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Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna G.
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I would highly suggest Michael Davidson as a tutor. I am 43 years old and had been out of school for quite a while, but because of the tutoring I got from Michael, I passed my math GED test with flying colors! He is very knowledgeable, helps you to figure out which areas that you need to focus on the most and explained different ways of how to handle the math problems. He also provided positive inspiration to help me get through the toughest of math problems and cheered me on to the end! Thank you again for everything, Michael!

Thinque Prep
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Peter O.
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This past summer, I was in search of a tutor to assist my brother with his preparation for the ACT. A number of conversations with local tutors proved fruitless, as they were either too expensive or had rigid schedules. After doing some research online, I came across Joyee’s profile on Wyzant. I was particularly impressed by his extensive background in ACT tutoring having worked for some well-regarded test preparation companies. In addition, his rates were extremely fair. I enlisted Joyee’s tutoring services via skype, and my experience was remarkable. In spite of the three hour time difference between the east coast and west coast, Joyee remained a consummate professional with regard to his scheduling and punctuality. Most importantly, he is fully invested in his students, demonstrating patience and understanding whilst pushing them to achieve their full potential. Prior to working with Joyee, my brother had an initial diagnostic score of 27. After six weeks of tutoring with Joyee my brother scored a 35 on the September 2015 ACT. I highly recommend Joyee, his tutoring services are the perfect complement for any motivated high school student seeking help with test preparation.

  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberlee A.
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Eric was amazing at contacting me immediately! Jasmine is very professional and really understood what my daughter needed help with ! Elite Home Tutoring made it so easy !!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan D.
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Ryan was excellent in tutoring my son for the ACT. I confidently HIGHLY recommend Ryan for tutoring and test preparation. J Doty

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Nina Haynes math tutoring
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla B.
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I needed last minute tutoring for a final exam and Nina was quick to respond and schedule me last minute. She explained everything very clearly and made sure to answer any questions I had. I feel like I learned more information in just one tutoring session than in most of my math classes this semester. I would highly recommend her for math tutoring.

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Learning with Jenny
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 45 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!

Nancy's Tutoring
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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I have two children that are tutoring with Nancy. My children were behind in school but after tutoring with Nancy they are making leaps and bounds in their academic studies. Nancy is very professional, fun, engaging, and patient. We're happy to have found her. Thank you Nancy!

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janet C.
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I am very happy with the tutoring we received. They have thousands of Tutors all over the country.  They can come to your house or offer online services. We tried both and I prefer online. Both are excellent choices.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Faith S.
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Arbor Tutors is the best tutoring company anywhere. We tried several other tutors before Arbor and found exactly what we are looking for here.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marylin S.
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Last year, we hired Kerry as a Math tutor for my step son who was in 6th grade and we were very happy with her services and his improvements. Kerry is a great tutor; she is experienced and patient and I highly recommend her.

Gene Murray Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori Ann D.
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I hired Gene last summer to help my son get a better grasp on math prior to going back to school. I was not disappointed at all. I had Gene come over twice a week for about 6 weeks or so. By the end my son was ready for 6th grade! The tutoring really helped my son's attitude and confidence going back to school. I asked my son recently if he would like Gene to prep him in July/Aug for 7th grade math and english. He actually said Yes! Gene must be something special if a kid is willing to give up a few of hours each week of his summer vacation for tutoring. Gene is real personable with kids and they definitely like learning from Him.

Sara Vukojevic the Tutor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marie H.
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Sara did an amazing job helping me prep for my SAT! Before receiving her help my scores weren't very satisfactory, but after I was able to achieve my goal. I would definitely recommend Sara to anyone who is looking for a tutor. Not only does she produce good results but she also has a great attitude that helps contribute to a positive study environment.

