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Arbor Tutors - NC
from 20 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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I would highly recommend Arbor Tutors.

Cary Tutor
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.

Laura's Language Lessons
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kerrie E.
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She is the total package you need in a Spanish Tutor. Wonderful teacher. After passing Spanish I with an A, my son really struggled in Spanish II. My son was really upset that he was struggling so hard in this class. Laura was a godsend to us. Laura zeroed in on the problem and really tailored the lessons to him. As a native English speaker, she is able to really dig into the comprehension problems with learning a foreign language. French? Spanish? If you need a tutor you NEED Laura! We were thrilled with her kindness and her professionalism. Not only do I credit her with helping him exceed expectations on the final exam, she restored his confidence as a student. She truly has a Teacher's heart. Her value is priceless. Thank You Laura!!!!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Isabella F.
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My daughter always seemed to have panic attacks leading up to tests. I was desperate to find a way for her to be comfortable especially as SATs were coming up. All I can say is after a few weeks with the tutors and life coaches at Chelsea International Education, my daughter’s confidence level went up a lot. She was not only prepared to take her SATs but her core academic skills have improved tremendously, which has helped her with her AP exams. The fact that all of the Chelsea tutors are fully qualified teachers, I think makes a major difference and really sets them apart. It really is a quality service and I am very happy to recommend them to anyone.

M Howard Hyde
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra J.
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Howard have been tutoring my two daughters so that they could increase there SAT/ACT scores. He slso tutors me in Pre-Cal Math and English Literature. He is an excellent tutor that knows the material he is teaching. He is always willing to go above and beyond. He makes sure we understands the material. I was surprised when after just 3 weeks working with my daughter, she was able to raise her SAT scores by 90 points. My daughter has an A in Math now all because of Howard. Myself was failing Math in College. I had a D in the class and now I have a B. My first test I got 46%, and after working with Howard within two weeks I got a 94% on my next test. I don’t know how he know these stuff. It just comes naturally to him. If you want your child or even you has an adult going back to colkege like myself; Howard his the guy you need. My daughters are not the easiest kids to teach, but everytime Howard leaves my home they have more confidence in themselves and they grades have increase. So I know he’s doing a grest job.I recommend him with a 110%.

Troy Brengle, Math Tutor
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Troy is an amazing tutor, our son age 15 is doing so much better with his support, and the stress levels have gone way down when there is an upcoming math test.

Alicia Batista
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole G.
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I’m not even sure where to really start as this was my first experience looking for a tutor and it seems that everything fell in perfect place. Alicia was professional, responded each time I reached out to change a date or time right away. Alicia was always on time, price was in my budget and my son loved her! He was so confident after his first session with her and said she taught him something that his math teacher didn’t want to teach this year. I felt comfortable leaving him with her and he asked if she could help him again next year. I highly recommend Alicia Batista.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mrs. Lassiter is an awesome tutor! She's very patient, professional, and takes pride in her job. I'm so appreciative of the help that she has given my son and he loves her! I have definitely seen improvement in my son's reading since he's been working with Mrs. Lassiter.

  • 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!

Claudia Barcelo
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.

Phillip Tutors
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.

Emma Sorrell
from 1 review
    Anne P.
    Verified review

    Emma tutored me on the math required for the GRE including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. She was very patient with me and did a great job explaining the concepts when they didn't click. I went from failing the GRE math subsection prep tests to passing in a matter of weeks and was eventually accepted into the number one grad school for my profession.


    I have always enjoyed working with young men, and have a knack for explaining things in a way that they understand. I began tutoring math when I was in high school. I also have extensive experience mentoring one on one or leading groups of young men during my seven years in the Boy Scouts of America, and six years teaching multiple merit badges at Raven Knob summer camp. In the future I hope to be an Eagle Scout mentor.


    I believe my work stands out from many others' work because I'm extremely passionate about helping all my students not only improve but ultimately reaching their full potential. I constantly encourage and push them to achieve levels they thought unattainable before they met me, and make sure they enjoy our interactions and get concrete results out of it.


    I'm a retired math teacher with advanced degrees in math and statistics. I know math and can teach it so that anyone can understand it. I offer private tutoring in math. I specialize in helping high school students improve their grades in math. Subjects include: - Algebra 1 and 2 - Geometry - Pre-Calculus - AP Calculus - Statistics I also specialize in helping health professionals who need help with a required introductory statistics or biostatistics class. I tutor only at a public location in the Wake Forest-Wakefield area of North Carolina.


    I have been tutoring students from grade four to undergraduate level for two years. I teach subjects like math, English and economics. I also help students in homework and assignments.


    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.


    I offer academic tutoring, coaching, and enrichment services for elementary students (grades 3 through 8). Developing the habits of an excellent student does not happen overnight, but is a gradual process of continually striving to be better. I am a certified elementary teacher in grades K through 6, with a master's degree in education and able to teach all core subjects related to mathematics, reading, writing, science, and social studies. My services include: * Student-centered tutoring in core subjects, either individually or small groups * Help students set learning goals * Help students understand how they learn best * Help students understand effective strategies to bring about results * Supplemental assistance with time management, organization, and study skills * Specialized to work with ADHD, ADD, gifted, or remedial needs


    Certified teacher available to tutor evenings and weekends, near RTP/airport. I am certified in reading K-12, language arts 6-9, English 9-12 and ESL. I’ve also taught and tutored math, science, social studies, and study habits and work well with students of all ages, having taught both elementary and secondary school. I’m also available short-term for track-out and school breaks.


    Tutoring is available for grammar, math, and biology. We specialize in children and adults with special needs. If you hit a road block with your school work, give us a call!


    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.

    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.

    What does a Spanish tutor do?

    The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

    A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

    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 much does home tutoring cost?

    Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

    • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
    • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for reading and writing home tutor: $40-$60 per hour.
    • National average cost for an SAT home tutor: $70 per hour.
    • National average cost for an ACT home tutor: $70-$100 per hour.

    How much do Spanish tutors charge?

    Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

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