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Arbor Tutors - Colorado
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

I contacted Arbor Tutors to help my daughter with her SAT test coming up. I can honestly say they turned my daughter from a procrastinator to a planner in a short period of time. She looks forward to her study sessions and her grades have improved.

Paramount Tutoring
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew L.
Verified review

Nicole was outstanding! She helped our son raise his composite ACT score from a 20 to a 27 in only 7 weeks! As a senior, this was our son's last chance to raise his ACT score. Prior to the April test, we had enrolled him in 16 weeks of group classes; His math score only increased 1 point and reading increased 2. In less than half the time and for about half the money, Nicole helped AJ increase math by 7, reading and science by 8, and English by 5. She tailored the lessons to AJ's background and learning style. Her approachable manner and disarming personality immediately put AJ at ease -making it easier for him to learn. Nicole made herself available to answer questions at ALL times, day or night, which was unbelievably helpful! She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about both the ACT and new SAT. Regarding the entire college application process, she is a wealth of information and advice! We were so lucky that she was able to fit AJ into her packed schedule, and we will be forever grateful for everything she did for him and us!

Elite Math Tutors
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Orah F.
Verified review

David is excellent at connecting with teens and engages my son well. He has helped my son improve his understanding of pre-calc, AP calc as well as prepare for the math portions of the SAT. He knows how to balance focus and productive use of time with relationship building and engagement.

The Integral Tutor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Brandie C.
Verified review

Tyler is very patient and knowledgeable when tutoring math. He has helped my daughter better understand the principles when using geometry. He has been a great help in getting her ready for the SAT.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Alfonso D.
    Verified review

    They helped my son raise his SAT score by over 400 points.

    Peak Performance Tutoring
    4.6
    from 11 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 33 hires on Thumbtack
    Toonie W.
    Verified review

    Minnie was very responsive and helped us get the best tutor within the time constraints we presented to her. We are very happy with the service Peak Performance provided for SAT prep.

    Mostly Math Learning Center
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Tabitha W.
    Verified review

    Gary has been a tutoring resource for two of our high schoolers for about a year. They like his calm and kind manner and request sessions with him regularly. He has been able to help with a variety of math levels on a flexible schedule - even last-minute test prep!

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    5280 Tutoring
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Amy F.
    Verified review

    My daughter initially wanted some assistance with ACT prep. After our first round of working with Marc, we immediately sought him out to assist her with SAT prep! He is amazing and is able to tailor his tutoring for the student.

    • 5 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Lucas S.
    Verified review

    Dan is a very helpful, concerned math, physics, chemistry, and ACT tutor. Whether its homework, test prep, or just review Dan always knew his stuff and was always ready to answer and help me with all of my subjects. I have aced many tests and felt much more prepared for the ACT because of him. I would recommend him for both one on one and group sessions for all grades in high school.

    Tutoring By C.R.U.
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Christina W.
    Verified review

    We are pleased to provide a reference for Colleen Urban. Colleen tutored our daughter, Julia, at Basic Skills Tutoring in Seattle while Julia was in middle school and high school at The Northwest School (2006-2011). Colleen began as a math tutor but her role expanded, to providing help in organization, study skills, time management, and test preparation. Julia benefitted enormously from the assistance and counsel that Colleen provided. She helped Julia tackle algebra, geometry and calculus, as well as preparing for physics, chemistry, and biology exams. Colleen was always patient but firm with Julia. Their relationship was close and friendly. Julia never complained about going to tutoring and looked forward to her time with Colleen. As well as attending a challenging college prep school, Julia was a serious ballet dancer. Her after-school hours were often taken up with classes and rehearsals. Colleen was very flexible—always finding some time for Julia, even if it meant staying late—when she needed it. Colleen made a lasting impact on Julia’s life and academic career. Julia graduated from Bennington College, with a 3.8 GPA in 2015. She was extraordinarily successful in college and has made a great transition to life after college. Last year, she taught in a French high school. This year she is writing poetry as well as working full-time as she prepares to apply to graduate school. She tackles difficult projects with discipline and enthusiasm. She has the confidence to work independently and the patience to deal with the inevitable frustration that results from challenging herself. These were qualities that Colleen saw in Julia and worked hard to bring to the forefront. For this assistance and support, we continue to be very grateful to Colleen.

