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Pasadena SAT Prep Tutors

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  • 111 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 94 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.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 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 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 140 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.

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Connor - Viva Test Prep
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle M.
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My review is a bit early because we have only had one lesson so far but I have to say Lawrence and my son clicked immediately. I had a phone conversation with Lawrence that lasted about 30 minutes before his first visit to go over what my son needed help with and what our goals were. At that time we decided to wait on his PTSA scores before Lawrence's first visit. Then when he came to our home it was right down to business with my 16 year old. Lawrence called me after the initial prep with my son to go over how he felt about the session and his expectations. Lawrence did give my son some homework (minor) but he did tell me this will increase. We have scheduled his second visit. Lawrence is doing prep for SAT's.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Annie J.
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I used Arbor Tutors for my SAT test prep and I definitely plan to use them again when I take my GRE in a couple of years.

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 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 !

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lucille Grace O.
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Lola is spectacular and patient! She helped me reach my SAT goal. I'm glad that she was my SAT tutor. Thank you Lola!

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria C.
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Arbor Tutors has not missed a thing in getting my kids prepared for the SAT and ACT.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina P.
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Choosing Arbor to help with my daughter's SAT prep was one of the best decisions I've made!

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Joan L.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

Tai Thai
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Sean R.
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I originally met Tai to get help with AP Calculus AB, which I ended up getting an A in! After our work with calculus, Tai let me know how valuable the SAT was for colleges, and that I must improve my score. In about two months, Tai helped me increase my score from 1200 to 1400, which is in the 99th percentile. Tai really cares about his students, and is always just a text away. He’s unlike any other tutor because of the teachings of the importance of a positive mindset, which is a lesson I can apply to more than academics, but life in general. Highly recommend Tai for any student.

Remy Solomon
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gillie C.
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remy was a wonderful tutor! she helped me prep in a short period of time to take the SAT, and with her guidance i felt more confident going into the test. Plus I got a great score! Couldn’t recommend her enough!

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hope C.
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Kami worked with my daughter for almost 3 months leading up to her SAT, and we had a really great experience. She answered all of our questions, and had tons of materials to use. Not to mention our daughter just adored her. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tutor!

Level Up Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Coco S.
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    He is a really outstanding teacher. His patience always let me feel very related in his classes. Because I am a International student, and my teachers never used English to teach students before, sometimes I can be very nervous and confused in what teachers say in America classes. But Earl really gives me confidences, which make me believe I can overcome the difficulties I met in my study. Moreover, he really impresses me when he teaches me SAT writing, due to the reason that he separates long sentences for me and tells me which different functions of which different parts of them; this method is very useful for International students such as me. However, few teachers use this method to teach students when they cannot understand the meanings of the long and difficult sentences. Honestly, he did really give me lots of help.

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    I am an UCLA tutor offering SAT prep, English, Spanish, film studies, creative writing, and school skills. I am an UCLA English major graduating in June. I have eight years of tutoring experience. I have 2200 SAT score. I am a non-native, fluent Spanish speaker. I have child care experience. I have great study skills and love teaching.

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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.

    • 18 years in business
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    For over a decade, I have been helping students achieve SAT scores that allow them to apply to their colleges of choice with confidence through quality one-on-one tutoring. One-on-one SAT tutoring produces the best results, and is far more effective than group classes. Whether the student has taken the test once, or is taking it for the first time, a few one-on-one sessions before the exam can make a big difference. An excellent tutor has far more than just mastery of the test material. They are warm, friendly, patient, and can teach the material in the student's own language so that they learn. Years of tutoring full-time have allowed me to cultivate these good qualities. Many of my test prep clients keep me as a subject tutor long after the test. Thank you for reading my post and I wish you success! Roozbeh

    About

    We are announcing the opening of tutoring and classes for Fall/Winter 2011 at HB Academics. Tutoring and classes are now open for MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE and SAT prep review tutoring in the following areas in California: * Los Angeles * Santa Barbara * Malibu * Santa Monica * Pasadena * Beverly Hills * Bel Air * Irvine * Long Beach * Palos Verdes * Palm Springs * Pomona HB Academics company, a leading provider of customized exam preparatory services and matriculation advisement, offers in California and West Coast customized tutoring, preparation and review class services for the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SAT and MCAT tests on-site and online. The HB Academics professional team, founded by Harvard, Stanford and HB Faculty focuses on custom exam preparation. Custom training is available for 35 tests. Student-specific curriculum targets student's needs. Individualized study plans are devised to assist each student's goals and address academic strength and weaknesses. Foundational knowledge and skills are taught. Pertinent homework and adaptive assignments are given. Monitored ongoing progress is designed to provide feedback for optimal results. Outstanding teachers and faculty with excellent track record of success provide instruction.

    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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