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  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oliver K.
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Jeremy is an excellent teacher and can help you improve in any subject! He is fantastic with test prep such as the Algebra Regents where I scored over a 90 and with final exams. He also helped me with all of my study skills which has made a big difference with my time management. He simplifies everything, makes our lessons fun, and creates a plan for each week. I highly recommend using Jeremy to help you with all areas of your academic and test prep work!

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Take Note Lessons
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheri S.
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I have only the highest praise for Jim DelGenio, in every possible way. We have had a longtime tutor working with my son, but test prep is not her specialty. We were referred to Jim through an acquaintance, and I’m so grateful that we had him in our corner. Simply put, Jim is a fabulous tutor. He very quickly assessed Conor’s working and learning style, and adapted his sessions accordingly. He spent quite some time chatting with us at the beginning of our time together, to understand our goals and work toward them. Our experience with Jim felt the total opposite of a “package”, but rather a customized strategy based on Conor’s strengths/weaknesses and our goals. Jim has a broad range of knowledge of not only the testing process, but also navigating the waters of college applications. He was a wealth of information that informed much of how we proceeded with the various schools Conor was considering. Jim gave “homework” that was apropos to the subject matter they were covering, but was mindful about weeks where Conor’s schoolwork was overwhelming – we all appreciated that! And personally, Jim was a pleasure to work with. Always on time. Always responsive to e-mails and phone calls. And an all around nice guy too! But the best “testimony” I could give is from Conor himself. I asked him if he attributed his great success in his SAT scores to his work with Jim. His reply? “Absolutely.”

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Aron Gleyzer
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim D.
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Aron is very knowledgeable about ACT/SAT math prep. He explained everything very well, and was also very easy to work with in setting up the appointment.

The Harvard Review
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Devon K.
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I could not say enough good things about Dr. Fikar. He is the reason, for the first time in my entire life, I did well on a standardized test. I had used other large test prep companies to prep for the GMAT and none of them could help me beat a 650 until. Dr. Fikar's knowledge of the test and study materials are unparalleled. I could not highly recommend someone more. Thank you for everything Dr. Fikar!

Lyceum Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Beth M.
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Josh is a great tutor. He helped my daughter with math and SAT prep. Very reliable and highly recommended .

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Odyssey Test Prep
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany N.
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After over a month with Kaplan, my LSAT score had increased by a single point. After just one week with JD, my LSAT score jumped 10 points. If it wasn't for Odyssey Test Prep, I would not have managed to get the score I needed in the short period of time I had. I'm now heading to BU Law in the fall, and 100% have Odyssey Test Prep to thank. My only regret is that I didn't find this sooner.

  • 4 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
G.G. A.
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Crimson Scholars absolutely saved me last week while I was cramming for a Calc midterm I was wholly unprepared for. Frank, a Harvard graduate, is a young, whip smart tutor who spent nearly 15 online hours with me within less than 3 days. He was patient with my neurosis, encouraging, and fun. Most importantly, Frank is an incredible teacher. Thank you, Huen and Frank for accommodating me! I will be back in late Nov/Dec for my final... but with a bit more time to prep!

Fairfield County Test Prep.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline P.
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My son's overall score increased by 4 points from a 28 to a 32 after John worked with him. He felt confident and very well prepared going into his ACT. The study and test taking skills he learned were are directly applicable to the test, and his pre-test checklist was an excellent planning aid. I highly recommend John to any student who's committed to successfully improving ACT performance. Caroline P. Westport,CT

Tutoring Services
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
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Eve was an outstanding tutor for the ISEE. We hired her with just 6 weeks to go until the test - we had been using a New Haven-based tutoring company that just was not doing the job - in that very short period of time Eve managed to coach our daughter from the middle of the pack (ISEE steniles 4 and 5) toward the top (stiles 6 and 7). Plus she was very flexible about scheduling and was amenable to meeting our daughter in New Haven. We only wish we'd enlisted her sooner! We will definitely seek her assistance for our next set of test preps!

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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My son who is in college was struggling in linear algebra which is an advanced math class. The tutor from Ivy League Tutors was professional and demonstrated true dedication in helping my son to pass a stay in his college program. The owner consistently sent updates and summaries of the tutoring sessions. I highly recommend this company.

Dr. V's Virtuoso
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
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I hired Dr. V to help me prepare for the French OPI and WPT. It had been about four years since I had really spoken much French and he brought back all the things that I had been forgetting as well as awesome tips for ways I could get a higher level rating on the tests. He challenged me in a really good way and I was able to go into the test with a ton more confidence than if I had tried to do it alone. Merci beaucoup, Dr. V!!

Daniel Burke
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Daniel is an incredible job preparing my daughter for the SAT. She managed an over 300 point jump in her practice tests. Most importantly, Daniel make my daughter more confident in her abilities and comfortable with the overall process. A good tutor inspires a student not only to work hard, but also to expect better things from themselves and Daniel certainly excelled at that.

Rose Stewart
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Teo R.
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Rose was on time well prepared and ready to go! We will continue to work with her on SAT prep.

