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  • 13 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler J.
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I did the online GMAT tutoring with Steve. I mostly needed help with Quant but a little Verbal as well. I went from 520 to 730 with a lot of hard work. Fantastic tutoring.

  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Julie B.
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Thumbtack provides a sophisticated, efficient, and effective framework for tutoring. For us, this was a much better option than the large impersonal prep companies that are not flexible about crafting approaches for different kinds of students. I would recommend Bootstrap very highly and will continue to use them throughout the coming months. A great discovery!

  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher R.
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My son is a 15 year old in Honors Algebra II at Worcester Academy. He never had much trouble with math in the past, but this class was challenging him and his grades were slipping. Oliver really helped him to fill in the missing parts of his understanding and to feel more confident. My son really liked Oliver's approach and enjoyed his tutoring sessions, and his grades improved significantly. Oliver is very easy to work with as a parent-- he is responsive to calls and messages, understanding about schedule changes, and is very generous with his time-- we scheduled for an hour, but Oliver often stayed longer when he was really engaged in his teaching. I would definitely hire Oliver again for my kids.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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We contacted Michael to help our 15 year old son in Biology. Michael has been extremely helpful. He is very professional, arrives on time, is very friendly and polite, and most importantly is very good at tutoring. My son's Biology grade began going up after the first tutoring session, and continues to rise. My son likes Michael, and feels he would be in danger of failing without his help. Michael is also willing to help Jack with study tips and help getting organized. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone needing tutoring help. He is very smart, patient, professional, and a very nice person.

Professor Glyn Holton
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Royce L.
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The online tutoring works really well. At first I was hesitent, but my daughter took to it immediately. We had a traditional math tutor for her in middle school who would visit twice a week. Online is much more convenient. Professor Holton is a fabulous instructor. We couldn't be more pleased

Bt Associates
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy M.
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My daughter was failing math. After just a few sessions shes not only getting A's but shes learning math at a higher grade level. He is really good at evaluating what it is the student is not understanding and presenting it to the student in a way that they do understand. Great tutor.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline T.
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When working with Jimmy, since the beginning of July of 2018, I was able to gain 230 more points on the August 2018 SAT from the one I took in school in April. We did three days a week, 2 hours per day. After getting the August SAT, we went over/reviewed all the material that we have done together since I took the October SAT. Still waiting on the results, I think there is improvement within the weeks being with him.

Heather Morton Tutoring
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Anne D.
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Some tutors are very knowledgeable. Some have a lot of experience. Heather is a rare combination of off-the-charts smarts, tons of experience, highly credentialed AND super warm, personable, patient and intuitive. She's been a great source of help and support for my son over the past couple of months as he prepared to take the SSAT. They worked hard and they had a lot of laughs together. He took a diagnostic test in September. After preparing with Heather he sat for the real SSAT in November and his score doubled. (I am not exaggerating.) If you hire her you will be more than satisfied.

  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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I have known Angela for six years and she is kind to her students and very patient. She is very knowledgeable about the piano and her students really enjoy her lessons. She works very hard to make sure that her students continue growing and learn to love the piano. i have enjoyed each lesson with her.

BestTutor4u.com
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick S.
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We hired Micheline after my daughter took her initial SAT and ACT test as we felt she could do better with the input of an expert. After two months of consistent tutoring, my daughter again took the tests and her scores improved dramatically. She liked Micheline, and we were happy with her professionalism. Micheline is also very patient. When my son needed help with Spanish, we called Micheline. My son enjoyed & looked forward to his lessons, learned to love Spanish, and made a lot of progress. We would highly recommend her!

Private Tutor
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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Anna has been great! She's extremely thoughtful in her approach to tutoring and is very responsive to the student's needs. She's a delightful person, as well, and has broad interests, which helps engage the student. My son is enjoying working with her and already feels more confident in his math skills.

  • 9 years in business
Pam J.
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I attribute Chyten for raising my daughters grades from Bs and Cs to mostly As. The confidence she gained from their personal, compassionate, tutoring helped her in all her subjects - not just the ones for which we had her tutored. And, Jim himself, is very approachable and always ready to discuss your options and come up with the best approach for your particular child. I am amazed at how well he knows my child and her specific needs and accomplishments.

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I provide a tutoring service, including SAT, reading, math and English for students who need extra assistance with mastering skills.

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I am a pharmaceutical chemistry student at MCPHS University. I have a extremely strong foundation in math (all types) and science. Therefore, I want to tutor in math and science, SAT subjects, SAT and some AP subjects for K1-K12 students and college freshmen. I guarantee the best result.

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We provide academic tutoring and test preparation services to students in elementary school through college. Our tutors are highly qualified and professional, and we create a one-on-one, customized program for each and every student. Our mobile business model and network of teachers allow us to serve an area stretching from Boston to Central MA and northern Rhode Island. In addition to traditional academic tutoring, specialties include SAT and ACT prep, MTEL prep, and study skills courses. No matter what your needs, we can create a customized program to let your student excel!

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I am offering tutoring in the following areas: math (pre-algebra, algebra I and geometry); science (high school biology, chemistry and conceptual physics); SAT math preparation. Morning, afternoon and evening hours are available.  I have 10 years of teaching middle school and high school science and math. I earned my PhD in geochemistry and I have experience working as an environmental geochemist. I have developed curriculum for schools and after-school science clubs, and taught both.  I try to create a warm and engaging learning environment that supports their executive functioning needs and works with all types of learners. I find learning fun and hope to make it that for my students. Lastly, I see math and science in the world all around us and try to infuse an understanding and appreciation of these in our daily lives.

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I have over 6 years of experience in tutoring math (both high school and college levels), SAT, GMAT and GRE. I also teach Mandarin in private lessons. I do college admissions consulting and coaching for consulting case interviews.

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I hold two master's degrees in education. I specialize in reading, comprehension and writing. I have taught elementary and middle school and have successfully worked with hundreds of students in public school and privately. I love seeing how successful students become and watching them grow into confident and eager learners.

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I provide tennis, math, SAT, reading, and writing lessons. You can have a full one-on-one sessions with an experienced teacher.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Tutor Doctor offers you a free, in your home, consultation. At that time our education consultant tests the building blocks that may be missing in the subject learning process. We do a learning styles assessment to find the best way to approach the topic. We match our tutors/academic coaches with students based on subject area, personality, learning style, and interests. Every student is taught in their own home-- one-on-one. After each session the tutor sends a report to the parent and teacher (optional) explaining what was taught and how well the student did. Tutor Doctor encourages teacher involvement and supports each family and tutor providing the best learning experience for the student. We love making a difference in people's lives. To see the happiness when a child learns a new concept, the relief when a high school student finally understands, the freedom a college student achieves when he/she doesn't have to worry about passing a class, and the joy on the face of an elder who just wants to learn something new is a gift for us.

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Tutoring in Math and French, minimum time 4 hours a week. My business name is "Tte Tte". I am very experienced in MCAS/MATH preparation.

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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