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Elgin GRE Prep Tutors

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MyGuru LLC
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kim B.
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Constance (one of MyGuru's Senior Tutors, and a PhD student at Northwestern University) was great. Cody (my son, who was receiving ACT Prep tutoring) really enjoyed her, his words were "She is a really good teacher."

VidyaVed
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Ishan P.
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There is no question that Swadeep was critical not only in raising my GMAT and GRE score, but more importantly changing the way I THOUGHT about math. Over 10 days, my GMAT score increased from ~650 to 750, and it was not possible without Swadeep. We went over hundreds of problems together, and he could handle every single one in an elegant, easy-to-understand, and simple manner. Eventually, I started to see the themes he was highlighting with the different types of problems, and also started to enjoy mathematics more. Swadeep was rigorous and pushed me to the standard of preparation I needed to succeed. More importantly, we did not focus on the results, but rather the process, and I think that was the most important aspect of our preparation. Swadeep is one of the best tutors I have ever had in my life. I highly recommend him to anyone, especially for mathematics, and would be glad to talk to you if you have any questions.

  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Joan W.
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My daughter has really benefited from her tutoring with Greg. Her grades have dramatically increased and I have found that she is much more sure of herself in her math capabilities. My only regret is that she hasn't been seeing Greg all year! She attends Jones College Prep, and his location is just perfect for her to walk to after school. I am so happy to have found him and am sure that we will use him in the future also!

  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Suzy W.
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Allison Dunn works great with my 8 year old. She's very encouraging and knows how to help him deal with his challenges in a way that's less overwhelming for him.

Byer Educational Consulting
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly B.
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I came across Steve Byer in my pursuit to find the perfect GRE prep course. I spent 10 hours working with Steve and it was the best decision I made. Not only were Steve’s services a fraction of the cost of big name companies like Kaplan, Manhattan Prep, Princeton Review, etc. But also, I benefitted from the one-on-one nature of Steve's tutoring service. I am NOT a confident test taker, and especially when it comes to standardized tests. Steve was instrumental in helping to ease some of the anxiety I had and also tailored our program to focus on the areas in which I needed the most work. Steve is extremely qualified and was never judgemental regarding any questions or concerns I had. When I first started working with Steve, my practice test scores were in the 140s. I saw incredible improvement over the course of the next 4 weeks. Thanks to Steve, when I sat for the actual test, I received the highest scores of any practice test I took during my time working with Steve. I couldn't be happier with the time and dedication Steve put forth on my behalf. I am ecstatic with my scores and unbelievably grateful that I will not need to take the GRE for a second time. Thank you, Steve!! Finally, I want to emphasize how passionate Steve is toward his students. He was 100% available to me outside of scheduled tutoring hours and was more than willing to answer questions and look over work during his free time. There were many times in which he checked in with me to see how I was progressing. This dedication would not occur with a larger company like Kaplan or Princeton Review. I highly recommend Steve to anyone who is seeking help for standardized tests and/or tutoring in any academic areas. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Steve!! -Kelly B. Initial Untimed GRE Practice Test (PowerPrep) Verbal - 140s Quantitative - 140s. Timed Practice Test #1 (PowerPrep) Verbal - 153 Quantitative - 154 Timed Practice Test #2 (PowerPrep) Verbal - 150 Quantitative - 155 ACTUAL GRE SCORES Verbal - 159 Quantitative - 155

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha E.
Verified review

Best value for your money!! The Tutors are qualified, the materials and the Test Prep books are top notch. And best of all the Director was with us every step of the way. Calling us and making sure that we were making progress as anticipated. I give them the best points for staying on top of everything to make sure that my child was successful in school.

