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  • 24 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mani S.
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Kathy is wonderful! I highly recommend her for tutoring. She has helped my daughter with general test taking, improve her ACT score, and confidence. If you are on the fence about tutoring, let me assure you that she is great and genuinely cares about her students!

Golden Ratio Math Tutoring
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
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James Fanning has been a great reliable tutor for my son Riley. He started working with my son last year. Currently he is tutoring him in Pre-Calculus and ACT prep. My son resisted a tutor, but since starting work with Jim he has not complained once. He looks forward to their sessions. His grades have improved and we have been very happy.

Club Z! In-home Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Linda E.
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Club Z has been a fantastic experience for my son. The personal attention he received during his one to one tutoring for calculus greatly improved both his confidence and his grades. Additionally, the individualized focus he got during his SAT prep also increased his performance. The tutors provided by Club Z were an excellent match to the needs of my student. They were incredibly professional and always refining their approach to the subjects at hand. Club Z has been a tremendous help to our student and is a service that we will both use again as well as recommend to others.

Green Apple Tutors
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Caroline W.
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Coming from someone who does not enjoying testing in the slightest--Not only did Green Apple Tutors help improve my overall ACT score but they made ACT tutoring enjoyable and really raised my testing confidence in general. I was never upset about having to go to tutoring and really felt like I always received posItive and helpful feedback. I would suggest Green Apple Tutors to ANY of my friends because it truly was the best and most comfortable environment which really helped me exceed my expectations.

  • 23 years in business
Terri C.
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Our son worked with Laura during HS and she and her team helped him improve his study skills and self esteem. Her testing indicated some learning issues that helped explain his behaviors and she worked with him to develop strategies to overcome those issues. In addition, the ACT prep work improved his scores dramatically and helped him secure scholarships for college. Laura's knowledge, ability to work equally well with students and parents, her compassion and overall passion to help students grow and succeed are tremendous and positive. I highly recommend her! TRC

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra L.
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Mr. K's math camp was a wonderful addition to the Price Hill and surrounding communities as well as Price Hill Recreation Center, where the program was conducted. He produced amazing results with some of our most challenging kids. Mr. K combined Montessori, holistic theory and common sense to help focus kids so they could learn and bring up test results. As both parents and kids enthusiastically embraced this program, it was always well attended. The only downside was, the program had to end due to a loss of funding. We certainly miss the Math Camp as it excellently served our littlest citizens in a comprehensive and very caring way.

Dr. David Turner
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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David really helped preparing me for tests.

About

I offer comprehensive admissions coaching and test preparation for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT and SAT. Tutoring programs are customized to the needs, goals, strengths, weaknesses and learning style of the individual student. Admissions services can be a la carte or comprehensive, covering program search and application management, mock interviews, resume/CV editing and creation, personal statements and letters of recommendation (among others).

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    About

    I am an instructor based in Springfield, Ohio, with a degree in secondary education from Wright State University. I have instructed and tutored K-12 and at the college level. I have a special talent for communication and thoroughly love the process of teaching and learning. I have had much success with reading comprehension and writing skills and have been trained for ACT and SAT test preparation.

    • 14 years in business
    About

    Michael graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa, with over a 3.9 GPA in his coursework,obtaining a degree in psychology. He later specialized in clinical psychology and critical thinking, with which he helps his students today overcome obstacles in their test preparation. Having a passion for teaching, he founded A+ Tutoring in 2004 to remedy what he found to be a lack of quality and discipline present in some learning centers. Michael, having worked at one center where he helped a student gain 300 points in his SAT score in just two weeks, had an idea to focus on what he knew best at that point: critical thinking. Though having helped students in a wide range of situations, from an autistic preschooler to a college student who had failed out of school because of a learning impediment, Michael continues to focus on test prep for the majority of his students who are putting the last pieces of the picture they want to show to their prospective schools. He currently works in the Cincinnati area in Ohio, with Mr Brent Puthoff, where he helps his students dominate on the SAT and ACT, though he is also extending his online tutoring program to help students who want to work long term for perfect scores on their ACTs and SATs through individualized tutoring online. Michael lives with his two young children and lovely wife in Cincinnati, Ohio, though he also periodically tutors as far south as Anderson, Ohio, and as far north as Centerville, Oh.

    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.

    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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