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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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The tutors are well organized and you can tell that they are very knowledgeable.

  • 5 years in business
  • 63 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.

The Best Math Tutor in Lisle
4.5
from 20 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!

Jeff Rosenberg
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Yanina P.
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Jeff was an ACT tutor for my child, who is a Junior. He was always prompt, very professional and got job done. She has consistently acheived scores of 35 + with his guidance.

  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Austin L.
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They have the best GMAT tutors

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nethalie A.
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Ms. Reetika was one of the best tutors I've ever had. I lacked basic knowledge on math and chemistry but she had great techniques for me to remember formulas to doing more practice problems. Her way of explaining the methods on problems weren't complicated but right to the point. She wrote down problems and explained them step by step. I also really liked her personality, I'm usually really shy when it comes to asking questions because I didn't want to look dumb but I was very comfortable asking her questions or to repeat something if I didn't get it. She had great energy, charisma and was very friendly and made every lesson interesting. She's very organized so there was a content that she marked everything we had covered. I was also freaking out about college one time and her advice made me realize she's not only a great tutor but a great person on giving advice too. I truly appreciated her helping me. I would recommend her to everyone because she has helped me a lot. Thank you Mrs. Reetika👌🏼

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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.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    John R.
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    I like that we could change tutors at any time. I used 4 different tutors. One for each subject I needed help with.

    Miriana's Tutoring
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Kate M.
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    Miriana was there for me beyond our tutoring sessions. I really felt our sessions were personal. It was my first time working with a tutor and I had an excellent experience. I’ve recommended her to all my peers. Her rates are great too!

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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

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    Kascha Brown
    4.9
    from 8 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Josie W.
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    She is wonderful to work with and explained the toughest concept with ease. She definitely help me improve my grade and study habits. I would recommend her tutoring services to anyone in need. 👍🏾

    Tutoring
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Emily S.
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    Rami is really friendly and helped me with studying for the ACT. It was a good experience overall

    Navin Tyle
    4.2
    from 5 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!

    • 12 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
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    Michael Hurley is simply the best. He relates well with our 14 year old son on a personal and professional level. He easily explains math concepts and their relationships that makes complete sense and encourages and motivates our son to do better. Our son enjoys math thanks to Mr. Hurley and his grades reflect his dedication and excitement for math! We are fortunate to have him as our son's tutor and friend!

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

    About

    I have 7 years of classroom teaching experience in grades 2-9. My speciality is math, but I am certified to teach and tutor all core academic subjects. I am passionate about students' success and love to see students achieve. I am experienced at engaging students and empowering them to succeed.

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    I have taught reading, writing, thinking, speaking, listening, critical thinking for the past fifteen years. I also have a daughter in school, so I can see both sides of the education system. Fun works. Rigor works. Students having a voice works. I can help people navigate grades, tests, and most of all learning! I have also begun writing digital curriculum, pushing my thinking about how to design and measure learning. I would love to write more curriculum that works as games do.

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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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    Guaranteed Success! Here at Gateway, we first start a student with a diagnostic assessment, which shows where his or her levels are in each subject, at no extra charge. Based on these scores, we create an individualized lesson plan, specific to each student's personal needs. We have a maximum of a 3-to-1 student to teacher ratio, because individualized attention is the key to our success. We offer customizable tutoring plans and schedules to fit each student's needs. Give us a call to get started today!

    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.

    How long does the ACT take?

    Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

    • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
    • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
    • Ten-minute break.
    • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
    • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
    • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.

     

    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.

    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.

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