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  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler J.
Verified review

I did the online GMAT tutoring with Steve. I mostly needed help with Quant but a little Verbal as well. I went from 520 to 730 with a lot of hard work. Fantastic tutoring.

  • 18 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher R.
Verified review

My son is a 15 year old in Honors Algebra II at Worcester Academy. He never had much trouble with math in the past, but this class was challenging him and his grades were slipping. Oliver really helped him to fill in the missing parts of his understanding and to feel more confident. My son really liked Oliver's approach and enjoyed his tutoring sessions, and his grades improved significantly. Oliver is very easy to work with as a parent-- he is responsive to calls and messages, understanding about schedule changes, and is very generous with his time-- we scheduled for an hour, but Oliver often stayed longer when he was really engaged in his teaching. I would definitely hire Oliver again for my kids.

  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Rajeev B.
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Ryan has been great in helping our son prepare for the PSAT/SAT. Very professional.

Professor Glyn Holton
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane T.
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Excellent! If I have time, I sit in on tutoring sessions. My son is always engaged. It has been a transformation for him. It shows in his grades - A on his most recent two tests. Thank you Professor Holton!

Quantum Prep, LLC
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Elan R.
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I recently ran across a review about Quantum Prep and felt like I just had to share my tutoring story as well. I graduated from Lexington High School in Lexington Massachusetts. Lexington High School is a huge school. When I say huge, I mean I graduated with five hundred and eleven classmates. I was always proud to go to Lexington High, we were rated number 19 in 2014 by Newsweek in their “America’s Top Public Schools.” Luckily my class sizes were always small and it was not too hard to get help from the teacher. The first semester of my junior year I was taking five classes. I was looking into pre-med, so I took a lot of hard science classes that gave me at least two hours of homework a night. I also worked on the weekends, swam competitively, played in the jazz band and was active in my religious youth group. That year I was taking AP Chemistry as a challenge and knew I was going to have a tough time with it. My teacher, Mrs. Compton, was great! She explained everything really well and broke it down for the class. I just really couldn’t get everything in my notebook and in my head with enough time to move on to the next topic, so I’d lose information here and there, making it really hard to answer test questions. I got the first F in my entire academic career on the first quiz. I’m one of those people who expect a lot from themselves, and I expected A’s. I felt really bad about myself for the first two quizzes because I wasn’t coming even close to what I knew I could do. In addition, because I was spending so much time working on AP Chemistry, my other classes were suffering. And as a prospective pre-med student, I was afraid that because I challenged myself I wasn’t going to get into the colleges I wanted. That's when I called Quantum Prep for help. As soon as I had the first tutoring session I felt a little more reassured. We went over my quizzes and homework assignments and my tutor quickly picked up what I was missing and how to keep me focused. I felt much more confident walking into class every day. My tutor figured out how I best learn and we started laughing and making jokes as we did “stereochemistry”. Yes, he figured out within one session that I learn better with music playing in the background and even knew why! The real difference was that he didn’t just teach me material, he taught me how to learn for myself. It was a game-changer in how I approached school and learning in general. So while he was teaching me one class, I was using the learning techniques he taught me to improve my grades in all of my classes. He even patiently sat through temper tantrums and low points. So what happened after I called Quantum Prep? The next quiz I took, I got thirty points higher than the last. The first exam; I got a B+. I went on to graduate in a science heavy degree, and got into my first choice for college and graduated with a degree in Neuropsychology. I highly suggest using Quantum Prep for any kind of tutoring. I had such a wonderful experience and have used the lessons I learned from him in so many different aspects of my life, from studying at the university to job experiences. Thank you Quantum Prep!

Bt Associates
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
Verified review

John came on time and was a great help to my daughter, helping her with the math section of the SAT. He has also told her to contact him with any subsequent questions. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shashona K.
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He is kind and soft spoken and has very nice teaching style. He has been very helpful tutoring my daughter with honors physics.

