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Mathematics Tutorials
from 40 reviews
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen S.
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My daughter met with Mike to prep for the ACT and felt he was very helpful. She has much more confidence going into the exam.

Kate Greenthal
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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Kate is truly the most amazing tutor you will find. I searched for weeks for someone to help me with a graduate school prep math class, and although there were many options, the people I talked with seemed difficult to relate to and even though they seemed intelligent, I didn't know if I could learn well from their style of teaching. Then...I found Kate. She not only knew all of the material that I had to learn, but was able to explain things in a way that I understood. She is extremely patient and actually made the material as interesting as possible. I would absolutely recommend her for GMAT prep, any college level or grad school math. Her background says it all but when you work with her you see that she is much more-it is her personality and ability to break concepts down that really make the difference. It was also very easy to schedule and communicate with her.

Di's Tutoring
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Todd B.
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My sister and I had Mrs.Griswold for ACT English and Reading tutoring. She met with us every Saturday at my our home for hourlong sessions. From my time with her I have learned many things, Mrs.Griswold is an excellent teacher. I felt that learning with her was not a hassle or struggle, and that she allowed me to progress naturally and comfortably. She has a very kind and light-hearted personality and is very easy to work with. I would recommend Mrs.Griswold to anyone who is looking to understand the material, recognize patterns, and score highly on the test without all of the stress usually associated.

Wise Homme Tutoring
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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Bennett is awesome! Bennett was recommended by a friend for ACT tutoring in Math and Science. He helped my son go from a 31 in Math to a perfect score of 36, and from a 26 in Science to a 34. I will definitely recommend him to anyone needing help with math or looking to improve their ACT score.

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Mardoyan Tutoring
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mr. Mardoyan was truly a great asset to me when preparing for the ACT. During my 8 weeks with him I improved immensely on my math and science sections, which were previously very weak. Most notably, I improved 7 points on my science section because of his help. He learned what I needed and taught me with great patience. I would recommend him to anyone!

Arbor Tutors - Ann Arbor MI
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Vannah S.
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This is where you want to go for ACT test preparation.

  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
M. L.
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My 15 year old son is being tutored for Algebra 2. He went very unwillingly to the first session. He is eager for the next. Mr. Abron engaged him and gave him insight into why things were not working out for him. INSTANT CONFIDENCE! It also helped that he was nice, patient, smiling, and extremely knowledgeable about the content. He provided resources that the school was not providing and gave us a game plan that will carry him through the school week. Besides all of that, he strikes me as a wonderful, caring person to whom my son will make a stronger connection. Nurturing and fatherly conversation. Very, very satisfied!

Brad Kelly
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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I wanted to write in support of Brad Kelly in teaching my son the skills needed to improve his scores on the SAT. My son has a 95+ average in high school, taking predominantly honors and AP courses. His knowledge base and understanding of material for tests is impressive. However, the SAT is not about what you know, but about applying test taking skills that are not routinely used in everyday high school classes or even AP/IB exams. Despite his knowledge base and baseline test taking skills, with a simple 6 week course and his own efforts, he was only able to achieve a 1330 on his first SAT attempt. We then approached a test prep provider where we live, and were connected with Brad Kelly. Brad spent five 2 hour sessions with my son developing the skills necessary and the confidence in those skills for the June 2017 administration of the SAT. On this test his scores increase to a 1470, 780 in Math and 690 in Verbal. I would highly recommend Brad to assist your student in developing the necessary test taking skills to improve their performance on the SAT or ACT, a major factor in entry into the academic school of their choice.

Academic Evolution
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tony P.
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Christine Kalcic was instrumental to my success at MSU as a premed student. She proved to be an asset to my success during my first semester, and I continued to work with her throughout the rest of my coursework. She is proficient in multiple subjects, and is excellent at breaking down material and getting you caught back up when behind. Christine was invaluable for exam prep and taught the material to truly understand it, not just to pass. Working with her taught me time management and how to approach very complex material and a tough course load. I truly feel very lucky and fortunate to have worked with her. I have recommended her to multiple students of various age, and she has done an excellent job with everyone. There is no way I could have taken on the course load I did without Christine, she is brilliant and just a really awesome and kind person!

