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  • 1 year in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa F.
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Can't say enough good things about Gary and his program! My son had taken the ACT test multiple times with no real change in his score. We decided kind of last minute to try Socrates tutoring. After only 3 weeks of tutoring, my son raised his score by 5 points! A true testament to this program! Thank you, Gary and Pam!

  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Paula F.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

Tutoring for Success DFW
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey G.
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Mrs. Bolzan was very prepared. My son is an introvert in an extreme way, lol. No laughing matter. I liked her very much but wasn't sure as once again my son is very shy. By mid session he was opening up and showing himself more. He understood that she was respectful of his feelings, intelligent, kind, witty and pretty cool. They were laughing and talking by the end. He was eager to learn more with her and couldn't stop talking about the fact that Mrs. Bolzan knows Kungfu! He studies Isshinryu Karate. They have much in common. I plan to continue to have my son meet with her. He learned and had handouts to take home. She was quickly able to begin assessing his needs as his tutoring is for enrichment purposes.

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan C.
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We live in a not-so-convenient area, but despite that, Brian was able to move his schedule around to make the tutoring super-helpful and less stressful. He also helped my daughter concentrate at a time when such a task seems impossible. We are glad to have used Victory Step.

  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tej B.
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Mr. Keith is a very good math instructor because he helps me easily understand difficult math topics. He has a more engaging and fun tone than other teachers that makes me want to learn math and works through the problems at our own pace. He also has methods that are simple to remember but really help us solve a problem quick and easy without and hesitation. I would very much recommend Mr. Keith as a math tutor.

A For Exams
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Best tutor we've ever had!! sandeep is the best tutor my kids have ever had. we've tried a few different tutors for my kids grades 5, 7, and 11. sandeep helps all of them excellently. he prepares each one of my kids for their classes & exams according to their needs. my 5th grade daughter was struggling in writing and math. sandeep works with her. she loves english and math now. same with my son. our 11th grader scored well in his PSAT thanks to sandeep and he is now getting ready to take his SAT. sandeep also helps him with chemistry and precalculus. he is the best fit for our kids.

Tutor Revolution® LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Prasad R.
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Very useful tutoring.greatly helped my son so far..

Test Maven
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Somelea N.
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Amos tutored me for several weeks leading up to taking the GRE. He was always punctual and very flexible if I had to reschedule due to work conflicts. He's a very patient teacher and really takes the time to break down the concept, slowly building your knowledge until you're able to do the problems. I recommend hiring Amos for GRE tutoring!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn J.
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Mrs Melanie White is a great tutor I will give her a grade of 100. When I went to her my life changed I was taught me a different way to learn. Mrs White change my life I was about to quit and she stopped me from doing that. I started passing test and pass my final tests. She a great tutor. I can tell the world! I was a student @ PCI She is excellent!!!!!

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American Teacher / Tutor
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathryn W.
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She is knowledgeable about what her students need to know. They are her first priority. Patience is important to her.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isabella F.
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I’ve taken my SATs a couple of times and although I am not a bad student, I just felt that I could have done better, I knew it inside, but just could not find where it was. I got the Getting Into The Ivys tutoring program and worked with a Chelsea tutor. What I really like about my tutor is that she’s a qualified teacher and is professional and knows how to actually teach concepts properly. I really did not want to take any chances. Going to university is very important to me and my family. Susan my tutor developed a special study plan just for me, which helped me focus on my key weaknesses, without feeling de-motivated, in-fact I was so enthused by her, I actually looked forward to all my sessions. She is a brilliant tutor and I am so very grateful. I was able to increase my composite core by 100. I am very pleased.

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
RICK W.
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To review now is a bit early. We have only done the initial consultation and tutoring will start next week. I was impressed with Monique who came to my house to visit with my daughter and I. Looking forward to a successful relationship.

AMS Academic Solutions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia T.
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AMS Academic Solutions has captivated our son’s interest and built his confidence in math. He has shown considerable improvement and mastery of math concepts. As a result, his grades have improved. The online tutoring option is so easy and convenient. We will continue to use AMS Academic Solutions and would highly recommend her to any student struggling in math.

  • 20 years in business
Liam M.
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Fantastic experience. Bri is incredible. Lots of patience and insanely smart. Highly recommend to anyone else needing tutoring/test prep in the Dallas area!!! Thanks for your help, couldn’t have done it without you!!

Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a retired teacher. I still enjoy working with students. I have taught all subjects. My favorite subjects are math and algebra I.

Meagan O'Neil
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    Alberto P.
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    Fantastic tutor. Solves the problem with you so that you remember every step. Very friendly and driven to making sure the job is done.

    • 1 year in business
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    Two Hearts Tutoring was founded on a simple educational philosophy: to teach students through the head and the heart. We not only equip students to become independent learners but also aim to help students enjoy the process of learning along the way. We do this by offering engaging lessons that encourage creativity, analysis, and reflection about the topic as it relates to the world around them.

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    I am a certified special education teacher for grades EC-12. I have experience tutoring students from 3 years old to master's candidates. My education has taught me to break down information to any level and make it understandable. Contact me for more details. I look forward to working with you!

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    I am an experienced tutor to help middle school and high school students succeed in their Math classes and standardized tests. SAT and ACT Math prep are also available. Mathematics skills are like muscles and need exercise to improve. I strongly believe students must devote time and energy to working on problems in order to succeed in their Math classes and on standardized tests. A tutor is not a substitute for a student putting in the Math work. My role as a tutor is to present Math principles, terms and techniques then guide the student over the rocky spots.

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    3 Things That Set Miss Gabby's Private Tutoring Apart. One. Did you know that most large tutoring companies send tutors out based on capacity and availability, NOT areas of expertise? Wouldn't you feel confident in knowing that your child, struggling with fractions, is receiving tutoring from a person who majored in a math related field? I am incredibly selective with the tutors I use and hyper vigilant with where I place them. I pair my clients up according to their tailored NEEDS. Two. My clients' success is my number one priority, always. I encourage all clients to feel 100% open and honest with me. What does that mean for you? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the services you receive, please reach out to me so I can personally provide a solution for you. Three. I make it a point to keep tutoring rates affordable for everyone. Most tutoring companies in Houston easily charge upwards of $65 per hour for tutoring. Ensuring that you or your child is up to speed in class shouldn't break the bank. I'm proud to be able to provide customized tutoring at affordable rates for everyone because I believe that everyone should have a fair chance at a successful academic career. It shouldn't be determined or hindered by finances.

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    Amazing Grades is a one-stop supplemental educational facility. We provide private and small group lessons for pre-K to adults in all subjects. We specialize in the following: * Reading comprehension * Algebra * Calculus * Geometry * Foreign languages * Chemistry * Physics * ESL * SAT/ACT Prep * GED * LSAT * GRE * Reading specialist * Creative writing * Learning differences to talented and gifted We also offer the following: * Summer Camps * Specialty Classes * Financial Peace * Organizational Skills Proven, experienced tutors offer individualized assistance.

    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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