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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Susie H.
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They have hundreds of tutors to help. This makes scheduling very easy. Especially if you do it online.

VidyaVed
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Akshay P.
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Swadeep is a great tutor for ACT. I have increased my score by 4 points. I would recommend him if your are struggling in math or if you want to raise your ACT score. He is guaranteed to higher your score and always has quick shortcuts to use on the test.

Jeff Rosenberg
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Yanina P.
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Jeff was an ACT tutor for my child, who is a Junior. He was always prompt, very professional and got job done. She has consistently acheived scores of 35 + with his guidance.

Telos Tutors
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ellyn G.
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Renjie was AMAZING and so helpful!!!! Renjie worked with me for a few months studying for Quantitative GRE. He was so kind and made learning math concepts easy. I have already recommended Renjie as a tutor for friends that are about to take the test. I learned so much from Renjie, I would use him again in an instant. When I retook the test, I used Renjie's strategies and my percentile doubled over. Highly HIGHLY recommend Telos Tutors!

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl M.
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If you are looking for a math, science, or English tutor you have come to the right place. I am a junior in college and have used Arbor Tutors to help me succeed and become a more efficient student. Top-notch service at a very reasonable price

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Math and Test Prep Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roseanne C.
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Mike was very accommodating to schedule sessions with. In our case, our daughter wanted to focus on Math for the ACT. She was able to raise her Math score significantly.

Keerthi Duvvuri
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Siri D.
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Amazing teacher!!! We can't say enough good things about Keerthi, our maths tutor! Not only did she single-handedly teach my daughter different techniques and shortcuts to solve problems , where she ended the year with a solid A, but she gave her the confidence that she could really solve any kind of hard problems .

Hntsa Asgedom ACT Tutoring
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kasia R.
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Hntsa is a great and extremely knowledable tutor. What we liked about him the most is his dedication and understanding of the student's strengths and weaknesses. He takes his time explaining the concepts to the students and also makes them comfortable at whatever level they are. Before my son started his tutoring sessions, Hntsa took his time to talk to him over the phone to discuss his study habits , his goals and expectations. He helped my son over the period of a few weeks to raise his ACT score. We don't know what his new score is going to be since he is just taking the test this week. However, I am very confident about whatever he learned will stay with him forever.

  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha R.
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Allison has been working with my 6th grade daughter tutoring her in math and i cant believe the difference in such a short time. Its so nice to see my child have a level of confidence when it comes to math that she has never had before

Miriana's Tutoring
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kate M.
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Miriana was there for me beyond our tutoring sessions. I really felt our sessions were personal. It was my first time working with a tutor and I had an excellent experience. I’ve recommended her to all my peers. Her rates are great too!

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Kascha Brown
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josie W.
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She is wonderful to work with and explained the toughest concept with ease. She definitely help me improve my grade and study habits. I would recommend her tutoring services to anyone in need. 👍🏾

Performance Tutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lila A.
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Great tutor. Very intelligent and relatable. Knows how to make material interesting with age apropriate examples.

Professional Math Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Patrick M.
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Ashwin is a most excellent math tutor. He is thorough, patient, and has a special gift to explain math in terms everyone can understand. He is always well prepared for lessons and provides a quality educational experience. I highly recommend him!

Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Emily S.
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Rami is really friendly and helped me with studying for the ACT. It was a good experience overall

KHOOL Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erica J.
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Thanks to Khool tutoring my son Ethan who is in 2nd grade is now reading above grade level when he precariously struggled with reading comprehension and spelling. Not only is he more skilled his confidence has increased tremdously. His English teacher reports that he even volunteers to read aloud. I still can't believe it! Im so grateful for the time and attention my son was given. Ethan and I look forward to his next session.

Navin Tyle
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne S.
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My son has been tutoring with Navin for a few months now and has made tremendous progress in his honors math and science courses. Navin also has been working on ACT prep with my son, which has made him more confident going into the next exam. We highly recommend Navin's tutoring services.

Learning Ascent
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alex S.
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After completing the ACT prep course at Learning Ascent, my son got a composite score of 30. English: 32, Math: 33, Reading: 29, and Science: 26. He took the writing portion too, but we do not have results for that yet. Prior to tutoring, his score on a practice ACT test was a 26. The tutors Sean worked with helped him improve his scores. Overall, very happy with his results!

  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
XP X.
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My son did not like being tutored. Mr. Stehlik is the tutor that my friend highly recommended. When I proposed to him to get tutoring from Mr. Stehlik for ACT, not surprisingly to get the answer-- immediately declined. I could not do anything until my son told me his practice ACT test scores-- his scores during practice had been in the range 33-34. At this point I forced him to go to see Mr. Stehlik. I pre-arranged with Val for a 6 lesson package but in case my son did not want to go further, he would only do one lesson. Nervously, I asked my son when he finished the 1st lesson, "do you feel helpful?" Surprisely, he answered "yes". "Would you like to continue for 5 more lessons?" My son said firmly "yes". The 6 tutoring lessons were done in a period of 3 weeks and then my son went for ACT test in school in April. He told me he did not feel well during test because of acute cold syndrome started in that test day morning. I then registered him again for June ACT test, thinking that he may need to repeat. Three weeks later, my son asked me, "do you think we can cancel the June ACT test and get the registration money back?" I became nervous: "what score you got?" "Composite 36", the voice came calmly and pleasantly. We highly recommend Mr. Stehlik for ACT tutoring. He is like an excellent carpenter, able to find a small hole and put the nail on the hole to make the whole piece perfect and firm!

Matt Raimondi
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
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I used Matt as a tutor for my college level algebra class. I've always struggled with math and Matt was very patient with me even when I had a hard time understanding the material. I'm the type of person who has a hard time asking others for help and Matt didn't make me feel dumb about not knowing the answer. I wish I would've had a tutor in high school because I've really learned a lot and my grade truly reflects the outstanding tutoring I received from Matt. I am so thankful for the help from Matt and I really liked that his schedule was open enough for me to meet at different times when I needed access with homework help or test prep. If you are thinking about hiring a tutor Matt is your guy- you won't be sorry!

Private Tutor 1on1
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Ari B.
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Peter is very nice and very professional. His tutoring skills are very good. He is attention to detail is amazing. Peter is very friendly.

One on One Tutors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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Great Tutors. Very Professional and Qualified. Would recommend them to anyone looking for tutoring.

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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