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Tidewater Tutor, Inc.
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse V.
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Roger tutored me for my SAT. He helped me to figure out ways to get through hard math problems and helped me feel more prepared for the test. Every time I was with him he put me more at ease. He was always on time, always prepared. We met at the local Starbucks. There was nothing he couldn't help me with. I would highly recommend Roger to help tutor for the SAT.

Tutor A Team, LLC
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Angel W.
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Excellent caring teachers! The chemistry and trigonometry tutors, as well as, my son's SAT tutors were all very qualified, professional, and dependable. I was very pleased with my experience and my son's attitude towards school improved along with his GPA!

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 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al R.
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I had the pleasure of working with Bruce as he helped me improve my college algebra grade from a D to a B. Bruce was always on time and frequently stayed extra, always making sure that I understood whatever principle I needed to complete my assignment(s). He was able to explain concepts in a way that I could understand. Bottom line Bruce is an awesome tutor and I would not hesitate to work with him in the future

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.

AAA Diamond Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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Miss Viki, I must say gets a 10 plus for her hard patient work. Actually, I was disabled in many areas of my adult life from a head injury. This wonderful lady was my tutor at Tidewater Community college in Virginia Beach. She saw me through all my needs. Beyond a doubt she's tops. Now, I own my own business 9 years later. I love this special lady :) I highly recommend her services. Clever in other subjects also. Linda

  • 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.

    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.

    • 9 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Johanna O.
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    Hey was very helpful and made things simple for me! I will def use him again!

    • 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

    We offer Mathematics tutoring in all areas, preferably algebra and higher math. Our rates are fair and negotiable depending on the frequency, travel involved, etc Do you also need some extra help with your science, management, finance, or information systems class? Are you having trouble with an online course and need some real help? Are you studying for SATs, graduate entrance (GMAT, GRE, etc.) or professional exams (e.g. Praxis), and need some structured learning and/or extra help on content or exam strategy? No matter what it is, help is available. We offer tutorials in math and other areas of study including science (biology, chemistry, and physics), management sciences, information systems, finance and quantitative Methods. We prefer the first lesson to be a 2-hour evaluation session. This offer is available for $30, on request. The tutor is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of math up to, and including graduate level. The tutor has master's degrees in mathematics, computational and applied mathematics (Ph.D. also), information systems management and has done extensive studies in biological sciences particularly biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology and cell biology. Whether you need tutorial for school, college, university, private study, or professional exams, seek the help you need from Dr. Burns.

    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

    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

    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!

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

    • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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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