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Math Made Simple LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jerrelyn T.
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Emily is an excellent tutor and a very nice person. She has been tutoring my grandson for nearly 3 yrs. and has been responsible for his making decent grades. She always tries to rearrange her schedule when we have a quiz or a test; she has never canceled an appointment; and she is always amiable. She's just great!

Arbor Tutors - SC
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

MATH NINJA, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily W.
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Angela has been focused, patient, and clear in every session I had with her. She takes the appropriate time to explain each concept and tailors her curriculum to the student. She worked with me to prepare me for a math placement exam. I had limited time to learn a good many concepts and she did a wonderful job addressing each one in a timely manner. I highly recommend Angela for your math tutor!

Math Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Franklin D.
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The math she taught my granddaughter was outstanding. The one on one was great and my granddaughter like her and she was very easy to understand. My granddaughter leaned a lot.

  • 4 years in business
Stacey S.
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Kevin has been tutoring my 9th grade son for many months for Algebra I. He helped bring my son's grade up from failing to a high B, about 30 points. He has also started working with him on Physical Science. He now tutors my 6th grade daughter in math and science. He is very patient with my children and helps them understand the material they are working on. He gives my husband and I feedback after each session on how they did and their progress. Kevin is professional and always timely. He is also accommodating to my family's busy schedule. I highly recommend Kevin.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Dr. Garland has helped me for years with my college math. Easy to ask even the smallest questions, she is super patient and very intelligent. I highly recommend her to anyone struggling in math (and any other subject) She is a teacher after all.

The Writers' Block
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Gitty A.
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Tawana is the absolute best Tutor One could ever have ! She is brilliant, kind , efficient , responsible, timely .....and everything in between!

Club Z! Tutoring Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Our online tutors can accommodate even the busiest academic, work, or athletic schedules; whether it’s after school, weekends, evenings, or holidays and academic breaks. Sessions can be as flexible as you need them to be for everything from homework help to test prep. Students and tutors work 1-on-1, face-to-face during their online private tutoring sessions on our brand new virtual learning platform with pen and paper-like capabilities. Easily upload homework assignments and work through problems using real-time audio and video, a digital whiteboard, and screen and document sharing.

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My driving force is to help others' see success in academic weakness so that they can become confident in all aspects of life.

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I have the ability to provide individualized instruction in multiple academic areas while providing the positive motivation necessary for my students' success.

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I have an A.D. in surgical technology and a bachelor’s in the health sciences. I can tutor social studies and any of the sciences. I can also help prepare for any of the standardized tests, such as the SAT and GED.

  • 13 years in business
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We prepare students for standardized tests and elementary- through college-level courses in math and some sciences. Sessions are available online or in our office.

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I am a certified and local high school math teacher available for in-home tutoring for math or science. I have eight years of classroom instructional experience. I have an engineering degree from Clemson University and also in graduate school at the College of Charleston majoring in math and science education with a 4.0 GPA.

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I'm an experienced math tutor for all levels, from HS to college. I just recently retired after 45 years as a professor of math and relocated to Summerville. If you need help in math and want the best, call me! I tutor algebra, trig, pre-calc, intro calc, statistics, probability, linear algebra, and other subjects. Do you need help with your MS thesis? One and a half-hour lessons are charged $50 to $90 depending upon the subject and travel. I will come to your home, or we can meet in a local library. Dr. Tom

  • 4 years in business
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My work stands out from others because I have a lot of patience and no matter what I want the person I am helping to succeed in what they are doing. I am willing to stay over time if it means they will pass what they are working so hard to do

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I offer individualized tutoring lessons to elementary and middle school students in every subject area. Behavior modification plans and individualized education plans are welcome!

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Northgroup Tutoring provides educational & health assistance to students in grades K-12 and adults anywhere in the world 24/7. With convenient online sessions or engaging face to face tutoring at one of our facilities.

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I tutor students from grade 4 through high school, college remedial math, college algebra, SAT, and ACT.

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I am a College of Charleston graduate with a degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry. I have spent the last three years tutoring math, science, and standardized test prep (GRE, SAT, DAT). I have a solid track record of improvements in each subject with 98% of my students. I pride myself in my ability to relate to all student's on an individual level. I offer a money back guarantee when realistic goals are not met.

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Northgroup Tutoring provides educational assistance to students in grades K-12 and adults anywhere in the world 24/7. With convenient online sessions or engaging face to face tutoring at one of our facilities. Ideal for military , homeschoolers, international students, student athletes and performers, health-impaired, gifted-talented students and those who want to increase or refresh their educational skills

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I tutor in all subjects. I have a master's degree in teaching and learning with technology and another master's degree in teaching with history. I have been certified in history and in special education (learning disabilities) and plan to take the Praxis and be certified again.

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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