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Pasadena SAT Prep Tutors

Browse these SAT prep tutors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pasadena.

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Corinne T.
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Carl is an excellent tutor. We hired him for sat prep plus his ability to help our son catch up on his studies. He is very knowledgeable on what kids need help on and how to engage them. Our son loves working with him and wants to learn. We chose Carl because he has tremendous experience as an educator plus has an east coast background which was extremely important to us. He has proven to be a wise choice and we are so happy to be working with him. A month into this we are very happy. As parents, we have made the right decision. Carl is an excellent teacher. He is tough, challenging and inspiring. Even as two ivy-league graduates, we respect his advice on our son in regards to grammar and literature. Overall, we are extremely pleased with our decision.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
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
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Balvinder S.
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My son tried for months self study but could got get above 1450. After working with Joyee, he got 1550 on his PSAT and 1560 on his SAT. He is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Thank you for your help.

  • 11 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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Dan was a life-saver! My son was up against finals in Physics and Math, we found Dan and he was working with my son within 24 hours and explaining concepts that had never been effectively taught.. My son walked into his exams with more confidence and understanding and for that we are very grateful.

  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Denise L.
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Excellent service, fast response and definitely will come back again. Tutor they referred to me was awesome and always communicated with me . My daughter was ready to take her SAT, after her tutoring sessions . Gave her the confidence she needed. Thanks again.

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Oshea M.
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It was a great experience. She provided learning tools on the first day. That included the SAT book as well as vocabulary cards. She is worth the investment.

Arbor Tutors - LA County
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Rob J.
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We are very happy with the tutoring my son received for the SAT. He needed help with both the math and English sections. Arbor knew exactly what to do for the new SAT.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Paige C.
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Chris is an awesome math and SAT tutor! He's been tutoring our teenage daughter for a year in math, and recently started prepping her for the SAT as well. He relates well to teens, and he's great at honing in on whatever she needs help with in math. If you want to make math homework stress-free for you and your student, it's well worth the money!

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa V.
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We’ve had a great experience with Club Z. I had two international students that were tutored thru them. One 14 year old that needed much help since English isn’t her primary language and an 18 year old preparing for SAT. I would definitely recommend them.

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Ahmed for Math Tutoring
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Dean J.
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I hired Ahmed for Math tutoring for my son who is taking the PSAT and SAT this coming fall. He had rave reviews about Ahmed. Ahmed was patient, incredibly knowledgeable, and able to explain the concepts to my son in an absorbable manner. I will continue using him for the rest of my son's high school math needs. Highly recommended.

Badoyen Academics, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Meg F.
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We have used Kris for two of our children and she really helped them both incredibly with getting their math scores way up. We used another tutor initially to help our younger son with the Math 2 subject test and he did well but not perfect, after 2 hours with Kris he got a perfect score on the retake. She just had a way to show him how to take the test. Renee tutored our son for the English and Reading and Essay sections of the ACT and also for the SAT Reading and Essay. He ended up doing much better than we even expected with a perfect score in English on the ACT and a much higher score on the Reading section - she raised his score in reading by 3-4 points. We have recommended Kris to several friends and everyone loves her. Renee worked really well with our son. We highly recommend both Kris and Renee.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Clay H.
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Best SAT and ACT Tutors anywhere.

Joe B.
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I wish I could give these guys 100 stars. Deb was extremely helpful. My son had a very low SAT score. Harry met with her a few hours every week.  His score jumped up. Arbor knew exactly what to do for his new SAT score and he got accepted to three Ivy League schools!!!. You can't ask for anything more. We are extremely happy with the results.

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia D.
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Victor of Initia Education provided focused SAT tutoring with results!

LA Math Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dagmar D.
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My SAT math score went from a 630 to a 790 after studying with them for a few months! I'm hoping to get a perfect 800 with a little more studying.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Joan L.
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    Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

    Tutor Doctor
    4.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    America C.
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    Could not have passed my SAT test without Tutor Doctor!

    Matt's Tutoring
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Peter G.
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      I'm really glad we found Matt to help prepare our son for the SATs. Matt was attentive, courteous and diligent. We highly recommend him!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Shannon C.
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      Super easy to talk to! Was beyond helpful with what I need help on for school. Made life easier when it came to breaking down questions & awnsers. Thanks again, man!

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        Online preparation is the best option to get high scores in ACT and SAT exams. You need more practice, which is the best way to get a high score. You can do practice reading and writing to get high scores. Online preparation classes can be according to your convenience. For more details, contact us.

        English Inspirations

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          I have over 20 years of experience in helping students prepare for the TOEFL exam. I have worked as a TWE reader for ETS since 1990. I received my Masters from UCLA in applied linguistics. I have taught ESL at Santa Monica College, LACC, and UCLA.

          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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