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Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yael L.
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We initially hired Jeremy to help my daughter prepare for the ACT's. (She has an auditory processing disorder which can make it difficult for her to grasp certain concepts and Jeremy was recommended as someone who had experience in effectively teaching kids who had similar issues) Last spring, months before we were to officially begin the ACT prep, he stepped in to rescue her from a math class that she was on track to fail. He not only helped reteach her the material in a way she could understand but also liaised with her teacher and advisor to help ensure her success in the class. He has also been very accommodating with scheduling the time-consuming ACT prep sessions and instills my daughter with confidence to tackle the subjects that are particularly difficult for her.

The Math Doctor
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi B.
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I have always hated math and have memories of being yelled at to finish my homework and being in tears because I simply did not understand it. This fear of math started in elementary school and carried itself all the way to college where I had to start in remedial math courses. I now am in the process of studying for a big test and needed help to develop the skills needed to do well on the math portion. Peter was able to simplify the process so that I could better understand this basic math. He never made me feel bad when I had to count with fingers, yikes! I feel I have improved greatly in just the 2 sessions we've had. I'm very excited to improve even more! Who knew I'd come to be excited for a math lesson! Thank you Peter.

Fairfield County Test Prep.
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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I've worked with Mr.Dolan for SAT prep and he was very helpful in teaching me new ways of finding the answer and teaching ways to study for the SAT.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christine K.
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SAT/ACT prep and essay coaching

Tutoring Services
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!

Tyler H.
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I am so pleased to have worked with College Planning Partnerships! Their experience, clarity, and excellent tutors really made the difference for me and helped me achieve my desired score. Before, I struggled with pacing and understanding what the test was really looking for. However, the sessions I took helped create a step-by-step plan that I would follow for each section. The help I received was specific to my needs and weaknesses on the test. They did not teach the test as if there was a set formula to doing well. My tutors were very encouraging and motivating. Also, after each session, my tutors provided extensive feedback to myself and my parents on my performance during the session. This was invaluable information. They had more faith in my abilities than I did! I would highly recommend College Planning Partnerships to anyone in need of SAT or ACT prep.

Barickman Tutoring
from 6 reviews
  • 38 years in business
Ron R.
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Joan tutored our daughter for approximately a year, principally in preparation for the ACT English and Reading sections. She has now just started to work with our son. Joan is a superb tutor. She has a remarkable command of the subject matter and is a patient and skilled teacher. From day one, she had a well thought out plan to improve my daughter's core skills and she worked methodically with her week to week to ensure her success. As a result, my daughter absolutely crushed the English and Reading Sections on the ACT. This fall my daughter is heading off to an Ivy League school. Joan's skill and professionalism were important factors in helping my daughter achieve the sorts of test scores needed to be a serious candidate at the most highly selective schools. She has earned my strongest recommendation.

Fields Private Tutoring
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

Math, SAT & ACT Tutoring
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
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Laura was so great. Our 9th grader needed last minute help prepping for a Geometry midterm. Laura was super-responsive and engaged, and made time for us the day after we posted our Thumbtack ad. She was able to work through all of the prep packet in a way that made it MUCH clearer than our daughter's teacher had. We are so grateful.

Bulldog Tutors
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Elizabeth B.
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Dan was professional, thoughtful, and knowledgeable in his capacity as an educator and manager of Bulldog Tutors. Dan evaluated my son's needs and perfectly placed him with an outstanding tutor for S.A.T prep. I was so impressed with Dan's expertise and support that I referred several friends to enroll their kids in his program as well. They have been thrilled with the results.

Markee Prep
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tara F.
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Linda is extremely professional! She individualizes her sessions to meet the needs of her students. Three years ago she worked with my son and his scores went up over 200 points. She is now working with my daughter. I highly recommend Linda!

mathZap Tutoring
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Eric J.
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I am a 24 year old college student and I needed to take a statistics class to complete my undergraduate degree. I am a pretty average student when it comes to math, and the only class available was an online course that was mostly self-taught. Diane helped me understand the weekly lessons, and also helped me with my term project as well as prepping for my exams. I would definitely hire her again should I need any help with my graduate school math classes. She is a great teacher and I would highly recommend her.

Markee Prep
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon F.
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Excellent. Linda is dedicated, knowledgable, very qualified. I will continue with Linda for all 4 of my children. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. Even checking in with students to wish them Luck and remind them to stay focused and practice. Excellent, I will recommend her highly.


I am an Ivy educated and experienced tutor providing SAT and ACT preparation as well as subject area tutoring to all grade levels. Many satisfied references are available for you to contact.


