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Polymath Tutoring
from 16 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
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I’m currently attending my first year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and undoubtedly attribute much of my knowledge that has helped me succeed thus far in college to my tutoring sessions with David! When I was a senior in highschool, I spent so much time stressing over my SAT/ACT. I knew the EXACT score I needed to get into the schools I wanted to attend and was very adamant with David about achieving them. He was the most helpful, most kind, and DEFINITELY most intelligent instructor I have ever encountered. In fact, he was so extroidinary that when I got my scores back, I had received the EXACT score I told him I wanted to strive for. Now, I recommend all of my younger friends to David! I promise you that you will not regret investing your time with him. Best. tutor. ever. xo, Rachel G.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
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I would definitely recommend Arbor Tutors to anyone who needs good tutoring at a fair price.

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Kiang Education
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Tim P.
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Amazing!! Jeriah is very professional and REALLY cares about the child's education. He is confident in his work and it shows. He is able to change his way of communication so his student is able to comprehend the lesson. Hands down the best tutor we've ever had!! We are extremely thankful for Jeriah and his incredible work ethic and morals.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marcey H.
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I would definitly recommend APlus to any parent looking to get their child back on track. Very friendly, flexable worth hours, and professional.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carla P.
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Awesome to work with! High quality and professional!

E.M.T. Enterprises
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I am a multi-subject tutor/teacher working primarily with secondary and college level students. I have experience in special needs, and ESL. - Test prep: GED, CAHSEE, SAT, CBEST, CSET, and GRE study skills and strategies - English (reading, writing, grammar, composition, editing, and MLA and APA formats) - Math (foundation skills through algebra) - Social sciences (history, government, economics, intro law and criminology, psychology, sociology, and anthropology) - Humanities and art - Physical and biological sciences Teaching is my avocation; it's what I do. Since each learning situation is unique, I adapt to the student's/family's needs. You or your student will show measurable improvement and demonstrate growth. Currently, I am pursuing an M.ed. at University of the Pacific, and substituting for Stockton Unified, in addition to tutoring.


I tutor math, algebra, English, writing, essays, and geometry. I prepare students for the SAT, GED, ACT, CBEST, GRE and CAHSEE. I offer free evaluations for first-time customers. My website shows the verification of my teaching credential in math, business, and finance.

  • 4 years in business

I'm a paraprofessional who has worked in the school district for six years. My job description covers a broad range of subjects proficiently. My strengths are math, reading lit., critical thinking, history and the sciences. I am also well equipped for special needs education, including life skills.


SusanPrep offers tutoring & consulting services in four main areas: SAT Preparation College Application Assistance College/Scholarship Essay Advice & Editing Interview Preparation for Colleges, Internships, & Jobs Ask about our signature "Highlight Reels." Get the most important information in 2-3 hours! Check out our "Words from Clients" page to see how we've helped our students! We serve the San Francisco East Bay area, including Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Tracy.


Listed below are distinctions of the Club Z! Program, which offer insight as to how we are different from the competition and able to customize service to the student as a whole. 1. TUTORING IS IN YOUR HOME! a. Parents avoid the hassle of traveling to the tutoring site. b. Students receive one-on-one attention without the distractions of a group/classroom setting. (Great if the parent says the child is highly distractible or has ADD/ADHD) c. Parents have an opportunity to meet with the tutor after every session to discuss areas of improvement as well as areas in need of remediation. d. Parents are REQUIRED to be at home during each session, therefore parents have a chance to eavesdrop on the tutoring and learn how to reinforce the skills in the time between tutoring sessions. 2. SAME TUTOR, EVERY TIME The same tutor will teach the student every time, so the rapport that develops between a student and a teacher is never disrupted. A tutor will be a more effective teacher upon understanding the personality, interests, and learning style of the student. When the student is seen as a whole, both learning and self- esteem flourish. 3. TUTOR PLAYS THE ROLE OF A COACH Bringing in a neutral, encouraging third party can often restart a fresh flow of learning. It is analogous to a child resisting his father’s advice on how to swing a baseball bat, but then eagerly following orders when the same advice comes from the baseball team’s coach. Often times, the tutor will become like a coach, mentor, roll-model, naturally enhancing the student’s self-esteem and confidence. Their tutor is seen as an ‘expert’ - their personal academic coach; someone whom they might wish to emulate. 4. EMPHASIS ON STUDY SKILLS Club Z! tutors emphasize the importance of effective study skills as part of any tutoring program. Organization, time management, reading comprehension and note-taking strategies are addressed to lay the foundation for success in all academic areas. 5. PARENTS ARE IN CONTROL Parents control: a. the tutor that is requested – male or female b. the number of tutoring sessions per week c. the days and times of the sessions d. being kept informed of the student’s progress, after each session. 6. SCHOOL-BASED CURRICULUM Rather than introduce an entirely new curriculum to an already overwhelmed, struggling student, Club Z! tutors in the classroom curriculum – utilizing classroom texts, assignments, and materials as the focus of each session. Supplementary material may be provided when necessary and/or requested. 7. FAST RESULTS! Because Club Z! tutors within the existing school curriculum, results are immediate. Tutors and students work together to tackle classroom assignments, upcoming school projects, and prepping for tests. Within only a couple of weeks, teachers, parents, and students alike will notice improvement – often, significant growth!

