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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
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Petra U.
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Wendi was fantastic and extremely helpful. My daughter had about five or six 2 hour sessions with her. She really explained what to look for in a question and how solve it or interpret it. Because of her help, my daughter got a 1500 on the SAT and a 35 on the ACT. I highly, highly recommend her!!

The Best Math Tutor in Lisle
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie H.
Verified review

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!

Jeff Rosenberg
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie A.
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Very happy with Jeff - always on time and always flexible with his schedule. My daughter is being tutored for ACT but recently took the SAT and said that the things Jeff taught her were helpful there as well.

Byer Educational Consulting
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Conor W.
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We worked together for about 4 hours over 2 sessions to get myself ready for the GRE. We used a variety of materials, including websites, prep books, and lessons at my home to help get me prepared for all the sections of the exam. Throughout the lessons, Steve kept detailed notes on my performance to help track improvement and keep me updated on my progress. I have yet to take the test, but I have a much more solid idea of how to prepare for it, and he was able to handle all of the different scheduling challenges I had for prep. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn M.
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My son has worked with a math tutor from Arbor throughout high school and his understanding has greatly improved. He'll be ready for the SAT.

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Krista C.
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Excellent ACT/SAT tutor I was referred Dr. Reetika by another mom from my sons class. She truly helped shape his career. She helped my son to prepare both for ACT and SAT to identify which works better for him. In the end my son took both the exams and did well on them. There were times that I had difficulty keeping him accountable but Reetika had a good balance of being a tutor and sounding board for my advice. I recommend Reetika to anyone needing help in test prep or honors classes of their kid

Top Pro
Math and Test Prep Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
E. G.
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My 8th grader and sophomore are both being tutored for Math and Mike has been a great help. Even after just a couple sessions I can see that my children are more confident in the subject. He's taught them to understand more in depth what they are being taught in school.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Krishnan C.
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Chaavi is an intuitive teacher. She not only teaches the subject for my son, she created the passion to write more. She is friendly and my daughter loves to go to her class. We definitely see academic improvements as well as interests for the subjects within our children.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Barbara Y.
    Verified review

    I am a satisfied client. They helped me get more than my targetted score in the SAT. Nice work!

    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!

    Tutoring
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Ahmed A.
    Verified review

    Helped me raise my SAT score

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Heather M.
    Verified review

    My daughter received excellent score of 780(scale of 800) on New SAT-Math thanks to Mr. Patel's expertise. Her previous score was 610. We were struggling to find the teacher for New SAT. She is not fond of word problems and gets frustrated. But Mr. Patel was able to make concepts much simpler and easier to understand. We also signed up for his College Consulting Service, where his team of professional coaches work with us one on one at a fraction of the cost. We are very satisfied and definitely refer Mr. Patel to my friends and family. Thanks Mr. Patel for your support.

    Navin Tyle
    4.2
    from 5 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Praveen B.
    Verified review

    We brought in Navin to help our daughter for her preparation with SAT prep with just a month left. Navin was very flexible to begin with driving down to our home or holding the class at his place. As days progressed Navin helped us narrow down on what we needed to focus on and drilled down the concepts. My daughter would look forward to the class as she realized that her skills were getting stronger and stronger and I attribute that Navin's calm and passionate approach to teaching. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I highly recommend Navin.

    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

    More Than SAT
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Laura A.
    Verified review

    I could not have been happier with the results from using More Than S.A.T. in preparation for the ACT. While my older children had used other prep courses for the ACT with satisfactory results, I decided to make a change for my youngest child. More Than S.A.T. had a more unique approach to studying for the ACT. More Than S.A.T’s academic coach was able to tailor a study program specific to my son’s strengths and weaknesses. What’s more, the consultant’s suggestions as to how to manage the test, while taking it, were very beneficial. The result: a 6 point increase. Thank you, More Than S.A.T.!

    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.

    SAT Tutoring Service

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      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.

      SAT 2000

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        About

        I am a lead scientist/engineer in the telecommunication industry (AT&T), a math teacher (SAT/ACT/Mathcounts/AMC) in a local community school, and a private math teacher. I do not use Facebook often. My students come to me based on my reputation and their referrals.

        Tutoring by Anne

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          About

          I teach the following: * ESL/English as a Second Language - Improve accent, vocabulary, and conversation for children and adults. * K-12 Tutor - English, reading, writing, creative writing, vocabulary, science, history, social studies, geography, study skills, and humanities * ACT/SAT Test Prep - all English portions * Homeschool - Fine arts program for homeschool groups, theater, acting, folk dancing, and art history * Music Lessons - Voice, piano, and flute

          Q & A

          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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