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Expert Tutoring
from 48 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Trish S.
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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.

Thinque Prep
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
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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.

Top Pro
Tutoring Services
from 32 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martha D.
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Dea Gad been tutoring my son in Math for a few months now. He had improved his grade and has made good progress. She’s very punctual and responsible. She’s knowledgeable in the subject matter and will accommodate changing her schedule when he has tests. I would highly recommend her. FYI my son is a junior in high school and that’s the math she’s helping him with.

Ray Matlak, Math Tutor
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Penelope F.
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Physics lessons with Tran was very well done. I'm doing much better in my college class now, I'm going to call elite if I need more help. Thanks Tran

  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Nattapon C.
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She is a great amazing teacher . I enjoy her writing lessons a lot. Never regret to take lessons with her. She taught me different writing styles and loads of grammar. The lessons are fun too. Thank you May Chaisakulchai

Your Write Words
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Linda N.
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Jonathan is approachable and patience. My daughter is 11 years old and is currently preparing to take the ISEE (Independent Schools Entrance Exam) in December 2016. This is her first experience with getting one-on-one tutorial help for the language art portion of the test. After just a few tutoring session, she has so much more confidence in approaching the essay portion of the test. Jonathan's methodology teaches her how to systematically approach each essay prompt as well as how to capture the reader's attention quickly. As for the reading comprehension portion of the test, he is helping her to find a pattern of where the test questions would likely be derived from the reading passages. Currently, her reading test practice score improves tremendously. She is able to read the passages and potentially predict the potential areas of importance. In addition, Jonathan also reviews the strategies of how to take standardized test. My daughter looks forward to every tutorial lesson because she knows that she can improve her ISEE test score.

ChemBrain Tutoring
from 20 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Monique W.
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He is a very patient talent tutor. I am taking a college math class. I have been out of high school for 11 years. I felt lost and hopeless. Our session together give me hope of not only passing but excelling.

Skills for Success Learning
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Susan V.
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Three years ago, my granddaughter's special education testing report stated that she was significantly behind her peers in most academic areas. We met Carleen with Skills for Success Learning through our homeschooling charter school. Carleen has provided Cogmed Working Memory Training and literacy tutoring. Last month, I received the latest special education testing report from the charter granddaughter's academic skills showed amazing growth. She is now at or near grade grade level with most of her academic skills. The charter school's Educational Specialist was very surprised and impressed with my granddaughter's progress! I can’t say enough about how wonderful Carleen is. She not only is helping Devin with her academic skills but also has helped her with her social skills.

Polina P.
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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!

Top Tier Tutoring Inc.
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jacob R.
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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.

Kevin Turner
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julian A.
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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.

Study Pals Tutoring
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
P. D.
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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!

Mrs. Patt's Tutoring
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shweta K.
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My son now in 5th grade has been taking language arts reading and comprehension lessons from Mrs Patt. I have seen huge improvement in his reading and writing skills and his grades have improved. He enjoys going for her classes which is a big thing. She is really friendly and understands each kids learning needs and works with them. I highly recommend Mrs Patt.

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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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.

from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jiaqi W.
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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.

from 5 reviews
    Laurie P.
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    Mr. Klaif was the Director of an after school program that my son attended throughout elementary and middle school (he will be entering college in the fall). Mr. Klaif engaged the kids in activities that were mentally and physically challenging. His interaction with kids is awesome! My son thrived under Mr. Klaif's care. I would highly recommend his services!!

    Purvi Shah
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Scott C.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 12 years in business
    Rachel G.
    Verified review

    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!!!

    Mia's Spanish Class
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Louise C.
    Verified review

    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.

    Mary Wilkinson
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    TEDI N.
    Verified review

    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.

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    Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

    How much do math tutors cost?

    Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

    How much does home tutoring cost?

    Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

    • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
    • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
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    • National average cost for an SAT home tutor: $70 per hour.
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