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John Linneball Tutoring
from 56 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 156 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.

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John Bertinetti
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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!

Mathman Tutoring
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Becky S.
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My daughter worked with Mathman Tutoring when she was in high school. She found his tutoring to be very helpful in understanding concepts that she hadn't quite gotten in class. It was very convenient to have him come to our house. I would recommend his services to my friends.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 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!

  • 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.

Arbor Tutors - CA
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Arbor Tutors to all of my friends and family. I wish we would've started with them in the beginning. Very good service with excellent tutors.

Kyle R.
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Kaitlin was my writing tutor for my college essays. She was very helpful throughout the process. The thing I liked most about working with Kaitlin was she gave me the freedom to devise my own ideas and writing tactics for the essays while she refined and perfected them. Kaitlin not only aided me in constructing well written essays, but also helped me become a better creative writer and learn advanced grammar rules that I could apply to my writing and standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT. She was very helpful and easy to work with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tereza S.
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Ishas is a great tutor, he's patient and can explain things in a way that makes sense. He has great asvice and techniques up his sleeve and will always go the extra mile. Highly recommend his services!

Tutoring for Success
from 4 reviews
    Jay Z.
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    Sylvia V tutored two of my daughters and one of my office 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 rock.. Jay Z

    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
    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.

    Katie's Tutoring Service
    from 1 review
      Christina T.
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      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
      from 1 review
        Michael F.
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        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.


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        I provide academic tutoring to students in the areas of: * English * Spanish * Math * SAT/ACT I do tutoring up to a high school level.


        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.


        BookMarkTutoring offers in-person, on site and online tutoring in business, computer science, engineering, graphic design, language arts, mathematics, science, technology, web development as well as prepare students for college entrance exams and professional certification exams. We teach students how to: * reduce study time and improve grades * accelerate learning productivity * solve problems quickly * build a strong educational foundation * compile exam notes * prepare with proven practice tests At BookMarkTutoring, our goal is to make academic life easier. Besides offering you concise, easy-to-understand in-person instruction, BookMark provides complete academic support services. BookMark's QuickNote making service allows students to be exam-ready. We make customized academic notes for your quizzes, tests, midterms and exams, either handwritten or formatted in Word, PowerPoint or Illustrator. We also provide research and reference-formatting services and much, much more. With our online tutoring platform, you can learn from the comfort of your home. Besides our on-site, in-person service, our online tutoring system, the Infinity Machine, makes learning online an easy and enjoyable experience. The Infinity Machine comes complete with one-click, multi-channel voice, chat, drawing boards, screen sharing and videos. But even more importantly, the Infinity Machine tutor platform comes complete with your own personal tutor -- a tutor you can not only screen-share with, but phone, email or text your questions and problems to -- a tutor that knows. A tutor platform wouldn't be complete without course materials, exam notes, practice tests, and topic-specific illustrations. The Infinity Machine platform includes a growing database of thousands of pre-solved problems, graphic design blocks, practice tests and concise exam notes, all of which are used to illustrate and explain to you the solution to your most difficult homework problems. We provide QuickNotes driven instruction and exam notes. BookMarkTutoring develops and produces QuickNotes, a series of formulas and study guides customized to needs of its students. The series of online notes allows students to rapidly learn and review the critical material needed to score consistently higher on quizzes, midterms and exams. QuickNotes, also available in digital and laminated formats, are divided into seven major subject areas: business, engineering, graphic design, mathematics, science, technology and test preparation. The business series of QuickNotes cover Microsoft's line of office products. Get the concise information you need to learn Excel, Word and PowerPoint quickly and the needed material for business courses such as business calculus, finite mathematics, economics and macroeconomics. The electrical engineering series of Quicknotes focus on electronics technology for technicians, electricians, electronic engineers and hobbyists: analog circuit analysis, digital logic, integrated circuit design, microcontrollers, microprocessors and more. The graphic design series of QuickNotes covers the essentials to get up and running using Adobe's line of graphic design products. Become a pro with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, InDesign and Dreamweaver. The mathematics series of QuickNotes encompass the spectrum of high school and college-level math including algebra, calculus, differential equations, finite mathematics, geometry, linear algebra, statistics and trigonometry. The marketing series of QuickNotes gives online businesses the information they need to know to grow their businesses and market their products. It provides listings of top online retail stores to distribute products through, including Newswire aggregates and Newswire listings, leading online business directories, fastest growing companies, high-income demographics, statistical sampling techniques, SEO strategies and more. The science series of QuickNotes gives you comprehensive coverage of the chemistry and physics formulas, procedures and facts that you need for high school and college courses including AP chemistry and AP physics. The test preparation series of QuickNotes covers the basics needed for scoring high on college entrance exams (ACT and SAT) and teacher credentials. Ask about our CBEST and CSET QuickNotes and our other state-specific-credential exam QuickNotes. The technology series of QuickNotes covers computer science, information technology and web development. For web development, QuickNotes are available for HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. For computer science, find notes for BASIC, C++, C# and Visual Studio.


        I tutor mathematics at all levels up to multivariable calculus and differential equations. I also tutor SAT math. I have 5+ years experience in tutoring. I graduated from Harvard with honors in bioengineering.


        I provide tutoring services to middle and high school students. I have experience in tutoring at the collegiate level. I received my B.S. in hospitality management and Latin American studies from the University of Wisconsin. I received my master's degree from Walden University. I specialize in English, algebra and Spanish, and I am well equipped to tutor all other general studies classes.


        I've been a paid private tutor for over 35 students ranging in age from 8 years old to 45 years old. I have a 4.8/5.0 average rating across multiple tutoring websites including Wyzant,, and Tutorz. I graduated with honors from UC Davis with a double major in Psychology and Statistics and minor in Education. Math and statistics are the main subjects that I tutor. I earned a 3.97 GPA and received two outstanding performance awards for being one of the top students in each major. Additionally, I scored a 5 on the AP Literature test, AP Calculus AB test, and AP Psychology test, as well as an 800 on the SAT Math II test. I also have tutoring experience on a volunteer-basis for Math Science Nucleus and Abode Services for over 25 homeless and low-income children ranging from 3 to 16. Additionally, I was a resident advisor/tutor this past summer for 55 high school students (80% of whom were international students) at the Summer Focus program at UC Berkeley. For six weeks in this position, I led the math and writing portion of a 20-hour SAT class, and I helped the students to succeed in their college classes by creating practice exams, proofreading assignments, and answering their questions about a variety of subjects. This leads to a total of over 400 hours of tutoring experience.

        • 2 hires on Thumbtack

        My name is Max Teer! I provide high quality In-home tutoring and instruction to students in the East Bay Area! With over five years of experience working with over 200 students, I have helped many children develop their academic skills and improve their grades. I offer many services to my students to help them succeed: Homework Help (Tutorials), General Organization (Homework, Projects), Essay Writing Workshops, Resume Writing Workshops, Exam and Test Prep, SAT Prep, And many more. As well as providing high quality tutoring, I provide flexible prices, options and schedules to my clients. Contact me about group tutoring and multiple week packages for more information.

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        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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