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Concord SAT Prep Tutors

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Pamela C.
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Pamela is a great tutor online. She was very understanding and helpful to me. I would recommend her for all your test prep needs.

Saad Adnan
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy M.
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Saad went above and beyond to help or son study for the SAT. He even met with him an extra time free of charge because he didn't feel like they accomplished enough in their sessions with all the changes to the the SAT. We were all excited when our son brought his score up by 250 points!

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khartleytutoring.com
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori M.
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My daughter really enjoyed working with Karen! I highly recommend her for SAT tutoring -- we haven't used her yet for ACT tutoring but that's next! Thank you Karen for coming to our home and working one-on-one with our daughter.

Arbor Tutors - Carolinas
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Don R.
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Arbor is awesome. I was literally tutored by a Stanford grad and Harvard grad. My SAT went up over 200 points.

Rhonda T.
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The leaders were very supportive and worked diligently to provide my student with what would be needed for the SAT. Very personable and caring environment.

Academic Associates
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Great and well educated staff! Used them for SAT prep.

Jennifer C.
5.0
from 1 review
    Abigail L.
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    I have had extremely positive experiences being tutored by Jennifer in multiple subjects (SAT, Algebra 2, and Trigonometry). Jennifer is an outstanding tutor due to her ability to break down tough concepts and explain the solutions in a manner that's easy to understand. She is easy to relate to and creates an environment that allows her students to ask questions without feeling pressure. All the work that she assigns is beneficial and it never feels as though any time spent with her is wasted. Overall, one of the best tutors I've had and I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone.

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    I have taught and tutored foreign languages (Spanish, French, German, basic Latin) for over 20 years, and I have conducted SAT/ACT/PSAT/SSAT prep classes and courses for the past eight years. I am an excellent teacher and tutor; my students and their results speak for themselves.

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    I believe that every student can achieve significantly improved academic performance with the right facilitator, providing not only excellent subject matter knowledge, but also personalized attention and an approach geared to the needs and learning style of the student

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    The results I receive speak for themselves. I believe that students (and parents) like me because I make an effort to meet every student where they are. I relate to students on a personal level and then I relate whatever work to the students. It makes them feel more connected. I do whatever I can to keep a student engaged, to help them progress and to make them feel proud of their work.

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    I can help you to prepare for SAT and GMAT exams, AP calculus, AP Statistics, and Discrete math. I passed my MBA 10 years ago and have since worked in the corporate world. I am not working full time currently and only do tutoring or project work. I am skilled in explaining concepts in a very easy and memorable way . The lessons cost $45 per hour, and the lessons can be carried out in a library, cafe, your home, or my home.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Teaching runs in my blood, my mom being an AP Chem high school teacher for 35 years. I have an undergrad degree and a masters from 2 prestigious universities and have a great job in IT/Business in the Charlotte area.

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    I have experience in tutoring students of all age levels and a wide variety of subjects (from teaching a student to speak Spanish from start to finish to working with students on "advanced" math, such as calculus above the high school level). I have tutored students starting with the primary / elementary school level through high school and the college application process (essays and placement / assessment exams). I am especially proficient in preparing students for standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, SAT II subject tests and AP exams, as well as important exams throughout the school year, such as Mid-Terms and Finals. Many of my students have received 800 (perfect) scores on these tests. I guarantee substantial improvement in scores/grades; I have several references (students and families I have worked with before) who would be happy to give recommendation, referral, etc. In H.S., I got 800 on Math SAT, National Merit Scholar, National AP Scholar with honors (at least 10 AP exam grades of 5/5 during high school) and graduated Cum Laude. I was a former national chess champion and high school varsity athlete. I have worked with a variety of students/ability levels. I work at a Bank of America in Charlotte NC, (in finance) in addition to tutoring students. I will commute to students' homes if that is preferred by the student / family, in a 1-1 environment. Please ask for references and referrals even if you just like to know a bit about me beforehand.

    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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