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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 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
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.

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William Spach
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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

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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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gustavo A.
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Bill is a real good tutor and my son is learning a lot, specially math for the SAT. Keep up the great job.

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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
from 22 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.

House of Wisdom
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Suresh D.
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He's a really good tutor will go over problems until student understand it Thank you so much for all your help!!

Silas Kurt Grossberndt
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Isabella C.
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Silas is a great tutor. He is one of the smartest people I have ever met, and was able to successfully share his knowledge with me!

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Student Excel Math Tutoring
3.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Afua B.
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Tutor is always on time.My son is progressing and they email me updates at the end of every session .

Math With a Smile
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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Barbara tutored my twin girls over the summer to prepare them for the SAT. They had tried the test before without personalized tutoring and did not do well. Barbara was great. She traveled out to my home and was very punctual. She was able to engage my girls at each session which was no easy feat as the last thing they wanted to do in the summer was math. I am happy to report that both girls saw a score increase of over 130 points in math. And not only that, they both are earning A's this year in AP stat. I believe that is a direct result of their work with Barbara. I highly recommend her.

  • 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!

Math Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra M.
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My son is preparing for a test to enter an apprenticeship program. He needed to brush up on various math problems. She patiently worked on each problem with him giving him helpful tips along the way. She has a very flexible schedule and works in a nice quiet environment.

Modern Muse Education
5.0
from 5 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.

Wyzant Tutoring
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Yollanda J.
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Ms. Erin is a great Reading and Math Tutor!

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.

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.

NBH Editorial and Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Mary S.
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    Nancy is always punctual and prepared for teaching different lessons. She is a great listener and instructor since she is able to connect with students effectively when teaching various lessons. She uses different methods of teaching which helps students learn since they are responsive to the different techniques implemented. She is great colleague who is always helpful to others and maintains her priority on her students. I think that Nancy is always able to overcome any challenges that students face as she is always helpful and has had previous experience teaching students of all levels. I think that she has great work quality, that she is professional and she is always a pleasure to work with.

    Yeung Tutor
    4.9
    from 10 reviews
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Sherly C.
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    He is amazing so easy to understand and nice and friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a math tutor.

    Math Can Be Fun
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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    Q & A

    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.