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KC Professional Tutors
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Colette W.
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I hired Todd Morgan to help my oldest son with his algebra. My son made great progress in a short period of time. My youngest son stated to demonstrate difficulties with his Geometry. I asked Todd if he would tutor my youngest son in Geometry since my oldest had made so much progress. He graciously agreed. My son continues to make steady progress with his geometry skills. His test scores have improved from D's and F's to C to A's. Todd explains concepts in Geometry so my son can understand. My son tells me that his classroom teacher doesn't explain the concepts as well as Mr. Morgan. Before Todd leaves the tutoring sessions he ensures my son understands the concept, ensures that he is prepared for class. My husband and I have been very impressed with Todd's tutoring and would recommend him!!

Shawn Ward
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diane M.
Verified review

My daughter was struggling with high school Algebra I. The mother of a classmate recommended Shawn. He reviewed the basic concepts and worked with her through her own homework assignments until she caught on and was able to do it herself. She went on to Algebra II without further tutoring. My son started high school this year and he too struggled with Algebra so we immediately called Shawn. He worked with him throughout first semester and now he too is doing it on his own second semester. Shawn helped both of them build a solid foundation for Algebraic concepts so they could advance. I will not hesitate to contact him if my son struggles again throughout his high school years. Both children liked him and felt comfortable learning with him. His rates were on par with tutors in the KC area. He always showed up and was on time. He was flexible about meeting with kids before big tests.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Alicia W.
    Verified review

    The test strategies and staff were amazing.

    David Kollman
    4.9
    from 9 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Grant K.
    Verified review

    David was an excellent ACT tutor for my daughter. His lessons and practice material helped my daughter to raise her score by 7 points. David provided us with an update on her progress after every session. My daughter said that she learned more from David than she did from her high school prep class. I have highly recommend David to other parents. We could not be happier with the results. Grant E.

    MaranathaEd, LLC
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 17 hires on Thumbtack
    Kim K.
    Verified review

    Act prep for my 14 Year old. Duane is beyond dedicated and amazing. Professional and caring. Would use this company over and over again.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kelly B.
    Verified review

    Martin has been tremendously helpful to my son in both Algebra and Chemistry. With Martin's help, my son has improved his test scores in both subjects. Martin is professional, punctual and is flexible with his schedule. I highly recommend his services.

    Sylvia Bo
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle J.
    Verified review

    Sylvia is tutoring my high school-aged daughter in math and ACT prep. We've just had our first meeting with Sylvia, but she is clearly the perfect choice. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in helping the student understand the purpose of math. She also explains concepts in very accessible language.

    • 4 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Rob D.
    Verified review

    Katy did a fabulous job tutoring our son for the ACT! His test score increased from 27 to 30! She spent the majority of the time helping him with testing strategy. We are very happy with her.

    Midwest College Prep
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Nayeon S.
    Verified review

    I'm studying ACT with her now. She's really professional teacher and good at teaching too. Even i can see my ACT improvement.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Get Smarter Prep

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      Get Smarter Prep is the region's premier test prep organization! We've been serving the Kansas City area for nearly ten years and have a reputation for helping students achieve their goals. We approach the test in an innovative way that makes sense for each test and each student! At Get Smarter Prep, we love that we can provide expert service in an individualized manner. We are fortunate to get to partner with many local high schools and even some universities to better serve the community!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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.

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