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  • 1 year in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luis E.
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Gary has been tutoring my high school senior since last December in preparation for his entrance exams to college. The experience has been an eye opener for me and my son in how much difference a well trained professional tutor has made in the outcome of his test scores. Gary has tackled the challenge of working around the hectic schedule of a high school athlete, the long distance issues of teaching via Skype, and has gone above and beyond to make himself available to my son. By the same token, he has helped with improved study habits and other areas far beyond the test taking help for which we originally hired him. I would strongly recommend Gary as a consummate professional tutor who "gets the new generation" of kids and can manage the most difficult of situations to achieve results.

  • 13 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Paula F.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

Secondary Math Tutoring
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Sean S.
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Rhonda has been a blessing. Our son was really struggling in Algebra II and Rhonda quickly got him caught-up and he is now making an "A". Most important my son loves working with her and we are now focusing his needs towards SAT & ACT prep through Rhonda.

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michele M.
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Varun was an outstanding tutor for our daughter's ACT prep. After just a few hours together she raised her score by 5 points which translated into additional scholarship offers!

Math and Science Tutoring
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
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Keith is the best tutor anyone could ever ask for. He is so understanding and considerate and really genuinely wants you to do well in your course and in life. If I was late to our tutor session at my house he would sit in his car and wait for me. He would always be so pleasant and kind. Every course he has taught me in college and highschool, I have gotten an A in. He shows you that you can do it and he gives you the confidence by encouraging you. I would have never thought that I would be able to do math like I am now and it's all because of Keith. He really made me realize that I can do anything and that I can do very difficult math. With Keith you will be able to go above and beyond your goals and he will be right there with you telling you that you can do it. I really am blessed to have him in my life and he is the best tutor I have ever had. Because of him my GPA is amazing and I am not even worried about the classes he tutors me in even though they are very difficult classes. He is the best tutor you will ever find! Hands down! -Sam McCarthy

Tutor Revolution® LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Adam G.
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Tutor Revolution was able to help me in statistics for one of my UTA classes. My tutor genuinely cared about helping me understand and fully learn the subject matter I was struggling with. He was very patient and organized. I would highly recommend Tutor Revolution as I will continue to utilize their math tutors. -Adam, Arlington, TX

Test Maven
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Always on time and prepared. Ask Mr Hunt about his academic feats -- test score maybe?

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tziana H.
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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.

A to Z College Prep
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vijay V.
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My experience with a to z college prep team was outstanding. I had the English tutor come over. She has greatly increased my understanding of grammar and writing.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria D.
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Michelle is such a caring, and genuinely understanding person and tutor! I went into SAT tutoring scared and now I take the test in November and I'm feeling ten times more confident about it. I can really tell I have improved since the beginning of our sessions and I owe it all to her, she truly is amazing. Over time we really have developed a friendship and I am so excited to see how I do on the test!

Trinity Tutor
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget S.
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Before finding Brittany, our family had gone through six other tutors and tried a few different agencies. My daughter Maggie had not done well on her SAT and had struggled in math as well. Brittany worked with her over eight weeks to cover each section in depth and really helped her to understand the material. My daughter retook the test and her score improved 370 points! Brittany has so much experience and is so great at working with our daughter to get to the root of the problem. We recommended her to all of our friends with children in high school. If you need help with test prep for your students, she is the tutor for you! Brittany made Maggie feel so comfortable and helped her so much with understanding the material, that we kept her on as a weekly tutor for math and chemistry. She is such a bright and compassionate young girl, we feel so thankful to have her in our lives!

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sagar P.
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My son absolutely loves his tutor! I've seen his grades steadily rise since he started with Club Z and I attribute all of his recent success to his tutor. The staff is very accommodating and easy to interact with.

Southlake Tutors
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
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Club Z! In-Home Tutoring provides fantastic tutoring at reasonable rates. Highly recommend the SAT prep program, along with math and English classes. Tutors are very nice and helpful. They helped raise SAT test scores by 240 points on SAT and 5 points on ACT. Mark did a great job of listening to my daughter's unique learning style (she has learning differences and math/test-taking anxiety) and customizing the instruction. The team is incredibly smart, warm, and approachable. I would highly recommend Club Z! In-Home Tutoring not only to gifted test-takers but also to students with learning differences.

Dylan's SAT Tutoring
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Liz S.
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Dylan is the best tutor I could've asked for. He knows the test really well and actually offers insightful tips and strategies during his tutoring instead of just making you do a bunch of practice problems again and again! He takes the time to get to know you and makes the tutoring process both enjoyable and beneficial. My SAT score raised 110 ppints and I used the strategies he taught me on the ACT and I got a 35!! Honestly could not have had a more positive experience.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gene J.
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Lilly Hawkins provided tutoring for my son. As a result of her efforts his college entrance test scores increased by 24%. I have recommended Lilly's service to other friends because of her teaching skills, writing expertise, and positive student/ teacher rapport.

  • 8 years in business
Jenny J.
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Ms. Wen is an amazing violin instructor. She has studied violin and piano since 5 years to age and it shows through her knowledge and practice of the arts. My son and daughter love working with her and always look forward to her lessons. I make sure my kids practice at least 30 minutes every day to apply what they learned in their music and build a solid foundation. Wen is very responsive and will be flexible with my schedule if my kids have something come up. Recommend 5/5

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

6 Quick Facts about Miss Gabby's Private Tutoring: 1) One on One Tutoring (North Dallas) and Skype Tutoring available for SAT/ACT, English, AP English exams, Reading skills 2) All study materials, including SAT/ACT, are provided by me 3) Competitive hourly rates 4) Only official released tests for prep 5) Summer reading lists for all ages 6) Proven track record of score increases for ACT/SAT and English, reading, writing grades


Excel in SAT and ACT today! I offer test prep and tutoring for SAT and ACT. SAT and ACT classes are available in Dallas, Irving, and Forth Worth centers.


Played atop Harvard Tennis team and earned professional doubles ranking. Seasoned coaching experience. Strong in prepping for standardized testing.


I can help with the following: * Mathematics, calculus, pre-calculus, algebra (I or II) or geometry * Test prep, SAT math, ACT math, or GRE math I have a B.S. in Mathematics and taught at the high school level for 4 years. After that, I decided to return to school for a Master of Engineering degree for a career change. I am currently a structural engineer working on various projects, ranging from bridge design and inspection to heavy civil structural design. Before teaching, I also gained several years of experience tutoring at UNT's math lab. I love tutoring because I get to see students' "Ah-ha!" moments so much more frequently than as a teacher! It has also been very fulfilling to help struggling students turn their grades around and achieve success! If my availability matches yours, I'd love to help!

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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