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Arbor Tutors - MN
4.3
from 26 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Robee M.
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There is a reason why everybody trusts Arbor Tutors. I had to take the GRE after having taken the exam a couple of times before. Arbor hooked me up with a team of Tutors who were able to help assess my gaps and arrange a game plan so that I could be more effective the next time I took the exam.

Minneapolis Area Math Tutor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Diana B.
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Having Andy tutor my 11th grade son for the math portion of the PSAT was a great decision and money well spent. Andy tested my son and then designed a curriculum to strengthen his weak areas. Andy also sent me regular progress reports throughout the process. Midway through tutoring, my son took another practice test and scored roughly 100 points higher. I plan to use Andy again before my son takes the SAT next year.

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Higher Mark Tutors
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
Verified review

Ben is tutoring our 6th and 7th graders. It was extremely easy to get our tutoring sessions scheduled-we were able to find a convenient day and time within a few days. Ben has been very accommodating and our kids have been really happy with the sessions. They feel they have been better prepared for their tests. We have been impressed and plan to continue until the end of the school year. Thanks to Higher Mark Tutors!

DH Private Tutoring
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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Daniel did an amazing job with my son's ACT. For my son's first practice ACT test, he got a 13. He was historically poor in test-taking and math. We signed up with Daniel for twenty 2-hour sessions over a semester. After all of the tutoring, my son scored a 20 on his ACT test! Incredible.

  • 36 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We had a very positive experience with Mr. Freed's tutoring service, Aside from the academic aspect, Mr. Freed offerered my son practical test taking strategies and helpful advice for his future.

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Go Figure Tutoring
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kia S.
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I would recommend Debbie as a tutor for multiple reasons. She helped me prepare for the ACT in a few short sessions. She had a solution to a every problem I faced; she was very strategic. I learned strategies I had never heard of. Debbie is also a very positive and enthusiastic tutor, which helped to decrease the stress of the test. She did more than she needed to. She was a very understanding and flexible tutor. For example, she looked over tests that I took and assessed what/how I could have done better, but even more, what I did not understand. Overall, Debbie is a very enjoyable, kind, and well prepared tutor to work with.

Math, ACT & SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Laura has been working with my daughter since September and has done an EXCELLENT job! She is very easy to coordinate times with and flexible with last minute changes. She has helped my daughter to understand concepts and problems and has been an integral part of my daughter testing out of her Geometry class. I highly recommend Laura to anyone needing help in math. She is patient, skilled and able to "get through" to children to help them grasp the material.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jana D.
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Jake was extremely responsive and scheduled time right away to meet with my son to help him prep for the ACT. Would definitely recommend Jake to anyone for tutoring.

Janelle Lauer
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michele P.
Verified review

My daughter has always struggled with her confidence in math. Janelle is helping her tremendously. Test grades improved after just a couple sessions.

Sarah Bassett
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

Technical Tutors LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Camden G.
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Came a couple times before my final chemistry test and helped me learn everything previous from throughout the year! He knows how to teach information in a way that makes sense and easy to understand! He broke down hard problems into simple ones that you can wrap your head around! Thanks again!

Great Goals ACT Prep
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joe K.
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Meir Jablon
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Makena C.
Verified review

I am in algebra 2 and I started out struggling but once I started tutor sessions with Meir, my test scores have gone up. These concepts are much easier for me to understand. He breaks the concepts down to get to your level of understanding.

Swanson Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
David W.
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The Swansons helped me study for the ACT and PSAT tests, with great results, and together we have been planning for college. They are extremely adaptable, knowledgeable, and considerate people who have given me a head start in the confusing and competitive education system.

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Jo S.
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I really appreciated working with Sandra. She was very knowledgeable and patient in understanding our needs as a client and delivering on them. She took the time to make sure she was clear on all that was required in order to communicate our training in Spanish. She not only provided Spanish expertise, but also shared her insight into some cultural differences between the US and Latin America which helped immensely in tailoring our messages. We tested the content with final users and the results exceeded our expectations.

Mathematics Tutor
5.0
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.

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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.

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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."

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Mastermind Exam Prep is the Twin Cities' premier ACT preparation service. We are the only tutoring service that focuses solely on preparing students to succeed on the ACT. Looking for help on the SAT or writing your English term paper? Then you're in the wrong place!

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I offer tutoring services and major test preparation. I have a prior experience as the dedicated team learning specialist for both men's hockey and football at the University of Minnesota. I also have prior experience working at one of the "chain" test preparation companies. I have a BA and an MS in criminal justice studies/sociology and a PhD in educational psychology.

  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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, Jana...you 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

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