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John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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John Linneball helped me with SAT tutoring, especially in the math sections. The sessions took place at my house every week, but if ever there was a problem, communication was made easy through email. He really helped me and we clocked in many hours of math exercises. Not to mention, he gave me suggestions on what I should work on during my alone time.

  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Maribeth V.
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We hired Dr. K to help my son with pre-calculus. After receiving 1x week tutoring for 1 semester his grade improved from a D- to a C+ and his teacher reported that she was pleased with the significant growth he had made. According to my son "Dr. K is very kind, knowledgeable, reliable, and understanding. He tried to figure out what my learning style was and worked with me. He asked what I was learning and we did problems related to that work." We highly recommend him to others who are struggling in math.

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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John is an extremely conscientious, thoughtful, and helpful LSAT tutor. I turned to John after months of self-study (and putting off the LSAT again and again because I didn't feel ready). He helped me wrap my head around some of the trickier LR problems and also had a great way to think about LG that made something just click. The amount of work John put in prepping for our tutoring sessions really blew me away. He came to each session prepared, had plenty of materials to suggest, and had a clear plan for each session. Furthermore, he's extremely accessible over email and text. If I had a tough practice section and felt panicked or if I had any questions around strategies or approach, I knew I could email John and he'd answer my questions promptly. John really cares about his students and their successes and I'd highly recommend him as an LSAT tutor!

Nick's ACT Tutoring
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
RIF F.
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My son's ACT English score went from 17 to 19 with 1 week of tutoring.

Mathman Tutoring
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Nicholas's skill, patience, positivity and kindness have already helped our Son regain confidence and enjoy math again. We look forward to ongoing tutoring with Mathman!

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Max H.
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The quality of Arbor Tutors is unmatched for the price. Best tutoring company you're going to find.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Reema T.
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Anish did a great job in helping me learn Math by properly giving me the instruction and practice I needed. I saw results soon after our tutoring sessions!

Math Tutor in Solano County
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christian A.
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It has been four years since I have been in school. I jumped back where I left off Precal and thanks to Pio I am doing a lot better in class and not struggling. He is great to work with. He explains the problem very thoroughly and makes it easy to understand. I went from fours of homework to 1 hour. Highly recommend.

Tutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna L.
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Laura has tutored my two boys writing/reading in the summer and during the school year for about 3 yrs now. She's a wonderful tutor; always on time, organized, very patient and attentive with the students, and most importantly, knowledgeable in her subjects. She shows up with teaching materials, gives them lessons and corrects their work. Periodically she gives me feedback on their progress. My boys have done very well in school, and enjoy writing. One additional note, my boys tell me that her phone never rings during lesson, she turns it off so there'll be no interruption during lesson. That impresses me.

Josh's SAT & ACT Tutoring
4.8
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.

Aanchal Ramani
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sara N.
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Aanchal was a terrific SAT tutor. She helped me identify problem types I was struggling with, and worked with me to develop strategies to tackle these. She had me feeling comfortable for the SAT on the day, which was great! Aanchal also gave me advice throughout the daunting college admissions process, which was a huge help. Very grateful!

Katrina D
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alice B.
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Katrina helped me improve my ACT English score from a 30 to a 34 and my ACT science from a 30 to a 33! In only 3.5 hours of tutoring! She is a wonderful tutor!

Tiiu C.
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Dylan has been a great tutor and has gone the extra mile to develop new innovative techniques/language to help our son blossom. Specifically he has helped overcome challenges with math, word problems, handwriting and multi-step problems. Dylan also communicates regularly with our son's school teacher which is invaluable. Finally as a family with two working parents who travel a great deal he is totally reliable, a great communicator and flexible.

Private Math Tutoring
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna G.
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My 8th grade daughter had been struggling with algebra. Since working with Karen, her grade has gone from a C to a B, and she continues to improve.

ExecuTutor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Andrew H.
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Jeffrey is a very accomplished scholar and talented lecturer and tutor. He is attentive to students' needs, genuinely concerned about their development, and invests and unusual level of effort in producing his lessons and lectures. He has a broad range of experience to offer in all types of writing, from professional documents to academic essays. His command of the language and his extensive knowledge of its use and its history give him a particularly nuanced approach to both writing and editing.

Jacqui Ferraiolo Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renee M.
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Jacquie has been a really helpful tutor for my daughter. She knows the subject matter well and explains it in a way my teen can understand. She is a great tutor!

Katie's Tutoring Service
5.0
from 1 review
    Christina T.
    Verified review

    We highly recommend Katie for tutoring. She works with our 14 year old son on both general and higher thinking math. She is brilliant, engaging, dependable, prepared and patient. His math IQ has risen exponentially due to his time with Katie!

    Drew Boles
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Michael F.
      Verified review

      Drew is a phenomenal tutor! Not only is he a whiz, but he's passionate, energetic and very organized. It's rare to find someone who is a master at both English and Math. Highly recommend.

      BEN'S MATH TUTORING
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Wenyi C.
        Verified review

        Ben is great at explaining concepts in simple terms and using examples to reinforce mastery. Super patient as well!

        Goodwork Math Tutoring

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          I have tutored math students grades 6-12 for over 5 years, helping them improve their performance in school and on standardized tests. I have a knack for explaining complex concepts in simple terms and a friendly, unintimidating demeanor. I have had dozens of incredibly satisfied clients over the years.

          Jim' Tutoring

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            I am aware that some students have severe math anxiety which makes it difficult for them to learn. I have 15 years experience in how to circumvent that problem.

            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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