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Miles Smart Tutoring Inc.
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
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My son improved his score on the SAT by 220pts after working with Perry after only 4 weeks.

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Janie S.
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Jennifer assisted my 11th grade son with SAT Prep during this past April and May. The experience was absolutely invaluable and we highly recommend her services to other families. Prior to finding Seeds of Knowledge, my son had never been a terrific test taker; we were all feeling very anxious about the SAT. Jennifer immediately put us at ease. After reviewing the results of my son’s first SAT test, she tailored her program to specifically address his needs and particular areas of weakness. She provided many test-taking tips and strategies which bolstered my son’s overall attitude and confidence. Working together for two hours, twice weekly, Jennifer covered a tremendous amount of material in a relatively short period of time; not a moment was wasted! The homework assigned between each session was meaningful, yet not overwhelming. Throughout my son’s sessions with Jennifer, he remained highly motivated and positive. Thanks to Jennifer, my son increased his SAT scores by 300 points! Never, in my wildest dreams would I have expected such outstanding results which are bound to impact my son’s prospects in terms of college admissions. I definitely know who to call when it is time for my 14-year-old daughter to prepare for the SAT!

  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rita M.
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Jasmine did a wonderful job of getting my daughter and son through the college admission process. After working with Jasmine for my daughter first, I knew that we had to use her again because my son was a very different type of student. She did so much to make the experience outstanding: helping my kids figure out their best fit colleges, ACT & SAT prep, getting recommendations from teachers, writing essays, and finding scholarships, just to name a few things. I would recommend Jasmine's services to any family that wants to make the transition to college as seamless as possible. Keep up the great work, Jaz!

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
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew E.
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Excellent tutor. I took an advanced SAT class with her, and instead of counting the questions that I could have gotten right, I started counting the ones that might have possibly been wrong. My SAT jumped 300 points, which is pretty decent when you're starting at a good place already. Carla was very professional and I partly attribute my admissions (and subsequent career) success to her thoughtful guidance.

  • 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.

A Tutor Service
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Savannah S.
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Amy Levin helped me accomplish the impossible. She helped me with my SATs and she helped me write my college applications. She is the absolute best. I didn't have the privilege to meet her in person because all of our sessions were on skype but she was able to help me through it all. She gave me study tips and taught me techniques I used on the test. I couldn't have done it with her!

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa F.
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Karen was an amazing tutor! Because of her, our daughter raised both her ACT and SAT scores significantly.

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
Sylvia P.
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I hired Mr. Adler on extremely short notice to tutor my high school senior one week before she was taking the SAT. We were lucky enough that Mr. Adler was able to squeeze us into his schedule and my daughter received excellent math instructions for the SAT. Andrew is definitely an authority in his field and very professional. Highly recommend!

One-on-One Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ken B.
Verified review

*** 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

A-List Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia G.
Verified review

I learned many strategies as to how to tackle the SAT and I brought up my score tremendously with the help of A-List Turorting. Alissa was very sweet and helpful.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie B.
Verified review

Cynthia is amazing. My daughter instantly connected with her and she feels so much more confident about taking the ACT and SAT exams.

Everett Millman
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
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Prior to my acceptance at USF, Everett assisted me in preparing for my SAT. He tutored me primarily in mathematics; he was patient and was able to communicate the material thoroughly and effectively.

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!

  • 20 years in business
Carmen S.
Verified review

There are two things that are important to me - someone who listens and cares, and then gets results. I’ve known Dave for a long time, and watched him achieve success in a lot of different things. And I’m not surprised that he has now set his sights on helping kids achieve their dreams, because I’ve never seen anyone care about kids so much. He will impact many, many lives through Club Z!

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I am a Florida certified teacher with experience in the SAT written exam and can tutor a student on how to achieve better scores on the written exam.

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I am able to break math down to 7 easy concepts that helps you get the subject faster. I also have an inclination towards teaching so students are able to understand the work completely.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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