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Highland Park SAT Tutors

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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia R.
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Arbor Tutors could accommodate the tutoring needs we had plus tutoring for the SAT/ACT. Also, their online model provides flexibility for my daughters complicated schedule.

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
Aimee H.
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We did both online and in-home tutoring and liked both.

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Math and Test Prep Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary P.
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My daughter became more confident in her math skills. She was able to raise her Math ACT score after tutoring.

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A+ TUTORING SERVICES
4.4
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!!

  • 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
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!

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
Kamruddin M.
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Club Z! helped both my kids succeed. Their tutors are qualified and very knowledgeable in the subject and they make learning fun. I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for tutoring.

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.

Optima Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
About

I am an encouraging, energetic and effective English language tutor who will help you improve your reading, writing and comprehension skills. I work in corporate, collegiate and high school settings helping students prepare for presentations, study for standardized college prep/AP exams, read analytically and write clearly and concisely. I am a positive tutor who is dedicated to helping you accomplish your goals.

B-Wise tutoring
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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We really enjoyed what B wise has done with our children. They were able to identify a plan for both of them and we saw a increase in grades on the next grade cycle. Looking forward to more sessions.

Atlas Tutors
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jaya B.
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Atlas tutor came to my home for tutoring SAT to my 9th grader son and his friend once a week for one and half hr, for 18 weeks. Atlas tutor was very helpful. Very punctual and flexible. My son and his friend enjoyed the company of tutor and learning from him. Being just couple of years difference between my son and tutor, he felt very comfortable learning from the tutor. I will highly recommend Atlas tutoring service to anyone.

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I am a recent college graduate of Beloit College in Beloit, WI, majoring in international relations and Russian language. I am a native in Chicagoland, and I hope to give back to students and the school system that provided a lot to me. I am a passionate teacher, able to connect with children of any age. I have worked at a summer camp in Naples, ME, teaching soccer to children ages seven to 16 and have tutored English while living in Russia to two children ages eight and five. I am very comfortable teaching at any age level. Thank you!

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I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.

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I have always excelled at academics and love sharing that passion with children. I enjoy assisting children in meeting their goals.

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I will come to your home or we will go the public library. I tutor math, from middle school through college, as well as biology, chemistry, physics and Spanish. I also tutor for ACT and SAT prep.

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I am an IL certified and licensed K-12 science teacher. I have taught 9th-grade science at a health-focused charter school for Latinos in Chicago for the past 4 years. I've also served as a mentor for the Chicago Scholars Program. I care deeply about helping each student to discover and reach his or her potential though key learning strategies, data-based instruction, and the perseverant support. In my 4 years of teaching, I have seen my 9th-grade students grow -- on average -- over three points' growth on their science Explore and Plan tests, in comparison to a one point growth average in Chicago Public Schools.

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I have been tutoring for a company throughout the north-west suburbs for multiple students of various ages.

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Empowerment Tutoring provides premium, 1 on 1 tutoring from experienced specialists. Not only are our tutors masters on the material they teach, they also are relatable, fun, and encouraging, role models that help engage a students self motivation and empower them to reach there goals.

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I can help students and anyone who is interested with their subjects. I'm an electrical engineering major and know what it takes to succeed in school.

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How do you study for the SAT?

Your SAT prep strategy can mean the difference between a great score and a mediocre score, as well as the difference between being accepted to or rejected by your school of choice. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a college entrance exam that measures a student’s knowledge and understanding of what they have learned up to this point in school and what they need to succeed in college. In addition to arming students with the knowledge they need to excel in the math, reading and writing components of the test, SAT prep can help improve scores by teaching students crucial strategies for taking the test itself. Professional SAT prep tutors can work with students one-on-one or in group sessions. Typically, tutors recommend that students who are comfortable and caught up with their regular schooling begin SAT prep at least three months before the test. If you’re targeting an elite school, six months before the test is a good time to begin. Students who are behind in school are advised to start early to ensure they’re caught up and feeling confident in all the relevant subjects. Suggestions for long-term SAT prep include taking challenging high school courses, completing all homework assignments, preparing for class tests and quizzes, and participating in class by asking and answering questions. There are free SAT prep training tools online; for those who’d like a one-on-one tutor to take them to the next level, the national average rate is $70 per hour.

When should you start preparing for the SAT?

It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

What is in the SAT test?

As your child is preparing for the SAT, it’s helpful to know the specifics of the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is made up of three main categories and one optional essay. Students have a total of three hours to take the test, with an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay. In total, there are 154 questions. During SAT prep, it’s helpful to take timed practice exams to understand how you’ll do during the actual test. Here is a brief overview of each of the four categories:

  • Reading: 65 minutes with 52 questions. The Reading test measures command of evidence, words in context, analysis in history and social studies, and analysis in science.
  • Writing and Language: 35 minutes with 44 questions. The Writing and Language test covers the same topics as Reading, as well as expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
  • Math: 80 minutes with 58 questions. The Math test looks at the student’s understanding of algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced math in the context of fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.
  • Essay (optional): 50 minutes with 1 essay. The essay will demonstrate the student’s competency with writing, analysis and reading.
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