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  • 13 years in business
  • 554 hires on Thumbtack
Nick B.
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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. The tutoring manager walked me through the whole process and set me up with TWO tutors. They also said I could change tutors at any time, but I didn't need to. I was accepted into all of my top choices (Columbia, Penn, Cornell and Duke). I used the application services also (they reviewed my essays).

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Dan the GMAT Man
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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Math Allergy + World’s Best Tutor - Time = 760 score + Top 5 MBA acceptance! Dan is the reason I’m heading to my dream school without a doubt. I can’t imagine scoring over 750 without his help. I wasted an entire year spinning my wheels with 3 different test prep companies and feeling like a lost cause before finding Dan- and not to mention consistently scoring under 600 despite embarrassing amounts of effort. Less than 6 months of working with Dan boosted my raw quant score by a full 10 points and it kept on climbing. Dan is patient, encouraging and a complete genius. Most importantly, Dan gave me both the confidence and battle tested approaches to hit a score that I would have laughed off a few months earlier. It still boggles my mind that a 200 point increase is even possible, but Dan made it happen. I don't normally write online reviews, but I can't stop sharing the secret weapon to making your dream school acceptances roll in aka working with Dan and never looking back. You’re welcome :)

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  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ghulam J.
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Before I, the student, began working with Jeremy, I was having little to no improvement in consecutive SAT exams. I was having so much trouble trying to figure out the proper way to study, in how I could improve myself and jump into the 1500s which was my goal. However, I was leveling out at about the high 1300s, with a loss on what to do. Kaplan Test Prep did not help much, as they provided often passive learning strategies, and failed to really help the student with effective, real-working strategies. Jeremy Fine knows the ins and the outs of not only the SAT but the ACT as well. His vast knowledge about the exams, combined with his professionalism in them and in colleges globally (college prep as well), made him the perfect tutor that ultimately improved my test score by more than 100 points in the span of 5 weeks! The strategies that he gave me, and the vigor that he gave every motivating speech with, really helped me learn how to tackle every single question. I would recommend Jeremy to anybody who really wants to improve with a passion. Obviously, Jeremy is not a miracle maker, who can automatically increase a score by hundreds without the student doing any work. I worked very hard, and Jeremy takes that very seriously. But coming from a kid who finds standardized testing almost impossible, he really seemed like a magician to me.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gloria C.
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Very responsive to messages. Extremely professional and very enthusiastic. Above and beyond quality of work. Always prepared with the best test prep materials. Would highly recommend.

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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
Ashley E.
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Sasha helped me go from the 43rd percentile to the 55th on the GRE quant section. She gave me the tools to be able to solve all the problems on the test. After tutoring with Sasha I was able to feel more confident and relaxed when taking the test, she’s the best!

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Take Note Lessons
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted W.
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Outstanding company with high quality tutoring. Did 1 on 1 test prep for SAT and SAT Subject Tests for my twin daughters - helping achieve perfect 800 on Math and 750 on Verbal. Also, worked with daughters on Math I and II, and Chemistry subject tests - perfect score achieved on Math II. Appreciated their responsiveness and flexibility to work around schedules. My daughters enjoyed their sessions and the instructors made the sessions interesting.

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Aron Gleyzer
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Devon K.
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I could not say enough good things about Dr. Fikar. He is the reason, for the first time in my entire life, I did well on a standardized test. I had used other large test prep companies to prep for the GMAT and none of them could help me beat a 650 until. Dr. Fikar's knowledge of the test and study materials are unparalleled. I could not highly recommend someone more. Thank you for everything Dr. Fikar!

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Ethan Nam
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick F.
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He was very helpful and always well-prepared. He knew the material very well and he taught me a lot. Furthermore, I found his use of technology particularly helpful.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
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Nick made each lesson engaging and fun. I found myself looking forward to the next lesson. He is extremely knowledgeable and always found a way to make the lesson relatable. He provided me with many useful test taking tips and tricks. As a result of Nick's coaching, I experienced a significant increase in my test scores.

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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!

