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Browse these ACT test prep tutors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

  • 13 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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My experience with Elite Home Tutoring went very well. All correspondence was prompt and responsive to our needs. The tutor that I have obtained for my son is fabulous, skilled, and kind. I am grateful that Elite Home Tutoring has such high caliber tutors.

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki K.
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My 13 year old son loved studying with John for SSAT. SSAT is a tricky and challenging test; we've worked with a number of tutors before, but John's pace, accessibility and sense of humor clicked perfectly with my son's needs and taste. John goes through a material quickly, but thoroughly, which helps covering a lot of ground in a reasonable time and makes every session very effective. It takes a number of qualities to make a good test tutor, and John has them all. My son's score improved after just a few sessions with John, but these sessions were also enriching and fun. We recommend him highly. Victoria

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa V.
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I'm so thankful for Arbor Tutors. They paired me up with a really awesome tutor. We just seemed to click, which helped me truly understand the material for my chemistry class. They have a lot of tutors so I'm sure they have a tutor that will work well with you.

Grace Wang
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Jane P.
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Grace Wang is my Mandarin tutor, and I have been taking private lessons with her for many years, first for SAT II Chinese prep and then for advance reading, writing, and conversation. Grace has always been very fun and approachable, and we have a great time conversing and reading about a wide range of topics such as Chinese history, idioms, and daily life. Her own understanding of Mandarin is very strong, and she takes the time to explain the nuances of the language. She also utilizes many different resources: online learning tools, textbooks, novels, etc. Most importantly, Grace is very patient, knowledgable, and flexible. I can suggest any kind of material to review for our classes, and she will always have insightful things to add. I always look forward to my Mandarin lessons with her!

ScoreBeyond Tutoring
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fikret U.
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It is a super helpful app for who is practicing SAT. With their new tutoring session, it gets even more useful. My experience with tutoring session was great. The tutor had known my skills before I started my class. So we used the lesson time efficiently; we went through my mistakes and did more exercises together. They chose the tutors very well for who want to improve on their SAT score. I strongly recommend who considers a tutoring session!

Kate Greenthal
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina L.
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I am very content to find Kate as my math tutor. She's very organized and knows how to explain the math problems thoroughly, even though it took me like 5 times to understand the question or equation :( (I'm not a math person). She prepared me for my math placement test in college and I was able to advance at a higher math class. I am very happy with my results. Kate was simply great and very patient with me. I truly recommend her if you are struggling in math.

Nick's ACT Tutoring
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Chris F.
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Nicky did an outstanding job tutoring my son for the ACT test. My son raised his score from a 17 to a 24. We had Nicky tutor him 2 days per week for a little over 4 months... Money well spent!!

Winston L.
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Kaitlin has been my writing/English tutor for several years. With her help, she taught me to organize and simplify my writing. It is her advice that allowed me to score perfectly on the ACT English and Reading sections; in total, I scored a 33 out of 36! In my experience, I have had no other tutor that is as dedicated and committed to helping me succeed. She put my time before her own to help proofread and edit my essays, work on test prep, and improve on English language arts in general. Very hardworking and compassionate!

Josh's SAT & ACT Tutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Odette G.
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Josh helped my son study for ACT/SAT as well as work through college essays. For the standardized tests, Josh was very organized in terms of what areas my son needed to focus on and they had a workplan to address the different areas of focus. We were very pleased with the test scores. On the essays, Josh took time to hear my son's "voice" and made sure that was what was articulated in the essays. Josh is great and has a very calm and friendly personality that is a blessing in this stressful time for the family.

The College Co.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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Deeana is a very helpful and knowledgable tutor who I would definitely recommend! She helped motivate me and offered constructive explanations to help understand difficult content. Deeana offered help in every subject including SAT prep and taught me how to use time management when completing assignments. Overall, I was able to better comprehend what I was learning and Deeana has immensely helped while making me more confident in my work.

Perfect Scorer Test Prep
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shailendra S.
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SAT Tutoring prep 1:1 remote

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana F.
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Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

Angela Sun Consulting
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lily S.
Verified review

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)!

Sam Cooper
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tatiana K.
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Sam tutored my daughter on ACT prep. Prior to going to Sam, my daughter took an expensive 12-week group class that did not improve her score at all. After tutoring with Sam for only 5 weeks (12 hours total time), my daughter's score went up by 5 points (a very significant improvement in such a short period of time.) Sam provided valuable feedback after each session that allowed to better understand her strengths and weaknesses. I highly recommend Sam to anyone looking to improve standardized test score.

Tutoring for Success
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jay Z.
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Sylvia V tutored two of my daughters and one of my office staff...in math and SAT prep and with her help every one of them received excellent scores and they were able to apply them for scholarships to the college's of their choice...you rock.. Jay Z

East Bay College Prep
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

Brian is a fantastic tutor! I really can't say enough good things about him. He is always well-prepared, thoughtful, and he really knows his stuff. He helped my daughter on the SAT so much. He really transformed the way she thought about and approached the test. He is an all around excellent tutor. He was never stumped by questions my daughter had. What impressed me the most about Brian is how knowledgeable he was on even the smallest grammar detail. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to improve their SAT or ACT scores!

Higher Standards Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jenna B.
Verified review

I am so thankful for everything you have helped me accomplish. You were so much fun to work with and an excellent ACT tutor. You helped me develop different test-taking techniques and strategies that were altered for my unique learning style, and this really helped me to feel confident before my exam. I am especially grateful that you pushed me to take the ACT a second time. Best decision I ever made. Additionally, you helped me edit my essays for my UC application. You were fabulous at helping me tell my story, and I really do believe they helped me stand out. Thank you so much! You are the best

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Admissions tests are more important than ever to gain entry to the country's top schools. I tutor for the SAT, ACT, and LSAT, and can help you achieve the high score you need to succeed.

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College Track Services provides adaptive curriculum, personalized tutoring and admissions counseling to help you gain the competitive advantage in the college admissions process. We offer both SAT and ACT preparation that will target each student's individual weaknesses. We provide personalized tutoring to help each student succeed in school. We also give individual interest assessments to students who want to match up career interests to compatible college majors. Our customers love the customized programs and personal attention each student receives. Give your student a competitive advantage today and call us!

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I provide English and writing lessons from elementary through college. I also teach science, biology, chemistry, math, French, Spanish (elementary through college), study skills and test-taking, SAT, and other test preparation. I help students analyze problems and use inference and deduction for both reading and math. I teach math (up to trigonometry, algebra I and II) in a very conceptual way so they can generalize basics and apply to higher math. I start from where they are and help them fill in gaps, using inquiry, along Socratic lines, but also real world learning. Everything but the "discovery" method.

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The families that we work with love that we have years of knowledge on test prep and education. Moreover, we guarantee score increases and stand behind this. As one parent stated, "You guys are much more effective than Kaplan!"

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