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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neal F.
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Bill assisted my daughter in preparing for the SAT and did a great job. I cannot recommend him more highly. He brings passion and energy to teaching and delivers it right to your home. Flexible on scheduling and always on time. Thank you Bill!

Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Arbor Tutors' instructors are professional, flexible, punctual, responsive, and have done a tremendous job in helping my daughter prepare for her SAT's. I can't thank these tutors enough!

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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica B.
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Mr. Gruber is an excellent tutor for the ACT/SAT. My daughter really liked the tutoring sessions with Mr. Gruber. She found their tutoring sessions productive and helpful. Mr. Gruber is effective, flexible, punctual, professional and his tutoring really made a difference. My daughter's SAT score increased by 100 points and her ACT score increased from a 29 to a 34. We highly recommend Mr. Gruber as a SAT/ACT tutor.

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!

Arbor Tutors - MD
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gino W.
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Best SAT tutors around.

Julia Beach
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia M.
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I started working with Julia in June to prepare myself for my upcoming SAT. We meet once a week on Sundays. And she's been a tremendous help and has enhance my confidence.

Math Help
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chinni P.
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He has immense knowledge in current SAT Math curriculum. I like the way he tailors his tutoring program for one on one student tutoring.

The Learning Turtle
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
JJ A.
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Laura is so easy to talk to and our son feels comfortable with her. We really appreciate her services and are confident our son will be ready to take the SAT!

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.

  • 2 years in business
Mike R.
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Excellent service! Zeke literally sat (virtually) with me and completed my essay for me. No doubt the best service around!

SAT Instruction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rick W.
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I was looking for an SAT tutor for my son Michael who had never taken the SAT. We were looking for someone who could teach Michael test taking strategies. Les was a perfect match for my son Michael. Les took every day, real world situations and integrated them into his teaching. Michael responded well to the personal, individualized training that Les provided which matched perfectly with Michael's learning style. We highly recommend Les to any student who is looking for a personal, individualized style of learning.

Arbor Tutors- Baltimore
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Allison E.
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With so many options for ACT and SAT preparation, it can be frustrating for parents trying to choose the best option for their children. We didn't have particularly high expectations at the beginning, which is why we were so pleasantly surprised when our son went up 380 points after only about 6 lessons. Based on our experience, Arbor Tutors is a premium service that delivers above and beyond what you pay. We were immediately impressed by their extensive knowledge of the testing process. Worth every penny.

CUP'N Learning
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney J.
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Amber is very professional and patient. She tutored my son for his upcoming SAT test and provided him with the knowledge he needs to go in feeling confident. Amber is prompt, very resource and possess a wealth of knowledge.

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

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.

  • 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.

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I am attending Georgetown's full-time MBA program this fall, and I can't be any more excited about this! I have started my own math tutoring business. My day job is an actuarial consultant, where I must effectively communicate mathematical concepts on a daily basis. I have undergraduate degrees in statistics and economics from the University of Maryland (2006). I have a strong and comprehensive math background, but I specialize in tutoring the following: * GMAT Math * GRE Math * SAT Math * Stats In the past, I have spent about half of my time prepping people for standardized tests and about half of my time tutoring people enrolled in Statistics courses. You may also contact me for other services.

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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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Hi! I have a bachelor of science in mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has been working continuously in secondary mathematics in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for nearly 20 years. I've taught pre-algebra, Algebra I Part I, Algebra I, Algebra II, precalculus, trigonometry, math analysis and calculus in Fairfax County Public Schools and in local private schools. Additionally, I have a series of proven successes in tutoring students at all levels and from a diversity of backgrounds, including gifted and talented students (BC Calculus, AP Physics, Thomas Jefferson HS, etc.) and students with learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, etc), as well as "just average" kids who've just been lost in the shuffle and enrolled in classes from middle school to high school to college and graduate school classes. I also tutor mathematics for SAT, GRE and GMAT and for LSAT's logic games and logical reasoning sections as well as ASVAB.

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I am able to provide tutoring on the reading and writing sections of the SAT. I can also provide some advising on the math section.

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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