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  • 554 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry H.
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Arbor tutors is now my "go to" for any subject that my daughter needs help with. Love them! Steve was so helpful and made the setup so easy. Dan the tutor is a godsend! Thanks sooo much!

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Dan the GMAT Man
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Raeesah K.
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I spoke to Dan about setting up a time to meet for tutoring. I came to the location early and let Dan know that I was there. Unfortunately, he did not show up. I called, emailed and messaged him to check he was on his way, but I did not hear back. I did receive a message an hour after we were supposed to meet stating that he had overslept and apologized. Unfortunately, he did not offer to make up the lesson or make up for wasting my time. I believe that others should know of this unprofessional behavior should they work with Dan.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 90 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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Take Note Lessons
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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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..

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Aron Gleyzer
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Jim D.
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Aron is very knowledgeable about ACT/SAT math prep. He explained everything very well, and was also very easy to work with in setting up the appointment.

The Harvard Review
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron G.
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I wanted to find a tutor who could help me get as close to a perfect score on the SAT as possible. When I first found Dr. Fikar I was overwhelmed with his credentials, and wasn't sure if he would be down to earth as a teacher. To my delight, I found him to be not only an amazing SAT Teacher, but also more like a mentor to me. He gave me great academic advice, and in the end, convinced me to take both the SAT and the ACT. My SAT score went from the mid 1600's to a 2230. I also took the ACT and my score went from a 28 to a 33. I got accepted into my top choice of colleges, and I know it was because of the excellent instruction I received from Dr. Fikar. He was able to push me to my maximum potential, and for that I would highly recommend him to anybody who wants to get the best results on these tests.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Denise P.
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It is so hard to find a quality SAT tutor but Nick is it! He was absolutely fantastic! My son needed help on the reading section and Nick got right to work by targeting his weakest areas. Over 4 or 5 months, my son's confidence and scores skyrocketed. Wow!!

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Odyssey Test Prep
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leann W.
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I have just started working with one of the tutors from Odyssey and I am extremely pleased. John was great and connected me with an appropriate tutor for my needs. Thus far I am a satisfied customer!

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ahmed Z.
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You know it’s a nightmare out there, looking for the right fit for your kids when you are searching for test prep tutors. I have twins going into the SATs and there are just so many bad teachers out there. I really had to ask Chelsea International a lot of questions when I came across them. I have to say, they blew me away. Not just with their professional nature, but also with their level of expertise, care, and true understanding of what it takes to bring out your child’s fullest potential. I would recommend this tutoring service to anyone. The kids have been working with them now for the last few months, and the difference in their work is amazing. I am really looking forward to seeing their scores after their SAT tests.

  • 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.

Apex GMAT
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lukas H.
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I came to Apex with a 45th percentile in the Quant and a tight deadline for improvement imposed by INSEAD. In just 8 days of preparation Apex helped me increase my Quant score all the way to the 70th percentile! I contacted many tutors but Apex stood out with its tailored, bigger picture approach towards the GMAT. Not only did I score what I needed to for INSEAD and LBS, but I feel more confident in myself and my abilities. They might cost more, but Apex is really worth the money!

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Erik DeGeorge
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom G.
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Erik was extremely helpful to my son. My son is not the disrespectful type but does not always take well to teachers who he thinks cannot teach well. He had nothing but positives to say about Erik. He enjoyed being tutored by him, and felt he got a lot from the sessions. And yes, he did very well on the SAT, finishing in the top 1%. Thank you Erik.

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.

Daniel Burke
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
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Daniel did a great job providing SAT tutoring services. He was a strong communicator, punctual and most importantly seemed to be very helpful for my high school aged child. I would strongly recommend him.

Rose Stewart
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Teo R.
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Rose was on time well prepared and ready to go! We will continue to work with her on SAT prep.

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.

Above Grade Level
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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Gail is a very kind warm hearted person. Before Gail my son wasn't doing very well and his grades were poor, he always complained about not feeling well to get out of going to school, he would always say I hate school. Since we have hired Gail my son couldn't be happier he smiles going to school he looks forward to his tutor coming every week it's completely private in my own home. My son has caught up on many missing assignment's, his teacher's have notice a big difference in him. I would Highly recommend Above Grade Level In-Home Tutoring with Gail Switsky. She is always available to answer any questions you may have and more importantly Gail will go above and beyond for your child. We are very pleased.

  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Albert K.
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Fred is a quality tutor who can help you wherever you are in the study process. He is really friendly and makes studying enjoyable and comfortable.

Dhruv's Tutoring Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nikhil J.
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This tutoring service was phenomenal. My understanding of Math and Reading SAT problems increased exponentially and would recommend this service to anyone who is trying to achieve a near perfect, if not perfect, score.

PhD Tutor
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Taryn M.
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Damien was very helpful and thorough with his work. Great tutor.

High Marks Test Prep, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Declan C.
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Working with High Marks Test Prep is certainly the best choice one can make while studying for the SAT or PSAT. This course will provide you with precisely what you need to get, well, high marks. No superfluous or confusing information is thrown your way, either. Your questions and points of confusion will be treated carefully and individually, which I found meaningful. The intelligence of the leaders of the program coupled with the amicability of them makes for an excellent classroom environment and experience. I had no regrets leaving High Marks Test Prep.

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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