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Vincent DeMasi
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  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristen H.
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Vincent is very patient, flexible, and has a way of explaining the subject matter that is easy to apply. We saw immediate scholastic improvements after the first tutoring session!! We highly recommend him!

Tutoring Services
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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette A.
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Sarah seems to make my son relaxed as he learns.

Daneshvar Tutoring
from 4 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmine R.
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Mr. D is very reliable and consistent. I'm a masters student who was in desperate need of a tutor. My situation is quite unique considering I needed to understand the following topics: regression analysis, linear programming, break even analysis and optimization. (In just a few days). I hope to pass the exam I'm preparing for. I just wanted to say that I think Mr. Daneshvar is by far one of the BEST tutors a person can get remotely. He is very patient, knowledgeable and caring of your success.

Math Tutor
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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Great with my third grade daughter. She has had significant improvement in her math facts.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I can tutor middle school and high school aged students who are needing help in their math classes. I have been a certified math teacher for eight years. I am able to commute to your house or meet in a public place to tutor. I am also available to tutor in test-taking skills that can help your child achieve better scores on tests like the SATs or other standardized tests. With a little bit of patience and effort, anyone can improve their skills!


I help students improve in math or language arts or to succeed in the GED. I have a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in English and master's degree in Math Education plus special education classes. I have 40 years of classroom experience.


I work on tutoring, counseling, mentoring, spiritual support, gifted support and advocacy, SAT and ACT prep, and study skills.

  • 18 years in business

We offer in-home tutoring with a difference : Our tutors are trained and qualified Our tutors are uniquely matched with each student's need and personality Have completed extensive background checks We are flexible with our schedules We offer personalized programs to meet the needs of our clients We offer free consultation


I offer tutoring to students who needs help with English, reading, writing, and any elementary subjects. I can tutor college students and ESOL adults as well.


I have 14 years teaching experience. I'm currently a Baltimore City Math teacher. I was also a Math major in college.


I offer one-on-one educational interactions; plan, organize and implement individual educational activities to provide enrichment and/or remediation for students from K through college in various subjects; and consult and recommend techniques and activities to guide and assist parents and teachers.

  • 8 years in business

I am a largely retired college professor and former middle- and high-school English teacher who provides tutoring in English Language Arts, SAT and ACT preparation (reading and writing sections), assistance in building vocabularies, etc. I have over 30 years of teaching experience and am able to connect well with students. I also do provide internet tutoring services.


I have 28 years of experience in teaching math. I enjoy one-on-one tutoring. I know multiple ways to present a topic. My goal is to help people succeed.


I am a middle level math education major with a minor in Spanish. I also specialize in English, reading, writing, grammar, and SAT/PSSA prep skills. I am a thrower on the Millersville Track and Field team and have played softball since I was 6. I love working with kids and seeing the joy on their face when they've finally mastered a topic.


I have been tutoring for almost 10 years, starting when I was in college, primarily helping students ages 13-24 with math and science difficulties. I'm also a "linguaphile," majoring in German and frequently writing for the school's newspaper. My personal goals as a tutor include helping students gain confidence in their abilities and acquire important studying skills that will stick with them for the rest of their academic careers.


The services offered by At-Home-Help cover a wide variety of assistance. I cover all subjects from Math to English, Science to History, and yes, even the Arts and Spanish. From Elementary when things are just getting started to college when it can be hard to juggle all the knowledge, no subject is left out. When you need help and where you need help, no one will be left on their own.


I have been an independent tutor for over 15 years. I tutor 30+ subjects with proven learning methods. I have extremely high rates of success because I individualize teaching to how the student learns. I tutor children, teens, young adults, and adults. I tutor reading, writing, spelling, and Elementary School subjects. I tutor anyone who wants to know highly effective study skills, how to study for tests, exams, and how to be prepared on a daily basis.


I am a current high school general science/special education teacher. I also teach English and algebra. I have been teaching for over 10 years, and have been doing tutoring on the side for the last 8 years. I also have my master's degree in instruction technology and was a family-based therapist for 5 years before I got into teaching. I am well versed in many subject areas, as well as in IEPs, study skills, ASVAB, SAT, and the GED.


I offer tutoring in math and science, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, environmental science and astronomy.


~English tutoring ~Writing tutoring ~Releasing Writing Fears ~Tapping Into Your Creative Side as a Writer ~Proofreading resumes, research papers and other written documents ~Assisting with college entrance essays


I am a retired IT professional with an MS in math. I help my customers by tutoring them in my field of specialty in order that they can achieve a higher score in the test they are going to take, including GED, ACT or SAT or other preemployment-required math-skill examination.

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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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