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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Brad H.
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We bought a few too many tutoring sessions and they refunded us a couple of hours promptly, with no questions asked. The quality of the tutoring was top notch.

  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Wendie was an excellent tutor. Easy to schedule with and found a time and convenient location close to home. My son's score went up several points from the first time he took the ACT (before tutoring). His Reading score had a big increase send his math score went up dramatically too. My son mentioned that the tutoring also helped him in his math class at school. I would definitely hire Wendi again.

Jeff Rosenberg
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Very happy with ACT tutoring Jeff is providing for my son!

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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We did in-person tutoring at the library for math. Our tutor was excellent.

Top Pro
A+ TUTORING SERVICES
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darren G.
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Kevin is the most outstanding tutor I have ever met or even ever spoken with. He is a retired physician who had great teachers during his career and now works with students to try and have a positive influence on their lives. My son did both high school Math and Science tutoring with him AND also did ACT test preparation with him. My son's ACT scores went from 24 before working with Kevin to 33 after working with him for just 3 months! I cannot speak more highly of him. If you want your son or daughter to really excel - you better at least meet with this guy! Darren G. Northbrook, IL

Miriana's Tutoring
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher T.
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Miriana’s tutoring was a huge help to me for basic english rules especially with grammar and she really helped fill the gaps in math from high school to help me take the ACT.  Highly recommend!

  • 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

Performance Tutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta K.
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Tim did a fantastic job tutoring my son for the ACT. He totally understood where to concentrate their time. Highly recommend.

  • 27 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sameena H.
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Club Z is a wonderful organization that has really helped my son gain confidence in his math skills where he went from a D to a C in just 3 weeks and hopefully by the end of the year to an A!The tutors are great and very patient and Shazia the area director is always checking in to make sure we hare having a good experience. I highly recommend Club Z tutoring services .

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.

Candace Learning Center
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Tina S.
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My son is in high school he is in upper college prep Geomatry. He said in 1 hour with Candace he learned more then he has the first semester at school. Highly recommend

LAW Methods
4.3
from 4 reviews
    Duong N.
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    LAW Methods is a MUST-DO!!! The Elite program was a short three months with flexible scheduling. The quality of instruction is unbelievable. It was not a classroom with thirty other people, where the instructor just feeds techniques and guidelines. I received one-on-one tutoring with a top-notch instructor. He made sure to work with me to make me a LSAT-taking machine. We went through all the previous LSAT until I could reach top marks. By exam time, I breezed through it and expected a high score. No doubt at all. AND I got it! LAW Methods is the way to go.

    Premier Academics
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet P.
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    Jasmine was extremely helpful - significantly better than any professional tutoring service I attended. Not only does she know the material but she can explain it in a way that makes sense and she gave me examples and outside work to further my understanding. I was getting a D in my class and with her help I passed with a 93% on my final exam. I would definitely recommend her as a tutor and I wish I would have found her sooner!

    • 12 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
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    Michael Hurley is simply the best. He relates well with our 14 year old son on a personal and professional level. He easily explains math concepts and their relationships that makes complete sense and encourages and motivates our son to do better. Our son enjoys math thanks to Mr. Hurley and his grades reflect his dedication and excitement for math! We are fortunate to have him as our son's tutor and friend!

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    I provide tutoring services that engage the mind, body and soul through movement, music, drawing and alternative expression using a client's strength to get through the challenges.

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    I am a NBCT in mathematics. I am an IB certified teacher in mathematics. I am an ACT math tutor. I am a standardized math test expert. You will get up to ten point gains in math.

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    I offer assistance with high school or college writing assignments, literature studies, research papers, creative writing, and proofreading and editing of academic writing in any subject.

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    I have over 40 years of experience in teaching all levels of math from grade four through College Calculus II. I am accredited in the New York and Texas states. I have excellent rapport with students. I will supply references upon request.

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    I offer one-on-one learning. I can provide English and Italian lessons, as well as ASL. I am great with geometry and explaining things, as well as helping someone with vocal lessons or children piano. I am very musically, scientifically, linguistically and artistically inclined and would love to help tutor.

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    I provide middle school and high school level math tutoring as well as ACT math preparation. I have been a teacher for the last 4 years and have taught pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, and statistics.

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    I have taught reading, writing, thinking, speaking, listening, critical thinking for the past fifteen years. I also have a daughter in school, so I can see both sides of the education system. Fun works. Rigor works. Students having a voice works. I can help people navigate grades, tests, and most of all learning! I have also begun writing digital curriculum, pushing my thinking about how to design and measure learning. I would love to write more curriculum that works as games do.

    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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