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Arbor Tutors - Colorado
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley F.
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I want you to know how much I value your support. I almost got a perfect score! I'm the LUCKY ONE when I hired Arbor Tutors. Your help and assistance has been immeasurable.

Paramount Tutoring
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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Nicole is a highly skilled tutor. She instinctively knows how best to support a student and guides her teaching content according to what will best strengthen a student's weaknesses in order to achieve the best outcomes. Additionally, she is very adept at sensing how best to engage with her students. Our family has experienced great success as a result of her tutoring. She has become not only a valued mentor to my daughter but also a great friend to our family. I highly recommend Nicole.

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Monique T.
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Donna is a great tutor, she's attentive and patient. She has a firm grasp on a multitude of subject areas and supports and scaffolds learning based on each individual's knowledge and needs.

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5280 Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom D.
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Marc is an amazing tutor. I hired Marc to tutor my learning disabled daughter to prepare for an entrance exam at a local technical college in Denver. My daughter struggles both socially and academically. Marc was able to bridge both gaps for a very successful experience. Marc was always punctual and reliable and has the creativity and flexibility to work well in a very challenging situation. I give Marc two thumbs up and would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent tutorial experience.

  • 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.

Math & Algebra Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah D.
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Woody is kind first of all. Gentle and kind. His math knowledge is a given, but his ability to teach is a gift. He even laughed a few times which was great considering how "unfunny" Algebra is.

Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    Erik E.
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    We had a great notary experience. Easy to work with. I'm so happy to have him as a resource.

    • 32 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Laura H.
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    Walt was amazing with my 8 yr. old daughter, he was patient with her and found ways to help her better understand the math she is currently learning. He was also on time and very pleasant. Most importantly, my daughter likes him :)

    Jennetta George Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Robyn H.
      Verified review

      We used Jennetta's tutoring service for our son's Algebra tutoring and we were amazed by how thorough and diligent she was! We received weekly email updates on his progress which was very helpful. Thanks so much to Jennetta

      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Jason P.
      Verified review

      I hired Carissa to do my taxes and she did an outstanding job! I got a great refund and she had everything done and filed very promptly. I will definitely be using her services again next year.

      • 8 years in business
      Shirley W.
      Verified review

      I was a little skeptical on whether it would be worth it to have you work with my son to get ready for the ACT, as I wasn't sure if he'd take it seriously. I really wasn't sure if it'd be worth the money. But you were able to motivate him, give him the strategies he needed/was looking for, and he took everything you said to heart (including exercising, getting some sleep, etc.) Guess it really helps to have someone else tell him these things rather than his mom! :-) It has been a fantastic experience, and I will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks so much!

      • 7 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Randy R.
      Verified review

      Don is a professional, courteous, and nice tutor.

      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 more than a decade of experience tutoring students of all ages in a wide variety of subjects. Over the years, I have honed my science and math skills with my extensive educational background. Because I am widely traveled, multilingual and hold diverse degrees from several schools, I can help the student understand why and how STEM concepts are used in the world today. I am prompt, responsible and personally invested in the success of my students. My prices are competitive and my hours are flexible. Serving the students of: Longmont, Mead, Firestone, Frederick, Lyons, Berthoud, Erie and Niwot

        About

        I am a Denver based tutor. I'll travel in the Denver metro area as well as teach remotely to help you improve your scores.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I think I'm different because I used to have the same situation with my customer. The solution I have will be easier to apply for my student. I will make my student think they can be excellent at math.

        About

        Every student is different. And we understand that difference and focus their unique way of learning and understanding through our personalised assessments and programs in all levels and all subjects.

        • 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.

        About

        I have twenty-five years of experience teaching writing (prep school) and freelance writing and editing (academic and trade manuscripts); reasonable rates, attentive to detail, conscientious about meeting clients' needs, consistently meets deadlines

        About

        I became a math tutor 10 years ago. I have a BS in math and education and recently earned my MS in math from the University of Denver.

        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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