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My services include the following: * More than 500 documented tutoring hours at WyzAnt with several hundred undocumented hours at elementary, middle school, high school, college, graduate and professional levels. My first tutoring experience was in junior high school, and I have continued to tutor in various subjects all my life. * Specialty areas - language arts, preschool through middle school math (middle school math education minor requirements completed at Winona State University), test prep including TOEFL, ESL/ELL from elementary school through professional adult and test prep of all kinds * My students describe me as patient, kind, dedicated to teaching, highly prepared with individualized lessons and knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects. I seek deeply to understand individual student learning styles and adapt to their needs. * Tutoring is my primary activity in life at this stage of my career. To that end, I have resumed my education in the field of teacher training. In addition to my previous education and experience, I have completed formal education coursework in elementary school reading and math, elementary and middle school pedagogy, middle school math education and learning developmental theory. I have completed with flying colors eight qualification exams from the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) (basics skills - reading, writing and math), language arts grades five to eight, language arts grades eight to 12, middle school math grades five to eight, elementary pedagogy (two separate exams required for licensure). * Tutoring is what I do! All of my recent education has been for the purpose of becoming an excellent tutor. This is the niche in education where I am happiest and most importantly, the most effective. I love the one-on-contact and the joy of participating in a student's experience of understanding and mastering their subjects and tasks. One of my favorite comments that I have heard is "I wish my teacher had explained it that way!" I always explain that teachers are highly trained and do an excellent job, but that my students always have a unique style and questions that are best addressed with the personalized, compassionate and attentive focus that only a tutor can offer. I also emphasize that using a tutor does not mean that they are deficient in anyway whatsoever, but rather, they have been smart to seek out a forum where their personal questions can be answered * I have taken many standardized tests (PSAT, SAT, ASCP and GRE) and in order to enhance my tutoring, I have taken practice exams for LSAT, TOEFL, ACT, ASVAB and CAAP. While some of these tests were taken some time ago as part of my own personal education path, I can affirm that I have scored in the 95% range on all of them. * I am available to tutor up to 15 hours per week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., every day throughout the year.


I give music lessons in voice, piano, guitar, and flute. I also tutor in all subjects and do ACT/SAT and other test prep.


I have completed Masters in Information Technology from Ilinois Institute of Technology and I am working as Network Consultant for Mayo Clinic. I have given GRE and scored 160 in quantitative section.I am only interested in teaching Maths portion of GRE/GMAT/SAT as I find myself quite proficient in these areas .I am looking to do part time teaching on weekends since I work full time on my other job.I am happy to give a trial class and if you like me we can go from there. I have complete understanding of the materials that are useful for preparation of the standardized tests and I always encourage my students to not waste time on the books that will take your score no where in the exams.I can provide ebooks of all the materials to my students at no cost. I have experience of teaching in the past as part time tutor. I always believe in teaching is an art which everyone cannot prosper in. I take my students very seriously,identifying their weak points and giving them enough homework to get them ready for all sorts of challenges in exams.


I am from South Korea and have been studying in America for 4 years. For 4 years, I was struggling to learn English and studying hard to follow my classes. As a result, I learned the efficient way of studying English (useful for people who are from other countries). I taught Korean students who needed English help and American students who needed math help (especially for ACT math). I got 29 ACT overall score and 33 ACT math and 28 English ACT. Studying at St. Olaf College, I explored the joy of teaching. As a native Korean speaker, I taught American friends who are interested in Korean culture and Korean. During my freshman year at St.Olaf, I maintained an A- grade. I enjoy teaching in general and understand the struggle of learning, especially that math is a definitely challenging subject and sometimes makes us frustrated. But, I think that the struggle is the beauty of the learning process. I am still learning, too and teaching other people also helps me to learn. I would like to join your journey of learning and help you through the process.

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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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