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Niagara Falls ACT Tutors

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Progress With Paul
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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Paul is well versed in many subject matters. I hired him after previous tutors have failed. In addition I gave his contact to others and they use his services too.

Arbor Tutors- Buffalo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Harry N.
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After comparing a few companies, I decided to choose Arbor Tutors for my LSAT tutoring. They have a lot of LSAT tutors who attended some of the top schools in the country. That was a huge selling point since I plan on applying the top law schools.

Sheri's Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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Sheri was able to work around my busy schedule and made the SAT tutoring process very relaxing. She prepares you very well and helps with whatever you need. Her strategies are simple and easy to remember for the SAT test date. She is funny and really great to talk to!

Infiniva Tutoring
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Evelyn S.
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It’s wonderful to be able to select tutors based not only on pricing, but on level of expertise. They worked with us to determine the right package for our son and made sure it was a practical schedule based on the busy schedule of a senior. Bryan was available, flexible and committed to the schedule. Their assessment on the improvement that could be attained was dead on. The periodic testing was very useful. It was simulated test practice with results you could use to monitor progress. Bryan has a great way of connecting with the students and personalizing the sessions. Infiniva is definitely worth the investment. My only regret is that we waited too long and had to squeeze tutoring into a rigorous schedule.

The Write Editor & Tutor
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Minhyung K.
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She is one of the best tutors, I have ever met.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Apple S.
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    These guys really provide a helpful service to students.

    • 8 years in business
    Nicole J.
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    Very experienced professional! I would hire again.

    Buffalo Math Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a certified NYS Math Teacher with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in math education. I have years of tutoring and teaching experience for students of various grade levels.

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    I am an experienced professional tutor. I teach basics by using a combination of traditional Socratic method and the more modern discovery method presented in a "four-mat" approach or in other words, probing questions followed by a search for answers through the use of various media and methods to "reinforce" the learning. I have worked in the classroom, home, library and the athletic field. Besides teaching, I have a sales background and have been a stage performer. I also excel at animated presentation.

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    I am coaching students to employ successful strategies for Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation, academic skills development and career orientation.

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    We offer editing and writing services, including SAT/ACT tutoring; ESL tutoring; technical and expository writing and editing for business and marketing plans; public speaking preparation and speech coaching. As an educator and media professional with over 30 years of experience, I have worked with individuals across generations to achieve excellent results.

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    QUICK ANSWER The duties of a tutor include providing students with academic support during assigned hours, developing academic materials and lessons relevant to the coursework, and collaborating with instructors to ensure the lesson materials are appropriate for the grade level or student's skill set. In an academic setting, a tutor may also be responsible for greeting guests at the front desk or answering phones in the tutoring center.

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    I am minor in education. I got full math score in SAT. Can speak Chinese and English fluently. I am also really friendly and patient. One semester experience at college lever calculus TA. Helped a student improve his grade from 24 to 78 out of 100. And get a average aBs by seeing him once a week.

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    I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.

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    I am very committed to my teaching. I am very enthusiastic

    • 9 years in business
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    I have a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Math Education. I am a certified math teacher (7-12) and am currently the mathematics instructor at Cassadaga Job Corps Academy. I have been tutoring in many different settings for over 8 years. Throughout my tutoring experiences I have been able to help facilitate noticeable improvements in my students achievement.

    • 19 years in business
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    At Tutor Doctor we truly provide a personalized tutoring program since every student is different with a unique set of strengths and needs.

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    I have my MBA and three BAs in psychology, sociology, and social sciences. I tutor in many subject areas.

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    I am providing affordable tutoring in a multitude of subjects. I am a senior at the University at Buffalo with extensive knowledge in various academic fields. I am passionate and caring.

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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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    Broderick & Associates offers college planning and placement services as well as tutoring and test preparation.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    What is on the ACT?

    The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

    ACT English:

    • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
    • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
    • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.

     

    ACT Math:

    • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
    • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
    • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.

     

    ACT Reading:

    • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
    • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
    • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.

     

    ACT Science:

    • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
    • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
    • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.

     

    ACT Writing:

    • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

    What are the subjects on the ACT?

    English, mathematics, reading, and science are the four main subjects on the ACT. Writing is an optional subject students can select when they register to take the test. The subjects were determined as a way to test the sum total of knowledge and comprehension that the students have accumulated up until the start of their senior year of high school. ACT prep breaks down each subject of the ACT test so the student understands what type of questions they will encounter and to provide them with strategies for answering questions. Doing well on the ACT is not only about academic smarts. Learning the nuances of taking a standardized test can greatly improve a student’s test scores. On the ACT, each of the four subjects is broken into subsections to test the students’ understanding in that area. The official ACT website provides free online ACT prep tools for each section, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

    How many questions are on the ACT test?

    There are 215 total questions on the ACT test. The ACT covers four academic areas and students have 175 minutes total to complete the test. For students who opt to take the ACT writing test, there will be a written essay (in addition to the standard ACT topics), which students will have 40 minutes to complete. For ACT prep, it’s wise to study the material that will be covered within each academic category and take practice tests to become comfortable with the format.

    The English test has 75 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. The math test has 60 questions with a 60-minute time limit. The reading test has 40 questions and 35 minutes total. The science test has 40 questions that must be completed in 35 minutes. Tutors may recommend taking the test more than once as part of the ACT prep training, with the goal of improving your overall score each time. Official ACT recommendations urge students to answer each question on test day, even if it is a guess, as there is no penalty for guessing.

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