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Somerville SAT Tutors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler J.
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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
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher R.
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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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine A.
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I hired Lisa to tutor my daughter for her SAT prep. Her scores went up significantly and her writing component was very high. Lisa is an expert, educated and a great mentor.

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
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!

Bt Associates
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I believe in creating moments of success for the students I work with. I use asset-based approaches in order to develop competency in subject matter and overall academically. Beginning with the capabilities the student already possesses gives them a chance to build on those skills and develop academic confidence in order to achieve success.

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I have over 6 years of experience in tutoring math (both high school and college levels), SAT, GMAT and GRE. I also teach Mandarin in private lessons. I do college admissions consulting and coaching for consulting case interviews.

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I will tutor and teach your child/youth and help them develop systems/strategies for organization and note-taking. I believe all children/youth can succeed if they are taught in a positive and respectful environment. I can help your child succeed!

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Great Place to Learn provides magical experiences for all learners. We offer personalized services, including special ed consulting and advocacy, Wilson Reading System, tutoring in all subjects and levels, visualizing, test prep (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT NMSQT, COOP, HSPT, TACHS, ASVAB, GED, ABE, ELL AP exams, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE LSAT), college readiness, transition planning, homework help, and study skills. We assist families navigating the complicated education, medical, and legal systems to obtain the best available services for their children with or without IEPs and 504 plans. We have established a proven track record of success with parents, school personnel, community resources, and private and state agencies. We are an approved vendor by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an SES provider under NCLB. We offer flexible programs designed for your schedules, learning styles, and goals. We offer services during mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends, including holidays. We will assist you on your college readiness journey and self-discovery by exploring your unique skills, talents, values, and interests. You will learn that college is obtainable, affordable, and for you!

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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.

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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!

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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Need a SAT Preparation Tutor

Boston, MA

  • Test sections
    Math
  • Test type
    SAT1
  • Frequency
    Three or four times a week
  • Details
    strong in non math areas

Need SAT Preparation on May 2013

Worcester, MA

  • Test sections
    Math
  • Test type
    SAT1
  • Frequency
    Once or twice a month
  • Details
    Good math student - junior from Worcester.
  • $65
    Average price

Needs a Tutor for SAT

Boston, MA

  • Test sections
    Reading, Math
  • Test type
    SAT1
  • Frequency
    Three or four times a week
  • Details
    I have a nephew that needs assistance with the SAT's that's scheduled in less than 2 weeks. Although he has been an honors and A+ student his entire life, he has scored an 1110 out of 1600 on the SAT's. While that's certainly a good score, it does not translate to the scores he has averaged in high school. I would like you to assist him in developing a strategy and better time management skills.
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