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  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
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I had already taken the Manhattan GMAT class and did not improve. Then I had heard of Arbor Tutors through a friend and I contacted them. They help assess my gaps and arrange a game plan so that I could be more effective the next time I took it and I did raise my score more than 200 points! I'm very happy. Arbor Tutors is a fantastic company!

Eagle Elite Tutoring
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline W.
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TOTALLY WENT SO FAR BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS, I'M VERY HAPPY AND WOULD RECOMMEND ELITE TUTORING TO ALL MY FRIENDS

  • 18 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
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Oliver was a great help to my daughter reviewing the math section for the ACT and SAT's. Her SAT score increased by 130 points! We were are so pleased, that I have already asked Oliver to tutor my younger daughter with pre-calc and SAT prep in the Fall....Thanks Oliver!!!

  • 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Clarissa M.
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Lisa was a lifesaver for me. After not doing well my first attempt, she tutored me for the verbal and writing portions of the SAT's. After her help my scores were exceptionally better. She also helped me with my college essay, which I strongly believe played a huge role in getting accepted into my top Universities. Due to her assistance I am now in college excelling in writing. The skills she has taught me have lasted long past the SAT's.

Quantum Prep, LLC
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Cd P.
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Quantum Prep was excellent. My daughter had decent SAT scores but wanted to try to raise them. After a few sessions with her tutor, she could see that it was helping. She just received her scores and we are thrilled. Quantum Prep was worth every penny. _Austin Prep parent (Reading, MA.)

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!

Kristen Seery, M.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie G.
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Educational tutoring on a high school level. Trouble areas in math were addressed and positive reinforcement was the key to success. My son had been tutored by several professional tutors but he never had the confidence that he needed to succeed. We heard about Kristen's services from my son's classmate who was also struggling in math and decided to retain her services. From my initial conversation with Kristen, I immediately took a liking to her. She was professional and personable. She was very receptive to help my son succeed. Kristen was most accommodating when scheduling sessions. My son immediately connected with her and truly felt a sense of confidence after his tutoring session. Kristen is likable and personable. My son's grades greatly improved and he felt a sense of accomplishment. He looked forward to his tutoring sessions because he knew he would have a good sense of understanding his school work after being tutored by Kristen. My daughter, who was a senior in high school, also was tutored by Kristen for "fine tuning" before an exam. She was always amazed with Kristen's ability to simplify the lesson. My son's grades improved significantly. Kristin was a positive reinforcement and truly took an interest in my kids' success. I was happy to refer her to other students. Laurie G.

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

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie R.
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Amazing with kids!!! My little Benny absolutely loves her and she’s made such a difference in his education. Made the best choice hiring her!!

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.

The Harvard Review- Boston
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dimitri S.
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Great help with my sat prep. Very knowledgeable and will see results.

Private Tutor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicholas K.
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Anna Pacheco is one of the most nice, kindhearted, hardworking tutors I have ever had. She boosted my standardized and school test scores and made learning fun at the same time.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Tutor Doctor offers you a free, in your home, consultation. At that time our education consultant tests the building blocks that may be missing in the subject learning process. We do a learning styles assessment to find the best way to approach the topic. We match our tutors/academic coaches with students based on subject area, personality, learning style, and interests. Every student is taught in their own home-- one-on-one. After each session the tutor sends a report to the parent and teacher (optional) explaining what was taught and how well the student did. Tutor Doctor encourages teacher involvement and supports each family and tutor providing the best learning experience for the student.

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His Grace Learning Solutions, Inc. is a Worcester based company that offers tutoring services for a wide variety of subjects.

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We adopt a systematic and in-depth approach to teaching and learning which is geared towards enabling high school students to succeed and excel. We have an experienced teacher, who is also a practicing engineer besides being a very successful teacher, has the specialty of making complicated topics easy and fun to learn.

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We provide academic tutoring and test preparation services to students in elementary school through college. Our tutors are highly qualified and professional, and we create a one-on-one, customized program for each and every student. Our mobile business model and network of teachers allow us to serve an area stretching from Boston to Central MA and northern Rhode Island. In addition to traditional academic tutoring, specialties include SAT and ACT prep, MTEL prep, and study skills courses. No matter what your needs, we can create a customized program to let your student excel!

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I hold two master's degrees in education. I specialize in reading, comprehension and writing. I have taught elementary and middle school and have successfully worked with hundreds of students in public school and privately.

  • 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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I am going to be attending Cornell University in the fall on the honors astrophysics and mathematics tracks. I have a 4.0 GPA for all of high school, a 2370/2400 on the SAT, and am passionate about teaching. I could travel to a client or tutor in my own house. I have tutored 5 students before that include the following: * 8th grade general tutoring * 10th grade general tutoring * 12th grade math tutor * 11th grade physics tutor * 12th grade SAT tutor

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.
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