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Tigard ACT Prep Tutors

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Pathfinders Education
from 19 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Felix Y.
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I liked how the answer explanations were very in-depth and something that you will never be able to get just from a prep book. Scheduling for sessions was very flexible and Jennifer would often go overtime to help me understand difficult stuff. Jennifer also helped me make the decision between SAT and ACT as I started out studying for the ACT but then turns out that the SAT suited me better so it saved me lots of time. Overall Jennifer is a very honest, helpful, genuine, experienced, and caring tutor and I would definitely recommend her not just for anyone who is trying to test prep but in general for people who are trying to have a time learning.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cole Z.
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AB Calculus help. Very knowledgeable about every field covered in the class and can easily adapt to whatever will help the most. Very helpful for test prep along with homework help.

Cathy's Tutoring Services
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi B.
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Cathy assisted my son with math tutoring and with studying skills during his high school years. We would go to her house. It was always quiet and private feeling. I could stay or leave - it was comfortable either way. She was always on time, prepared (several sharpened pencils at the ready!) and worked very hard with my son. She set goals and expectations with him and held him accountable. It made a HUGE difference for him with school and his understanding of the subject matter, and his grades. Cathy is really good at what she does. She doesn't talk down to the students or over their heads. She meets them where they are and works with them. She gives positive reinforcements for a job well done and in doing so, builds up their self-esteem. When a student doesn't understand the subject, this can really hurt them psychologically - Cathy reversed that process. Cathy also promptly gave receipts for monies paid, which is helpful for our finances. If necessary, she would spent a few extra minutes at the end making sure that my son understood what they were working on and that he understood what was expected of him for the next time. This sometimes led to the next student having to wait a few minutes, but that is all a balancing act. I never felt put out by this if we were the "next student" and appreciated this extra act of care. She was, in general, always very aware and sensitive to start and ending times. We had a great experience!

High Peak Tutors
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Dr. Judkins is an excellent teacher. Only after a few lessons with him, my son had a significant improvement in ACT reading, from 19 questions wrong to 2 questions wrong in official practice tests. We are looking forward to seeing other big improvements in his future college level lessons with Dr. Judkins.

  • 13 years in business
Susan M.
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Moore 4 More was an excellent tutoring service. They helped to vastly increase my child’s ACT score and was extremely helpful and intuitive.

English in Portland
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Helen Z.
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Beth was my daughter Abby’s English tutor 3 years ago when we just moved to US. English is the 2nd language and Abby passed ESL level 5 within 1.5 years. This is the 2nd time Beth tutoring Abby, but for SAT prep. specifically . Beth is always well prepared and communicates with me the learning target, provides effective feedback to keep me updated on Abby’s progress. Abby is also pleasant to learn from Beth and becomes more confident. It is very important that your kid accept his/her tutor, that makes learning become more interesting and productive. Beth is definitely a great tutor to work with, highly recommended!

Math Tutoring
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matt B.
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One of the best teachers I ever had. Boosted my SAT and ACT scores substantially.

Andrea L.
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After our one on one interview with Joey, we knew right away Joey would be a perfect fit to work with my son on SAT prep. We found Joey to be very professional, trustworthy, persistence, caring, smart, and very pleasant to talk to and work with. The system/program that Joey used to work with my son worked well and very thorough, it is tailored to my son’s needs. By the end of the program, my son picked up so many helpful skills working with Joey, for examples, reading comprehension which my son really struggled with for the longest time and strategies on tests taking that he can applied in school. My son’s SAT score has improved significantly by over 130 points working with Joey over a short period, that put him in the 90 percentiles. Additionally, not only Joey worked with my son on SAT prep, he was also a good mentor and really motivated my son to do well and recognized my son’s potentials. More importantly, my son gained more confidence and less anxiety going into the real test. On that note, I highly recommended Joey to any parents who is looking for someone to work with their child with SAT help or simply want to boost SAT scores to attracts those Ivy League schools and more scholarships! I was very pleased with Joey. Andrea

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha B.
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Eve tutored my daughter in SAT prep for three months.

North Avenue Education, LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
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Very, very helpful. I highly recommend Scott for his thorough, careful tutoring. He does a great job of focusing on areas that need improvement, and is encouraging and challenging throughout. Worthwhile.

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    Martha T.
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    We were pleased with the work Miriam did with our son. She helped him analyse the mistakes he'd made on the PSAT and helped him learn strategies to avoid making similar ones in the future. I'll let you know if he gets a scholarship !


    Competition for admission to top tier universities is intense. Better SAT scores can help students get into their schools of choice and increase scholarship awards. Academic coach Elizabeth Petersen has worked with hundreds of students to successfully improve their SAT scores. Students learn the tricks of the test and strategies to maximize their scores in the three sections of the test: Critical Reading, Math and Writing. Both private and small group instruction are available. Elizabeth also helps students create top-notch application and/or scholarship essays.


    Juncture Academy offers GED test prep courses for reading, math and writing. We do not schedule GED testing for you, Juncture Academy offers you test prep assistance to prepare you for the test. Two previous students passed their math portion with 70 points more than the minimum requirement. Students are required to attend at least two days a week, each session is an hour long.


    Stumptown Test Prep specializes in one-on-one comprehensive standardized test preparation and individual study coaching. Our mission is to provide our students with the best tutoring and coaching possible. We offer full-service preparation for many standardized tests: SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, SSAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. Our tutors work one-on-one in order to focus on the unique needs of each student. These needs may be gaps in knowledge, issues with motivation or test anxiety, poor time management skills, or a combination of all the above. We work with students from middle school through college and beyond who want to achieve their best scores and reach their goals.


    Manhattan Review is a boutique test preparation company, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, and TOEFL preparation courses and private tutoring in many locations in the US and worldwide, both in person and online. We also offer admissions consulting and application advisory services. Manhattan Review's GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT/ACT, and TOEFL prep instructors have an unrivaled track record of academic achievements, MBA teaching experiences and career success after graduating from top-notch business schools. The firm was founded by Prof. Dr. Joern Meissner in 1999 while teaching at Columbia Business School.

    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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