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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Erika R.
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Wendi was very helpful in prepping me for the ACT. I enjoyed that I got one-on-one help because I feel like I got more out of it that way. I liked the way Wendi approached each of the 4 sections on the ACT test. We worked on both strategies and how to do certain problems, so I got a wide range of information that I need to succeed on the test.

Jeff Rosenberg
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

Very happy with ACT tutoring Jeff is providing for my son!

The Best Math Tutor in Lisle
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie H.
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Laura was a great tutor for my brother during his last minute ACT prep! She gave him some very helpful strategies and helped him to maximize his testing time. He went up a point and if I were to do it again, I would certainly hire Laura earlier! Would highly recommend!

Byer Educational Consulting
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

We hired Steve to work with our son for ACT prep, he was timely, responsive and communicated well with both our son and us on goal setting and expectations. We would hire him again!

Telos Tutors
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Renjie is patient & encouraging. Great personality, and a perfect match for my kids. He helped increase both of their ACT scores, which also carried over into improving their GPAs. He is also very dedicated, working around busy high schoolers schedules. Renjie also tutored my 7th Grader in Math. She was struggling half way through the year, and after a few sessions with him, there was a huge improvement. Her teacher commented on her progress and her grades increased dramatically. She continued to work with him throughout the school year and looked forward to her sessions, as he calmed any anxiety she had before tests and with tough homework.

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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.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Normandi T.
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English tutoring was excellent went beyond our expectations and provided lots of learning materials and testing materials for ACT. Made my son comfortable with tutoring, who usually has a difficult time with it.

Hntsa Asgedom ACT Tutoring
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
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My son was tutored by Hntsa Asgedom in hopes of improving his ACT score. Well Hntsa not only helped him to achieve his goal of improving his score, but also taught him valuable skills in regards to test taking that he never was taught or learned in high school. My son came home with such a positive and encouraging attitude after each session and Hntsa has taught him skills that he will now carry with him to college and beyond. I just wish that we would've found Hntsa earlier on so we could've had more sessions with him. I have a daughter that will be a junior in high school next year and she will be preparing for the ACT. I will absolutely, without a doubt be using Hntsa for her and will refer him to anyone who is looking for an amazing tutor for their child/children.

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A+ TUTORING SERVICES
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 20 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
Traci D.
Verified review

Guy truly cared about helping my son achieve his full potential on the ACT test. Highly recommend! He is very knowledgeable in tutoring and test preparation!

Andrew Groble
4.7
from 7 reviews
    Wynter S.
    Verified review

    I worked with Andrew many times during the 2016-17 school year to prepare for my ACT test. Andrew was a great help and I would certainly recommend him to future students! Not only is Andrew extremely knowledgeable, he is also great at explaining and clarifying even the most complex theories and problems. He always made our tutoring sessions engaging and worthwhile, and was always able to help me out. Andrew is a great tutor and extremely enjoyable to work with!

    Arnetta M.
    Verified review

    Mr. Glen is the best tutor in the world. He worked with my son and daughter in math and ACT Prep. He supported my daughter in Geometry, Calculus. Algebra II / Trigonometry, Calculus AB and ACT Prep. He supported my son in the same areas plus Algebra. It's is very important to him that your children fully understands the concepts and are not simply working problems by memorizing steps. He truly cares about your children performing at the highest level. There were times if he didn't finish something with them during the hour, he would call the house to follow up. He always keeps my husband and I posted on their progress and he let's them know directly how well they are doing. He really allowed my husband and I to have peace of mind by helping to prepare our kids academically. He is very professional and works with us to accommodate busy schedules by having hours later in the evening. Both my sone and daughter respected Mr Glen and enjoyed what he helped them accomplish. We thank God that Mr Glen is a part of our village.

    Remy Solomon
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Gillie C.
    Verified review

    remy was a wonderful tutor! she helped me prep in a short period of time to take the SAT, and with her guidance i felt more confident going into the test. Plus I got a great score! Couldn’t recommend her enough!

    Performance Tutoring
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 25 hires on Thumbtack
    Richard H.
    Verified review

    Tim did a great job with my daughter preparing for the ACT. He helped with strategies for the test as well as with getting in the proper frame of mind for preparing and taking the test. He is very flexible with scheduling and extremely responsive. With his excellent coaching, she raised her score from 31 to 34. He is a fantastic tutor.

    • 27 years in business
    • 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.

    Candace Learning Center
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Tina S.
    Verified review

    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

    One on One Tutors
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Samantha E.
    Verified review

    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!

    GJM Consulting
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Princess L.
      Verified review

      Mrs.Morris tutored me in the subject Reading in preparation for my second try at the ACT standardized test. My score increased by 3 increasing my overall score by 2 points. I was very pleased considering I had only had one session with her. I would recommend her services to anyone.

      Atlas Tutors
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Jaya B.
      Verified review

      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.

      Ignite Progress

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        About

        At Ignite Progress, we are passionate about transforming education, empowering students, and contributing to the schools and communities in which we work. In addition to providing our finest in individualized test preparation for high schools, universities, and graduate programs, we develop meaningful and personal connections with our students, so that what can sometimes be a stressful process results in a much more enjoyable experience. Because each of our students has a unique personality, our Ignite coaches facilitate sessions that cater to your particular style. At IP, we focus primarily on coaching for the ACT and the ISAT for both 4th and 7th grades.

        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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