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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan W.
Verified review

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
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 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.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lily T.
Verified review

Let me start out by saying that I am NOT a "math person." I've always struggled in all my math classes (Except geometry that involved shapes and vocabulary. Go-figure.) This semester I had to take Calculus for Social Management at George Washington University. I soon realized that I was falling behind, and not understanding the professor or the concepts. I was beyond lucky to find Nema. We spoke on the phone for only 30 minutes the night before our first session- and he proved how much he could help me in such a short time. Nema is an incredible professor. He helped me quickly find my strengths and weaknesses- and is incredibly patient. We reviewed each concept- and the ones I did not understand he was able to explain multiple different ways, and effortlessly provide different example problems. I went from not understanding 90% of the class and having to constantly refer to my notes; to knowing each rule and types of problems inside and out. We worked together many hours to prepare for my midterm- and after many sessions with Nema, that was the first time I had ever taken a math test without freezing up on a problem. I knew exactly what to do without hesitation. Nema is an amazing professor, has a great sense of humor, and clearly loves what he does and it shows!

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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliana W.
Verified review

Paul tutored me for two months for the SAT and ACT. He is very patient and helped me understand tricky math concepts from a new perspective. He knows all the tips/tricks/strategies for raising someone's test scores and he gives great practice resources. When I started the standardized testing process I felt very overwhelmed but Paul helped me raise my confidence in my test taking abilities and in turn, my scores improved dramatically.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayana P.
Verified review

This company has totally helped my daughter prepare for the HSPT test. Michael has been wonderful to work with and so have his teachers. I can't thank them enough. We didn't even have to leave the home as everything is set up remotely which worked well for us. Worth all 5 stars!!

House of Wisdom
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Miranda C.
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Mr. Ahmed is helping me with my math placement test for college. He really takes time to teach you step by step! He's very patient and very helpful! I will rock this math placement in May! Thank you Mr. Ahmed

Equity Tutors
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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Alex helped my daughter prepare for the SAT when she was a junior. He was great! My daughter is a good student, but has severe test anxiety, especially about whether she will finish on time. Alex taught her test taking strategies to help her answer as many questions as possible and had a calm demeanor that worked wonders for her. She ended up exceeding our goal for her score! Thanks :)

Math Help
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

Viven did an excellent job ensuring my daughter understood the fundamentals as it relates to Algebra. He worked diligently with her on pending assignments and always did a thorough and detailed review of prior tests and upcoming exams. Viven helped my daughter secure an A in Algebra when she had never ever seen the material prior to this school year.

Acumen Tutoring
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey P.
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Kendra was fantastic. Her entire process was thoughtful and she helped me to achieve my goals. I suffer from test anxiety and she was able to help me build my confidence and develop a great study strategy to excel on my GRE. I would highly recommend her to anyone who would like to increase their GRE/GMAT/SAT test score or needs their work peer reviewed. I also loved that her schedule was flexible and that she was able to meet me at multiple locations.

Top Score Education Inc
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Camille L.
Verified review

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.

One Day Tutoring, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Tamara T.
Verified review

Was able to prepare my high school junior for the SATs wonderfully. Helped install a level of confidence that worked on test day! Thank you!

CESAR MENDEZ
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gabriela R.
Verified review

Good experience. I learned new strategies for the TOEFL test that helped me to improve my scores.

Math Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra M.
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My son is preparing for a test to enter an apprenticeship program. He needed to brush up on various math problems. She patiently worked on each problem with him giving him helpful tips along the way. She has a very flexible schedule and works in a nice quiet environment.

Modern Muse Education
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zachary W.
Verified review

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!

A Plus Success Tutoring
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne A.
Verified review

My two children need math tutoring and I saw his phone number around the corner of my house. I call him and he met me and my children the next day. He introduced us the tutoring called Raquel. She is very nice and excellent tutor. My children passed the SOL test with just a couple of classes. I highly recommend A Plus Success Tutoring.

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
William M.
Verified review

Dale was a great ACT tutor, especially when it came to teaching an international student the ins and outs of the Reading and Writing sections. Since we started working two weeks before the test date, Dale laid out a great strategy of drilling practice tests and helped us find our weak points to review. He had a great base of resources and experience to help us not only with tactics and test taking skills, but how we could apply these study techniques to a broad range of tests and classes.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monique P.
Verified review

Les was a great, positive and an encouraging tutor for my son. He helped my son prepare for the Catholic High School entrance exam (HSPT). He was always positive in explaining how each section would work. He worked with him and encouraged him every tutoring session. I believe with his help my son went into the test well prepared. My son was accepted in all of his schools, Gonzaga and St Johns. My son really enjoyed working with Les. He took him time and he really cared and even checked up on my son after his test to talk about it.

Charlie
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

I was tutored for the math section of my SAT because I scored a low 500 and wanted to improve. I really liked Charles because he was extremely organized and knew exactly how to get through all the sections reasonably within our time frame. While working through each section, he was very helpful and thorough in making sure that I was learning how to do the problems and improving my math skills. At the end of the six week period he had me take a practice SAT test, and I ended up scoring 100 points better than I scored my first time taking the SAT. During the actual math section of my SAT, I felt a lot more comfortable and like I actually knew how to find the answers. Overall, I'm very satisfied with what I got out of the tutoring sessions, and because he's extremely helpful and determined to help, I would definitely recommend him to a friend!

SAT Instruction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

While we are still waiting on the final scores for both of our daughter's SAT test, Les provided what we asked him to do, with the wisdom of a father and instructor and that was "how to handle the questions you don't know the answer to." We had a limited time to prepare for the test and Les was able to cover a lot of ground. Hiring him one on one, enabled us to adjust his teaching and customize to the needs of our daughters. He also proved to be a good sounding board for us as we worked the system. I would be happy to provide a recommendation for Les.

Prometheus Prep
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon R.
Verified review

I worked with Lotus Prep when preparing to take the LSAT about a year ago. Before I started working with Michael, I was struggling to get the score that I wanted and needed to get into law school. After meeting with Michael twice a week for 3-4 months, everything started to click as he was able to help me simplify each question and pick the right answers, rather than over analyze which I had been doing. Through our sessions I was able to improve my score by 15 points. I applaud Michael for his patience and genuine service. I would highly recommend his company for anyone looking for tutoring services and achieving a more desirable score.

Arbor Tutors- Baltimore
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Allison E.
Verified review

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.

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.

How do I prepare for the GMAT?

If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 per hour.

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.

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.

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Washington, DC

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    im looking to get at least a 26 so i get go to school for free

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Arlington, VA

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    10th grade
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Mc Lean, VA

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    English, Reading
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    ben studied extensively for the test. We need a very experienced tutor for 2 classes next week to give him some helpful tips how to take the exam and polish his skills. Ready to pay $100+ for each class for an EXPERIENCED in ACT tutor
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