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Arbor Tutors - St. Louis, MO
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph E.
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Good customer service from Louisa and Paul. Excellent math tutors also.

  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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Souradip is a tutor, par excellence! We're grateful to Thumbtack for bringing him into our lives. He's responsive to our children's needs. He's great at explaining and uses various techniques to make sure that they understand the material. Souradip's infinitely patient and never makes them feel less than or embarrassed to ask questions. The children look forward to working with him (now that's a litmus test for a tutor who's doing something right!). They would rather work with him than see a movie! We sought tutoring because our children were struggling and in a matter of a couple of months they're "A" students. That's a testimonial to the caliber of tutor that he is!

  • 23 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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We are so happy with the wonderful tutors and service. We would highly recommend this company! It has made a significant impact on my sons success.

Kelsey's Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Monica S.
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My son improved his ACT score by 5 points in some sections on the test and picked up many valuable tips. Well worth the money!

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Terry S.
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    I am amazed at the ability Tutor Blast has to accommodate the needs of all three of my kids. Two are in high school and one is in college.

    Tutor Magic
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Joe K.
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    Jason is an excellent teacher and is knowledgeable across all subjects. He was able to immediately improve my son's test scores by giving him quick techniques and simple guides to answering test questions. He improved my son's ACT score enough to get him accepted into an Ivy school.

    Hugh McMonigle
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Hugh M.
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      Hugh is a nice young man. He is hard working and really understands math and computer programming. He has tutored in college, and has worked for me on his computer for Science Olympiad.

      Bio C.
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      Efrem is a experienced teacher and tutor, he got 10+ years of teaching and tutoring experience. He works hard, show respect to students, has detailed explanations when work with you. Also he is a sincere Christian who loves God. I would recommend him to anyone who has urgent need in math and science.

      Megan's Tutoring
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Vince A.
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      Great teacher!

      • 1 year in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Diane L.
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      I appreciate that the experience is taylored to our needs.

      SeekBrilliance Tutoring
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Hannah M.
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      I had a very good experience working with Faisel. My ACT score came up 3 points, and more specifically my math score came up FIVE points! I was very please at how prepared I was when it came to test day. Meeting for tutoring was very convenient and times were fairly flexible. Overall, I was very happy with my experience with Faisel

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      35 years of teaching experience. Specializing in high school math but also available for all math levels.

      • 24 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I tutor any subjects that you may need, including all levels of math, pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, calculus, physics, biology, and chemistry. SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, Statistics, ANP, Finance, Accounting.

      About

      North Group Tutoring provides educational assistance to students in grades K-12 and adults anywhere in the world. With convenient online sessions or engaging face-to-face tutoring at one of our facilities, we got you covered.

      • 11 years in business
      About

      Ken Boyd is the owner of St. Louis Test Preparation. He provides online tutoring in accounting and finance to both graduate and undergraduate students, and online tutoring for the CPA exam. Boyd is the Author of Cost Accounting for Dummies, The CPA Exam for Dummies, Accounting For Dummies All In One, and 1,001 Accounting Questions for Dummies (2015). As a former CPA, auditor, tax preparer and college professor, Boyd brings a wealth of business experience to education.

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      I am a certified teacher: k-5 elementary and k-12 special education, learning and behavior disorders. I have worked/volunteered in schools for more than 25 years. I have the knowledge, experience and patience to help students improve their academic skills to help them achieve their full potential in school as well as in their future careers.

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      I teach oral communications, a primary communications course teaching interpersonal communications, intrapersonal communications, etc. One-on-one tutoring is my specialty!

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      I am a private tutor of math and science. I have master's degree from Dartmouth College in synthetic organic chemistry and long-time formulations scientist at Pfizer.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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      Students that work with me are very confident in their ability after a few sessions. I take my time to explain the material on an individual basis, instead of instantly turning to the textbook's methods.

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      I am offering or available for tutoring, teaching, grading or curriculum development or editing. My education and experience include master's level experience and specific methods might include either traditional or problem-based learning methods. Grade levels might include preschool through specific high school and college topics, as well as some graduate level public health. Topics may include, though not necessarily limited to, biology, anthropology, public health, wellness, health and healing, French and a range of topics for younger students or ESL. Other interested parties might include teachers or other projects. Please contact me by mail if interested in speaking.

      About

      I was the supervisor of the largest community education center (Mullanphy) in St. Louis City (now retired). The youth attending the center were primarily 12 to 20 years old. We had a rule that in order to play basketball, you had to have three tutoring hours a week at the center, even if you were an honor student. I managed to get the honor students to tutor their peers if they were interested. I have been coaching students since 1985, from middle school through high school, as well as taught on the adjunct faculty of three community colleges. I like working with students, although my professional career was in business more than education. I have always got along well with youth and find it a worthwhile activity especially now that I am "semi-retired" and have more freedom with my schedule. You need to be consistent not gullible but respectful. What's easy for one person can be Greek to another. People learn differently, and the key is to find the key to each individual.

      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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