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Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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I could not seem to score well on the ACT. I ended up with Arbor Tutors and had a tutor who met me every week for 8 weeks and when I took the test and got an excellent score (33). Worth every cent.

Arbor Tutors - Fairfax
4.8
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
4.9
from 39 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.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheri S.
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My daughter has come across many tutors, but non like Nema. Simply put – Nema is passionate about learning; an essential characteristic of any tutor. He empowers you to master the art of math in a way I have not seen before. I’ve observed his method of story-telling and repetition to help my daughter learn math concepts. In a matter of three visits, she has learned trigonometry and then some. What I also value is the reinforcement work that Nema leaves her with after each visit. I am utterly pleased with Nema’s performance and his price range, which many families can work with.

Arbor Tutors- Baltimore
5.0
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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Bill Knows Math
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayasa T.
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Great, paitient teacher, got my daughter prepared for a SAT retake, which was imperative to her acceptance of a scholarship. She scored 40% higher after her tutor sessions.. Thank u Life saver.. She a sophomore in college on a fullsports scholarship!!

Student Excel Tutoring
3.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Dana S.
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I used him for a college course that I was taking at PGCC. I also used him for my daughter who was taking 8th grade math. My daughter found her sessions with him to be very helpful.

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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary H.
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Paul Gruber is a wealth of knowledge and insight about the college application process and SAT / ACT testing process. He's patient with his students, has a fun personality which brings a calm manner to what can be a stressful time for students and parents. I highly recommend him for your tutoring and college prep needs.

Neza Vodopivec, PhD
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn S.
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Neza is an exemplary math tutor. We have relied on her expertise for over a year and she always goes above and beyond to make sure my son understands what he's studying. Both his confidence and his grades have improved!

OrgoNerd
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Judy S.
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My daughter is in college with some special learning needs. She is preparing to take organic chem in the fall and Safiya agreed to tutor her several times a week over a month to help prepare her. My daughter really enjoyed working with her and got a great deal out of her sessions with Safiya. If you have a need for an organic chem tutor, you can't go wrong with Sofiya! Highly recommended!

Equity Tutors
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
NJ E.
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My son's tutor has worked with him for more than a year transitioning from elementary school to middle school. The tutor showed great flexibility in subject areas and was able to help in virtually any school subject including English, science, math, world studies, and French. My son's improvement and added self confidence has been fantastic!

ILC-Concepts LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shamia W.
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Ms. Niki was a great tutor who was in constant contact with me throughout the course of my college calculus class. She went above and beyond to help me understand the material as well as sending additional study materials after the tutoring hours. Highly Recommend!

Write4You
4.3
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Reginald B.
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Tom Mullen is fast, professional, and flexible. His services cater for everyone from new college graduates to experienced executives looking for a step up in their career. The resume had excellent quality and was delivered on the agreed upon date. He provided me with a product that I can easily adapt to a range of positions. Most importantly, his prices are the best in the area.

Tutoring Services
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Heather O.
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We have worked with her over two sessions and plan to continue. She does real well keeping the student on task and talking out what is necessary to build comprehension and understanding.

House of Wisdom
5.0
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.

Smart Start Tutors
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
JMarc P.
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Alexa is a gift. I was fortunate enough to have seen an advertisement in our neighborhood circular. I have a 10-year-old who has difficulty with writing. He is a bright kiddo who had been so discouraged with his writing. The process was so hard for him. We had a great tutor before Alexa but, needed convenience. TO MY SURPRISE SHE WAS AN EVEN BETTER FIT FOR MY SON. He has made so much progress in just 4 months. She really pushes him forward but, in a way that has made him feel more confident vs defeated and exhausted. He has gotten his very first "A" in a writing assignment! this is a huge deal for us. He started using much more descriptive sentences, staying on topic, and began building better summaries. The "A" was just the icing on the cake. Alexa is very communicative. She provides great support outside of tutoring. She requests opportunities to speak with his language teachers. She listens to my concerns and has made specific suggestions - like the 10 min fun writing task we do at home a few times a week as a supplement. My kiddo sometimes does not realize we are doing work at all. We started with Alexa as a way to prevent the summer slump and have decided to continue through the school year because we are both incredibly satisfied with the quality of tutoring she provides.

Phoenix Tutoring
5.0
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

Acumen Tutoring
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Kendra was my personal tutor to help me prepare for the GMAT exam. She is brilliant at simplifying concepts, particularly math, and making them accessible for anyone to understand and recreate. She bridges gaps between, what I find, esoteric and abstract math concepts that are difficult to conceptualize into simple, real-world problems that can be easily solved. Could not recommend her enough!

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey G.
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Amazing teacher. When I came to her, I could only say two things in English and was basically illiterate Now, I'm reading Kant and entering college at 16. Best teacher I ever had.

Peggi-of-all-Trades
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Doolye J.
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I started with her tutoring my 6 year old son in reading/writing he excelled after one report card quarter and was on grade level in no time! So I decided to face her tutor my 10 year old in Math even though he needed extra attention and modified work due to his learning disability ms P never gave up and remained professional always communicating with his teacher as well as myself and husband. He is now on grade level. Both of my boys have been tutoring with ms p for over a year! I like her style of teaching and her consistency. She really pushes my boys just enough!

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Keyauna F.
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Having Jessica as my son's reading tutor was short-lived due my him receiving a free tutor through his aftercare program right after we hired her. However, the 2 sessions he had with her were productive. He really liked and responded well to her. If necessary, we would enlist her services again.

Q & A

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How do you find a good math tutor?

Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

How do I prepare for the GMAT?

If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 per hour.

How do you study for the SAT?

Your SAT prep strategy can mean the difference between a great score and a mediocre score, as well as the difference between being accepted to or rejected by your school of choice. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a college entrance exam that measures a student’s knowledge and understanding of what they have learned up to this point in school and what they need to succeed in college. In addition to arming students with the knowledge they need to excel in the math, reading and writing components of the test, SAT prep can help improve scores by teaching students crucial strategies for taking the test itself. Professional SAT prep tutors can work with students one-on-one or in group sessions. Typically, tutors recommend that students who are comfortable and caught up with their regular schooling begin SAT prep at least three months before the test. If you’re targeting an elite school, six months before the test is a good time to begin. Students who are behind in school are advised to start early to ensure they’re caught up and feeling confident in all the relevant subjects. Suggestions for long-term SAT prep include taking challenging high school courses, completing all homework assignments, preparing for class tests and quizzes, and participating in class by asking and answering questions. There are free SAT prep training tools online; for those who’d like a one-on-one tutor to take them to the next level, the national average rate is $70 per hour.

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.