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Huntersville Test 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
William B.
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Dr. Saad is the best tutor I've ever had! I have always struggled with mathematics, and college algebra (pre-calculus) presented itself as the most daunting challenge to date. At the midterm I had a D in the class, so I decided that I absolutely needed a tutor. Dr. Saad seemed like the most experienced person for the job, and his rates are very reasonable, so I chose him. He's a fun guy; his small-talk is always entertaining and his attitude is upbeat. He's also very accommodating. Once, when the power went out in my neighborhood the day before a test, he drove me around until we found a library with power and Internet. We met one or two times a week, usually for an hour, and I brought my average up from a D to an 89%. By the end of the course, I ended up with a 98% on the final. I'm sure I'll call on him again when calculus rears its ugly head in a few semesters.

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khartleytutoring.com
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Nelcy G.
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Karen is helping me with chemistry. She is very patient and she understand that everybody learns in a different way. She knows her material and has taught me some ways to save time during a test. I will keep meeting with her for chemistry tutoring.

That Math Guy, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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I feel like the dumbest person when it comes to math but he explained the concepts in a way that I could understand them. I felt confident after our tutoring session and even made a passing grade on my test!

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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

  • 11 years in business
About

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.

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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.

How do I prepare for the GMAT?

If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 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 long does it take to prepare for the GMAT?

Pros recommend planning to spend two to six months for GMAT prep. The test itself is only 3.5 hours long, but your score will have a major effect on what schools grant you admission. If you’d like to be considered for one of the top-tier schools, it’s recommended to score at least a 700. Your goals for your MBA can help drive your GMAT prep. GMAT tutors will guide your study plan and help analyze your strengths and weaknesses. GMAT tutors also offer professional guidance and insights on strategic GMAT test-taking. Avail yourself of free GMAT prep software that provides sample test questions for you to practice. The creators of the GMAT recommend creating a structured study plan detailing when you will study each day and what topics you will study during each session. Take into account what style of learning works best for you (solo study, one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, study groups, prep courses) and proceed accordingly. The test is made up of these four categories, each with an allotted time:

  • Analytical writing assessment: 1 topic, 30 minutes.
  • Integrated reasoning: 12 questions, 30 minutes.
  • Quantitative: 37 questions, 75 minutes.
  • Verbal: 41 questions: 75 minutes.
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