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Racine ACT Prep Tutors

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Thomas the Tutor
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine O.
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Thomas is a well prepared, intelligent, and personable tutor. He was able to quickly establish rapport with my daughter and dive into the challenging aspects of the ACT prep.

Telos Tutors
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Renjie is patient & encouraging. Great personality, and a perfect match for my kids. He helped increase both of their ACT scores, which also carried over into improving their GPAs. He is also very dedicated, working around busy high schoolers schedules. Renjie also tutored my 7th Grader in Math. She was struggling half way through the year, and after a few sessions with him, there was a huge improvement. Her teacher commented on her progress and her grades increased dramatically. She continued to work with him throughout the school year and looked forward to her sessions, as he calmed any anxiety she had before tests and with tough homework.

Tutoring Services
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua S.
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Our son has been working with Carol for over 6 months preparing for the ACT test and also receiving subject-area tutoring in geometry, English/Reading and Earth Science. Carol is very professional, extremely smart, wonderful to work with and has demonstrated her ability to work effectively with secondary students at all skill levels, including those with special needs and current IEPs. Carol has helped our son prepare for the ACT in all subjects and provided detailed strategies, not only for test preparation, but for each element of the exam. She uses teaching, demonstration, practice and testing as an intertwined process that has really benefitted our son. Last semester, he earned a 4.0 for the first time and made the National Honor Society. Carol also is wonderful with homework, projects, and writing assignments. Her background in education is AMAZING. She not only has multiple degrees and certifications, but has an extremely high IQ, and has extensive knowledge of both high school and college curricula. We highly recommend Carol, and urge others to utilize her expertise, experience and her wonderful personality with kids for all your family's tutoring and testing needs. The Slovins Northbrook, Illinois

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Normandi T.
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English tutoring was excellent went beyond our expectations and provided lots of learning materials and testing materials for ACT. Made my son comfortable with tutoring, who usually has a difficult time with it.

  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Traci D.
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Guy truly cared about helping my son achieve his full potential on the ACT test. Highly recommend! He is very knowledgeable in tutoring and test preparation!

Miriana's Tutoring
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher T.
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Miriana’s tutoring was a huge help to me for basic english rules especially with grammar and she really helped fill the gaps in math from high school to help me take the ACT.  Highly recommend!

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bill C.
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Our daughter had taken the ACT four times, but was not achieving the scores she wanted (and needed) to get into her first choice school: The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. This happened even though we had spent a few thousand dollars with a local tutoring company (Oxford) over that past year. Then a recommendation from a friend sent us to Laura George and we had her start meeting with our daughter immediately. Over the next month, they met 4-5 times. Then our daughter took the ACT test once more. She absolutely nailed the test, improving her composite score 3 points over her best previous score. In fact, she significantly improved scores in all categories of the test. After the test, Laura then helped our daughter polish up her college essays. The end result: our daughter was directly admitted to the IU Kelley School of Business as a freshman. We could not be more thankful for the services and guidance of Laura George. We only wish we had gone to Laura from the start. We highly recommend Laura to anyone wanting to improve test scores or polish up essays or applications. She is the best!!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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My daughter received excellent score of 780(scale of 800) on New SAT-Math thanks to Mr. Patel's expertise. Her previous score was 610. We were struggling to find the teacher for New SAT. She is not fond of word problems and gets frustrated. But Mr. Patel was able to make concepts much simpler and easier to understand. We also signed up for his College Consulting Service, where his team of professional coaches work with us one on one at a fraction of the cost. We are very satisfied and definitely refer Mr. Patel to my friends and family. Thanks Mr. Patel for your support.

