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Suffolk SAT Prep Tutors

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Tidewater Tutor, Inc.
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse V.
Verified review

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
Nicholas J.
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Two thumbs up!! Best Test Prep tutors around.

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Math Made Easy by Bruce
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 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!

  • 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
Gianna C.
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Laura is very encouraging and fun to work with! I always got my work done on time and got high grades on all assignments I did with her.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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.

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!

  • 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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We tutor Juniors and Seniors to prepare them for their college entrance exams. We first determine their unique learning style and direct our instruction accordingly. One size does not fit all. We have already tutored numerous students at Norfolk Academy, Cape Henry Collegiate, Hampton Roads Academy, and Grafton High School. Contact us for testimonials and referrals.

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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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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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