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Oakland Tutoring Services

Browse these tutoring services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

  • 13 years in business
  • 335 hires on Thumbtack
Hongxing L.
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We have a great experience with Elite home tutoring, especially our teacher Anena, she learnt our need and personalize the teaching for my son's personal interest, it's a great idea and it works very well.

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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John has been tutoring my 16 year old daughter in prep for her SAT test. He was very flexible in scheduling sessions for Sunday mornings given the heavy schedule my daughter maintains. John's style is very effective in making the material content interesting, light and relatable to a teenager. He uses a good balance of humor and examples that keep her engaged throughout the session. Homework assigned is manageable and not burdensome. John is very intelligent and has a very good grasp of the material content. He provides a professional service and we look forward to the results of my daughter's test.

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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If you are looking for a statistics tutor (for probability), do not hesitate to contact John! I don't have a strong background in statistics and was worried about doing well in my course but I am so happy that I found John! We covered challenging topics such as permutations/combinations, random variables, Bayes' Theorem, and covariance. He is amazing and so knowledgable... the quality of tutoring provided by John is simply exceptional. I had the privilege of working with John every week during my course and he was always extremely prepared and helped fill in the holes I had in my knowledge. John is super encouraging and really tries to make sure that you understand everything. With his help, I was able to master the topics covered in my class. In addition, his approach to tackling problems helped me ace my class... I truly could not have done that without his help!

Nando Language Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Andy F.
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Nando is insightful regarding my strengths and weaknesses and tailors my classes to help me grow. He is also generous with his time, very flexible regarding mine and a hell of a nice guy. I highly recommend his language services.

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Ahmed for Math Tutoring
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew F.
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We worked with Ahmed to help with my son's SAT math and we're very happy with Ahmed's work. Ahmed was able to identify my son's weak subjects and explain math concept very well. We can see more tutoring sessions with Ahmed for my son's future math classes and tests.

Bruno B.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Glenn M.
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Thanks Bruno for doing a great job. My daughter said she learned a lot from the session. I will contact you for future tutoring sessions. I will need your help for my son who is Grade 7 and is struggling with Math too.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marie P.
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I am amazed as to the quality of tutoring I received from Arbor Tutors given the low price. The tutor my daughter had was very sweet and very patient with geometry. You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We chose to do the online tutoring. Five stars all the way.

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Max H.
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The quality of Arbor Tutors is unmatched for the price. Best tutoring company you're going to find.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan O.
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I was having some difficulties with Organic Chemistry until I started my tutoring sessions with Arbor Tutors. My tutor was immensely helpful. She explained everything well and in a easy to understand way. Now I'm not confused in my classes anymore.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nandan T.
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Anish was extremely professional and really worked with my learning style. He motivated me to stay on top of my GRE study, and reviewed my practice exams to pinpoint what we needed to review together. On top of that, he even helped me polish my personal statement! I would strongly recommend him to anyone for private tutoring!

Dilithium Consulting
3.3
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Rick V.
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Steve is multi talented professional. This assignment ,my first time using his services,was completed ahead of schedule and below budget. He also is skilled at giving good marketing advice and is throughly knowledgeable about current business trends. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future.

Angela Sun Consulting
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lily S.
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Angela does the best job of explaining concepts for AP/SAT if you are trying to learn something outside of school. We did our tutoring over the computer, but I actually found it more engaging than in person. For example, I was confused about cos (180degrees), because I hadn't learned about it in school yet. Angela's explanation also made 10x more sense than what my math teacher would say. Now I FINALLY understand how to find cos (180degrees)!

One-to-One Tutoring Service
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Susie G.
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Great experience. A very professional operation and the tutor was terrific! Belinda Cheng was very well matched for our needs (high school algebra II/trig preparation) and delivered excellent tutoring services. She was patient, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Math Tutor in Solano County
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Spencer S.
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Pio is very good at catering the lesson to my needs - where I am at in the learning curve, and helping fill in any gaps in my knowledge of mathematics. He also helps create a plan and gives homework to accomplish my goal.

99Tutor.com
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Marc M.
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They helped me get a 3.85 GPA in Chemistry and Physics. Their professional work ethic and dedication to each individual is what sets them apart from any other tutor organization. They can adapt to anyones learning style in numerous subjects and are very flexible with scheduling. Their goal is to make you successful! Definitely going to keep using them for the long haul!

  • 10 years in business
Kimba R.
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Marie is a fantastic tutor who is kind and patient, she takes her time with teaching you to make you understand and truly comprehend what you're trying to learn. Love her services, she's a great tutor and mentor to kids and adults alike. What a great learning environment and wonderful tutor for science, math and French.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sara N.
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Aanchal was a terrific SAT tutor. She helped me identify problem types I was struggling with, and worked with me to develop strategies to tackle these. She had me feeling comfortable for the SAT on the day, which was great! Aanchal also gave me advice throughout the daunting college admissions process, which was a huge help. Very grateful!

Wesley Engers
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa P.
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Wesley met with my son who has been struggling in his College Statistics class. My son could not believe his vast knowledge and capabilities with the subject. After and exhaustive search we have found an excellent tutor! Now I plan on having him tutor my daughter in Pre- Calculus as well.

Karen Cagan
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Karen is a really wonderful mentor and tutor. She has been working with my kids for the past six years and she has a great way of setting high expectations while being supportive at the same time. I've seen her work with a variety of different styles of learners, and she seems to really "get" kids, and be willing to meet them where they are. What I most appreciate about Karen is her commitment to working with their strengths and building up the areas where they need improvement. Karen genuinely likes kids - and she enjoys working with them. It has been a huge blessing to have worked with Karen.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mr Hodge is an excellent tutor. My son stated that he was well it's the price. He came prepared, he was early, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

April Ortega
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Elise B.
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April was a great help when writing a creative essay for my AP Lang class. She helped me with sentence structure, grammar and word choices. She definitely knows what she is talking about! Overall, she was very helpful, responded quickly and was a great tutor!!

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good math tutor?

Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

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.

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.

How much do math tutors cost?

Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

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