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Alexandria Tutoring Services

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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Having Bill Pow work with my daughter was one of the best choices I've made for her. On there first meeting he was able to zero in on what were the areas they should work on and what strategies she should developed. My daughter, who really didn't want tutoring, especially during summer vacation, was very thankful she was able to work with Bill. She says she feels far better prepared for her ACT retake. Bill was so flexible and responsive when scheduling appointments. He always came prepared and each session was very productive.

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamari K.
Verified review

I had a very positive experience with these services and had my resume and cover letter done professionally in a very short amount of time. Ms. Jennifer was very nice and patient with making any changes needed.

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Reginald B.
Verified review

Tom Mullen is fast, professional, and flexible. His services cater for everyone from new college graduates to experienced executives looking for a step up in their career. The resume had excellent quality and was delivered on the agreed upon date. He provided me with a product that I can easily adapt to a range of positions. Most importantly, his prices are the best in the area.

Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Gus G.
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You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We ended up doing in-home tutoring and the tutor was very kind and courteous and knowledgeable.

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PTG Tutoring Services
5.0
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.

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KOHLER Communications
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaun M.
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Kevin is a dynamic and effective educator. The indepth feedback that he provided to my son on his writing assignments this past school year is what I've been looking for from his private school teachers since grade school. Kevin has exceptional technical knowledge of grammar which is another area he is focusing on with my son as well as helping him to prepare for the PSAT. We started working with Kevin during the last two months of the 9th grade school year. It was awesome to see the pride my son felt in getting a 98% on his last paper of the year and reading his teacher's glowing comments. I am looking forward to seeing my son finally start the new school year ahead of the curve with getting the extra support that he needs. I can't say enough about how pleased I am with Kevin's services. As an educator I know that tutors like Kevin are hard to find.

House of Wisdom
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Paula K.
Verified review

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
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tomas M.
Verified review

I worked with Alex Chechik for about 2 months, and was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge and teaching ability on the SAT. Alex consistently knew how to solve every problem I had trouble on, showing me how to find the solution most efficiently. As a result of my tutoring with Alex, I was able to greatly increase my scores on the next SAT I took. Alex was always personable and patient

Arbor Tutors - MD
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sheena R.
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I am amazed as to the quality of tutoring I received from Arbor Tutors given the low price. I was a bit skeptical at first because you never know. It was money very well spent.

Math With a Smile
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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Barbara tutored my twin girls over the summer to prepare them for the SAT. They had tried the test before without personalized tutoring and did not do well. Barbara was great. She traveled out to my home and was very punctual. She was able to engage my girls at each session which was no easy feat as the last thing they wanted to do in the summer was math. I am happy to report that both girls saw a score increase of over 130 points in math. And not only that, they both are earning A's this year in AP stat. I believe that is a direct result of their work with Barbara. I highly recommend her.

Student Excel Tutoring
3.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Charisse A.
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Eric tutored my daughter in Calculus II for about 8 weeks. He was always courteous/respectful, responsive, and timely. He was also flexible, willing to change the tutoring dates/times to accommodate our fluctuating schedules. My daughter’s Calculus II grade went from a D to B.

Arbor Tutors - Fairfax
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 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
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I think the teacher is very kind and knowledgeable. She leads a student to study much more fun and less stressful. Only she should have kept the appointments a bit better. Overall the tutoring was great.

Belle's Tutoring Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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With Belle Tutoring Services, you have a true partner in education, learning and leadership. I was most impressed with the range and depth of experience that Belle brought to help my children grow and expand their knowledge base. During the school year, I depend on Belle Tutoring to offer additional insights to help my girls thrive and reach new goals in their school performance. Each summer, I receive an education program custom designed for my girls and it keeps them engaged and more than prepared for the next school year. There are many tutoring programs out there, but Belle Tutoring Services is the only professional education services organization that offers a 360 degree view of achievement and excellence in teaching and learning.

9 Star Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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My daughter and I had a great experience with 9Star Tutoring! Ms. Daniels is very professional and works very well with my daughter. She quickly assessed her educational needs and has helped her get on the right track with her math and reading comprehension. I was also very impressed because the study skills Ms. Daniels shared with her have helped her tremendously! I highly recommend 9Star Tutoring!

Tutoring by Wendy
4.1
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mmg W.
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Wendy is a wonderful instructor. She also helps the child have confidence in his/her self. She offers encouraging support in addition to her tutoring skills. I have seen a child bloom from an underachiever to an above average student.

StudentCircle Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Greg G.
Verified review

Andrew Sun To whomever this concerns, Before I signed up with this tutoring program, I was not very good academically. In fact, I was the worst in the toolshed. Knowing that I have no time to lose and my bleak future is upon me, I did what many people think it's best; To join the military. I didn't know what to expect of the navy to be honest, so I was unaware of the test you need to take called the asvab. My heart sank a little. I began searching on the Internet, looking for a tutor (especially on math) until I found out about Theo. Theo is the CEO for student circle and unlike other tutors; he is the only one that stood out. He is understanding, ambitious, and kind, but most importantly he can relate to you, creating a special bond which prompts you to succeed. So I explained to him my situation and he set me up with another tutor by the name of Xin. Right off the bat both of us got along and he helped me through two grueling months. There were times when I wanted to give up, but he was there for me. The funny thing is, he is going through an exam as well during my time with him, so he is the hardest working tutor I have ever came across. I swear, these two do actually care about me because when I took the asvab, I scored high enough to achieve some of the most coveted jobs the navy has to offer! These two will forever be part of my family. Student circle has the best sessions as well as memories. Thank you. Andrew

Peggi-of-all-Trades
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doolye J.
Verified review

I started with her tutoring my 6 year old son in reading/writing he excelled after one report card quarter and was on grade level in no time! So I decided to face her tutor my 10 year old in Math even though he needed extra attention and modified work due to his learning disability ms P never gave up and remained professional always communicating with his teacher as well as myself and husband. He is now on grade level. Both of my boys have been tutoring with ms p for over a year! I like her style of teaching and her consistency. She really pushes my boys just enough!

NBH Editorial and Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Mary S.
    Verified review

    Nancy is always punctual and prepared for teaching different lessons. She is a great listener and instructor since she is able to connect with students effectively when teaching various lessons. She uses different methods of teaching which helps students learn since they are responsive to the different techniques implemented. She is great colleague who is always helpful to others and maintains her priority on her students. I think that Nancy is always able to overcome any challenges that students face as she is always helpful and has had previous experience teaching students of all levels. I think that she has great work quality, that she is professional and she is always a pleasure to work with.

    Smart Start Tutors
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Smart Start Tutors is unique in that I am a trained Literacy Specialist with a Masters degree from Loyola University Maryland. I also have a background as an elementary school teacher with five years of experience. I believe that the key to student academic success is through individualized attention and progress mentoring. I provide bi weekly progress reports to ensure each student is benefiting from the services I provide. I also provide math support for students in grades K-5 if requested.

    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    sybille C.
    Verified review

    Call appointment was made but Léa did not find it necessary to cancel the appointment prior to appointment time while not feeling well. She only ended up answering back to me when I reached out to her to ask about whether she would end up calling me. A misopportunity especially if she would have proved to be a great tutor for my child.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good math tutor?

    Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

    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.

    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 much do math tutors cost?

    Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

    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.

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