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Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Gus G.
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You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We ended up doing in-home tutoring and the tutor was very kind and courteous and knowledgeable.

Arbor Tutors - Fairfax
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah B.
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Arbor Tutors is the best tutoring company anywhere. We tried several other tutors before Arbor and found exactly what we are looking for here.

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JFH careers and tutoring
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn D.
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Jennifer was extremely creative in getting all my experience, education, and skills on a great looking resume. It was quick and painless. She was great.

Arbor Tutors- Baltimore
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Lily R.
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I’ll definitely book with Arbor Tutors again if ever I’ll need tutoring sessions next semester.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Codie G.
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Nema has been wonderful. He has helped refresh many concepts that I have forgotten, and he has taught me new ways of looking at other problems. He has shown the shortcuts to problems and how to quickly view and dissect what the problem is asking. Nema has been a wonderful tutor!

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Bill Knows Math
from 47 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Having Bill Pow work with my daughter was one of the best choices I've made for her. On there first meeting he was able to zero in on what were the areas they should work on and what strategies she should developed. My daughter, who really didn't want tutoring, especially during summer vacation, was very thankful she was able to work with Bill. She says she feels far better prepared for her ACT retake. Bill was so flexible and responsive when scheduling appointments. He always came prepared and each session was very productive.

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PTG Tutoring Services
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica B.
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Mr. Gruber is an excellent tutor for the ACT/SAT. My daughter really liked the tutoring sessions with Mr. Gruber. She found their tutoring sessions productive and helpful. Mr. Gruber is effective, flexible, punctual, professional and his tutoring really made a difference. My daughter's SAT score increased by 100 points and her ACT score increased from a 29 to a 34. We highly recommend Mr. Gruber as a SAT/ACT tutor.

Student Excel Tutoring
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Charisse A.
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Eric tutored my daughter in Calculus II for about 8 weeks. He was always courteous/respectful, responsive, and timely. He was also flexible, willing to change the tutoring dates/times to accommodate our fluctuating schedules. My daughter’s Calculus II grade went from a D to B.

Equity Tutors
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tomas M.
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I worked with Alex Chechik for about 2 months, and was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge and teaching ability on the SAT. Alex consistently knew how to solve every problem I had trouble on, showing me how to find the solution most efficiently. As a result of my tutoring with Alex, I was able to greatly increase my scores on the next SAT I took. Alex was always personable and patient

House of Wisdom
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Paula K.
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Mr. Mougy Ahmed has done wonders as a math tutor for our sophomore son! He has a very agreeable, non-threatening tutoring style, and our son enjoyed working with him right away. Our son was getting D's and C's in Algebra II , even with the assistance of a previous math tutor. Mougy came to our house and immediately recognized where our son was misunderstanding foundational concepts in Algebra II, and worked with him to build up that knowledge base and apply those skills correctly. He has been highly responsive in setting up tutoring sessions, sending additional lessons/exercises via email, and even holding extra sessions in advance of math tests/quizzes. As a direct result of Mougy's tutoring, our son earned a B+ and an A on his last two math tests. We highly recommend him to any student or parent who is searching for tutoring assistance.

Acumen Tutoring
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
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My daughter did some SAT review with Acumen Tutoring and found it Kendra very helpful.

Phoenix Tutoring
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thea K.
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Very patient, methodical, willing to design activities specific to the needs of the student...we are very pleased

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ayat K.
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Lubna is the best teacher I’ve ever been taught by. She is very patient and explains concepts very thoroughly. What amazes me the most has to be the fact that she genuinely wants her students to succeed! I highly recommend her to anyone as you will see an improvement in your studies! A bonus has to be that she is fun to be around:)

Math Help
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Chinni P.
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He has immense knowledge in current SAT Math curriculum. I like the way he tailors his tutoring program for one on one student tutoring.

Nichola Wallace Tutoring
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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Ms. Wallace provided a tutoring session for my daughter in Algebra II. She is highly experienced, a great teacher, very friendly and I highly recommend her.

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    This is one of the first things customers see about your business. I love to help students in there subjects! I tutor all areas.

    Private Tutor
    from 2 reviews
      Alex G.
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      Good teacher,great at all subjects,kind and patient also explains problems very well.

      Stephanie Pisto
      from 1 review
        Judit P.
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        A great experience for my son! We used Stephanie's tutoring for 3 months, and my son raised his SAT scores by 360 points -- 200 math and 160 reading and writing. It helped him get into the collage of his dreams! --Judit

        Andy Schmegel
        from 4 reviews
          Kathryn R.
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          Andy is an excellent tutor! He was always willing to explain things in many different ways to ensure there is no confusion. He was able to help me improve my GMAT score and meet my personal goal. Would highly recommend when preparing for the GMAT!

          • 1 hire on Thumbtack
          Eric N.
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          My daughter loves her.

          Triumph Tutoring

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            Triumph Tutoring has been in the business over 8 years. Through the years, he has gained experience in tutoring and have a great deal of understanding when it comes to working with parents, students and tutors. During grade report periods, the need for flexibility in scheduling is very important. Lee has a degree in Mathematics with specialization in Statistics and applied Mathematics. We look forward to working with you. SUBJECTS: Beginning Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus It has always been a wonderful experience witnessing the academic progress and achievements of my students and share the passion of reaching their goal.

            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.