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Minnetonka SAT Tutors

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Go Figure Tutoring
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Julia N.
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Debby is always prepared so she can help me improve with every meeting. She knows what challenges me and focuses on strengthening those weaknesses. She is very experienced with teaching and it shows in our tutoring sessions. Since our first meeting my improvement in scores has revealed all of these qualities.

Technical Tutors LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine K.
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I am a returning adult student, who has forgotten almost all the Math I learned years back. Jon was so patient with me and started with the basics. He never made me feel embarrassed for having to go back to the beginning with Algebra. Jon showed me techniques of how to learn and solve Math problems in a much better way than the text I was given. He also had helpful tips on how to study and reinforce the information. I was pleased with how quick he always was to respond to e-mails or texts, and was impressed that he offered many times to answer anything I was stuck on between tutoring sessions. Jon was always on time for our weekly appointment. I will highly recommend him to anyone I know and anyone reading this that needs some Math help. As soon as I am enrolled in more Math classes, I will not hesitate to contact Jon again.

Arbor Tutors - MN
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
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We are extraordinarily happy with the tutoring services provided by Dan at Arbor Tutors. Beyond my expectations.

Math, ACT & SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mark F.
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Laura has been working with us this past school year and the results have been great! She is an excellent tutor who is able to break down concepts, displays patience with the student and reinforces in our son his ability to comprehend math. If you are looking for someone who will give you personal professional tutoring, she is a great choice!

Janelle Lauer
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chieko R.
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Utilized Janelle's help for my son's math; individualized support, careful observation and great follow-up! She is friendly and flexible, loves kids and has passion of teaching. Wonderful tutor!

  • 19 years in business
Suzanne V.
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I don’t often repost Facebook posts, but almost every time Yellow Parachute/Cara posts it is applicable and spot on. Additionally, Yellow Parachute helped my kids improve their ACT scores significantly. I found it fascinating that instead of a one size fits all approach, they tutored all 3 of my kids differently according to their learning styles. And the largest compliment to Yellow Parachute is that our son is now tutoring other children as he was so positively impacted by Yellow Parachute!

M. O'Brien Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy O.
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Maggie tutored my daughter, Katie, in high school math. It was a subject my daughter had a great deal of difficulty in. Maggie was able to make the subject relevant and engage my daughter in the learning process. Katie's grades and understanding of the subject improved during her time with Maggie. She still speaks highly of Maggie and remembers her tutoring time fondly.

A+ Tutoring Service
4.0
from 1 review
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
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Working with Marilyn was easy she gave me lots of options for what we needed. she just turned on my questions and responded timely to all of them. We were set up with a tutor that matches my daughter. And so far my daughter is enjoying going Th tutoring.

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I am a professional vocalist in the Twin Cities who also has a knack for academics. I have been tutoring students in music, math, writing, and Spanish since my high school years, and my bachelor's in music, anthropology, and psychology from Macalester College has only further fueled my passion for teaching.

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Bryn is a tutor and academic coach for students who need support in their literature/English, history/social studies, and writing courses. She also helps students prepare for the reading/writing sections of the ACT and SAT. Bryn provides academic coaching services for students with executive skills deficits, whether diagnosed or not, to help these students reach their potential and maintain it. She has taught both high school and middle school at independent, college-prep schools in the Twin Cities.

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I have a master's degree in English and Education and have taught college and high school English and Composition for the past twenty years. In addition, I have worked as a Common Core Assessment writer, edited textbook publications for Cengage Publishing, and have experience as an Editor and Writer with the University of St. Thomas. I offer writing and English grammar tutoring, high school English tutoring, college essay writing assistance, and English ACT and SAT tutoring. In addition, I offer writing and editing services for individuals and small businesses.

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I have been a classroom teacher and private tutor for thirty-one years. I've taught English reading and writing skills to learners of all ages and levels. I have many years of experience teaching English language learners (ELL/ESL). I am also a licensed Social Studies teacher and have successfully taught History, Political Science and all other areas of social studies to students in middle and high school. In addition, I have taught test taking skills for success on standardized tests from CASAS through TOEFL. For the past twenty-eight years, I have taught English as a Second Language. In this capacity, I have taught reading and writing skills to students from elementary through graduate-school levels, as well as business English and academic writing. I'm passionate about reaching my students so that they feel satisfaction in their accomplishments. I have a warm and approachable teaching style, and have been especially successful in building confidence with students who have had past academic difficulties.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Our tutors are subject matter experts with the ability to impart their knowledge to students in the way each individual student will understand, not by a pre subscribed formula. We also coach executive skills (study, organizational, prioritization, task management) to help students become independent life long learners. We offer our Tutor Doctor 24/7 plan which gives you access to subject practice curriculum and tests. Making a difference in peoples lives.

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Lizz Paulson Professional and Private Educational Services is dedicated to polishing the diamond within, by providing professional personalized tutoring in English language arts and related standardized testing and accelerated acquisition through using proven accelerated and multicultural practices and S.M.A.R.T. (stimulating maturity through accelerated readiness training), aka Brain Gym, methodology. Executive Director, Lizz (nee Strong) Paulson, is a licensed K-6 teacher specializing in English language arts, trained in brain-based learning, and a former special education (learning disabilities and emotional behavior disorders) teacher with 38 years of experience in pre-K to 12 education, college and career tutoring and mentorship.

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I mostly enjoy when the students I tutor suddenly understand the concept that we are reviewing and the excitement shows in their face. This is the most rewarding part of being a tutor.

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I have an MA degree in English and psychology. I'm a former elementary reading and math teacher. I have taught secondary French, English, speech, and drama. My high school French students won an international competition in French. I am fully bilingual.

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I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.

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I provide tutoring in topics related to math like algebra, trigonometry and calculus as well as physics and GRE preparation.

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This is one of the first things customers see about your business. I love to help students in there subjects! I tutor all areas.

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Tutor Doctor is a leader in providing affordable one-on-one supplemental education to students and adults through offering in-home tutoring. We provide tutoring services in all subject matters and utilize experienced tutors and certified teachers. Our customized approach to learning has the greatest impact on the student. We improve grades, increase self-confidence, and help develop study skills. The Tutor Doctor office in Chanhassen services the entire southwest metro area as well as other suburbs and cities in the Twin Cities. The Tutor Doctor platform offers many advantages compared to the traditional "learning center" tutoring model, as follows: * No more wasted time fighting traffic to arrive at a learning center * No more sitting in a parking lot waiting for your child's session to be completed * An exceptional one-to-one ratio of student to tutor * Personalized tutoring that leverages the student's own curriculum and partners with the student's teacher * Flexibility in scheduling to accommodate each family's unique and busy schedule * Tutor Doctor's exceptionally trained tutors offer private tutoring in all grade levels including college and university.

  • 15 years in business
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You want to feel well-prepared and confident come test day. To help you get there, we will develop an individualized plan based on your previous test results, personal strengths, unique challenges, and academic goals. During our sessions, we'll work on content knowledge, subject-specific strategies, and error analysis to maximize your test score. My test prep students have earned point increases that have paved the way to top choice schools, college scholarships, and a major boost in self-confidence! Looking for an experienced, results-oriented Test Prep Tutor? You've come to the right place! With 20 years of tutoring experience and a master's degree (3.94 GPA), I am able and ready to help you with your learning needs, test prep or otherwise!

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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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