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Math Tutor
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  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Wonderful teacher who helped me slow down and focus, step-by-step, on the problems I just didn't get. Kind with words and clear with the most frustrating numbers at the same time!!! You'll like this tutor.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Using a combination of test-specific strategies and content knowledge, I help students maximize SAT and ACT scores. I have some favorite resources, but everything I do centers around actual-released test material from the SAT "Blue Book" or the ACT "Red Book." I design a personalized study plan around each student's strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Test-prep sessions are scheduled at your convenience, and thanks to Skype and Scribblar, you don't even have to leave home. All tutoring relationships begin with a free consultation, so you can kick the tires before making a commitment. With hourly rates significantly lower than "big-box" companies and packages to match your SAT and ACT test-prep needs, I offer superior tutoring and excellent value, including a satisfaction guarantee.

  • 5 years in business
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Above Grade Level provides an internationally-proven in-home tutoring and academic enrichment program based on over 30 years of experience. We have helped hundreds of students in Math, English and many other subjects. We are confident we can help your child too! We begin with a comprehensive online assessment, developed by professors at the University of California, Berkeley, which pinpoints skill gaps in math and reading. Then, we create a customized curriculum to ensure academic success. This curriculum forms the basis for the in-home instructional program conducted by our professional tutors.

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Private tutoring does not have to be expensive. I offer private tutoring in the Fredericksburg area for less. Where other centers charge big money, I save you money by meeting you at a coffee shop.

  • 9 years in business
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Hamlar Tutoring Services provides quality in-house and online tutoring at an affordable price. Our company provides excellent educational services. We offer comprehensive tutoring plans. A free consultation is provided to our clients. The free consultation allows us to tailor a plan to fit our clients' needs. Our tutors are highly qualified. They go through a rigorous screening. Our screening process consists of taking diagnostic tests, a series of interviews, and background checks. Our tutors are professionals who have obtained at least a bachelor degree.

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I am a PhD student in engineering education. I am also a guitarist for over 13 years with formal training and teaching experience. I can tutor engineering, math, physics, and related subjects as well as guitar lessons for beginners to advanced players.

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I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to learn to read! Finding and following a child's interests increases motivation and leads to success.

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I am tutoring all students in the Roanoke, VA, area in math, computer applications, and SAT and GRE improvement. I am proficient in all levels of math up to, but not limited to, calculus. I am state certified till July of 2018 in math, marketing, business and information technology.

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My background in education, as well as my tutoring experience in college, has made me ready to help you learn to the best of your abilities!

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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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