  • 5 years in business

We are a part of the Tutor Doctor International network that has been around for 15 years. We are in 10 different countries and have impacted over 100,000 students! Our employees provide tutoring services in their neighborhood communities throughout Solano County; they are familiar with your school and academic needs. Our Difference Tutor Doctor provides one-on-one in-home tutoring. We create an individualized educational plan for each student and match tutors based on the student's academic needs and personality. Tutor Doctor can provide support to classroom instruction and assignments and go back and deal with building blocks that were missed. One-on-one tutoring helps students build confidence and get individualized support and better grades. At Tutor Doctor, we recognize that making a difference in a student's academic performance involves having an impact on not only their studies but also the student's confidence, organizational/study skills, and dreams. Our tutors are qualified subject specialists who are thoroughly screened and trained, supportive and accountable, and work to make a difference in the life of our students not only academically but also personally. We provide support for the following: * All grades--all subjects; foreign languages; all levels including algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and sciences; all levels including physics, chemistry, biology, and English; all levels including essay and writing development * Homework and class work/assignments * Missed building blocks * Test prep (GED/ACT/SAT and more) * Learning disabilities * Summer learning * Study and organizational skills Once we understand the academic need, learning style and personality, our education consultant will recommend the most cost-effective way to set up a tutoring plan. We provide a free consultation, and families get an in-home tutor matched according to academic requirements and to your personality/learning style. Our rates range from $55 to $65 per hour according to tutoring requirements, and test prep (ACT/SAT programs) start at $800.

  • 6 years in business

I love to communicate and provide excellent graphics designs and editorial support. My degree in Journalism and over 15 years' experience in PR and graphics design makes me a great choice for: - news releases - website and social media content - flyers and newsletters Over 12 years' experience as a marketing director for an electronics design firm: - marketing strategy - selection of media and target markets - analysis


I am a high school English teacher, offering help with levels of English/Language Arts K-12. I have a lot of experiences with the STAR and CAHSEE tests and college essays.


We offer quality K-12 tutoring and SAT preparation at affordable prices. Our young and energetic tutors are fully trained to help your child improve his grades and confidence. We focus on connecting with your child to help them unleash their true potential.

  • 5 years in business

My work stands out from others because I enjoy what I do and try to make sure it is all done one hundred percent.


Math Star Tutoring provides affordable 1 on 1 in home tutoring or public meeting locations for all grade levels and subjects !! We have highly trained tutors who incorporate common core teaching practices into tutoring sessions.


You are guaranteed to improve academic performance in less time and at a lower cost than any other program. We offer tutoring for students of all academic levels, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Tutoring Club of Livermore offers individualized instruction with tutors in our exclusive TutorAid programs for math, reading, writing, SAT and ACT preparation, study skills, and more. Ask about our Tutoring Club guarantee! - Proven success in school - Increased confidence and self-esteem - Help throughout the school years - Free conferencing to discuss performance - Family discounts available - No long-term contracts - Guaranteed to succeed


I will come to your home and help your child show marked improvement in language arts and math skills. I also provide tutoring in beginning Spanish and all levels of French.


Are you ready to take your studies to the next level and get the grades you want? Then you're ready for tutoring with me. I have tutoring experience in public speaking, ESL, Spanish, and study skills. I specialize in these areas as well as math up through precalculus, writing, and all areas of the SAT. Before we meet, we have a free 30-minute consultation on the phone to discuss what your needs are, the best times for us to meet, how often you would like to meet, and how many lessons you want. Then we schedule your first lesson, which is free, as well to make sure that we are the best fit for your needs, with no risk to you. I received a 3.9 high school GPA from Bellarmine College Preparatory, and scored a 2200 on the SAT, with an 800 in Writing, 650 in Math, and 750 in Verbal. I graduated with a 3.6 college GPA from the University of Southern California. At USC, I majored in Neuroscience and minored in Spanish. I combine deep academic knowledge with strong tutoring skills. I believe that there is no such thing as a person who is "not good" at something. Everyone can improve with practice and feedback, and that is what I'm here to provide.


I am currently an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. I specialize in the following subjects: -SAT Verbal -SAT Math -Calculus **I scored in the 99th percentile on the PSAT and SAT, and received A's in math throughout high school and college.


I offer private tutoring for students who need help, want to get ahead, and wish to prepare for college exams or AP exams. I will also be coaching fundamentals from soccer to basketball, including aspects of physical training, game training and sports theory and balancing sports with education and life. By teaching how to integrate all aspects of their young lives, I try to show each individual that it is possible to make correct choices and succeed.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

What is on the ACT?

The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

ACT English:

  • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
  • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
  • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.


ACT Math:

  • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
  • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
  • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.


ACT Reading:

  • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
  • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.


ACT Science:

  • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
  • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
  • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.


ACT Writing:

  • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

What are the subjects on the ACT?

English, mathematics, reading, and science are the four main subjects on the ACT. Writing is an optional subject students can select when they register to take the test. The subjects were determined as a way to test the sum total of knowledge and comprehension that the students have accumulated up until the start of their senior year of high school. ACT prep breaks down each subject of the ACT test so the student understands what type of questions they will encounter and to provide them with strategies for answering questions. Doing well on the ACT is not only about academic smarts. Learning the nuances of taking a standardized test can greatly improve a student’s test scores. On the ACT, each of the four subjects is broken into subsections to test the students’ understanding in that area. The official ACT website provides free online ACT prep tools for each section, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

How many questions are on the ACT test?

There are 215 total questions on the ACT test. The ACT covers four academic areas and students have 175 minutes total to complete the test. For students who opt to take the ACT writing test, there will be a written essay (in addition to the standard ACT topics), which students will have 40 minutes to complete. For ACT prep, it’s wise to study the material that will be covered within each academic category and take practice tests to become comfortable with the format.

The English test has 75 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. The math test has 60 questions with a 60-minute time limit. The reading test has 40 questions and 35 minutes total. The science test has 40 questions that must be completed in 35 minutes. Tutors may recommend taking the test more than once as part of the ACT prep training, with the goal of improving your overall score each time. Official ACT recommendations urge students to answer each question on test day, even if it is a guess, as there is no penalty for guessing.

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