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Our tutors have raised SAT scores by an average of 215 points and have all scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and/or ACT. Our talented, experienced teachers provide you with the study skills needed to succeed in both the classroom and on the exam.

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We use official standardized exams and focus on our student's areas of weakness for greatest efficiency and maximum results. We provide preparation for:

  • SAT and PSAT
  • ACT
  • ISEE
  • AP (Advanced Placement) - Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, History, Psychology, and more
  • SAT Subject Exams - Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Spanish, and more

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We help with other subjects too, including:

  • Math - Algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics
  • English and Reading
  • History and Government
  • Study Skills
  • Spanish, Chinese, and more!

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Our students are diverse - they come from Texas, California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, China, India, Venezuela, and more.

  • Teaching individually tailored to the student's strengths and weaknesses
  • Online sessions offer convenience of time and location for students across the globe
  • In-person sessions available for students in Houston, Texas


"The mentorship was focused on my personal needs and we worked on the specific things I needed most help with."
- Y.G. (successful SAT student)

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Test Prep FAQ

When should I start SAT/ACT prep?
This can be quite variable - especially since some students require more preparation than others. However, if possible, we recommend starting SAT prep by the summer of the sophomore year to be in time for the PSAT administration during the fall. Scores on the PSAT taken during the junior year will count for National Merit scholarships.

Retaking the SAT: how many times is too many?
Everyone, of course, would like to take this test only once. But retrospective studies have shown that students rarely achieve score increases after taking the SAT three times. You should prepare for the SAT wholeheartedly, with the intention of making your first time your last time.

How many SAT Subject Tests do I need to take?
This is one aspect that varies from college to college. But even highly selective colleges require applicants to take no more than three SAT Subject Tests. Most highly selective schools only require two SAT Subject Tests.

Where are you located?
We offer our services to students across the globe through Skype and Google Hangouts. We currently offer in-person sessions to those living in the greater Houston area.