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Richmond ACT Tutors

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Kit Minden
from 34 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
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She is very patient and passionate about helping her others. My daughter looks forward to their tutoring sessions.

LAMA Learning
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shequita L.
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From the beginning to the end the experience was very professional & efficient. The tutor that assisted us was wonderful, it is very important for a student to feel comfortable enough to ask for help when a little lot and our tutor was very open & inviting.

Arbor Tutors - Richmond Area
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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I asked Arbor Tutors to help my son get a passing test score but they provided more than what we asked for. Ever since my son started tutoring with Drew in Math, he's been getting excellent test scores. Thanks, Arbor for making our family happy and proud.

  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Dr. Fikar was fantastic. My daughte only had a few weeks and he helped her improve SAT score by over 100 points and achieve an ACT score that made her competitive for the top schools after the first try. Specifically, Dr. Fikar was excellent at "speaking math" to a student whose natural strength is verbal. Highly recommend!

Kim M.
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Tutor Doctor Midlothian-Chesterfield offers excellent in-home tutoring services for learners of all ages! I highly recommend their services!

Tutor Doctor
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Sam A.
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I love that we don't have to leave our house; the tutor comes to our house. We have a regular schedule, but still have flexibility to change thing.


I'm a private tutor with several years of practice as a professional tutor available for hire and have extensive experience tutoring K-12 and college students in many levels of math. I tutor on the following subjects: math (basic math, Algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus I, II , and III, differential equations, and linear algebra); physics, chemistry, English, English as a second language, and U.S. history. As for my qualifications, I have an Associate of Science in Engineering (3.914 GPA), employed as a tutor by Reynolds Community College, professionally trained, has periodic professional development, and placed in the top fifth percentile of Henrico County SAT scores. I also tutor on test preparation -- SAT, PSAT, AP, ACT, SOL, GED, college placement tests, etc. I also offer assistance with computer programs, such as Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, MATLAB, and others. I'm available to make house calls or meet at a location convenient for you.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My background as a Journalism and English major in undergraduate school as well as Editor of the newspaper there, provided good experience when successfully preparing for Law School and the practice. Concise and accurate communication has been a key and that success continues when I work with individuals. It is most rewarding when enthusiasm is generated by achieving successful presentations for students and other professionals.


We tutor all ages for all subjects. This includes a range from children learning to read through adults needing GRE preparation.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

We provide one-on-one in-home private tutoring. Our tutors are top college students, graduates and teachers with an average GPA of 3.5 in their areas of tutoring specialization. They all have significant experience in tutoring students in the community. We have been featured on major media outlets such as CNN and have also authored a top-selling e-book on college admissions. We have tutors who were accepted into every Ivy League school, won over $4 million in scholarships and are passionate about sharing their knowledge. All of our tutoring sessions are protected by our best-match guarantee. This means that we won't charge you unless you're satisfied with your tutor. Our tutoring rates range from $35 to $45 per hour, depending on the number of hours you sign up for. These are the services that you will get: 1. Free Consultation This free consultation allows me to identify your student's specific strengths and weaknesses in order to pair you with the right tutor. 2. In-Home Tutor Your tutor will come to your house or any other location of your choice, such as a bookstore or library, and work with your student one-on-one with a customized tutoring plan that targets your student's specific academic needs. 3. Our Three-Step Approach Step 1: Up to Speed The tutor gets the student up to speed by reviewing old concepts they might have missed which ensures their fundamentals are strong. Step 2: One Step Ahead The tutor covers topics and concepts with the student before it is done in class. This is a proven strategy in improving academic confidence. Step 3: Reinforcement and Organization The tutor will reinforce key concepts that the student might have missed to ensure the student is never behind. The tutor will also help with organization, study skills, and note taking strategies. 4. Background-Checked and Verified Tutor All of our tutors undergo a background check and have their transcripts verified. We train our tutors in etiquette and are interviewed by a member in our hiring department to ensure to have the right temperament to uphold our mission of nurturing hidden potentials through tutoring and mentoring. 5. Best Match Guarantee All of your tutoring sessions will be protected by our best-match-guarantee. This simply means that we don't charge you if you're not satisfied with your tutoring session. 6. Reporting We provide you with a detailed report at the end of each tutoring session, which includes what your tutor accomplished during their tutoring session, the student's strengths and weaknesses, and what they plan to accomplish in their next tutoring session. This report allows both the tutor and me to be accountable to you. 7. Technology Direct access to our award-winning web platform allows you to review your tutor's profile, qualifications, and availability. You can also book sessions, pay for sessions, track session reports, and communicate with your tutor and me at any time. The website also generates receipts for tax deduction purposes. 8. Connecting with the Teacher If it is okay with you, your tutor will contact your student's teacher to get a more detailed understanding of what the student is struggling with and also make sure they are both on the same page in tackling the problem. Frog Tutoring's recognition is the following: We have been featured on top media outlets such as CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and Star-Telegram. We have authored a best-selling book on college admissions: Hacking College Admissions How We Got into Every Ivy League School + $4 Million in Scholarships and How You Can Too! Over 98% of our current parents and students will return back to us for tutoring needs and will also refer us to their friends and families. We host and author a top blog on tutoring that is creating significant value for students, parents, tutors and educators.


