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New Bedford ACT Prep Tutors

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Bt Associates
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
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John was fantastic - he was always on-time, prepared and flexible. He worked with my son on improving his math skills for the ACT and he did just that! We would hire him again in a heartbeat!

  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie L.
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Lisa is one of the best writing tutors that I have ever had. She is smart, kind, and believes in every single one of her students. I first started working with Lisa to prep for the ACT. She always believed in me and encouraged me to keep working towards my goals. After getting through the ACT, Lisa helped me with my college application and supplemental essays. She helped me to get my vision into solidified and ideas. She has a hyper focus on making sure that her students voice is heard. Her respect and confidence in me is what made me believe in myself and my work.

  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Terri P.
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Kathie was wonderful with my daughter. We only had a short time to work together before my daughter had to take her ACT and because of Kathie my daughter felt prepared. Will absolutely use her again for my other daughter!

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley W.
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For the past year, I have worked with Ms. Lisa Kay on multiple subjects: studying for the SAT/ACT, and working on my college application essays. With her variety of tricks and strategies, I have developed skills to do well on these tests. Although I struggled with grasping certain subjects in the beginning, Lisa has been very patient and helped me understand why I got questions wrong versus how many questions I do. Sometimes, when I was frustrated with the practice test I took, she would always reply to my emails and calm me down, keeping me motivated and thinking more positively. Over the course of this year, she has helped build up my self esteem/confidence for test taking, and now I feel much more comfortable with the SAT/ACT. She is very rational and realistic: she always speaks the truth and will make sure that her students improve one way or another. Although her tutoring sessions are only once a week for about an hour each, she can be easily contacted via Skype, email, text, phone call, etc. I know for sure that whenever I have questions, she will always be there to help, and without her, I have no idea where I would be right now in the college process.

Anthony Crowe
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley S.
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we highly recommend Anthony to tutor your child their college prep needs. he is very knowledgeable with SAT OR ACT and college application process.

The Language Coach
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alla Z.
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Linda has tutored two of my sons over the last five years. My older son was able to improve his SAT scores as well as perfect his college application essay. He got into his first college choice. My younger son had problems expressing himself in writing and started working with Linda in 8th grade. Later he studied with Linda for ACT and got into his first college choice. Overall I was impressed with Linda's professionalism, great energy and great rapport with kids. They loved studying with her. In addition I could always rely on Linda being up to date on latest changes in SAT/ACT tests, which was tremendously helpful last year. We all feel very fortunate to have Linda as our ' Language Coach'.

Carissa L.
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.

1on1 Educational Consulting
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Isobel E.
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Elliott worked with both of our children at various ages, from middle school to post-college. He is smart and diligent and took the time he needed to really get to know them and earn their trust. They loved working with him, and the results were remarkable, in better grades and test scores. Elliott knows what schools are looking for, and he prepares his students well.

Next Step Tutor
from 1 review
    Alissa P.
    Verified review

    Jared is reliable, reasonable and an excellent tutor. I hired him to tutor SAT and ACT students at the last minute and he was willing to dive right in. He helped the students increase the their scores substantially and they enjoyed their lessons with him. If you want a knowledgeable, energetic and friendly tutor, choose Jared.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    We provide one-on-one, in-home test preparation services for ACT, GRE, ISEE/SSAT, LSAT, PSAT/PLAN, SAT, and SAT II. We tailor all of our test preparation programs to meet the unique needs of each of our students. Every test is a bit different and every student starts at a different place. We are here to help. Just give us a call to help you create a timeline for your test preparation process to maximize results.

    Robert D.
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    Joanne did a great job tutoring both of my kids. She tutored them in general academics, AP, and SAT Prep. Highly recommended.

    Akul Bahl
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rahul B.
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    Amazing! He helped me completely write my resume for jobs/college applications and tutor me in advanced calculus and standardized test prep. Would highly recommend for other professionals.


    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!


    An undergraduate student at MIT, I have over 4 years of tutoring experience, with middle school students and high school students alike. I've personally tutored 6 students to an ACT score of 34s, 35s and 36s, and I'm eager to continue helping more students achieve their dreams.


    Learn all about Manhattan Review Services in Providence. We offer the following services: * GMAT * GRE * LSAT * SAT * TOEFL preparation * MBA * Graduate School * College admissions consulting


    All of our tutors have at least a M.A. degree and experience teaching and tutoring. We work on a pay-as-you go basis which means that you only pay for the sessions your child uses.


    Proto SAT Prep is a private SAT preparation service that teaches group SAT programs in Wrentham, MA. Classes are limited to 16 students and cost about $300 per 9-session program. All classes are taught by Ann Proto who has over 15 years of experience teaching SAT preparation.

    • 13 years in business

    Since 2005, the average score improvement for EC Tutoring students is 210 points! Students regularly raise their scores on the SAT by 150-300+ points, with an average improvement of 210 points. Some students have gained as much as 400-500-point increases from their PSAT score. Unlike commercial prep courses, I can offer flexibility to active, busy students. Your child can’t make his/her regular class? Just let me know which other class during the week he/she can attend, and I’ll make room. I provide great results! I service the Sandwich area.

    • 5 years in business

    250+ students improved their SAT scores since 2013.


    ACT Tutor Needham is located on Central Ave. I provide top-tier advisory services for ACT students, with guaranteed results.


    Tieisha tutors to help those who need to refresh or grow their skills or to prepare for big tests. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of the English language and need someone to practice with, then Tieisha Tutors is for you. If you are a parent in need of someone to help your high school or middle school student with his or her algebra or geometry homework or to prepare for an upcoming college entrance exam (ACT or SAT), then Tieisha Tutors is for you! If you are a student in college or a GED candidate who needs to brush up on your reading, writing, or math basics, then Tieisha Tutors is for you! If you're a great writer, but forget the difference between "who" and "whom" or need help with how to use those pesky commas or semi-colons, then Tieisha Tutors is for you! I have more than six years of formal and informal experience as a college adviser, so I specialize in editing and revising college essays for both content and mechanics; SAT help for the general SAT and math subject tests; and Accuplacer prep. I also served as a GED tutor and co-teacher in college, so I have experience working with people of different ages, backgrounds, and levels of proficiency.

    Q & A

    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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