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KC Professional Tutors
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Brett M.
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Our son showed the propensity to hurry through his math assignments and therefore his grade slipped a little during his 4th grade. We found Todd Morgan through Thumbtack last April and decided to get started with tutoring. This was perhaps one of the best decision we've made in regard to our son's education. His grade in math immediately rose a letter grade, his understanding of basic concepts improved and also important his attitude towards math improved. Going into this new school year our son is equipped do very well in math and his other subjects. I highly highly recommend Todd as your child's next tutor. His understanding of math and other subjects and more importantly, how to convey this in an easy-to-understand way will make a huge difference!

Shawn Ward
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julia K.
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Shawn definitely helped me when I needed it. Last semester when I was struggling in calculus, he did everything he could so I wouldn’t be so stressed. Even when I wasn’t at tutoring and I had a question about an assignment, I was able to text him a picture and he would respond that day. Shawn is so easy to talk to and very approachable which helped so much because I wasn’t afraid to ask questions. I definitely recommend him as a tutor for anyone.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ann C.
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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.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben M.
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Martin is a great tutor and I never leave with unanswered questions. We have not come across a single problem that he cannot solve and explain with ease.

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy B.
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Katy has been tutoring our nephew for his SAT and now two subject tests. He has thoroughly enjoyed working with Katy. She has been so dedicated and has made. It is making a big difference

  • 13 years in business
Jeff D.
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Julie has been helping my daughter with math almost 3 years. We have watched our daughters confidence and knowledge grow exceedingly. Julie always goes above and beyond when extra help is need( i.e. homework, exams, finals). She is always on time and I would recomend her to anyone.

Midwest College Prep
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nayeon S.
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I'm studying ACT with her now. She's really professional teacher and good at teaching too. Even i can see my ACT improvement.

Julie W.
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Emily has been tutoring my daughter E for the last couple of months. E is a freshman, quite shy, and has been struggling a bit in her studies (mostly Algebra). We first met Emily and I found her to be very professional and yet still very friendly. She supplied me with all her background information - education, experience, references and even a background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry. Emily has helped E with organization and and with her knowledge of Algebra, she has also helped with other homework when needed. Emily pushes E to ask questions and gives her to do lists, she is very encouraging and positive. She relates very well with my daughter and I highly recommend her.

Frog Tutoring Kansas City
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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We provide one-on-one, in-home private tutoring. Our tutors are top college students, graduates and teachers with an average GPA of 3.5 in their areas of tutoring specialization. They all have significant experience tutoring students in the community. We have been featured on major media outlets such as CNN and have also authored a top-selling e-book on college admissions. We have tutors who were accepted into every Ivy League school and won over $4 million in scholarships and are passionate about sharing their knowledge. All of our tutoring sessions are protected by our best-match guarantee (this means that we won't charge you unless you're satisfied with your tutor). Our tutoring rates range from $35.00-$45.00 per hour, depending on the number of hours you signed up for. What you will get are the following: * Free Consultation -- This free consultation allows me to identify your student's specific strengths and weaknesses in order to pair you with the right tutor. * In-Home Tutor -- Your tutor will come to your house or any other location of your choice such as a bookstore or library and work with your student one-on-one with a customized tutoring plan that targets your student's specific academic needs. * Our Three-Step Approach -- Our three-step approach are as follows: Step 1: Up to Speed -- The tutor gets the student up to speed by reviewing old concepts that they might have missed which ensures that their fundamentals are strong. Step 2: One Step Ahead -- The tutor covers topics and concepts with the student before it is done in class. This is a proven strategy in improving academic confidence. Step 3: Reinforcement and Organization -- The tutor will reinforce key concepts that the student might have missed to ensure that the student is never behind. The tutor will also help with organization, study skills and note-taking strategies. * Background-Checked and Verified Tutor -- All of our tutors undergo a background check and have their transcripts verified. We train our tutors in etiquette and are interviewed by a member of our hiring department to ensure that they have the right temperament to uphold our mission of nurturing hidden potentials through tutoring and mentoring. * Best-Match Guarantee -- All of your tutoring sessions will be protected by our best match guarantee. This simply means that we don't charge you if you're not satisfied with your tutoring session. * Reporting -- We provide you with a detailed report at the end of each tutoring session which includes what your tutors accomplished during their tutoring session, the student's strengths and weaknesses and what they plan to accomplish in their next tutoring session. This report allows both the tutor and I to be accountable to you. * Technology -- Direct access to our award-winning web platform allows you to review your tutor's profile, qualifications and availability. You can also book sessions, pay for sessions, track session reports and communicate with me and your tutor at any time. The website also generates receipts for tax-deduction purposes. * Connecting with Teacher -- If it is okay with you, your tutor will contact your student's teacher to get a more detailed understanding of what the student is struggling with and also make sure that they are both on the same page in tackling the problem. Frog Tutoring's Recognition: We have been featured on top media outlets such as CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and Star Telegram. We have authored a best-selling book on college admissions: "Hacking College Admissions How We Got into Every Ivy League School + $4 Million in Scholarships and How You Can, Too!" Over 98% of our current parents and students will return back to us for tutoring needs and will also refer us to their friends and families. We host and author a top blog on tutoring that is creating significant value for students, parents, tutors and educators.