Seeking help for your child? It's halfway through the school year and is your child still not improving? Well, sessions are now available for tutoring in English and other areas. Keep reading below if you are still interested: My background: -Qualified English teacher -Experience teaching in the VA school system -Experience as a reading resource teacher -Experience working with children with low reading levels and language difficulties. -My students performance on the SOL scores have been almost 100%. Example: 100 students and 4 only fail. I have tutored for SOL prep through the VA school system and noticed with tutoring the student's performance improves dramatically! Rates: 25.00 per hour/session - you can schedule one or two hour sessions. We can meet as many as three times a week. The first session called the Sweetheart special is for only $20.00 an hour! Hurry now! Most tutors charge a lot more. Tutoring sessions for this year are filling up fast. Payment: Payment is due prior to the start of our first session. Cash is preferred. Later if you pay by check, it will have to be cashed prior to session. After our first session if you would like to schedule ahead, we can work out a weekly or monthly payment plan. Where: Meet at the local library if in Chesterfield or Richmond. If in other counties, we will discuss location. I serve the Richmond, Chesterfield, Tri-Cities area, Prince George, and Dinwiddie. Tutoring available for: (k-12 or language learners) -SOL Testing- Review (Parents: This is the time to schedule a session, SOLS are only a few months away!) -SAT Testing -Study Skills/Reading Strategies(If you have a child who has a low reading level, please, please don't wait until it's too late, this is the time to help them!) -Literature (Elements, reading, homework, the components of particular stories) -Language/Linguistics (This is usually the students biggest weakness in English.) Please contact me only if you are serious about tutoring. Please don't wait to help your child.


I can help you complete your online class in statistics, any level of math, physics and a few other courses. I specialize in programs such as MyStatLab and ALECS and can help you achieve your class goals and grades.

  • 14 years in business

What best ingrains material into a person's mind is the way it is presented and I do my best to have the material I teach to stick and help you spend less time studying! I really get to know the student and work to include real world application of concepts for better understanding. I'm friendly and love working with kids and adults and am also great at helping students sort through and organize their material into proper and effective study guides while making it somewhat enjoyable for to the student do.


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.

  • 6 years in business

I have been involved with the education profession for over 20 years. I have a degree in Liberal Studies. This allows me to teach English, Math, Science, and History. I have also been a math specialists with an independent company hired through the state. My role was to coordinate with administration and teachers to improve SOL scores using technology and individual assessments. I have a strong ability to recognize weaknesses and accomodate individual needs. I love when I am working with a student and I see the light come on. I know that knowledge is useless without the communication skills to teach it and I love to hear, "That is so easy! Why didn't I understand this before now?"

  • 3 years in business

I work with children and families experiencing troubles with schools and problems with learning and behaviors. I have an ADA ramp for disabled individuals. I am very good at getting your children what they deserve in schools, especially making connections with school professionals. I am disabled and have mane family members whom I have helped with homework and adjusting in school/life despite their disabilities or obstacles.


I provide tutoring services for the following subject areas: English (Literature, Creative Writing, etc.), Science, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, (middle and high school), Social Studies, Civics and Geography (middle and high school level). I am a 1992 College graduate with a B.S. in Finance and minor in English. I also have experience with SAT tutoring (focus English and Writing). I am available most evenings and can provide services at the local library. If you or your student are struggling with one of the above subjects or just need to "better understand it", contact me and I am sure I can help.


I offer a wide array of tutoring services in any subject at school. SAT tutoring is available as well. My student at MLWGS scored a perfect 1600 on math/reading on the SAT.


I can tutor preschool to adults in reading, writing and ESL. I have experience working with adults and children from all over the world.


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!

  • 18 years in business

I specialize in middle and high school math/science. I have excellent references and affordable rates. I usually meet at a local library. Also, I am a published book author and have significant editing experience. I'm a curriculum writer as well.

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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