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Hawk Educational Solutions
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Tim H.
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Our 12th grade twin daughters are currently applying to colleges. Since Juliet was a high school principal last year, she understands the pressure of the college application process. She's been instrumental in teaching them the skills to write outstanding personal statements, apply for financial aid, and research the right universities. She also tutors them for AP Lit! We highly recommend her as a consultant and teacher!

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Tutor
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex F.
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I highly recommend Lynne as an English tutor. With her help I've significantly improved my communication and writing skills.

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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
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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
John T.
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Excellent!!!! I would highly recommend Fabian for tutoring or translation work.

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Learning with Jenny
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 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)

  • 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
Adam F.
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Best ACT and SAT tutors around. PERIOD.

  • 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.

Ziggy's Tutoring
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna P.
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Baeleigh (our daughter to whom James is tutoring) says, "I love that instead of James just telling me how to do something, he uses visuals and is very interactive in explaining something to me. There is nothing that he can do better, I am happy that he is my tutor." As parents, we like that he is so good at finding how Baeleigh learns best so that he can teach her in a way she understands. He is patient and has been good at keeping in touch with her teachers and also with us.

Education 101
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Greg H.
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My 12 year old son was hesitant about using a tutor. Lauri was so accepting and interested in talking with him. After our first meeting, he told me, "She is cool!" After working with him for 3 months this Spring and Summer, he is confident and ready to start the new school year. If he starts to falter, she will be our first call!

Joseph's Bodacious Tutoring
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scot N.
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Joseph Descans helped me with the editing of several documents. His knowledge and editing skills were outstanding, and his patience with the process was the best part. It can be tremendously frustrating when you have "writer's block" and the words just don't come out right, but a patient tutor is such a great asset to have in your back pocket!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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Kim was great . She explained everything to me and gave simple directions that I can understand and she was very patient when it came to her payment . I had a hard time trying to do the pay pal or anything that involves the computer or my phone even . She was great to work with . ! She also sent me 2 resumes that I can choose from and they turned out great ! And it was done in the time frame that I needed .

MathWizJohn
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Rebecca R.
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Rebecca R. – San Diego State University (Business and Marketing) “I met MathWizJohn when I was lost in my Accounting class. I felt like there was no way I was going to be able to learn so much material and turn my grade around when I was already so behind. The class was moving quickly, and the problems seemed to be from another planet or book I hadn’t read!! The tutors here were able to slow things down to my pace, show me the material in a way I understood it, and were always encouraging. I was able to salvage a B in the class (clutch), and since then I have received help in Acct 202 and Fin 323. MWJ’s has helped me stay on top of my tough classes, and my grades have improved a lot!”

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Toni M.
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Great service. Responsiveness and accommodations are among top traits of his quality of work. I look forward to having him on another project.

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Hello! My name is Denise Litt. I am a high school biology, physics, and earth science teacher looking to supplement my income with tutoring. I teach at Serra High School in San Diego. Feel free to look me up on the Serra High School website. I have been teaching for six years. I have taught physics at Torrey Pines High School and La Costa High School to college-bound juniors and seniors, and now, I am teaching physics and biology to freshmen and sophomores. I am available to tutor in the afternoon or evenings and some weekends. The fee is comparable to the tutor placement companies you will find on local services sites, but I am more flexible, and you will communicate directly with me. I can provide references, or you can call my current employer. Please email to discuss how I can help your children be successful in school! Thanks.

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I've been playing the piano for 30 years. I'm also good at math and science. I used to be a teacher and tutor in Japan. I'm Japanese, so I can teach piano, math, science and Japanese. I'm an EMT, so I can be your first responder just in case.

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No, my work does not interfere from others.

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If you want a tutor who works hard to create a positive rapport to teach reading, phonemic awareness, comprehension, decoding, writing (expository and narrative) and math I am your tutor! I come to you, or you come to me. We can also select a library setting. M tutoring is FUN and hands on. My philosophy is positive reinforcement. We work hard, but in a positive interactive manner that does not scream "BORING".

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I want to help kids get through school ever since I needed tutoring when I was little. I decided that when I get older, I would become a tutor myself. I tutor grades K-8.

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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.

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I provide Spanish tutoring for all ages/ short or long-term. I am a former bilingual elementary classroom teacher.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good math tutor?

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 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 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.

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