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Mentor Reading And Writing Tutors

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  • 38 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
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Our son Connor had taken the Feb 2018 ACT after attending a 4 week (one day per week) general ACT prep course. He scored a 24 composite on the first attempt. I knew with the proper care and guidance that he was capable of performing at a higher level so I did some online research and found Professor Z of Westside Tutoring & Testing Services based on proximity to our location and search results. I decided to read through some of the sites testimonials and lo and behold there is a photo of Professor Z with his most recent ACT tutoring class including one of the students who is a long time family friend. Interestingly enough her parents and I had several conversations about this amazing person that their daughter was getting ACT testing help from. At the time I never really looked into it as Connor graduates the year after. Anyway, there she was in the photo proudly displayed on WTTS Outstanding students of 2016-17. I immediately texted our friends to hear more about Prof Z and their experience. After hearing all of the great things they had to say coupled with the very positive testimonials on the website, it was a no brainer to schedule a visit with Jack (Prof Z). We had our first visit and discussion with Jack in early April, 2018 as we wanted Connor to take the June ACT and then also the test in July depending on the June results. The visit was at Jacks home in his office - where all the ACT prep magic happens Prof Z was very pleasant and covered the entire process with us. He answered all of our questions and we walked away from the meeting feeling very sure that Connor was in good hands with his ACT prep. Jack took over from there and I have to say that he has found his true niche in life. Jack kept this process very organized considering the numerous students he has and their constantly changing and demanding schedules. The communication and organization requirements alone are a full time job. Jack handled it seamlessly. He always made Connor (and us) feel like he was his top priority and made every effort to schedule Connor around his other activities (2 sports, work, school etc..) while juggling the same for 10-12 other students! Amazing ! OK so onto the good stuff!...Connor tested on the ACT 3 times with results as follows: Test # English Math Reading Science Composite Feb-18 24 24 22 24 24 Jun-18 23 23 26 29 25 Jul-18 32 24 30 27 28 Superscore 32 24 30 29 29 The Feb test was prior to Prof Z instruction. June test prep focused on Reading and Science, knowing we were also taking the July test. We cant say enough praise about Prof Z – we are extremely pleased with our sons results. We are thankful for Jacks hard work and commitment to helping Connor and all the other kids that he supports. Jack executes well and his results are far above expectations. Connor is extremely excited and we are very proud and happy for him. Connor says he may make one last attempt at the ACT to see if he can raise the Math score and possibly go above a 30, but we’ll see. Jack tells Connor he can do it and tells him he is capable of great things! Just one of Jacks great qualities! Encouragement=great results WOW ..Reading and english 8 pts increase each, science 3-5 pts increase. Thank you Jack! - Maya and Jeff Walsh, Avon, Ohio Note: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree..Jacks Daughter Kayleigh helps her Dad with the business side and is extremely helpful, pleasant and professional, just like her father. What a great team they make and a pleasure to work with!

Agape' Tutoring Services
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny G.
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Ms Kelly is amazing, she connects with the person she is tutoring in a friendly level. She loves what she does and my son loves her too. He feels comfortable with her. She explores the likes of her students and the tutoring lessons revolve around the needs and the likes. I absolutely love her and will recommend her to everyone!

Matthew J. Horwich, LLC
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nakia S.
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Matt is wonderful. He is tutoring both of my elementary school children and they really like him a lot. He takes his time with the children and gives them both his full attention. As a working single mother, my schedule can be hectic. Matt is very flexible with his schedule and very accommodating with changes in my plans week to week and I truly appreciate that! I am excited to see how the kids will do this next grading period with Matt helping them, because I already see a little more confidence in their approach to schoolwork. I highly recommend Matt as a tutor, he's professional and a pleasure to work with.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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Cristy wrote my resume and cover letter for a marketing position that I really wanted at a bank. She was very organized, clever and her writing was persuasive. As a result of her work, I was able to get an interview. I highly recommend her for any professional writing service.

Acura Solutions
from 2 reviews
    Alice W.
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    They offee math and science tutoring for me. I have been using their services for 1 year. It helped a lot in my academic growth. A very good tutoring organization i should say

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Monica G.
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    Olivia was my tutor to help with my analytical writing portion of my GRE. We would go over sample prompts for both the argument task and the issue task. After I wrote my essays Olivia would read over them, leave comments, fix grammar, and write a paragraph at the end with my final score and reasoning for why I recieved that score. This was really helpful for me because I found it very hard to grade my own essays based on the GRE books and sample responses for each score one can receive. Olivia did all of that for me, and then that also made it easier for me to go back to my books and refer to what a score 4 is compared to a score 5 based on what Olivia pointed out to me and what the books reiterated. Her constructive criticism and talented writing skills really helped me improve my writing skills, scores, and confidence for test day.


    I tutor students in reading to help them enjoy reading. I strive to make reading fun and to help students feel good about themselves through my patient and caring teaching.


    I use interactive methods to help make reading and writing fun. I also help teach overall encouragement in improving reading and writing skills.


    I provide one-on-one and small group tutoring instruction in reading and writing. I utilize a variety of research-based instructional strategies to engage and motivate student learning, improving on: * phonemic awareness * comprehension * fluency * word recognition * reading motivation * vocabulary * spelling * grammar * writing I begin the first tutoring session by assessing the child's abilities, and then develop a customized tutoring plan to meet the needs of each individual. About Me: I am an Ohio-licensed teacher in reading for grades K through 12. I have a bachelor's degree in education from Kent State University, and a masters dregree in Reading Specialization from Kent State as well. I've worked as a Title I Reading and Math tutor and a Middle School Reading and Literacy Teacher. I reside in Mentor with my husband and three children.


    I have a deep love for the English language and everything that encompasses it. I am dedicated to writing, in any manner of speak, as well as teaching others how to speak, write and read the language. I would love to help you with you resume, transcribe, or even tutor!


    I have been a teacher for 20 years. I am elementary certified and have a master's degree as a reading specialist. I hold a reading endorsement for K-12.


    I have over fifteen years in the classroom, a Master's Degree in reading, a reading endorsement from the great state of Ohio, as well as an affiliation with The National Writing Project at KSU. AND I have helped to raise test scores in the classroom and have proof. I teach kids to love to read and to appreciate the power of a good book! I very much love to see the light in a child's eyes when he/she finds just the right book and can't put it down. I was once reprimanded by a parent who told me they walked in on their child well into the night when she should have been sleeping and had a flashlight and a book under the covers!

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