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Fiona K.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University
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Fiona K.

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I will work with you to strengthen your knowledge foundation and teach you techniques to enhance your test-taking performance.

About Fiona

I view teaching/education as my calling, by that I mean it is a profession that deserves life-time effort and dedication. I ascribe who I am and what I have accomplished to my parents and all my teachers. They instilled knowledge, the skill to learn, and the moral compass in me, which transformed m

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Poojaa A.
Highly unprofessional. Doesn’t know the subject well didn’t help my son at all. Not accommodating with the student’s schedule. Pls don’t waste money with her as your teacher.
Angela C.
I enjoy having Fiona as a tutor for both chemistry and geometry. She is kind and makes the material easier to understand. Also, she is patient and takes her time in explaining the concepts to me, step by step. I love how she types some parts of the problems in the chat box. ~Genesis C.
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Simeon S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Awarded Top 50 Tutors, USA from WyzAnt
  • Pre-Med from Harvard University
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Simeon S.

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Studying is serious business. We will write essays. We will analyze passages. We will laugh in the face of all that is boring about standardized tests.

Ultimately, my paradigm as a teacher will be to make myself progressively unnecessary.

About Simeon

The most important attributes of any teacher are empathy and patience. I currently attend Harvard University and work as a professional writer and tutor. I've lived all over the United States, although I grew up in Scotland of all places. My scores on the SAT and ACT were perfect (1600 and 36 re

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Lucas
Words cannot express how awesome Simeon is....but here is an attempt. As parents, my wife and I cannot say enough great things about Simeon. Our child was preparing for his second attempt at the SAT's. Our child has a 4.0 GPA but did not do as well as he would have liked on the SAT's his first time. Our son was hesitant at first to work with a tutor since he thought he could prepare on his own and improve his score but as parents, we decided he needed outside help. That's when we found Simeon. Our son not only increased his SAT scores by almost 100 points in a very short window, but he extremely enjoyed his time with Simeon. Now that he and Simeon no longer meet on a weekly basis our son misses his time with Simeon. Simeon is extremely intelligent and has a way of explaining the concepts in a manner that anyone can understand. Simeon truly cares about the students he works with. We have another child entering high school next year and you better believe if he needs any tutoring Simeon will be getting a call.
Thelma A.
Very intellectual and patient ... Cares and wanted to help .
Sadie
Simeon has been an absolutely invaluable resource for my SAT prep. His encouragement is appropriately supplemented by challenging material and (appropriately) challenging expectations. He manages to make studying for the SAT fun rather than a laborious task and I could not recommend him more.
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Dr. D. B.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Presentation Excellence from American College of Education
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Dr. D. B.

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I provide assistance in curriculum instruction, conducting discussion groups, and clarifying course content. I train students in developing effective writing and library research skills. I have extensive counseling of students to help them establish goals, identify options, and determine plans for action in reference to their studies. I hold a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction.

About Dr. D.

Greetings! I am a dynamic educator with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the education and business fields. I have extensive experience mentoring and helping students develop research, writing, critical and creative thinking skills, as well as to establish goals and determine plans for

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She gave me a lot of great advice and encouragement.
Cassandra
Ready to our next lessons!
Sachin M.
Encourages you and helps make the writing subject the top of your list.
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Atalia M.

110 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, German
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Awarded Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Honoree from University of Redlands
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Atalia M.

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I will teach you how to properly study for a test as well as tutor you in any subject you might need.

About Atalia

Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard. My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique a

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I am geting a stronger voice every class
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Aalok S.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Aalok S.

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I'm a test prep specialist. Did you know that over 90% of all standardized tests within the US are developed by one of four major test development companies? I have experience with a wide variety standardized tests and have the unique perspective of seeing how they are all predictable. You can get a better score! Let me get you there.

An integral part of academic and test-prep tutoring consists of making sure students are studying effectively. I've seen too many students study very hard but not learn anything or retain anything.

For study skills, I look to see exactly how the student seems to learn best (writing things down, visually seeing it, or simply by practicing the concept). This yields immediate results and a big boosts in confidence.

