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Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Brad H.
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We bought a few too many tutoring sessions and they refunded us a couple of hours promptly, with no questions asked. The quality of the tutoring was top notch.

  • 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
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Very happy with ACT tutoring Jeff is providing for my son!

The Best Math Tutor in Lisle
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Richard G.
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My name is Rich. I live in Glen Ellyn. Laura Sosnowski has been tutoring my sophomore child for about a year. My child was struggling for months in Geometry, Honors Geometry and Algebra 2. We found Laura on Craigslist and she started to come and tutor my child and dramatic things began to happen. My struggling child's math grade miraculously began to improve quickly and today my child has excellent grades in math. Laura comes to our house, shows up on time and my child really enjoys her time with Laura. They sit together and spend an hour going over the math, and it's really been an amazing transformation with my child's grades. She actually enjoys math now and has an entirely new outlook and elevated level of confidence. All of this has taken place thanks to Laura's time with my child. If your child is struggling with Math, I highly recommend you call Laura and get ready to see an amazing transformation. Sincerely Rich Glen Ellyn

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Math and Test Prep Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill L.
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We hired Michael to tutor our son, a freshman, in honors math. Our son was very comfortable with Michael's teaching style and responded very well to the tutoring. Michael is very approachable and provided our son with very pragmatic advice and tools to assist him in overcoming his struggles and adjustment to high school math. I highly recommend Michael, particularly for high school level students.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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We did in-person tutoring at the library for math. Our tutor was excellent.

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A+ TUTORING SERVICES
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darren G.
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Kevin is the most outstanding tutor I have ever met or even ever spoken with. He is a retired physician who had great teachers during his career and now works with students to try and have a positive influence on their lives. My son did both high school Math and Science tutoring with him AND also did ACT test preparation with him. My son's ACT scores went from 24 before working with Kevin to 33 after working with him for just 3 months! I cannot speak more highly of him. If you want your son or daughter to really excel - you better at least meet with this guy! Darren G. Northbrook, IL

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
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
Sameena H.
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Club Z is a wonderful organization that has really helped my son gain confidence in his math skills where he went from a D to a C in just 3 weeks and hopefully by the end of the year to an A!The tutors are great and very patient and Shazia the area director is always checking in to make sure we hare having a good experience. I highly recommend Club Z tutoring services .

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.

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.

Tien Kai
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Indya G.
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Well, MR "T" (as I called him) was a great tutor. I believe I was sixteen when my mom hired him to tutor me in reading and writing. He was very good, and, funny. I'm twenty now and a student at the U of C, and I still remember and use many of the things he taught me. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a tutor-especially in writing.

  • 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 offer tutoring of elementary to middle school subjects. I have 25 years of experience as a teacher. I am certified in eight different areas of academics including high school.

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Results!!! Affordable!!! Flexible!!! With our program, the average student improves 2 letter grades in just 60 days! Club Z! is the largest In-home tutoring company in the world. We offer one-on-one tutoring in your home or local library and flexible scheduling for even the busiest students. Our tutors are thoroughly screened and background checked prior to hiring. Through our proprietary “Z! Tutor Match” system, we go to great lengths to match them with students based on personality, learning preferences, and academic strengths and weaknesses. And with our “Z! Guarantee” you get the right tutor every time, guaranteed!

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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 always excelled at academics and love sharing that passion with children. I enjoy assisting children in meeting their goals.

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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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We are very selective with the tutors we hire. We only hire the best. We train our tutors, we use the best technology. We tutor ALL academic subjects and have tutors spread out throughout the country. We do background checks for all of our tutors.

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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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