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Pasadena SAT Prep Tutors

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  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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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.
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 123 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.

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Jeffrey Michael Test Prep
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Melody M.
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Jeff helped us out with SAT prep. He was always on time - literally on the dot. His service is top notch. We were looking for a competitive program and have been burned by Compass. Jeff is a professional and got the job done. From beginning to end, a 350 point rise in score.

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Thinque Prep
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea T.
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Joyee is an exceptional standardized test tutor. I highly recommend him. I found Joyee after an exhaustive search for help with the PSAT/SAT/ACT for my son. My son's school recommended a large national test-prep company, but after investigating that option, we didn't think it was the right fit. My student already understands these tests and has some experience taking them; he needed a person to get him to the "next level" and not waste time going over basic review/prep. Joyee provides fast-paced and completely personalized instruction. He first diagnoses where a student is along the spectrum of readiness for these tests. He zones in on problem areas and has materials ready to strengthen these areas of weakness. My son has enjoyed working with Joyee and says their sessions have definitely increased his confidence for the upcoming tests. I appreciate so many things about having Joyee work with my son. Joyee is extremely intelligent, energetic, and dedicated; he knows what's he's doing and will provide concise, clear instruction; he has a good website where he exchanges files, keeps the tutoring materials organized, etc.; he doesn't waste time during online sessions (you will get your money's worth). I'd recommend Joyee for help with your student's test prep in any circumstances, but particularly if your child is scoring towards the top end of the scoring range and he/she wants that extra boost. Our family appreciates Joyee's assistance and feels it has been very beneficial to our son.

  • 13 years in business
  • 137 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.

Arbor Tutors - LA County
4.4
from 35 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.

Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette W.
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Math tutoring for my son to prep for the SAT. Went great Mr. Reid helped my son feel more confident in math.

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Tutoring Services
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Jj M.
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I'm seventeen years old and took the new 2016 SAT test for the first time. My score was significantly lower than my GPA would indicate. I had several offers from tutors to assist in improving my SAT score. After reading the reviews and talking with several people, I choose to work with Sarah. I have had multiple sessions with her this summer. I highly recommend Sarah to be your tutor. She has a very pleasant personality and always makes sure you understand the current concept before moving on to another. She is very understanding of your schedule and will do whatever she can to work with you. I am ending my sessions only because to my pleasant surprise I have been offered an athletic scholarship after my senior year that will accept my current gpa and current SAT as completely satisfactory.

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Ahmed for Math Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 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.

StudyPage
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Susannah S.
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Esmeralda sat with my son & I and went over a comprehensive education plan with short and long term goals. We are excited to get some really great help at Study Page!

Matthew S.
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Saul S.
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Matthew has been helping my son prepare for the SAT upcoming in March. He's really helped him on the Reading section, and he's helped review Algebra. Not to mention showing him some test taking tips!

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

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

  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime D.
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Cindy and everyone at Rainbow tutoring are some of the kindest individuals I have met. The wisdom Cindy bestowed on me while helping me through my college application process will be with my forever and I am so grateful. Cindy helped me figure out what I wanted in my college experience and gave me the tools to get myself there. She introduced schools that I wouldn't have seen myself at and helped me get myself to Santa Clara University. She is beyond inspirational and such an empowering woman that is a role model to any and all of her clients. Cindy and her team are smart, dedicated, and reliable- they are always able to help and are great mentors to have before going off out of high school and into a college or real life environment. Cindy especially is very clear and really walks you through the steps to understanding in both Math, Writing, and the SAT Prep. I am so thankful to have met and able to work with you guys !

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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.

Randy Stover
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Diana F.
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In a word, Amazing! Randy tutored my 16-17 year old son, who has ADHD, for Algebra II last year and for SAT prep this year. Randy is extraordinarily patient and invested in his students' success. He is very affable and makes the sessions enjoyable. He goes above and beyond....and even helped my son with an English paper after his Algebra II session on one occasion! My son performed well in Algebra II and his SAT score increased 250 points with Randy in the first 8 weeks of commencing SAT tutoring with him! Randy is absolutely my go-to guy for my other kids! Hire him now...you can rest assured that your student is receiving the best support available!

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.

  • 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.

Tutor Doctor
3.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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Could not have passed my SAT test without Tutor Doctor!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Victor is a genuine, intelligent, creative person, and an excellent tutor. I refer him with great confidence. Victor has an admirable ability to relate to different types of personalities and learning styles. He not only adapts his teaching to our daughters' unique situations, but seems excited by the challenge. Our children attend different high schools, and have their own unique talents and learning styles and challenges. One attends an academically rigorous private high school, while the other attends an academically challenging, local public school. Victor has tutored them both. Whether it's SAT tutoring or weekly math and bio, or a brush-up before finals, Victor is there. He is prompt, professional, highly competent and above all, energized by teaching. He asks questions. He does not spoon feed; rather, he takes the time to help our daughters discover the answers for themselves. My 17 year old earned a great SAT score, and a substantial 4-year scholarship to the university of her choice. She applied early-action to three schools, and gained admittance to them all. We credit Victor for helping her realize this dream. I now look forward to what my younger daughter will achieve, with his help, as he not only teaches her in the way she needs to be taught, but he cares. She knows this. He establishes a genuine relationship with his students; he helps them gain confidence, and trust themselves. I honestly cannot say enough about Victor, and the impact he has made on our family. He takes the worry and the (dare I say) struggle out of high school, creating space for my husband and I to be more supportive and less "annoying" to our children. It is a relief and a comfort to know such an intelligent, good person has our daughters' and therefore our own backs. Both of our girls' confidence and academic achievement have soared under Victor's tutelage.

S Kohli Tutoring Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andyshea A.
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I worked with Sam Kohli between 2014-2015 in preparation for my ACT examination as well SAT Math II, Biology, and Chemistry Subject Tests prior to applying for college. When I first started with Sam, I did not have the hottest test scores (29 and 30 on the ACT) and was in need for guidance for not only raising my score but, more importantly, gaining valuable test taking strategies that would allow me to perform at my peak when testing day came around. I very much enjoyed my time with Sam: both as a tutor and as a friend. Sam's genuinely friendly, determined, outgoing, and patient personality truly make him an amazing tutor and individual you want to work with. Because of Sam's efforts, I was able to score a 35 on my ACT, 800 on my SAT Chemistry, 790 on my SAT Math II, and 750 on my SAT Biology. I am now attending UCLA as a second year Neuroscience Major with a Biomedical Research Minor as a prospective candidate for applying to medical schools come 2019.

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