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Chesapeake ACT Tutors

Browse these ACT prep tutors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chesapeake.

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Tidewater Tutor, Inc.
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashlae S.
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Mr. Frampton has been tutoring me in Math (Algebra and Geometry)for a few years and I can say that he's definitely the best Math tutor I've ever had. When I first started working with him, I was terrible in math and didn't have any confidence in my abilities but he was patient with me and cared about making sure I succeeded. He's very knowledgeable and explains everything step by step in a way that I was able to understand. With his help, I've passed tests and received A's in my college courses in math. I've never failed with him and any time I need help in math, he's my go to person. His tutoring has given me the ability to believe that I can be successful in a subject that once wasn't one of my strong suits. Not only is he an excellent tutor, he's a nice person and has a great sense of humor. During our sessions, I would be stressed out but he always knows how to make me laugh and that would help to ease my mind. I would recommend him to anyone who is having difficulty in math.

Tutor A Team, LLC
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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Jim and his team of tutors are excellent to work with. Jim found just the right Math tutor for me to pass my college math classes. Having been out of school for many years, I was more than just a little nervous about being back in the classroom. The one-on-one tutoring that was convenient to my schedule was perfect. Thanks Jim and the whole A++Team.

Arbor Tutors - Norfolk Area
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy S.
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Excellent ACT tutoring.

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Math Made Easy by Bruce
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim L.
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Bruce is an EXCELLENT tutor! After only two weeks of tutoring my daughter, he helped her raise her SAT math score by 80 points. She was thrilled, and so was I. If your child needs a tutor, Bruce is the one!

Favazza Tutoring
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
JR R.
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Jamie has been working with my third grader on Spanish and Math. In-home tutoring makes it very convenient with our busy schedule. I’m so glad we found out about her. I was on the hunt for referrals for a unicorn tutor. She really does exist!! She’s proficient at various languages and math!!!

Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmine T.
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She is a very great math tutor, and goes in depth when explaining how to approach each problem so that I was able to understand how to do it.

Tutoring Tailored 4 You
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angela D.
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I hired Candy to help my nephew in math. He's had other tutors but wasn't making much progress. He immediately took to Candy and is very excited about learning again and working with her. Thank you Candy for making learning fun for him.

A+ Tutorial
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
PAT L.
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Mr. Fullwood is truly an outstanding teacher. He was able to help my daughter understand the lesson concepts and taught her a new way of seeing Geometry. We look forward to more of his teaching style this school year.

  • 34 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia M.
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My daughter desperately needed help with AP calculus and Dr. Hebert has a blessing!

Affordable Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    Ty D.
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    George is a great tutor. Earlier this semester, I was struggling in Stats. I knew George did a lot of tutoring, so I decided to ask for help. He explains the work in an easy to understand way. He doesn't just do the work for you - he helps in a way that allows me to do my own work and figure things out myself with his guidance. He gives background information on the material and makes sure you understand what and why you are doing the problem, so that you can complete it easily. I know I WILL be getting tutored by him again.

    • 9 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Johanna O.
    Verified review

    Hey was very helpful and made things simple for me! I will def use him again!

    Smyder Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Guy A.
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    Mr. Joe Smyder provided my son with excellent tutoring in algebra II. While his teacher at school was not able to convey the necessary instruction for fully grasping the material Joe was able make that challenging material understandable! I am highly recommending him to anyone who requires additional high school math support!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I can diversify the types of jobs I do

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    I have a wealth of teaching experience and can tutor in reading/writing for all ages as well as in English as a second language. SAT prep and preparing for SOL testing is one of my specialties as well. Most importantly, I really care about my students and have the ability to make connections, so that they can really learn and understand!

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    We provide educational technology consultant and online tutoring services. We provide K-12 and higher education services for the improvement of teaching and learning.

    About

    I am a certified English teacher with a license in NY and VA. I have a master's degree in curriculum instruction in reading and have taught at the middle school, high school and collegiate level. I have also tutored students for the ACT, SAT, VA SOL, NYS Regents, and other exams within various states. I am very personable and enjoy making learning creative while incorporating students' own skills and strengths! I am available to help students in all levels of education and with various projects. I enjoy being an educator and look forward to valuable learning experiences for all!

    About

    One size does not fit all. We first determine each student's unique learning style and adapt our instruction accordingly. We are now accepting students for the fall exams.

    • 16 years in business
    About

    - Affordable rates compared to the large learning centers. - Most tutors are state certified in their subject areas. - At minimum, our tutors have a Bachelor degree. - One-On-One tutoring that promotes academic success. - Tutoring takes place in the students' home, library, or other mutually agreed upon location that is convenient to your family. - No costly assessment or Placement Test. - One tutor is assigned to each student so that they can build a trusting student/tutor relationship. Consistency is very important for continued progress. - If a tutor is not the right fit for your needs, this can easily be changed; our company is here to support you.

    About

    Ivy Insiders is an SAT prep company that has made it a goal to help students across the nation to no longer view the SAT as a burden or obstacle, but as a game to be beaten. Our innovative SAT Game Theory approach has a proven track record of raising scores by 264 points per student over the last 5 years, and has helped thousands of students across the country beat the test. Please visit our website to see the schedule of our classes. Class space is limited to 12 students per class in order to ensure every student has individualized instruction. This also means that our classes fill quickly, so don't hesitate to contact us!

    About

    I have my MA from Columbia University in teaching English to speakers of other languages. I got my BA from Hunter University in English education. I have 35 years of experience in tutoring ESL, SAT prep and TOEFL prep.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    It's math and it can be scary but it doesn't have to be. A great tutor can make all the difference and that is what I offer.

    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.

    How long does the ACT take?

    Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

    • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
    • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
    • Ten-minute break.
    • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
    • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
    • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.

     

    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.

    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.

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