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Mathman Tutoring
4.8
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.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nuey M.
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Definitely ask about online tutoring. I first did in-person tutoring and it was very good but then we switched over to online and I'm extremely happy. The flexibility is unbelievable.

Tutring Services
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon P.
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He is an excellent math tutor and communicates well with the student as well with the parent.. He helps them meet their goals and understand concepts that are hard to learn.

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Kiang Education
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim P.
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Amazing!! Jeriah is very professional and REALLY cares about the child's education. He is confident in his work and it shows. He is able to change his way of communication so his student is able to comprehend the lesson. Hands down the best tutor we've ever had!! We are extremely thankful for Jeriah and his incredible work ethic and morals.

Mary Lee Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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Mary lee always went above and beyond to ensure that are son was prepared for up coming tests. I would recommend her for personal one on one tutoring. With a very positive and uplifting personality. Recommend by Gary & Kelly

Abida Mukarram
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christa M.
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Abida is great!!! She engages my daughter & has a great, positive attitude! I wish I would have hired her sooner! My daughter actually enjoys the time they spend working on math together!

Sue's Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Roslyn R.
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    Sue Rhodehouse is an excellent tutor! She has vast experience both in teaching high school English at all levels, and as a newspaper journalist. I worked for her as a reader for essays and exams. She gives thoughtful, creative assignments which are challenging and fair to her students. She has also tutored many high school students one on one. I think any student's high school experience would be greatly enhanced by the competent support provided by Sue's Tutoring!

    Frog Tutoring Sacremento
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Arabella A.
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    Great tutor, very helpful and was willing to work with my schedule. Very nice and really knows how to get information across in a more understandable way

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Nicole W.
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    Pete was very nice and professsional. He was flexible and easy with coordinating a meeting time and place working with our busy schedule. He definitely helped our daughter with her Spanish 2 class and finishing strong in her Spanish final.

    Dave the Math Tutor
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Andrew S.
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      Dave helped supplement my calculus 3 course and he is very knowledgeable in this advanced subject. I have had four tutoring sessions with him so far and will continue to have them with him till the end of the semester. What went well is that he is very clear in his descriptions of the subject matter that we are describing, and as we go over examples he clearly sees mistakes that I make.

      E.M.T. Enterprises
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I am a multi-subject tutor/teacher working primarily with secondary and college level students. I have experience in special needs, and ESL. - Test prep: GED, CAHSEE, SAT, CBEST, CSET, and GRE study skills and strategies - English (reading, writing, grammar, composition, editing, and MLA and APA formats) - Math (foundation skills through algebra) - Social sciences (history, government, economics, intro law and criminology, psychology, sociology, and anthropology) - Humanities and art - Physical and biological sciences Teaching is my avocation; it's what I do. Since each learning situation is unique, I adapt to the student's/family's needs. You or your student will show measurable improvement and demonstrate growth. Currently, I am pursuing an M.ed. at University of the Pacific, and substituting for Stockton Unified, in addition to tutoring.

      Pivotal Curve
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 13 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Dana S.
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      Received math tutoring for my nine year old for three months and he received an A- on his last report card in math.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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      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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      We provide tutoring and mentoring to students of all levels on subjects where they need utmost assistance towards academic excellence.

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      I am an experienced collegiate tutor who wants to help students read and write with more confidence and academic accuracy. I do not write essays for people, I give them the tools to create better essays for themselves. My greatest joy is to see students enjoy and improve in a school subject they struggled with before their tutoring sessions. I have a Bachelor's Degree in English and I love passing on the knowledge of how to communicate on paper. My goal is to help students read and write as my full-time career.

      • 4 years in business
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      I offer private tutoring in a variety of subjects: English (reading, writing, grammar, and phonics), SAT and ACT prep, and German. I am credentialed in both English and German. Although I was raised in the US, my mother is a native German, and my family speaks German at home. Therefore, I have been fluent in German my whole life. I also love knitting and have sold many of my items. If you are interested in learning a new and very satisfying hobby, I can teach you! I enjoy working with students of all ages, from elementary school to college and beyond.

