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  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Deana A.
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My daughter elected this year, against the recommendation of her school, to take two difficult math courses in the same year. With Sailie’s tutoring, she has excelled in both subjects and maintained her straight A status. She often has the highest test score in the class, sometimes receiving the only “A”. She told me, “Mom, getting Sailie was the best decision. She makes things so easy to understand!” Thanks, Sailie!!!!!

  • 13 years in business
Samantha R.
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Arbor Tutors has a lot of tutors to choose from, which allows them to assign the best tutor based on the student's academic strength and weakness. This personalized approach is designed to help the student improve their grades and test scores the best way possible. The company is student-focused and it shows in their approach to tutoring.

  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sara V.
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I hired Mr. Edwards for tutoring in College Algebra. I have not started my class yet, but Mr. Edwards has already been helpful in meeting with me one night a week to get me ready for when I do start class in the Spring. He is very easy going which makes it really easy to talk to him and ask questions. I would recommend Mr. Edwards to anyone who was looking for a math tutor!

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    Amy L.
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    I am currently an instructor and have had the privilege to work with Juanita. I have seen her teaching skills in action and she is an outstanding educator. She is able to take advanced concepts and break them down into parts that are easier to digest. She is able to teach through many different methods until she is satisfied that you understand the material. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing some assistance.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Floyd D.
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    David Johnson is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of my Spanish course (a one-on-one course of instruction), to include vocabulary, grammar, and relevant historical information concerning various Spanish speaking countries. The fact that he studied in both Argentina and Spain allows him to enrich the instruction by sharing personal experiences, local information, and vocabulary used in the particular countries. Additionally, the book (VISTAS) is absolutely the best I have ever used over the years of studying or reviewing Spanish! Use of its Internet site is an every day part of the course, and is filled with numerous aids and exercises. This further enrich one's learning experiences, thereby providing David the opportunity to use the classroom time to focus on areas for which the student requires specialized attention or additional information. In summary, the personalized instruction, the quality of the study materials, and the prices are hard to beat. I have no reservations about recommending Palmer College of Languages.

    • 8 years in business
    Shirley W.
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    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!

    Kelly Consulting
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    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Devinne B.
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    An Authentic Teacher who is completely dedicated to aiding in the success of his students! I am continuously impressed by the interest this tutor shows in the subject of ANYTHING math related! Damian Kelly goes above beyond, providing knowledge and skill sets along with a “cheerleader” mentality which really helps in the process of tackling a new challenge! I am 100% pleased and excited to have found such a great tutor! I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in basic to extreme math skills! He has also contributed to improving my study skills and test taking skills, which is irreplaceable! Damian is enthusiastic and excited to teach, always appreciating and supporting the thorough victories of his students!

    • 17 years in business

    I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.


    I offer tutoring in Math and programing for elementary, high school and college students. I have been a teaching assistant for2 of engineering college classes at UCCS. I am based in Colorado Springs, but can travel if needed. I love working with students and helping someone understand a subject.


    I offer tutoring beginning to intermediate math and science and intermediate to advanced English, history, creative writing, and critical thinking. After skipping two grades to graduate a distinguished Colorado prep school at 16, I went to the University of Southern California through their Residental Honors Program, an elite program of the top 20 high school juniors in the country wishing to go directly to college. There I completed their Thematic Options program, a rigorous multidisciplinary course with an emphasis in the humanities. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Music Industry (I am also a working musician with music on TV). I have been teaching music since I was a teenager. For the last five years I have consulted as an editor for online and print media in Los Angeles, and I have always tutored fellow classmates, participating in a group of top students in my high school who volunteered to teach our peers. Thumbtack has been such a great way to meet new music students, I've decided to reach out to offer my services as a multisubject tutor as well. Frankly, as one of the 'smart kids' growing up, sharing my understanding of subject material was a way I could both relate to my peers and help improved their confidence in an area of knowledge, so I naturally enjoyed doing so. Love of learning and love of sharing learning stuck with me; I like guiding someone else through the steps of grasping an elusive subject, be it college level and professional writing or basic math. In my work across several disciplines, and in the discipline of raising my toddler, it's something I've done consistently. I do feel like there is a trick to it: once you get through the struggle, the spoils have gotta be rewarding - so it doesn't hurt to have fun with it - whatever it is!

    • 2 years in business

    I am a senior in high school, and I've taken every math and English class needed through a bachelors degree. I think that I have enough experience to ensure a good grade. I love helping people. It is one of my biggest passions. Seeing the smile on someone's face when they get a good grade on a paper or a hard math test, it makes it all worth it.


