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Fairfax SAT Tutors

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Bill Knows Math
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine F.
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As the tag lines says, "Bill Knows Math"! We hired him for SAT math prep and we purchased the book he recommended, which he knows backwards and forwards. He leads very energetic tutoring sessions revealing his passion for helping kids learn the content. My daughter was more engaged than I've normally seen her with math. His help provided her the confidence she needed for the SAT.

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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
Lynn D.
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Jennifer was extremely creative in getting all my experience, education, and skills on a great looking resume. It was quick and painless. She was great.

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
Ivy K.
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My son has only met with Paul once, but immediately we were impressed with his experience and friendly style. My son left his tutoring session, I think, feeling hopeful of the outcomes.

House of Wisdom
5.0
from 21 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
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Gilbert P.
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Prior to tutoring, two things were holding my daughter back on the SAT- the math section and her confidence. Alex was the perfect tutor to improve both of those areas. He provided clear teaching in math that honed in on the areas where she needed the most help. He was consistently positive and encouraging, helping her believe in herself. This led to her math score jumping 180 points.

Arbor Tutors - Fairfax
5.0
from 9 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
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dominique W.
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Ms Maggio has done an exceptional job with our rising 2nd grader - patient, caring, knowledgeable and again PATIENT. Thank you and look forward to work with you more!

Student Excel Tutoring
3.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 45 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.

Acumen Tutoring
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
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My daughter did some SAT review with Acumen Tutoring and found it Kendra very helpful.

Neza Vodopivec
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn S.
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Neza is an exemplary math tutor. We have relied on her expertise for over a year and she always goes above and beyond to make sure my son understands what he's studying. Both his confidence and his grades have improved!

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.

  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Suzette A.
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I have had tutors for my daughter previously. None have taken any approach as Ms Nancy. She has provided my daughter with ways to solve problems that she can do and her confidence in completing problems has been amazing. Even the teacher is amazed with how my daughter goes about solving problems Ms Nancy has done more for my daughter with school than FCPS has done in 3yrs

Math Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Shanti N.
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Dr. Mukunda was very patient, knowledgeable and accommodating towards my son. I highly recommend her and would use her again if he takes another math class!

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.

    Silas Kurt Grossberndt
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Isabella C.
    Verified review

    Silas is a great tutor. He is one of the smartest people I have ever met, and was able to successfully share his knowledge with me!

    Math Can Be Fun
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Desirae R.
    Verified review

    He was great. Explained the problems & created others for my to strengthen my understanding. I would definitely hire him again!!

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    I offer tutoring in a variety of school subjects from middle to high school. I offer tutoring and I promise improvement to an open mind. I'm currently in college pursuing a degree in psychiatry, but I'm adept in all of the general education subjects.

    About

    Hi! I have a bachelor of science in mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has been working continuously in secondary mathematics in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for nearly 20 years. I've taught pre-algebra, Algebra I Part I, Algebra I, Algebra II, precalculus, trigonometry, math analysis and calculus in Fairfax County Public Schools and in local private schools. Additionally, I have a series of proven successes in tutoring students at all levels and from a diversity of backgrounds, including gifted and talented students (BC Calculus, AP Physics, Thomas Jefferson HS, etc.) and students with learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, etc), as well as "just average" kids who've just been lost in the shuffle and enrolled in classes from middle school to high school to college and graduate school classes. I also tutor mathematics for SAT, GRE and GMAT and for LSAT's logic games and logical reasoning sections as well as ASVAB.

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    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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    Need a SAT Tutor

    Burke, VA

    • Student grade level
      11th grade
    • Test type
      SAT1
    • Test sections
      Math
    • Test date
      Not yet scheduled
    • Session frequency
      Once a week
    • Day preference(s)
      Sunday
    • Time preference(s)
      Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
    • Details
      Did very well in English on the sat but math needs help

    Need a SAT Tutor

    Burke, VA

    • Student grade level
      12th grade
    • Test type
      SAT1
    • Test sections
      Reading, Math
    • Test date
      Yes (please enter date in box) (October 2nd)
    • Session frequency
      Once a week
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday
    • Time preference(s)
      Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      I need to bring up my 1130 two part sat to a 1300 for a full scholarship at messiah college. I really need to focus on the reading portion and geometry.
    • $900
      Average price

    Need SAT Tutor

    Fairfax, VA

    • Student grade level
      12th grade
    • Test type
      SAT1
    • Test sections
      Reading, Math
    • Test date
      Not yet scheduled
    • Session frequency
      More than once a week
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    • Time preference(s)
      Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
    • Details
      This is a big deal to me. As the student I'm paying out of my own pocket for the class. I have a 90 point difference between a huge scholarship and what I have now.
    • $900
      Average price
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