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  • 20 years in business
  • 692 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas G.
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I hired Rebecca to revamp my resume and cover letter. I was very impressed with her work. She stayed in constant communication with me and went above and beyond the call of duty. If you want your documents done right the first time, there is no need to look anywhere else. Rebecca is the real deal!

  • 13 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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Thanks Eric our SAT tutor was great!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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John Linneball helped me with SAT tutoring, especially in the math sections. The sessions took place at my house every week, but if ever there was a problem, communication was made easy through email. He really helped me and we clocked in many hours of math exercises. Not to mention, he gave me suggestions on what I should work on during my alone time.

  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
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Dr. K was not only punctual but also very knowledgeable about the subjects ( calculus and statistic). I was able to pass these classes this summer because of his awesome way to tutor me. I have had tutors in the past but Dr. K is the best among all. I will recommend him to my peers or anyone else.

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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John is an extremely conscientious, thoughtful, and helpful LSAT tutor. I turned to John after months of self-study (and putting off the LSAT again and again because I didn't feel ready). He helped me wrap my head around some of the trickier LR problems and also had a great way to think about LG that made something just click. The amount of work John put in prepping for our tutoring sessions really blew me away. He came to each session prepared, had plenty of materials to suggest, and had a clear plan for each session. Furthermore, he's extremely accessible over email and text. If I had a tough practice section and felt panicked or if I had any questions around strategies or approach, I knew I could email John and he'd answer my questions promptly. John really cares about his students and their successes and I'd highly recommend him as an LSAT tutor!

Nick's ACT Tutoring
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Skye R.
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My experience with this tutor was outstanding, he was very flexible regarding when and where he could tutor. He helped prepare me for what kinds of questions I would see on the ACT, how to think through them, and how to manage my time while taking it. I would recommend him to anyone!

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marie R.
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Arbor Tutors gave us that high level of commitment with sincerity to make sure that I would be ready for the exam. Marvelous company.

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
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My daughter was flunking her English course when we contacted Arbor Tutors.  They set us up with a tutor who is able to help her with structure, I'll whining and grammar. I am very happy with the results. Most excellent.

Yevgeny Kaplun
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dev M.
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Yevgeny tutored my son in Calculus and we are very happy with the results. My son didn't even like the idea of getting tutored; After I convinced him that he needs to get some help, he tried a couple of other tutors; Yevgeny was the first one he was happy with; Yevgeny is a no-nonsense type of person; He is knowledgeable and focused on getting the student to understand the concepts; I would highly recommend him.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan O.
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I was having some difficulties with Organic Chemistry until I started my tutoring sessions with Arbor Tutors. My tutor was immensely helpful. She explained everything well and in a easy to understand way. Now I'm not confused in my classes anymore.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sici H.
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Anish is an excellent GRE tutor. He offered to tutor me one-on-one in order to accommodate for my busy school schedule. He is very good at explaining challenging reading comprehension questions in simple yet clear ways and always stop to make sure I understand everything. Also, he asks what I would like to focus on before each session to make sure he covers all aspects that I want to improve upon. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with GRE.

Angela Sun Consulting
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Angela really helped me improve my SAT score! I worked with Angela for three months before the December SAT. Together, we went from 650 on SAT Reading to 750. It was an amazing improvement and I am so happy for my experience with Angela. She is really knowledgeable about the test and knows tips and tricks to help you read faster and more effectively.

One-to-One Tutoring Service
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kris C.
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We have used One to One tutoring. The tutors were educated and helpful in assisting my son to the next level of knowledge for his classes. We used them for 2 subjects and always pleased with the results.

Math Tutor in Solano County
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Spencer S.
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Pio is very good at catering the lesson to my needs - where I am at in the learning curve, and helping fill in any gaps in my knowledge of mathematics. He also helps create a plan and gives homework to accomplish my goal.

Stephanie Hilborn
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Kusum W.
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    Stephanie excels at making classes relevant and fun while inspiring students to learn faster. She is extremely proficient at teaching Spanish, regardless of age or level of competency. Very quickly she helped me build a foundation in preparation for our upcoming trip to Argentina. She also tutors history and writing, assisting with all kinds of assignments.