Telos Tutors
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel B.
Verified review

Renjie and I worked together over the course of two months in preparation for a GRE test. We had long sessions (3 hours) each time, but Renjie was focused and prepared and all the breaks we took were on my account. I took two Statistics courses in university, but aside from this hadn't taken any math classes since high school, so I focused all of my hours with Renjie in math. He has all of the hard skills that a good teacher/tutor needs: he has a deep knowledge of math and used repertoire of teaching strategies to help me learn. The teaching and learning strategies Renjie shared with me in math make it so I'm confident in saying I know he has the same skills for verbal reasoning in the GRE (specially) or vocabulary more generally. More than this, Renjie is kind, understanding, friendly, and easy to connect with. Both Renjie and I had traveled and worked abroad for a number of years and so it was fun to share stories in between problem solving. I got accepted into my graduate program of choice, got a full scholarship and a stipend to be a Graduate Teaching Assistance. It was a pleasure working with Renjie and I would recommend him to any who have an interest in improving their scores on a variety on tests, or to improve their performance in school at all levels.

One on One Tutors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha E.
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The ACT Test Prep Tutor was excellent. They brought materials, tests and flash cards and even created a plan for how they were going to get my daughter ready for the Test. My daughters score jumped 4 points with their help!

  • New on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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Beau did a fantastic job preparing my website for me. He was professional and reasonably priced. He also helped me when I had some technical problems a year hence. Highly recommended.

Joat Enterprises
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janice H.
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The plan is for Jodi to meet with my son 1x/week to review various middle school math concepts and homework challenges. She is prompt, responsive, and has shared different methods with my son for resolving problems. She has provided tools for him to use to improve his knowledge of factors. Her purpose at this time to keep him on task with 6th grade math, and to provide additional support where needed. She is willing to stay in communication with his teacher to ensure any concepts he may have challenges with are addressed. So far, our experience with her is great! We are so pleased and are recommending her services to others in our area.

Learning Ascent
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alex S.
Verified review

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!

Navin Tyle
4.5
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne S.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
George S.
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I needed help on the GRE and I was told Arbor Tutors is a world-class company. Both my math and verbal sections went up by over 10 points each.

Matt Raimondi
4.0
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!

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I am very passionate about education. I have learned many lessons on the long road to attending Georgetown University. The road included many struggles. I had to work very hard. I was fortunate to have tutors and mentors who guided me through those struggles. I am very passionate about now helping students the way people previously helped me. In my tutoring, I work hard to create practice problems and take home materials or study-guides to help my students further master the material. Along with my tutoring experience, I also have additional experience working with kids and teens in other roles. For 4+ years, I served on the Des Plaines Library's Teen Advisory Board.I also was a volunteer in in the library's Children's Summer Reading Program in 2012 and 2013. I also have extensive experience working with children in hospitals and volunteers of all ages in my role in the nonprofit charity Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK). My work in CFHK has taught me valuable communication, organizational and problem solving skills. I believe these experiences all enhance my ability to be an effective tutor. I believe tutoring is an opportunity not just improve a student's skills in a particular subject but also to help a student build strong academic skills that will help them overall. (i.e: organizational, studying, etc.)

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Expect results. I am a Kaplan-trained whiz at test prep, and have enjoyed seeing my many students attain unparalleled results on the GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, and PSAT. After receiving my BA, I taught for the Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Oklahoma. Recently, I completed my MA at the University of Southern California, and was honored to serve as a fellow and teaching assistant in the Department of Comparative Literature there. My strengths as a teacher lay in my ability to present material in many different ways to a variety of students. I am personable, tending to easily establish a rapport with my students, and enjoy teaching in a way that stimulates a student's furthered interest and expertise in the subject matter.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have prepared over 300 students for the ACT Test and my strategies have been published in an ACT Preparation book. The sessions will be tailored to the student's own learning style and are upbeat and fun. We work with actual questions from recent ACT tests, using the questions as a base to learn strategy, tricks, and academic concepts. Give me a call for more information. Thanks!

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I tutor Spanish grammar, reading, speaking, and writing, I teach all levels, and through our conversation, I help the students to improve their accent.

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