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Arbor Tutors - Colorado
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Kris H.
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Arbor Tutors helped both my son and my daughter with test prep as well as AP exams. Phenomenal.

Paramount Tutoring
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Tim K.
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Nicole did a fantastic job tutoring my son for ACT preparation. He increased his combined score by more than 10 points. She not only increased his test taking skills, and his knowledge, but also increased his test taking confidence. She was willing to work around his hectic athletic and school schedule and helped present multiple alternatives for times and locations when we had conflicts. Thank You Nicole!

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  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel T.
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Excellent tutor for daughter's SAT math prep. Signing on for more sessions.

Peak Performance Tutoring
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Shauna H.
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Minnie is fantastic. I have struggling to overcome my math demons for years and my teaching certification test reminded me they are not dead and gone. Minnie has helped me gain confidence, focus and has a way of encouraging me that I wish I could have experienced earlier in my life, maybe the demons would have needed up being happy rainbows and unicorns. Thanks Minnie!

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

Student Society
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacy L.
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Grace has been awesome with ACT tutoring and helping me with study skills for my classes at Arapahoe High School. She has been very flexible with my schedule which changes all the time. The study space at Student Society is legit!

SAT/ACT Test Prep Tutor!
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Charles S.
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Alex tutored our daughter for the ACT test in 2016-17. She liked him very much and did extremely well on her ACT. Alex was always dependable about his schedule and he arrived on time every time. His techniques for helping her prepare and review were extremely effective and he showed quiet, determined patience with her as she improved her practice scores. He also gave our daughter the confidence to expect high scores for herself and she lived up to it. He is smart, knowledgeable about the college admissions process, and most importantly, caring. We would recommend him very strongly to any incoming Junior or Senior looking to maximize their performance on their college entrance exams! He is a one-of-a-kind tutor.

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

    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    As the founder of College Direction /Kids' Super Start in Denver, Colorado, I have always tried to make my services both affordable and effective. Paying more does not mean you get more.

    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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