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Hawk Educational Solutions
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
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Juliet is a wonderful tutor. I'm so glad I found her. She's tutoring for ACT and SAT, but I would definitely use her for other school subjects if needed.

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Nina Haynes math tutoring
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
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My daughter is a 9th grader at Point Loma High School. She transferred from a private Catholic school and has never seen the Integrated Math that they now offer in the public schools system. She has always battled math anxiety and I was very worried with the new math being offered. I was referred to Nina from a mutual friend right before school started and my daughter instantly bonded with her. She felt so at ease with Nina and she explained things in a way that she could easily understand. Nina even went so far as to attain a copy of her math book and reached out to her teacher. I am so very happy to say my daughter received an A her first semester and is maintaining an A in her second semester. I have recommended Nina to other students who are having a positive result as well. If you are looking for a math tutor - Nina is the best!

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Learning with Jenny
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean B.
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Jenny was a fantastic ACT tutor for my son! I could not have picked a better tutor. Jenny worked with him this summer and was able to quickly ascertain his areas of strength and areas for needed development for the ACT. She also quickly assessed his learning style and put together an efficient customized learning/tutoring plan and tutoring schedule for the summer that helped him make huge strides in both his strongest and weakest sections of the ACT, improving his already high comprehensive test results by 5 points thus far with another week of tutoring yet to go! In particular she did an amazing job tutoring him on the English portion, helping him go from a 26 to a 35 in that section! He has really enjoyed working with her and looked forward to their tutoring sessions. I will be signing my younger son up for ACT tutoring with Jenny next summer for sure!

  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Diana G.
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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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
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Give Arbor Tutors a call and you will be extremely happy. Highly recommended.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Marylin S.
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Last year, we hired Kerry as a Math tutor for my step son who was in 6th grade and we were very happy with her services and his improvements. Kerry is a great tutor; she is experienced and patient and I highly recommend her.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Maryn B.
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Marcia, is good tutor she will help you in any way. She had wonderful personality and she is always on time. She loves and cares her students. I really love her because she teaches like you were in classroom. Easy to understand. Awesome tutor never been late.

Jessica Priest
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon N.
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Jessica really helped my understand his SATs. He is more motivated and benefited from her tutoring

Tutoring Center SD
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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Edoardo is a wonderfully helpful and accommodating instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn or improve their Italian.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie S.
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Joshua is an amazing tutor who always manages to explain everything in an easily cromprehendable way. I would highly recommend his services. Not only is he a great tutor but he makes learning a lot less boring.

Kyle Sereda
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
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Kyle tutored my high school daughter in Latin. He made it enjoyable for her and manageable. He takes an interest in the student as a person and tailors his lesson plans accordingly. I highly recommend him.

Sandra Jaffe
from 2 reviews
    Gabriela C.
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    Sandra Jaffe a a very professional tutor. She helped me to improve my understanding with the Series 7 material and my english grammar as well.

    Sara Vukojevic the Tutor
    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.

    MathDBase Tutorials
    from 1 review
    • 30 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    The MathDBase project, currently being developed, is designed to make available every type of resource that a student taking a math course would need. That includes: tutoring, downloadable worksheets and workbooks, problem and concept videos, computer, tablet or smartphone look-ups of information, math solutions, graphing techniques and much more.

    Jazmine Lahbabi
    from 1 review
      Katianna D.
      Verified review

      Jazmine has been my tutor for 3 years now in the subject of math. She has been excellent when it came to providing the help I needed. She is very enthusiastic about what she does.

      Idea Tutors
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Justin M.
      Verified review

      The people at Idea Tutors were great. They got me in touch with a tutor relatively fast. Other places around town gave me a 4 to 5 day waiting period which is pretty inconvenient while I juggle school and work. The tutor I met with was Tyler. He was friendly, knowledgable, and made sure I understood the material before moving on. We were working on calculus which was never my strongest subject but Tyler made all the difference. Overall I'm really satisfied and will definitely be using Idea Tutors again.

      Josh Helm
      from 1 review
        Sarah S.
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        I used Josh to for tutoring services for my child who is in 7th grade. After only a few sessions with Josh, she was more excited to learn and her grades increased in every subject. He has a fantastic personality and your child will learn to have fun while learning.


        I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.


        We offer the most effective tutoring around. Our subjects offered are: * Elementary Math * Algebra 1 * Algebra 2 * Geometry * Trigonometry * Chemistry * Spanish 1 * Spanish 2 * Spanish 3 Our services also include reading and writing for elementary and middle school essay writing level 1, 2 and 3. We do SAT and ACT MATH and English reviews as well. We have 7 years of experience with North County Districts. Platinum reputation guaranteed. First half hour is free. The testimonials speak for themselves: Vanessa, 10th grade: "Cynthia's been my tutor for 4 years. Before her, I averaged a C- in Math and constantly struggled to understand my teacher. Once she started tutoring me, things completely changed! Within a few months, my grades were up to an A-/B+ average! And her notes are fantastic! So neat and the colors help me remember all the formulas! She's fantastic!!" Michelle, 6th grader parent: "My daughter was struggling in multiple subjects and with sports she didn't have a lot of time to be wasting. I needed a tutor that could come over and tutor Math, English, and Spanish at one time. Cynthia was just perfect for that! She's great with all of the subjects and she got my daughter right on track very quickly and when STAR testing came around she even prepared her for that too. I can't stress how much her notes help! They are so great the night before an exam for last minute reviewing! I would definitely recommend her to anyone!!"


        I am a certified and licensed California English teacher with more than 6 years of classroom experience in a rigorous college-prep high school. I have more than 10 years of private tutor experience for both ESL and native English speakers. I was 2012 ECHS Teacher of the Year and am the 2015 Crystal Apple recipient. I have more than 30 hours of certificated AP English language training for test prep.


        Education is our business, satisfaction is what we're all about! We are A+ rated with BBB, proving we're very high quality since there are very few BBB-accredited tutors in San Diego County! We strive to make a genuine & long-lasting difference in the lives of our clients & their families. This happens since we focus on students' needs first, which includes recruitment of the BEST tutors & academic coaches, and we add flexibility to ensure our students are never left without a tutor when they need it.

        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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        San Diego, CA

        • Student grade level
          Other (Haven't been to school in tears just want to freshen up)
        • English Type
          Reading Comprehension
        • Math Type
          I'm not sure
        • Science Type
        • Foreign Language Type
        • Foreign Language Fluency
        • Reason for tutoring
          Learn new topics and techniques
        • Session frequency
          Once a week
        • Day preference(s)
        • Time preference(s)
          Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
        • Details
          Had a hard time in school and want to expand vocabulary! Maybe history
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