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East Orange SAT Prep Tutors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 558 hires on Thumbtack
Traci L.
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The best SAT and ACT tutors in the business.

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Dan the GMAT Man
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex P.
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I've taken all types of GMAT prep courses (online, in-person, etc.) and Dan prepared me better than any of them. Dan was a fantastic tutor and helps you think in different ways. He taught me strategies and approaches that allowed me to beat my goal score. He was incredibly helpful and I would recommend him to anyone trying to improve their GMAT score.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff W.
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Kamil is an excellent tutor. We found Kamil through this website in our efforts to find a tutor for the SAT preparation. Our focus was on the Math portion of SAT. Kamil is a real professional and has the ability to adapt his teaching to the student. What I mean specifically is that while reviewing concepts and problems he was very flexible in providing multiple explanations to solving problems. I really appreciated the manner in which he was able to connect with my 17 year-old daughter and in my conversations with her she felt confident in his instruction and the value he added. She has found that his tutoring for the SAT has been helpful in her schoolwork as well. I would strongly recommend you reach out to Kamil if you or your child are looking for tutoring that will provide significant help in achieving higher scores. I would absolutely use Kamil again if I were in the market for a tutor for my child.

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Sasha's Academic Tutoring
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellie L.
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Sasha tutored my Daughter this summer for a college level math course. My daughter has difficulty with math. Sasha was able to keep her interested and make her feel like passing the course was possible if she worked at it. Sasha instilled confidence in my daughter. She was an excellent tutor. My daughter passed the class and felt positive about the experience.

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Aron Gleyzer
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Simon G.
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Aron was preparing me for SAT and helping me in my college Algebra class. Thanks to him I did well on both tests. He is a knowledgeable and patient tutor who is capable to teach math on any level. He is much better than any tutors I had in the past. Definitely would recommend him.

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Take Note Lessons
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betsy B.
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James has been working with our son on math and on SAT prep for about 9 months. Son's grades have improved and his confidence is greatly improved. James is really able to connect with my son, who in turn steps up to meet the challenge..

The Harvard Review
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Zohreh F.
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We have sent two of our children to The Harvard Review, one for SAT prep and one for MCAT prep. Both children benefited greatly from their services, and we will be sending our youngest there as well when the time comes.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie A.
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Nick was a wonderful tutor for my son. He worked with him on preparing for the SAT and developing a realistic plan for applying to colleges. He was patient and meticulous and established a strong rapport with him.

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Ethan Nam
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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James C.
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What I enjoyed most about working with Ethan was how much he legitimately cared about tutoring me. This interest was evident in the quality of materials he produced for tutoring sessions, his responsiveness even outside of working hours, and his consistent punctuality. He made the process of setting up an appointment seamless and made sure to set up a phone call before our first session to understand my needs as a student. Thanks to Ethan I was able to improve my score on the SAT by 250 points and increase my chances of admission into my dream college. I highly recommend his services.

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Odyssey Test Prep
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariam H.
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Prior to hiring Jon as a tutor, I was struggling with LSAT prep despite taking a TestMasters course and 7sage. My score was not improving regardless of the hours I put in. That's when Jon came along and everything changed. After just one tutoring session, my sore went up 5 points! It felt absolutely incredible. Jon helped me tremendously with my weak points and gave great advise and tricks on how to tackle certain types of problems. I wish I had found out about Odyssey Test Prep sooner, wouldn't have wasted my time/money on TestMasters. If you are still debating between TestMasters and Odyssey Test Prep, go with Jon at Odyssey - you will not regret it!! Not only is he extremely knowledgable, he is always available for his students. Also, his Logic Games course is amazing. I have improved tremendously in the LG section and though I hate to admit this, I actually enjoy doing Logic Games now. Hiring Jon was the best decision I've made!

ACTUARIAL PROGRAMMING LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mona J.
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Helped my son accomplish just what we hoped for! Manny worked with my son to help improve his SAT math score - he is reliable and very knowledgeable, his rapport was excellent and most importantly, effective -- my son's SAT math score went from 590 to a 680 - and with just a few pointers referring to the critical reading section, he went from a 590 to a 650. Manny's one on one tutoring was just what we were looking for. Thank you Manny! Mona (Jamie)

  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Dan A.
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My son took the SAT twice, in April and June of this year. He went from an 1170 to an 1130! He needed help, so luckily we got Mr. Goldstein. After 6-7 hrs. of tutoring, my son got his ticket to a better college....1260. It was worth it!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Drew L.
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Both my son and I had an amazing experience with Katya! She tailored her teaching techniques to make the material more engaging and made my son excited about learning and tracking his improvement after each lesson. Besides providing guidance and helping with practice tests she provided invaluable test taking and memory retention tips. She was very responsive and accommodating, willing to work with our schedules to make sure my son had enough hours of practice before his exam. I highly recommend Katya to anyone looking for SAT tutoring as she is worth every penny.

