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Tidewater Tutor, Inc.
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
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
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly N.
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I'm very pleased with my daughter's progress in school. Her tutoring sessions were very successful and I'm glad I chose Arbor Tutors.

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Math Made Easy by Bruce
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 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
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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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!!!

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.

AAA Diamond Tutoring
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

Tutoring Tailored 4 You
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.

Affordable Tutoring
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    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.

    • 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!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I can diversify the types of jobs I do

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    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.


    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!


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


    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!


    We provide tutoring services in Chesapeake, VA for students in grades K-12. Our tutoring subjects include reading, writing, math, study skills, SAT prep, foreign languages and more. Before we begin tutoring your child, we will give them a placement test, so that we can see where they are having the most difficulty. We may also contact your child’s teacher for their feedback on school work. One-on-one tutoring service gives your child the attention they need to move quickly through our lesson plans and achieve academic success. Our services are on a month-to-month basis, so you don’t have to worry about long term contracts. We offer flexible scheduling, so that tutoring will fit easily into your week. We are conveniently located to all areas of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. Located in Great Bridge area of Chesapeake.


    I'm passionate about the success of my students. I believe in second chances as I received one and I would like to help students get a second chance to succeed.


    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.


    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.


    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!


    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.

    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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    Chesapeake, VA

    • Student grade level
      12th grade
    • Test type
    • Test sections
      Reading, Writing, Math
    • Test date
      Yes (please enter date in box) (Jan 24)
    • Session frequency
      More than once a week
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Time preference(s)
      Early morning (before 9am), Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      This will be his third time taking the sat if his scores do not improve he will no be NCAA eligible
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