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  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Corinne T.
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Carl is an excellent tutor. We hired him for sat prep plus his ability to help our son catch up on his studies. He is very knowledgeable on what kids need help on and how to engage them. Our son loves working with him and wants to learn. We chose Carl because he has tremendous experience as an educator plus has an east coast background which was extremely important to us. He has proven to be a wise choice and we are so happy to be working with him. A month into this we are very happy. As parents, we have made the right decision. Carl is an excellent teacher. He is tough, challenging and inspiring. Even as two ivy-league graduates, we respect his advice on our son in regards to grammar and literature. Overall, we are extremely pleased with our decision.

  • 11 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Cyndi M.
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I feel compelled to share a great "find" we made last year. School had only been in session for two weeks before my kids came home lamenting that their AP Physics teacher left them totally confused and stressed out. Switching to a less demanding schedule wasn't an option so I decided to look for some help. Lord knows, it wasn't going to come from me or my husband! I found Daniel, a 2012 UCLA engineering grad who has been tutoring for many years. After the boys' first meeting with him, the level of stress in our household plummeted and the boys did well on their first physics test. We've decided to have him come regularly, just to make sure the boys understand the material and keep them confident. The boys ended up with A's in the class and doing well on the AP test. Daniel was able to help them with anything they didn't get in their calculus class as well. So as you stare the next school year in the face, if your child has any difficulty with their studies, especially in math or physics, consider talking to Daniel. He's a lovely young man and the boys really responded to him well.

  • 13 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Amber J.
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We chose Elite and were so happy we did! My son struggled in math and he needed more support than the school offered. College prep is tough, I couldn't even help him! Haha Well, we called Elite and Eric matched him up with Tony. We liked that Tony came to our house for a free session before I had to commit to ordering sessions. I always wondered how that worked so you know your kid will for sure like the tutor and want to learn! We're very pleased, thanks again.

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Jeffrey Michael Test Prep
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Melody M.
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Jeff helped us out with SAT prep. He was always on time - literally on the dot. His service is top notch. We were looking for a competitive program and have been burned by Compass. Jeff is a professional and got the job done. From beginning to end, a 350 point rise in score.

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara W.
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needed prep for my final, I did well thanks to the tutoring

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Connor - Viva Test Prep
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Sean M.
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Viva Test Prep has been incredibly great to have for our College Bound SAT program with Boys & Girls Club of Venice. Word of mouth of high school students has increased our weekly SAT prep classes each week over the first month we have used Viva Test Prep. I highly recommend them, Connor, our test prep teacher, has been fantastic. Highly, highly satisfied. We hope to continue to use them over the course of the year!

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Yvette W.
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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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Randy Stover
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana F.
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In a word, Amazing! Randy tutored my 16-17 year old son, who has ADHD, for Algebra II last year and for SAT prep this year. Randy is extraordinarily patient and invested in his students' success. He is very affable and makes the sessions enjoyable. He goes above and beyond....and even helped my son with an English paper after his Algebra II session on one occasion! My son performed well in Algebra II and his SAT score increased 250 points with Randy in the first 8 weeks of commencing SAT tutoring with him! Randy is absolutely my go-to guy for my other kids! Hire him now...you can rest assured that your student is receiving the best support available!

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Cindy is an absolute visionary. I am a senior in high school, and I met Cindy a few months before I began this school year. My strengths academically are mainly in reading, writing, social studies, and philosophy, but Cindy has enhanced my knowledge and appreciation for mathematics, science, and my capabilities in problem solving as a whole. When I first met Cindy, I was in desperate need of a math tutor, but what I received was more than I could have ever imagined. Aside from her outstanding mathematical capabilities, Cindy has served as my mentor, ultimate problem solver, entrepreneurial guru, and ultimate inspiration throughout my college prep and application process. As a fellow performer, and actress, Cindy also has helped me explore my passion for theatre, and expand it to become a flourishing intrigue with anthropology, psychology, and motivational speaking. She is literally the reason that I am now travelling as a motivational speaker/ Body Positive facilitator to youth, ranging from middle school to high school. In offering her invaluable time, ambitious mindset, and incredibly compassionate demeanor, she has allowed me to find my true passions, and encourage others to do the same. Furthermore, Cindy is beyond this world amazing. Whether to call her an angel, an oracle, a goddess, a reincarnated Albert Einstein, or any other form of awe, I am not worthy to concretely say. However, I can attest that Cindy has absolutely changed my vision for myself and the world around me, my societal views and aspirations, as well as having enhanced my mathematical and test taking capabilities. Truly, Cindy is the most wonderful, kind, creative, talented, and intelligent essence, one could ever hope to meet or aspire to become.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leila B.
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Sarajane has tutored my kids (currently in 3rd and 6th grade) for the past two years in various areas of study, including math, reading/writing and ISEE prep. In every case, she has come well-prepared, with innovative ways to teach the material. For example, when I asked her to help my 3rd grader with reading aloud, she found some reader’s theater passages to make reading fun and engaging. My child loved it! She always comes prepared with a well thought out, customized study plan and related study guides, designed to make each lesson as effective as possible. Thanks to her help and support, my 6th grader has blossomed into a confident math student. She also helped my 6th grader raise her ISEE scores substantially. She is always professional, on time and well-prepared. What can I say, Sarajane rocks our world and I recommend her without reservation!

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
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Lola's SAT math prep tutoring was excellent. Her teaching style is patient, encouraging, insightful, and informative.

