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Logical Solutions
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
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Bob has been tutoring my 17-year-old daughter for about a month. She says he is highly qualified and very caring. She is already feeling she is making progress in math.

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Leah Berl, Private Tutor
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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Leah has been such a huge help to my daughter! Highly recommend her tutoring services!

Dane Ochis-O'Neil
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 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.

Tutoring Services
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah U.
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Will was able to reach my high school daughter and relate to her through her outside interests. He was highly encouraging to her and helped build her confidence in her math skills. We have used his tutoring on and off for 3 years. Her grades are always better when she receives consistent tutoring from Will. I highly recommend him especially if your child is struggling with self-confidence in an academic area.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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The tutoring sessions with them were truly worthwhile. They helped my son greatly.

Test Prep for Success
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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Heather is very personable and puts kids at ease quickly. She knows the tests, the strategies for both reading and math and she is a great PSAT/SAT prep tutor.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Laura A.
    Verified review

    My daughter was failing in chemistry until Amy started tutoring him. She has brought my son's grade up to an A.

    Results Tutoring
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Bridget F.
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    My experience with Results Tutoring started several years ago with my oldest daughter who was struggling with integrated math. She brought her grade up from a C and actually aced her final with an A. Results Tutoring was so good, that I even received help with math when I returned to back to college. I also received an A for all three math courses I took. I recently reached out to them again in 2017, for my youngest daughter who was taking pre-calculus. She graduates HS May 2018, with an A in pre-calc thanks to Joe and his staff. They are truly a blessing to the community, because not everyone learns the same and they definitely understand. The staff are very professional, encouraging and my girls loved that they made it fun to learn math. I recommend anyone who is struggling with math young or seasoned, to give them a try because Result Tutoring will turn your struggles around very quickly. They did for my whole family and I can't thank them enough.

    mAke the grAde
    4.9
    from 8 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    Andrea R.
    Verified review

    Steve has a wonderful ability to hone in on what the student's academic and emotional needs are; while helping to maximize their potential. He is incredibly patient and focused while working one on one and helping the student understand and learn the material. Steve is incredibly accepting of the craziness of teenagers schedules and working around their schedules to fit in tutoring time . Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steve.

    Skool Guru
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Kyle W.
    Verified review

    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.

    Michael's Tutoring
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Benoit D.
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    Michael provided college Calculus tutoring in person to my twins during the holiday Winter break, to prepare them to repeat Calculus in the Spring term, as they both struggled and failed when they were initially exposed to Calculus in college in the Fall. He will continue to be available remotely during the Spring to help them as needed while they are away in college. Michael was a fantastic tutor, and was very patient with them. My twins learned a lot from him, and he was able to identify some gaps in their knowledge. He simplified and clarified a lot of the basic concepts, and this should help tremendously as they are retaking Calculus in the Spring. I highly recommend him without any reservations.

    Mellowood Publishing, LLC
    4.8
    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!

    Leonie Cohen
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Ryan F.
    Verified review

    Leonie is very professional and great with our daughter. I highly recommend her for your math tutoring needs.

    • 8 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We are highly specialized; we teach only math.

    Personal Tutor
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a certified and highly experienced teacher offering tutoring services for grades Pre-K through basic high school subjects and GED candidates.

    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Deb W.
    Verified review

    Dr. Fikar was exactly what my daughter needed. She had done group tutoring sessions with another tutor previously, but did not see much effect. Dr. Fikar has a tried and true method that is rigorous but fair. He is extremely patient and provides excellent explanations. I highly recommend him.

    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Wylena R.
    Verified review

    Mark was awesome to work with. He broke down the steps for me and made sure I had a good understanding of my statistics problems.

    About

    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.

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    I tutor students in English, Algebra, Geometry, writing, sat prep, praxis prep, and more. I am especially interested in building confidence, as well as competence. I make it my business to understand how each student learns, and how best to teach them the material.

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    Athletication is an online resource for student-athletes of all levels of athletic competition. It was built for athletes by athletes who wish to improve their game in multiple levels. What we offer is the ability for athletes of all ages to learn, develop, and maximize their own individual potential in many ways. We provide tutoring with certified teachers in every subject and every grade level. We also help students with organizational, study, and note-taking skills. Finally, we do provide students with SAT prep courses. Please contact us to set up a session.

    • 13 years in business
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    We offer one-on-one, face-to-face tutoring with flexible scheduling.

    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.

    How long does the ACT take?

    Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

    • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
    • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
    • Ten-minute break.
    • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
    • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
    • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.

     

    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.

    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.

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