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Montebello SAT Tutors

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Philippe I.
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My son needed a tutor for his freshman year college English Composition class. Before hiring Carl, I had tried a couple of tutors, but didn't find them to be competent. Carl was a very pleasant surprise; he is both very knowledgeable and engages well with my son. I like the fact that he does't merely correct him and gives him answers, but makes him think and analyse the material. He is a rare find.

Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Mike is truly an outstanding math tutor, and I went through several before I was lucky enough to find him. After being out of school for several years, he helped me build the confidence and skills I needed to get a good grade in college algebra with minimal stress. .

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Hovhannes A.
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She is a very good SAT and ACT tutor. She also helped me with my college apps.

Thinque Prep
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Balvinder S.
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My son tried for months self study but could got get above 1450. After working with Joyee, he got 1550 on his PSAT and 1560 on his SAT. He is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Thank you for your help.

  • 11 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Isabel S.
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I really learned a lot from Daniel. He clearly knows a lot about the topics he tutors in, and knows how to explain it in a way that's easy to understand. His demeanor was calm and is very easy to talk to!

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Nevie M.
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Daniel is absolutely the best tutor I have found. He is is very strong in statistics! You won’t be disappointed.

  • 13 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Denise L.
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Excellent service, fast response and definitely will come back again. Tutor they referred to me was awesome and always communicated with me . My daughter was ready to take her SAT, after her tutoring sessions . Gave her the confidence she needed. 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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Stephanie P.
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I am so thankful we found Jeff!!! We had worked previously with a different SAT tutor who clearly didn't know what he was doing. Although Jeff was priced higher than some of the other tutors on Thumbtack, I wanted to see if spending a little more would make a difference. It did - we just got the scores back, and my son raised his score by 400 points! I cannot recommend working with Jeff enough. My son loved having him come to the house. We will miss Jeff, but I hope others can have the type of experience we did. You won't regret it!

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Oshea M.
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It was a great experience. She provided learning tools on the first day. That included the SAT book as well as vocabulary cards. She is worth the investment.

  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Dean F.
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Many tutors know algebra but Muhammad from Elite knows his stuff! Chris, my son, now looks forwards to hanging out and talking math with "Mo" now!

Reza Math Teacher
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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I am a professor of mathematics and the supervisor of the Math Tutoring Lab at Los Angeles Valley College. Reza is one of the best tutors I have met on any campus I have taught at including University of Utah, Cal State Los Angeles, and numerous community colleges. Reza has tutored at LA Valley College for the past 9 years. Overall he has tutored for 18 years. He is commonly the tutor I hear praised most often by my students. They tell me that not only is his mathematics excellent but he is very clear in his explanation and very supportive with his attitude. He makes my students want to do more math because he makes it very comprehensible for them. Reza tutors Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics. He is the standard I hold up my other tutors to. He shows up on time, teaches very intuitively and my students walk away from each session with him feeling better about themselves. As a person, I find Reza to be a wonderful role model who volunteers many hours each week at the tutoring lab, teaching math to many students on campus.

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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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Tutoring Services
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Jj M.
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I'm seventeen years old and took the new 2016 SAT test for the first time. My score was significantly lower than my GPA would indicate. I had several offers from tutors to assist in improving my SAT score. After reading the reviews and talking with several people, I choose to work with Sarah. I have had multiple sessions with her this summer. I highly recommend Sarah to be your tutor. She has a very pleasant personality and always makes sure you understand the current concept before moving on to another. She is very understanding of your schedule and will do whatever she can to work with you. I am ending my sessions only because to my pleasant surprise I have been offered an athletic scholarship after my senior year that will accept my current gpa and current SAT as completely satisfactory.

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee D.
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I highly recommend Arbor Tutors and would gladly use them again.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke G.
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I was having trouble with my GMAT and then I was able to get very quick help from Arbor Tutors.  The tutor helped me with many tips and tricks I didn't find anywhere else. Arbor Tutors is the best..

Arbor Tutors - Malibu Area
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James S.
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Fantastic service. All the way from the manager to the two tutors we used.

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.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Brooke M.
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I have a horrible science teacher but I was able to get excellent help from an Arbor tutor. Best tutors around. Fantastic deal.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Heide C.
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Arbor tutors is now my "go to" for any subject.Love them! Thanks sooo much!

LA Math Tutoring
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dagmar D.
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My SAT math score went from a 630 to a 790 after studying with them for a few months! I'm hoping to get a perfect 800 with a little more studying.

Todd Frost
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gardenia N.
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Mr. Frost is an excellent tutor. He patiently explained subjects in Calc that were beyond my understanding. I also had Mr. Frost tutor me in staticis and he clearly explained and throughly answered all my questions about the material. He is super approachable and makes the subject matter understandable. Mr. Frost took time to answer all of my questions and cared about my academic performance in the class. I highly recommend working with him! His rates are reasonable and he was flexible with scheduling.

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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