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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle S.
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Carl is an experienced tutor who provides more than just "homework help" or "test prep." He helped my son with valuable life lessons like organizing his notebook and assignments. He also instructed him to advocate for himself by encouraging him to speak to his teacher after school and to be more proactive about raising his hand in class. Carl was able to identify why my son was struggling, and it had nothing to do with actual understanding of the subject matter. Rather, it was inadequate teaching materials (handouts) and a less than optimal style of teaching. Once these problems were identified, we were able to come up with solutions that would help my son succeed in class. Most importantly, Carl is not just concerned with grades and test scores. His primary concern is that the student actually knows and understands the work. I would not hesitate to refer Carl to anyone needing a tutor for their child.

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from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 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
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Joyee of Thinque Prep was able to offer comprehensive services not just in tutoring, but in test preparation and college counseling. He is extremely knowledgeable and able to help improve ACT and SAT scores. But, he also is very helpful on guiding the student into which types of schools would be a good fit for him/her. He and his team were able to work hard to help my son out. My son boosted his SAT scores high enough to qualify for a $19k scholarship at his number 1 college. Thanks so much!

  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Cary O.
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Working with Eric and Elite Home Tutoring could not have been a better experience. Eric was amazingly responsive to any questions I had and he paired my son with a terrific tutor (Bri) for his ACT test. The prices are very fair and I will definitely be using EHT again.

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara T.
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I needed math tutoring for my son and hired Addy and Lilit for my son. I was very satisfied with his improvement and even more importantly, he was excited to finally get it.

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Connor - Viva Test Prep
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Rogan F.
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Viva test prep tutors came to our home and helped raise my son's ACT test score FIVE points over six ninety minute sessions. The tutor was friendly, professional and related well to my teenager. My son had been procrastinating his test prep for months, so I finally decided to light a fire under his butt and hire a tutor. That little bit of extra accountibility made a big difference, and his tutor's command of the material and test taking strategies helped my son to tackle the test with a lot of confidence. I highly recommend.

  • 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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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Needed ACT Test tutoring for my daughter. Ryan was knowledgable in all areas and helped her raise her score by 2 points.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Aneisha N.
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We are pleased to write a referral for tutor extraordinaire, Mr, Chris Morris-Lent. To provide a well-rounded feedback, this referral encompasses our daughter’s experience as well as ours as parents. Mr. Morris-Lent's dedication and integrity towards helping students bring to fore the best in themselves is noteworthy. He emphasizes that the desired outcome from tutoring is a collaborative effort on the part of the student and tutor. Mr. Morris-Lent discussed the trials and triumphs of our daughter’s learning experiences, educational and career aspirations. He devised ACT/SAT tests prep program catered to our daughter's specific needs. He is approachable and timely in communicating with students; and providing progress information to the guardians/parents. This is a perk that very few, if any, ACT/SAT tutors or educational centers offer. Mr. Morris-Lent recognizes the importance of his role as a “guiding force” in influencing the educational endeavors of his students. He respects guardians/parents’ impelling positive impact in the educational voyage of their children. He is innately gifted in his ability to connect with his students and their families. The hallmark of a great tutor is the ability to connect with the student, help re-contextualize tasks into elemental areas, calibrate methods to solve the tasks, cultivate new habits (and “think outside the box”), and seek knowledge through centripetal (i.e, the desired ACT/SAT score) and centrifugal (i.e, the effect of achieving the desired score on aspirations - acceptance into the colleges of one’s choices, scholarships, etc., and considering the positive impact of one’s actions on the world)) forces. Tutoring with Morri-Lent, our daughter's test scores soared exponentially! We unequivocally recommend Mr. Morris-Lent's tutoring services to others. Best regards, The Cooks

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia P.
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I can't say emphatically enough how much my son gained from Rainbow: he took the Paving the Way to College workshop and used Rainbow tutors to prep for college entrance exams. A special shout out to Joe, who always made time and was so encouraging. The results speak for themselves: my son ultimately got to choose from numerous terrific colleges. Thank you, Rainbow!

