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  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Grace C.
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Carl has truly been a blessing. My son is always looking forward to his tutoring day with Mr. Carl. I have seen a huge improvement with not only his reading but also with his speech. He gives him books that he will enjoy ,but also challenge him. Thank you so much Mr. Carl.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol L.
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We highly recommend Lois For tutoring. She is well known in Honolulu and has years of experience. She tutored our granddaughter when she needed to take the entrance exams into private schools. Lois has great knowledge of children and skill in getting them to do their work. Her lessons were challenging and fun. Our grandaughter could hardly wait to return to her next session. We wish Lois was here to tutor our grandaughter in her college SATS. Carol Lehman

  • 11 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald G.
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Danny helped me out with Algebra 2 and helped me understand the class and helped me with my projects. As a result I did better and I enjoyed his tutoring methods. He is very patient and helps you better understand all the material you need to learn. I highly recommend him

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Dougley S.
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I actually hired Daniel for poker tutoring. I had never played cards, knew nothing about Hold'em and had three days to learn and then play for a business opportunity. Daniel asked me what I knew, and then we went from there. He absolutely knows what he's doing. He knows his stats, he knows the game and he knew I was starting from 0. Turns out I lost my buy-in (just my origonal buy-in), but told the table at the end of the night that it was my first poker game. Got a lot of compliments after that, not kidding, all due to Daniel. It couldn't have went better.

  • 13 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Denise L.
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Excellent service, fast response and definitely will come back again. Tutor they referred to me was awesome and always communicated with me . My daughter was ready to take her SAT, after her tutoring sessions . Gave her the confidence she needed. Thanks again.

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Jeffrey Michael Test Prep
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie P.
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I am so thankful we found Jeff!!! We had worked previously with a different SAT tutor who clearly didn't know what he was doing. Although Jeff was priced higher than some of the other tutors on Thumbtack, I wanted to see if spending a little more would make a difference. It did - we just got the scores back, and my son raised his score by 400 points! I cannot recommend working with Jeff enough. My son loved having him come to the house. We will miss Jeff, but I hope others can have the type of experience we did. You won't regret it!

  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara T.
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I needed math tutoring for my son and hired Addy and Lilit for my son. I was very satisfied with his improvement and even more importantly, he was excited to finally get it.

  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah W.
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I have worked long and hard with Kenneth, my tutor from elite home tutoring. I originally thought working with a tutor while in college was foolish. I'm surrounded by people who I thought would be eager to help. Kenneth is a teacher who helps people like me in his free time. The difference is that Kenneth is more interested in my success than my classmates who are more interesryed in partying. Advanced calculus is difficult so I would say kens help is worth it.

StudyPage
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Carla C.
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The SAT tutoring was very helpful and the scheduling was flexible and convenient. My daughter felt very prepared!!

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Agape Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Jean M.
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Mr. Reid is a great tutor. He helped me get a better understanding on how to solve quadratic equations, completing the square and on exponential functions. I have scheduled to meet with him once a month for more tutoring.

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Tutoring Services
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Jj M.
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I'm seventeen years old and took the new 2016 SAT test for the first time. My score was significantly lower than my GPA would indicate. I had several offers from tutors to assist in improving my SAT score. After reading the reviews and talking with several people, I choose to work with Sarah. I have had multiple sessions with her this summer. I highly recommend Sarah to be your tutor. She has a very pleasant personality and always makes sure you understand the current concept before moving on to another. She is very understanding of your schedule and will do whatever she can to work with you. I am ending my sessions only because to my pleasant surprise I have been offered an athletic scholarship after my senior year that will accept my current gpa and current SAT as completely satisfactory.

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Star J.
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Cindy Chanin understands the testing and admission process like no other. She has an extensive professional background and helped us navigate the high school admission process for our daughter, like a Ninja! Cindy invested her time and energy into our daughter and took it upon herself to get to know her. She was able to decipher what kind of learner she was and which of her tutors would be a good fit for her. For the weeks that we worked with Rainbow EDU, Cindy called everyday. She wanted feedback about the tutoring sessions and wanted our daughter to feel confident and empowered. Cindy is a student advocate and coach. Much, much more than a tutor. This is a full service operation...the real deal. Cindy Chanin...Rainbow EDU...I just lucked out...hope you do too!

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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All tutoring lessons my twins had with Romy and Abigail were really good. Both have done well on their exams since they began tutoring.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina P.
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Choosing Arbor to help with my daughter's SAT prep was one of the best decisions I've made!

Arbor Tutors - Malibu Area
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James S.
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Fantastic service. All the way from the manager to the two tutors we used.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Annie J.
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I used Arbor Tutors for my SAT test prep and I definitely plan to use them again when I take my GRE in a couple of years.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Joan L.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel E.
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We did in home tutoring with Arbor Tutors and were extremely happy. I would not hesitate using Arbor Tutors again.

LA Math Tutoring
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dagmar D.
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My SAT math score went from a 630 to a 790 after studying with them for a few months! I'm hoping to get a perfect 800 with a little more studying.

Todd Frost
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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If you want the best of the best, Todd Frost is the tutor to hire. My sixteen year old son has been struggling with math since middle school. I have literally spent thousand of dollars on tutoring programs that didn't work. I wish I would have found Todd back then, but better late than never. Thanks to Todd, my son is now on track and feels more confident in his current Geometry class.

Lisa-Beth Harris Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    Mia R.
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    I found Ms. Harris after a long search for a tutor for graduate school. She was perfect from the start - very professional, on time, had a lot of experience and great references. I am recommending her to everyone I know!

    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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    Need a SAT Tutor

    Sherman Oaks, CA

    • Test type
      SAT1
    • Test sections
      Writing, Math
    • Details
      Act prep needed
    • $60
      Average price

    Need a SAT Tutor

    Santa Monica, CA

    • Student grade level
      9th grade
    • Test type
      PSAT
    • Test sections
      Reading, Writing, Math
    • Test date
      Not yet scheduled
    • Session frequency
      Once a week
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday, Sunday
    • Time preference(s)
      Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      Our daughter is a Freshman at St. Monica Catholic HS. in Santa Monica. Will you provide references too?

    Need a SAT Tutor

    Santa Monica, CA

    • Student grade level
      12th grade
    • Test type
      SAT1
    • Test sections
      Math
    • Test date
      Not yet scheduled
    • Session frequency
      More than once a week
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Time preference(s)
      Morning (9am-noon), Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      I want to take the SAT this fall so I need all my tutoring done by then.
    • $25
      Average price
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