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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 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 DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 110 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
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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  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My daughter has taken several tutoring sessions in Pre-Calc with Nema. He has been very helpful and explains the concepts really well making it easier for her to understand the topic at hand. We'll continue with more sessions with Nema.

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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ivy K.
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My son has only met with Paul once, but immediately we were impressed with his experience and friendly style. My son left his tutoring session, I think, feeling hopeful of the outcomes.

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.

Equity Tutors
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Gilbert P.
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Prior to tutoring, two things were holding my daughter back on the SAT- the math section and her confidence. Alex was the perfect tutor to improve both of those areas. He provided clear teaching in math that honed in on the areas where she needed the most help. He was consistently positive and encouraging, helping her believe in herself. This led to her math score jumping 180 points.

  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
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Charles goes above and beyond the call for all of his clients. He is accessible at all hours of the day and never stops thinking of ways to make your experience and learning better. Charles can tutor in a wide range of subjects, from pre-calc to SAT prep to advanced Calc I and II. I've never seen someone so committed to his students - you can't find a better tutor than Charles.

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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christine F.
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As the tag lines says, "Bill Knows Math"! We hired him for SAT math prep and we purchased the book he recommended, which he knows backwards and forwards. He leads very energetic tutoring sessions revealing his passion for helping kids learn the content. My daughter was more engaged than I've normally seen her with math. His help provided her the confidence she needed for the SAT.

William Spach
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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My 17 year old son is a fairly tough customer when it comes to interacting with academic support, fortunately for us, Will Spach happened to be our first experience with Varsity Tutors. Will definitely has a professional presence about him that earned him credibility with both my wife and I as well as my side early on in our first meeting. He immediately assessed my sons strength and weaknesses and was able to zero in on the tutoring plan that brought my son’s scores up by 200 points in 8-9 weeks. I highly recommend Will Spach for any high school each student looking to improve their college SAT scores. Mike

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
B. B.
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Michael's program is great. All the other people just wanted to tutor or sit down and do homework with him but what my son needs is to learn how to study on his own, which Michael's service teaches him how to do. Thanks!

Bruce Borey
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bruce B.
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Outstanding tutor in math (algebra through calculus), chemistry, and physics. Patient, calm, and effective. I highly recommend.

Grade-A-Tutoring, Inc.
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Francisco T.
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Andrea is very prompt with reponding quickly! A dedicated professional who i will continue to seek her services. She is definitely the math tutor you want if math is your weakest subject.

Yeung Tutor
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jaya P.
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Edward is currently tutoring my 7th grader in Algebra 1. My son told me that Edward not only teaches the mechanics but also gives him the explanation as to why. Edward uses an iPad during sessions and emails the notes after each session. Edward is also very nice and personable!

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!

Wyzant Tutoring
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I think the teacher is very kind and knowledgeable. She leads a student to study much more fun and less stressful. Only she should have kept the appointments a bit better. Overall the tutoring was great.

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.

Bobby Glass
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paula H.
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Mr. Glass tutored my son this year in Algebra 2. My Son was struggling majorly. His grade at the end of the first quarter was extremely low. He began working with Mr. Glass twice a week shortly after the first quarter. This helped tremendously!! My son has a B now and is about to graduate High School. Mr. Glass was very patient and extremely effective in helping him with homework. This helped tremendously with his quiz and tests. Mr.Glass was always on time and if we needed extra support before an exam he was glad to add extra time. I was very satisfied with him as my sons tutor !! He will be working with my younger son soon too!

Tutoring Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laela S.
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Mrs. Suddoo teaches my 2 year old french. Thanks to her dedication my daughter excels in french. By her 3rd birthday she will know all her numbers, colors and more.

Math Can Be Fun
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

When should you start preparing for the SAT?

It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

What is in the SAT test?

As your child is preparing for the SAT, it’s helpful to know the specifics of the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is made up of three main categories and one optional essay. Students have a total of three hours to take the test, with an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay. In total, there are 154 questions. During SAT prep, it’s helpful to take timed practice exams to understand how you’ll do during the actual test. Here is a brief overview of each of the four categories:

  • Reading: 65 minutes with 52 questions. The Reading test measures command of evidence, words in context, analysis in history and social studies, and analysis in science.
  • Writing and Language: 35 minutes with 44 questions. The Writing and Language test covers the same topics as Reading, as well as expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
  • Math: 80 minutes with 58 questions. The Math test looks at the student’s understanding of algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced math in the context of fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.
  • Essay (optional): 50 minutes with 1 essay. The essay will demonstrate the student’s competency with writing, analysis and reading.