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New Way Language Learning
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jordyn C.
Verified review

I have really enjoyed my Spanish tutoring so far! Alejandro is an excellent tutor, and I'm learning a lot.

Grasso Math Tutoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Penny W.
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Michelle has been a godsend for Camron with his Precalculus. He understands now and she is so patient when he gets confused. She is super friendly and very professional. She actually cares about the people that she tutors. We are going to keep her through college!! We highly recommend this lady to anyone who needs help. She knows what she is doing and does it in a way that makes learning fun. Always on time and just a true joy to work with!!

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Global Connections
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabrielle R.
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Sybil is beyond amazing both as a teacher and person! I learn something new every time we have a class and she comes prepared. She genuinely wants to help with improvement and makes it easy to feel like it's possible. I always feel comfortable and I think that's half the battle when learning a new language and not being afraid to make mistakes!

  • 13 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Megan H.
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I must say I am extremely impressed with the quality of service from the first phone call through the tutoring sessions. It is a night and day difference between Arbor and other companies around. These are the best tutors in the business PERIOD.

  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne G.
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I will hire Oliver again in a minute and plan to as long as he tutors. He made the difference between my grandson failing 8th grade math and making it to 9th grade. Who could ask for more? Quality = 100%!

  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
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Working with Patrick from Bootstrap Tutors was an exceptional experience. Patrick was professional, intelligent, reliable and punctual, and taught and explained the material clearly. It was a pleasure working with Patrick and Bootstrap Tutors.

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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My daughter is working with a very versatile tutor, who also takes the time to impart advice on daily life skills.

Quantum Prep, LLC
4.9
from 12 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!

Professor Glyn Holton
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ms D.
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Professor Holton is a great professor. Patient and even goes above and beyond to make sure the student knows the fundamentals that lead to the solutions, not just focusing on the solution itself. This was my first time using Thumbtack and actually hiring someone. Very pleased with this tutor! You can't go wrong!

Bt Associates
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy M.
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My daughter was failing math. After just a few sessions shes not only getting A's but shes learning math at a higher grade level. He is really good at evaluating what it is the student is not understanding and presenting it to the student in a way that they do understand. Great tutor.

Learn Spanish Now
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim O.
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I have had Tutors for a few different languages (Japanese & Portugues) so I have experience in working with people of all skill levels trying to teach me a foreign language; that said, Candi is BY FAR the best tutor I've had the pleasure of working with. What makes Candi fit with me is her extreme flexibility. My job sends me on the road at a moments notice and each time I've had to change the schedule Candi has been able to happily accommodate me. A big part of Candi's approach is her positivity, which keeps me smiling and always looking forward to my class. When it comes to her approach to teaching as a tutor, Candi is professional, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. Tutoring an adult comes with specific challenges, dedication being the most destructive, but Candi's style inspires one to keep with the program and her abilities allow you to have successes on a weekly or bi-weekly basis further inspiring you to move forward. As you can probably tell I am very fond of and thankful for Candi, she's an amazing Teacher and the main reason why I'll be touring Spain next year with a great grasp of the local language. Definitely sign up for her program and you'll be speaking Spanish in no time!

Elisha
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine P.
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Elisha is a math genius! She is very patient and her interpersonal skills allow her to understand and customize her tutoring to each student. She is willing to take the time and effort to walk you through the problems and ensure you understand the underlying concept enabling you to excel in the long term.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Guo J.
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English tutor for my daughter. Sophia and Selena. They like her class very much and learned a lot English

  • 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!!

BestTutor4u.com
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dan H.
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Micheline is great! She worked with my daughter for several months and the results are outstanding. My daughter is mastering her subjects and has a new level of confidence that will serve her well in the future. My child enjoyed her sessions and the results speak volumes about what she is capable of. Micheline did not sugar coat the work involved or expected results, but encouraged my daughter to reach her maximum potential and gave her confidence that she could be a high achiever. Dan, Andover, MA

David James
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Kate H.
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Dr James is a great teacher! He is very passionate about what he does and is extremely knowledgeable. He was my undergraduate astrophysics professor and I assist him with stellar evolution research. I highly recommend him for teaching/tutoring as he keeps your attention, makes complex subjects awesome to learn, teaches neat French phrases and what not to say because it actually means something else, and is quick to respond to questions.

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Paula G.
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My daughter was matched quickly with a terrific totor and her confidence is way up in time for school!!

  • 20 years in business
Caleen C.
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We were very happy with the quality of help we received for our Junior son. His chemistry grade improved as well as his SAT overall score. Very professional and friendly!

Sue's Tutoring

New To Thumbtack

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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My work stands out because my teaching experience speaks for itself. I have excellent teaching and tutoring references.

About

We teach students ranging from 3 years old to 70 years old (native or nonnative) Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) languages and culture (cooking, calligraphy, tai chi, yoga, Chinese Zumba, Chinese customs/history and business etiquette and etc.). We also do Chinese theme parties and workshops/seminars in corporate setting.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good math tutor?

Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

How much do math tutors cost?

Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

How much do Spanish tutors charge?

Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

How much does home tutoring cost?

Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

  • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for reading and writing home tutor: $40-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for an SAT home tutor: $70 per hour.
  • National average cost for an ACT home tutor: $70-$100 per hour.

Actual Requests

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Need Spanish Lessons

Cambridge, MA

  • Student age
    10-13
  • Current level
    Conversational speaking
  • Learning goals
    Speaking - fully fluent, Reading and writing - basic skills
  • Frequency of lessons
    As recommended by professional
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    goal is to tutor a student at a local private school who is motivated and more advanced than rest of class

Need Spanish Tutor

Somerville, MA

  • Student age
    4-5
  • Current level
    Beginner speaking
  • Learning goals
    Speaking - conversational proficiency
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference(s)
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    I am seeking spanish lessons for my now 4.5 yo daughter.
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