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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.

  • 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.

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
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Arline N.
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Jeff and I tutor ACT review courses. We have worked together for 8 years, and we have successfully helped our students raise their scores. We have also worked together in independent studies for chronically ill home bound high school students. Our expertise is diversified and child centered.

Telos Tutors
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ellyn G.
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Renjie was AMAZING and so helpful!!!! Renjie worked with me for a few months studying for Quantitative GRE. He was so kind and made learning math concepts easy. I have already recommended Renjie as a tutor for friends that are about to take the test. I learned so much from Renjie, I would use him again in an instant. When I retook the test, I used Renjie's strategies and my percentile doubled over. Highly HIGHLY recommend Telos Tutors!

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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.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl M.
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If you are looking for a math, science, or English tutor you have come to the right place. I am a junior in college and have used Arbor Tutors to help me succeed and become a more efficient student. Top-notch service at a very reasonable price

  • 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.

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A+ TUTORING SERVICES
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 20 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

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.

Professional Math Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Patrick M.
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Ashwin is a most excellent math tutor. He is thorough, patient, and has a special gift to explain math in terms everyone can understand. He is always well prepared for lessons and provides a quality educational experience. I highly recommend him!

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.

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!

  • 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 can help students and anyone who is interested with their subjects. I'm an electrical engineering major and know what it takes to succeed in school.

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I will come to your home or we will go the public library. I tutor math, from middle school through college, as well as biology, chemistry, physics and Spanish. I also tutor for ACT and SAT prep.

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Hello! I am a current senior taking multiple advanced placement classes. I have been tutoring clients for the past 2 years in the following subjects: algebra 1 and 2, geometry, algebra 2 with trigonometry, French, ACT math, ACT science, ACT reading, and psychology.

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I have extensive experience tutoring and teaching all levels of mathematics. I have a Bachelor's degree with a pure and applied concentration in mathematics. I have been tutoring for 3 years now and have worked tutoring various mathematics subjects to groups and individuals. I am adept at tutoring any math subject for grade school (through 8th grade), high school, and college. In addition, I have experience working in urban and suburban settings and can accomodate anyone. I can also tutor for test preparations including ACT, GED, basic skills and the math portion of General GRE, GMAT, MCAT. Moreover, I am member of Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematical Honorary Society and have an additional degree in economics (can also provide economics tutoring for all grade levels). Please respond to this posting for more information, to schedule a time, and to check rates. I am highly passionate and knowledgeable and am strongly confident that I can help you reach your academic goals. I am highly recommended and can provide references upon request. I am willing to provide resume information and will field any questions and comments that you may have. Thank you.

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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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