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Arbor Tutors - MN
from 29 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan O.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

DH Private Tutoring
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy U.
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Daniel is an excellent tutor. My son enjoyed the sessions with him for SAT prep, and he has now increased his score by 110 points so far, which will help!

Great Goals ACT Prep
from 11 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael V.
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great act prep, definitely worth the time.

TwinCities Tutoring
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Marcus S.
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Excellent Test Prep Thomas did a great job of preparing me for the MCAs in both reading and math. The strategies he explained made a lot of sense, and taking the test just felt easier than it had before. I was much more confident after he helped me prepare.

Math, ACT & SAT Tutoring
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra C.
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Laura rocked it today with helping me through my fears with College Algebra. She remained patient, encouraging and stayed with me all the way. Very grateful Thumbtack helped me find her!

Viking Tutors
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
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Viking Tutors is an excellent tutoring service. My daughter used the online help service for an advanced college calculus course and the instruction was outstanding. The lessons were always on time and very helpful. The prices were very reasonable and I would certainly recommend the service.

Sarah Bassett
from 2 reviews
    Anna P.
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    Sarah did a great job preparing a meal for me. I needed a dinner for 6 people on a weekend trip and hired Sarah to prepare the meal in advance for me since I didn't have the time. I told Sarah what I wanted (lasagna and salad) and she took care of groceries, prep, and packaged everything up with very clear, simple baking instructions. We communicated quickly and clearly so I was sure of what I was getting. She even was thoughtful enough to prepare a single serving of a gluten-free pasta dinner for friend and included a generous bag of chocolates! Six hungry skiers were very pleased with the delicious and easy meal, I would definitely endorse Sarah's cooking skills.

    Mathematics Tutor
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kenneth H.
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    If you are looking for a Calculus or Physics tutor Alex without a doubt is the person to use. I had been spending two hours a night with my daughter and she was meeting with her teacher before and after school to no avail. She was flunking AP Calculus and their was only 4 weeks left in the class. I hired Alex in panic mode. She had two unit exams and a final left to bring her grade up. In four short weeks Alex brought her grade up from an E to a C and she got a B on the final. There is no way my daughter would have passed the class if it had not been for Alex. Alex instilled her with the confidence that she could learn the material and would be successful. That she would be able to learn the Calculus and Physics that she needs to pursue her goal of a career in Marine Biology. Alex has helped keep the dream alive in my daughter and I will forever be grateful for that. When I listened to Alex interact with my daughter during the sessions his love of teaching, genuine desire to help my daughter and ability to connect with her in a fun and productive way was way beyond any of the other tutors I have ever used. As far as responsiveness, Alex rose to the challenge and juggled his schedule. He worked around my daughters cross country meet schedule and other commitments while also making sure he was able to meet with her the night before each exam to help her with final prep for them. He met with her two to three times a week when it worked for her to make sure she passed the class. My daughter has dyslexia which creates unique challenges particularly in math. She tends to look at problems and get to solutions in different ways then most people would. Alex took the time to make sure he understood how my daughter was looking at problems and would adjust the way he approached the solution to match her problem solving style rather than trying to force her to solve the problem using the standard textbook solution guide. Alex made the sessions productive but also fun. I would hear them joke and make light of errors. My daughter also used Alex the following term for her Honors Physics class with the same results. Alex took the time to drive to my daughters school to meet with her physics teacher. He reviewed the curriculum and her tests to see what areas my daughter was struggling with which helped him fine tune his tutoring time with my daughter. You will be extremely pleased with Alex.

    Arjun Tutoring
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amit R.
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    I am very happy with Arjun's help with my 8th grader. He sat down with me and my son to develop a plan to improve his grades and help him gain confidence in his algebra. I also appreciated that Arjun makes himself available between tutoring sessions, if we have extra questions.


    If you want to ace the GMAT, SAT or ACT, you've come to the right place. We specialize in prep courses here at Ace Prep. Whether you need online practice and review, or looking for a tutor to help you through the prep classes or material that survey every topic, or just need someone to answer your questions, Ace Prep has the solution for you. All of our instructors are proven achievers and licensed teachers. Our automated review questions will provide you with practice tests adapted from real GMATs, ACTs and SATs, and because our system is randomized, you can take as many practice tests as needed. The Ace Prep system can generate an unlimited number of new questions. Sign up now for an ACT prep course or GMAT prep course near you or get started right away with an online course."



    We offer one-on-one ACT prep tutoring as well as an ACT prep seminar series class which is a comprehensive 24-hour class, where the student/teacher ratio is 8 to 1. We also tutor for reading, math, writing and study skills for kindergarten through adults. Our personalized approach sets us apart from what other tutors are capable or willing to offer. Whether you need to catch up, keep up or get ahead, Sylvan can help.


