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Yonkers ACT Prep Tutors

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  • 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 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Doreen G.
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Simply put, Jeremy delivered. He worked with my son every week thru summer to prep for Sept ACT. Before prep he was testing avg on mocks. After prep he consistently scored mid-30's across sections. Jeremy also gave advice on schools to consider and ways to improve his common app. He was professional, fun, relatable, engaging, and a highly effective instructor. We highly recommend Jeremy to anyone seeking help with improving ACT scores. Happy to report my son was accepted early to Cornell University class of 2022!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex S.
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I started working with Kamil late in my college process. Many tutors doubted that I had enough time to prep and were only willing to work with me as a sort of "second hand client". With only two months left before my last possibly act during my senior year, Kamil and I worked day and night to achieve my goal score. Often meeting before and running after midnight only to see each other at six the next day, Kamil and I turned my test scores around to help me get into Cornell University. Kamil is kind, conscientious and committed. For him, standardized testing tutoring is a calling. He is his own brand.

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Take Note Lessons
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johanna F.
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My daughter had the privilege of working with James on her ACT prep these past two months. My daughter who is very bright but struggles with focus and lack of confidence clicked nicely with James. He was extremely timely and easy to schedule with. Our daughter found his sessions to be very engaging and helpful not only with her ACT prep, but also with her regular studies. My daughter set an ACT goal for herself and was extremely surprised and thrilled that she scored beyond her goal. We highly recommend James as an ACT prep tutor!

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Aron Gleyzer
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 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
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!

Lyceum Tutoring
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander R.
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Josh was a thoughtful, patient, and excellent tutor for the ACT. He helped me raise my score over 5 composite points to a 33. I am extremely grateful for his assistance, and because of it, I got into DUKE UNIVERSITY! Again, I am eternally grateful.

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Odyssey Test Prep
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Fairfield County Test Prep.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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I've worked with Mr.Dolan for SAT prep and he was very helpful in teaching me new ways of finding the answer and teaching ways to study for the SAT.

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 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.

Apex GMAT
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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Apex Test Prep was well worth the investment for my GMAT studies. Mike helped me raise my score from 630 to 700 in 6 weeks. I had been trying to breakthrough on the quant section for two years with no success. Mike's deep understanding of how the test is constructed helped me to see it in a way that allowed me to perform significantly better on the test. He is a GMAT wizard, I would highly recommend!

Tutoring Services
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
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Eve was an outstanding tutor for the ISEE. We hired her with just 6 weeks to go until the test - we had been using a New Haven-based tutoring company that just was not doing the job - in that very short period of time Eve managed to coach our daughter from the middle of the pack (ISEE steniles 4 and 5) toward the top (stiles 6 and 7). Plus she was very flexible about scheduling and was amenable to meeting our daughter in New Haven. We only wish we'd enlisted her sooner! We will definitely seek her assistance for our next set of test preps!

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Frank W.
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we hired Hallie to tutor our hs junior son for the april ACT. she was pleasant, courteous and effective. he scored 33 and we are very very happy with the outcome.

Elite PrepWorks
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Yuna D.
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My daughter has had two ACT sessions with Denny. He is patient and is completely understanding of her needs. Denny is not only well organized, patient and thorough, but he also goes beyond in providing lesson plans; he assigns her home work daily to help her avoid procrastination. Excellent tutor! Professional, well prepared! Extremely smart, but still very patient, positive and encouraging when someone doesn't understand a concept. Highly recommend him for ACT prep!!!!

LSAT Tutoring with John
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Leon M.
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John rescued me from the wreckage of my Kaplan experience to help me reach the level of understanding I wished for on the LSAT. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an alternative to the pricy and useless prep companies out there.

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.

Deep Test Prep
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Addy O.
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I had a fantastic experience with Thomas as my tutor! He helped me raise my SAT score over 300 points from a 1230 to a 1540. My ACT also went from a 32 to a 36. I can be a bit lazy sometimes but working with Thomas inspired me to do better. He kept me accountable while being one of my biggest supporters. I feel like through out our time together I learned so many things beyond just the SAT that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. After all, I couldn't have gotten into Harvard with out Thomas. I would recommend him to anyone!

Fields Private Tutoring
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah T.
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T. Fields was great! My son decided last minute to take the June SAT after his May SAT score wasn’t what he had hoped. He had about 8 days to prep. Tristan responded right away & was willing to work with what we wanted. No set minimum of sessions, no sales pitch. My son met with him 3 times, and Tristan’s knowledge of the test was impressive! He has such insight, tips & targeted help- the one on one with Tristan honestly blew the other group prep classes away! My son took the SAT again & was confident he improved his score. He was able to use the strategy Tristan taught him, and felt prepared in the math section. We won’t get the scores until July 11.... But we are feeling hopeful! Stay tuned. Tristan was kind, polite, professional & again, his in depth knowledge of the SAT is invaluable. S.T in CT

PhD Tutor
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Matt K.
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Damien helped me immensely with test prep. He explained difficult concepts in very easy to understand ways that helped me visualize the answer during the exam. Obviously he’s very knowledgeable but his patience and flexibility in working with me was superb. Thank you so much for all of your help!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andrei M.
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I was searching for a teacher who would help me better my English since it is my second language, as well as to help me prepare for the ACT and college courses. Mainly we spend our sessions covering school assignments, otherwise David is always prepared to do other work, such as ACT prep. It has been a little over two months since I have been working with David, and the improvements are definitely noticeable. I meet up with him once a week. He tutors my 14 year'old brother and me. David is the most punctual, motivated and enthusiastic tutors I have had a in a long time.

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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