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A+ Private Home Tutoring
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Molly K.
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My daughter needed to improve her SAT and ACT scores. Teresa Nguyen was PERFECT for her needs. Teresa was flexible with scheduling. She was personable while projecting a professional demeanor. She worked with my daughter on many subjects, and seemed to be conversant on many more. She was patient and disciplined and inspired confidence in us all. The SAT was secondary to the ACT for the purpose of tutoring. The SAT score went up 50 points. The ACT went up 5 POINTS! My daughter's scores afford her the opportunity to compete in the admissions process for highly ranked schools. I highly recommend Teresa Nguyen with A+ Home Tutoring. I'm pleased we chose her and would hire her again!

The Brain Domain
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Judy S.
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ACT training for my daughter was very helpful. My daughter liked the tutor and felt good about the exam that she just took.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isabella F.
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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.

Math and Science tutor!
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carly T.
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Foram tutored me in Algebra 2, and helped me a lot more than the teacher! He brought my grade up from a C to an A, and his lessons are actually interesting. He did a fantastic job helping me.

Frog Tutoring Houston
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joann R.
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Michealangelo was an awesome online tutor! He worked very hard to fix a lot of technical difficulties and went above and beyond to make sure she still learned the material. He was patient, upbeat and very positive. I would highly recommend him for SAT prep!

Mathnasium of League City
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Afsheen R.
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My daughter finds Mathnasium of Leaguecity a friendly welcoming place to improve her math skills. She is frequently greeted by name and all the math instructors are knowledgable, helpful and pleasant. The system appears to be an organized solid method for providing math help and boosting math confidence. They also help in math homework and math test prep. I am also enrolling my daughter in their math summer camp.

Armstrong Prep

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    What's different about Armstrong SAT Prep? We offer: * $250 scholarship - One is awarded from every batch of students, every time, for the highest exam score. * Score increase guarantee - Get 100% of your money back if your score does not increase. Take any of our courses for free if you don't get your desires score. * Free help even after course completion - Ask questions right up to exam day. Plus, attend any of our classes to brush up on the SAT. * Real-life practice - Four official SAT exams, proctored like exam day, are given and graded like the College Board. * Enrollment caps - Small class sizes allow for individualized learning. Customized assignments help you where you need it most. * Best instruction - Forty hours of rock-solid SAT prep with top instructors. Clear Lake / Webster (South East) Summer Session 1 | 7/6 - 7/26 | M, T, Th | 3:30pm - 6:30pm Summer Session 2 | 7/26 - 8/19 | M, T, Th | 3:30pm - 6:30pm Katy / Cinco Ranch (West) Summer Session 1 | 7/6 - 7/23 | M, W, F | 10am - 2pm Summer Session 2 | 7/26 - 8/21 | T, Th, S | 10am - 2pm Houston (Central) Summer Session 1 | 7/10 - 8/15 | Sat & Sun | 1pm - 4pm We also offer 1 on 1 tutoring according to your schedule with expert tutors. Our Services: * SAT prep - We focus on one test, the SAT. We help you master the SAT, from helping you gain competency in its content and teaching you SAT specific techniques. * Private tutoring - Each of our instructors have their own niche. We help middle school, high school and college students understand their class materials and homeworks, and prepare them for exams so they can outperform. Currently, we have tutors for SAT prep, Math (from Algebra to advanced Calculus), English, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We provide good quality coaching in SAT preparation and private tutoring! We look forward to hearing from you.

    About

    I have worked with students in inner city Houston, students who are at-risk for failing, and regarding my test-prep, second language students and students who have failed standardized tests. My role as tutor has not only been academic, but also confidence building. Again, I have 27 years' teaching experience and am a mom of two girls taking the SAT and ACT this year.

    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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