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Lita Tutoring
from 48 reviews
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Ty S.
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Julissa was a great tutor and helped teach math for an important test. She was very accommodating with scheduling times to meet.

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Bill Knows Math
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
from 34 reviews
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Gus G.
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You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We ended up doing in-home tutoring and the tutor was very kind and courteous and knowledgeable.

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PTG Tutoring Services
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary H.
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Paul Gruber is a wealth of knowledge and insight about the college application process and SAT / ACT testing process. He's patient with his students, has a fun personality which brings a calm manner to what can be a stressful time for students and parents. I highly recommend him for your tutoring and college prep needs.

  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Mrs. Jackie is a big reason why I got through high school and am currently attending one of the best public schools in the country. I grew so much personally and academically because of her expertise and advice. Not only did I work with her to apply to 14 colleges, but we also worked on AP test prep, ACT test prep, interview practice, resume building, scholarship finding and so much more. Jackie is an amazing educator, advisor and friend and I would recommender her to any and everyone.

Equity Tutors
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Gustavo V.
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Alex from Equity Tutors is great. He explains math with real life examples and has helped our son make progress in his advanced math program.

Novastar Prep
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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We are very happy with Novastar prep ! They provide excellent tutors. My children are advancing as well as enjoying their sessions . Novastar prep is always available for questions and concerns .. Highly recommend them !

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Faith H.
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My daughter was ready to drop her AP Calculus class. She was struggling with a bad teacher and being the youngest in her class. Then we were introduced to Glenn Smith. Glenn changed her year! By meeting with her weekly in his "virtual classroom (Dabbleboard)" he was able to review concepts, go over homework and prepare her for tests. Glenn is a wonderful teacher! She went from struggling to getting straight A's in her class. Glenn also prepared her for the AP Calculus test. She got a 4! We especially like Glenn's flexibility. My daughter is extremely busy but Glenn could always accommodate her schedule. This is made even easier by the fact that all the instruction occurs on-line. There is no lost time due to commuting. It is an extremely focused and efficient way to tutor. I can't say enough good things about Glenn and our tutoring experience last year! We have already got his committment for this year (AP Calc BC), so hurry before all of his time fills up!

Top Score Education Inc
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Camille L.
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I worked many hours with Emily in TOP SCORE EDU with essays along with GRE Prep. She was full of energy and always pushing me to do better and helping me focus on my weak points to make them strong. It was always a pleasure to sit down with Emily and work. My GRE increased immensely and also my writing and outlining skills. It was a perfect fit for me.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tonya P.
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Awesome tutor. Gives great ideas on how to properly study for tests. The advice she gives parents to help your child prepare for test is outstanding. She breaks down math in a way that the kids will remember it. She has tutored my kids and they are different ages. She doesn't cookie cutter her study methods, she customizes her methods for the childs needs.

Modern Muse Education
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!

Anna Goddu - Tutor
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
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SAT and SAT Subject Test Tutor. Anna is incredibly kind and patient, but also works her students very hard. She cares a lot about her students and motivates them to achieve their best. I would highly recommend Anna as a tutor.

  • 3 years in business
Karen A.
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Kate helped my older child with TJ admissions and PSAT test prep. It helped a lot, I credit kate for the extra boost that helped achieve National Merit Scholar Semifinalist and an 800 on her Math SAT and TJ class of 2015. My younger child also found Kate's course offerings helpful and thinks that extra boost helped secure admission to TJ class of 2020. My kids looked forward to sessions with Dalby and Inspiring Test Prep and always found them enjoyable as well as helpful.

Justin W.
from 4 reviews
    Britt G.
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    Justin tutored me over the course of a few months as I prepared for the GRE as part of my business school application prep. When I came to Justin I had already taken the test once and was feeling discouraged and hopeless (particularly when it came to the math section). After spending about 10 sessions with Justin and following his prescribed study regimen, I felt confident going into my next test. Both my Math and Verbal improved greatly due to Justin’s guidance and because of our time together I am preparing to attend a top 15 business school in August. Private tutoring was a big investment for me, but it was one I will never regret!

    Catalyst Academy
    from 1 review
      Stephanie D.
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      Its truly impossible to explain the feeling I received when my child went from a D to an A in math after contacting Catalyst Academy. The tutor was amazing! He spoke her language, he was able to break down the material in a way that she could understand and remember. The teacher even called to congratulate her after her final report card came out. I will continue using Catalyst Academy to help keep her on track. The price was reasonable and I never had an issue with the tutor not being on time. I highly recommend using Catalyst Academy.

      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I love math, and by the end of our sessions, every one of my students loves it too (or at least hates it a little less!). I want to do more than just teach the material; I want to inspire my students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. In SAT prep, our lesson plan is completely unique. We have flipped the SAT classroom! This is SAT prep of the future. "Homework" is a short video with instructions about a particular strategy. "Class" is about practicing - learning how and when to use the strategy. This lets students and teachers focus on the most important part of the SAT - getting the questions right!


      I have a track record of success on standardized tests. This success is achieved by first identifying weak areas and focusing on developing the skills necessary to improve in those areas. HSPT PREP AVERAGES: Verbal Before: 46.5% Verbal After: 68.5% Math Before: 31% Math After: 61% TERRANOVA(6th-8th Grade) Avg. Increase: 2.27 Grade levels SAT PREP: Coming Soon


      We offer the following services: * Math tutoring at all levels * Reading and Writing tutorials * SAT/ACT preapation and other test prep * Homework help * Summer programs * Study and organizational skills * Science * Foreign language * Gifted learning and enrichment * Homeschool instruction and support Our program highlights include: * Individualized tutoring * Effective SAT/ACT test prep * Structured homework assistance * State certified and degreed tutors * Tutoring at our facility or your home * No long-term contracts or hidden fees * Customized and diagnostic approach to instruction * Innovative summer and academic skill-building programs

      • 17 years in business

      • 24 years in business

      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.


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      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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