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Tutor for USA
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al F.
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I’m so glad we found Yanming. He’s been an unbelievable help to our family. Our son took the practice ACT in late January, but needed to increase his scores before taking the real test in June. Yanming assessed his strengths and spent about 15 hours tutoring and providing him with test taking strategies. We knew he’d do better on the test, but when his scores improved by 8 points we were pleasantly surprised. Yanming was also very accommodating to our fluid schedule by adjusting meeting times and locations. He’s even tutored our son in Physics and Algebra II. I can’t say enough about how knowledgeable Yanming is. We’ve recommended him to a couple of friends and they feel the same way.

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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Souradip is a tutor, par excellence! We're grateful to Thumbtack for bringing him into our lives. He's responsive to our children's needs. He's great at explaining and uses various techniques to make sure that they understand the material. Souradip's infinitely patient and never makes them feel less than or embarrassed to ask questions. The children look forward to working with him (now that's a litmus test for a tutor who's doing something right!). They would rather work with him than see a movie! We sought tutoring because our children were struggling and in a matter of a couple of months they're "A" students. That's a testimonial to the caliber of tutor that he is!

Sarah Nielson
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob N.
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Sarah was an amazing tutor for the quantitative portion of the GMAT prep courses I took. Her ability to clearly explain her problem solving process and help me see where I was tripping up was incredibly helpful. In the end my score improved by 160 points!

Kelsey's Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Monica S.
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My son improved his ACT score by 5 points in some sections on the test and picked up many valuable tips. Well worth the money!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zulekha J.
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My son was tutored by Benicia Hunt in his junior year, with an aim to get his ACT scores in the 30's. Through a thorough review of essential subject material and focus on practice tests, my son was able to reach his goal of 33. I believe that Benicia is a wonderful resource in helping students to get their ACT scores up by 5-7 points. I enthusiastically recommend her for your student too.

Best The Test
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jack P.
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They really helped me understand the ACT and I was very confident on test day this past weekend. It was nice to work with someone who just did really well on the test.

Tutor Magic
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joe K.
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Jason is an excellent teacher and is knowledgeable across all subjects. He was able to immediately improve my son's test scores by giving him quick techniques and simple guides to answering test questions. He improved my son's ACT score enough to get him accepted into an Ivy school.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
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I appreciate that the experience is taylored to our needs.

College Tutors
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sarang Y.
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College tutoring has helped me so much! The tutors are great and truly want to see you improve. If you put your mind to it, they will help you achieve it.

Alex Luckerman
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen H.
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Alex is a terrific tutor. At our first meeting, he took the time to see what our son Connor was working on in his Math class and gained an understanding of where he was struggling. They meet every week and Alex helps Connor with concepts he didn't fully grasp in school. Connor is more confident when he works on his homework and when he takes quizzes and tests. On his last test, he received a perfect score. We would highly recommend Alex to any parent who has a child struggling in Math. Stuart and Karen

SeekBrilliance Tutoring
4.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hannah M.
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I had a very good experience working with Faisel. My ACT score came up 3 points, and more specifically my math score came up FIVE points! I was very please at how prepared I was when it came to test day. Meeting for tutoring was very convenient and times were fairly flexible. Overall, I was very happy with my experience with Faisel

Manhattan Review

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    Learn all about Manhattan Review's services in Saint Louis: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, TOEFL preparation and MBA, and graduate school and college admissions consulting.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    Ken Boyd is the owner of St. Louis Test Preparation. He provides online tutoring in accounting and finance to both graduate and undergraduate students, and online tutoring for the CPA exam. Boyd is the Author of Cost Accounting for Dummies, The CPA Exam for Dummies, Accounting For Dummies All In One, and 1,001 Accounting Questions for Dummies (2015). As a former CPA, auditor, tax preparer and college professor, Boyd brings a wealth of business experience to education.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How do I prepare for the GMAT?

    If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 per hour.

    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.

    How long does it take to prepare for the GMAT?

    Pros recommend planning to spend two to six months for GMAT prep. The test itself is only 3.5 hours long, but your score will have a major effect on what schools grant you admission. If you’d like to be considered for one of the top-tier schools, it’s recommended to score at least a 700. Your goals for your MBA can help drive your GMAT prep. GMAT tutors will guide your study plan and help analyze your strengths and weaknesses. GMAT tutors also offer professional guidance and insights on strategic GMAT test-taking. Avail yourself of free GMAT prep software that provides sample test questions for you to practice. The creators of the GMAT recommend creating a structured study plan detailing when you will study each day and what topics you will study during each session. Take into account what style of learning works best for you (solo study, one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, study groups, prep courses) and proceed accordingly. The test is made up of these four categories, each with an allotted time:

    • Analytical writing assessment: 1 topic, 30 minutes.
    • Integrated reasoning: 12 questions, 30 minutes.
    • Quantitative: 37 questions, 75 minutes.
    • Verbal: 41 questions: 75 minutes.
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