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San Marcos SAT 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
Artemisia T.
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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.

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Vikas Dawar
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William R.
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Vikas Dawar is an outstanding tutor. We worked together on a graduate level statistics class that I was taking. I hadn’t been in school in more than 15 years, and had very limited understanding of the subject. Vikas did an incredible job of explaining concepts in a way that made them much easier to understand. Vikas would show me an example of how the problem should be solved and then would have me practice it. For me, it was the best way to learn and like having a professor assisting me rather than a tutor. Vikas was always available when I needed him, and he also made time to help me even when it was last minute. On my final paper for the course, Vikas helped me brainstorm and expand on my ideas and then he helped me think through what resources I needed and how I would prove my thesis. I am excited to use Vikas as a tutor again in the future. I am positive he will help me understand more complex subjects in a way I would never learn by simply doing the course on my own. Vikas turned a course I was dreading for months into something I enjoyed and took pride in learning. Thank you for your help, Vikas.

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Rita S.
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I'm so glad I found this tutoring program I've definitely seen progress within just a month and I look forward to keep working with the tutor Zoe

Arbor Tutors - Austin Area
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley K.
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I love the fact the tutoring hours never expire. We bought a package of hours at a cheaper rate and use the initial hours in the spring, some of the summer and some in the fall. Arbor Tutors is amazing!

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.

Love The SAT! Test Prep
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Maria B.
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According to Jenny, Chris is a genius! He's smart and funny and makes the SAT tutoring fun. As a parent, that's all I can ask for. Thanks!

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

Joel Douglas
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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Joel is a great tutor. He is very patient and took his time discovering the areas I was having trouble with. I've recommended him to other friends.

The Mathmagician
5.0
from 1 review
    Valerie J.
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    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.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Dylan L.
    Verified review

    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

    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.

    About

    I offer academic tutoring in reading, test prep (verbal, reading and writing), study skills, ESL/GED, for struggling readers, people with dyslexia and learning disabilities. I offer tutoring services from K-12 to college students and adults. I provide special tutoring for athletic groups and individuals. One-on-one and small group tutoring are available. I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I am highly qualified and certified. I hold a master's degree in reading.

    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!

    About

    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.

    About

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

    • 9 years in business
    About

    I can tutor math and science(mainly physics) to any student from elementary school up to high school. I have gained mastery on the subjects of math and physics from elementary level to college calculus level, and I am able to tutor/teach it to the younger generation. My students in the past have gone through my tutoring and have passed their respective subject(s) with flying colors.

    About

    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.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you study for the SAT?

    Your SAT prep strategy can mean the difference between a great score and a mediocre score, as well as the difference between being accepted to or rejected by your school of choice. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a college entrance exam that measures a student’s knowledge and understanding of what they have learned up to this point in school and what they need to succeed in college. In addition to arming students with the knowledge they need to excel in the math, reading and writing components of the test, SAT prep can help improve scores by teaching students crucial strategies for taking the test itself. Professional SAT prep tutors can work with students one-on-one or in group sessions. Typically, tutors recommend that students who are comfortable and caught up with their regular schooling begin SAT prep at least three months before the test. If you’re targeting an elite school, six months before the test is a good time to begin. Students who are behind in school are advised to start early to ensure they’re caught up and feeling confident in all the relevant subjects. Suggestions for long-term SAT prep include taking challenging high school courses, completing all homework assignments, preparing for class tests and quizzes, and participating in class by asking and answering questions. There are free SAT prep training tools online; for those who’d like a one-on-one tutor to take them to the next level, the national average rate is $70 per hour.

    When should you start preparing for the SAT?

    It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

    To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

    What is in the SAT test?

    As your child is preparing for the SAT, it’s helpful to know the specifics of the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is made up of three main categories and one optional essay. Students have a total of three hours to take the test, with an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay. In total, there are 154 questions. During SAT prep, it’s helpful to take timed practice exams to understand how you’ll do during the actual test. Here is a brief overview of each of the four categories:

    • Reading: 65 minutes with 52 questions. The Reading test measures command of evidence, words in context, analysis in history and social studies, and analysis in science.
    • Writing and Language: 35 minutes with 44 questions. The Writing and Language test covers the same topics as Reading, as well as expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
    • Math: 80 minutes with 58 questions. The Math test looks at the student’s understanding of algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced math in the context of fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.
    • Essay (optional): 50 minutes with 1 essay. The essay will demonstrate the student’s competency with writing, analysis and reading.
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