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Leah Berl, Private Tutor
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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LEAH IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! I have a 19 year old son who needed extra help with Math, preparing for his ACT. Leah took the time in the beginning to find out how he learns and what style works best for him. This key!!! She is well prepared and takes her tutoring seriously. I can honestly say for the first time he comes home feeling confident about what he is learning he is not intimidated, not afraid to ask questions. First time learning Math without becoming frustrated. Highly recommend Leah, she is an excellent teacher, she is patient, soft spoken and really cares about what she is doing!! THANK YOU LEAH BERL!!!

Dane Ochis-O'Neil
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Steve P.
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Dane is a miracle worker and test prep whiz! Our daughter desperately wants to go to a university that requires a VERY high (over 1500) SAT score. She tried preparing for the test on her own and scored 1400. We then used a local tutoring company with an excellent reputation that charged well over $100/hr --- and her score improved to 1420. She was ready to give up but then a colleague of mine mentioned the great experience their son had had with Dane, so we thought we'd give it one more shot. Dane had six 90-minute online sessions with our daughter prior to the May 2018 SAT, and she scored 1520! Dane was cheaper than the local tutoring company "pros" but achieved far better results. He clearly understands the tests very well but, more important, he is excellent at adapting his approach to suit whatever student he is working with. Whatever your tutoring needs are, I'm sure that Dane can help you achieve your goals!

Wright Tutoring
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie H.
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Over the past 4 years, Sarah Wright has tutored 2 of my children and myself in various areas of math ranging from math SAT prep to advanced graduate level Statistics and several areas in-between! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sarah's teaching abilities and her level of knowledge in all areas of math. She is truly gifted in tutoring under even the most challenging of circumstances. She is incredible at deciphering a students learning style and knowing how to approach teaching them to achieve the best result. Sarah's dedication, patience and knowledge are truly amazing. The results from sarahs tutoring are excellent and I highly recommend her.

Christina Emsley's Tutoring
from 11 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
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Christina has met with our son twice so far for ACT work. (two hour sessions) He is learning how to better prepare for the test and focusing on the content area that he needs to review. Christina is excellent with follow up and assigning targeted review material.

Allen Arnold Associates
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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Returned to college and had to re-take College Algebra. I mistakenly took a self guided course and was spending over 25 hours per week on the homework. I hired Allen to to tutor me and now only spend 1-2 hours outside of our lessons (I see him 1-2 times per week). He is EXCELLENT, patient, trustworthy and very good at helping me understand my assignments. I would have dropped the course if not for him. I would not hesitate in recommending his services!

from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Haley M.
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I participated in SAT tutoring and college prep with TEACH. It helped me in so many ways. I got into each & every college I wanted & am now attending my dream school, penn state.

Test Prep for Success
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ava J.
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My son is in 10th grade and a bright boy. However, with ACT tests coming up, we wanted him to reach his highest potential. Through the Chelsea International Getting Into The Ivys test prep program, my son has excelled so much so that he is up to go to Stanford. After doing 6 weeks of private tuition with Dr. Michelle, her patience, understanding and encouragement, has driven my son’s greatest results. He scored 34 on his first time taking the ACT and he had no prior ACT testing experience. I am so impressed and so thankful for the professional experience of Chelsea International.

Laura Feigin
from 4 reviews
    Hannah C.
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    She was a great SAT/ACT tutor as well as mentor and friend. She helped me incredibly throughout the entire college application process and has since been a voice of reason in major academic decisions! Highly recommend.

    Amy S.
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    Jacob took time to find out about my child in advance of their scheduled tutor time -- where she is strong, where she needed work -- and the time he spent with her, he made her feel so much more confident about her AP chemistry work. Would definitely recommend!

    Melissa's Tutoring Service
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Rachel F.
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    Melissa was an awesome tutor. I had taken an SAT prep course but wasn't scoring high on practice tests- esp in math. She really understands the math and is very patient. I feel so much better and my practice scores are really good. I think I 'll do well on the real test.

    A-Team Test Prep
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Rebecca W.
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    I was able to raise my GRE math scores as well as my writing scores from the last time I took the test. Andrew is a very good tutor, very friendly, patient, and supportive. I would definitely recommend him and go back to him for tutoring.

    Prime Academics
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    Prime Academics provides personalized, in-home tutoring in all academic subjects and levels, as well as SAT and ACT test prep. Our select team of tutors is comprised of experienced, professional educators committed to fostering academic success. We specialize in pairing each student with the tutor best suited to meet their individual learning style and academic goals.


    SAT and ACT test prep tutoring is done by a college communications professor with over 20 years of tutoring experience.


    My services include the following: - High School Math: Algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, AP calculus, and AP statistics - College Math: All levels of algebra, precalculus, college math, Calculus I and II, linear algebra, discrete math, and statistics - Test Preparation: Praxis I (PPST) (math), Praxis II Math (0061 and 0069), GRE (math), ASVAB, SAT (critical reading, writing, and math, and ACT (math)


    I am truly enthusiastic about the subjects that I tutor. I studied Math in college and have been tutoring for Math (anywhere from algebra up to Calculus & statistics) and for the SAT/ACT (all sections) for about 6 months. My students have averaged about 4 points of increase on the ACT as a result of an average of 12 hours of tutoring. I also played collegiate baseball and can relate to any students hoping to continue their athletic career in college.


    As a student who graduated near the top of his class in both high school and college, I certainly value the importance of education; however, just understanding the value of an education is not nearly enough to effectively help others. I have been through the trials and tribulations, the highs and lows of student life and have used that experience to tailor my tutoring philosophy. I realize every student is unique and requires a program specific to his/her needs and personalities, and I pride myself in being able to recognize these needs and effectively guide the student through his/her trouble areas while reinforcing his/her strong points. A well-rounded student is most effective, so I strive to build self-confidence while teaching unique and alternative ways of studying. I encourage students to utilize resources available to them that are often overlooked because of shyness or inexperience, such as professors and guidance counselors. Whether you need guidance at an elementary, high school or entry college level, I will set up a course plan, study guides, and homework that will help you not only understand the subject matter completely, but also make you confident in your abilities to test higher than you ever have previously! I have a quiet office setup in my home, or I am willing to travel to your home.

    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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