Badoyen Academics, LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Kristi is a great tutor! She is very knowledgeable in math and was easily able to go through my math practice test and answer all of the questions I had. Thank you for helping me pass my math entrance exam for university!

Stable Genius Prep
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dani L.
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Working with Stable Genius Prep was an excellent experience all around. Most importantly, Andrew helped me master the GRE within the short time frame I had to prepare for my test. Not only is he skilled at teaching the material, but he is also extremely helpful when it comes to test taking strategies. He provided a plethora of tips and tricks that went beyond the suggestions in my test prep book. Andrew’s support was invaluable to me during the stressful season of test prep and applying to graduate schools. Now, a year later, I am two semesters in at my top choice graduate program: USC. I highly recommend this tutoring service. Thanks again, Andrew!

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Victor S.
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I first spoke with Victor about AP biology tutoring for my son. Victor always replied quickly and gave my son a full study plan for his class and the AP test. We started with tutoring at home and also had a few online sessions using Skype and Victor's whiteboard app which really helped my son, especially when he was getting over a flu. My son said he learned more in a month with Victor than he learned in a semester in class. I also called Victor again for ACT test prep for my daughter. He connected me with one of his great tutors, Josh, who was also patient and professional. My daughter really increased her scores in English, Reading, and Science thanks to Josh and Victor's guidance. I'd highly recommend Victor and his team for AP and ACT test prep. Thank you both!

  • 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.

from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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After being disappointed with an ACT classroom course, I asked my parents if I could look in to private tutoring. I searched Thumbtack and worked with TutorNerds.I loved the fact that the ACT tutoring was tailored to my personal needs. I didn’t waste time on the parts of the test that I already knew. Instead, I was able to focus time on my problem areas. I would definitely recommend TutorNerds to other students like me.

Accomplish Academics
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.

Viki McHugh
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Christie I.
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Viki conducted a "Grammar for Grown Ups" workshop that was OUTSTANDING. My job requires a lot of proofreading, and while I consider myself above average at spelling and grammar, the occasional issue would still come up that I didn't know how to resolve. Viki answered all my questions, refreshed my memory on stuff I'd forgotten from my school days, and did it all with humor, enthusiasm, and, believe it or not, fun. I would absolutely recommend Viki to anyone for any English language tutoring.

Santa Monica Test Prep
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.

    PJ Test Prep

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      PJ Test Prep offers affordable, high-quality prep-services in Redondo Beach, South Bay and greater Los Angeles. See us at our website for schedules, upcoming free Practice Tests, and more information.


      My specialty with the pro-literacy programs, classrooms, group dynamics as well as tutoring and preparing learners for testing has been reading, math and art. I also specialize in utilizing creative learning and test-taking anxiety techniques with individuals who learn differently. I realize and recognize the challenges and struggles often experienced during the learning process; therefore, communication is vital! We will establish goals and by-when dates during the initial meeting. Reaching goals and learning how to exercise your potential is most important. Students who are committed to their stated goals will do well but will be challenged with homework assignments. Completion of challenging but not overwhelming homework is a key component to the learning process for the learner as well as for the teacher/tutor. I pride myself in providing reasonable accommodations as needed, maintaining a flexible schedule and being prompt. My expectations include reciprocal respect, open communication and sharing real concerns. I care enough to give constructive feedback and expect the same from each individual I work with. My cancellation policy is a 24-hour notice for both of us. We can always reschedule for another time when we both are available. Three consecutive absences will cause for an assessment, reevaluation and redetermination. Your success is what really matters. I will always check in with you to see how things are going and hope that you will share any concerns as well. I believe in a quiet learning environment, such as a library, for best results. Distractions such as phone calls can disrupt progress. I'm looking forward to partnering with you as we diligently work towards your desired goals.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      I am an education professional who spent years in the college readiness sector. I have been a test prep tutor since 1997. Even with other full-time jobs, I always return to tutoring as I love helping kids improve their scores on high-stakes exams.

      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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