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Lita Tutoring
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Honour M.
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Julissa was my sons ACT tutor and she was phenomenal. She is very pleasant, assertive, and efficient! I would definitely hire her again!

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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan W.
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I am a senior at American University and first contacted Bill to help me prep for the math portion of the GRE. I experienced a jump of over 10 points on my math portion after working with Bill! Bill is an awesome tutor. He is flexible and quick to respond to changes in my busy schedule. He is also high energy and makes the process exciting! It was apparent during our first lesson that Bill really has a passion for teaching mathematics.

Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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I could not seem to score well on the ACT. I ended up with Arbor Tutors and had a tutor who met me every week for 8 weeks and when I took the test and got an excellent score (33). Worth every cent.

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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie P.
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Paul has been great working with my daughter on SAT/ACT prep.

Equity Tutors
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Alex was great in helping my son prep for the SAT!

Student Excel Tutoring
3.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Sheridan P.
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Eric has been very helpful assisting my daughter with ACT math and we are so happy with him we plan to continue using him to help her with her regular math studies too.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey R.
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Ms Helen is blessing. My daughter is very excited about her tutoring session with Ms Helen. My daughter feels more confident about her school work due to Ms Helen providing her with the study skills she needs in her everyday studies. I recommend Ms Helen to any parent who's child is struggling in school.

Anna Goddu - Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nick V.
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Anna helped my SAT scores tremendously. On my first SAT I scored a 400, after being tutored by Anna my math score increased by 70 points; she also helped me increase my English score by 40 points as well. Besides being a awesome tutor, she is a very kind and understanding person. Anna will work with what your schedule allows in order to give you the best opportunity to succeed on either the ACT or SAT.

Modern Muse Education
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zachary W.
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Jessica and her team at Modern Muse Education are sincere, intelligent, and professional. Their new Gaithersburg facility is wonderful and provides students with a comfortable place to get test help (she even provides snacks!). Jessica and her team are not only extremely patient and educated on the test themselves, but also connect the testing content to public and private school curriculums, customizing a student’s test prep course based on their current grade level and course schedule. The course provides students with everything they need to succeed on the test, as well as how to evaluate their test scores to identify what they need to improve on future tests. I 100% reccomend Modern Muse Education for all students in need of SAT/ACT prep!

Club Z! In Home Tutoring
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda S.
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Club Z is a terrific program. We loved the in home tutoring. That saved so much time for us and we used the program for two of our daughters. We did a summer reading program and SAT prep course. The tutors were highly qualified and each of them worked really well with our girls. The tutors were also very flexible and that was so appreciated with a busy household full of schedule changes. Our students are better prepared for the upcoming challenges. We highly recommend Club Z.

SmArT PREP Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Elizabeth G.
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My daughter was recently tutored by Sam for a college pre-cal/trig summer school course. The pace was fast and by the time we called Sam, she was in the fifth of her sixth week. By week 5 her grades were taking a downward spiral as the material was getting more complex. She was teetering on the precipice with a C-. After one intense week of working with Sam she finished with a B. He worked magic. He was patient and and an excellent teacher .I initially worried that he would be "too qualified" to tutor the course, but he was able to explain math to my rising sophomore college daughter, who has always struggled with the subject. He was the best math tutor my daughter has ever had. And a very nice man.

In Class Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
    Jacqueline B.
    Verified review

    In Class Solutions was the solution to my children's homework problems. My tutor, Pamela Mitchell. is super professional, super fast at finding out what my kids were missing academically, and got them exactly what they needed. She also did SSAT prep with my oldest daughter to prepare her for the private middle school admissions process. Overall, I cannot recommend In Class Solutions enough! They were thorough in their assessment of my kids, and continue to be my childrens' secret weapon for getting straight A's in school year after year.

    GreatTutoring.com
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 27 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lauren B.
    Verified review

    I observed an SAT prep class. Jason was well prepared, knew how to answer every question, provided good feedback to the students, and prepared them well. I highly recommend him as a tutor.

    About

    I am an Ex-Big Four IT Consultant turned entrepreneur on a mission to help students master the fundamentals, boost their confidence, and achieve high test scores. I take pride in delivering personalized tutoring to each of my students. I don't believe in rote memorization or taking shortcuts. Instead, I strive to transfer the skills necessary for their long-term success. After years of experience and research, I have compiled a list of concepts that many students struggle with and created effective methods of demystifying them. By filling in a few fundamental gaps, I set my students up to realize their full potential.

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    My work stands out because I was once one of the students who thought math was an undecipherable mess until I learned how easy it can if it was just explained in an unintimidating way. I can identify with students who have trouble in math, which makes me patient and understanding with my students.

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    What makes my business grow is by helping others who need help. My business sets a example to do better.

    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Personalized tutoring for standardized exams and academic subjects taught by top performing undergraduate and graduate school students from Ivy League.

    • 24 years in business
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    We provide top-notch tutoring and SAT/ACT prep from a small team of trusted pros. We have been serving Nova for over 15 years.

    • 17 years in business
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    WE LOVE MATH AND TEACH IT WITH A CONTAGIOUS PASSION at Abacus Learn STEM and SAT Prep Tutoring! Our tutors have many decades of teaching experience with degrees and credentials from Ivy-league institutions and top academic universities in the United States and abroad. We have a passion to see ALL students succeed and grow in understanding in math/science/tech subjects that may seem hard. We cater lessons to each child's specific learning style and speed so each lesson boosts students' confidence. Abacus Learn now offers Homework Help tutoring plans for as low as $25 per session to help students get better with homework completion. Abacus Learn tutors specialize in obviating very hard STEM subjects including Algebra 1, Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Differential Equations, AP Computer Science, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics and much more. We also teach how to crack the SAT college entrance exam including the SAT Verbal, SAT Math, & SAT Writing sections. With us, your children will learn the secrets to mastering the SAT exam, how to avoid test day anxiety & intimidation, and how to optimize their scores to better target the colleges and universities they desire to attend! Tutoring slots are limited as the 2017 school year begins. To schedule your Abacus Learn Math, Science, or SAT prep tutoring sessions call (240)394-MATH (6284)

    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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