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Average Cost of Test Prep Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute test prep lessons is $49. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $99 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$28 average
$60
45-min $20
 
$38 average
$75
60-min $25
 
$49 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute test prep lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute test prep lessons are 23% less expensive at $38, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $28.

Curious how much test prep lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best test prep teachers .

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Ryan B.

Allen, TX
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Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL
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Matthew H.

Cleveland, OH
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Whether you need help passing the GED, ACT, PSAT or SAT, I can help you! With years of experience and methods that work, I can help you prepare and master the subject test with confidence!

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Camelia August 16, 2017
· Piano · In home
Ryan reconnected our son with the love of piano. His class is fun, relaxed and totally engaged. Our son made lot of progress with him and most importantly he loves piano and enjoys it
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Phil T. December 23, 2016
· Drum · In studio
I am having a blast, Rayn really knows how to customiz your lesson for you. I am always looking forward to my next lesson
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Phil December 16, 2016
· Drum · In studio
I am an intermediate drummer. Lessons with Ryan have been awesome. He is easy going, laid back but keeps you totally engaged. He is well versed in many instruments and music theory. I'm always looking forward to mynext lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone.

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I have worked as a tutor for several years and taught a variety of subjects. My main goal is to equip every student with tools they need to be successful. I care more about comprehension and learning, than grades. I work with each student individual to develop a personalized plan of organization, motivation, and accountability.

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Jeremy August 3, 2017
· Singing · Online
I experienced significant results after the first session. My vocal performance continues to improve and I'm doing things vocally I didn't think possible being 36 years old. Highly recommended vocal coach!
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Meggan (Ryan's Mother) S. July 25, 2017
· Opera Voice · Online
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Ryan S. July 20, 2017
· Opera Voice · Online
First lesson went very well. Thank you!

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Cleveland, OH

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I have taught 30+ test prep students, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, GED, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, etc. Using my broad teaching expertise and coursework in mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry) English (reading, writing, grammar) and Science (biology, chemistry, physics), I have helped prospective university students (juniors, seniors and even sophomores) get the scores they need to gain acceptance to their top school choices. Let me show you how successful you or your child can be.

A recent success story from one of my students was an increase of 4 points on her ACT, for a composite of 30. That's 16 individual points within four subjects!

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Rafi August 21, 2017
· Algebra · In home
Matt was very efficient, on time, got down to the task straight away and knew his subject matter. My son really liked him. I highly recommend Matt.
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Heather August 19, 2017
· Algebra · Online
great first lesson
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Phillip Nunez January 6, 2017
· Microsoft Office · Online
Excellent communication skills, very proficient with his skill set.

Daniel F.

Woodland Hills, CA
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Larry P.

Cave Creek, AZ
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Ridgewood, NY
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Master in various test preps. Can identify student shortfalls and address them through study skills and prioritization.

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Carl E. August 17, 2017
· Microsoft Word · In home
It was a very good lesson and what I was looking for.
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Lana K. July 19, 2017
· Physics · In home
Nice guy , very helpful! , on time.­
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Greta July 9, 2017
· Calculus · In home
I was struggling with calculus 1 at SMC and felt very intimidated before Daniel came along. He helped me understand what calculus was all about and always explained new concepts clearly. Daniel went above and beyond his duties and was always on time. I ended up with an A and would highly recommend Daniel to any student with math needs. ­

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Cave Creek, AZ

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Learning material for a test has little to do with memorization, and lots to do with understanding: Understanding the material, understanding the process, understanding why test stress exists, and most of all, understanding how to prepare.

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Monica August 21, 2017
· English Literature · Online
We've Been Working With Larry For Quite Some Time Now, And He Is A Real Professional. Excellent Communication & Very Patient. Larry Works With Our Schedule Anytime Something Unexpected Comes Up. Always Prompt, Always Kind, And A 100% Honest Man. A True Value To Take Lessons.com, And A True Value To Anyone That Has The Opportunity To Work With Him.
One Of The Very Best! You'd Be Lucky To Work With Him!!

Thank You For Everything Larry! :)
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Corissa August 3, 2017
· Test Prep · Online
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Slawomir July 26, 2017
· Acting · In studio
All the classes are very fun. Mr. Larry is very patient and super helpful. I'm enjoying every minute of each class.

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I can help you with NYC Gifted and Talented Test, SHSAT, HSPT, ISEE, SSAT, SAT/ACT, College/Graduate Admission tests (e.g. GRE/GMAT, etc) and other certification tests when requested. When the rapport with student and teacher is good, a world of possibilities open!

We will together build a test strategy that is specially adapted to your needs and score targets.

120mins/lesson with 30min increments.

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Jennifer K. August 6, 2017
· Geometry · In home
I asked Rod to work with my daughter on geometry to help her get ready for 9th grade. Rod explains each concept and its application very well. His lessons are appropriate for grade level but also challenging. I am particularly happy that my daughter is learning a broader approach to problem solving and critical thinking. As a scientist (PhD in chemistry) and a mother of a teenager, I appreciate Rod’s approach as it will provide a solid foundation for my daughter’s learning for many years to come. And he is always on time and gives me an overview of what was covered and what will be covered after each lesson. I highly recommend him.
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Monika May 30, 2017
· Statistics · In home
I has reached out Rod at the point in which I resigned and I was expecting to get "B" in my statistics class. I was not confident and constantly struggled in responding to the test questions because I was not sure of concepts. Rod explained me concepts step by step in a very simple way also, by drawing the graphs and that everything was clear for me as visual person. He was able to answered and explained all my questions that I was well prepared and confident on my final exam. Thanks to him I gained the necessary knowledge and I ended with "A".
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Renée May 15, 2017
· Test Prep · In home
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.

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Why TakeLessons?

Test Prep Lessons

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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