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from 17 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Nike A.
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Sushanta tutored my kids, and they loved his teaching. My college freshman was very excited that all the grey areas in calculus were made clear in an hour, and she did very well in her test. My high school sophomore was able to fully understand the chemistry concepts for her chemistry honors class. Great job!

Mathman Tutoring
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sue M.
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I was studying for my foundation level math credential. I met with Nick a couple times with areas I was struggling with. He made things easy and understandable -- and I passed the test and got my credential.

Brandon's Tutoring Service
from 12 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle F.
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Brandon has been an excellent math tutor. His strives to help the student in every way he can, whether it be study tips, test taking tips or simply just helping the student understand the material more. Brandon has done all of this and even more! Not only do I feel more confident in previous math lessons but also future ones since my basic foundations have been solidified. Thank you Brandon for your helpful tutoring!

BuckStars Tutoring
from 13 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Emma M.
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I had Georgianne Buck as a Tutor for two months. She had been a positive, capable and patient teacher. She is been helpful to improve my english; with her I have improved on my english skills, before the IELTS test. Georgianne is an educated and cultured woman. During the period with her, I have been able to learn quite a lot, in addition to the language. She is a good person and now she is also a friend.

  • 30 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Keith O.
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Archie has gone above and beyond to help us. My girlfriend and I are both students who have returned to school midlife for a degree in biology. He has been with us twice a week for months to help us test out into a higher level of Algebra to move our classes along. He is kind, patient, and reliable, and can be quite entertaining once you get to know him. He is well worth what we are paying him and I would venture to say deserves more. He knows his stuff, he is patient, and will take the time to help you get what you need out of his tutoring. We have a him a few times this week, as we are taking our college placement tests on Monday. We are busy full-time students, parents, and he is very accommodating at least as much as he can be. I highly suggest Archie. But be warned, he expects you to keep your appointments and not flake, at teh price he is chargig you shoudl be happy to get his experience, so respect his time. He is in this for the love of helping others, not to make a fortune and his passion comes through. Best of luck and I hope this helps.

Best Tutors Ever, LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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Rebecca is an excellent tutor. She connects well and easily with the students. She is great at quickly discovering what the student is having trouble with and explaining the concept in a way the student will understand. At first my son didn't want a tutor but after one session with Rebecca he changed his mind. He now asks to work with her before each quiz or test. We saw immediate results working with Rebecca, D's turned into A's.

Mary Lee Tutoring
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

Tutor Doctor - Solano
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren L.
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A+ on my statistics test thanks to Felix

Intrepid Tutoring
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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So far Mark has met twice with my daughter for SAT prep. We are very pleased with his approach for identifying exactly what she needs. We are looking forward to her future tutoring sessions.

College Choice Today
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
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Very helpful and prompt. I recommend College Choice Today for any test prep and also they provide additional college prep services that I am planning on using.

Sss P.
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DD Levine is the best math tutor ever! Each Saturday she gets on Skype with my 8th grade son, helping him to make sense of the advanced math he faces at his prep school. As a self-described "humanities kid," math is not my kid's strong suit. It's not mine, either. So I was thrilled to find DD. She is patient around various different learning styles, she is intuitive and knows exactly where in a problem my son is having a hard time understanding, and she enthusiastically finds work to challenge my son. I cannot rave enough about her! My son has seen his math scores go up, but perhaps more importantly, he has a new confidence around math that even his math instructor has commented on, several times. Plus, he doesn't have the anxiety-based "math freak outs" that he used to. This alone, has made DD's tutoring so valuable. We've had such a positive experience with DD that my 6th grade son is now working with her. Thank you so much, DD!!!

Wanting Chinese Lessons

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    Welcome to Wanting's class. Contact me if you need any help in Chinese or TOEFL/IELTS test preparation, GRE/SAT tests. Who am I? I am a native Chinese speaker. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a master's degree in teaching. I have been teaching and tutoring since 2012 in China. I taught ESL and test preparation courses in small groups as well as one-on-one setting. I have experience in teaching students of different age groups and cultural backgrounds. I have been working with Hispanic, Korean, and Chinese students and parents. What I offer? I believe each one of you come here in search for a tutor with a specific goal. It can either be a general goal like improve my foreign language conversational skill, or as specific as improving TOELF scores. Before every single class or tutoring plan, I will ask about your goals. As we move toward the end of the class, we will be amazed at how much we have achieved during this tutoring session. Currently, I can offer tutoring in TOELF/IELTS tests, GRE quantitative/SAT maths, and Chinese (Mandarin) classes. How do you learn? Every individual has his or her learning style. I will try by very best to find the best way to help you. I will include multimedia, Internet, as well as PowerPoint to assist you in achieving your goals. The best education is based on communication and trust. Let me know any question you may have! I am right here helping you. Love, Wanting

    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.

    How do I prepare for the GMAT?

    If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 per hour.

    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.

    How long does it take to prepare for the GMAT?

    Pros recommend planning to spend two to six months for GMAT prep. The test itself is only 3.5 hours long, but your score will have a major effect on what schools grant you admission. If you’d like to be considered for one of the top-tier schools, it’s recommended to score at least a 700. Your goals for your MBA can help drive your GMAT prep. GMAT tutors will guide your study plan and help analyze your strengths and weaknesses. GMAT tutors also offer professional guidance and insights on strategic GMAT test-taking. Avail yourself of free GMAT prep software that provides sample test questions for you to practice. The creators of the GMAT recommend creating a structured study plan detailing when you will study each day and what topics you will study during each session. Take into account what style of learning works best for you (solo study, one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, study groups, prep courses) and proceed accordingly. The test is made up of these four categories, each with an allotted time:

    • Analytical writing assessment: 1 topic, 30 minutes.
    • Integrated reasoning: 12 questions, 30 minutes.
    • Quantitative: 37 questions, 75 minutes.
    • Verbal: 41 questions: 75 minutes.

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    Need a Math Tutor

    Sacramento, CA

    • Student grade level
    • Math type
      Arithmetic / General, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry
    • Student's goals
      Improve grades at school, Standardized test prep (e.g., ACT, SAT) (Pass the State Test in math.)
    • Session frequency
      More than once a week
    • Day preference
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    • Time preference(s)
      Other (From 3:00 to 5:00)
    • Textbook
      Textbook name (Envision Math )
    • Details
      Nothing else that the tutor should know.

    Need Math Tutor

    Sacramento, CA

    • Student grade level
    • Math type
      Pre-Algebra, Algebra
    • Student's goals
      Other (Preparing for Air Force AZVAB)
    • Session frequency
      More than once a week
    • Day preference
      Thursday, Saturday
    • Time preference(s)
      Late afternoon (3-6pm)
    • Textbook
      I'm not sure
    • Details
      I'm preparing for the Air Force. I find myself not to strong with the math portion & I don't have enough money to go to college. This seems to be better then being in a class room because of the attention I'll need to get things down in my head.
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