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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Peter N.
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I'm very impressed with the quality and the education of the tutors. It's like everyone here has an Ivy League education.

Yes! You Can!
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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Laura is very proficient with coaching English as a second language. She will teach you the skills to interact with people (e.g.: in your line of business when you are in their country) who speak other languages. The skills include learning to be comfortable with the second language, and not just with the words themselves.

  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Adonya C.
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She is an inspiring motivator to your child. She is warm, caring and very knowledgeable of all subjects. I would recommend her to anyone (child or adult). She not only helped my daughter with learning subjects for the ACT, but also with helpful hints and techniques. Lastly, my daughter also suffered from anxiety during testing. I'm happy to say she did not experience any anxiety when testing!!!

  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Josie L.
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I have been working with Victoria Reeves for 4 years now and I must say that her teaching/help is outstanding! Not only have I been able to improve my writing skills grammatically, my vocabulary has increased tremendously. Her personality is very fun as well, so whenever you're taking classes, you won't feel bored or ready to fall asleep. That is one of my favorite parts about being tutored by her. It breaks the image of a traditional, dreadful tutor. You get to learn for someone with a bubbly, lively personality while getting studies done. I definitely recommend her!

Jeff Rosenberg
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We hired Jeff about 3 weeks prior to the ACT to help our son prepare. Jeff always came prepared with practice tests and reviewed several subject areas. Jeff relates well and understands high school age students. He helped our son focus on areas that would provide the greatest impact Our son's ACT score increased 3 points. We were very pleased with Jeff and highly recommend him.

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nethalie A.
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Ms. Reetika was one of the best tutors I've ever had. I lacked basic knowledge on math and chemistry but she had great techniques for me to remember formulas to doing more practice problems. Her way of explaining the methods on problems weren't complicated but right to the point. She wrote down problems and explained them step by step. I also really liked her personality, I'm usually really shy when it comes to asking questions because I didn't want to look dumb but I was very comfortable asking her questions or to repeat something if I didn't get it. She had great energy, charisma and was very friendly and made every lesson interesting. She's very organized so there was a content that she marked everything we had covered. I was also freaking out about college one time and her advice made me realize she's not only a great tutor but a great person on giving advice too. I truly appreciated her helping me. I would recommend her to everyone because she has helped me a lot. Thank you Mrs. Reetika👌🏼

Top Pro
from 11 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
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I was so impressed with Kevin and couldn't be happier that he reached out on thumb tack. I was in search of a tutor to help me pass the Elementary Education Math Content Test (very similar to the ACT math). Not only was Kevin able to teach in student friendly terms, he was SO knowledgeable of the types of questions and concepts I would need to know. Kevin was always very punctual and approachable when ever I did not understand something. We were able to meet before tutoring began to create a plan that we would follow together. By the last session, we covered every topic in the amount of time I hoped for. If you're in need of any math tutoring, I would HIGHLY recommend Kevin. Hands down the absolute best tutor I have ever been in contact with!!

Miriana's Tutoring
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!

  • 40 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jane H.
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Suzanne has been my daughter's tutor for the past ten years. She very quickly tapped into her strengths and interests to provide fun ways to improve her language arts skills. Suzanne's special education background, in addition to her patient and kind personality have made her an excellent teacher. My daughter has absolutely loved going to "tutoring" all these years!

  • 42 years in business
Corinne Kong
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Thank you, Ms. Rania, for attending the Eye Level Online Basic Thinking Math workshop. Looking forward to hearing about the implementation of Blended Learning at Eye Level of Skokie. Also enjoyed hearing about the positive energy of staff, students, and parents at your Center. Your smile says it all!

Sheilamary Koch
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Gillian C.
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Sheila is a professional teacher with many years of experience teaching English from preschool to high school level. I worked with Sheila in two educational institutions and really appreciated her outstanding level of English, her genuine passion for literature and her in-depth knowledge of the international Cambridge language exams. Her individual approach to each student makes her ideal for giving English classes online.

Professional Math Tutor
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!

Jessica Allen
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon H.
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Jessie helped me edit and better the flow of the book that I had wrote. When I chose her it was initially because of her educational background and the energy she brought to my work but once we started to dive into the writing I was even more impressed! She lives for this, she did such an amazing job and I will be utilizing her serives for any future work as well as referring my friends and family to her. Some of the things I did not not know upon choosing her to edit my work is that she uses Google Docs to help create a collaborative environment that is also convenient, easy to navigate through and allows for the opportunity to compare the edits she has made to what was previously written. The best way to describe her work is that she took what I was trying to explain to the reader/audience and ACTUALLY made it into what I was trying to explain. Thank you Jessie!

Maureen M.
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Dan S.
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I could have never passed math class without this wonderful educator by my side. There's no question that I'm not the best student and I'm a struggle to work with. Maureen never gave up on me and motivated me to never give up on myself. Her teaching style and process made it so much easier for me to understand the content, where other teachers and tutors had failed again and again. Mo sets the standard that every educator should aspire to live up to. She is the absolute best!

Samina Imtiazi
from 1 review
    DureSameen M.
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    Samina is an excellent teacher. Highly motivated, contientious and hard working. She is a great source of inspiration to her students Samina develops a deep understanding and connection with her students and at the same time sets high standards of excellence in academics and in character building of her students. I highly recommend her in any field of higher education in teaching or administrative positions. A very encouraging and pleasant person loved and liked by all her colleagues and students. A great asset to any institution.

    Susan M. Lenihan
    from 1 review
      Patrick I.
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      Editorial and proofreading projects for two separate education websites. Susan (a) met all the deadlines and often beat the deadlines, (b) was more than capable of working independently work out of her house as well as in the office, and (c) did an excellent job finding the needed issues in our services. I would definitely recommend Susan as she was great to work with and did an excellent job.

      Amari's Tutoring Service
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      Amari's Tutoring Service has a decade of experience providing high quality tutoring services.


      I am an educator that enjoys writing. I have helped people write resumes, edit books, as well as develop websites. I prefer emailing me your work and I will revise it for you or the information you would like me to write about for you.


      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.


      Hi, I think everyone can master mathematics. All you need is a little patience and someone to make it fun for you. I am a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering specializing in Nonlinear Dynamics & Control (applied mathematics). Math to me is exciting and I believe that everyone will be just as excited if they learn it in a fun way. I have taught advanced math courses, as an undergrad, to high-school students, helped students with math and quantitative test prep, and also taught popular university undergraduate courses. I have a strong background in teaching school level algebra, geometry, probability, statistics and calculus, ranging from basic to advanced level mathematics. I work with the students depending on their knowledge and goals, be it to score an A+ or learning something new and advanced. I like to provide personal attention and believe in helping the student learn rather than just teach from a book. Study with me and math will always be fun for you as it is for me.


      We offer education consulting which includes tutoring basic skills for adults, Zander English as a second language.

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