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Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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Club Z specializes in finding you the best tutor for you. Last yr my Daughter Emily need an Algebra 2 tutor it was clear she wouldn't excel Without one. Club Z found us the perfect tutor. They got along well and for the first time she really understand Algebra. Not all tutors are the same we had one the previous year (not through Club Z) and no help what so ever. My daughter was very reluctant to try another tutor but was so happy we tried Club Z.

Learning Ascent
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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My son did not want to go to tutoring, but a friend's son had found Learning Ascent helpful, so I dragged him in because he earned 37% on his math test. He earned 85% on the next test after a few weeks of tutoring, then 100% on a test. Now he has the hunger for success. My other son goes to them now too.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anita B.
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My child has just started meeting with Shelley, but based upon these two meetings, we have been very pleased with what has been discussed. I love how convenient our meeting day and location is, I find the rate competitive to other tutors in the area, and I like that Shelley has a math and computer science background. My daughter is understanding the "test" strategy, which has been a big factor in why her practice test scores haven't been as high as she is capable of testing. She is also feeling more confident every time she takes a practice test, which will help her with the actual test.


I have a teaching certificate and degree in English as well as a middle school endorsement in Spanish and Social Studies. I have also proctored many tests including ACT and SAT.


I provide tutoring services that engage the mind, body and soul through movement, music, drawing and alternative expression using a client's strength to get through the challenges.


I offer assistance with high school or college writing assignments, literature studies, research papers, creative writing, and proofreading and editing of academic writing in any subject.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a former high school teacher and have extensive teaching experience in both the public and private sector. I have taught all levels of Math, English, Science and ACT Prep.


I have been teaching mathematics at middle school level 6 to 8 grade for the last 4 years. I have been tutoring my students at school to pass algebra class or for high school selective enrollment exams. I also have experience tutoring high school math and recently, I help my daughter in getting an A in calculus class at Loyola University. I'm really passionate about math. I love tests and solving word problems.


Hello! Are you or is your child struggling with math or just needs extra review? I am here to help. I have over 13 years experience in tutoring math from grade school level through college level. I am currently tutoring in the Janesville and Madison Wisconsin area, also offering sessions via Skype to anywhere in the world! I have helped many students gain confidence in mathematics by improving their skills and overall grade. I can also help with organizational skills and ACT/SAT math test prep. Please email me with any questions or to set up an appointment. I would be happy to talk with you! Kristin


As a high school math teacher for over 10 years, and with a graduate degree in educational leadership, I am very passionate about teaching mathematics to others. I have tutored students in several areas of mathematics ranging from elementary school to graduate level studies, and I always look forward to guiding my students to success!


Tutors have a unique opportunity to touch a student's life in a profound and meaningful way. My goal is to provide creative, relevant, and exciting learning experiences that will help my students become independent and joyful learners! I am passionate about teaching and love working with students to help them achieve academic success and gain confidence in their own ability to become independent problem solvers!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I tutor all levels of high school and grade school math. I am a degreed electrical engineer and have taught high school and college courses as well as private tutoring.


I am an honor's graduate from McHenry County College and a certified adult literary advocate. I can help you prepare for the G.E.D. or teach you the skills needed to improve your math or reading skills.


I am a reading intervention teacher with a master's in Special Education and 14 years of experience working with students from K-12. I can help your child: if they are not reading at grade level, if they are struggling to understand what they read, if they hate to read and tell you that it is boring, or there are no good books out there, if they have a summer reading assignment, or if they have been diagnosed with a reading or learning disability. Don't just take my word for it. I can connect you with the parents whose children I have helped become successful readers and students.

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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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