    Josh's SAT & ACT Tutoring
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Jodi T.
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    Josh was an awesome SAT tutor for my son, increasing his scores 110 points in just a few weeks of tutoring. Prior to Josh, my son was enrolled in a commercial SAT prep course: 3 hours on Friday evenings and six hours on Saturdays along with 11 other students. My son did not respond well to the group setting. These sessions could not hold his attention, and it became a weekly battle to get him to go. After a few weeks, he quit the course and decided that individual tutoring would be a better option. Josh’s style of personalized attention offered my son the back and forth interaction he needed to maintain interest and motivation. He had a great depth of knowledge (Yale graduate), as well as a warm and personal demeanor. He took the time to understand my son’s individual style of learning and identified the areas with which he needed more assistance. In summary, my son benefitted greatly from Josh’s talents, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing one-on-one and personalized attention.

    Aanchal Ramani
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Sara N.
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    Aanchal was a terrific SAT tutor. She helped me identify problem types I was struggling with, and worked with me to develop strategies to tackle these. She had me feeling comfortable for the SAT on the day, which was great! Aanchal also gave me advice throughout the daunting college admissions process, which was a huge help. Very grateful!

    Ronald Y. Pong, Ph.D.
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Yu Karen A.
    Verified review

    Mr. Ron Pong is an outstanding tutor. He taught me calculus, but he has mentioned that he can do variety of subjects too(both math and science). His enthusiasm in teaching has made me want to know more about calculus. His has a high standing teaching skills because he can do both visual and audio method of teaching. He also prepares you for the AP exams and also in-class tests/quizzes. I am very glad to have him as my tutor. I got an A in my class and a 5 on my AP exam.

    Wesley Engers
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Theresa P.
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    Wesley met with my son who has been struggling in his College Statistics class. My son could not believe his vast knowledge and capabilities with the subject. After and exhaustive search we have found an excellent tutor! Now I plan on having him tutor my daughter in Pre- Calculus as well.

    SpanOne College Counseling
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ricardo C.
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    Being able to work side-by-side with Mr. John Carroll during my stressful college application period has been a huge help. At the beginning of the application period I was scared that I would not get accepted to any of my top choice colleges. I had a 1730 SAT composite score (which is not very promising for the colleges that I was applying to). With some great luck we found John. John helped me with the UC application and the Common Application. John talked with me and tried to gather as much as possible about my life experiences and soon helped me identify the best possible material for my personal statement. After gathering some great topics for my college essay supplements, we put together a great college application essay . He then helped me clean-up and develop my writing until I was telling what I think are really important stories that showed the colleges who I really am and want to be. Three months later I have gotten acceptances from Claremont McKenna College, Pepperdine, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, and many other great universities. These universities all have acceptance rates that are 35% or lower. I received a $23,000 scholarship from the University of San Diego. Without John's help and guidance I would have definitley not been accepted to any of these very prestigious universities. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at (619)-565-4249. Good luck and please know that John made a huge difference in my college admission process. -Ricardo Cabrero, Senior at San Diego Academy

    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.

    When should you start preparing for the SAT?

    It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

    To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

    What is in the SAT test?

    As your child is preparing for the SAT, it’s helpful to know the specifics of the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is made up of three main categories and one optional essay. Students have a total of three hours to take the test, with an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay. In total, there are 154 questions. During SAT prep, it’s helpful to take timed practice exams to understand how you’ll do during the actual test. Here is a brief overview of each of the four categories:

    • Reading: 65 minutes with 52 questions. The Reading test measures command of evidence, words in context, analysis in history and social studies, and analysis in science.
    • Writing and Language: 35 minutes with 44 questions. The Writing and Language test covers the same topics as Reading, as well as expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
    • Math: 80 minutes with 58 questions. The Math test looks at the student’s understanding of algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced math in the context of fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.
    • Essay (optional): 50 minutes with 1 essay. The essay will demonstrate the student’s competency with writing, analysis and reading.
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