    I am a math tutor from algebra to calculus. I can meet you at a public library or place of your choice!


    I believe my work stands out from my other peers due to my ability to adapt how I explain certain concepts and can tailor my teaching style to effectively reach a student. I enjoy seeing a student's face as they have a 'lightbulb' moment, when everything about a concept suddenly makes sense. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than that.


    I am an excellent student and I love seeing others succeed as well. I understand that everyone learns differently, but with motivation and the right help, everyone can succeed.

    • 8 years in business

    We have set the standard for affordable quality tutoring in the Pikes Peak region by working with highly qualified tutors, most of which are certified teachers and retired teachers. We have helped students earn over $20 million in scholarships over the last 3 years alone. Both the mayor and CO Biz magazine have recently recognized us for our work within the community. Most of our tutors have a master's degree and/or a National Board Certification, and several of the tutors have won awards, even at the national level. It is our passion,not a hobby.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I have been tutoring all levels of Math for almost 20 years. I also help students prepare for the SAT and ACT tests. I allow students to bring a classmate to their tutoring sessions, no extra charge, which makes it affordable for everybody. I also do on-line tutoring sessions with a microphone and white board.


    If you want your child to improve in school and achieve better grades, sometimes all they need is a little help. Let your student enjoy school this year. I have been tutoring for over 10 years covering a variety of subject matter from Spanish, Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and ACT/SAT. I teach from elementary school to college level students with various teaching methods to meet the needs of each of my student. I love to use creative techniques and an encouraging attitude, while providing a fun, yet structured environment. If you're a homeschooler, I can also teach during the day. I offer tutoring on the following: * Individualized lesson plans * Research and independent study * Help with homework and reports * Private and group tutoring * Spanish Tutoring * Native Spanish Speaker * Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional I handle all subject at all grade levels. I offer flexible hours and rates, as well as excellent references. If your family is looking for a fun and experienced tutor who provides a positive teaching atmosphere for your child, look no further! One hour in-home tutor weekly session is $40. Please email me or call me. I would love to talk with you.

    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    We are 100% committed to customer service and ensuring our families are happy. We take care of sourcing out fantastic and qualified tutors who are at the ready to help. We work through the matching process for you to ensure you are getting the tutor that's best for you and we're there for any changing needs in your family. We have a large roster of tutors who are able to help with any grade and subject from PreK through college, as well as foreign languages and ACT prep. We make it easy for you!


    We offer the following: * One-on-one Home Tutoring for K-12 and Higher Education offers an elevated level of individualized attention. Our staff-to-student ratio is very high. We never schedule more students than our tutors’ staffing will allow, ensuring that they have the ability to focus their attention on you. * Test Preparation -- provides assistance in GED, course assessments, and college entrance exams such as the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT. We have developed successful skills and strategies for test taking that are appropriate for tests from spelling to college admission. We provide opportunities to apply skills learned, so the student will feel confident, prepared and familiar with a testing situation. * Special Needs -- Our techniques for supporting students with learning disabilities have a remarkable success rate. We begin by defining what a successful outcome is and then design strategies to achieve your desired outcome. From students with reading problems, ADD/ADHD and auditory processing problems to those who are formally diagnosed as learning disabled, we will find the right tutor for each student. * Tutors/Teachers -- Our experienced tutors are adept in all areas of learning. We specialize in reading, writing, math, science, and test taking skills. Our services are not only beneficial for individuals experiencing difficulties in one or more academic areas but are helpful to individuals looking to advance their education. ESL and foreign language group classes are offered at your location, from beginning to intermediate levels, custom-based curriculum and language structure. Students will gain knowledge of the phonetic alphabet, vocabulary and the most basic common phrases. * Language Classes for Kid -- We offer a variety of language classes for school-aged children.


    I offer math tutoring. I can help you with your homework, algebra, calculus, geometry, statistics, physics and chemistry. I teach high school and college level students.


    I'm offering writing tutoring to middle school through college-level students. I'm a former university writing center assistant director and a composition instructor who is able to create customized curricula to meet any student's needs or provide personalized support of district student learning outcomes (SLOs). College preparatory tutoring is also available -- SAT/SAT II, literature/ACT (English, reading, and writing)/AP English literature and language. GRE and GMAT (verbal reasoning and analytical writing) prep is available for prospective MA/MBA students. I also provide college and grad-school application essay/letter writing support.

    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.

    How long does the ACT take?

    Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

    • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
    • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
    • Ten-minute break.
    • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
    • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
    • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.


    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.

    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.

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