Deep Test Prep
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anna J.
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After 2 months of tutoring with Tom I’ve raised my score by 150 points (I started with an 1140 and now it’s 1290). He teaches you easy tricks to each question and how to identify the types of questions on the SAT. The sessions are great because whenever you do not understand something, he’ll take time to thoroughly explain it to you and even approaches the concept from your thought process. He’s always happy to help you with any homework questions, even if it’s in the middle of the week, which has helped me immensely in my classes at school. Personally I’ve always struggled with math so when I first began tutoring with Tom I remember being so overwhelmed when we went over math sections. However, after repetition of certain math sections in Tom’s sessions, I can easily identify which method is required for a particular problem and feel confident when approaching the math section. Without Tom, I would not have reached the level of understanding that I am at today and how prepared I feel for my SAT next month.

  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
JASON L.
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Blakely Slater is a wonderful tutor and has worked with our daughter beautifully for ACT prep. Blakely has excellent assessment skills and was able to pinpoint areas needed for her to focus on for improvement. Our daughter speaks glowingly of her interactions with Blakely. We highly recommend her. She is terrific!

Horace Grant
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy L.
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Horace has good intuition on how to motivate a student, which is a rare asset in the test prep world.

Elite PrepWorks
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lila T.
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We all know when it comes to the SAT’s there is guaranteed to be a lot of stress. As a sixteen year old high school student going through the SAT process, I can vouch for this. My anxiety began months ago. I admired people who had started their SAT prep a year before, while envying students who were just naturally good test takers, scoring 2000 and up; however, when you don’t fit into either of those categories you start wondering what now? At that point an SAT tutor seemed like a good idea. Enter Danny Ahn. The first time I met Danny, I was unsure what to expect. He understood my confusion and began to structure a plan of action. He soon established the level I was at in English and Math, and then focused in. After a few sessions I began to understand the kind of approach required of me. I have worked with Danny Ahn weekly since around late October or early November, 2013 and our work is ongoing. It is now Feb. 17, 2014. I have found Danny to be a good communicator and listener. He is dedicated, nurturing, focused, and hardworking, going beyond his allotted time with me to help me achieve my goals. He genuinely cares about my mental well being as well as my academic standing. He is readily available on the phone and via text, and has proven to be accommodating with regards to scheduling. I believe that Danny is pushing me in the right direction and I am feeling increasingly more confident with regards to the dreaded upcoming SAT’s. Danny has an excellent understanding of the SAT requirements and I feel that with his continued guidance I can achieve my goals.

The Ivy Team
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
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My daughter worked with The Ivy Team for SAT Verbal prep. The Ivy Team provided us a great tutor who helped my daughter raise her Verbal score to near perfect! We are very pleased with our experience with The Ivy Team and would highly recommend them to anyone.

  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
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Charles goes above and beyond the call for all of his clients. He is accessible at all hours of the day and never stops thinking of ways to make your experience and learning better. Charles can tutor in a wide range of subjects, from pre-calc to SAT prep to advanced Calc I and II. I've never seen someone so committed to his students - you can't find a better tutor than Charles.

  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
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Ben has been my go-to math tutor for two years now. He is simply the best! I have worked with Ben on GMAT help (algebra, geometry, word problems, ect.) and Graduate-level school work (mainly statistics). Ben makes himself available all days of the week for tutor sessions. He is willing to meet in person or Skype with you. I do several sessions with Ben via Skype now because we live on separate sides of the coast. The reason I have continued to keep Ben as my tutor even after I relocated from NYC is because of how great of a math tutor he is and how well we get along. He has a very simple and relaxed way of breaking down problems and approaching them differently if you are struggling to understand the information. He can also help with a wide variety of mathematical subjects. My overall math grades and test scores have significantly improved thanks to Ben! He truly is a 5 star math tutor! Michelle

Glyn Caddell
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Mike L.
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Glyn tutored my daughter for the SAT. She was able to improve her score by over 200 points! I couldn’t be happier. There is no doubt in my mind that her SAT score played a big role in her getting a partial scholarship to RIT. I would definitely recommend Glyn as an SAT tutor.

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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