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Arbor Tutors - NC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Elise R.
Verified review

Arbor Tutors extended their utmost help in tutoring my daughter. The results are amazing.

M Howard Hyde
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
Verified review

It was a lot of fun working with Howard. We worked really hard and made a lot of progress. Together, we challenged each other and I feel that we both improved because of it. He was supportive and always had faith in me and my abilities. With his help I was able to get my ACT score from a 30 up to a 35! He stayed in contact with me after I took the ACT and checked in and see how I felt about it, and he continued to help even after our tutoring sessions ended. I would absolutely recommend using Howard as a tutor!

Troy Brengle, Math Tutor
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan W.
Verified review

Worked with my daughter most of her high school years and explained so much. Highly recommend. Calm, smart and good demeanor for tutoring. He is very approachable and easy to work with.

Lion ABC Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Melissa M.
Verified review

Ms Lion is an incredible tutor! So professional, prepared, organized, but so kind and sweet and understanding and works so well with our son with special needs. We have worked with her for three years now and she works amazingly well with our son. We have tried multiple tutors before her and none of them were the right fit. She can accomplish so much with our son in an hour its incredible. She is able to keep him on task, complete his work, while making it an enjoyable experience for him. He is always happy and excited to go and work with her! She is truly a gem! We have also used her as an invaluable resource for IEP meetings! Words can't express how wonderful she is!

Apex Tutor Studio
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie F.
Verified review

Frank has been an exceptional tutor for my daughter in 8th grade. This year has been particularly difficult for her and I've recently learned , the majority of the class due to a less than stellar teacher unfortunately and Frank is keeping her on track and ready to move to 9th grade math. For students that struggle witht he subject, he is patient and explains things in their "language" making it easier to learn. I will continue to partner with Frank for my daughter's math education into the summer and I am sure she will meet the 9th grade curriculum with the foundation and confidence required to excel. Thanks Frank!

Alicia Batista
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan F.
Verified review

We are so thankful to have Alicia as a tutor for our child. She has a great mix of skills and is a very effective and kind teacher.

IvyBound
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Elizabeth H.
Verified review

Natalia helped our son prepare for his ACT exams - his experience working with her and his final test results could not have been better! She is a wonderful tutor.

F.A.JR's
5.0
from 1 review
    Samatha H.
    Verified review

    Wonderful young lady who knows here stuff!! She took her time and help my son with his math work from the 6th grade he has passed all of his quiz's and test this school year he went from a being a 'D' student to an "A-B" student. My son's schedule days with her was Wednesday's and Friday's. My son became excited about math again. So I am confident that he will pass his EOG's to move on into the 7th grade and I have already put my son on this young lady schedule. I highly recommend this young lady to tutor your young person!! Super smart! It's not a wonder that she graduated High School a year early.

    Michael's Math Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Veronica A.
    Verified review

    Michael has been very helpful for my son.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    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. I love to see students become confident and successful.

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    I am a UNCW student majoring in language, communication and education. I am available to tutor math, English reading and writing, Spanish, and other subjects. We can meet at UNCW, public libraries, bookstores or your private home.

    About

    I am a NBCT with 18 years of experience in teaching ESL and Spanish. I can also tutor reading, writing, and math to students in grades K-8. I have experience teaching K through adult.

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    I can assist individuals of any age with virtually any level of math. My specialties for teaching are basic math, algebra I and II, calculus I, calculus III, and statistics.

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    I work with all types of math instruction to find what works for each child. I love math and I want kids to see the benefit in respecting math, if not loving it. I love to see the look on a person's face when they really understand something or see the patterns in math. It's really cool to help a child learn to like and respect math.

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    I'm inspiring success and motivating students in subjects ranging from chemistry to statistics. Message me for more info!

    About

    Select the best material to suite each student need in areas such as languages; English, Spanish and French. Work as Online instructor through Blackboard program coaching students to have self-motivation and self-discipline while working on a flexible schedule, and to have great responsibility for their success.

    About

    I aspire to inspire my K-6 students to take on a growth mindset that will enable them to tackle anything academically and continue to learn and grow as they succeed. I come to students for an hour or two a few times a week or whatever fits their needs. We will work closely to instill proper study habits and focus all energy on growth in any academic area students are having difficulties or areas that simply need to be maintained.

    About

    Forty years ago, I began teaching engineering students physics. I developed a reputation for conveying technical information in layman terms using examples and drawings which further enhanced my student's comprehension. My students learn the importance of recording solutions in their own voice, when I am not there, they can understand and apply the steps to solve similar problems. Tutoring is a joy. When I encounter a student who desperately seeks help and I manage to connect with them and the student with the comprehension of how problems are solved, I feel like I have made a difference in their lives.

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    I have taught English for 7 years. I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. I have been told that it is my patience and enthusiasm that my students like best. I believe that being a good teacher means challenging, but more importantly encouraging your students. I want my students to know that I am there for them to help them with the goals that they want to achieve. Whether you are a beginner wanting to start with vocabulary and conversation or you are an advanced learner wanting to work on accent reduction, I am happy to help.

    About

    I am a fully licensed K-12 Spanish instructor and native speaker. I have many years of experience educating both adults and children. My prices are reasonable, and I can create a custom program tailored to your needs.

    About

    I have taught special classes at Leesville Middle School to improve the students end of grand testing and achievement.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good math tutor?

    Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

    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.

    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 much do math tutors cost?

    Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

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