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  • 13 years in business
  • 296 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy R.
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My son needed help with Spanish and Algebra. I thought Chemistry might become an issue later on. Eric found him a tutor able to do all 3! Allyssa has been great helping with everything. It was great not having to find separate tutors. Allyssa has been so patient and kind helping my son get back on schedule after his surgery. We love her!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki K.
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My 13 year old son loved studying with John for SSAT. SSAT is a tricky and challenging test; we've worked with a number of tutors before, but John's pace, accessibility and sense of humor clicked perfectly with my son's needs and taste. John goes through a material quickly, but thoroughly, which helps covering a lot of ground in a reasonable time and makes every session very effective. It takes a number of qualities to make a good test tutor, and John has them all. My son's score improved after just a few sessions with John, but these sessions were also enriching and fun. We recommend him highly. Victoria

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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I thought the price was too low but we were offered very good service. Just trust Arbor Tutors, just like everybody else.

Pumatics
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nina H.
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George was my university tutor for calculus 2 and was great at responding whenever I had trouble with homework or questions regarding an upcoming exam. He was better than my on campus tutors who did not have strategies on how to explain difficult problems (he can dumb it down to your negative level if you need him to lol). I've recommended him to my friends and family, and they all have nothing but stellar things to say about him. Needless to say, I passed calculus 2 with an A, and I HATE MATH WITH UTMOST PASSION.

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karin G.
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John Bertinetti helped me study for the GMAT exam over the summer of 2017 with concentrated sessions to review GMAT Quant. John got me started on a study path by sharing info about the best study resources for my problem areas, and would meet with me once or twice a week to go over key Quant problems that I needed help solving. John is an ideal tutor for students who are good at keeping themselves on track without a structured curriculum. Great value, flexible scheduling, and clear explanations of problems are all huge wins with him. About halfway through the summer, I realized that I needed a structured class and more discipline to keep myself on schedule, so I supplemented my study sessions with John with an independent online class with a live teacher. Key lessons w/John: John is all about understanding the concepts behind a problem before sharing tricks; his method is great for learners like me who need to understand the math conceptually and don't want to just memorize formulas. We did a lot of work on combinatorics and probability, which were my challenge areas. He was a great and affordable supplemental resource for me beyond the class. Results: I went from a 580 on my Manhattan GMAT diagnostic to a 730 score on the actual GMAT after 3 months of light study followed by 2 months of intense study.

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Aji Singh
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael D.
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an intelligent and insightful instructor who helps me understand my weaknesses and is an all around good tutor

Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Han K.
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Kathleen has a way to reach kids. My 8 year old son seems to like her very much.I would recommend her to anyone who wants to find a good Spanish tutor.

John-Michael Laurel
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis T.
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John-Michael is the professional tutor I needed in my life. Math was such a dull subject and he brings it to life with his enthusiasm and curiosity. I genuinely fell in love with math! My Pre-Calculus grade shot up to an A (from my dark past of a D) after working with him for 1.5 months. He's refined my work ethic and respect for this subject and I couldn't ask for anything better. I continue to see him every week and its always a pleasure!

Mathman Tutoring
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin T.
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Excellent sessions with Arbor Tutors. They are a very professional and wonderful company to work with. Gladly giving them a 5 star review!

Michael Hunter
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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Michael has been an invaluable English tutor for our son. He was able to artfully help our son with his college essay, guiding him through the writing process while making sure the essay was in our son's own words. Our son was accepted into his first choice college, partly based on this essay. Even after our son's freshman year of college, Michael continues to be available to tutor him. Michael has delved deeply into understanding our son's writing challenges, identifying specific steps to help him get on the right track. With his insight and gentle manor, Michael has connected well with our son, allowing him to be a very effective tutor. Michael is very responsive and flexible, providing sessions on Skype when our son needs them. Michael has proven to be a top-notch writing tutor for our son.

  • New on Thumbtack
Yukihiro F.
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I hired Scott to help me with writing and composition of my essays for graduate school. I am so happy I met him and that he agreed to work with me. From day one, I realized that my work and ideas were in really good hands. We started working together at the beginning of the school year and he’s been with me every step of the way. My writing has greatly improved, as have both my grades and my personal and original voice, which I never knew I had! I highly recommend Scott. He’s a gem of a tutor and person.

Angela Sun Consulting
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lily S.
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Angela does the best job of explaining concepts for AP/SAT if you are trying to learn something outside of school. We did our tutoring over the computer, but I actually found it more engaging than in person. For example, I was confused about cos (180degrees), because I hadn't learned about it in school yet. Angela's explanation also made 10x more sense than what my math teacher would say. Now I FINALLY understand how to find cos (180degrees)!

Mandarin Tutoring
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Lillian has been tutoring my daughter in Mandarin, both speaking and writing for about six months through weekly 1 hour sessions at our home. Lillian has an upbeat and warm personality and is passionate about teaching. I am impressed at how she mixes up the lesson so that my fidgety 7 year old remains engaged the entire time. She uses a variety of print, audio and video materials. She focuses on proper technique in speaking and writing while always remaining positive and encouraging. We are so lucky to have found Lillian, and my daughter's interest in learning Mandarin has only grown!

Brighter Bay Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Jennifer is an excellent tutor. Not only does she identify students' areas for improvement and hones in on them, she also helps them create skills that are transferrable to their schoolwork. Jennifer truly goes above and beyond! She is also much more affordable than most tutors in the Bay, which creates an incredible value.

Omni Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
About

I have over 15 years experience helping local and international students and business people improve their academic and work performance. I bring a professional, intuitive and practical approach to all my work and I love doing it. Furthermore, my many years working with international people gives me a lot of insight into their academic and professional challenges and the cultural backgrounds.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike W.
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Great tutors for the money.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aryanna C.
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Arbor Tutors is a very well-run company. They hire the best tutors and are able to help you.

Arbor Tutors - CA
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mr Hodge is an excellent tutor. My son stated that he was well it's the price. He came prepared, he was early, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

Matthew D.
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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Matthew worked with both my daughter and son tutoring. He spent several of my daughter's high school years helping with her AP classes in English and History, and assisted her through the beginning of her career at UC Berkeley. He worked on college applications, proof reading, and goal clarification with my son and came out with successful applications on a tight turn around time.

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