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San Marcos ACT Tutors

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Ion Beam Press
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
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Chuck worked with my raising 5th grader to review the past year and work on upcoming skills. He was great with her. Very patient and made it fun for her. She didn't hate tutoring the way she thought she would. He explained everything on her level and really helped her gain confidence in her math skills. We hope to continue with Chuck during the school year.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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My son needed help with math and when I started shopping around I found private tutors to be expensive which was discouraging until I found Planting Seeds Tutoring!!! We worked with Chris to set a clear goal path and we were matched with Hannah as our tutor. Planting Seeds aka Hannah has been a blessing to us. Hannah is incredible!! She has this ability to drag my son out of his teen mode and get him to interact and have fun while tutoring. Some days are harder than others but Hannah doesn't give up! Its only been a few months and my sons math grade has already improved at school. I highly recommend Planting Seeds Tutoring they will work with you to ensure you get the service you need. They are not just selling a product they actually care and want to help you accomplish your goals. Not only are they service friendly but also affordable. Chris has worked with my on every level to ensure nothing would get in the way of my son getting the help he needed. Hannah has been great and flexible with our crazy weekly schedules and is always wiling to accommodate us. I'm excited to see what Planting Seeds will help my son achieve. Thank you Chris & Hannah!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jaycob C.
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My daughter always seemed to have panic attacks leading up to tests. I was desperate to find a way for her to be comfortable especially as SATs were coming up. All I can say is after a few weeks with the tutors and life coaches at Chelsea International Education, my daughter’s confidence level went up a lot. She was not only prepared to take her SATs but her core academic skills have improved tremendously, which has helped her with her AP exams. The fact that all of the Chelsea tutors are fully qualified teachers, I think makes a major difference and really sets them apart. It really is a quality service and I am very happy to recommend them to anyone.

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Vikas Dawar
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
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Vikas was an excellent choice. He is one of the best tutors that I have ever worked with. He is extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. He is patient and encouraging and explains concepts very well in order to make sure that you are understanding the material. I was very impressed with his abilities and I highly recommend him. I will continue to use him going forward.

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Chris himself is very nice to work with but some of his tutors not so much. As a concerned parent I'd highly recommend to re-evaluate the tutors.

Arbor Tutors - Austin Area
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pam W.
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Excellent SAT and ACT tutoring.

Amanda Villarreal
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K.
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Amanda is an amazing tutor and all around great life coach. She helped me with my papers for my English class and has helped me with test prep. Wonderful person.

Math tutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
R. M.
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Our new tutor listened to us and made some wonderful suggestions which we are taking her up on. She seems to seem knowledgeable and interested in not just tutoring but offering ways we can help ourselves in preparing for the coming school year.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
R. M.
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Erica has been a very patient and knowledgeable tutor. We appreciate her very much! Wonderful person we're getting to know.

Love The SAT! Test Prep
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Moshe K.
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Went to multiple classes before coming to Christian for help. With fewer classes I learned more in Christian's tutoring sessions than I did in any class I took before.

Mathematics Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne P.
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Very professional. Very knowledgeable. My children have had several tutors and they really like Gilvaldo. He spends the time to make sure they understand the information. Thank you. Jeanne

The Mathmagician
5.0
from 1 review
    Valerie J.
    Verified review

    Jonathan is an amazing math teacher. He can works with all ages from little ones to adults and make math make sense. I would definitely hire him for a math tutor.

    Math Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    Math Tutor ia very passionate about her work and made learning math very easy!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Dylan L.
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    Explained and gives you step by step instructions.

    Janet's Tutoring
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Leslie N.
    Verified review

    My 4th grader is still new to being tutored, but so far he did MUCH better on his math test than he has this school year!

    About

    SAT prep tutoring and small group classes are offered by an expert tutor and perfect scorer based on the research and textbooks of perfect-scoring SAT prep tutor and Austin local, Christian Heath. Love the SAT provides students in Austin, TX with SAT prep tutoring and small group classes in math, reading, writing, vocabulary and the essay!

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    I am an instructor for 38 years from elementary to adults. I also read/scored thousands of essays for a company. I can tutor ESL, beginning Spanish, and all GED subjects.

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    I tutor students from grade 1 through college in all levels of math, reading, writing, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED and ESL.

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    College Nannies and Tutors (CNT) is the nation's most complete resource for customized nanny, professional babysitting and tutoring services. With strong and dedicated local ownership, CNT has been Building Stronger Families (R) nationwide since 2001 by providing role models from cradle to college. CNT of Cedar Park serves the Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown and Round Rock area. We offer a complete set of customized tutoring solutions for college-bound students, including homework help, study skills, college prep as well as ACT and SAT test prep services. We also offer full-service child care services, including nanny placement (summer, full-time, part-time and after school), on-call nannies and professional babysitting.

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    I provide tutoring service in Math 6 to 12 (algebra, Spanish and SAT). You will get results with one-on-one, undivided attention. Your education brightens your future!

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    I provide a high quality tutoring service working with the latest digital technologies at a highly competitive price. Clients find my services outstanding not just for my experience level (3+ years, 300+ hours, college sophomore), but also in general.

    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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