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Arbor Tutors - Colorado
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Ben J.
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We felt in home tutoring was a way to go and then switched over to online. Both are great choices.

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.

Top Pro
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!!!

Peak Performance Tutoring
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Liz J.
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My daughter feels much more confident in the subject she was struggling in since working with Sara. I have referred friends to Peak Performance Tutoring. Highly recommend!

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
MaryLynn D.
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I had the most amazing experience with Donna! She was so easy to work with and really made all of my tutoring sessions very positive. My GRE scores drastically raised after only three weeks of working with her! I would recommend her services to anyone, and will miss meeting with her weekly!

  • 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.

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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan P.
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Kelsey tutored both of my sons in math. Kelsey started tutoring one son in high school in 2016. He tutored my other son during the summer. Besides being smart, Kelsey is kind and patient. He has a gentle way about him that his students respond well to. Not only does he understand math, but he is able to explain math problems to his students in a way that they can understand. He would still be tutoring my son in high school, but Kelsey and his family moved to another state.

Learning Foundations
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Virginia B.
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Wonderful experience getting tutoring across different subjects for two different kids with different learning styles.

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.

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

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.

    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.

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

      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.

      About

      First and foremost, I dealt with virtually all types of high school and college courses in the past four years. Although I may not be a certified expert, I took all the exams (AP) and know how to be student and juggle all the stresses and subjects that each course will bring.

      • 19 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      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!

      About

      If you don't get it, I'll help you find your way. I'll help you speak math not rote memorization of arithmetic.

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      I am a high school math teacher at Heritage High School in Littleton, CO. I have been tutoring for many years. I love working with students, helping them understand their math.

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      I am getting my master's degree in education and have an undergraduate degree in biology. I would love to work hard to improve your child's grades while helping pay for my degree.

      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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