutors is invested in your success and provides a wide range of unique resources tailored to your needs to help you get a score far above your expectations. I honestly never thought I had a real chance of scoring above a 90th percentile on the GMAT but Steve at Arbor Tutors showed me how to make this reality.

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Grace Wang
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane P.
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Grace Wang is my Mandarin tutor, and I have been taking private lessons with her for many years, first for SAT II Chinese prep and then for advance reading, writing, and conversation. Grace has always been very fun and approachable, and we have a great time conversing and reading about a wide range of topics such as Chinese history, idioms, and daily life. Her own understanding of Mandarin is very strong, and she takes the time to explain the nuances of the language. She also utilizes many different resources: online learning tools, textbooks, novels, etc. Most importantly, Grace is very patient, knowledgable, and flexible. I can suggest any kind of material to review for our classes, and she will always have insightful things to add. I always look forward to my Mandarin lessons with her!

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Met with John once or twice a week over the course of several months during my GMAT preparation. I started out with a 13th percentile quantitative score. After working with him I was able score in the 73rd percentile on my first official GMAT, exceeded my initial goal by scoring ABOVE a 700. I had no formal quantitative training or experience prior to studying; the last math class I took was as a sophomore in high school (a decade ago). Each time I met with John, he was able to go beyond simply correcting my mistakes. He clearly explained the overarching reasoning, strategy and logic behind a certain problem. This is something the video explanations in GMAT curriculum do not do as thoroughly as John. If you're looking for someone to discuss GMAT concepts with in a clear and intelligent way, I highly recommend him. I also studied using curriculum like Target Test Prep, but John helped me tremendously by working through the problems I struggled with step by step and identifying any weak spots in my quant skills. He understands the GMAT and is able to identify the kinds of questions that likely would or would not appear on the exam. Finally, John served as a strong source of moral support throughout a challenging three months of study atop a full time job. When I wanted to try a new curriculum or ask him about tricky questions via email, he would always offer thoughtful feedback in response. His responses were especially helpful when I scored low on practice exams; John's feedback always helped me put things in perspective and helped me get back up and try again. He was very flexible and willing to work with my schedule and make time when needed, often on short notice. In short, I couldn't have done it without him!

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Gopa G.
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Tim tutored my son for several months before his PSAT exam. He was always on time and would patiently work through the test questions with him.

Yevgeny Kaplun
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cornelia K.
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Yevgeny tutored my son for about 6 month to prepare him for SAT Subject test Math 2 and the Math portion of SAT. My son liked his style of teaching - giving small hints to guide him to find the right answer. In addition Yevgeny was able to explain complicated mathematical concepts in simple words. I strongly recommend Yevgeny as Math tutor.

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.

Winston L.
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Kaitlin has been my writing/English tutor for several years. With her help, she taught me to organize and simplify my writing. It is her advice that allowed me to score perfectly on the ACT English and Reading sections; in total, I scored a 33 out of 36! In my experience, I have had no other tutor that is as dedicated and committed to helping me succeed. She put my time before her own to help proofread and edit my essays, work on test prep, and improve on English language arts in general. Very hardworking and compassionate!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt Y.
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My daughter Laura was struggling with algebra and geometry for a test. The tutor was fantastic. Much better value than other companies

Statistics Magician
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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Yuliana (AKA Julia) was so helpful, knowledgeable, understanding, available, and overall amazing! Yuliana assisted me with data analysis services for my dissertation and I know I chose the correct avenue in seeking her assistance. She also guided me in interpretation of my results for my dissertation. The statistical analysis used were anova, ancova, t- test, multilevel linear modeling, pearsons correlation. Bootstrapping is also one of Yuliana's magic! Yuliana is truly a statistics magician and she was patient, professional, timely, reasonably priced, and worked with me through email/phone when I was traveling and had stats work to complete. I really do not know what I would have done without her help!! I truly recommend her!! Thank you Julia!!!

Nikita M.
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Misha helped tutor my daughter for her AP calculus course. Improvement in her practice test scores was almost immediate and I feel Misha's emphasis on practice is to thank for it. I highly recommend him to anyone that is trying to prepare for any kind of test.

Tutoring for Success
5.0
from 4 reviews
    TC B.
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    My stepdaughter has been working with Sylvia for a few months now and we can really see a difference in her math and English (reading, writing, spelling, etc). My stepdaughter actually looks forward to her time with Sylvia, which is so important to us. Sylvia is very patient, personable and knowledgeable. My stepdaughter got very excited yesterday, after she found out that Sylvia is also fluent in Spanish because she would like to start working on that as well. I feel that we really lucked out with finding Sylvia. Soon, my other stepdaughter will be working with Sylvia to prep her for the SSAT!

    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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Diana F.
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    Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kimberly P.
    Verified review

    Jethro is always prompt and prepared. He works hard and my daughter relates with him very well. AP Calculus has been a rough class for my Jr and has been failing her tests. Her first test after Jethro worked with her she got a 100%. We are super happy with him and will continue to use him as we need him.

    Mark Schwann
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Matthew S.
    Verified review

    Mark tutored our daughter for SAT. He really broke down the topics and made them very easy to comprehend. It's thanks to him our daughter scored 2230 and that's 4 months after she scored 1900 the first time she took the test. Our daughter has ADHD and he made a great effort of making sure that our daughter was comfortable and wasn't getting too overwhelmed by the material. I highly recommend him

    Drew Boles
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Michael F.
      Verified review

      Drew is a phenomenal tutor! Not only is he a whiz, but he's passionate, energetic and very organized. It's rare to find someone who is a master at both English and Math. Highly recommend.

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            • Student grade level
              11th grade
            • Test type
              SAT1
            • Test sections
              Math
            • Test date
              Yes (please enter date in box) (Jan 2016)
            • Session frequency
              As recommended by professional
            • Day preference(s)
              Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
            • Time preference(s)
              Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
            • Details
              current score 1830, target : 2100 + Need work on maths.. I scored 600 + only..
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