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Update on my review below: We received the results from the September ACT test and, with only 4 hours of help from Alison, our daughter's Math score improved by an incredible 7 points!! This improvement contributed tremendously to her Composite score, opening up opportunities for automatic scholarships from several Big Ten Universities (Many Big Ten Universities provide automatic scholarships for ACT score/GPA combinations.) So, with an investment of less than $300 on tutoring with Alison, we can save $20,000 on our daughter's college education over 4 years. Now that's a return on investment! Alison has worked with my daughter for 3 sessions now on preparation for the math section of the ACT. The first two sessions were very helpful to her, as Alison showed her faster ways of working the problems out and explained concepts that my daughter had not seen for a couple of years. During the 3rd session, however, they really connected, and my daughter said it was very valuable to her. It became evident to me that by the end of the 2nd lesson, Alison had a good understanding of where my daughter's trouble areas were and focused the 3rd lesson on her particular weaknesses. Additionally, Alison took the time to identify and send us specific math problems that my daughter should work on prior to the 4th session to make sure the concepts are mastered. I would highly recommend Alison for ACT math review or general math tutoring!
My son has expressed nothing but great praise for the style Alison uses to help in what is his most difficult area of learning.
Alison is a great tutor. She is very calm and encouraging in her manner. She teaches at the right pace for you. She quickly determines what to teach based on evaluating your current understanding. She is easy to understand.
Alison has done an excellent job tutoring our child, and we would love to work with her in the future on our child's current Math class. Alison is knowledgeable, responsible, and caring. We recommend her highly to anyone seeking an excellent Math tutor.
Alison is an excellent tutor and our son has improved his math skills amazingly within a one month time frame. She knows exactly what to teach and has a specific technique in which he is able to fully comprehend. We are hoping continued success and he excels in every math subject.
Alison was always prompt to our meetings and prepared. She had tips and tricks to make the concepts easier to understand. If I did not understand something she would either explain it in another way or create a new practice problem for me to try out. She also made math notes for me to take for further study. After each lesson Alison sent a link with resources I could use to cement what we had reviewed. I had to pass the IL teachers TAP test and I know that would not have happened without those four hour long session with Alison. It was worth the investment.
My son needed Calculus review before heading back to college. Alison O. provided exactly what he needed. She never rushed through her explanations and always made sure that he had a complete understanding. She was detail oriented in her reviews and repeated things several times to make sure he was confident in the subject matter. She had a very pleasant and positive demeanor which is very important working one on one. My son now feels he has more clarification and ready for the fall semester. Thank you, Alison.
She was thorough in her explanations and made sure to ask me if I had any questions. If I did have a question she was very patient and explained it to me in different ways so I was able to get through the problem. Her steps make it easy to understand and learn new concepts. She's a great teacher and makes an subject easy to learn.
Alison is a great tutor! She is very easy to work with and always available!! I highly recommend her as a tutor!
Alison is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She really prepares and is always on time. She is very flexible, easy to reach and very professional. With a lot of determination and hard work, which my son has always hated, he has done pretty well in math. However last year he missed a whole semester, so we hired Alison for 2 weeks to bring him up to date. Not only is she doing a fabulous job, my son is actually enjoying it and thinks math is easy now. I would highly recommend Alison without hesitation.
Alison was very responsive, flexible, and reliable. Her teaching ability was superlative, both my son & I wish that he had the opportunity to work with a math teacher of Alison's caliber while he was in high school. Alison is a wonderful representative of WyzAnt and is your best "advertisement" for quality tutoring professionals.
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