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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Susie H.
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They have hundreds of tutors to help. This makes scheduling very easy. Especially if you do it online.

The Best Math Tutor in Lisle
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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My daughter who is in high school started seeing Laura last year when she was struggling in her math class. She had seen two or three previous tutors who didn't work out because they made the material more confusing or they couldn't figure out the math themselves. My daughter was hesitant to go to another tutor. Laura has been wonderful! She knows math, loves it, and can teach and explain even complicated math concepts. She is flexible with setting times to meet and always is encouraging. I would highly recommend her!

Telos Tutors
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I'm very happy I came to Telos Tutors- very friendly, easy to understand, and I learned new ways to solve problems. I'm really looking forward to working more with Mr. Abraham!!

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Math and Test Prep Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roseanne C.
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Mike was very accommodating to schedule sessions with. In our case, our daughter wanted to focus on Math for the ACT. She was able to raise her Math score significantly.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I hired Arbor Tutors to help my daughter with chemistry and math. She ended up with As.

Arbor Tutors - Wisconsin
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lindsey L.
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Arbor is legit. They have hundreds of tutors all over the country. These guys are the best.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shweta N.
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I got to know of Chhavi Porwal through a friend, who had been very happy with her experience with her. I hired Chhavi to teach English as a second language to a cousin. Since she is bilingual certified, she was able to relate very well to the student, and within just 6 weeks of tutoring, his English fluency, grammar and pronunciation improved remarkably as did his confidence. Chhavi is a very dependable, experienced ESL tutor. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn/ improve their English.

  • 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

Remy Solomon
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gillie C.
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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
Lila A.
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Great tutor. Very intelligent and relatable. Knows how to make material interesting with age apropriate examples.

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.

Lexi's Math Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca A.
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She helped my daughter understand in 1 hour what her geometry teacher could not for half a year. It was amazing and awesome. My daughter is so excited that she understands her geometry now!

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.

GJM Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
    Princess L.
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    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.

    About

    I provide middle school and high school level math tutoring as well as ACT math preparation. I have been a teacher for the last 4 years and have taught pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, and statistics.

    About

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

    • 106 years in business
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    I have struggled so much with math in the past, that I have built patience and understand those who can't seem to get math quick. This has made my job so much easier when dealing with students who have trouble understanding.

    About

    As a former 2400-scorer and current Harvard student, I am well-qualified to teach optimal test-taking strategies. I try to provide a unique method of test preparation that both utilizes and complements more traditional methods of standardized test prep.

    About

    Get experienced help in a number of reading, writing, and English fields from an NCATE certified teacher who has several years of experience working with students on everything from writing resumes, to mastering the ACT, from Shakespeare analysis to film and literature comparisons, and even creative writing and manuscript editing. If you're looking for help in any area of reading or writing - you've come to the right place!

    About

    I offer tutoring of elementary to middle school subjects. I have 25 years of experience as a teacher. I am certified in eight different areas of academics including high school.

    About

    I am Math and Computer Science enthusiast with more than 18 years of teaching experience. I am award winning teacher and love to help others learn. I have taught full time at undergraduate and graduate level for last 15 years. I have master degrees in both mathematics and computer science (Marquette University). Major areas my training covers are Algebra and Trigonometry, Calculus, Math portions of ACT, and GRE, basic to advanced level computing and programming courses. I work for a global company and love helping others learn in my free time.

    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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