    Are you looking for an experienced, results-oriented Test Prep Tutor? You've come to the right place! Since 1997, I have been enjoying tutoring students of all ages and abilities in a wide range of subjects, specializing in standardized test prep. I am very patient and can help you develop the skills necessary to reach your goals. Tutoring is held in my Richfield home tutoring center. Sessions are typically 2 hours for test prep and customized to fit your needs. Group sessions are also available for a special rate: standard rate for the first student, half rate for each additional student. TUTORING STYLE: Students of any age will benefit from my diverse tutoring experiences, wide range of subject knowledge, and ability to customize tutoring sessions to meet unique needs. To help make your experience enjoyable as well as productive, I employ a variety of strategies and resources. My students report they find me friendly, motivating, and non-judgmental. PARENT TESTIMONIALS: "I'd had an upset stomach all morning - and sweating and worrying and afraid to check [my son's] recent [ACT] test score. I finally got up the courage to go online and get an early report. I was overjoyed - tears streaming down my face. I cannot tell you how happy, relieved, excited, etc....I am. I called my husband to tell him and he was going to text [our son] to let him know. He will be so excited! Thank you, thank you - a million thank yous. (and a big hug) You are the best!" Julie, parent of 11th grader (ACT exam prep) "[My son] got his ACT scores back and got a 33. We were all very happy. Those couple of points will really help him with the top tier schools he wants to apply to. We all agree the increase would not have been possible without the tutoring ... We really appreciate all the help. I am sure you will see us in 3 more years when my younger son starts preparing for the ACT." Elizabeth, parent of 11th grader (ACT exam prep) "[My son] was very impressed with the session today and thinks that you are a great tutor. It was the first time I've seen him confident about preparing for an exam. Thank you so much! ... Thanks again for working so well with my son." (and later ...) "I can't thank you enough for all that you did to help him achieve a qualifying score to join [the U.S. Marine Corps]. It would not have happened without you." Frank, parent of young adult (ASVAB exam prep) "I just wanted [to] say thanks for tutoring [our daughter]. She had nothing but good things to say about you, and appreciated your understanding just how busy her schedule is! We are also really pleased with the results ... she can cast her net more widely and entertain other options, something that her father and I are really happy about." Jeane, parent of 11th grader (ACT exam prep) "You are amazing!!!! I can't begin to thank you and when [my son] sees this [his edited personal statement] tomorrow, he will be so totally grateful. Wow!!! You so concisely organized all thoughts and it reads a TON better. Thank you again and I am sure you will hear from me again." Jane, parent of young adult (GRE, personal statement, resume) "[My son] got a lot out of the session today and was very pumped up on the way home. It's very nice to be reminded that you can learn new concepts if someone has the time and patience to work with you! ... Thanks again for everything, are our oasis in the dessert!" (and later ...) "I am so proud of [my son] these past few weeks ... I know this is helping him find his inner strength. I don't want to sound like a broken record, but I sure do appreciate what you're doing!" (and still later ...) "Your help has been invaluable and enabled [my son] not only to get caught up ... but also to actually grasp the concepts! JANA, YOU HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL! Please know that I will heartily recommend your services whenever I have the opportunity to do so." Kevin, parent of 11th grader (Algebra 2) TUTORING HIGHLIGHTS: - Individualized sessions - Flexible scheduling - Prompt replies to e-mails - A tutor who loves teaching others what they want to know! TUTORING EXPERTISE: - Standardized exams, college- and career-entrance exams - College admissions essay, personal statements, resume writing - Special needs, ADHD, Asperger's, cognitive processing challenges - K-12, college coursework, term papers, corporate training TUTOR CREDENTIALS: - Professional tutor, since 1997 - Master's degree: Information Science, 3.9 GPA - Manuscript evaluator for Barron's: ACT, GMAT, GED manuals - Essay scorer for Pearson Education - Certified Test Administrator: Evaluation of Basic Skills - Certified Project Management Professional

    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    With over a decade of teaching and test prep experience, I diagnose learning needs and help students move towards achieving their goals. I help students understand time management, ACT tricks and tips, and strategies to meet or exceed target scores. Most students who work with me increase an average of 3-5 points on their score.


    I am about to graduate from the U of M with a B.S. in Biochemistry. I am especially knowledgeable when it comes to standardized tests. I offer one-on-one tutoring services to anyone taking (or retaking) the ACT, SAT or PSAT. I have tutored several people who were retaking the ACT, and every one of them saw an increase in their ACT scores. In addition, I am also a teaching assistant for an undergraduate Biochemistry course at the U.


    I tutor in both ACT and SAT, most school subjects and languages too! I have a BS degree in neuroscience and Spanish, and I'm fluent in Spanish, English and Arabic.

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    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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