The Ivy Team
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
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My daughter worked with The Ivy Team for SAT Verbal prep. The Ivy Team provided us a great tutor who helped my daughter raise her Verbal score to near perfect! We are very pleased with our experience with The Ivy Team and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Ed McAniff
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda E.
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Ed first tutored our kids between dips in the pool and play dates out east- even though they were being pulled from fun activities for math tutoring we never heard them complain. Since than each child (ages 10 and 12) have entered a session with Ed saying they are confused and sometimes frustrated over the material they are covering in class. After a short time they feel confident in their material and credit Ed with helping them find this confidence and clarity. Ed is easy to communicate with and responds quickly to set up sessions and discuss progress and needs. Often New York tutors push their services and encourage frequent sessions even when not needed, but Ed encourages us only to contact him when the kids need him. It's refreshing and shows his integrity and desire for their positive attitudes and progress during their seasons together. As a former elementary school teacher myself- I can whole heartedly recommend Ed to any student for tutoring and/or test prep.

  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Grace H.
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I think any adult who pays to study a test just goes to show how important the test is to the person who may be feeling uncertain about him/herself or perhaps some aspects of the test. Hence, I believe the greatest value of a tutor is his ability to motivate his students to the next level of learning and to feel confident in tackling the test. And that is exactly what I found in Fred. I was feeling apprehensive after attempting some questions on the mock GRE test. But now, with the support of Fred, I feel very confident and that confidence motivated me to want to do my very best. So from the bottom of my heart.. Thank you Fred for sharing my journey to a self actualisation need.

Fields Private Tutoring
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah T.
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T. Fields was great! My son decided last minute to take the June SAT after his May SAT score wasn’t what he had hoped. He had about 8 days to prep. Tristan responded right away & was willing to work with what we wanted. No set minimum of sessions, no sales pitch. My son met with him 3 times, and Tristan’s knowledge of the test was impressive! He has such insight, tips & targeted help- the one on one with Tristan honestly blew the other group prep classes away! My son took the SAT again & was confident he improved his score. He was able to use the strategy Tristan taught him, and felt prepared in the math section. We won’t get the scores until July 11.... But we are feeling hopeful! Stay tuned. Tristan was kind, polite, professional & again, his in depth knowledge of the SAT is invaluable. S.T in CT

Elijah Guo Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Cynthia M.
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Elijah is a brilliant tutor. He has a unique combination of qualities: deep intelligence and sincere compassion. My son had never taken a physics course and yet in three months Elijah had taught him so well he was able to score a 700 on the SAT subject test. Whatever the topic (we have also used him to tutor in Spanish and history) Elijah is able to instruct and motivate. He is a terrific role model. We have very much enjoyed having him in our home. Elijah is a master teacher. You can find less expensive tutors, but none better. He is worth every penny. He has helped my son gain academic confidence in his patient, quiet way. We will always be grateful to him.

Linear Learning Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Kendall T.
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I was a part of a small SAT prep group and one of the most helpful things that we did was work on problems together. Often SAT prep and the like are very solitary learning experiences but learning in a group setting made it much easier to understand

Ariel L.
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WOW! Renjith is was such a great tutor for my four years at university. As a pre-med student I cannot believe how he juggled getting great grades and helping other students with their coursework. I struggled through chemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, biology, and spanish. With Renjith's constant tutoring sessions, I was able not only to pass but excel in my classes. Renjith's teaching philosophy transcends dry memorization, but he actually focuses on the student's learning experience. He was able to breakdown seemingly complex subjects into very applicable formats. Without Renjith's tutoring, I would not be a successfully graduated student. During difficult subjects, Renjith went above and beyond with his patience in making sure I fully understood concepts. Renjith has also excelled on the SAT/ACT/MCAT so I am very confident he would be a great tutor for those subjects. Thanks again Renjith! I owe my academic career to you.

English Language Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patty J.
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Ann was a wonderful tutor; she prepared me and guided me to take the best path for my TOELF test. I appreciated the simplicity she used in her explanations. Great advice, individual approach and positive attitude. Always on time, ready to help, intelligent and kind. She was patient and very efficient in her teaching methods. She was really encouraging. I highly recommend her Thank you, Ann!

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.

How do I prepare for the GMAT?

If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 per hour.

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 it take to prepare for the GMAT?

Pros recommend planning to spend two to six months for GMAT prep. The test itself is only 3.5 hours long, but your score will have a major effect on what schools grant you admission. If you’d like to be considered for one of the top-tier schools, it’s recommended to score at least a 700. Your goals for your MBA can help drive your GMAT prep. GMAT tutors will guide your study plan and help analyze your strengths and weaknesses. GMAT tutors also offer professional guidance and insights on strategic GMAT test-taking. Avail yourself of free GMAT prep software that provides sample test questions for you to practice. The creators of the GMAT recommend creating a structured study plan detailing when you will study each day and what topics you will study during each session. Take into account what style of learning works best for you (solo study, one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, study groups, prep courses) and proceed accordingly. The test is made up of these four categories, each with an allotted time:

  • Analytical writing assessment: 1 topic, 30 minutes.
  • Integrated reasoning: 12 questions, 30 minutes.
  • Quantitative: 37 questions, 75 minutes.
  • Verbal: 41 questions: 75 minutes.
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