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Math Tutoring with Kim
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tia D.
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Kim tudored my son for the SAT. She was easy to work with; reliable, great communicator, friendly and very knowledgeable about the Math portion of the test. My son learned a lot and his test scores improved! I highly recommend Kim!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan J.
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My son is in 10th grade and a bright boy. However, with ACT tests coming up, we wanted him to reach his highest potential. Through the Chelsea International Getting Into The Ivys test prep program, my son has excelled so much so that he is up to go to Stanford. After doing 6 weeks of private tuition with Dr. Michelle, her patience, understanding and encouragement, has driven my son’s greatest results. He scored 34 on his first time taking the ACT and he had no prior ACT testing experience. I am so impressed and so thankful for the professional experience of Chelsea International.

Dr. V's Virtuoso
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
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I hired Dr. V to help me prepare for the French OPI and WPT. It had been about four years since I had really spoken much French and he brought back all the things that I had been forgetting as well as awesome tips for ways I could get a higher level rating on the tests. He challenged me in a really good way and I was able to go into the test with a ton more confidence than if I had tried to do it alone. Merci beaucoup, Dr. V!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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My son who is in college was struggling in linear algebra which is an advanced math class. The tutor from Ivy League Tutors was professional and demonstrated true dedication in helping my son to pass a stay in his college program. The owner consistently sent updates and summaries of the tutoring sessions. I highly recommend this company.

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Grace H.
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I think any adult who pays to study a test just goes to show how important the test is to the person who may be feeling uncertain about him/herself or perhaps some aspects of the test. Hence, I believe the greatest value of a tutor is his ability to motivate his students to the next level of learning and to feel confident in tackling the test. And that is exactly what I found in Fred. I was feeling apprehensive after attempting some questions on the mock GRE test. But now, with the support of Fred, I feel very confident and that confidence motivated me to want to do my very best. So from the bottom of my heart.. Thank you Fred for sharing my journey to a self actualisation need.

Deep Test Prep
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 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.

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.

Ben Krieger, Teacher
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca F.
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Ben has been amazing with both my first and fourth graders. Since working with Ben my fourth grade son has improved his test scores and report card significantly. He is also enjoying learning more because Ben is creative and fun and makes learning seem exciting. My first grader wanted to be more challenged, and Ben was able to work with that too. Overall an amazing tutor who has helped us all so much.

Math Tutor
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Liora F.
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Ken Cyprus was my math tutor from eighth grade to senior year of high school. While all other subjects came easily to me, math was a difficult subject for me, and it was holding me back from having the high GPA I could have. With Ken's tutoring, I was always the highest performing student in my math class and never worried about my GPA being impacted by math again. Throughout the years, certain math teaching styles wouldn't work for me, and I struggled with the material, but Ken never let me give up. He worked not only on my math aptitude but also my confidence and I became a more engaged math student. Ken would give me test problems, help me study, and create material catered to my specific weaknesses so that by the time a test came, I could do it on my own. He was also able to help me score higher than I ever thought I could on the SAT. Now, as I go into my senior year of Barnard College and am getting ready to graduate with both a degree from an Ivy League institution and that of an elite liberal arts college, I look back with immense gratitude for Ken. I couldn't have gotten here without him.

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.

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.

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.

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Need a SAT Tutor

Brooklyn, NY

  • Student grade level
    12th grade
  • Test type
    SAT1
  • Test sections
    Reading, Writing, Math
  • Test date
    Yes (please enter date in box) (Nov 8th )
  • Session frequency
    Once a week
  • Day preference(s)
    Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time preference(s)
    Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I scored a 1470 on my last test I want to score 2000

Need a GRE Tutor

New York, NY

  • Test sections requiring tutoring
    Quantitative, Analytical Writing, Verbal
  • Current score
    I'm not sure / not applicable
  • Target score
    Target score (165)
  • Test date
    Not yet scheduled
  • Session frequency
    More than once a week
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Prefer to do once or twice a week for 6-8 weeks, depending on rate. I have been granted extended time (time and a half) to take the GRE.
  • $1500
    Average price

Need ACT Tutor

New York, NY

  • Student grade level
    11th grade
  • Test sections requiring tutoring
    English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing
  • Test date
    Not yet scheduled
  • Session frequency
    Once a week
  • Day preference(s)
    Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    an A student wants to get a very high score on the ACT
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