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  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn W.
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KY Education Solutions & College & Career Associates is top of the line when it comes to education I have experience within the educational arena and this company surpasses my expectations in teaching and tutoring my child. Per my daughter, “he (tutor) is the best tutor Ive had. He is able to teach me so I truly understand it”. I can’t thank them enough!

  • 4 years in business
Robin C.
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Bluegrass Club Z was first class from beginning to end. The owner, Mr. Fletcher, was very professional and accommodating. Our tutor was knowledgeable, friendly and prompt. She tutored both my daughters in Math (Geometry and Pre-Algebra). Scheduling, tutoring and billing all went very smoothly. My daughters learned a lot. I would highly recommend Bluegrass Club Z!

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I have over 30 years of teaching experience. I have helped several students reach levels 2 years and above grade expectations. I specialize in teaching writing and reading. I have experience with learning disabilities.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I customize each course I do for each student, regulating pace and problem-type to suit the student's needs.

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Are you the type of person who wants to improve your life and better yourself in certain skill areas? I give you hands-on personal tutoring, training, and advice. I provide quality service with a guarantee of honesty and demonstrable improvement. My tutoring services include electric and acoustic guitar playing, math (arithmetic, algebra, etc.), test taking, writing, reading, communication, and much more.

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The Tutoring Club provides an encouraging environment for students of all ages to meet with tutors who specialize in reading, writing, math, ACT/SAT, homework organization, and much more. Summer hours are between the hours of 10:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m on weekdays.

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My name is Keith E. Cunningham. For 20 years as a classroom teacher, my mission was to take difficult subjects and make them easy. Now, I bring that unique skill set to bear on your difficult subjects. In a very short time, I will review where you are struggling and give you the tools that will enable you to achieve your goals. I have worked with students from kindergarten all the way through graduate school, and in subjects ranging from Algebra to Zoology. I have also helped ESL and special needs students.

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I am a very patient teacher who is willing to tutor students who want to learn. I have also taught GED.

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Hi! I am a National Merit finalist, Full Ride Patterson scholar, Kentucky Governor's scholar, and an honor student at the University of Kentucky (UK). I scored a 2280 on the SAT Superscore, a 215 on the PSAT, and a 32 on the ACT. I have been studying the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and ACT for quite a few years, and I have already enjoyed several opportunities to share with younger students the strategies that I have learned; I actually taught a class on the SAT at the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program (GSP), and I have enjoyed tutoring several others on these vital tests. With college costs so high and student loan interest rates so crippling, these oft-dreaded SAT tests can be the key to a stress-free college. And I want to help you get there! Because these tests are standardized, the questions always have patterns. I'm here to help you learn those patterns and ace your standardized tests!

  • 5 years in business
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Our goal is to help students find success! Our unique cognitive therapy program, called Success Training, strengthens the underlying skills that students need for academic success. Our 16 week Success Training program is 1-on-1 tutoring, either in our office in Lexington, KY or online! We'll meet 3-5 days a week and work to improve the specific skills that your child needs. We always start with an evaluation first, so we know exactly what should be focused on!

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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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