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Bradenton ACT Prep Tutors

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  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie W.
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Jennifer Young (Seeds of Knowledge Tutoring) tutored my son, Mark, for the SATs. We were so happy that we found Jennifer! First, she connected well with my son, despite his initial reluctance to even receive tutoring. She is very positive and it is obvious that she really cares about her students. Next, the lessons and homework Jennifer provided were great - she tailored her teaching to Mark's needs - she didn't just stick to the test prep book. Finally (and perhaps most importantly), she helped Mark raise his score by 210 points (on the 1600 scale), which is going to give him a strong college application AND a Bright Futures Scholarship! We would recommend Jennifer (Seeds of Knowledge Tutoring) to anyone!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rita M.
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Jasmine has been a great match for my family! We initially hired her to work with only one child who really struggled with the ACT (read: low composite) and had difficulty managing his time during the test. Jasmine taught him strategies that helped him approach the test more efficiently as well as fill in some of the skills gaps he had in every section of the test. His scores shot up to the high 20s (!) on his practice test. We just got his April scores back and he got 29(!!). We couldn't be happier with the services Jasmine is providing. She is now working with all of our children on standardized test prep and they are all making great improvements. Thanks so much!

Arbor Tutors - Tampa Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Marilyn J.
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I got Arbor Tutors to help me with test prep for grad school. Oh man! I am SUPER happy I did that. The tutoring manager walked me through the whole process and set me up with TWO tutors. They also said I could change tutors at any time, but I didn't need to. I was accepted into all of my top choices (Columbia, Penn, Cornell and Duke). I used the application services also (they reviewed my essays).

Jill Lufkin
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
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Jill is very good at relating to my child! She works well with my daughter and is very encouraging. She is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about SAT and ACT writing. She helped my daughter with her college application essays and also her resume. We are very happy to have met Jill!

Carla Barry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Macy H.
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Carla was an excellent and highly qualified SAT and ACT prep tutor of mine. She help bring my original SAT score up by atleast 300 points and my ACT score from a 22 to a 26. She truly cares about helping others, you can tell she wants you to exceed and is not profit driven. She even helped me with things outside of our paid sessions, offering her own free time to help me draft my college entry essays. I was referred to Carla from a friend who also had outstanding score improvements from her SAT and ACT testing. I couldn't imagine a better or more qualified tutor than her and I'd hire her again in a heartbeat. She is, in many ways, accountable for helping me earn my college acceptances!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas H.
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Ali is a very experienced educator and knows the ins and outs of the educational system in Sarasota County, She works with my kids on a weekly basis and stays on top of their homework assignments, projects, and grades. We recently hired her to work on SAT and ACT prep with our older son and we know he will do great on his test as a result.

Math Tutor for You
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Marla W.
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Cheryl is a pro at tutoring... offers easy to understand strategies that effectively improve understanding. My high schooler is being tutored for SAT and ACT test taking and Cheryl was impressive from the first session. She is friendly but stays on task and gets the most out of an hour lesson. She is dependable, reliable, informative, knowledgeable, experienced and has the ability to identify the student's best way of learning and teaches to that style/need. I highly recommend Chery for any type of tutoring, she is an ultimate professional.

Andrew Adler
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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Andrew did a great job getting my daughter prepped for the ACT. We only had a few weeks before the test and Andrew was able to focus on the strategies that would give my daughter the best possible outcome. She entered the exam confidence and a plan of attack. Thanks Andrew!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lori C.
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In only a handful of sessions Mr. Lerch was able to help my daughter improve her ACT score from a 23 to a 29 allowing her to receive the top-level Bright Futures scholarship. Thank you!!! I highly recommend his very professional and focused services.

One-on-One Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ken B.
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*** A Life Saver *** Long story short; my Previous Tutor cancelled on us at the last min and I needed a Tutor for the ACT College Exam for my son and Fast. I sent out a desperate plea for help on Thumbtack and I was not interested in " Online Tutors", as they were the only ones available since the ACT & SAT test were a few weeks away. Marlene responded to my Request within a hour and said she would be more than happy to help my son. She was able to squeeze him into her schedule and help. I was so relieved and thankful. After talking to her on the phone we manage to arrange a schedule that would work for both of us. Marlene specializes in ACT/SAT college entrance exams and met us at our local library . After a brief in person interview, she started promptly working with my son. Marlene knew exactly how to work with him; he is a 12th grader and will be applying to college this school year. After their session, we discussed what he learned. It was the first time I have ever seen him so excited about Math before. He told me how Marlene showed him shortcuts, and other tricks to find the answers to the questions on the test. I was impressed by his enthusiasm and would highly recommend Marlene as a tutor. She is very pleasant, well prepared, smart, and knows how to motivate a child. Thanks again Marlene !! Ken B

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie B.
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Cynthia is amazing. My daughter instantly connected with her and she feels so much more confident about taking the ACT and SAT exams.

Armstrong Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ann Marie M.
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My daughter has been using Armstrong Tutoring for the past 4 years. She has used them for specific subjects weekly through out the school year. She has used their exam review sessions for both mid-term and end of the year exams as well as their AP exam reviews. She also used them to prepare for the ACT/SAT. She is graduating this year in the top10% of Plant High School. The tutors are excellent and their schedules are flexible. Thank you Armstrong Tutoring!

Select Choice

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    About

    Select Choice provides tutoring and test prep services in person in the Tampa Bay area, and online around the world. We provide both one-on-one coaching, and small group instruction. Our online students meet with a live instructor regularly in our highly interactive classroom, which is complete with audio, live video, chat, and an interactive whiteboard. We have coached many students to perfect scores on all sections of the SAT and ACT, and help numerous others excel in courses that were once defeating them. In everything we do, our focus is on the learner, and the learning process. Our students consistently comment on how easy we make things and, if you can believe it, on how much fun they have!

    About

    Having lived outside the U.S. for over 20 years, I am your best choice as a tutor for English as a Second Language including TOEFL and TOEIC test prep. In addition to private students, I have taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt as well as both Berlitz and Inlingua language schools. I have also tutored SAT (critical reading and writing) and ACT test prep students very successfully in-home.

    About

    Infinite Edge Learning center is specializing in SAT, GRE and ACT tutoring and test prep in Tampa. We also offer English, math, and essay tutoring services; AP classes; and TOEFL, IELTS, ESOL and FCAT preparation.

    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.

    How long does the ACT take?

    Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

    • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
    • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
    • Ten-minute break.
    • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
    • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
    • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.

     

    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.

    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.

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