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  • 20 years in business
  • 681 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lorelei S.
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Dr. Kovan has impressed me with her writing and editing skills! I wish I could rate my overall experience with additional stars because she did a phenomenal job! To trust someone to revamp my CV and Cover letters within a few days in order to meet a specific deadline was scary and stressful at first, but once she broke down the steps in a collaborative and encouraging manner, my anxiety decreased! Within 24 hours, she produced a jaw dropping, Beautiful CV that I could not have ever imagined would have my name attached at the top! Her overall performance and service is worth every penny, I can assure you! Furthermore, to receive a professional, articulate, creative, and strategic cover letter was beyond what I expected. I can't say enough POSITIVES about this entire experience working with Dr. Kovan! She truly is the EDIT GURU! The extra extra stars reflects the experience of working with such a delightful, Hilarious and encouraging person who listens well to feedback and acts on it to make the experience more collaborative. COHESIVE experience across the board! *****

  • 13 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy R.
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My son needed help with Spanish and Algebra. I thought Chemistry might become an issue later on. Eric found him a tutor able to do all 3! Allyssa has been great helping with everything. It was great not having to find separate tutors. Allyssa has been so patient and kind helping my son get back on schedule after his surgery. We love her!

John Linneball Tutoring
from 55 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Completely worth it is all I have to say. John explained many parts of the ACT, and explained how to understand, see, and handle the problem. A fantastic tutor to work with

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Pia J.
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We are very fortunate to have Arbor Tutors' help. Great customer service.

Grace Wang
from 31 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Rosejoy M.
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Wang lao shi (Grace) has been my daughter's private Chinese tutor for two years. She works very well with young children - she also tutors several of my daughter's classmates - and she is adaptable, fun, caring, kind, generous, and skilled as a teacher. My daughter, who speaks no Chinese at home, is progressing in her Chinese studies very well and can handle the same assignments as her many Chinese classmates, I am sure, because she has Grace's little bit of extra support at home. I have no hesitations in recommending Grace. She is punctual, a very good and patient teacher, and I see real results.

Tutoring by Soham
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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Soham helped my son with ACT tutoring. He is calm, encouraging, and knows the test well. Highly recommended!

Mathman Tutoring
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Martin A.
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Nicolas worked with my son on his high school math. My son was having a terrible time in his classes, and Nicolas acted as a guide and tutor though the years. He was very patient and understanding, and always arrived on time for the tutoring sessions. In the end, my son wound up with A's and B's in the classes, and was accepted to his first-choice college. Thanks, Nicolas!

Teacher Kim Tutoring
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan C.
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My daughter really enjoys having Minok as a tutor. Minok is very thorough, extremely positive, and above all a great teacher. We hope to work with her permenantly.

English Language Institute
from 11 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson J.
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Alen is a skilled writing coach and teacher. I hired Alen to help with basic grammar and punctuation skills. She is supportive and creative, indulging my need to relearn how to diagram sentences. She is professional in manner but is easy going. She adapts her coaching and tutoring skills to fit my needs, and uses a variety of exercises that have improved my writing. With Alen’s help, I am inspired to learn and grow as a writer. I highly recommend Alen as a tutor.

Yevgeny Kaplun
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Dev M.
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Yevgeny tutored my son in Calculus and we are very happy with the results. My son didn't even like the idea of getting tutored; After I convinced him that he needs to get some help, he tried a couple of other tutors; Yevgeny was the first one he was happy with; Yevgeny is a no-nonsense type of person; He is knowledgeable and focused on getting the student to understand the concepts; I would highly recommend him.

Angela Sun Consulting
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Zhiming J.
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The best part of working with Angela is that she is very careful about teaching you in the simplest way possible. As an International student junior in computer science classes in college, I had a hard time understanding the lectures in class, so i would get weekly tutoring from Angela. She is not like an irresponsible tutor who will just tell you how to solve your homework and be done. Instead, she asks you a lot of questions and leads you to think until you get the right answer. It is really awesome. Also, Angela's bilingual teaching is great. She is very fluent in Chinese and we mostly used Chinese in class because I am a Chinese international student.

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tim was a great teacher for me! He was easy to talk to,understood my questions, and helped me improve my weak points. After working with him for a few months, I was able to understand a lot of the material provided in the SAT test and improve a lot on my practice test. Overall, Tim is a great teacher for learning how to improve your English , especially to prepare for SAT test.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
from 8 reviews
  • 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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Karen H.
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  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria B.
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Awesome! One of the best Instructors I have ever had. Pio, has tremendous patience and has given me confidence to strive to achieve my goals. Thank you, Victoria

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kimberly H.
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Just take a look at their website and you will see some of the amazing tutors they hire. It is a night and day difference between Arbor Tutors and other companies around. High quality.

Josh's SAT & ACT Tutoring
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi T.
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Josh was an awesome SAT tutor for my son, increasing his scores 110 points in just a few weeks of tutoring. Prior to Josh, my son was enrolled in a commercial SAT prep course: 3 hours on Friday evenings and six hours on Saturdays along with 11 other students. My son did not respond well to the group setting. These sessions could not hold his attention, and it became a weekly battle to get him to go. After a few weeks, he quit the course and decided that individual tutoring would be a better option. Josh’s style of personalized attention offered my son the back and forth interaction he needed to maintain interest and motivation. He had a great depth of knowledge (Yale graduate), as well as a warm and personal demeanor. He took the time to understand my son’s individual style of learning and identified the areas with which he needed more assistance. In summary, my son benefitted greatly from Josh’s talents, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing one-on-one and personalized attention.

SAT Tutoring
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa I.
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Ellie tutored my daughter Jessica for several months for the writing and reading sections of the SAT. Jessica learned grammar and vocabulary that she had not been taught in high school and she learned speed reading with greater comprehension. As a bonus, Jessica felt her newly learned writing skills carried over to better grades in High School classes and improved her college application essays. Jessica really appreciated the opportunity to work with Ellie to gain the confidence to perform well on the SAT. As a result, Jessica earned a very high score on the SAT and was accepted to the University of California in San Diego. I highly recommend Ellie as a tutor for the SAT.

Arbor Tutors - CA
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Arbor Tutors to all of my friends and family. I wish we would've started with them in the beginning. Very good service with excellent tutors.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

Before starting with a client or group of students, I establish their current capability. With clients looking to improve their English skills, I determine the current level of fluency and then tailor the course to that achievement level. I generally use guides I provide as well as current class material to focus the tutoring sessions. Where possible, I like to use interactive CDs and the Internet, as well. I speak some French and Spanish which is helpful especially when the client's command of English is more limited.

Aanchal Ramani
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Adam R.
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Aanchal was a great SAT tutor and I had a really great experience working with her! She created a customized study plan that helped me reach my target score and then coached me through the college admissions process, which helped me get accepted to Cornell University.

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Lafayette, CA

  • Student grade level
    12th grade
  • Test sections requiring tutoring
    English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing
  • Test date
    Yes (please enter date in box) (sept 13, 2015)
  • Session frequency
    More than once a week
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference(s)
    Morning (9am-noon)
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