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We started using Mike's services when we switched elementary schools last September. Our son was just beginning Common Core and we wanted to make sure he could keep up with the rest of the class as he is one of the youngest kids. Mike's lessons on basic math skills--such as place value, equations, counting money and telling time--have been an invaluable part of our son's academic success. Mike also makes math fun and interesting for our son--so much so that he looks forward to Mike's visits. He is friendly and knowledgeable and easy to schedule. We want to note that we had tried another tutor last summer. In the 12 weeks we used her (multiple times each week), our son did not progress much at all. That was the main reason we looked around for another tutor. (That and the fact that our son was starting to hate math.) Instead of multiple weekly sessions, it's one weekly in-depth session. Mike's background, skills and experience as a tutor are clearly evident. We highly recommend him.
I am not one to leave a ton of reviews for services and I have had mixed success with Thumbtack, but I think this man is an unsung hero!!! My daughter has struggled in math for years, since grammar school, and is now in 8th grade. She continued to struggle with a different tutor. We have been working once a week with Mr. Matlak now for about six weeks and the difference is simply amazing. She just got her first "A" in a math quiz since grammar school and we both nearly cried in relief and joy. The two most important things about him - he KNOWS the concepts cold (some tutors DON'T), and he is PATIENT. I came to the conclusion that my daughter simply would not get the pace of learning or individualized attention in the public school setting that she needs for this particular topic. She is doing well in other topics but math is her Achilles heel. I didn't have the patience (or the knowledge) to help much and it became a source of frustration for both of us. It is such a RELIEF to see her more confident and not stressed about math now!! I can't say enough good things about Mr. Matlak. He promptly answered my inquiries, quickly provided two references who gave glowing reviews, and we are so happy to have him. We didn't want to go the Sylvan or other company routes - Mr. Matlak comes to your home, sits down with your student, and gets to work. I can't believe I did not invest in my child's future earlier in her school career - it is well worth it. We do an hour a week and it has made a VAST difference. I have no relation to Mr. Matlak (other than to sing his praises) and I would be happy to provide anyone interested with additional comments. Update April 22, 2015: Our daughter continues to work with Ray weekly and is now pulling a "B" average, coming up from the "D" average she was pulling when we started. Not struggling and spending so much time on math has allowed her to focus on her other classes and encouraged her to bring her other grades up as well as she prepares to enter high school. We couldn't be more pleased to see our daughter's confidence growing with respect to math. We'll keep him through COLLEGE if he's willing!! All kidding aside, Ray is well worth the investment, even if your budget calls for less frequent tutoring sessions.
Joyee Lin of Thinque has been nothing short of amazing. Professional with results to show. My daughter started working with Joyee a couple of months ago. Within six lessons, my daughter's composite ACT score went from a 28 prior to working with Joyee to a 32. Amazingly, her science score went from a 25 to a 32. Those numbers are the end result of Joyee's professional approach to teaching. During the lesson, Joyee utilizes a number of methods to present the material. It must be said that my daughter took his instruction seriously and worked hard on the material which was provided to her. The result was a good example of team work in which my daughter could receive, in addition to immediate instruction, quick review and understanding after working through the material. Joyee makes it easy to work around a busy lifestyle as he schedules and responds to correspondence promptly. We can't offer him enough praise. Joyee is offering an amazing service and we were so glad to have been referred to him.
Dea was amazing with my boys she took the time to explain how to problem solve and made sure they fully understood before moving forward, my boys both struggled in integrated math and geometry and after tutoring with Dea they practically aced every test. I am great full to her for teaching my kids with patience, that virtu is hard to find
Kofi Boateng is one of the most dedicated and inspiring mentors in my academic history. His motivated teaching style will not only make you score excellent, he will make you fall in love with your boring subject. Lots of professors or teachers know the material, but no one can teach the way he does. With his intelligence and description of the subject, he will actually draw pictures in your heads to make you understand step by step. I never had interest in chemistry, but after I met him I received an A in my lecture, lab, and got nominated for honor society clubs. He not just a tutor, he is a mentor who can guide you on your future extensive academic plan. Do not hesitate, learn it from the best.
Mrs.Khan is awesome! She always has a lot of different books and stuff for each lesson. Because of her great experience and knowledge every lesson is interesting and informative. I'm very greatful to her!
Mazi from Top Tier Tutoring helped me Ace all of my General and Organic Chemistry classes for Medical School an helped me score in the 90th percentile on the MCAT. I truly owe my admission to David Geffen School of medicine at UCLA to Mazi. He really is informed and insightful on every field in science. But most of all he is the most caring and helpful individual when it comes to tutoring. I would have been lost if it were not for Mazi.