More Than SAT
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laura A.
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I could not have been happier with the results from using More Than S.A.T. in preparation for the ACT. While my older children had used other prep courses for the ACT with satisfactory results, I decided to make a change for my youngest child. More Than S.A.T. had a more unique approach to studying for the ACT. More Than S.A.T’s academic coach was able to tailor a study program specific to my son’s strengths and weaknesses. What’s more, the consultant’s suggestions as to how to manage the test, while taking it, were very beneficial. The result: a 6 point increase. Thank you, More Than S.A.T.!

from 2 reviews
    Sophie A.
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    Charlie helped me understand each section of the ACT, and how to take it apart and work on it, so that I figured out what I needed to do. He taught me strategies, and new ways of looking at problems, but most of all he gave me the confidence to know I could walk into this long and exhausting test and break it all down into manageable parts. I stopped being scared of it. He even told me to eat a big breakfast, and take snacks, and it made a huge difference! (My score improved by 8 points!)

    Sarah Glazier Tutoring
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Susan S.
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    Highest recommendation! Sarah has worked with two of my boys on ACT/SAT prep and they both benefited greatly. She helped them build skills and confidence, which resulted in improved scores. Sarah is smart, creative, positive and very experienced; we also appreciated her willingness to work around busy schedules.

    Julia C.
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Irina K.
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    Julia tutored my son for about five years. We were very impressed by his improvement in math shortly after he became her student. Julia's tutoring not only helped him to excel in math inside the class, but it also helped him to excel in standardized tests such as SAT and ACT. I strongly recommend Julia not only for students who need help, but also for those who are doing good but still want to perform to the best to their potential.

    Sally P.
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    Brittany is a wonderful teacher! I have been very impressed with her dedication, caring and knowledge. Any child would benefit from having her as an educator and an advocate.


    I teach the following: * ESL/English as a Second Language - Improve accent, vocabulary, and conversation for children and adults. * K-12 Tutor - English, reading, writing, creative writing, vocabulary, science, history, social studies, geography, study skills, and humanities * ACT/SAT Test Prep - all English portions * Homeschool - Fine arts program for homeschool groups, theater, acting, folk dancing, and art history * Music Lessons - Voice, piano, and flute


    I am an experienced SAT and ACT prep tutor with a wide base of knowledge. I have a master's degree in international economics and have most recently worked as a research analyst for a large government agency.


    I honor each individual in each of my classes by being there for him or her throughout the learning process, during class, between classes and after the sessions are over.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I have prepared over 300 students for the ACT Test and my strategies have been published in an ACT Preparation book. The sessions will be tailored to the student's own learning style and are upbeat and fun. We work with actual questions from recent ACT tests, using the questions as a base to learn strategy, tricks, and academic concepts. Give me a call for more information. Thanks!


    I design the program around the student's needs. I also work with only one student at a time verses a classroom or three students at a table like many other companies do. We stay away from the one-fits all approach and focus on each student at one time!


    I teach math, chess, and SAT/ACT prep. My accomplishments are as follows: * I placed 3rd in the Illinois Math Competition in 2011 for juniors * I am a USCF Class A rank chess player * I have a 36 on the ACT and am a National Merit finalist


    HI! I am Jan Wodnicki, a recent graduate of Brookfield East High School. I was able to score a 35 composite on my ACT (35 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 35 Science) and have really enjoyed the process of becoming familiar with the test and exactly how to tackle it. After taking 3 official tests, completing dozens of practice tests, and reading a handful of prep books, I have developed a process to quickly adopt the mindset that is fundamental to success on the ACT. With this series of steps and learning approach, I enthusiastically helped my friends and family members improve their scores significantly within both long and short time frames (3 composite points in just 9 days with my friend Andre). While I hope we can work with more time than just 9 days, reaching scores in the 99th percentile (34-36) is entirely feasible with the correct mindset, strategy, level of familiarity, and approach to each type of problem. I hope to work with students around the 27-31 composite score range who would like to gain an advantage in college admissions. Additionally, I am excited to tutor students who struggle with math in particular. Math has always been my strong suit, and after tutoring my girlfriend’s sister in geometry and algebra, I realized that once again, efficient problem-solving relies on a certain creative approach to every problem. Whether your student needs help on the ACT overall or targeted help on the Math portion, I hope to teach my top-down and algorithmic approaches to this stressful standardized test.


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    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.

    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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