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Hillsboro ACT Tutors

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Math and Physics Tutoring
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Robin N.
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Tom Helinski is actually very easy to communicate with: returning emails very quickly. He was able to answer and explain my son's calculus questions easily, and his price per hour is manageable. My only complaint is that PSU is a pain to get to and from during rush hour traffic and the hall that they conduct the tutoring in is very noisy.

Maso Tutoring
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Angel P.
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I was really struggling in my Stats class, and thanks to Maso Tutoring, I was able to pull through and got a B in the class. Thank you

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Pathfinders Education
from 19 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather C.
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Jennifer was available to start tutoring our youngest son in Middle School Algebra right away. She came over and gave a free Algebra lesson to him, who, surprisingly, actually seemed to enjoy it, and didn't try to leave the table like he usually does when he supposed to be doing his homework. We have hope now, and would love it if she can help him raise his grade to a "C" by the end of school.

  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My son has very much appreciated working with Keith. He is patient, encouraging, and extremely helpful in whatever topic that needs to be addressed. Having a weekly check-in and plenty of support for math made a big difference in how my son approached last school year. We are looking forward to continuing with weekly tutoring sessions with Keith this fall.

  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Iris G.
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Excellent deal. We had tutoring done in our home.  

Brain Sparks Tutoring
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sam G.
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Stefanie is a wonderful tutor and teacher. She has been tutoring my son in Math for 2 years now as he has moved from 8th Grade to 9th Grade at Benson High School. He now has a solid "B" in Geometry, when before he was struggling in all aspects of Math. She communicates well with us and his teachers and gives us good feedback on what he should be working on. You will be very happy if you use her for your son or daughter.

High Peak Tutors
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sunny D.
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He is a great tutor, honestly the best experience I have ever had with a person. Hire him and you will not regret it.

Elissa Hare
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki H.
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Elissa is excellent with my 14-year-old granddaughter who had become discouraged with her online high school French class. Elissa is encouraging, tells interesting stories, is very attentive, is firm and helps move along with the lessons. I see the excitement in my granddaughter, she looks forward to going to the tutoring sessions.

Math Tutoring
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Mr Rabinowitz is an inordinately effective math tutor. He tutored all three of my children in grade school through high school level mathematics. He is engaging and adapts well to the individual student's learning style. Most importantly, he stresses problem solving rather than a cook book approach, which serves students well when they take the college entrance exams.

Greg Burrill
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ella M.
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Greg was amazing he came and made a study plan specifically with where I was at and what I needed. He was always willing to work with my busy schedule and was extremely understanding if i had to cancel. His prices are great and he is extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend hiring him for any tutoring needs.


I am a state-certified teacher and am passionate about education. I believe every student deserves personalized instruction and attention. Through tutoring, I can assist your child in reaching their educational goals.


It's a great way to learn about Math and making people learn the dynamics of how successful it can make you.


I am a Vancouver based tutor who specializes in aviation, business, and education. I have an MBA and am a current flight instructor and pilot, and I look forward to helping you in any way that I can!


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


I've been tutoring peers and students in subjects related to math and science for 2 years now. My students vary from high school age to college and above. I am very passionate about math and science and would love to share that with students!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I am a consistent "A" student and I can help you or your child with a plethora of subjects. I have a lot of experience tutoring and mentoring kids and youth and I've also taught English, Math, and Biology to adults. I have an associate's degree and I am working towards my bachelor's degree, with medical school as the eventual goal.


Club Z! has helped students increase their grades and SAT/ACT scores for over 20 years. We provide 1-on-1 tutoring support in all subjects Pre-K to Pre-Med. Our customized approach to learning is designed to generate FAST results! We offer competitive rates and we will come to YOU and work around YOUR schedule!


Experience taking all college standardized tests and entering my second year of teaching GED/ Adult Education.

  • 11 years in business

Most tutoring companies look at a student's grade level, and tutor according to where they should be in that grade. We look at students on an individual basis, seeing what areas they have already mastered, and what basic, foundational skills in which they may have gaps. This allows us to create a plan of progress that is specifically designed for your child-- not just for any kid who happens to be the same age.


Tutor Doctor provides affordable one-on-one in-home tutoring for students of all ages. We are locally-owned and staffed by experienced tutors who live in our community. We provide a free consultation and assessment that allows us to carefully match a tutor to your student's needs. Tutor Doctor is the in-home tutoring service that's making a difference by being different. We make house calls, that means our tutors come to your home on a schedule you choose, providing great convenience and lower costs. We do one-on-one personalized tutoring focused on student's homework and their school's curriculum. We're part of over 10-year-old international network, ensuring high service standards and time-proven methods.


I strongly believe that every individual, when given the right tools, can be victorious. I am a creative teacher and work hard to find the methods.

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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