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Top Rated ACT Tutors Around Ashburn, VA

Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Mel K.
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Lots of great knowledgeable tutors to work with from all subjects.

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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anna R.
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Mr. Pow is a true mathematician. He definitely knows ALL levels of math there is to know and has the ability to teach/tutor clients of all grades and levels. My son is in 6th grade and was struggling in math... after just a couple of sessions my son was back on track. Mr. Pow was able to identify if/when my son didn't understand something and tackle the subject in different ways until my son was successful with the concepts. We are still having Mr. Pow drop in from time to time just to confirm our kid is still on the right track. He's worth the time and money... we highly recommend him to all.

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 90 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 - Fairfax
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 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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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 44 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jo D.
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Michael did an excellent job of evaluating my daughter's needs and referred us to good tutors, including himself. My daughter is receiving the help she so needs.

Student Excel Math Tutoring
3.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Sheridan P.
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Eric has been very helpful assisting my daughter with ACT math and we are so happy with him we plan to continue using him to help her with her regular math studies too.

Equity Tutors
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ana C.
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Ben Schwabb/physics & engineering tutor is a real professional: knowledgable, concise, thorough, and presents a well-planned lesson each time. He helped my high schooler pull up his physics grade dramatically and pre-taught an electrical engineering course to my college-age son to get a jumpstart on his fall class. Alex/director is extremely responsive, provides quality tutors quickly, and stays in contact to ensure client satisfaction. Every company should operate this way.

  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Suzette A.
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I have had tutors for my daughter previously. None have taken any approach as Ms Nancy. She has provided my daughter with ways to solve problems that she can do and her confidence in completing problems has been amazing. Even the teacher is amazed with how my daughter goes about solving problems Ms Nancy has done more for my daughter with school than FCPS has done in 3yrs

House of Wisdom
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 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.

Tutoring by Wendy
4.1
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ebony S.
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She is a very good tutor. She can tutor my son anytime.

Write4You
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Paul A.
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Excellent tutor. Very accommodating.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sybille C.
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Call appointment was made but Léa did not find it necessary to cancel the appointment prior to appointment time while not feeling well. She only ended up answering back to me when I reached out to her to ask about whether she would end up calling me. A misopportunity especially if she would have proved to be a great tutor for my child.

Modern Muse Education
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robbye F.
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Modern Muse Education is results oriented. Tutors are well trained and work well with students of all levels.

Math Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Shanti N.
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Dr. Mukunda was very patient, knowledgeable and accommodating towards my son. I highly recommend her and would use her again if he takes another math class!

Belle's Tutoring Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah E.
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Mrs. Belle was an amazing tutor. We hired her to help my brother study for the GED. She accessed his needs expertly, was very patient with him, and her study methods helped him gain confidence in his trouble learning areas. Mrs. Belle is highly recommended for your tutor needs!

Wyzant Tutoring
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Yollanda J.
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Ms. Erin is a great Reading and Math Tutor!

William M.
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Dale was a great ACT tutor, especially when it came to teaching an international student the ins and outs of the Reading and Writing sections. Since we started working two weeks before the test date, Dale laid out a great strategy of drilling practice tests and helped us find our weak points to review. He had a great base of resources and experience to help us not only with tactics and test taking skills, but how we could apply these study techniques to a broad range of tests and classes.

Making It Easy
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Clarinda S.
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We are grateful to have such an experienced, engaging and professional tutor. Judy is insightful, knowledgeable and makes learning rich for our kids. Her passion and dedication is undeniable and she really wants to bring out confidence in our kids. She is very thorough in her subject matter and also creates a motivating environment. She tutors both our 8 year old and 10 year old in Math, as well as language. We are thrilled to have found this seasoned and experienced teacher. We highly recommend her.

SLF Consulting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
SO L.
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Sara's professionalism and work quality made her an excellent tutor. She was always punctual and prepared for each session. As career switcher into the education field, I was apprehensive about preparing to take the math Praxis. Sara helped me not only with my performance, but also with my confidence. With her student-centered approach, I felt at ease and empowered to accomplish what I had set out to do. She was very supportive and went above and beyond. It was such a pleasure to work with her. I highly recommend Sara!

Tutoring Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aleksandra S.
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My daughter is an elementary school students. At one of the teacher-parent meetings last school year we were informed that she has difficulties with understanding certain maths concepts. We decided to find a tutor for her so the problems don't get any worse. We contacted Ms Dominika and she helped our daughter understand the things she had issues with. The atmosphere during their meetings was so friendly that our daughter not only learn a lot but also had fun doing it.

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.

Is the ACT online?

The ACT college entrance exam is not offered for students to take remotely online. The testing takes place at designated testing centers and follows very specific rules put in place to prevent cheating. Since 2013, some schools that are part of statewide or district-wide administration of the ACT have an online version of the test that students can take within the testing center on a scheduled testing day. In fall 2017, an online computer adaptive version of the ACT became available for international students to test from afar. There are ACT prep tests available online for a fee and also free of charge. For ACT prep, it’s advisable to practice taking the test with the format you will be formally tested in. Most testing centers still provide the pencil-and-paper format, so remember to bring sharpened No. 2 pencils with healthy erasers. For those students who are unable to take the ACT at a designated testing location because they live too far away or have a religious conflict with the date, a request for arranged testing is available. If the request is approved, at no additional charge (beyond the test-taking fee), a proctor will oversee test-taking at the student’s location. Registration to take the ACT is typically done online.