Interventions for exceptional students, ages 8 through adult, their families, and their teachers ...or those just seeking exceptional assistance. Educational services offered: * Academic Support: -- Mathematics (arithmetic through differential equations) -- Science (all middle & high school sciences, through first year collegiate biology & chemistry, and second year collegiate physics) -- Writing & Reading Comprehension * Standardized Test Prep (including the SAT I & II, ACT, most AP math & science exams, NY & CT state testing, and professional post-college exams like Praxis, LSAT, GRE) * Remediation * Enrichment * Study, Classroom, and Collegiate Learning Skills (including self-advocacy and planning) * Advocacy & Communication Assistance (helping you help your child) * Personalized Homeschool Curriculum * Workshops for Parents and Educators * Consultations with Psychologists (re: placement and IEP recommendations) Location is flexible. It can be done in your home, your school (with the school's explicit permission), a local library or cafe, etc. I also offer virtual tutoring (using webcams, internet-linked computers, scanners or just phone cameras, and free programs) as a great additional option for test prep, tutoring in subjects other than math, or emergency help. I hold a B.A. in Mathematics with a Physics minor, and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics Education and in Teaching Students with Disabilities, in middle childhood and adolescence, including graduate coursework in neuropsychology. I hold the following teaching certifications: * Mathematics, gr. 7-12, permanent certification (NY) * Mathematics, gr. 5-6, permanent certification extension (NY) * Students with Disabilities, specializing in Math, gr. 7-12, professional certification (NY) * Students with Disabilities, specializing in Math, gr. 5-9, professional certification (NY) * Mathematics, gr. 7-12, advanced professional certification (MD) * Gen. Special Education, 6-adult, advanced professional certification (MD) (Connecticut certifications pending in mathematics gr. 7-12 & 4-8, and comprehensive special education)

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Find out why our students are consistently exceeding 1300 on the reading and math portions of the SAT and 30 on the ACT. Our proven techniques, both in the classroom and one-on-one have made us the best option in Westchester County! Here's what some of our clients have said: "You are miracle workers. My son went from 1200 on the PSAT to 1880 on the SAT." "Alan, you taught my daughter how to OWN the SAT. She went from 650 to 780 in Math." "Zack got a 34 on the ACT and a 36 on math!" "My Cornell freshman tells his friends that Mr. Sheptin got me my 790 on the Math SAT." We also work with students on ACTs, APs, and all academic subjects. Our regents classes, which begin in June, are considered the best anywhere. Call now for more information.


I am NYS certified teacher with over 20 years of public school teaching experience. I can help you and your child feel more at ease with the common core standards and give you a greater understanding of the expectations. Instilling reading strategies designed to increase fluency and comprehension is an area of strength for me. I am also adept at helping students grasp math concepts and apply those concepts to problem solving. Additionally, I have been trained in EnVision Math and Wilson Fundations. I also have experience in preparing students for standardized tests including the PSAT and SAT. As a teacher in collaborative classrooms, I've had a great deal of success working with special needs children. It would be my pleasure to work with you and your child to ensure a successful school year.


Excel on the SAT test! Valley College Prep knows what students need to know, and how to help them succeed. Valley College Prep will join forces with you to help your student do his or her best on the SAT test. Best of all, we've designed our course for today's computer-savvy student. Interact in our live, one-on-one course right from the convenience of your own computer. That means: * NO wasting money on gas to drive to your tutor * NO strangers tutoring in your home * NO long, boring classroom courses * NO expensive books to purchase * NO long-term commitment * NO hassle * NO risk


Ivy Bound offers SAT and ACT tutoring, resources, tests, and preparation courses to help high school students. She also gives free seminars. With Ivy Bound Test Prep, last year's diligent students reported a 171.1-point increase (math and critical reading) over a previous SAT or PSAT. As a learner at Ivy Bound Test Prep, you will be able to do the following: * Learn from instructors who take the ACT, SAT, and SAT II regularly * Have your choice of classroom, private, or semi-private tutoring * Use actual SAT questions when you prep * Get easy access to free practice SAT tests * Learn from tutors who teach with the clarity, enthusiasm, empathy, and test knowledge needed to assist you to significantly improve your scores


We can help your child master the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's competitive scholastic environment. From early readers to advanced math and SAT prep, we work with students of all ages, covering all subject areas. Our one-on-one tutoring sessions are tailored to your child's individual pace and unique academic requirements.


I provide private, in-home SAT and ACT tutoring for the reading and writing sections of each test. Does your son or daughter get high grades in school, yet struggle with taking the SAT? This is a common and sometimes frustrating situation for parents and students alike. One of the reasons for this is that taking the SAT requires a totally different approach to test taking than what students are used to. Fortunately, there are specific techniques and strategies for managing the verbal sections of the SAT which I can teach your student, including: * How to build an SAT-ready vocabulary * The most effective methods for tackling the difficult reading passages * Getting to the correct answers quickly and with confidence * Writing a high scoring essay Please contact me to talk about how we can work together to improve your child's SAT scores. I have 5 years of experience in working exclusively with SAT test takers. References are available upon request.

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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