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Arbor Tutors - Eugene
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Clare T.
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They have hundreds of tutors to help. This makes scheduling very easy. Especially if you do it online.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liwei W.
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Marissa is one of my best teachers I had. She has been my spoken English teacher for months. According to what I observed, she has much experience as English tutor: from the University of Oregon professor to a private tutor. She is patient and willing to help students. My English is improved very much. If someone asks me to choose a English tutor again, I will definitely choose Marissa for sure.

Oregon Tutor
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  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alejandra M.
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It's been amazing, the tutor is wonderful with my daughter, and as a family we are happy that she's getting the help she needs, overall is a great experience! Kristen is wonderful about everything. THANK YOU!!!

Ackerman Tutoring
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane H.
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My daughter is the one who worked with him and she found him helpful and very pleasant. She hopes to work with him again in the next few weeks before the end of the school year.

First Class Tutoring
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    Kate A.
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    David Spencer is wonderful! I was looking for an algebra tutor for my 7th grade daughter when I found David through Thumbtack. He has been professional, punctual, polite, and consistently excellent in his work with my daughter. David has the ability to communicate the basics of algebra in a variety of ways that have helped my daughter really understand and apply the formulas and processes. He is fun, easy to work with, and very encouraging! So glad we found David Spencer!!


    I am an Oregon State University student. I am a full-time undergraduate student seeking to get a part-time job. I can speak fluent Chinese and English.


    I have taught English to Americans and International students for 40 years. I have tutored for SAT, ACT, and TOEFL exams. If you are a student and need help, call me.


    I have a high energy, enthusiastic personality. This helps keep students learning and engaged.


    I help students like to learn. Homework does not need to be torture.

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    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.

    When should you start preparing for the SAT?

    It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

    To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

    What is in the SAT test?

    As your child is preparing for the SAT, it’s helpful to know the specifics of the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is made up of three main categories and one optional essay. Students have a total of three hours to take the test, with an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay. In total, there are 154 questions. During SAT prep, it’s helpful to take timed practice exams to understand how you’ll do during the actual test. Here is a brief overview of each of the four categories:

    • Reading: 65 minutes with 52 questions. The Reading test measures command of evidence, words in context, analysis in history and social studies, and analysis in science.
    • Writing and Language: 35 minutes with 44 questions. The Writing and Language test covers the same topics as Reading, as well as expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
    • Math: 80 minutes with 58 questions. The Math test looks at the student’s understanding of algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced math in the context of fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.
    • Essay (optional): 50 minutes with 1 essay. The essay will demonstrate the student’s competency with writing, analysis and reading.
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