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      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.

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      Tutor Blast carefully handpicks, mentors and trains the best university students and graduates as our tutors. We have slowly grown over several years and perfected our system to give you the best results possible. We strive to help every student be successful.

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      I'm tutoring students from grades 6-12 to the university level. Subjects taught are the following: * Natural sciences -- all types of chemistry and biology at introductory and advanced level * Mathematics -- prealgebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precaclulus Your tutor has the following qualifications: * Years of research and teaching life sciences at the university and has some work in the private sector -- biotechnology * Holds current Florida K-12 teaching certificate in the subjects of biology and chemistry for grades 6-12 (implies that fingerprint/background check was also passed) * Check California Teaching Commission's database -- passed background/fingerprint check * Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is ACT test prep?

      The ACT is a college entrance exam taken by students (typically in their junior year of high school) to determine admission eligibility and merit-based scholarship eligibility. The test may be taken as many times as desired and is not limited to high school juniors. Originally the acronym stood for American College Testing, but now ACT is the stand-alone name. ACT prep is a way for students to strategically prepare for test-taking. ACT prep helps students improve scores, practice taking the test, learn test-taking strategies, and improve material comprehension. Students can get help with ACT prep tutors in one-on-one sessions, via group tutoring lessons, in online self-study programs, or online with a tutor in video calls. The ACT test covers:

      • English
      • Science understanding and reasoning
      • Math
      • Reading
      • Writing essay (optional)

      How do you prepare for the ACT?

      The ACT is a universally accepted college readiness exam. There are multiple ways to prepare for the exam. One-on-one ACT prep tutoring is one of the most effective ways for students to ready themselves for the test. A tutor who specializes in ACT prep will coach the student on the type of material they can expect while also working specifically with topics that are more challenging for that particular student. Group tutoring sessions are a more cost-effective way to reap the benefits of an ACT prep instructor; a suggestion is to gather a group of four friends or classmates to share the cost. Professional tutors often recommend that test prep begin approximately three months prior to the exam. Cramming — unfortunately — doesn’t provide the same score results as consistent study, test-related homework, and practice exams do. Weekly two-hour learning sessions are what many pro tutors suggest for their college exam prep students. For top test-taking performance, tutors usually provide work throughout the week and the weekly session is used to cement knowledge and address weak areas. Math is a hard topic for most students, so plan accordingly.

      What is on the ACT?

      The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

      ACT English:

      • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
      • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
      • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.

       

      ACT Math:

      • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
      • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
      • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.

       

      ACT Reading:

      • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
      • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
      • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.

       

      ACT Science:

      • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
      • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
      • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.

       

      ACT Writing:

      • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

      What are the subjects on the ACT?

      English, mathematics, reading, and science are the four main subjects on the ACT. Writing is an optional subject students can select when they register to take the test. The subjects were determined as a way to test the sum total of knowledge and comprehension that the students have accumulated up until the start of their senior year of high school. ACT prep breaks down each subject of the ACT test so the student understands what type of questions they will encounter and to provide them with strategies for answering questions. Doing well on the ACT is not only about academic smarts. Learning the nuances of taking a standardized test can greatly improve a student’s test scores. On the ACT, each of the four subjects is broken into subsections to test the students’ understanding in that area. The official ACT website provides free online ACT prep tools for each section, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

      How many questions are on the ACT test?

      There are 215 total questions on the ACT test. The ACT covers four academic areas and students have 175 minutes total to complete the test. For students who opt to take the ACT writing test, there will be a written essay (in addition to the standard ACT topics), which students will have 40 minutes to complete. For ACT prep, it’s wise to study the material that will be covered within each academic category and take practice tests to become comfortable with the format.

      The English test has 75 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. The math test has 60 questions with a 60-minute time limit. The reading test has 40 questions and 35 minutes total. The science test has 40 questions that must be completed in 35 minutes. Tutors may recommend taking the test more than once as part of the ACT prep training, with the goal of improving your overall score each time. Official ACT recommendations urge students to answer each question on test day, even if it is a guess, as there is no penalty for guessing.

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