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New Haven SAT Prep Tutors

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  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hamid M.
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I needed some help with algebra in 8th grade. My parents had heard of Jeremy from a friend, so we got in touch and he started tutoring me. Jeremy is an excellent tutor. He helped me with my Algebra and all of my other subjects. He has a vast array of knowledge in all subjects ranging from Algebra to History. On top of that, Jeremy taught me what was important to focus on. He helped me prepare for the SAT and showed me how important it was. I went on to do excellent on it. This is what separates him from other tutors. He informs you of things that will be important in the future even when it has nothing to do with what you are learning in class. All the while, Jeremy is friendly and down to earth. It felt like a friend or family member was tutoring me. I truly couldn't give him high enough praise.

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 .

Fairfield County Test Prep.
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Faye K.
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My son is taking SAT prep with John. He has been awesome .... Great personality for working with kids. He has been very helpful and I am glad I found him!

  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ron F.
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“Ivy League Tutors has helped tremendously with everything academic. Their tutoring methods are superior to anything else I have tried, which helped me study for the Biology SAT and have an extraordinary edge over others. In an efficient and interesting manner I was able to learn more than I ever had before on my own or with other tutors, and I received help in many other aspects like colleges, math, and chemistry. I will be sure to continue using Ivy League Graduate Tutors for all of my needs that I am sure they will greatly help” - Ron Fishman, Old Tappan, NJ

Jeremy Funke, Private Tutor
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron G.
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After a disappointing SAT test, my son did an intense 8-session course with Jeremy over about 5 weeks, focusing mainly on writing and reading. Jeremy was always pleasant and encouraging, explaining things carefully while also working my son hard. The result was that my son raised his combined writing and reading score by 170 points (his total score is now 2070). My son was thrilled with the improvement.

Fields Private Tutoring
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia B.
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Tristan is a very patient and professional young man. He tutored my daughter for her second time SAT test. Her scores improved as a result. He was also super accommodating when it came to scheduling tutoring sessions. I would highly recommend him.

Steve D.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Tyler M.
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When I had to take the SAT, and get a good enough score to qualify for athletic scholarships, Steve came through in a major way. In the weeks leading up to the test, he really put me first and gave me all the time I needed for working together. His advice on the test helped me a lot. I also like the way he doesn't waste time, and gets right down to business, without interruptions. I'm glad I had Steve to help me out.

Math Tutor
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Ken was effective at tutoring our three daughters for their Math SAT. One of them increased their score from a 640 to a 750.

Smart Study for Success
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Frankie L.
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I really appreciated the time and effort that she put towards me. It was a tremendous help and I felt extremely prepared for the SAT. Mrs. Kaplan would always try to arrive on time for our appointments and would even spend extra time with me if needed. If anyone is serious about doing well on the English section of the SAT, I highly recommend Mrs. Kaplan.

ConnectPrep
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Hamid M.
Verified review

I needed some help with algebra in 8th grade. My parents had heard of Jeremy from a friend, so we got in touch and he started tutoring me. Jeremy is an excellent tutor. He helped me with my Algebra and all of my other subjects. He has a vast array of knowledge in all subjects ranging from Algebra to History. On top of that, Jeremy taught me what was important to focus on. He helped me prepare for the SAT and showed me how important it was. I went on to do excellent on it. This is what separates him from other tutors. He informs you of things that will be important in the future even when it has nothing to do with what you are learning in class. All the while, Jeremy is friendly and down to earth. It felt like a friend or family member was tutoring me. I truly couldn't give him high enough praise.

Linear Learning Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Bridget B.
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We met in a small group once a week for SAT prep. It was a relaxed setting and we got a lot of work done. We started off with a practice test of both the act and the sat which was very helpful. I found the one on one session to be especially helpful, and there was never a question that went unanswered. I really enjoyed the class and got a lot out of it.

Taylored Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patricia O.
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James tutored my daughter for the SAT as well as the SAT math level II subject test. He is very knowledgeable of the subject matter as well as of the necessary strategies to tackle these tests with positive outcomes. My daughter was very happy with his tutoring style and felt confident on test day.

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I give the student a personalized approach that stands out from the pack. Having one-on-one instruction when tutoring is essential to diagnose weaknesses and improve on strengths. I am able to coach students to improve on weaknesses with encouragement, positive feedback. We work together to improve your score or essay.

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I want to give high school students personalized, expert guidance on the college application process, from developing a comprehensive list of schools to choosing the best school to attend and everything in between.

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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

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I provide tutoring services. I will come to you and teach all levels of math. I also do test prep. I have over 25 years of experience. I also have references.

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I teach math at all levels and standardized tests, including SAT, PSAT, ACT both Math and Verbal. What customers love about my work is that I get results. I am a good teacher. I am able to draw out my students to see how they reason on problems, and then guide them to improve their reasoning, as necessary. I don't just tell them how to do a problem; I teach them the reasoning that allows them to solve it on their own.

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I help students with the writing and reading sections of the SAT and ACT exams. Students' scores improve by a minimum of 200 points. I also help prepare students to sit the ELA exams, grades 6-12.

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I have been tutoring math (pre-algebra to geometry), the English language (reading, writing, and ESL), and test preparation (Hunter, SHSAT, and SAT) for five years both independently and through agencies. I create a curriculum based on an initial evaluation and then work with students for a short period in order to prepare them to meet specific goals.

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I provide high-quality, personalized SAT tutoring for anyone having trouble with the Verbal section (reading and writing). I'm a certified state educator with 7 years of SAT-tutoring experience. I've developed an efficient, effective method that focuses on concrete strategies and techniques for each question type. I focus on one thing: getting test scores up. As a result, every single one of my students over the past 7 years has shown marked improvement. I personalize every course for the individual student. I utilize Socratic-style methods to ensure that the student is working for every minute of the class - thinking, debating, and processing - and not just listening to me talk. I also bring a high-energy, fun attitude to my lessons; one that acknowledges that the SAT is no fun for anyone, but is beatable by everyone. If your student needs help on the verbal portion of the SAT, I'm your man, even if you've tried classes or programs before.

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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.

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.

When should you start preparing for the SAT?

It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

What is in the SAT test?

As your child is preparing for the SAT, it’s helpful to know the specifics of the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is made up of three main categories and one optional essay. Students have a total of three hours to take the test, with an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay. In total, there are 154 questions. During SAT prep, it’s helpful to take timed practice exams to understand how you’ll do during the actual test. Here is a brief overview of each of the four categories:

  • Reading: 65 minutes with 52 questions. The Reading test measures command of evidence, words in context, analysis in history and social studies, and analysis in science.
  • Writing and Language: 35 minutes with 44 questions. The Writing and Language test covers the same topics as Reading, as well as expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
  • Math: 80 minutes with 58 questions. The Math test looks at the student’s understanding of algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced math in the context of fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.
  • Essay (optional): 50 minutes with 1 essay. The essay will demonstrate the student’s competency with writing, analysis and reading.
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