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Katie T.
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Anthony tutored me one right before my physics final. I was hopelessly lost in physics and at risk of failing the class. That one tutoring session helped me to get an A on my final and a B as my final grade in the class! He made foreign concepts make sense and helped me solve problems when I had no idea where to start. He explained things in a way that was easy to understand and remember and was very patient and encouraging when I felt confused. I would recommend Anthony to anyone and wish I had his help earlier in my class. Thanks Anthony!

  • 23 years in business
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Junior M.
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Jane exhibited great knowledge of the material. She was patient and was quick to see where I needed the help. There was a little feeling out period In the beginning but then we got down to business. It's good.

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    Howard C.
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    Mr. Raphael Cooper is one of the most intelligent, dedicated, and committed educators that I have ever met. He is very detailed in his teaching and tutoring sessions. He is very experienced, analytical, and resourceful. He has different approaches and ways to explain difficult concepts and make them easy to understand. Furthermore, he has many proven methods and strategies to enable students to do well on the SAT. I am very fortunate to have Mr. Raphael Cooper helping my kids. And I am very grateful to have Mr. Raphael Cooper, an educator of extremely high caliber to guide and help my kids to prepare for the SAT. Thanks Mr. Raphael Cooper! Sincerely, Howard

    Nicholas Kim
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      Anna P.
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      Nicholas is a hardworking and kindhearted tutor. He helped me ace my math regents and develop my writing skills. I recommend him as a fantastic tutor!


      We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Stroudsburg at Courthouse Square. Parents can get some exercise by walking the historic area or Main Street, or get errands done while tutoring is in session. My rates are very reasonable and I commit myself to identifying the needs and learning style of each child in order to help them learn and retain all the information as effectively as possible. I truly enjoy sharing my love of learning and helping others succeed. My main goal is to see each child not only progress in their coursework but also feel better about their present situation and their future. I enjoy watching them realize they are intelligent and can do anything they set their mind to.


      I tutor advanced high school mathematics, chemistry, and physics. I also teach guitar. I have a great safe atmosphere to do this in a home or on a lake.

      • 11 years in business

      One-on-one tutoring in all subjects, K-12 and SAT and ACT Prep. We meet our students in their home or local library. All of our tutors are certified teachers, college professors or professionals in their subject area. Our staff of over 60 tutors has been serving Northeast PA students since 2007, and we have tutored over 2,500 students! Our students get great results from tutoring, year after year. Our students have been accepted to the top colleges in the country!


      I offer a variety of services, from SAT Prep to math and English tutoring, with the ability to create tailor-made lesson plans that will engage students in topics that interest them and give them the foundational skills to apply to all their learning processes.


      I have over 24 years of teaching experience in high school and college levels. I teach math of all levels up to Calculus II. For SAT, I tutor math only.


      I have had many lessons in singing and guitar. I've played for nearly 10 years now, and I am an active singer in my community. I was a paid academic tutor throughout my years of undergraduate school. I have tackled some of the hardest standardized tests and now exactly how to do well.


      I offer medical transcription, writing letters, proofreading, copy editing, resumes, research, and tutoring. I have 28 years of experience in the medical field specializing in oncology and Alzheimer's. I was also an instructor for vocational/tech schools. I taught certified medical assistant and certified nursing assistant programs on the clinical level. I taught and tutored students in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical law and ethics. I love research and tutoring. It is extremely satisfying when a student finally figures out what you are talking about. You see this great big smile and even hugs for helping them to understand. I was and am always available to the student who needed extra help. I never give up a student. I will stay with them to the bitter end, if it means they will graduate. This is why all my students in both areas of instruction had a 100% graduation rate.


      I offer private, individualized tutoring for Math, Reading, English, GED and SAT preparation. My rates are reasonable and my hours are flexible. I am willing to travel to your home.


      We are a professional tutoring service with highly qualified instructors. We have been serving N.E. PA for 11 years. We offer tutoring in all subjects for all ages. We specialize in: • S.A.T. preparation • Reading and math • Latin • Study skills • Writing and much more We work with adult learners as well as preschoolers. Check out our website!


      Hi, I am a professional tutor of reading, English, writing composition, vocabulary, spelling, proofreading, psychology, and health. I am a magna cum laude graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor's degree in English and psychology. I have worked as a professional tutor at E.S.U., where I tutored the above subjects. I have taught elementary, high school, and college students who have had an increase in grades and academic success as a result of my tutoring. I also have completed graduate-level coursework at Marywood College, and I am also a licensed nurse. I have excellent references that I can provide upon request.


      Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Katie. I graduated from Crown College, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with a major in Music and a minor in History. I graduated in the top ten of my class, earning the title Summa Cum Laude and a GPA of 3.95. My GRE scores showed that I surpass 95% of college graduates in Verbal Reasoning and 93% in Analytical Writing. I have a strong educational background, beginning from my late high school years. As a Junior in high school, I was asked to teach a children's theory class as an intern. I began giving private violin lessons at this same time. Through Crown College, I worked for 1.5 years as an Academic Advisor for online college and high school courses. I served 3 years as orchestra librarian, familiarizing myself with orchestration, transposition, transcription, etc. I traveled throughout Great Britain during my second sophomore semester, working with children, teens, and adults, teaching English, and performing mission work. I also served as a volunteer at a local Boys & Girls Club during my Junior and Senior years in college. During the summer of 2013, I served as a Camp Counselor at the Bill Rice Ranch. I worked for 5 years with Accelerated Christian Education, a curriculum company, through which I have gained a thorough understanding of scope and sequence, and can confidently diagnose academic struggles. Currently, I am working as a teacher at a local school. Throughout the past several months, I have begun offering academic tutoring and private music lessons to students throughout the local area. Due to my unique background and experience in education, I feel sure that I can provide your children with quality academic and musical assistance. I look forward to working with you.


      I have previously tutored at Luzerne County Community College as a peer tutor while attending college. I have also tutored individuals through WyzAnt. My experience is tutoring college age/adults. I have tutored adults going for their GED.


      I am a certified teacher who tutors students of all different age levels and abilities. I travel to my student's home, meet at a library, tutor online or whatever is convenient for the family. My specialties are math and reading, which seem to be the main focus points for many. However, I can work with you in other subjects as well. My top priority is helping my students and providing whatever tools they need to succeed.


      I will tutor school students in math, specializing in the high school subjects of Algebra I and II, geometry, math keystone, and math SAT prep. I am also willing to work with elementary students, currently employed by the East Stroudsburg Area School District (hired as an in-class math tutor) and therefore have all the security clearances (child abuse, FBI and criminal). See my LinkedIn site for my education and experience.

      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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