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  • 9 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Richard M.
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We were tutoring with Jocelyn and will continue to use her as long as she is available. Our family has used her services now for the past three years and each year she continues to grow in her knowledge. She has helped our special needs student tremendously. Our son needs the extra one one one attention due to having dyslexia and a processing disorder. Each of her sessions are tailored to him personally. She takes the time after the sessions to tell us the methods she is using, why they are helpful, and what she will do next time. In addition, Jocelyn is supportive, punctual, and flexible (in reason). We will continue to work with her as long as possible! Thank you for all of your hard work.

Michael Math
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Evea K.
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I have been lucky enough to have Mr. Goodman's help throughout the majority of my academic life. While participating in homeschooling through the end of elementary school and beginning of middle school, he was my instructor in mathematics each year. Additionally, Mr. Goodman was extremely helpful as a supplemental tutor when I needed help with my public high school math courses. I have received tremendous aid most recently in my college courses (both with my college course material, and in helping me to stay fresh with basic skills). Overall, I would highly recommend Mr. Goodman's tutoring services for any stage of learning. He has been extremely helpful and dedicated, both locally and long distance.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne B.
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I interviewed and asked around about several tutoring companies in the north Atlanta area and found The Learning Island to be not only reputable and challenging for my son, but also more affordable. I found Billy Satterwhite, the owner and founder, to be a hardworking businessman and educator of high integrity, and extremely flexible with occasional schedule changes which I aimed to keep to a minimum. I appreciated that he and my son developed a comfortable rapport. I'm happy to say that my son's scores increased as a result of his tutoring sessions, and he felt good about his relationships with the tutors. It is very conveniently located for the Sandy Springs, Chastain Park, Vinings, and north Buckhead communities. The whole experience was overall very, very positive and I highly recommend The Learning Island to anyone with teenagers looking to prepare for their standardized tests.

"A" Success Academics, Inc.
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Erica M.
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This was my first time using a tutorial service. I must say, I could not be more pleased with the results. I wanted to get my son (a senior in high school) additional help as he prepared to take the ACT. His tutors were Mr. Darryl Marquette and Ms. Johnnie (JR) Redding. Both were amazing! They interacted well with my son and were able to present the information to him in a manner that was clear and concise. The techniques shared were invaluable. Thanks to both Mr. Marquette and Ms. Redding, my son's ACT score improved 9 points. We all were pleasantly surprised. I would definitely use them again. If you are in the market for a tutor, I highly recommend them.

  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Pat R.
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We really enjoyed Mr. Gathany. He was pleasant and very professional. My daughter is taking the ACT Exam today (02/06/16) and we are confident with Mr. Gathany's tutoring, my daughter will succeed. We made the right choice.

Strive Academics
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany H.
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Ralston is great! Over the past few months Ralston has been tutoring my son to help improve his ACT score. My son's score has improved 3 points so far, and we are really pleased. I would definitely recommend this service for your tutoring needs!

Tutoring Suites
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Johnathan C.
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Mr. Brown has been tutoring my son for about a week now. He is an excellent tutor and I sometimes find myself listening in to refresh concepts I haven't heard in awhile. Much success in your business!

  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey W.
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Mr. Cherry is doing an awesome job tutoring my son. I would recommend his services to anyone!

Northside Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn A.
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Improved SAT score 140 points after two months of tutoring, definitely recommend!

Sam Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Pheneik B.
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Sam is an excellent tutor. He tutored me in Advanced Statistics. Sam is knowledgeable, resourceful, and professional. He presents the material in a way that supports the learning style of the person he is tutoring. I highly recommend Sam for tutoring needs.

Arbor Tutors - GA
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Noah J.
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Arbor Tutors is the best tutoring service I have ever used. Much better than the service I used last year. I wish I would have discovered them earlier.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Artemisia T.
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I’ve taken my SATs a couple of times and although I am not a bad student, I just felt that I could have done better, I knew it inside, but just could not find where it was. I got the Getting Into The Ivys tutoring program and worked with a Chelsea tutor. What I really like about my tutor is that she’s a qualified teacher and is professional and knows how to actually teach concepts properly. I really did not want to take any chances. Going to university is very important to me and my family. Susan my tutor developed a special study plan just for me, which helped me focus on my key weaknesses, without feeling de-motivated, in-fact I was so enthused by her, I actually looked forward to all my sessions. She is a brilliant tutor and I am so very grateful. I was able to increase my composite core by 100. I am very pleased.

Soar Educational Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Imoni E.
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I enjoyed the ACT tutoring course because I was given the same about of effort from my tutor, Mrs. Hypolite that I put into the lessons. She helped me increase my composite score 4 points. We set a goal, and focuced on each subject and where I needed to improve it. Our lessons were never rushed and I met each of my sub score goals successfully.

Tutelage Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valmik P.
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I signed up for Tutelage Academy when I finally realized that I needed to do something about my SAT/ACT scores. Within two weeks of working with the teachers there, I saw progress in my scores. Within the span of one month, I went from a 29 on the ACT and a 1800 on the SAT to a 33 on the ACT (2200 SAT). The teachers at Tutelage Academy adapt to every student's individual style of learning, and I genuinely enjoyed learning in the environment they have created. Because of their help, I was recently accepted into UGA, NYU, and the University of Michigan. These are colleges that would be out of my reach without the help of Tutelage Academy, and I cannot thank the teachers there enough.

Sky High Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria H.
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Sam, Chloe did really well on her last ACT but wants to take it 1 more time in Sept. She would love for you to tutor her again for this. Thanks.

Kirven toward success
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lea N.
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Josh has helped me learn certain subjects, like chemistry, to a degree that I did not think was possible. He explained things in a way that helped me fully grasp the concepts. The way he explains the subjects, his competitive pricing, and his willingness to help make him a truly great tutor. He has great clarification skills, and if you don’t get the way he’s explaining something, he will switch his delivery technique to a way that works for you.

Arbor Tutors- Alpharetta
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Julie B.
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Everyone knows how insanely competitive getting accepted to an Ivy is these days. You really need a company like Arbor Tutors to help navigate the process. They first helped Nicholas go up from 1190 to 1560 on his SAT. They also spent a lot of time making sure all of Nicholas’s college application essays were as well written as possible. I recommend Arbor Tutors to any family with Ivy League aspirations.

A.C.E. Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Lisette D.
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The team here at ACE Tutoring are incredible. They bring so many years of experience with them, and genuinely want to help students achieve better. Because of Ann's help, I survived Calculus!

Tutoring by Kelsey
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
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Kelsey was great to work with - she provided ACT Math tutoring for my daughter which increased her score by 5 points! She was flexible on scheduling and locations too.

In a Pinch Math
5.0
from 1 review
    Suzanne S.
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    My daughter needed an urgent Algebra2 session to prepare for a quiz. Jessica was quick to response and very easy to work with to organize a meeting place with so little notice. She helped my daughter finally breakthrough a concept she studied repetitively without success. Unfortunately, Jessica's proximity to us is a little far for weekly session, but we will definitely contact her for one-off situations. If you are closer to the city, I would high suggest Jessica as a regular tutor if math is challenging for you.

    • 23 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Debra M.
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    Jeff is very professional as well as personable. His eye for matching the correct tutor to the student is perfect. Our son is doing well and the private tutoring has been successful in promoting better study habits, confidence, and obtaining higher grades on his class assignments and tests. We are pleased!

    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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