In all my years i've had a grudge with painters. I've delt with lazy painters, rude painters, and underqualified painters. David is one of the nicest painters that i have ever worked with! He was on time, did the job right, and was extremely professional despite him just starting out. I decided to give him a chance since he is currently attending school for his bachelors degree and i do not regret doing it!
I have two children that are tutoring with Nancy. My children were behind in school but after tutoring with Nancy they are making leaps and bounds in their academic studies. Nancy is very professional, fun, engaging, and patient. We're happy to have found her. Thank you Nancy!
Christine Fung was an angel sent to our son and family! He was struggling in high school Algebra, and truly, after the first tutoring session, my son said that he "clicked" with her and completely understood her style of teaching. The next year she helped him during a very difficult time when he was struggling in both Pre Cal and Physics. Christine went above and beyond in accommodating us to get him through this period, and my son sailed through these classes with a new, complete understanding of the concepts because of her exceptional way of explaining the material and the techniques to work through it. She is 100% dependable, very flexible and her gentle manner is not intimidating to the kids--which is key! We are sad that she moved, but, we will definitely still use her via Skype for any more tutoring needs. We highly recommend Christine, she's an amazing tutor and a wonderful person!
Micheal has helped my nephew so much with his school work and now he’s doing much better!
My 5 yr old daughter has improved a lot in her reading and writing since starting Study Pals. They were very accommodating to our schedule and matched us with a great tutor! She makes the lessons easy to understand and engaging!
Probably the best math tutor in the inland empire. Experienced and professional, he was able to diagnose my deficiencies in math and immediately start towards correcting them. I worked with Kevin for about eight months and my SAT national ranking went from 71st percentile to 99th percentile. He has bookshelves and folders full of materials on integrated math, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, trigonometry -- he's proven to be thoroughly familiar with effectively every math subject taught in high school and knows how to teach all of them. Would recommend.
My son Max takes piano lessons and loves it. Miss. Fernanda is a very kind and knowledgeable teacher. We love going to the recitals, they are well organize and just a fun experience for the kids.
Purvi is a fantastic math tutor, She tutors my 7th grader son. She is extremely knowledgeable, organized, patient and has the ability to break down the lessons so that the information makes complete sense! I highly recommend her.
I am so thankful for the teacher here at Key 2 Success! In the beginning, I struggled in my Chemistry class because I had no idea what was going on. However, after getting a few lessons from the teacher, my test grade significantly improved and I was able to get an A first semester. In second semester, I received higher than 95% on every test. Key 2 Sucess is literally key to success because the teacher explains concepts detailed and clear. If you feel like you don't understand the materials, you should definitely try This! Key 2 Success also teaches math and other science classes! Thank you for helping me!!!
Very user friendly in working with our schedule. First meeting left high school student inspired and ignited enthusiasm for her Spanish class as the school year is winding down.
Zoia has been my one-on-one Russian language teacher for nearly a year. At first we tried to connect by SKYPE but we had to downgrade to telephone, average about 4 hours per month. I am very happy with her instruction; Russian pronunciation is not easy and she drills me relentlessly; never allowing a mispronunciation to slip by. She makes the language come alive with anecdotes and grammatical explanations. She knows a lot about art and literature, far more than I do. I always look forward to our lesson. Usually I terminate the lesson after about 1 1/2 hours because I am tired; Zoia's energy seems endless. I also use her You Tube Russian lessons - she has a great deal of material on You Tube (Zoiacalifornia).
I have observed Emily tutoring students several times. She helps students understand academic theories and encourages them to find the correct answer on their own. Emily gives the students rewards for completing assignments and good behavior, making the experience more enjoyable for them.
Mary is a wonderful tutor. She has a Master Degree and she is also a US Navy veteran. She is tough but she is good and will help the kid on track with their education. She is currently tutor my daughter who is in high school both Saturday and Sunday for 2 hours each day. Mary is very good with math, English, and Geometry. She help kids from all ranges of ages even up to high school. She helps my daughter preparing for her SAT now so she can get a good score and get a scholarship for her college after she graduated high school. Mary is also very flexible with her tutor schedule and willing to work with parents and student to ensuring a win-win for all. My daughter is very blessed to have her as a private tutor. Also, her pricing is very reasonable. Again, Mary is all about helping the students do well in school. She has a big heart and passion for helping kids. If you need a private tutor who will come to your house and help you tutor your children, Mary is the right choice. Call her and find out what option is right for you.
a great experience for someone looking to improve their english proficiency for college. i was referred by a friend to this school, and she told me this is what they specialize in. but they also great for working professionals hoping to improve their English too. their teachers and staff are what makes this school great.