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Quantum Prep, LLC
4.9
from 11 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!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly B.
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Ihab is quite possibly the best math tutor I have ever had. He is enthusiastic, encouraging, and sharp. He is able to adjust his teaching style to fit the learning style of the student. His years of experience allow him to teach his students material in a way most tutors are unable to. 5 stars.

Excel Tutoring with Nacole
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gea B.
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Nacole was an amazing SAT tutor. After only two months of working with Nacole, she helped me increase my SAT score by about 300 points, and especially aided me in the reading comprehension section where I went from a 660 to an 800. She is incredibly insightful, supportive, and always ready to lend a hand! Thank you for everything Nacole, I wouldn't be at Duke without your help!

Rebecca E.
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Ben Paris is an excellent SAT tutor. In less than 10 hours he helped me improve my overall score by 300 points, from a 1960 to a 2260! He was able to explain solutions clearly and concisely, and identify larger patterns in my test-taking approach. He was able to help me with a wide range of skills, from my approach to critical reading passages to my ability to eliminate wrong answers. He was particularly good at helping me to both address my weakness, and maximize my strengths, in order to achieve my highest potential score.

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6 years of teaching experience specializing in helping struggling learners. 15+ years of tutoring experience. Certified Wilson Reading teacher.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I work closely with students and their families to bolster self-confidence and academic mastery. I have extensive experience with students of all ages. We will work as a team to set specific goals and meet each goal we set. References are available upon request.

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I'm knowledgeable, friendly and patient and I understand that everyone learns differently. I know that math, statistics and programming can be intimidating for a lot of people. So, I always do my best to explain concepts in a clear, concise way that clients will understand. And I provide examples of how each concept can be applied to real-life situations.

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I have 28 years of classroom experience from 4th grade through college. It includes special education, US History at the high school and adult ed level, and Psychology at the college level. I am a certified teacher with extensive experience teaching math to students with a variety of learning styles. I am, currently and have been since required, certified with Maine fingerprinting and background check.

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I taught math for 40 years and was the head of the math department at Edward Little High School in Auburn for 6 of those years. I am very comfortable teaching general math, integrated math, algebra I and II and geometry. I enjoy young people and helping them learn.

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Because I have mentored for years and have learned how to communicate with even the most frustrated of people. I have seen results in people that I would have never expected because of my tutoring!

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Before the test, call the best: Best SAT. We provide customized, private and semi-private SAT and ACT tutoring for high school students in the Greater Portland area. Our clients often see score increases of 100-200 points and up. We have a guaranteed score increase, and we can schedule your tutoring around your busy schedule.

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I tutor math from grades 6 through 2nd year algebra. I was a middle school teacher for 38 years. Recently, I have tutored my nephews and have successfully guided them.

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I can tutor students in 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade math; reading and social studies (American and European history).

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I offer math tutoring for middle school children. I am a certified specialist in common core standards. I have over 5 years of experience in teaching math at the middle school level (5-8). I am looking to use my skills as a summer math tutor.

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I will tutor in most elementary through high school math subjects and have been teaching in the independent school system for many years in a variety of other subjects as well. While math is my strong point, I have done some work in French, various history and humanity courses. I also have some expertise in the dramatic arts. My resume is available upon request of course.

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I am a certified teacher in elementary education and special education, offering private tutoring lessons in Literacy, Math or related academic areas at a reasonable rate.

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I am an experienced certified high school math teacher. I have taught high school mathematics at all levels to include advanced placement Statistics and advanced placement Calculus AB and BC. I will tutor you in your home or at some other public facility.

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I am a certified teacher for grades K-8. I have a B.S. Degree in elementary education with a minor in psychology. I have been teaching for 5 years mostly grades K-3. I am certified in special reading programs such as Seeing Stars, Visualization and Verbalization, and LIPs. I have taught in the resource room the majority of my teaching career so I am very familiar with IEPs, 504s, and other accommodations!

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I have taught high-school math for 32 years and have tutored for 28 years. I can prepare students for SAT math and all of the high-school math curriculum through AP calculus, which I have taught for the past 25 years. I do not tutor statistics. I have been recognized for teaching excellence and thoroughly enjoy teaching one on one. I can tutor groups for a reduced rate per student. I am willing to travel within Southern Maine and can tutor out of my classroom at Portland High School. I love what I do, and students respect me for my knowledge and passion.

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