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Arbor Tutors - NC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

Troy Brengle, Math Tutor
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 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.

Avery Learning Lab, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sarah B.
Verified review

Mrs. Avery has always been excited about working with my son each week. She is very knowledgeable and always prepared before each session. Mrs. Avery follows up after every visit and keep in touch about my sons progress and goals. I would recommend Avery Learning Lab to anyone looking for an excellent tutoring and learning service.

Alex M
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katherine M.
Verified review

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.

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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela T.
Verified review

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
Verified review

Great tutor! We thoroughly enjoyed working with Bianca. We will for sure use her again!

  • 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!

Phillip Tutors
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I specialize in tutoring elementary and middle school age students in math. As a former middle school math teacher, I saw students coming to middle school with a lack of confidence in mathematics, sometimes gaps in their knowledge, and often a lot of math anxiety. I became interested the mathematical foundations that students were gaining in elementary school and wanted to support the development of that foundation. I have extensive experience as a mathematics curriculum developer, including work for Education Development Center, Jason Learning, SRA/McGraw-Hill, and Houghton Mifflin. With an bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's in education, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, I am a skilled instructional designer, with experience and knowledge about how people learn and how content can be creatively developed and delivered to support a range of learning styles.

A Better Concept Tutor
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Jenn E.
Verified review

Carole has been one of the most encouraging, insightful, knowledgeable tutors we have ever experienced working with. She has not only helped our daughter with the actual work, but has also taught her to learn how to stay organized, been a source of encouragement to our daughter and taught her the study skills my daughter needs before heading off to college next year. I would recommend her and have recommended her with great eagerness! She gets an A+ in our book!

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    About

    We offer affordable, effective academic assistance by matching your student with a qualified tutor and administering a customized learning plan in the comfort of your own home. Best of all there are no long term contracts!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ted B.
    Verified review

    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.

    Melissa Harding
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kimniech B.
    Verified review

    Ms. Melissa is awesome, after a few cisit, my husband and I decided to bring her on tutor our babygirl throughout the school year. She patient, prompt, and my daughter is more eager than ever to learn. Hire Ms. Melissa she has an uniqueness and desire to teach, she is a Natural!

    About

    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 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.

    • 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.

    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.

    About

    I have proven results and I have worked with children of all ages.

    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 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.

    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.

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