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San Clemente Test Tutors

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Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Dominic D.
Verified review

I am very impressed with Mike's knowledge of math and with his teaching skills. He explains things clearly and is very patient. My neighbor, Trish, was studying for her CBEST test and was having problems with the math. I referred her to Mike and now she has happily passed her CBEST exam. I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their math skills.

Thinque Prep
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
Verified review

Joyee is an exceptional standardized test tutor. I highly recommend him. I found Joyee after an exhaustive search for help with the PSAT/SAT/ACT for my son. My son's school recommended a large national test-prep company, but after investigating that option, we didn't think it was the right fit. My student already understands these tests and has some experience taking them; he needed a person to get him to the "next level" and not waste time going over basic review/prep. Joyee provides fast-paced and completely personalized instruction. He first diagnoses where a student is along the spectrum of readiness for these tests. He zones in on problem areas and has materials ready to strengthen these areas of weakness. My son has enjoyed working with Joyee and says their sessions have definitely increased his confidence for the upcoming tests. I appreciate so many things about having Joyee work with my son. Joyee is extremely intelligent, energetic, and dedicated; he knows what's he's doing and will provide concise, clear instruction; he has a good website where he exchanges files, keeps the tutoring materials organized, etc.; he doesn't waste time during online sessions (you will get your money's worth). I'd recommend Joyee for help with your student's test prep in any circumstances, but particularly if your child is scoring towards the top end of the scoring range and he/she wants that extra boost. Our family appreciates Joyee's assistance and feels it has been very beneficial to our son.

Ray Matlak, Math Tutor
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
Verified review

Ray tutored me for the CBEST test math portion. He is oatient, thorough and nice. I passed with flying colors! Thanks Ray

  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Reniesha T.
Verified review

It was a simple job. Six grade math. Most tutors either gave us the runaround or just didn't call us back. Eric at elite made sure we were satisfied from the first free trial to the session before my daughters test. Very well done

  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan D.
Verified review

Ryan was excellent in tutoring my son for the ACT. I confidently HIGHLY recommend Ryan for tutoring and test preparation. J Doty

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Nina Haynes math tutoring
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvette H.
Verified review

Last minute when my freshman son needed help for a test and final, Nina made time to meet with him and helped him understand the concepts and prepare. In only 2 sessions he was able to confidently take the tests and even got an A on the final. Thank You Nina!

  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannette D.
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I hired an ACT tutor for my daughter. It was easy to set up and arrange a meeting. One meeting gained my daughter 2 points on her next test. She was happy and so was I.

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Ahmed Shalaby
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hugo C.
Verified review

Ahmed Shalaby is an amazing tutor for Jah my 9 year old son. He has instilled confidence in him and it has shown in his most recent test scores. The different techniques he uses are great and my son picks up on the strategies. We are currently doing twice a week on Monday and Wednesday and it has been a great investment. Jah thinks Ahmed is cool and he wants to keep showing him that he is getting smarter and doesn’t want to let him down. Thanks for all you for our family Ahmed. It’s appreciated

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvette W.
Verified review

Math tutoring for my son to prep for the SAT. Went great Mr. Reid helped my son feel more confident in math.

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Learning with Jenny
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shirleycmorris@gmail.com M.
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Miss Jenny is an exceptional teacher! We are very grateful to have found Miss Jenny to tutor our children; age 9 and 11 year old. Both of them have received tutoring from Miss Jenny since 3 years ago and their grades / test scores have improved tremendously right from the beginning. Miss Jenny always display enthusiasm for the subjects she teaches. She knows how to modify the teaching strategies according to the students' levels of comprehension. She is always so encouraging and motivating! Our children love her very much and they enjoy each of their tutoring sessions with Miss Jenny. We highly recommend Miss Jenny as a tutor / teacher to any children from Elementary to High School. Mike & Shirley Morris (Parents of Sebastian & Mia)

Elite Home Tutoring
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Diana G.
Verified review

I was signed up to take a Kaplan course for GMAT prep and was talking to a co-worker about it when they told me their story. They took one of the same Kaplan courses I was signed up to take and didn't get their desired GMAT score. In their second attempt, they signed up for private tutoring with John Easter, one of Elite Home Tutoring tutors, and their GMAT score improved by over 100 points. After hearing this story, I called to cancel my Kaplan class & signed up with Elite Home Tutoring, with a special request to work with John. During my studies, I decided that I wanted to take the GRE instead of the GMAT. I explained this to my tutor John and to Eric at Elite Home Tutoring and the change was so simple. John is not only skilled in GMAT prep but GRE prep as well. So the only thing that would need to change were the materials. If you're looking for the best resources for test prep I highly recommend Elite Home Tutoring. I have no complaints!

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina P.
Verified review

Choosing Arbor to help with my daughter's SAT prep was one of the best decisions I've made!

Brandon's Tutoring Service
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle F.
Verified review

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!

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Gabriel M.
Verified review

Thanks to Arbor Tutors team, for playing a major part in my success to achieve my goal. This would not be possible without them. Their guidance made me achieve my goal a lot easier. I had a great experience studying and preparing myself for the test.

DA Blake Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tanya B.
Verified review

Also like to mention that Mr. Blake is so easy to work with son and trust worthy. My son felt comfortable around him around was able to grasp his learning skills quickly especially preparing for asvab because he wanted score high on his test . Mr. Blake was able to help my son achieve the score.

  • 3 years in business
Josh H.
Verified review

I liked that tutors with Pineapple Tutors Test Prep created a tailored curriculum for my student. By slowly working at my his areas of growth, they helped him build on his confidence. That was an immense win for him and contributed to his success on the SAT and ACT. Would highly recommend!

Gene Murray Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori Ann D.
Verified review

I hired Gene last summer to help my son get a better grasp on math prior to going back to school. I was not disappointed at all. I had Gene come over twice a week for about 6 weeks or so. By the end my son was ready for 6th grade! The tutoring really helped my son's attitude and confidence going back to school. I asked my son recently if he would like Gene to prep him in July/Aug for 7th grade math and english. He actually said Yes! Gene must be something special if a kid is willing to give up a few of hours each week of his summer vacation for tutoring. Gene is real personable with kids and they definitely like learning from Him.

Howard Test Prep
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda G.
Verified review

Daniel Howard is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and reliable. He has identified my daughter's weaknesses, and he is working with her/ teaching her how to be successful on her ACT. We are very happy with Daniel and have no doubt Rachel will improve her score with the help we are receiving from Howard Test Prep!

Sara Vukojevic the Tutor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marie H.
Verified review

Sara did an amazing job helping me prep for my SAT! Before receiving her help my scores weren't very satisfactory, but after I was able to achieve my goal. I would definitely recommend Sara to anyone who is looking for a tutor. Not only does she produce good results but she also has a great attitude that helps contribute to a positive study environment.

ACT Prep Classes

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    Online preparation is the best option to get high scores in ACT and SAT exams. You need more practice, which is the best way to get a high score. You can do practice reading and writing to get high scores. Online preparation classes can be according to your convenience. For more details, contact us.

    Perfection Prep

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      About

      I have been specializing in SAT and ACT prep since 2005. Other subjects include math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. I also have extensive experience with English language learners and students with learning differences. I separate myself from the crowd by having a deep knowledge of the SATs and ACTs and my ability to form great working relationships with a variety of students.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

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