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  • 20 years in business
  • 684 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
  • 311 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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Thanks Eric our SAT tutor was great!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 157 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.

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 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!

Mathman Tutoring
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Becky S.
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My daughter worked with Mathman Tutoring when she was in high school. She found his tutoring to be very helpful in understanding concepts that she hadn't quite gotten in class. It was very convenient to have him come to our house. I would recommend his services to my friends.

Mandarin Tutoring
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joel S.
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I have been taking lessons from Lillian for a few weeks now. I absolutely love her teaching style. Each 1-hour class is intense and afterwards I feel like I have gotten to the next level. But more importantly it spurs me on to want to learn more. She is patient and kind, but quick to see where you are making a mistake and drilling you on that area so you rapidly start doing it right and forget your wayward ways. For anyone who is interested in learning Mandarin I highly recommend Lillian as a tutor!

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

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tim was a great teacher for me! He was easy to talk to,understood my questions, and helped me improve my weak points. After working with him for a few months, I was able to understand a lot of the material provided in the SAT test and improve a lot on my practice test. Overall, Tim is a great teacher for learning how to improve your English , especially to prepare for SAT test.

Ace Math
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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My daughter did not do well with her previous Sat Math I am really glad to have found Sowmya to tutor her this time My daughter felt more confident and felt that she did better on her recent Sat Math, Thank you bunch for helping her Five Golden Stars

  • 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 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 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.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 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.

Arbor Tutors - CA
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Arbor Tutors to all of my friends and family. I wish we would've started with them in the beginning. Very good service with excellent tutors.

Warwick Strategies
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dan L.
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I have been studying for the GMAT for 3 years, have had 3 private tutors and have taken 2 courses. The GMAT consumed me, until I hired Bryce. After 3 weeks of tutoring my score jumped 60 points because Bryce taught me how to think about the GMAT in a way that Kaplan, Stratus or other courses simply do not teach. Customized, personalized learning. I knew the equations cold, but was missing the critical reasoning and strategic mindset necessary to take the test. Bryce re-focused me and re-framed how to think about the GMAT. Quite simply, if you live in the Bay area and need to drastically improve your score in a constrained amount of time and within a certain budget, you need to choose Warwick Strategies.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin T.
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Excellent sessions with Arbor Tutors. They are a very professional and wonderful company to work with. Gladly giving them a 5 star review!

  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Flora C.
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Very Committed and helpful teacher. Mrs.Brown is very knowledgeable. We had different subjects to talk about in each meeting. She helped me not just the grammar, accent reduction and also the American culture etc... I enjoyed her English tutoring.

Tiiu C.
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Dylan has been a great tutor and has gone the extra mile to develop new innovative techniques/language to help our son blossom. Specifically he has helped overcome challenges with math, word problems, handwriting and multi-step problems. Dylan also communicates regularly with our son's school teacher which is invaluable. Finally as a family with two working parents who travel a great deal he is totally reliable, a great communicator and flexible.

Private Math Tutoring
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna G.
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My 8th grade daughter had been struggling with algebra. Since working with Karen, her grade has gone from a C to a B, and she continues to improve.

Ryan Jang
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dina G.
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Working with Ryan has been, and continues to be, an excellent experience. Not only is he knowledgeable in everything he teaches, but he’s also flexible with scheduling and valuable mentor in multiple subject matters. Great tutor overall!

Trafton Tutoring

New To Thumbtack

  • 4 years in business
About

I offer techniques and an understanding of subjects that other tutors do not. I wish to attain graduate degrees in Education and pursue a career in the field, so I have spent a great deal of time devoted to understanding learning styles and crafting specialized curriculum. I do not espouse problem memorization but rather conceptual understanding.

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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