Ryan P.
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Not only was Danny the perfect tutor, but an amazing friend. Easily the nicest guy I've ever met, and pushed me to get work done. I wouldn't have graduated without him.

DB Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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David worked with my daughter and she made very significant improvement in her ACT scores, and she enjoyed his teaching style. I would highly recommend him.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Multi-National and Inter-Disciplinary Teaching Experience for 15 Years

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I am currently at a calculus 3 level at the University of Kansas. I have tutored children or various ages in the past. Math levels from grade school to college are what I teach.

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I am a freshman in college looking for summer employment! I was a 4.0 student, and achieved a 32 on my ACT. I am able to help in most any subject area from Elementary through High Schoo! Contact me for more information about travel, and pricing.

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We offer tutoring you can afford. We have on-site and online tutoring services offered in the following subjects: * Reading * Math * ACT * SAT * GED * Writing * Social Studies * History * Entrepreneurship Our tutoring services are designed to encourage the student to exercise their skills to their full potential. We challenge the students to exceed their personal expectations for their educational ability.

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I tutor school-aged children up through high school in most subject areas. I have master's credits towards education and am quite successful with children and adolescents of all ages.

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I provide expert, reliable and affordable tutoring at your home in all levels of high school, community college mathematics, chemistry and physics.

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I offer tutorial in any subject K-12 excluding foreign languages other than Spanish. I can tutor you in taking the SAT or ACT and can help you with college classes as well with an emphasis on science classes since I am a chemistry major. I scored a 1420 on the SAT and 32 on the ACT. I can also do any side jobs that you may need done that do not require a professional. Prices vary depending upon the job. The price listed applies to tutoring.

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Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics. Certified Math Teacher Grades 7-12 High school math teacher for the past 4 years. Also a dual credit teacher through State Fair Community College and UCM. I've taught Geometry, Algebra 1 and 2, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, College Algebra, Intermediate College Algebra and ACT Prep (Math and Science). Also did a little stint in 7th grade math as a long term substitute.

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I am an experienced educator tutoring English, Spanish, and composition as well as providing editing/proofreading services.

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Take The Bite Out Of School Work! We are offering a wide range of tutoring services from beginning phonics and basic mathematics to SAT preparation. Our service enlists teachers with over 100 years of experience working with children in both the public and private sectors. We bring to your child knowledge, creativity, experience, and compassion for learning.

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.

What is on the ACT?

The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

ACT English:

  • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
  • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
  • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.

 

ACT Math:

  • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
  • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
  • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.

 

ACT Reading:

  • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
  • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.

 

ACT Science:

  • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
  • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
  • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.

 

ACT Writing:

  • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

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.

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.

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