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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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John K.
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Great writer, outstanding tutoring. I would highly recommend Mr. Schwaber. Great Job Mr. Schwaber Thank you

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Hovhannes A.
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She is a very good SAT and ACT tutor. She also helped me with my college apps.

  • 11 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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We just recently hired Daniel. So far, he was exceptional at explaining his services and listening to my son's academic needs. We hired him in preparation for the ACT. Daniel is customizing the ACT tutoring in relation to our son's learning style. My son was very pleased with his first session with Daniel, and learned so much about strategies and the break down of the ACT, all in just one session. My son looks forward to continue working with Daniel.

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristopher B.
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Daniel was very professional and went above and beyond to give the tutoring help I needed in a somewhat obscure math topic, which included him spending time researching and working through the problems before the tutoring session to ensure that he could answer all of my questions. I would recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a quality math tutor who invests himself in your success. Thanks again for all the help Daniel!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Adam J.
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Our SAT and ACT tutor Kate was amazing and very professional. I highly recommend her and Elite.

  • 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.

Reza Math Teacher
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
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I found Reza through L.A. Valley College's math department, as he is on their approved tutor list. Reza is an excellent tutor and has brought my son's grade in Algebra 2 up from a D to an A. He knows how to teach and gives my son the extra help on present and future problems that he does not get in school. His help has been invaluable to us and I will continue to use his tutoring services throughout my son's academic years.

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Ahmed Shalaby
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Treca A.
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My daughter had a “D” in AP Calculus when she started to work with Ahmed. He had to reteach foundational concepts and within 2 1/2 months she has a chance to earn an “A” for the semester. Ahmed is a patient, highly knowledgeable, effective teacher. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a tutor. We were so impressed with his results, we have him tutoring my younger daughter as well!

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Nate S.
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Lizzy and Cindy were both an incredible help when it came to writing my Statement of Purpose for Graduate School. I'm now extremely confident with the product I was able to create with their help.

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Ahmed for Math Tutoring
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew F.
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We worked with Ahmed to help with my son's SAT math and we're very happy with Ahmed's work. Ahmed was able to identify my son's weak subjects and explain math concept very well. We can see more tutoring sessions with Ahmed for my son's future math classes and tests.

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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Marissa was always incredible to work with. She always kept things fun and interesting, while still making sure I was doing what I needed to do to succeed. I would 100% recommend her to anyone interested in tutoring help.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 9 reviews
    Ashley F.
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    I hired Arbor Tutors to help my daughter with chemistry and math. She ended up with As. Online tutoring works great with these guys as their system is better than what I expected. They were able to help us very quickly. Much better value than other companies

    Arbor Tutors - Malibu Area
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Christian J.
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    Arbor Tutors is so accommodating. What sets this company apart is the service from the tutors and managers. Outstanding company to deal with.

    • 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.

    Todd Frost
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    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.

    LA Math Tutoring
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Talita C.
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    Better than Kumon. I went there for several years but now I've learned so much more at LA Math Tutoring. I actually really enjoy math now!

    Tutor Doctor Conejo Valley
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 44 hires on Thumbtack
    Anita S.
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    they were fantastic peter was prompt he met with our daughter to assess her skill set and found the appropriate tutor to work woth Her

    Tutisto
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Bonnie L.
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    “Paulina is truly an exceptional tutor! This could end up being a very lengthy review...She worked with my daughter during her last year year of middle school and hopefully will continue to assist her in high school if tutoring is needed. Paulina tutored her mostly in mathematics and science ,but also assisted her with other challenging subject matter as well.  Paulina is very bright indeed but is also kind, warm hearted, and naturally intuitive. She was able to tune-in to what my daughter needed consistently. Whether study breaks were needed, emotional guidance if frustration levels were high with the subject matter, or simply a change in venue...Paulina knew how to tackle the specific challenge.  Paulina is a true gift to the teaching profession. My daughter and I feel so blessed that Paulina has been there through the challenges of a highly academic middle school.”

    Linda R.
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    Heather is personable, a great communicator, and was responsive immediately.

    • 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.

    Lisa-Beth Harris Tutoring
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      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.

      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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