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Guljeet Singh
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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today we met with Guljeet and I seen a spark in my son I haven't seen in years. He was so relaxed and open to what Guljeet was teaching him. He made my son feel so comfortable. For the first time I could see the frustration leave him from being behind in his education. And him really eager to learn. If your feeling that your child needs that extra help and 1 on 1 time then Guljeet is the Tutor you need. With this being our first session we can't wait for the next one.

  • 38 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Beth D.
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Professor Z is an incredible ACT tutor! Our daughter had taken the ACT several times, and was stuck at 29 for her composite score. We contacted him just a few weeks before her last ACT exam, and he was able to help her increase her score from a 29 to 32 in just that short time. The costs for his services were definitely worth it when we saw her scholarship offers increase tremendously! He is also just an overall great person. He was very professional and so encouraging to our daughter throughout the process. We are so appreciative of the way he was able to help our daughter, and recommend him without reservation!

Dan Reynolds
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy L.
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Dan was a great ACT tutor for my son, Mac! Mac's first attempt was a 24, but Dan told us he thought he could raise his score significantly. On his third attempt he made a 30! Dan was professional and knowledgeable, and knew how to connect with my son. I honestly never thought Mac could reach a 30, but Dan knew how to tutor him to get there. He was well worth the money, and Mac's resulting scholarships more than paid for the expense! Dan was very accessible and responsive to Mac's crazy, ever changing high school schedule. I would highly recommend him for any tutoring needs! Cindy Lassing Nashville

Agape' Tutoring Services
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon R.
Verified review

Tutoring service is wonderful. The tutors really get to know the students and care about their progress. They customize their approach and reach students to encourage them and build trust.

Matthew J. Horwich, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mark H.
Verified review

I am a junior and I had a really bad ACT score that I needed to improve significantly. Matt came and helped me as soon as I contacted him. Unlike other tutors, Matt took me seriously and clearly understood I wanted help with my ACT score. Matt was very patient with me and treated me like a teacher would treat his or her student. I take the ACT tomorrow and unlike the first time I took it,I'm not nervous at all. I'm very confident Matt's techniques helped me and I suggest anyone who is looking for ACT help to contact Matt.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel M.
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Mrs. Edmonds was an amazing tutor and a great friend! She was always making the material enjoyable and having fun along the way. I almost looked forward to meeting with her and learning new information. Overall a great tutor I would highly recommend!

Arbor Tutors - Cleveland
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Dustin B.
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This is a very well-run company. They hire the best tutors and are able to help you with all academic subjects. And I can safely recommend Arbor Tutors to anyone who is seeking great quality and a fantastic price.

Tutor: HS Math, ACT & SAT
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Irene G.
    Verified review

    Mr. Corrice was tutoring my son last year. I am very happy with this. He was always on time and prepared with all materials for lessons and problems in areas that my son struggled with. Right now my son has an A in math class.

    The College Review
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    James J.
    Verified review

    The College Review did a great job adapting to my learning style. I'm pretty visual and learn by practicing problems, so the instructor modified my private lessons to cater to how I learn. It was also cool that I was able to pick any time of day for any amount of times per week to have a tutor lesson. Overall this was definitely worthwhile because my score boosted from a 22-29. I would for sure hire them again if I had to choose.

    Lindi's Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Ranetha G.
      Verified review

      My daughter has always struggled in math and science. She has been in school based tutoring programs, and basic math and science classes, her teaches have worked with her, but nothing seemed to help. Her math and science grade's ranged between D's and F's. She started working with Lindi second semester of her sophomore year her fist grading period report she had a C+ in both classes, the teachers started asking her what was going on, she said Ms. Lindi. Lindi would follow what the teacher was teaching in class and put it in terms that was easy to understand, and gave great memory tips. In her junior year she averaged B's and A-, by the end of the school year for the first time she made the merit roll with a B+ in both classes and A- on both final exams. She took her ACT test this past summer and some of her best scores where in math and science. She is now in her senior year and she is now in college prep math and science and doing well, and she continues to work with this wonderful lady. I can not thank Lindi enough, her prices are very affordable, and she will do her best to work with any schedule.

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      This is one of the first things customers see about your business. I love to help students in there subjects! I tutor all areas.

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      This is one of the first things customers see about your business. I love to help students in there subjects! I tutor all areas.

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      I am a dedicated teacher who loves working with children and teens. My ACT tutoring is an excellent way to give your child an advantage when sitting for their test.

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      I put hard work and dedication into everything I do. I will make sure what needs to be done- is getting done. If there is a problem, I will not just leave you stranded, I will make sure it is taken care of.

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      I offer tutoring from pre-K to adult with a sense of humor and a passion for learning. I'm not just about worksheets. I look for ways to engage various learning styles and senses. I work one-on-one or with groups.

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      I provide expert tutoring for $30 an hour. If you or your son/daughter aren't happy with my first lesson, it will be free of charge. I can offer this guarantee because I am extremely well educated, and I have always had a fantastic rapport with teens and young children. Your children will feel more comfortable, and won't just be learning tricks to get answers correct - they will achieve an understanding of the subject studied. I am a former national merit scholar with a high school GPA of 3.92. I graduated a Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with a 3.96 GPA. I can provide tutoring in all subjects, from young children to the 8th grade. I am also a published writer, and can provide excellent help with college entrance essays. High school subjects I tutor are - English, History, Writing, Math (Calculus excluded), PSAT, and SAT prep. I can come to your home or meet the student at a local library. I am currently located in Solon, and would be happy to work with anyone within a half hour drive of area code 44139.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      I am a Math and ACT tutor who focuses on a holistic approach to learning. I address anxiety and low confidence in math, and build skills so that students feel better and improve scores.

      • 1 year in business
      • 10 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      Simply years of independent tutoring and focusing on study skills while learning material. Some tutors do not teach study skills. I believe they are important in effecting how well a student may perform in class.

      About

      I offer the following: - Math tutoring at the high school, college, and university levels - Preparations for SAT and ACT tests - Training in Algebra (all levels), trigonometry, calculus, discrete math, finite math, and statistics

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      I am compassionate about everything I do. As an engaged student, I work my very best to be at the top, and succeed in and outside of the classroom. I hope to make learning easier and interactive for students, as they complete their high school careers, and become interested in university studies.

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      I am an experienced English teacher with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree. I can provide tutoring in reading, writing, or general language arts classes. I can also help with editing, grant writing, resumes, and ACT/SAT/GRE prep.

      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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