Bettina Ortez
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monique S.
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Bettina is an amazing educator. She is very thorough and cares about her students. Her teaching style is unique where she is challenging yet not intimidating. Bettina brings the best out in her students. I would highly recommend Bettina. She teaches ESL, SAT, ACT, as well as reading and language. She has students all over the world. It was an honor to work and learn from her.

Michelle Leach Tutoring
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janine M.
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Michelle tutored my son in advanced level high school math as well as act prep. She is bright and knowledgeable in the sciences and math. She is also timely and is flexible with your schedule.

ACT/SAT Tutors
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shannon A.
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Great conversation with James to schedule tutoring and discuss our daughter's needs.


We help parents and students understand and master the new SAT, focusing on what's different and the way to practice for the test based on how much time the student has to prepare. Each student takes a complete practice test from which is created a PPA (personal plan of action). We provide tips for getting teachers involved and referrals for one-on-one tutoring, use games to make skill mastery fun and challenging and place students in online study groups to motivate and encourage each learner. At the end of the session, a post test is given, along with an updated study plan for continued review of the weak skills up until the test date. Options for learning include the following: * Online * In a Classroom Setting * At Your Home * A combination of two or more of the above, for maximum SAT score gains

  • 24 years in business

Our Former Students 20 NCAA Division I Football Players, 2 Current NFL Players, 1 NCAA Division I Basketball Player $1,250,000 Million Dollars Of Additional Scholarships

  • 8 years in business

I want you to learn. I want you to pass that test. I will do everything I can to help you achieve your goal. I'm very patient and will adapt to your learning style.

  • 13 years in business

I provide multi-subject tutoring up to 8th grade, high school mathematics, SAT ACT prep, and Spanish language tutoring.


Our school is different from all the other tutoring schools because it creates Individual Learning Plans for each student. Students do not have to waste time traveling. All of the materials are uploaded into the virtual classroom. Students do not need books or notebooks. They have a dashboard for their assignments. Students receive and ID and password, which they can use to log into their accounts and to the assignments. Once the students have enrolled into one of our programs they receive a troubleshooting lesson. Our IT team is always prepared to assist with all the questions and challenges. Students can contact us anytime.


Hello! My name is James Mandilk, and I am a recent graduate from a local high school, Walled Lake Central, and a current student at Yale University. I was fortunate to earn a perfect score on the ACT as a junior (36 Composite + 12 Writing), and now I'm providing other students with both the knowledge and the strategies they need to succeed on the ACT. Ivy Insiders is a different kind of test prep company: - Ivy Insiders students increase their ACT score by 4.4 points on average - that's double the results of most test prep companies. - Our instructors score in the 99th percentile, rather than in the 90th. Moreover, since most applicants are Ivy League undergraduates who have impressive ACT scores already and those with the best mentoring abilities can be selected from a pool of many qualified individuals. - Our curriculum is revolutionary: we believe that the ACT is not a test of "intelligence" or "aptitude," but of concrete skills that can be improved through practice. Since the ACT is a standardized exams, strategies that succeeded before will still succeed today. - Ivy Insiders is also a socially responsible company, offering scholarships to those in need to ensure that test prep is available for everyone. I am offering free events, private tutoring and classroom courses this summer. Full course information is available on my website, and you may receive $100 off if you use code MI4TT. Thank you for taking the initiative to invest in your future! James Mandilk, Yale College


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.


As a retired college professor with a PhD from Yale and 30 years of teaching experience, I can help you improve your English language skills, expand and deepen your knowledge of the world, and develop your creative talent.


I am an easy-going, and experienced tutor with a PhD. I offer help with mathematics, as well as the physical sciences, at all levels of ability.

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.

What is on the ACT?

The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

ACT English:

  • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
  • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
  • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.


ACT Math:

  • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
  • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
  • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.


ACT Reading:

  • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
  • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.


ACT Science:

  • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
  • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
  • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.


ACT Writing:

  • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

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.

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.

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