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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Having Bill Pow work with my daughter was one of the best choices I've made for her. On there first meeting he was able to zero in on what were the areas they should work on and what strategies she should developed. My daughter, who really didn't want tutoring, especially during summer vacation, was very thankful she was able to work with Bill. She says she feels far better prepared for her ACT retake. Bill was so flexible and responsive when scheduling appointments. He always came prepared and each session was very productive.

Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Gus G.
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You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We ended up doing in-home tutoring and the tutor was very kind and courteous and knowledgeable.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My daughter has taken several tutoring sessions in Pre-Calc with Nema. He has been very helpful and explains the concepts really well making it easier for her to understand the topic at hand. We'll continue with more sessions with Nema.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tu C.
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Mr. Bromley has been very helpful and provided the support we needed when we’re searching for an online tutoring service. The A+ Club helped coordinating our schedules and we are able to find qualified tutor that is reasonably priced and also give us the homework help that we're looking for. Yes, I would recommend their service to others.

Arbor Tutors - MD
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Justin D.
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I bought a tutoring package for my daughter Laura and we have been extremely happy. Arbor Tutors is the best.

Yeung Tutor
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jaya P.
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Edward is currently tutoring my 7th grader in Algebra 1. My son told me that Edward not only teaches the mechanics but also gives him the explanation as to why. Edward uses an iPad during sessions and emails the notes after each session. Edward is also very nice and personable!

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Florence J.
    Verified review

    I am attending a large university and needed help with both English and math and tutor blast came through for me.

    Arbor Tutors- Baltimore
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    Lily R.
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    I’ll definitely book with Arbor Tutors again if ever I’ll need tutoring sessions next semester.

    Julia Beach
    4.9
    from 10 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah R.
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    I give Julia my highest praise as a tutor. I have been extremely pleased with her work in tutoring my son in beginning Spanish. Julia's upbeat personality is very engaging and she is always very encouraging. She has a nice way of providing constructive criticism and keeps him motivated by changing course when things get a little tough. Probably the biggest compliment comes from my son who routinely says that their tutoring session feels more like 30 minutes and not an hour. Not only do I recommend Julia to my family and friends (she also tutors my nephew and my neighbor), but as a child psychologist, I also recommend her to my middle and high school patients who are struggling in school. I wish every child who struggles with school could have their very own Julia Bluher. I would welcome the opportunity to provide any additional information about my experience with Julia and can be contacted at 410-598-6041. Sincerely, Sarah Reusing, Ph.D.

    Arbor Tutors - Fairfax
    4.8
    from 10 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Deborah B.
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    Arbor Tutors is the best tutoring company anywhere. We tried several other tutors before Arbor and found exactly what we are looking for here.

    Student Excel Tutoring
    3.5
    from 13 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 48 hires on Thumbtack
    Charisse A.
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    Eric tutored my daughter in Calculus II for about 8 weeks. He was always courteous/respectful, responsive, and timely. He was also flexible, willing to change the tutoring dates/times to accommodate our fluctuating schedules. My daughter’s Calculus II grade went from a D to B.

    Math Help
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Chinni P.
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    He has immense knowledge in current SAT Math curriculum. I like the way he tailors his tutoring program for one on one student tutoring.

    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ayat K.
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    Lubna is the best teacher I’ve ever been taught by. She is very patient and explains concepts very thoroughly. What amazes me the most has to be the fact that she genuinely wants her students to succeed! I highly recommend her to anyone as you will see an improvement in your studies! A bonus has to be that she is fun to be around:)

    Tutor Blast
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Kelly H.
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      Man I use this tutoring service a lot. Maybe a little too much. Ha ha. It helps save a lot of time for me.

      Bruce Borey
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Bruce B.
      Verified review

      Outstanding tutor in math (algebra through calculus), chemistry, and physics. Patient, calm, and effective. I highly recommend.

      Anna Goddu - Tutor
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Johanna E.
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      Anna provided top-notch tutoring and university consulting for our daughter and I am delighted to endorse her. I was very impressed with Anna's positive and constructive style of SAT preparation. In addition, Anna was very professional, knowledgable and encouraging during the application process. Anna has a lovely way of dealing with young people that helps bring out the best in them. I am very pleased we had Anna's assistance to help get our daughter into her first choice of university.

      • 3 years in business
      • 8 hires on Thumbtack
      William M.
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      Dale was a great ACT tutor, especially when it came to teaching an international student the ins and outs of the Reading and Writing sections. Since we started working two weeks before the test date, Dale laid out a great strategy of drilling practice tests and helped us find our weak points to review. He had a great base of resources and experience to help us not only with tactics and test taking skills, but how we could apply these study techniques to a broad range of tests and classes.

      Tutoring Services
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Aleksandra S.
      Verified review

      My daughter is an elementary school students. At one of the teacher-parent meetings last school year we were informed that she has difficulties with understanding certain maths concepts. We decided to find a tutor for her so the problems don't get any worse. We contacted Ms Dominika and she helped our daughter understand the things she had issues with. The atmosphere during their meetings was so friendly that our daughter not only learn a lot but also had fun doing it.

      Phoenix Tutoring
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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      Math on your terms, customized to meet your goals. Don't be intimidated, you can get it and I can help.

      CUP'N Learning
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Courtney J.
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      Amber is very professional and patient. She tutored my son for his upcoming SAT test and provided him with the knowledge he needs to go in feeling confident. Amber is prompt, very resource and possess a wealth of knowledge.

      Frog Tutoring DC

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      • 7 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      Welcome to the Washington, D.C. area's top-rated, private in-home tutoring service. The majority of our Washington, D.C. tutors are mentors and top college students and graduates from local universities with a 3.5 GPA or higher in their areas of tutoring specialization. Our Washington, D.C. tutors work with students in all grade levels such as elementary, middle school, high school, college, test prep and other professional exams. Not only are our Washington, DC tutors exceptional private math, reading, SAT prep, ACT prep, and calculus tutors, but they can also provide tutoring in many other subjects such as physics, biology, statistics, AP courses, Spanish, geometry, accounting, algebra, AP, etc. Our highly successful three-step program provides immediate benefits. First, our Washington, D.C. tutor quickly brings the students up to speed. Next, the tutor will motivate the students to work ahead of the class, and finally, he/she will reinforce key concepts, so the students can maintain their competitive edge. Not only do you receive progress reports from your tutor, but you will also be able to track your progress in classroom performance and graded assignments. Wait no more! Get started with our Washington, D.C. tutors by browsing the list below. You can also call us directly or submit the tutor request form on the top right and start improving grades.

      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.

      How long does the ACT take?

      Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

      • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
      • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
      • Ten-minute break.
      • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
      • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
      • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.

       

      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.

      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.

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