    Radiant Tutoring
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Joseph K.
    Verified review

    Kaitlyn is great with kids! I sat in on my son's first tutoring session and she worked with him very well - he came out of his shell because of her interactive and fun tutoring. He also got the highest grade on a test in the particular subject she tutored him in. Highly recommend!

    SAT/ACT Test Prep Tutor!
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Megan M.
    Verified review

    Alex was incredibly helpful and knowledgable! He made ACT prep interesting and was very professional. I was able to raise my score by 6 points with his help!

    SAT/ACT Test Prep
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Carr K.
      Verified review

      Carrie helped my daughter prepare for her SAT retest and we are very excited about the results. She really understood the test rather than just teaching random skills for high school.

      About

      I have been teaching SAT/ACT/GRE prep for over 10 years and have successfully helped over 1000 students earn higher scores. I am adept at pattern recognition when evaluating student's tests thus allowing us to concentrate our efforts most efficiently. I have a gregarious and friendly teaching style that invites questions and conversations. I freely admit when I am wrong and can laugh at my own mistakes. I empathize with my students and celebrate their successes.

      About

      I'm a graduate student of engineering with over three years in tutoring students of all ages. I have a proven success in teaching prealgebra, Algebra 1 and 2, trigonometry, geometry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, and statistics.

      • 1 year in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I offer reading, writing, and test prep tutoring services to all ages. After graduating with honors from Lesley University with an M.Ed. in English Education, I worked for three years as an English teacher. During this time, I taught English 8, English 10, English 12, AP Language & Composition, Creative Writing, and SAT Reading & Writing. I also taught after school and weekend SAT Prep sessions. I am a licensed educator for English 8-12 in both Massachusetts and Texas. I also hold a supplementary license in special needs education in Texas. Additionally, I have experience working with both special needs students and English language learners. I left teaching when my husband's job moved us to Colorado and we decided to have a baby. I've been working as a freelance writer and editor for over a year. However, I miss working with students and am looking to expand my services into tutoring. I am passionate about writing and firm in my belief that a firm grounding in reading and writing will benefit any student no matter what they choose to do. English is about more than literature, it's about communication, which is the key to success in just about any field. When I was a teacher, I took a practical and thorough approach to English education. Although I love writing for a living, I miss working with students on improving one of the most important skills they'll ever have and teaching them the power of clear and effective self-expression.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Simply put, I am a higher caliber tutor than others. I am a high-performance student myself, having graduated in the top 10% of my class with numerous awards and scholarships. I mastered math, science, economics, and the humanities with A grades in all. Now I'm a law student, which separates me from the typical tutor you find on Craigslist-- a kid one year older than your student who likes to do calculus. I consider myself a professional who will help your student reach their goal in a systematic way. I love exceeding expectations from parents and students alike. Students are blown away when they get straight-A's for the first time in their lives. Parents love seeing 200-300 point SAT increases. I am most satisfied when I can help students achieve the impossible.

      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Why Answers Tutoring? We get RESULTS. What kind of results? Here are a few typical examples: 1. All full-semester students earn A's and B's in classes we tutor them in 2. Minimum improvement of 3 points on the ACT & 150 points on the SAT 3. Average improvement of 5 points on the ACT & 250 points on the SAT 4. 95% of our students earn a 26-33 on the ACT & 1200-1500 on the SAT 5. Recovering students' grades from an F to a B We offer the best in-person and online tutoring (Skype) for all levels of math and science courses, as well as ACT and SAT test preparation. We help students understand content, homework, and prepare them for exams. Our mission is to deliver results for students that outperform the competition. Full list of subjects we tutor: 1. SAT Exam 2. ACT Exam 3. Algebra (all levels) 4. Geometry 5. Trigonometry 6. Calculus (all levels) 7. English (Grammar, Punctuation, Reading, Writing, and more) 8. Physics 9. Chemistry 10. Biology 11. Biochemistry 12. GRE 13. MCAT 14. PCAT 15. Statistics & Probability Learning is part of every aspect of our lives - from planning a budget to proper nutrition to hobbies to our businesses & jobs - and effective teaching allows students to learn more with less effort. Our goal is to go beyond helping our students succeed in their academics and testing. Answers Tutoring aims to instill learning and studying techniques that will facilitate learning for life.

      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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