I sent you a PM. For anyone looking to hire a tutor, I'll repeat the advice I gave:"I recommend answering a few tutor ads on Craigslist. Any tutor confident in their ability to help you should at the least offer to chat on the phone with you, or some sort of moneyback guarantee after the first lesson if you don't find it useful. Quality varies greatly between tutors, so I recommend talking to a few of them. Ask about their teaching philosopy, or ask them to explain a question you found confusion, check what concepts they'll teach you. At a bare minimum they should be able to teach you the skills I mentioned in the post above. " Also, take a look at rates in your local area. Most tutors will come down on price a bit if you can cite an alternative which charges less. Score is important, but it's not the only thing. They should be able to understand why you're NOT understanding, and explain things in a way which makes it "click" for you.