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Reading ACT Prep Tutors

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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
Francie W.
Verified review

Leah was amazing with my daughter! She helped her prep for the math section of the SATs and we are excited to see how much her score goes up! Thank you Leah for all your help!

Dane Ochis-O'Neil
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bud H.
Verified review

Dane was great for my children! I highly recommend him for SAT/ACT prep.

Tutoring Services
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah U.
Verified review

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.

Christina Emsley's Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Charon H.
Verified review

Christina worked great with my 12th grade son to prepare for ACT. She gave him good tips that made the work easy for him to understand. He will be utilizing her expertise throughout his senior year.

Tutor Blast
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Jamie T.
    Verified review

    Worth recommending to anyone who needs help with the SAT and ACT.

    Test Prep for Success
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 34 hires on Thumbtack
    Susan B.
    Verified review

    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.

    Allen Arnold Associates
    4.5
    from 11 reviews
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    David H.
    Verified review

    My son is a dual sport athlete and finding available time to get his SAT prep in around a demanding schedule was near impossible till we found Allen. Allen worked around his schedule, between school and practices. He came to our house, was professional, prompt and cared about his success, not only on the SAT's but his school work. Allen offered to have him call should he have issue with his chemistry or Calculus homework. Allen showed him techniques that would assist in increasing his SAT score. He worked with my son about 3 or 4 sessions and he had an increase in his overall score of 210 points. I found Allen on Thumbtack and was a little skeptical and leary at first having someone come to our home, but Allen’s professionalism and results speak for themselves.

    TEACH
    4.8
    from 10 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Haley M.
    Verified review

    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.

    Marian Cohen, Tutor
    4.6
    from 10 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Christine G.
    Verified review

    I have nothing but praises for Club Z. After completing the Request Info. online I had our Regional Director, Marian Cohen contact me within 8 hours. She readily answered all of my questions and we scheduled an at home consultation. This consultation consisted of her asking very specific questions about our child's learning style, concerns, class material and assignments, along with meeting our child and getting a feel for his personality in order to match a tutor. We agreed to proceed in committing to the program and signing a document allowing Club Z to meet with our child's teacher and act as a liaison to gather any helpful information to assist in our child's success. Meetings were set up and held with the teacher's and very valuable info. was gained. One of the teacher's was so impressed with the professionalism and the extent of involvement of Club Z that they asked me about my impressions so they could use it for their own children. Our tutor was selected and is a perfect match for our child. The Director even dropped off the materials she had gathered from the teachers to the tutor's house over the weekend to be reviewed prior to our first session. The tutor has arrived early each time and sits in our driveway until 5 minutes before our appt. to be sure each minute is utilized for direct instruction. The approach is not passive. He and Marian proactively gather info on upcoming assignments and curriculum to be certain they keep our child at the correct pace. I hear the tutor using "clear instructions, multiple tips, checking for understanding", while encouraging and teaching. Our son has already improved his grades. When I asked him how he feels about this service he said, "I'm getting it and he's a great tutor". I love how we (our child, teacher's, tutor and Marion) are working as a team to help one child. I have received follow up phone calls to inquire how things are going and to confirm all is well. Marian has established a wonderful working relationship with the teacher's that I finally feel as if I can relax and know we are in very capable hands.

    Tutor King Enterprises
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 32 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Renee V.
    Verified review

    He was an excellent tutor! Class A act. Lots of energy. Attempts to make lessons relatable and as fun as Algebra can be. Showed up on or before time, each lesson. He was very sweet and a wonderful teacher!!!

    Amy S.
    Verified review

    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!

    Laura Feigin
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Hannah C.
      Verified review

      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.

      John Pote
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
        Donna R.
        Verified review

        John was a fantastic biology tutor for my high school junior who has ADHD. We've struggled to find a tutor who understood his needs and finally found a good fit with John. He was always very professional and my son loves him! I highly recommend him.

        Melissa's Tutoring Service
        5.0
        from 3 reviews
        • 8 years in business
        Rachel F.
        Verified review

        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.

        Robert Fazio Math Tutoring
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 7 years in business
        Rodger M.
        Verified review

        Last year my son, was really struggling in his Algebra 2 class. It started off extremely rocky. He just wasn’t grasping the material all. I needed to do something ASAP for fear of him failing. The first two test, he scored a 62 and 66. I talked to a friend regarding my son and she recommend Mr. Fazio to tutor him. My friend said Mr. Fazio did wonders for her daughter. I hired Mr. Robert Fazio to tutor my son and my son ended up getting a 78 on his midterm , 82 on the 3rd test, 88 on the 4th and a 91 on his final. My son would have never survived without Mr. Fazio. I have signed my son up to prep him for the SAT’s. Mr. Fazio just makes the information more understandable and easier to learn. He was very punctual, very professional and extremely worth the money. In fact I tip him extra just because he does such a great job. An excellent math tutor, whom I’d recommend to anyone who needs assistance in math.

        A-Team Test Prep
        4.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 7 years in business
        Tanya M.
        Verified review

        Andrew was a great tutor for my GRE studies. He helped me comprehend concepts and really took the time to teach me in a way that I understood. If you struggle in math, then please consider Andrew as your tutor. I am horrible in math and he made math seem more clear and logical.

        About

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

        About

        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.

        About

        I am currently a college student who is studying English, Spanish and political science. I think that having been a high school student recently, I have a very good idea of what to expect from standardized testing and can prepare students using my own experience to guide me. Additionally, I am a very strong writer and enjoy editing papers, because everyone should be able to vocalize their thoughts and work in a way that is understandable and is going to be well received. By fixing the grammar or format of a piece of writing, you can transform it so that although the content stays the same, the message is clearer and the response is more gratifying.

        About

        We teach academic skills to grades K to 12. We tutor the following: * Reading * Writing * Math * Study Skills * Spelling * Vocabulary * Phonics We offer subject tutoring for exam prep -- SAT/PSAT, ACT and Advanced Placement (AP).

        About

        Hi, I am a current doctoral student in clinical/school psychology with education degrees from University of Pennsylvania. With years of experience in helping students to achieve their dream, I practice guaranteed score tutoring service(conditions apply). I enjoy meeting with students and working together with them to achieve their goals. The most exciting part of tutoring is watching students grow confidence in themselves through their hard work! I work in person/online and have a flexible schedule. I can provide background check/criminal records in person. Looking forward working with you!

        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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