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Thore D.

Successful ACT Tutor

Successful ACT Tutor

$95/hour

  • 1,257 hours tutoring

  • Loring Park Minneapolis, MN 55403

"Thore does not simply teach the ACT, he teaches the ACT to his student."

Mathew, 9 lessons with Thore

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About Thore


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*At this time, I am only accepting ACT students. Please read my full bio for a description of how I approach preparing students for the exam.

**Thank you for your interest, but I am no longer accepting new students for the April exam. If you would like to discuss scheduling for the June exam, I'm happy to do so.

In his eighth year of tutoring, Thore has logged thousands of one-on-one hours with students. Named a National Merit Scholar in 2008, he holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal...

*At this time, I am only accepting ACT students. Please read my full bio for a description of how I approach preparing students for the exam.

**Thank you for your interest, but I am no longer accepting new students for the April exam. If you would like to discuss scheduling for the June exam, I'm happy to do so.

In his eighth year of tutoring, Thore has logged thousands of one-on-one hours with students. Named a National Merit Scholar in 2008, he holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Norwegian from St. Olaf College, graduating summa cum laude and with distinction in both degrees. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor given to roughly one percent of college seniors nationally. While at St. Olaf, Thore worked as an Academic Assistant, helping students who needed extra assistance with study and organizational skills. He also tutored content in Norwegian, music theory, and music history.

I tutor ACT in two-hour blocks, covering all four multiple choice sections of the exam. Beyond teaching any missing or forgotten English grammar and math content, I focus on teaching specific procedures to be used in each section to improve accuracy and pacing. My procedures help students guide and streamline their comprehension and decision-making processes on the exam while avoiding common, predictable errors.

At the sessions, we begin by working through the content and procedures together. Because accuracy must always be developed before speed, students then practice the procedures untimed on homework ACT sections. (For example, the problems in the math section increase in difficulty as the test progresses. A student who only has time to answer the first two-thirds of the problems correctly before randomly guessing on the twenty most difficult problems would score a 26 on most exams.) We review the specific errors at the session and address why the correct answer is right, what mistake in thought process, procedure, or content led the student to their specific error, and how the student must approach the problem differently in the future to avoid this mistake and promote the correct answer. After one or two untimed sections, students begin working through sections timed without the aid of the procedure sheets.

There are no tricks to an improved ACT score: students must commit to learning and integrating the procedures and thoroughly reviewing mistakes through a process I call "error logging." Once all four procedures are covered, the student will have a full practice test to complete before the next session in addition to the error logging. Because there is less homework between the first few sessions as we work through the introductory content, sessions can be doubled up the first and/or second week.

To fully prepare a student for an exam, I hope to see him/her for six to eight sessions. The number of sessions required depends largely on a student's starting and goal scores, the amount of math content that must be covered, and the intensity at which a student error logs the material. Most students who complete eight sessions see an additional three to five composite points on the exam; I routinely have students improve beyond that, including multiple nine-point score improvements.

I generally meet students at coffee shops within a ten-mile driving radius around downtown Minneapolis. I'm happy to meet students at other suitable public locations or in-home provided a parent is present for the duration of the session. I do require 24 hours notice for cancellations. My rate covers all materials and travel within my standard tutoring radius and is non-negotiable.

I look forward to hearing from you.

-Thore


Education

St. Olaf College
Music and Norwegian

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/30/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History

Music History

I have a B.M. in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. I received multiple A's in music history courses, both survey and advanced level (Baroque music). I have vocal literature/history knowledge as well. I have study abroad experience with history of Norwegian music in Tromsø, Norway.

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I hold a B.M. in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. I have two years of general ear training. I have strongly developed sight-singing skills. I have tutored ear training at the Academic Support Center at St. Olaf College.
General Music,

General Music

B.M. in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. Training included extensive music theory and history. Performed in 9 operatic productions during that time. Long choral experience, including numerous state, regional and national honor choirs during high school.
Music History,

Music History

I have a B.M. in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. I received multiple A's in music history courses, both survey and advanced level (Baroque music). I have vocal literature/history knowledge as well. I have study abroad experience with history of Norwegian music in Tromsø, Norway.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

I have a B.M. in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. I performed in nine operatic productions during that time. I have long choral experience, including numerous state, regional, and national honor choirs during high school.
Music Theory

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and organized

Thore appears very knowledgeable in the areas of the ACT. He understood where our son was needing assistance according to the ACT test. Thore provided our son with great structure and organization that our son requires to succeed. Now it's up to our son to use the tools that Thore provided him.

Becky, 7 lessons with Thore

Excellent Tutor!

Thore is an outstanding ACT tutor. He helped our daughter prepare for the ACT starting about six weeks in advance of the test. Our daughter found him to be personable, engaging, and effective. He identified the areas in which improvements could be made, including content readiness but also extending into test-taking and time management strategies. On nuts-and-bolts matters, he was always on time, always made complete and very focused use of the tutoring session, and was responsive to scheduling emails and other communications. Our daughter reached her goal score result, and she and we credit Thore for contributing to her success. Thanks Thore!

David, 4 lessons with Thore

Excellent Tutor

Thore was very helpful of for me. He gave me the knowledge and the skills that will absolutely help me achieve my goals. I was really nervous about tutoring at first, but I now look forward to every session.

Kathryn, 7 lessons with Thore

Knows the ACT

Thore completed an initial review of a prior ACT exam my son had taken. Thore then helped my son with test taking methods that my son felt would have saved him nearly 20 minutes of time with his prior exam and also better approach the problems in a more methodical fashion. My son also said that Thore is extremely smart.

Kevin, 1 lesson with Thore

Outstanding results!

I have been more than pleased with the attention Thore has given my son. His comprehension and style of test taking have dramatically improved. I have also noticed my son becoming more proactive than reactive to assignments, homework and upcoming obligations. Highly recommend Thore.

Gwen, 8 lessons with Thore

Outstanding Tutor

Thore is an outstanding tutor! He is patient, understanding and provides clear explanations. My son was a little nervous preapring for the ACT test and after working with Thore he is confident with the skill set needed to succeed on the exam. This is the second time we have worked with Thore to prepare for the ACT exam and I would highly recommend him. My sons both significantly increased their ACT scores.

Gina, 10 lessons with Thore

Our Son is Improving

Our sons confidence and scores are improving. Time for the test!! Methods seem to be working. Here we go. Hope his confidence is there in test day.

Bob, 19 lessons with Thore

Exceptional

Thore helped my son review for the ACT and I was impressed. Not only does Thore know the material, he also teaches a systematic way of answering the questions. My son enjoyed his sessions and his results on the ACT is proof that the sessions with Thore were money well spent. Thank you Thore.

Yemi, 9 lessons with Thore

Knows his material

Thore really seems to know the material for tutoring for the ACT. I am confident that he will be able to identify specific areas in need of improvement to increase test scores

Tannis, 7 lessons with Thore

$95/hour

Thore D.

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