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Valparaiso Academic Tutors

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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NamSuk O.
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Ms. Sandy has been doing an awesome job at tutoring my 6 year-old son. Before he met her, my son was struggling with reading a book.(because we only speaks Korean at home) Now his reading skills are much improved and he is able to read! His grade get higher since Ms. Sandy starts to teach him. She is warm, patient and very sweet. We really want to have her to teach him more. We also recommended her to my Korean colleague, who has a 5 year-old daughter. - NamSuk Oh & KyongHwa Jung (in Chicago)

Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Allan D.
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He is a genial and friendly person furnished with great mastery of what I needed; my precalculus tutoring has propelled my future in the direction I wished it would take. Others will benefit from Mr. Pucci and easily be granted the confidence they need.

Jeff Rosenberg
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Very happy with ACT tutoring Jeff is providing for my son!

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Marina
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan M.
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She did a great job on tutoring my wife in academic English. We can only recommend her. She is not a nativ borne, however her language is more suffocated if she were. Maybe that's also why she is so good at teaching. She was the best tutor we have had. Thanks again

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Yalong L.
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Jack is a quite professional instructor. He usually uses sense of humor to help students acquire more knowledge in class. Also, he is a enthusiastic and approachable person who can really help students to solve their problems in study.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Dave L.
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    I really like the tutoring.

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    A+ TUTORING SERVICES
    4.4
    from 11 reviews
    • 21 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

    • 40 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Jane H.
    Verified review

    Suzanne has been my daughter's tutor for the past ten years. She very quickly tapped into her strengths and interests to provide fun ways to improve her language arts skills. Suzanne's special education background, in addition to her patient and kind personality have made her an excellent teacher. My daughter has absolutely loved going to "tutoring" all these years!

    Reading/Math K-9 Tutoring
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jenna P.
    Verified review

    Danny is helping my 3rd grade son with reading and writing. He is not the first tutor I tried, but is the absolute best. He was able to diagnose what my son was struggling with in a matter of 1 session and determine what he needed, which speaks to his experience. He is really able to connect with my son and show him that teachers are not just about filling out worksheets but truly can work with the child and connect. For the first time ever with a tutor, my son truely looks forward to seeing Danny.

    The Teaching Tutor, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jessica A.
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    My daughter has been working with Linda for help in her Advanced Algebra/Trig class. Linda has a very kind tone and a lot of patience. Linda asks for the topics in advance of our sessions so she can come prepared. She doesn't pretend to know everything and will admit if she doesn't know something rather than pretend she does. She also will follow up after our sessions with things if they couldn't figure out a particular problem during the session.

    • 12 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    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!

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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!

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    I want to help other's with their reading and writing needs. I'm using a school-based material, including French if wanted with flexible hours.

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    I am a certified Illinois high school teacher. I can help in elementary or high school science or math. I have taught for more than 25 years. Students say that I am the best teacher they ever had.

    • 8 years in business
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    I am an Illinois state certified Spanish bilingual teacher with a bast classroom experience. Currently, I teach Spanish immersion to little one. Music is one of the tools I used to enrich my classes.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I tutor any level of mathematics. If you are looking for a tutor, I am the person for the job. I get them ready for their next level.

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    I am fluent in Spanish, and I have 8 years of experience as a tutor. I have worked with kids, teenagers and adults, and I consider myself a responsible and professional tutor. I like to write every time I can, and I love reading Spanish literature and poetry. I will work closely with you to find out what are your difficulties and how can I help you to improve them and produce the best possible results. I assure you that we are going to have fun doing it.

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    I am patient, courteous, knowledgeable, excellent in customer service, and detailed. I teach all grade levels. I have over 20 years of teaching experience.

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    I an an individual math tutor for a variety of topics up to and including Algebra. Instruction is customized to student's needs. The first session (1 hour) is free of charge

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    What does a Spanish tutor do?

    The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

    A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

    How much do math tutors cost?

    Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

    How much do Spanish tutors charge?

    Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

    How much does home tutoring cost?

    Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

    • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
    • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
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