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Progress With Paul
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Tim S.
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When looking to help my son we looked into all areas of tutoring. Then we came across Paul he responded in a professional and timely manor. HE is very skilled in math , science and in helping your child to understand concepts. Paul is very willing to meet your needs in travel, skill set, SAT, ACT, and do it in a positive way. Paul helped my son first in prep for SAT, then ACT , and at the same time help my son increase his grades in pre-calculus and physics. He meets in a public place ,such as a library. MY son feels very comfortable with Paul and enjoys being taught by him. Having Paul teach is money well spent. Thank you Paul Tim Skowronski

Arbor Tutors - NY
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Betty H.
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I enlisted the help of Arbor Tutors to help me with test prep for grad school. Oh man! I am SUPER happy I did that. I got accepted into all of my top choices (Columbia, Penn, Cornell and Duke).

SAT Prep & Math Tutor
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shania R.
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My child received 100% on math test

Infiniva Tutoring
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Lynn S.
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Infiniva tutoring was worth every penny for my student who is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Her high SAT test scores has opened many doors for her and she has been offered scholarships 10 times more than the cost of Infiniva. Our two younger students will definitely use Infiniva

Karen M. Wieland, Ph.D
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey M.
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Karen is a kind and compassionate tutor that met my child's needs in prepping for the SAT test. She went from unsure to confident in just a couple of sessions. I am very pleased with her progress and with Karen's gentle prodding that kept her working toward her goals.

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Accounting and Finance Graduate from the Darla Moore School of Business, skilled in IT, mathematics, business, Spanish, and Portuguese. In college I worked as a finance tutor and portuguese tutor.

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We offer instruction from experienced test takers who beat the test first-hand, extra personalization to ensure you meet your goals, intensive delivery designed to fit your schedule, and all at a value you'll only find at Revolution. Classes average at 7 students, and 2 small group tutoring sessions come with every course. Our traditional classroom courses offer 36 hours of prep in 3 weeks, to ensure the material stays with you when you go to take the test! Additionally, we offer discounts, need-based scholarships, and financial aid to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity. We never turn a student away!

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We offer GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT prep courses and individual tutoring. We also offer professional development courses and custom contract training for business and individual professionals.

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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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