  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Kathie was professional, on time, wasn't a clock watcher and kept in touch through email with my daughter throughout the week if she had something to send her outside of the tutoring session. She kept my daughter engaged and I would use her again. I don't know the results yet of her SAT's but I will follow up.

Kristen Seery, M.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Monica N.
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I had Kristen as my tutor for two years. She is very reliable, organized, and most importantly, patient. If I struggled with a certain subject or assignment, she knew how to break the subject matter down into a way that was easy for me to understand. Every time I met with her, she always had a smile on her face and was excited to see me. As a student, it is a great feeling to go into a tutoring session feeling comfortable and welcomed. I would definitley recommend Kristen as a tutor!

Heather Morton Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alli C.
Verified review

Love her, love her, love her! We couldn't be happier with Heather. She's been working with our daughter for months on SAT prep. Heather is a patient, kind,optimistic and encouraging person! Heather is so smart... she knows the SAT tests and how to calmly approach the problems. We highly recommend her!

  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna S.
Verified review

I have known Angela for six years and she is kind to her students and very patient. She is very knowledgeable about the piano and her students really enjoy her lessons. She works very hard to make sure that her students continue growing and learn to love the piano. i have enjoyed each lesson with her.

  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dan S.
Verified review

Club Z has been nothing but amazing to me. The whole experience, from the enrollment to the actual tutoring, has been nothing short of fantastic. The company is very professional, friendly, and accommodative, and you immediately get a sense that the tutors really want to see you succeed. With the actual tutoring I've achieved fabulous results, raising my test scores a substantial amount. Tutors are very friendly, making tutoring and communicating easy and stress free. I highly recommend Club Z to anyone in search of any kind of tutor. I have no doubt that club Z will match you up with the perfect tutor for your needs.

Carissa L.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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My daughter found Carissa very helpful for SAT prep. She used her 4 times and found the time well spent.

Ivan Perez-Petkov
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Amy G.
    Verified review

    Ivan has successfully tutored all three of my children (ages 6-15) in all areas of mathematics. He can work with different learning styles.

    The Harvard Review- Boston
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Dimitri S.
    Verified review

    Great help with my sat prep. Very knowledgeable and will see results.

    Solve by Skype Tutoring
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Sam M.
    Verified review

    Clare has been my math tutor for a year. She has given me the confidence to not be afraid that I will fail at my tests and also help me understand my homework. Plus we have fun! She gives me other web sites that I use to practice math. I like that we can Skype because she can answer my calls whenever I need her help.

    Gold Test Prep
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Monica A.
    Verified review

    Gold Test Prep helped me ace my SATs! My score improved by ~250 points with just 3 weeks of tutoring. I wish I had signed on with them sooner! All of the tutors are really timely/professional and they know how to make the material easy to understand. I highly recommend this company! Thanks, GTP!

    Lowden Tutoring
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erin W.
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    We had a positive experience working with Lowden Tutoring. The only thing that would have made it better for me was location, but that is on me. Erika is very kind and patient.

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      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I have been tutoring privately for two years and have 5 years of classroom teaching experience in English and special education. I hold multiple Massachusetts teaching certifications: English grades 5-12, Special Education grades 5-12, math grades 5-8, and an endorsement in Sheltered English Immersion. I love getting to know each student on an individual level, creating a customized tutoring plan for them to support their strengths and address their challenges, and having fun in the process! I work with students from pre-K to adults, and specialize in the following subjects: reading and writing, executive functioning and study skills, strategies for students with learning disabilities, history, math, ESL, and test prep.

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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.

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      Hartford, CT

      • Test sections
        Math, Writing
      • Test type
        SAT2
      • Frequency
        Once or twice a week
      • Details
        Need to improve sat asap.
      • $50
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      Need a SAT Tutor

      Quincy, MA

      • Test sections
        Math
      • Test type
        SAT2
      • Frequency
        Three or four times a week
      • $122.8
        Average price

      Need SAT Tutor for Math, Reading and Writing

      Boston, MA

      • Test sections
        Reading, Math, Writing
      • Test type
        SAT1
      • Frequency
        Once or twice a week
      • $30
        Average price
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