MathWizJohn
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
AhnaMia M.
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MathWizJohn’s has been such a tremendous help throughout my college years, and I am forever grateful for the tutoring and guidance I was able to receive through this organization. Ever since my freshman year (currently a junior), this program has helped my friends and I succeed in some of the most difficult classes at SDSU. Accounting 201 & 202, Econ 101 & 102, Math 120, and Fin 323 are just some of the classes I have received tutoring for. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is struggling with his or her studies--not only in mathematics but in any course you’re having trouble in. I am now on the Dean’s List and active in a few academic clubs on campus, and I wouldn’t be here without the help of MathWizJohn’s! -AhnaMia Business Major SDSU

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Fiona M.
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Joshua Fuller is an incredibly talented tutor with a wide breadth of knowledge. He is great with kids and truly understands how to teach others. Compassionate, flexible, and intelligent - I could never speak highly enough of him! If you have previously been unsure about tutoring, go ahead and try a session with Joshua. I can promise that you will be happy with your decision. By far my favorite tutor!

About

Education is our business, satisfaction is what we're all about! We are A+ rated with BBB, proving we're very high quality since there are very few BBB-accredited tutors in San Diego County! We strive to make a genuine & long-lasting difference in the lives of our clients & their families. This happens since we focus on students' needs first, which includes recruitment of the BEST tutors & academic coaches, and we add flexibility to ensure our students are never left without a tutor when they need it.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am more in touch with the current school base and system. Many other tutors who are older do not fully understand the intesity of school in our current time. However, I am fully aware of all the trials and tribulations that a student in pre-college must go through, so I will be able to assist you more effectively than others.

About

We offer the most effective tutoring around. Our subjects offered are: * Elementary Math * Algebra 1 * Algebra 2 * Geometry * Trigonometry * Chemistry * Spanish 1 * Spanish 2 * Spanish 3 Our services also include reading and writing for elementary and middle school essay writing level 1, 2 and 3. We do SAT and ACT MATH and English reviews as well. We have 7 years of experience with North County Districts. Platinum reputation guaranteed. First half hour is free. The testimonials speak for themselves: Vanessa, 10th grade: "Cynthia's been my tutor for 4 years. Before her, I averaged a C- in Math and constantly struggled to understand my teacher. Once she started tutoring me, things completely changed! Within a few months, my grades were up to an A-/B+ average! And her notes are fantastic! So neat and the colors help me remember all the formulas! She's fantastic!!" Michelle, 6th grader parent: "My daughter was struggling in multiple subjects and with sports she didn't have a lot of time to be wasting. I needed a tutor that could come over and tutor Math, English, and Spanish at one time. Cynthia was just perfect for that! She's great with all of the subjects and she got my daughter right on track very quickly and when STAR testing came around she even prepared her for that too. I can't stress how much her notes help! They are so great the night before an exam for last minute reviewing! I would definitely recommend her to anyone!!"

About

I provide tutoring for elementary through college. I travel to the students' homes and provide tutoring in English, writing, math, art, and all elementary and middle school subjects. All of my students have passed all of their subjects with higher grades than expected. I am an easy person to work with and has a good sense of humor, and I make work fun.

About

I am a certified and licensed California English teacher with more than 6 years of classroom experience in a rigorous college-prep high school. I have more than 10 years of private tutor experience for both ESL and native English speakers. I was 2012 ECHS Teacher of the Year and am the 2015 Crystal Apple recipient. I have more than 30 hours of certificated AP English language training for test prep.

About

Clarity Learning is an in-home tutoring company that has served Orange County, California since 2001. We tutor all subjects, pre-K through adult, and offer SAT/ACT prep and homework support services. As the founder and owner of Clarity Learning, my background includes volunteering in my parents’ classrooms, teaching in my own classroom, and tutoring privately. With those 20 years of insights to guide me, I interview and screen every tutor myself. I look for tutors with humor, empathy, mentor capability, and creativity, as well as content expertise. With our track record of excellent student and tutor matches, prompt customer service, and various payment options, be sure to call or e-mail Clarity Learning as you research tutors for your child or yourself!

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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