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Somerville SAT Prep Tutors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
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I wish I could give these guys 100 stars. Arbor was extremely helpful. My son had a very low SAT score. After a few hours every week, his score jumped up over 400 points. What can I say? Super happy with the service I received.

  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph Y.
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Ryan helped my son with SAT preparation. He is knowledgeable, professional and on time every class. My son did very well on his test. I highly recommend him to any student seeking professional help.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly R.
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Michael provided SAT tutoring for my son. He provided excellent structure, feedback, and tools for mastering the exam. My son enjoyed working with him very much and achieved excellent scores. I recommend Michael without reservation.

Professor Glyn Holton
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn B.
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Professor Holton was perfect! He worked extremely well with our daughter, whose SAT score went from 1380 to 1560. He has a highly structured approach that he customizes for each student’s learning style and needs. We couldn’t be more happy!

Quantum Prep, LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Robert T.
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We were extremely pleased with the instructor from Quantum Prep who worked with our daughter on SAT preparation, We found the company very professional and easy to work with.

Bt Associates
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
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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.

Heather Morton Tutoring
5.0
from 6 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!

Elisha
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jared U.
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Elisha is a very qualified tutor. She not only knew the subject material well, she was very patient and made sure I understood everything well. She helped me prepare for my SAT. Before I sought tutoring, my math score was 440 and after studying with Elisha, my math score went up to 690. I can’t recommend her enough.

  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
William B.
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We are preparing for the SAT's and our son has a very busy schedule. The club Z tutor has been very flexible in working around this and is very good in relating to our son and adapting to his learning style.

BestTutor4u.com
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick S.
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We hired Micheline after my daughter took her initial SAT and ACT test as we felt she could do better with the input of an expert. After two months of consistent tutoring, my daughter again took the tests and her scores improved dramatically. She liked Micheline, and we were happy with her professionalism. Micheline is also very patient. When my son needed help with Spanish, we called Micheline. My son enjoyed & looked forward to his lessons, learned to love Spanish, and made a lot of progress. We would highly recommend her!

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.

Gold Test Prep
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Aisha U.
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Gold Test Prep not only strengthened my skills but my confidence in test taking. They made preparing for the GMAT manageable and convenient. I have a job so the option to study with a tutor at a library or via Skype was a huge plus. My tutor was encouraging, helping me to set realistic goals and reach them within a limited time period. I saw considerable growth with my GMAT score from the practice exams to the extent that I only needed to take the test once. Can't thank Gold Test Prep enough, at the end of the day they produce results.

Lexi Klupchak
5.0
from 1 review
    Sandi C.
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    Lexie helped my son Connor (who has dyslexia) study for high school homework, tests and especially the SAT! We came to love her and thank her for all she did. Connor is now in college and making deans list.

    About

    I do tutoring for high school students who are preparing for the SAT or who need extra help with high school topics. I am currently a junior at Harvard College. I have received a 2400 on the SAT and hold a 3.864/4.0 GPA at Harvard. I have been tutoring for about a year. During the school year, I work at Harvard College, though I am also available in the Acton area during school breaks. My hourly rate is $25.

    About

    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 provide individualized and one-on-one instruction and guidance to help each student achieve his/her test performance potential. Lessons are carefully planned and scaffolded and include timed practice and open discussion of the topics at hand.

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    I am a pharmaceutical chemistry student at MCPHS University. I have a extremely strong foundation in math (all types) and science. Therefore, I want to tutor in math and science, SAT subjects, SAT and some AP subjects for K1-K12 students and college freshmen. I guarantee the best result.

    About

    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

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    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.

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    I provide tennis, math, SAT, reading, and writing lessons. You can have a full one-on-one sessions with an experienced teacher.

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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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