I have plenty of experience of working with high school students preparing for high school finals, SAT/ACT and AP Exams at the end of the year, in addition to working with college students prepare for exams like the GRE, MCAT,GMAT, ...

About Aalok

My name is Aalok and I am a full time professional tutor. I can help students who are struggling, students who are looking to excel, and everyone else in between. I strive for complete satisfaction and never charge for a session unless you are completely satisfied. I've even worked with other t

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Very knowledgeable and explains very well! Great teacher
Iba H.
Very helpful

Olga C.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Russian, Italian
  • Awarded 3rd Place from Opera Index Competition
  • Teaches students 6 to 55
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Olga C.

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I prepare singers for various tests: CM, ABRSM as well as auditio s and competitions

About Olga

Latest news: 2/05/30 Congratulations to Avantika on Winning 1st place and to David on winning 3rd place in Voce competition. 1/19/20 Congratulations to Avantika on winning 1st place in Youth Classical division at Cal Western regional Auditions NATS! 1/10/18 I just have to share this: My 1

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antonio
Awesome first day!
Irene -.
She was really very good but Irene could not understand her. Irene is from Greece and Olga is from somewhere else. Just not the right fit.
Shannon
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"Daniel was able to help me quickly with a job assessment and reviewed the general topics with me. He was very communicative. I'd highly recommend!"
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Took Test Prep lessons from Daniel F.
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"Always on time. He gets very invested in his students so always do your assignments on time. Other than that he explains step by step in a very easy way."
Sadia
Took Test Prep lessons from Rod K.
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"We originally solicited Rod's support in order to help get our 8th grade daughter up to speed in math class. With high school rapidly approaching, we wanted to ensure that her footing was solid for the rigors of the high school curriculum. As the New York State testing approached, we asked Rod to take some time in the weekly sessions to work on test-taking skills and to do a bit of brushing up on skills that my daughter may run into trouble with. I had my daughter take last year's 8th grade state test (which I found a copy of online), and asked Rod to review her work and help address the learning gaps. Rod's approach was to help my daughter recognize that she actually did know how to do many of the questions that she answered correctly, and with helping her reframe some of the questions, she was able to recognize that the test was not in fact, blind siding her which did wonders for her confidence. Rod spent ample time discussion stress reduction techniques, both before and after the test. As an incredibly supportive gesture, he followed up with us after each of the test days in order to inquire as to how she did, and show she was feeling overall. Rod's contribution definitely helped alleviate her anxiety and bolstered her confidence. By the end of the test she felt confident that she had performed to the best of her ability."
Renée
Took Test Prep lessons from Rod K.

About Test Prep

Test-taking is not fun for the average student. It's usually seen as an obstacle that takes a lot of time and effort. The experience doesn't need to be like this, however. Test prep tutoring is one way to make every test feel much simpler and less frustrating.

What Can Test Prep Tutoring Offer?

Through test prep tutoring, students of all ages can learn the value of test-taking techniques that make not only testing easier, but courses as well. Tutors recognize that different testing experiences require different needs, and depending on the topic, as well as individual students' stronger and weaker areas, every tutoring experience can be catered to meet those needs.

There are many reasons for completing test prep tutoring:
• Students will learn the best thinking techniques and skills necessary for completing basic and complex problems.
• No matter the test, practice questions can be given in order to best mimic and help students prepare for the testing environment.
• Strengths will be further developed, while weaker areas will be focused on and harnessed in order to help students succeed.
• Confidence will be given to inspire students of all ages to succeed in the future and find testing not as difficult.

Do I Really Need a Tutor?

A test prep tutor can help students learn what is necessary to complete and pass tests. Having a tutor means you'll learn and build on skills that can help in everyday life, such as maneuvering around basic duties or issues you may come across. Critical thinking is always encouraged through tutoring, and does not simply adhere to test-taking.

With our help, students can connect with local tutors who have been prescreened to ensure safety and the quality of the lessons. Students have access to a personalized online account to stay organized, and there are no long-term commitments. We’re so confident you’re tutoring sessions will help, we offer all new students a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

With a qualified tutor, there's no need to avoid test prep tutoring if given the opportunity. Even if you don't find yourself having a hard time getting through tests, simply having a test prep tutor can help make testing a more efficient and easy task!

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