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Oxford ACT Tutors

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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!

Tutoring Services
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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My tutor responded quickly and was very responsive.

Seer Tutoring
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lexi M.
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Zain taught my son, Asher, in accounting. He was such a patient and wonderful tutor! I was so excited to see, that after trying several tutors, how much of a great fit he was for Asher. He is not only patient, but he also makes learning the material fun, and I’ve noticed a huge difference in how much Asher has retained from the lesson. Zain is extremely knowledgeable and versatile in what he teaches; Asher asked Zain if he could help him prepare for the upcoming ACT as well (without my prompting!). Looking forward to more lessons with Zain for my son. Highly, HIGHLY recommend him!

Club Z! In-home Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mcguffey S.
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Ralph has been incredibly patient with me. He has helped me not only reach my goals in my class, but he has also helped me feel more comfortable with math in general. Ralph is a wonderful tutor!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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Charles has been tutoring "English Language Learners" twice a week for the past five months. He is always on time, very reliable, and a welcome low-key presence for the students. The little ones run up to hug him, the older ones are always anxious to work with him. He is very comfortable working with different ages and on different subjects.

  • 23 years in business
Suzanne S.
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Laura and her team of tutors are great to work with. Tutors come to your own home which makes scheduling much easier. The tutors are kind, on time and truly want you to succeed. Thanks for a super experience!

  • 23 years in business
Shamila A.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Abigail and her group of tutors when a patient who was visiting from Pakistan for medical treatment needed continuing education. His story was horrific but Abby and her tutors were a God send. They took a personal interest in the boy and continued to tutor despite his medical and occasional language difficulties. They were also very very accommodating when it came to payment arrangements. I couldn't be happier, more grateful or more confident of the quality of everything that Club Z provides! 5 stars in every way!!

Dr. David Turner
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from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dave T.
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Dr. Turner is an excellent teacher and tutor. He always finds a way to teach the information is the way the student would understand it the best. He always writes out many examples and works through problems step-by-step. He also just received a teaching award from Wright State.

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We tutor middle high school algebra, geometry lessons, and English communication/TOEFL for college entrance prep.

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I'm a college student in the field of education. I enjoy teaching and helping others learn what interests them.

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I tutor kids in almost anything all the way to 9th grade. I believe what makes my business so special is that I skipped two grades, and I am exceptionally smart. I don't usually brag though.

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I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.

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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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Triumph Tutoring has been in the business over 8 years. Through the years, he has gained experience in tutoring and have a great deal of understanding when it comes to working with parents, students and tutors. During grade report periods, the need for flexibility in scheduling is very important. Lee has a degree in Mathematics with specialization in Statistics and applied Mathematics. We look forward to working with you. SUBJECTS: Beginning Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus

  • 3 years in business
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We are providing academic assistance to help students gain the confidence to excel in their educational endeavors. Mutual meeting place at home with another adult present or private/public location (library) must be agreed upon before the initiation of services.

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A civil engineering background helps me view Maths in different perspectives as GMAT textbooks. I think I can change how students view GMAT quantitative questions.

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I offer Math tutoring in different areas of Math such as Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus. I also provide review for AP test and SAT. I tutor all first year college students' Math courses.

  • 2 years in business
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We are successful because we match tutors based on the individual who needs tutoring. This ensures that personality, communication styles, and tutor expertise are in-line with your needs. Additionally, we believe that academic success isn't just about understanding the subject but having the right studying and learning skills to succeed long-term. We pride ourselves in being academic coaches.

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I'm a current master's student at Xavier University earning my license in secondary education physical sciences.

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I currently hold a Bachelor degree in Accounting and am in the process of obtaining a Masters degree in Special Education. Passion, dedication and consistency are the components that make my work stand out.

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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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