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Alexandria ACT Tutors

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Lita Tutoring
from 48 reviews
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Honour M.
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Julissa was my sons ACT tutor and she was phenomenal. She is very pleasant, assertive, and efficient! I would definitely hire her again!

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Bill Knows Math
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Reginald B.
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Bill is an exceptional Tutor. His ability to teach and inspire kids to grasp the complexities of Math are unique. He is definitely a 5 Star Tutor and a gifted teacher. We will definitely use Bill again.

Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Mel K.
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Lots of great knowledgeable tutors to work with from all subjects.

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PTG Tutoring Services
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica B.
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Mr. Gruber is an excellent tutor for the ACT/SAT. My daughter really liked the tutoring sessions with Mr. Gruber. She found their tutoring sessions productive and helpful. Mr. Gruber is effective, flexible, punctual, professional and his tutoring really made a difference. My daughter's SAT score increased by 100 points and her ACT score increased from a 29 to a 34. We highly recommend Mr. Gruber as a SAT/ACT tutor.

House of Wisdom
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Paula K.
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Mr. Mougy Ahmed has done wonders as a math tutor for our sophomore son! He has a very agreeable, non-threatening tutoring style, and our son enjoyed working with him right away. Our son was getting D's and C's in Algebra II , even with the assistance of a previous math tutor. Mougy came to our house and immediately recognized where our son was misunderstanding foundational concepts in Algebra II, and worked with him to build up that knowledge base and apply those skills correctly. He has been highly responsive in setting up tutoring sessions, sending additional lessons/exercises via email, and even holding extra sessions in advance of math tests/quizzes. As a direct result of Mougy's tutoring, our son earned a B+ and an A on his last two math tests. We highly recommend him to any student or parent who is searching for tutoring assistance.

Equity Tutors
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ana C.
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Ben Schwabb/physics & engineering tutor is a real professional: knowledgable, concise, thorough, and presents a well-planned lesson each time. He helped my high schooler pull up his physics grade dramatically and pre-taught an electrical engineering course to my college-age son to get a jumpstart on his fall class. Alex/director is extremely responsive, provides quality tutors quickly, and stays in contact to ensure client satisfaction. Every company should operate this way.

Arbor Tutors - MD
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jane G.
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Arbor Tutors has been extremely helpful. I really like the approach the tutors use.

Yeung Tutor
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sherly C.
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Amazing tutor. Recommended him to family members and they still use him. He will be my go to math tutor whenever I need one for me or my family and friends.

Julia Beach
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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I give Julia my highest praise as a tutor. I have been extremely pleased with her work in tutoring my son in beginning Spanish. Julia's upbeat personality is very engaging and she is always very encouraging. She has a nice way of providing constructive criticism and keeps him motivated by changing course when things get a little tough. Probably the biggest compliment comes from my son who routinely says that their tutoring session feels more like 30 minutes and not an hour. Not only do I recommend Julia to my family and friends (she also tutors my nephew and my neighbor), but as a child psychologist, I also recommend her to my middle and high school patients who are struggling in school. I wish every child who struggles with school could have their very own Julia Bluher. I would welcome the opportunity to provide any additional information about my experience with Julia and can be contacted at 410-598-6041. Sincerely, Sarah Reusing, Ph.D.

Arbor Tutors - Fairfax
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah B.
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Arbor Tutors is the best tutoring company anywhere. We tried several other tutors before Arbor and found exactly what we are looking for here.

Wyzant Tutoring
from 10 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Yollanda J.
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Ms. Erin is a great Reading and Math Tutor!

Student Excel Tutoring
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Sheridan P.
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Eric has been very helpful assisting my daughter with ACT math and we are so happy with him we plan to continue using him to help her with her regular math studies too.

Math Help
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chinni P.
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He has immense knowledge in current SAT Math curriculum. I like the way he tailors his tutoring program for one on one student tutoring.

Math Tutoring
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley F.
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Babak is an outstanding turtor. He has been tutoring me in Math, which I have always struggled with but I am actually able to understand the material now. He has a great way of explains the material so that it is easy to understand & grasp the content. Overall, I would highly recommend Babak as a turtor.

The Learning Turtle
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne R.
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Laura has been very flexible with scheduling for sessions. My daughter likes working with her which is great. I would recommend Laura as a tutor for other children.

Bruce Borey
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bruce B.
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Outstanding tutor in math (algebra through calculus), chemistry, and physics. Patient, calm, and effective. I highly recommend.

Tutoring Services
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aleksandra S.
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My daughter is an elementary school students. At one of the teacher-parent meetings last school year we were informed that she has difficulties with understanding certain maths concepts. We decided to find a tutor for her so the problems don't get any worse. We contacted Ms Dominika and she helped our daughter understand the things she had issues with. The atmosphere during their meetings was so friendly that our daughter not only learn a lot but also had fun doing it.

Arbor Tutors- Baltimore
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Christine J.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Arbor Tutors. Very good group.

Iram Khan
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Iram Khan is terrific geometry tutor. She explained geometry problems to my son to help prepare him for 4th quarter testing and the SOL. We will certainly seek assistance from Mrs. Khan in the future when we need additional math help.

Maryland Tutors
from 1 review
    Marybeth S.
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    Alex has been an awesome tutor for my son Max! He is fun, professional and has helped our son improve his grades significantly. Highly recommend!


    I am an English teacher with five years of experience in teaching in one of the most successful state secondary schools in england. I taught critical thinking, English literature, and English language to all abilities of learners from 6th to 12th grade, and I was rated as an outstanding teacher in official observations, using UK national standards. Before that, I practiced law in the state of Maryland for over 10 years, honing my analytical and writing skills. Upon my return to the states, I began a tutoring service focusing on SAT reading and writing preparations as well as working with students to improve their reading, writing, and analytical skills. I have an open, friendly approach to tutoring and go out of my way to plan interesting sessions that focus on your needs.

    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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