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  • 1 year in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ahsan M.
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Experience with Mr. Lacara starts much before the first class. He gave the name of couple of books that he will be using and asked the children to do a test before his visit. He then sat down with my children and analyzed their performance on the test and was able to guide them accordingly. We are looking forward to more help from him in improving the scores on SAT/ACT. He is a well organized person and brings lot of value to the table. My children are grateful to him.

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

  • 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Krista C.
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Excellent ACT/SAT tutor I was referred Dr. Reetika by another mom from my sons class. She truly helped shape his career. She helped my son to prepare both for ACT and SAT to identify which works better for him. In the end my son took both the exams and did well on them. There were times that I had difficulty keeping him accountable but Reetika had a good balance of being a tutor and sounding board for my advice. I recommend Reetika to anyone needing help in test prep or honors classes of their kid

A For Exams
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Luyen T.
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"A patient, intuitive and smart tutor who really connects with me" Sandeep is an expert. He exceeded my expectations. If you want the best and if you want the best results, go with Sandeep. Sandeep is an excellent tutor. He was extremely thorough and quickly found my weaknesses. he was extremely valuable when he focused on my weak points and we worked together to improve them. He also helped me write, edit and proofread my college applications, essays, resume and cover letter. I had a wonderful experience with Sandeep. I really enjoyed my sessions with him. He is brilliant and he connected with and engaged me and truly made SAT prep fun and positive for me. I was also looking for someone to help me write my personal statement for my college apps and to polish up my cover letter and resume. I was looking for someone with excellent writing skills. Sandeep knows how to how to present my strengths in my essays and applications. I also worked with Sandeep remotely for a while (phone, emails & fax) and that saved a lot of time. Since Sandeep's rate is on the higher side, I did not work with him initially, but after working with him, I know he's totally worth it. Having worked with other tutors in the past, I can say that Sandeep is the tutor and writer you need if you are looking for the best. Don't wait.

Tutor Revolution® LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara S.
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Tutor Revolution is absolutely fantastic!!! I have worked with Ashley and her team for about 5 years. Ashley has helped both of my sons during high school and still today for various reasons—STAAR, ACT, College Writing, Science. The success my boys have received from her academically has been phenomenal but the long-lasting confidence she has instilled in both has been life changing. I even have one child who is extremely dyslexic and after researching many programs and tutors, my son could not have received more outstanding results especially with standardized tests and STAAR! As a parent, Ashley has always valued and respected my input as well as willing to try new things and make adjustments for what is best for my sons’ learning. Tutor Revolution is the best of the best with making a difference and is by far the best for children.

Test Maven
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christa M.
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My daughter is learning and enjoys the sessions; I like the flexibility and easy communication. We started SAT prep early & this is a perfect fit.

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American Teacher / Tutor
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monae' S.
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Angela is very professional and genuine in helping me go to great heights in my GRE prep. I appreciate her encouragement a lot. I enjoy every session that we have together!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia B.
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Professor Casario began tutoring our son (11th grader) three weeks ago and already he has improved his writing skills in his high school English class. Dr. Casario is professional and works to really get to know her students on a personal as well as academic level. Our son looks forward to "learning something new" in every session with her. We look forward to seeing our son's SAT scores in the spring. She is an awesome instructor.

Trinity Tutor
5.0
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!

Christian Cottage Prep
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Grayson H.
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My experience with Mrs. Willis at Christian Cottage Prep changed my life for the better. There was alot of work every day in subjects like math and English, which felt cumbersome at the time. However, now I am in highschool and suddenly I'm the kid everyone is trying to copy off of. It's difficult to fail with this program because Mrs. Willis gives you 1 on 1 attention with every lesson. Even if you fail an assignment, she will tutor you on the side until you completely understand the material on it and she'll even let you make it up. I'm not going to pretend that there werent days I finished my homework and didnt see the sun in the sky. But thanks to all that work in Algebra 1, I have a better grasp in math class and I dont have to strain as hard as others do to understand what my Pre Cal teacher is saying. I also have to give Mrs. Willis credit for my PSAT scores, the colleges that saw my PSAT scores and are still blowing up my email, and that my writing skills are above 98% of Juniors nationwide. Thats not my ego talking, thats what the PSAT said. My ego would tell you I'm above 98% of seniors world-wide. Christian Cottage Prep is a prepratory school that left me well prepared for highschool, college, and life. And while Mrs. Willis wasn't my favorite teacher, she was the best teacher I've ever had.

  • 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!!

Michael Jordan College Prep
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda F.
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AMAZING! Michael is a master at teaching the fundamentals in how to take the ACT or Sat exams. He methodically goes over in a pragmatic way what tools can be used to be successful at taking these exams. He is a delight and very good at what he does. Highly recommend him!

Dylan's SAT Tutoring
5.0
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.

  • 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
About

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

About

I am a high school senior and have been tutoring students for ACT for about 7 months now. I have a personal score of a 36. I am very proficient on the concepts and strategies needed for this test in all the subject areas. My method involves mastery of basic testing concepts along with practice tests. My timings are very flexible, and I'm able to work on weekends. I will be able to tutor in the public libraries and will provide all materials. Other subjects are available.

  • 4 years in business
About

We take the stress out of test prep; instead of teaching students how to “hack the test,” we equip them with the fundamental skills of critical thinking, communication, and collaboration to enhance their understanding and problem solving skills in all domains. Students can start our customized program as early as 7th grade and as late as 11th grade (12th graders enroll on a case-by-case basis only). At Vanguard, our mission is to enable the future leaders of the globalized world to meet their full potential. We commit to providing meaningful and encompassing college preparation that regards each student as an individual.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I majored in mathematical engineering. I have an Iq of 189 and can bring you to where you need to be

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have been a high school teacher for 12 years and still love doing what I do everyday

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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