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Walnut Creek SAT Tutors

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  • 20 years in business
  • 687 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 322 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
  • 161 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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Michael and Rachel Bruns
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Richard Z.
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this is our second session taught by Rachel. My daughter shows great interested to continue her SAT prepation under Rachel.

SocratIQ
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Anu T.
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Soham is a great SAT tutor. Throughout the process, he assessed my strengths and weaknesses very well, and worked accordingly. He is incredibly understanding of the fact that I have a busy schedule with school and extracurriculars, making sure that SAT prep work was never too much of a burden, and flexible with his scheduling as well. I will continue working with Sohan for ACT and general college prep.

Mathman Tutoring
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Nicholas's skill, patience, positivity and kindness have already helped our Son regain confidence and enjoy math again. We look forward to ongoing tutoring with Mathman!

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 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.

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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan O.
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I was having some difficulties with Organic Chemistry until I started my tutoring sessions with Arbor Tutors. My tutor was immensely helpful. She explained everything well and in a easy to understand way. Now I'm not confused in my classes anymore.

Yevgeny Kaplun
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 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.

One-to-One Tutoring Service
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Kris C.
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We have used One to One tutoring. The tutors were educated and helpful in assisting my son to the next level of knowledge for his classes. We used them for 2 subjects and always pleased with the results.

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.

Math Tutor in Solano County
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Spencer S.
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Pio is very good at catering the lesson to my needs - where I am at in the learning curve, and helping fill in any gaps in my knowledge of mathematics. He also helps create a plan and gives homework to accomplish my goal.

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Kiang Education
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Tim P.
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Amazing!! Jeriah is very professional and REALLY cares about the child's education. He is confident in his work and it shows. He is able to change his way of communication so his student is able to comprehend the lesson. Hands down the best tutor we've ever had!! We are extremely thankful for Jeriah and his incredible work ethic and morals.

Ronald Y. Pong, Ph.D.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Yu Karen A.
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Mr. Ron Pong is an outstanding tutor. He taught me calculus, but he has mentioned that he can do variety of subjects too(both math and science). His enthusiasm in teaching has made me want to know more about calculus. His has a high standing teaching skills because he can do both visual and audio method of teaching. He also prepares you for the AP exams and also in-class tests/quizzes. I am very glad to have him as my tutor. I got an A in my class and a 5 on my AP exam.

Aanchal Ramani
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sara N.
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Aanchal was a terrific SAT tutor. She helped me identify problem types I was struggling with, and worked with me to develop strategies to tackle these. She had me feeling comfortable for the SAT on the day, which was great! Aanchal also gave me advice throughout the daunting college admissions process, which was a huge help. Very grateful!

Savvy Success Unlimited
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Sherry H.
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Savvy Success Unlimited has helped us with both College Board Exam prep (ACT/SAT) for both our kids. Her prep program helped them improve their scores. She also worked with our son during the college selection and application process, keeping him on track with his essays and applications, and teaching him how to research each school on his list to find out the best fit for him. She is now working with our daughter on her college application process, and her work quality, patience, professionalism, responsiveness and value is already apparent. She is usually punctual but always communicates with us if she is running late from a previous client.

Motivational Tutoring

New To Thumbtack

  • 28 years in business
About

My name is Cameron Anetsky. What sets me aside from other tutors is that my priority is the student, their family, and their needs. I tailor my tutoring to each and every student. My teaching has a basis in the Saxon Method of teaching, but it is more than that. I teach not only the subject matter, but the tips, note taking, organization, and study skills that make each student uniquely successful. I am well versed in teaching most subjects, with special emphasis on Reading and Writing, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Math, and Science. I effectively teach skills that can be used later in their academic and professional careers: reading for retention, note taking, analytical skills, scientific analysis, nursing and patient care, and writing.

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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