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Lita Tutoring
from 48 reviews
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Honour M.
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Julissa was my sons ACT tutor and she was phenomenal. She is very pleasant, assertive, and efficient! I would definitely hire her again!

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Leah Berl, Private Tutor
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Leah is an excellent tutor. She is well prepared and haa already helped our daughter

Dane Ochis-O'Neil
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
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Dane provided ACT/SAT tutoring services to my HS Junior daughter and son this last winter and he was great. Both kids responded well to his direction, communication and advice. He was always professional, on time and very responsive through the entire process. Both kids dramatically increased their test scores with his guidance and I would highly recommend him as a tutor for the ACT/SAT process.

Arbor Tutors - MD
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jane G.
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Arbor Tutors has been extremely helpful. I really like the approach the tutors use.

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Vincent DeMasi
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

Skool Guru
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle W.
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This tutor was extremely instrumental in helping me pass my precalculus course. I never was strong in math and this course originally presented itself as as a challenge that could potentially prevent me from meeting my degree requirements. The "Guru" was very patient with me as he guided me through homework and how to tackle difficult precalc equations on a step by step approach. My tutor was persisistent and assisted me with problems until he and myself was at a comfortable state and did not stop until he felt that I had a clear and strong grasp of the material. His prices were very reasonable and he accommodated my schedule as well as making sure we had a suitable location in my area for us to meet on a weekly basis. The end results was receiving an "A" in this course which would have never been attainable without his help. I am truly grateful for Mr. Prakash and I strongly reccomend this tutor to anyone who struggles with math and specifically precalc and calc as I continue to work with him as I persue my degree.

Tutor King Enterprises
from 5 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Leigh A.
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Neil is very professional, and yet casual and passionate about what he does at the same time. He truly cares about his students and it shows! He's very adept at keeping his student's full attention and forming a partnership where building confidence is as important as learning the subject matter. We feel very fortunate to have found him and know already that we made the best decision possible. Five stars was not enough - he is truly an A+ tutor and an exceptional human being. Don't hesitate to call him!

Mellowood Publishing, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvie P.
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Leslie has been tutoring my teenager son for 2 years. Since she started, his English level, writing and reading have improved tremendously, going from below average to beyond expectations. Leslie demonstrated excellent teaching skills, being softer at times and pushing more when needed. Moreover she shown a lot of flexibility to adapt to him and his scheduled when needed and always got the work done. Leslie has been above and beyond expectations!

Dr. Rupa Mitra
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Basundhara C.
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She tutored my husband during his college years in India, and much later, she tutored our younger daughter with her AP Calculus course during her senior year in high school (2013-2014). Dr. Mitra continues to mentor her time to time as she pursues a Bachelor's degree in engineering. Dr. Mitra, a genuinely caring and compassionate individual goes above and beyond expectations when it comes to working with her students. Her teaching style is rigorous, but by using fun-filled activities as supplements she makes sure that Mathematics is not just a subject to be mastered. Moreover, her students learn to love the subject and genuinely enjoy learning. She is patient and always ready to do whatever it takes to facilitate student learning.


~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 craft center on meeting the needs of an extremely diverse student population by providing a rigorous and supportive learning environment for all learners. I cultivate problem-solving, collaboration, and higher-order thinking to develop a repertoire of skills vital for college and career success.


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

  • 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 teach 7-9 grade math at North Penn School District, including Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. I enjoy working with students of all ages and helping them succeed in math.


Pure math is my focus, and I can offer solid tutoring for anyone having trouble in a pre-college course, any undergrad mathematics course, and a first course in abstract algebra for grad students. As far as the more advanced courses are concerned, I am very proficient at real analysis, abstract algebra, and number theory. I have a little experience with complex analysis. No need to struggle with precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, or any of the other courses I mentioned!


I offer tutoring for the following subjects: * Algebra * Precalculus * Calculus I to III * Abstract Algebra * Numerical Analysis * Statistics * Probability * SAT Math Preparation


We are a math-only learning center. We help kids in grades two to 12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them.


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 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.


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 have been an English teacher for 10 years. I tutored for all these years too. I make studying fun in an relaxed atmosphere.

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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