Edward *TOP PRO 2018*
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
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Mr. Vialardi is a very patient teacher and very knowledgeable. Before we hired him, we hired one of the teachers but my son detected right away that the one we got does mot know much about the subject. Then We hired Mr. Vialardi. My son is a very quiet person and takes time before anyone can make him open up. After a couple of 2 hour sessions with Mr. Vialardi, my son shows sign that he likes him and that he knows a lot. He also like the patience and softness of his voice when he is explaining the steps and doing analyses. At first my son was very skeptical about tutoring but Mr. Vialardi has his way of getting into him and making my son comfortable. Being under his tutoring, he was able to pass his AP Calculus test and all his AP Calculus subjects will be credited to the university he will enrolling this summer. We are rehiring Mr. Vialardi because we wanted my son to have a solid foundation in Math when he enters college this summer. Mr. Vialardi is a great asset to your organization because his main goal is to help every student excel in their studies that would prepare them in their future careers. Joseph & Suzanne Dee

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!

FocusedPrep
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Philippe N.
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I worked with Cyrus for about two months to prep for the SAT at UCLA. Awesome experience, my math skills (in context of what was needed for the SAT) improved greatly, and I can't wait to see how well my scores dictate that improvement!

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Annie J.
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I used Arbor Tutors for my SAT test prep and I definitely plan to use them again when I take my GRE in a couple of years.

GMAT Rockstar
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua A.
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There are a ton of GMAT prep places out there, so it's hard to sort through all the options. I took a course with Princeton Review about six months ago because my friend recommended it. It was a good course, but I needed some more personal attention and frankly, a kick in the pants before I felt ready to go in and take the real thing. I don't know how long Vivian's been teaching, but she's a total pro. She was great at helping me figure out what to study on my own, so I felt her guidance even when we weren't face to face. She came up with simple ways of approaching the test, and she really knew her stuff -- I came in already solid on the basics, and so we focused mainly on 700+ level math questions. She was also super flexible with scheduling, which I really needed (I work at a bar, so my shifts are constantly changing). I just took the GMAT last Tuesday -- 720! The best I'd ever done on a Princeton Review practice test was 650. Vivian's worth every penny!

Stable Genius Prep
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Collin P.
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I started working with Stable Genius Prep in January to prepare for the General GRE. We assessed right away that the Quantitative material was my weak spot, and where I'd need the most help. I'm the type of person who really has to be able to understand something before I can master it, and I don't naturally think mathematically. In other words I can't just memorize formulae and when to apply them. Andrew was excellent with this. Even when I got answers right, he would make sure to go over with me what the principles were behind the problem. He has clearly had much experience tutoring pupils. Perhaps what had the most impact on me, and on my desire to work hard, was the patience he exhibited; it may have not even registered with him, but I noticed it. In the beginning I worked at an excruciatingly slow pace through everything from Arithmetic to Statistics and Probability. It took two hours just to get through ten problems. By the end of our prep, I was able to work through the same number of questions in about 15-20 minutes, and at a high level of difficulty. While my essay writing is normally solid, it was difficult to exhibit that within the 30 minute time limit. Andrew reviewed my practice essays with me and really helped me to develop strategies to write strong essays that follow the test instructions within the time allotted. Ultimately my Math score went from the 48th percentile up to the 83rd percentile! I couldn't be happier with my experience, and with the results we were able to get. I say "we" because by the end I felt like we were a team, with Andrew as my coach. He is a master of the material, and he understands how to teach it effectively. I definitely recommend Stable Genius Prep to anyone looking not only to get over a certain threshold, but to really maximize their potential and do as well as they possibly can!

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian P.
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My son who is a high school senior needed someone to review his personal statement for his UC college applications. I requested a writing tutor and Victor Solis of Initia Test Prep responded within the hour! I reviewed his profile and his website and it seemed good. I was impressed of how Victor reviewed my son's essays in a short amount of time and gave important recommendations. He also answered any questions that I had about UC schools, admissions, etc. I highly recommend Victor Solis and Initia Test Prep.

  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna O.
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I would highly recommend Great Expectations College Prep for anyone with a child planning to attend college!! I've had two daughters go through her program. From SAT/ACT prep to the college application process. Jennifer and her staff gave my girls the confidence and knowledge to take ownership of the college process. Jen and her staff gave all the tools my girls needed to do their best on their tests and guide them through the schools that best met all their needs. The entire process was VERY easy, without stress and my girls happy. I'll be using them for daughter no. 3 in a few years.

Accomplish Academics
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Louie S.
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Evan began working with our daughter to prep for the ISEE High School Placement Test. He was patient and very structured in attacking the materials that needed to get covered for her test prep. They made very good progress and she improved significantly in understanding how to take the test and the materials. She ended up with very good scores on her test. In the process of working with our daughter, we asked if he could help with our 5th grade son who struggles with reading comprehension. He began working with our son in helping him develop a better understanding of what he is reading. My son has improved since working with Evan and is enjoying reading much more than before he started working with Evan.

Santa Monica Test Prep
5.0
from 1 review
    Elaine L.
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    Roozbeh has been tutoring my daughters for at least six months and he is amazing! We have had fantastic results and in both cases my daughters' grades have improved considerably. My older daughter studied with him for SATs and her score shot up! Our younger (7th grade) daughter started to understand concepts that she could not grasp before and is again doing really well. More important than any of this they really like having sessions with him and are always asking me for more. He has turned the (often very difficult and sometimes painful ) experience of math for them into an exciting adventure. He is currently tutoring my younger daughter for ISEES and continues to tutor my older daughter. We are always happy to see him at our house, he is delightful.

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