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Ann Arbor ACT Tutors

Browse these ACT prep tutors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ann Arbor.

Mathematics Tutorials
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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Our daughter worked with Mike to prepare for the ACT exam. Mike was very thorough in his tutoring and always well prepared. She increased her score and was extremely happy with the time spent with Mike during the tutoring sessions. We would highly recommend Mike as a tutor.

  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald H.
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Excellent deal. We had tutoring done in our home.  

Arbor Tutors - Ann Arbor MI
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Luis M.
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My son Brandon is very confident about taking the SAT. His tutoring from Arbor Tutors so far has been a huge help.

Arbor Tutors - Royal Oak
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Luke H.
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I'm impressed by my son's improvement in his classes. He was at risk of failing a couple of classes, but with his tutoring from Arbor, he was able to raise his test scores and pass his classes.

Arbor Tutors - Toledo OH
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
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The tutoring sessions are so much more than what I expected it to be. Thanks!

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Mardoyan Tutoring
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim S.
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Mr. Mardoyan's approach to tutoring is a balance of his refined methodology and the specific learning style of the student. His dedication to helping students reach their potential is palpable and his enthusiasm is contagious.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Karl H.
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Karissa providing tutoring services to our son Mark in English for at least 18 months to get him through elementary school and then middle school. No easy task due to his defiance. He is now a freshman in high school and has not had any problems in English. During the sommer holidays, Karissa taught all 3 kids typing. Diana is still fully proficient in typing with 10 fingers. Mark is much better than the 1 finger method and Benny may need another course, because he was too young. Karissa is well prepared, takes the job very seriously. Also, she is very flexible. Best of all, she is affordable. We are glad to have had Karissa as our tutor and will hire her again, if the need arises.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rozita S.
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He was resourceful, helped greatly. He is an expert in math, algebra, and calculus. He really teaches effectively and engages well.

  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Katena H.
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James is a wonderful tutor. My son has ADHA and James found ways to keep him focused and on task. Giovanni likes the tutoring sessions more than school. James is always thinking outside the box. Thanks James.

Concept Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Asif K.
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Amazing tutor. Really helped me in Organic chem and General Chemistry. Highly recommended.

Abby Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Toxi S.
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She appeared to be focused on assisting my daughter in her weak areas. My daughter was very comfortable with her and teaching style

Tailor Made Learning, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ms.J H.
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The tutors with tailor made have been awesome! They are all very patient with my three children. One thing I love about Tailor made is that they know each child learns different from the next and they tutor accordingly to that child level. The tutors also communicate & work with my children teachers. My son went from reading a grade level behind to reading at his level in months. That boosted his self-esteem! The last two years Tailor made have been a blessing to my family.

Algebra Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Shaylin did a really good job of providing multiple example problems. Those problems helped me develop familiarity and confidence. Also, she does a very good job of asking how I would think of approaching a problem and lead me in the direction to solve it. Overall, great math tutor!

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mary T.
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    The tutors we have worked with are all experts.

    Mathhelp
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Veronica L.
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    Yelena was an excellent tutor for my son who needed help preparing for high school Algebra. She able to teach him what he needed to learn to be prepared for high school math. She also was able to assess his current skill level and adapt her lessons to fit his needs. She is very professional and able to adjust her teaching style to make sure my son learned everything at his own pace. All her previous teaching experience was very evident and helpful during the tutoring sessions. I'm recommending her to everyone I know who might need math tutoring!

    About

    English teacher with 20 plus years of experience.

    About

    I tutor middle school through high school math. I offer ACT math strategies to increase their math ACT score.

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    I am a high school math tutor serving Oakland and Wayne, MI. I teach Algebra I and II, Geometry and Spanish. I retired early. I have 16 years of experience teaching students from 10th through 11th grade.

    About

    At Schollegiate, we are confident that there’s a school for everyone — and we work to help students find that school. We help them make sense of their aspirations, dreams, and academic and extracurricular interests, and we help them find the schools that make for good matches. And when the match — or in most cases, matches — has been made, we make sure students craft applications that speak to their “fit” on that specific campus; that illustrate why they merit strong consideration.

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    I am a student at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, and I have a focus in medicine. I have several years experience teaching children, which has given me patience and empathy to different learning processes. Most importantly, I know how important it is to be successful in school, and I make it my mission to enable all of my students to excel.

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    Hi! I'm offering tutoring sessions for elementary and high school students. Since graduating from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2011, I've been traveling, playing music, a care worker, teaching piano lessons, tutoring, and trying to do good work in general! As a tutor, my subjects of focus are math and science. These are the subjects I was best at in school, and these are the subjects that schools seem to have the most trouble teaching. I believe this is because schools are mostly one person talking to a large group of people that all learn in different ways! Many students get left behind, and teachers don't have time to work one-on-one with all of them. One-on-one time with a student can make a world of difference. I have a car and can drive to the student's home. If you read this and think we'd be a good match, send me an e-mail and we can get to know each other a bit. I can put you in contact with references, etc. Thank you! I have a GPA of 3.8. I got 5's on AP Calculus BC and both Physics AP tests, scored in the 99th percentile in ACT math and in the 93rd percentile in ACT science.

    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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