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Arlington SAT Prep Tutors

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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neal F.
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Bill assisted my daughter in preparing for the SAT and did a great job. I cannot recommend him more highly. He brings passion and energy to teaching and delivers it right to your home. Flexible on scheduling and always on time. Thank you Bill!

Arbor Tutors DC VA MD
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Arbor Tutors' instructors are professional, flexible, punctual, responsive, and have done a tremendous job in helping my daughter prepare for her SAT's. I can't thank these tutors enough!

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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.

Equity Tutors
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Alex was great in helping my son prep for the SAT!

Arbor Tutors - MD
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gino W.
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Best SAT tutors around.

Math Help
5.0
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.

Arbor Tutors- Baltimore
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Allison E.
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With so many options for ACT and SAT preparation, it can be frustrating for parents trying to choose the best option for their children. We didn't have particularly high expectations at the beginning, which is why we were so pleasantly surprised when our son went up 380 points after only about 6 lessons. Based on our experience, Arbor Tutors is a premium service that delivers above and beyond what you pay. We were immediately impressed by their extensive knowledge of the testing process. Worth every penny.

Modern Muse Education
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia E.
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Jessica was very helpful in preparing me for my ACTs as well as my SAT. In a little over a month, we raised my ACT composite score by 3 points! Jessica gives several strategies that help you during the exam and makes you feel very confident that you can do well. Aside from the preparation, Jessica was also very kind and it was very clear that her main goal is for everyone to do their best, which made me enjoy our sessions together. She was also very accommodating to any schedule changes and could fix around her schedule to make sure that I had a session.

The Learning Turtle
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
JJ A.
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Laura is so easy to talk to and our son feels comfortable with her. We really appreciate her services and are confident our son will be ready to take the SAT!

Anna Goddu - Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Johanna E.
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Anna provided top-notch tutoring and university consulting for our daughter and I am delighted to endorse her. I was very impressed with Anna's positive and constructive style of SAT preparation. In addition, Anna was very professional, knowledgable and encouraging during the application process. Anna has a lovely way of dealing with young people that helps bring out the best in them. I am very pleased we had Anna's assistance to help get our daughter into her first choice of university.

SLF Consulting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lana M.
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Sara is outstanding!!! Very professional always on time, very flexible to fit our schedule. I would highly recommend her to everyone. The quality of work was outstanding and she fully prepared my daughter for the SAT.

Club Z! In Home Tutoring
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda S.
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Club Z is a terrific program. We loved the in home tutoring. That saved so much time for us and we used the program for two of our daughters. We did a summer reading program and SAT prep course. The tutors were highly qualified and each of them worked really well with our girls. The tutors were also very flexible and that was so appreciated with a busy household full of schedule changes. Our students are better prepared for the upcoming challenges. We highly recommend Club Z.

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
William M.
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Dale was a great ACT tutor, especially when it came to teaching an international student the ins and outs of the Reading and Writing sections. Since we started working two weeks before the test date, Dale laid out a great strategy of drilling practice tests and helped us find our weak points to review. He had a great base of resources and experience to help us not only with tactics and test taking skills, but how we could apply these study techniques to a broad range of tests and classes.

Andrew Howard Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Olivia Z.
    Verified review

    Andrew tutored me for the SAT and was extremely helpful - my score by almost 200 points. He was always on time and gave good feedback on what I needed to do to improve each week. Also he explained the things I didn't get really well without confusing me or making it boring.

    SmArT PREP Inc.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Elizabeth G.
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    My daughter was recently tutored by Sam for a college pre-cal/trig summer school course. The pace was fast and by the time we called Sam, she was in the fifth of her sixth week. By week 5 her grades were taking a downward spiral as the material was getting more complex. She was teetering on the precipice with a C-. After one intense week of working with Sam she finished with a B. He worked magic. He was patient and and an excellent teacher .I initially worried that he would be "too qualified" to tutor the course, but he was able to explain math to my rising sophomore college daughter, who has always struggled with the subject. He was the best math tutor my daughter has ever had. And a very nice man.

    About

    I am able to provide tutoring on the reading and writing sections of the SAT. I can also provide some advising on the math section.

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    What makes my business grow is by helping others who need help. My business sets a example to do better.

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    I am an Ex-Big Four IT Consultant turned entrepreneur on a mission to help students master the fundamentals, boost their confidence, and achieve high test scores. I take pride in delivering personalized tutoring to each of my students. I don't believe in rote memorization or taking shortcuts. Instead, I strive to transfer the skills necessary for their long-term success. After years of experience and research, I have compiled a list of concepts that many students struggle with and created effective methods of demystifying them. By filling in a few fundamental gaps, I set my students up to realize their full potential.

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    I am attending Georgetown's full-time MBA program this fall, and I can't be any more excited about this! I have started my own math tutoring business. My day job is an actuarial consultant, where I must effectively communicate mathematical concepts on a daily basis. I have undergraduate degrees in statistics and economics from the University of Maryland (2006). I have a strong and comprehensive math background, but I specialize in tutoring the following: * GMAT Math * GRE Math * SAT Math * Stats In the past, I have spent about half of my time prepping people for standardized tests and about half of my time tutoring people enrolled in Statistics courses. You may also contact me for other services.

    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Personalized tutoring for standardized exams and academic subjects taught by top performing undergraduate and graduate school students from Ivy League.

    • 24 years in business
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    We provide top-notch tutoring and SAT/ACT prep from a small team of trusted pros. We have been serving Nova for over 15 years.

    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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