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Michael Math
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
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Michael has tutored all of my children at various times with algebra, statistics, and standardized test prep. Relates well with student and parent. Knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

  • 9 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Lana P.
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I have had an excellent experience using Above Grade Educational Services. Jocelyn has been very helpful and responsive in helping me to set up my tutoring and my tutor, Fio, has been excellent. Each session with her is helpful and works to build on my skills and she is responsive to any questions or requests I have for extra practice. Grateful I found this company!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelley S.
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I had a last minute request for tutoring for my daughter's SAT. Billy worked with us and followed up. She loved Greg, her verbal tutor. This was a benchmark test and we'll definitely use Billy's services when before the next one she takes.

"A" Success Academics, Inc.
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Peyton M.
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Darryl did an amazing job of preparing me for the ACT in only just 4 days. I had such a great time and learned so much and got the score I needed! Would definitely recommend to any student looking for SAT/ACT prep courses

Arbor Tutors - GA
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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I wish we would've started with Arbor Tutors in the beginning. I've been very bad at math my entire life. Arbor went above and beyond of what I needed.

  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Er B.
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Mr Gathany worked with my daughter on test prep for the SAT. He communicated with me every step of the way on the areas that needed improvement and also gave the work to build those areas. Mr Gathany was always there and I do consider his work very helpful to my daughters overall score. I highly recommend Mr Grathay if you are looking for someone to help get you grades or scores up.

Strive Academics
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsi J.
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I tried to study and practice on my own for the GRE, but after I got my terrible scores back I knew I needed tutoring. My tutor was always punctual (often earlier than I was!) and thoughtfully prepared for our sessions based on my needs. I did poorly in the GRE quant section, so we worked on improving my confidence and speed (a lot of focus on strategy) doing GRE math problems. After re-taking the test, I scored 9 points higher! Obviously, I had to work hard to get these results, but a huge chunk of my success is because of my tutor.

Sankofa Education Services
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Rose A.
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Ms. Bates is currently tutoring my 7th grade daughter. The experience has been very positive. She has been phenomenal thus far! My daughter connected with her right away (not an easy task). She explains things to her in a manner that's very simplistic and makes sense to my daughter. During our second session she already had gone to my daughters school's website to get familiar with her teachers and the assignments due. She is very knowledgeable in all subject areas, and familiar with educational trends. She has come to each lesson prepared and each lesson is designed with my daughters learning style in mind.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jaycob C.
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My son is in 10th grade and a bright boy. However, with ACT tests coming up, we wanted him to reach his highest potential. Through the Chelsea International Getting Into The Ivys test prep program, my son has excelled so much so that he is up to go to Stanford. After doing 6 weeks of private tuition with Dr. Michelle, her patience, understanding and encouragement, has driven my son’s greatest results. He scored 34 on his first time taking the ACT and he had no prior ACT testing experience. I am so impressed and so thankful for the professional experience of Chelsea International.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jill S.
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They were totally awesome. I needed help with SAT prep-- really math and reading assistance. Everyone was down to earth and they knew how to explain the material to me in a way that connected with my learning style. I would definitely recommend them. I've already signed up to work with ACTODAY throughout the school year. Thanks.

Sky High Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sunny K.
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Matt and his team are very proficient in tutoring. They follow the school schedule and check with the kids as well.

Coach Kam Test Prep
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gio N.
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Coach Kam worked with my son to improve his Math SAT scores. Although we haven’t received the results yet, he did feel extremely better prepared for his test. She was thorough and helped him through concepts for better testing skills.

Adriana S.
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I studied history with Mr. Rutherford for five years, and received preparation for standardized tests (ACT and SAT) with him in my junior year. He is compassionate and understanding, and always willing to help. In his classes we engaged in thought-provoking discussions and debates, and his main goal was always for us to learn, and made us want to learn more.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bruce P.
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The Jeff and his tutors worked hard to understand specifics of my daughter's learning style and subject areas in which she mist needed help. Then they created a very customized plan, which was well received and helped boost her confidence going into the ACT test.

Effective ACT Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Stephani H.
    Verified review

    Matt Hartman is an excellent tutor! He knows how to identify a student's needs and cater to those needs to push the student to get the results they are looking for. He is very thorough, patient, encouraging, and cares about his students' progress. He is very knowledgeable and is excellent about helping students develop the skills and fundamentals to help them do great on their tests. Matt is also very easy to converse with, and is very good about responding to communications, and accommodates scheduling when possible. I definitely recommend him as a tutor, 100%!!!

    Words Inc
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Jill J.
    Verified review

    Renee is an exceptional SAT and ACT tutor! The proof is in the test scores. I hired her for my son and daughter. After working with her, my daughter's verbal score increased by 120 pts. My son, who has ADD, increased his ACT score by 10 pts. We went through two other tutors-college kids from Kaplan and Princeton. Neither of them had these results and quite frankly, they were a ripoff in price. Renee is an innovator who personally connects with students. She's committed and passionate about teaching. She was a big influence in giving my son self-esteem about his testing abilities. That was worth every penny. Virus-free. www.avast.com

    • 22 years in business
    Ze O.
    Verified review

    Sarah is very positive, enthusiastic and encourages my daughter to do better each time she comes. My daughter’s grade has improved, we are very grateful for Sarah and that she is tutoring our daughter. Way to go ClubZ

    Prep Geeks Test Prep

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      Prep Geeks tutoring offers the best LSAT prep services in the Atlanta area. Join the ranks of successful students and experience a larger score jump than any of our competitors. 99th percentile LSAT scorer reveals secrets.

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      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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