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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Wendie was an excellent tutor. Easy to schedule with and found a time and convenient location close to home. My son's score went up several points from the first time he took the ACT (before tutoring). His Reading score had a big increase send his math score went up dramatically too. My son mentioned that the tutoring also helped him in his math class at school. I would definitely hire Wendi again.

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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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.

John's Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya P.
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I'm completely satisfied with John's tutoring, he's reliable, flexible, and completely knowledgeable of all material. Also, have the ability to teach it where my son understands it. Ashton is extremely comfortable with his math tutor and looks forward to his weekly tutoring sessions. He tutors my 9yo son in 5th grade accelerated math skills. My son's confidence in Math have increased and boosted up his math grade. I highly recommend John for anyone seeking an effective, personal, hands on tutoring experience.

Navin Tyle
4.0
from 4 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.

Premier Academics
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet P.
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Jasmine was extremely helpful - significantly better than any professional tutoring service I attended. Not only does she know the material but she can explain it in a way that makes sense and she gave me examples and outside work to further my understanding. I was getting a D in my class and with her help I passed with a 93% on my final exam. I would definitely recommend her as a tutor and I wish I would have found her sooner!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I personalize my approach to the students I am working with. I do not have a 'one-size fits-all" style. This benefits the student because I take a session to get to know them and how they approach reading/writing; I learn their goals and what they think they struggle with. Then we work together to overcome the challenges.

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.

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I offer one-on-one learning. I can provide English and Italian lessons, as well as ASL. I am great with geometry and explaining things, as well as helping someone with vocal lessons or children piano. I am very musically, scientifically, linguistically and artistically inclined and would love to help tutor.

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I enjoy helping others expand their knowledge. Enjoying what I do makes the experience natural and easy going.

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I am a NBCT in mathematics. I am an IB certified teacher in mathematics. I am an ACT math tutor. I am a standardized math test expert. You will get up to ten point gains in math.

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I have been a private tutor for over five years, specializing in making customized lesson plans for my students based on their individual strengths and weakness, and taking into consideration any learning disabilities or specific requests of the student/customer. All of my students have seen significant score increases and have been happy with the results of private tutoring.

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I enjoy teaching math and spanish (also I can give support teaching Physics and Chemistry) My experience teaching Sciences and Math (in the U S A) is more than 5 years and in Peru is more than 15 years. Also I am a Spanish instructor at Purdue University Calumet. The first 20 minutes session will be free in order to know each other, materials and method. After that, the time is runing per hour session. Let me know if you need references.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I will tutor your student. I am a certified teacher in the state of Illinois. I have masters in Education. I have been a public school teacher for at least 9 years, and work well with grades 9-12; and middle school students. I can travel to you, or meet with your student near downtown, closer to where I am located. I like to meet at least 2 hours at a time.

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I am a Chicago Public School teacher who has worked in a high achieving northside school for almost a decade. I am well versed in both the NWEA Maps test and the selective enrollment test and can provide prep for those exams.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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