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Santa Barbara SAT Tutors

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  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rich F.
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Our daughter has only done one session with Marissa at InSight so far but we are thrilled with how it went. We thought we were hiring an SAT tutor but Marissa is so much more. She is very experienced in the whole college application process as well and is coaching our daughter on how to apply for -- and get accepted to -- her favorite schools.

  • 13 years in business
Robert V.
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I had heard of Arbor Tutors through a friend. I hired them to help my daughter with chemistry and math. She ended up with As. Great tutoring. Great price. Super happy with the service I received. FANTASTIC

STEM Academy
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Yael C.
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STEM Academy offers quick response times for inquiries and follow up questions. The tutor they sent me was polite with a great work ethic, my daughter enjoys her time with her tutor.

First Rate Tutors
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richene H.
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I was so fortunate to find Sabari or Barry as we call him to Tutor my daughter in AP Computer Science-Programming Java in her Junior Year. He helped her with problem solving and algorithm development. She began to feel more confident with the tests and homework assignments and her grade kept improving. He is very Nice, Professional and Accommodating I Highly recommend his Tutoring services!!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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I recently took piano lessons from Virginia's Music and Tutoring and was completely satisfied with the lessons. They were modified for my level of knowledge and everyday was filled with new and fun challenges.

Matt's Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Thomas S.
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    Best tutor ever. We focused on algebra for my little Timmy and it was like night and day. Matt makes it fun and is very patient.

    PhD Tutor
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Taryn M.
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    Damien was very helpful and thorough with his work. Great tutor.

    Arnie Cooper
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Polo L.
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    I met Arnie in the company I'm currently work for. He was my English tutor and we have 1-hour class once a week. Arnie helped me a lot with my English pronunciation and presentation skills. Now I'm much more confident of talking to my colleagues during work and giving presentations in company meetings.

    Slusarz Tutoring Services
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Lesli P.
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    So far so good! We have only had two sessions, but Megan seems great and definitely knows her stuff.

    Udo Gyene
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Chandler F.
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      Udo is an amazing tutor. He tutored me for two very different classes. One was a first quarter physics course, and the other being a discrete mathematics course. He always hit the nail on the head with explanations and examples that really helped me succeed in both classes. He broke down complex physics problems into very simple and memorable steps and took confusing math concepts and made them easy to remember and execute. On top of that he is super friendly, nice, and very compassionate to make sure there's an great understanding of the material at hand. I wouldn't be the major I am today without him.

      JoAnn T.
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      Teresa is a wonderful tutor. Her competence, skill and knowledge are exceptional. She knows how to bring out the best in each of her students and gives them the confidence they need to succeed. You won't be disappointed in choosing her!

      Steven Speakman Tutoring
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Paul S.
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        Super cute, smart and fun. He is just like Khal Drogo only better.

        • 29 years in business
        About

        One on one contact, use of whiteboard to explain concepts. Experience teaching meddle school Robotics at Dunn School, SYZ. Part of Santa Ynez High School Robotics team Tutoring advanced Physics AP Students at SYZ High School. Two years teaching high school physics in the Central Pacific ( Caroline Islands with Liebenzell Mission. Retired from UCSB High Energy Physics mentoring PHD Grad Students.

        About

        Triumph Tutoring has been in the business over 8 years. Through the years, he has gained experience in tutoring and have a great deal of understanding when it comes to working with parents, students and tutors. During grade report periods, the need for flexibility in scheduling is very important. Lee has a degree in Mathematics with specialization in Statistics and applied Mathematics. We look forward to working with you. SUBJECTS: Beginning Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus

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        Tutor Blast carefully handpicks, mentors and trains the best university students and graduates as our tutors. We have slowly grown over several years and perfected our system to give you the best results possible. We strive to help every student be successful.

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        I am offering my services as a seasoned one-on-one SAT tutor. My qualifications: I have a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. For two years during college, I tutored students taking Intermediate Macro and Microeconomics. Before moving to California, I worked as an after school tutor for the Baltimore City School System. I've also been a tutor here in Santa Barbara for two years, making this my fourth year of test-prep tutoring. In my experience with major test prep companies, I have found that SAT tutors generally receive about ten hours of training and teach dogmatically from a set curriculum. This amount of training is inadequate and the curriculum taught is too rigid to allow for the realization of maximum potential in a student. A student needs an instructor that has worked through a multitude of test questions and has independently developed multiple strategies for approaching even the most difficult SAT questions with confidence, comfort, and ease. It is a source of personal pride for me to say that I have worked through the vast majority of test prep material on market and separated the quality training material from the fluffy dross that populates the bookshelves at your local bookstore. I have developed my own style of SAT training that is custom tailored to every student. In just a few hours, my students command a complete understanding of the test itself and many strategies used to improve (and later perfect) overall scores. From there I focus on building skills quickly and effectively through intense "answer and review" sessions that improve scores every single lesson. Every student has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to taking the SAT. Our goal together will be to identify weak points quickly and to fill in those gaps with directed practice. The rates I offer are quite reasonable and I teach from many convenient locations in the Santa Barbara area. If you are interested, contact me via email or phone and I will schedule a time for us to meet. Also, find me on craigslist.

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        I offer tutoring services for SAT and ACT. I am expert in all subject areas. I provide custom training programs at your house.

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        I first started tutoring students when I became a Teacher's Aid at University of California, Santa Cruz. Since then I have held both one-on-one and group tutoring sessions through the university in math, economics and science. I have also taught English as a second language, and have taken extensive coursework in Spanish. I am patient, work well with all different levels of students, and believe that having a good relationship with your teacher is a key to learning well.

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        On3 Tutoring is primarily geared towards athletes and their unique needs, whether that's time constraints or guidance through the recruiting process.

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        I'm a professional tutor, and I'm a few weeks away from receiving my CA teaching credential, so the experience is definitely there!

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        We take extreme pride and value in educated others to achieve goals.

        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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