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Browse these SAT prep tutors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carrboro.

Arbor Tutors - NC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
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The best SAT tutoring company.  Our daughter Lindsay went up by 400 points. Highly recommended.

Cary Tutor
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Greg T.
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Laurel is a capable and experienced tutor. She is especially skilled in teaching children for whom English is a second language, or who may be having difficulty coming from a home where English is not spoken well. She is patient and has a great variety of materials that she draws upon depending on the student's need.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grayson T.
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I’ve taken my SATs a couple of times and although I am not a bad student, I just felt that I could have done better, I knew it inside, but just could not find where it was. I got the Getting Into The Ivys tutoring program and worked with a Chelsea tutor. What I really like about my tutor is that she’s a qualified teacher and is professional and knows how to actually teach concepts properly. I really did not want to take any chances. Going to university is very important to me and my family. Susan my tutor developed a special study plan just for me, which helped me focus on my key weaknesses, without feeling de-motivated, in-fact I was so enthused by her, I actually looked forward to all my sessions. She is a brilliant tutor and I am so very grateful. I was able to increase my composite core by 100. I am very pleased.

Raleigh Math Tutoring
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Anita M.
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I was totally pleased with the support given me by Raleigh Math Tutoring. I never would have completed the course without their help. Thank for a job well done!!

Prolific Learning
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda H.
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When I signed up I was not convinced that having an SAT coach would help me much since there seem to be all sorts of web advice apps and resources available. Brad was able to help guide me to the best tools and then push/encourage/nag me to stay focused in the final stages of preparation for the test. It was well worth it, and he clearly had my best interest in mind as he spent a lot of time learning my weak areas, how I learn best, then tailored a program to help me.

Alex M
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katherine M.
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I had already taken an LSAT course before working with Alex. While the course helped, Alex’s strategies took it to the next level I needed. He never contradicted what I had originally learned, but instead reshaped my perspective on the LSAT. He’s also passionate about tutoring, which is a bit odd at first, but you get used to it. I definitely recommend him as a tutor.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela T.
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I recommend Literacy Connection to all parents. Ms. Johnson does an excellent job. She's currently tutoring my son who has Sensory Processing and she tutored my older son who has ADHD.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chip M.
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Our child has worked with Linda for approximately six months and has shown strong improvements in math. From the outset, she had our student work on organizational skills which complemented the tutoring sessions and led to greater understanding of the material being taught. She is very familiar with the Wake County Schools math curriculum. I highly recommend Linda.

Claudia Barcelo
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Calista C.
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Great Act tutor! I've learned so much and feel very good about thanking the ACT again.

Mathnasium of Garner
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Christina S.
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My daughter has been going to Mathnasium for quite a while. She was really behind in math, she hated it, in fact. She was in 9th grade but working from a 4th grade level. Mr. King and his crew at Mathnasium of Garner were able to work with her 1 on 1 and she actually is working on grade level in grade 10 now, or Math 2 as they call it in HS. She is not afraid of math anymore, in fact she gets 100's on some of her tests and quizzes . I can't believe the difference. She goes willingly to tutoring, she likes math. I really can't say enough good things. There really is no price you can put on the changes I see in her improvement.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeremiah T.
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Anna worked with my son to prep him for the new SAT this past spring. She worked with us to meet in a mutually convenient spot, and was always flexible with scheduling. Our son needed the most help with the essay, and Anna spent hours prepping him on how to brainstorm, organize, and write the essay on the SAT in such a short amount of time. She also helped him with the reading and writing sections by identifying his strengths and weaknesses, and helping him figure out the best strategy to beat the test. We will definitely be using Anna again to tutor in English next school year!

Peter Shi Tutoring
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Luke Q.
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Peter set a very good foundation for my skills in Algebra, Geometry, and English. He was patient, kind, and able to effectively answer many of my questions. Would recommend him to any student.

ClubZ! In-Home Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    Cecelia M.
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    Club Z was exactly what we were looking for our son. Evan just graduated high school and is preparing to go to college this fall. He needed help with improving upon his writing skills so that he would be well prepared to handle the writing challenges in college. Becky was Evan's tutor and she did an excellent job in helping him achieve that goal. His writing skills have greatly improved as well as his confidence in his abilities. I would highly recommend Club Z for anyone looking for tutoring. Cecelia Mills, Durham N.C.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ted B.
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    Krithika is an excellent tutor. She knows all the conventions, rules, expectations, and online resources for topics of high school writing such as critical thinking, literary analysis, research papers, SAT prompts, and college admissions. Like her profile says, she brings passion to the subject. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, so not only has my son’s writing improved, but so has his interest in the subject. She’s an excellent communicator who can connect with the student as well as mediate with the parent. I am sure her advice and guidance are going benefit my son for the rest of his life.

    Phillip Tutors
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Michael M.
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    Dr. Manning was great to work with. His approach is based on working problems and going over what you do right and wrong, and it is really effective. He spends a lot of time preparing for sessions, so he always already knows the best way to solve a problem. He helped me a lot.

    • 10 years in business
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    I have used many formal and informal methods to achieve student success. I also am very comfortable working in any type of setting. I have had many students go through college and graduate school.

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    I have a very rich and diverse collection of experiences. Consequently, I can adapt to any student's circumstances and needs. From teaching 50 ESL children in a Chinese migrant school to tutoring a single mother in an American community college, I have helped a variety of students achieve their goals.

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    I am certified to teach both middle and high school English language arts. I can help with test prep, college admissions, standardized testing, and other general improvement in writing and reading.

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    I am a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I majored in Human Development and Family Studies and am now considering Law School. I am very interested in tutoring kids to help them become more knowledgeable and successful. I have experience in many different subjects from kindergarten to Bachelors. I love to help students of any ages!

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    I am a rising senior at Duke University, and an incoming member of the 2018 Teach for America corps. Available to tutor SAT, ACT, and edit college admissions essays.

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    I help students in grades 6-college improve their writing skills and reading comprehension, either to boost their grades or score higher on the verbal sections of the ACT or SAT. Although I have a Master's in English, 10-plus years of teaching and tutoring experience and a background in professional writing, I believe it's my enthusiasm and dedication that play the biggest role in my students' success. Whether students are struggling to achieve proficiency, hoping to improve on a past SAT or ACT score, or seeking the skills to go from Bs to As, I'm able to meet them at their level and assist them in meeting their goals.

    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.

    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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