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Suffolk ACT Prep Tutors

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Tidewater Tutor, Inc.
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob H.
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Roger is very professional and uses humor to convey his message. I was struggling to take an online Calculus 1 class in order to prep for an MBA. I found Roger and he made seemingly difficult concepts easier to understand. He walked me through each topic and problem step by step. He wrote methodical notes that I could use as study guides in the future. Roger is able to simplify each step and explain everything in a way that I could grasp. He was always prompt and would work with my schedule. Roger offered his sessions at the Barnes and Noble in Chesapeake as well as his office in Portsmouth.

Arbor Tutors - Norfolk Area
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy S.
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Excellent ACT tutoring.

  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jana E.
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Poojitha had a two hour session with my daughter today and we have scheduled two additional two hour sessions over next two days in prep for a GED Math section test. She is very quick to return calls, punctual, professional, and very flexible. Most importantly, my daughter liked her style and found her proactive in making sure that she was really "getting it" as they went along. Very nice too! No negatives at all. Would refer her to anyone.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My daughter has been working with VB Writing Tutoring for almost two months now. She understands the teenage brain and works to keep them on task. I would recommend using her in the future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gina W.
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My son is a senior at HRA and needed help with his SAT prep, since his score from May testing was not enough to apply in the college of his top choices. I reached out back in June of 2015 and ended up hiring Megan as a tutor after a long conversation with her and felt very confident about my choice even though there weren't much of review about her. Megan was very attentive and flexible with my very busy senior's schedule ( plays foot ball and hockey) I was pleased with her assessment of his skills before she began. She has helped out so much and now that we have the result of his improved recent SAT score, he is putting in the early decision application to one of his choice school. is improved enough to apply at school of his choice. I believe that Megan truly loves math and teaching others to love and improve on this subject and enjoys what she does. Charges for the lessons are very reasonable and to be frank, I would pay a lot more for all the extra work she has done for my son. I wish she could've been my son's tutor during his entire high school. Not only Megan is highly recommended by both my husband and I, my son is happy with the help she has given him. I wish I could give her 10 stars but unfortunately, 5 is max.

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.

Sylvan Learning
5.0
from 1 review
  • 39 years in business
Deborah D.
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My son took both SAT and ACT prep classes at Sylvan which helped him increase his scores. He received acceptances into UVA, William and Mary and Virginia Tech. Thanks Sylvan!

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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.

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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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris Trudeau SAT/ACT Prep brings a new level of SAT test preparation to the Hampton Roads area. By combining an exclusive focus on SAT test preparation with proven techniques, Chris Trudeau leads the market in SAT/ACT prep, offering maximum results each time. Chris Trudeau makes available his SAT/ACT prep expertise to students in two major ways: in-home preparation and classroom instruction. By concentrating exclusively on the SAT/ACT, and not a variety of tests or general subject tutoring, Chris Trudeau offers a level of specialization distinctive in the Hampton Roads area. All our teachers are connected to the local education system in some way. We have been working with schools in Suffolk (Nansemond Suffolk Academy), Norfolk(Norfolk Academy), Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Newport news (Denbigh Baptist Christian). With external educational entities, we have been managing successfully all our current contracts.

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I offer personalized, in-home, one-on-one tutoring for students preparing for the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests, as well as general academic tutoring for various subjects. I have more than ten years of experience as a tutor, and can provide references from families at public and private schools all around Tidewater. I offer tutoring services for Hampton Roads, VA.

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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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