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TutorWithTheBest
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle T.
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Professor Lunsford was my Statistics teacher at the University of South Florida. I also went to him for private tutoring. He explained concepts to me in way that was easy for me to understand. Dr. Lunsford is very knowledgeable and an outstanding educator. He made learning a lot of fun and showed genuine concern for his students. He always was passionate about his career and it showed. I wish all professors and tutors were more like him! I graduated in 2011 and live in Washington State. Even on the opposite side of the country he has been a wonderful mentor!

Miles Smart Tutoring Inc.
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Frank S.
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I needed a tutor to help my grandson prepare for a Geometry exam. Miles Smart Tutoring did the job by responding quickly and assigning the right tutor for him. My grandson found his experience to be very positive. I would use him again should the need arise.

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn K.
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My son, Bobby, absolutely hated math, and didn't even want to go to school! I didn't know what to do! Then, a friend recommended Jennifer at Seeds of Knowledge Tutoring. Bobby and I both loved her! We went to her house for 2 hour sessions. (Jennifer even has a little couch where parents can wait and read, or whatever, while she tutors the children!) Within a couple of sessions, Bobby was LAUGHING!! Now he LOVES math! His teacher says that he is doing MUCH better! We were THRILLED with the help that our son received!

Arbor Tutors - Tampa Area
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jeena J.
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They exceeded our expectations. Arbor Tutors is truly a terrific company!!

Jill Lufkin
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ankit A.
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Jill is a great teacher. With her as my tutor I raised my act composite from a 30 to a 34. She also responds to you within 5 minutes. Plus, she helps to write really good college essays. Glad to work with her.

Carla Barry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Trenny R.
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Carla has been tutoring my two daughters for years now. She is not only highly competent and capable in any field she tackles, but she also has an uncanny ability to discern what exactly a child needs to do in order to help her achieve. Carla is incredibly intelligent and she has a kind soul that my children connect with. She is always patient and knows that each one of my girls has different needs and she adapts her tutoring accordingly. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this young lady. She is always on time, she is trustworthy and gentle and amazingly in tune with each one of my children. I recommended her to several of my friends and they are all very happy. They always give her rave reviews. Carla is a gifted teacher and you would be most lucky if she tutors you or your child.

  • 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
Rachel J.
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Cheryl tutored me in College Algebra and I went through many tutors before her and never really understood it but she helped me really get to the core of why I was struggling. She is very dependable and extremely flexible. She is willing to work around your schedule to make sure you understand the subject you need help in. Overall she is an awesome tutor and I highly recommend her for any of your needs.

Bullseye Learning
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela F.
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My son had fell behind in third grade and we were seeking a tutor that would help catch him up and prepare him for the fourth grade. Hiring Kati from Bullseye Learning was a God sent. Not only has my son excelled in fourth grade courses, he has also gained confidence and skills sets, I feel he would not have gained in a normative classroom. So we decided to hire her full-time. I am both relieved that my son is learning by leaps and bounds and grateful for the commitment that Kate at Bullseye Learning has displayed in her efforts in educating of my son. Thanks-Bullseye

Prince Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew F.
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Sal's detailed understanding of Mathematics is second to none. He make's you feel comfortable when discussing new theories and problems. I would recommend Sal for any math class. If your in a bind Better Call Sal

Sanju's Tutoring for Less
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phyllis W.
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Sanju poured her heart out to come up with a program to help my daughter in the areas she needed help in. She devoted way more time than normal to achieve this goal.

John Bennett Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Raison S.
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John is thorough and prompt. He works hard in advance to be prepared for the lesson. My son enjoys working with him. Once when he wasn't available, he still cared enough to help us via the telephone with the math problems.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. C.
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Knows what he is teaching, willing to work with your schedule, overall a good experience.

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I am a certified elementary school teacher. I have knowledge of common core, SAT, and FCAT. I have 16 years of teaching experience.

  • 5 years in business
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I give private tutoring lessons in Math, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Test-taking Strategies for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, GED, TABE, ASVAB and ISEE exams.

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I have 30+ years of teaching and tutoring experience. I am New York licensed and permanently certified. Subjects I teach are: chemistry, biology, earth science, general science (6-12), anatomy and physiology, as well as math proficiency, college algebra and geometry. I also offer one-on-one prep for PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT, with guaranteed results. I cater instruction to student's specific needs and learning aptitude. Local references will attest to great results.

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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!

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We change the lives of children struggling with their school work. Above Grade Level is an internationally proven tutoring program with over 30 years of experience in providing in-home professional tutoring and instruction in subjects such as math, English and others. We are offering a completely free assessment to identify the students’ strengths and problem areas, which we use to create customized lesson plans for the student. We help change the lives of a wide variety of students, including those who are performing well and want to maintain those good grades, those who are gifted and need challenging enrichment programs, those who are experiencing problems at school, and those taking college entrance exams such as ACT and SAT. What people like best about our program is that it's private. We go to the home and give one-on-one attention. Plus, it's guaranteed! All our tutoring is one-to-one, face-to-face, and personalized. After all, every student is unique; their tutoring should be too!

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I offer self-publishing and tutoring services. I'm mobile and can come to your home at your convenient day and time. I am a published writer, certified teacher, insured small-business owner and master's degree in Education holder. For more information, see my author's page "David R Wellens" on Amazon. I am also an Amherst College graduate and a USF graduate school graduate. I have low hourly rates.

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We assist students in grades K through college in a wide variety of subject matters, including college prep courses, ACT, and SAT.

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I provide in-home tutoring. I have worked with students in small groups of three to four to help develop their basic reading and writing skills. I also have helped individual students prepare for exams like the SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, and GMAT. I will give filled out evaluations and reports to chart students' progress.

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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