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Murrysville ACT Tutors

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Fuhrman Tutoring
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
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Sue Fuhrman is outstanding. She taught and explained more to my 15 year son in one Algebra tutoring session than he learned all year at school. She is top notch. I am so grateful to have such an excellent professional tutor for my son. We are extremely pleased.

  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ginger T.
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We needed to find an ACT tutor for my daughter right away. You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. Give these guys a call and you will be extremely happy.

Open Minds Studios
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carly Ryan
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I did have him watch the 1996 version of R&J with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes because I thought it would help as he went forward with the reading. I saw this movie when it came out my senior year of high school, but I forgot how graphic it was. In any case, it turned out to be a great idea. I can't say he was a huge fan, but it does use the original language in a modern day gang/turf war, so it was at least entertaining. After the movie, he read the entire graphic novel in a few nights (which is written in modern day English). I am happy to report that he just took his Act 2 test on the play in English and received a 93%! I think it is difficult for young teenage boys to really understand the tragedy of R&J, so the movie helped tremendously and allowed him to really like the comic!

Math Tutorial Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon P.
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Debbie, Is a great tutor, she has been tutoring my son for about 6 years. She recently starting tutoring him for his SAT's. I would highly recommend Debbie.

Natalie's Private Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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Natalie tutors my son Daniel 2 days a week in my home. Daniel really responds to her instruction. He is excited for his "home teacher" to come over, and loves working with her on homework, etc. Natalie is very flexible with our schedule, and provides fun and instructional materials from the library. Pricing is also very fair. I would recommend Natalie to anyone to help their child succeed in school!

Omega Learning Center
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jen P.
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My son has been attending Omega for a few months now. He just started 3rd grade. We recently moved to the area and he was going to be starting a new school so I wanted to make sure he was 100% ready for 3rd grade. Not only is he ready, he's doing amazing! I have never heard so many positive comments from a teacher about my son before! Homework time isn't a fight anymore, he looks forward to school, and is always excited to go to omega. He loves his teacher there ( yes it is a REAL teacher) and they have really helped by adapting to his learning styles. I also love how I receive daily emails about his progress. It's nice because if he's struggling with a concept I can talk to his teacher and we can work together to get him to understand. He also loves the prize shelf! He's always so excited when I pick him up from omega and he actually wants to tell me what they did and what he learned. Omega has been a blessing to my family and I highly recommend their tutoring services to anyone!

Pittsburgh Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Annie M.
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Michael was a huge help with Algebra! I've always struggled with math and Michael was patient, understanding, and laid back yet professional.

Adel McGuirk Caruso
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisbet B.
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I have been taking English tutoring with Adel. Adel is a very professional, punctual and responsible person. She is committed to helping​ you achieve your goals and objectives. Thanks, Adel.

Pittsburgh North Tutors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jim P.
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Lisa is the best fit for our tutoring needs: deep physics knowledge, creative and adaptive teaching techniques, and a good sense of humor. No secret why she is so busy.

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My primary services include tutoring and proofreading services; however, other services are available that require expertise in English, communications, education, or advertising. I provide the following services: * Tutoring I require a half-hour minimum but will also offer increments of 1 hour, 1.5 hours, or 2 hours. Sessions longer than 2 hours at a time are not recommended but will be considered on an emergency basis. Package rates are available. Tutoring sessions are offered for a variety of topics, including secondary English (grades 6-12), postsecondary English (college-level literature or writing), writing or essay help, resume or interview help, SAT (critical reading and English), ACT (English portion), GRE (English portion), and AP English. Other topics will be considered upon request. * Proofreading I offer proofreading services for individual documents or on a repeating basis. The charge is based not on the amount of time it takes me to complete the task, but rather on a per-task basis. Longer documents will be more expensive than shorter documents. Package rates are also available. Other services include the following: - Resume, portfolio and cover letter help and design - Invitation help and design - Interview preparation More information is available upon request, and other tasks will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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I am certified to teach all levels of Math for 7-12th grade. This includes Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and SAT/ACT Prep.

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I help in increasing student success in mathematics by designing and delivering 1-on-1 tutoring and SAT preparation programs. Give your child the 1-on-1 attention he/she deserves. I also help in increasing student achievement by designing and delivering customized professional development and leadership training for teachers and leaders. Give your student the expertise they deserve. Let Just Math develop your team.

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I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.

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I'm a freelance tutor in mathematics, sciences, history, English grammar and literature, and music history.

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Is your high school student having trouble with a particular subject? Are they interested in learning more about a particular field of study? Getting ready for the SAT? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Ideas In Motion may be the solution for you. Our unique tutoring service pairs struggling high school students with gifted and charismatic college-aged tutors who have just aced the very same courses. See our website for more information, including course listing, tutor bios and more!

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I learned my Spanish through immersion. I learned it in more than one country and with people from a variety of countries. This experience gives me a broad, deep knowledge of the language. It has been a part of my life for almost 30 years. My passion for the language makes me a very enthusiastic teacher.

  • 6 years in business
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I am a dual-certified Pennsylvania teacher turned private tutor who works with students in all grade levels to help them be better prepared in the subjects of math and English. I also tutor students who are preparing to take the SATs. All sessions are an hour in length, and most students choose to meet weekly. Meetings take place at the local community public libraries. I also Skype and FaceTime with students. My rates range from $35 to $45 per hour, depending upon the location and the number of sessions needed to reach success.

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I can help your student be great in any subject. I was valedictorian. I will help you achieve greatness as well. There is no try, only do or do not.

  • 10 years in business
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I offer Math secondary tutoring. I am a passionate, enthusiastic and energetic teacher of mathematics. My primary motivation in teaching mathematics is to foster in students an investigative and enquiring mind, an appreciation of logic and an understanding of how mathematics is interwoven into all facets of life. I want to work in a learning environment that will allow me the opportunity to promote numeracy across the school. I work well within a team as well as on my own. I thrive under pressure and I am able to work to set timescales. I believe that I have an innate ability to relate to a wide cross section of people. I am looking forward to fostering relationships with teaching practitioners, support staff, parents, carers and students

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We tutor grades K-12 all subjects. We provide early intervention, SAT prep, home school consulting and autism consulting. We are a member of the National Tutoring Association. My tutors are certified.

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Our one-on-one tutors understand how to work with students and make learning easy, fun and rewarding. While we believe in structured methods and proven approaches to teaching, the most important thing on our minds is how your unique student will reach his/her full potential.

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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