Garden City Trailer Court, CA SAT Classes

Duke Graduate • 18 Years Experience • Over 1500 Students


I can help. Working with high school students for over 18 years, I have developed a philosophy supported by skills and techniques proven to result in superb  SAT Tutoring and ACT test results.

We all move through the world with a self-image that sets what we believe we are capable of. This self-image often under serves our potential because it has been formed by a hodge podge of experiences, some encouraging and affirming, others anything but. The sense of self is malleable particularly in young people.

I work to expose their doubts and fears as more imagined than real and to convince them that they are much more capable than they realize. This serves the all-important self-image in a very powerful way. It not only results in vastly improved standardized scores but also recalibrates the belief in what’s possible.

As I work with my students, I never lose sight of my real objective. I may be helping them ace their standardized tests, but ultimately I am elevating more than just a score.

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My program is not a traditional “one on one” tutoring situation. I have learned from my almost two decades of experience that there is a better and less painful way to prepare kids for these tests.  Over the course of each 2-hour session, students meet with me for three private, one-on-one conferences (totaling about 20 minutes per student, each session),

The value of each 2 hour session is multi faceted:

  • Self timed sections in a group environment similar to the actual testing environment
  • Immediate correction of mistakes and tutoring to specific content or errors
  • Test taking strategies given as they arise during test taking, making them more relevant and easier to remember and apply
  • Confidence building with every interaction
  • Session by session readjustment of areas of focus based on observable progress

Investments of time and money vary from student to student. Regardless of ability, students that complete the number of sessions we agree to upfront have a great chance of meeting or surpassing their test prep objectives.


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I had gone to over three different standardized testing tutors in the Bay Area since my freshman year. All left me unsatisfied, with mediocre results and my mother constantly reprimanding me for spending so much money on multiple exams and different tutors. On a whim, we tried Mr. Test Prep. Many of my friends had gone to him and raved about how his tutoring style is unique, effective, and definitely worth the money. They all succeeded in their standardized test preps, why shouldn’t I?
I can clearly remember Mr. Test Prep’s response when I said, “I’m no good at math and science.” He said, “Don’t think that way! These questions are easy if you think of them as easy. Let me break ‘em down for you…” Ever since then, the ACT has not intimidated me with the daunting math and science sections. His tricks to make sure I didn’t make any “silly” mistakes even increased my scores to near-perfection in the subjects that I was stronger in – reading, writing, and English! Additionally, the group testing environment was insanely helpful in practicing what to expect during test day. Mr. Test Prep’s unpredictable outbursts of songs and people’s sneezing and coughing inevitably allowed me to block out the irrelevant and focus on the test. I also still do his meditations today before a big event or test! They have assisted me greatly in becoming more centered, and have me diving into any task headfirst with steady hands and tranquility.
Not only did Mr. Test Prep increase my confidence in test taking, but he also helped boost my overall determination in conquering whatever may stand in my way – including math and science! The results of Mr. Test Prep’s tutoring are not merely numbers. If you are seeking someone who is more than a tutor – someone who is a role model, friend, and a hilarious mentor, then Mr. Test Prep is for you!
Veronica Louise Mendoza (Mountain View, CA)
Sacred Heart Preparatory, Class of 2015
UCLA, Class of 2019


Michael is by far the best mentor I have ever had. With his help, I was able to raise my SAT score by 240 points, which ultimately allowed me to get into several of my dream schools, including Dartmouth and Brown. He doesn’t merely teach the right answers, rather he provides his students with the mental tools and strategies necessary to think critically. One of the most important tools he focuses on is confidence. Through genuine, personable mentorship and support, Michael elevates not only test scores but also self-esteem that will benefit your child beyond his or her college process.His tutoring style can best be described as process of elimination: constant practice with past SAT tests eliminates the fear of unfamiliarity of the test; one-on-one guidance eliminates the pressure to move at a pace other than your own; his smile and sense of humor eliminates the fear of making mistakes…and all that’s left is your child’s fullest potential. Michael saw something in me, from our first session together, and cultivated that spark and turned it into something great. I have gained so much more than just points on my SAT score from working with Michael and it is an opportunity that I am grateful for every day. I highly recommend Michael as a tutor whether it’s for SAT, SAT II, ACT or anything!
Daisy Alvarado-Muñoz
Woodside Priory School Class of 2013
Brown University Class of 2017


I would not be at the University of Michigan without Michael Romano. Plain and simple.

When I was in high school, I had about a 3.3 GPA. I was below the threshold for a lot of schools’ GPA standards, especially Michigan’s. The only hope I had of finding my way to a big time school like Michigan was to seriously differentiate myself on my standardized tests. Unfortunately, those weren’t going great either (I was scoring high, but not in the 99th percentile like I’d need to in order to overcome my GPA).

I took a Princeton Review SAT course before coming to Mr. Test Prep. I thought it made sense to try a cheaper option first, I could not have been more wrong. Princeton Review didn’t treat me like a person. I don’t think the instructor ever even knew my name. What was even worse was that my score didn’t go up one point. They used umbrella teaching techniques that tried to address the needs of an entire class at once. I don’t think it helped anyone very much.

I went to Michael for a free practice test and consultation. He looked over the mistakes I’d made on the practice, congratulated me on already being a high scorer, and then told me he could get me where I needed to be. 2200 or higher.

Well, I’m at Michigan now, and I can tell you that my GPA did not improve my senior year of high school. It was Michael’s tutoring that got me into the school of my dreams. It’s that simple. I’ve been accepted into one of the most prestigious writing programs in the country, and started my own game company, and none of that would be possible without the hours Michael spent on me, personally, one-on-one, making every painstaking point on every last practice SAT the most importing part of his life at that time.

Near the end of my third year at the University of Michigan, I got a message from Mr. Test Prep asking how I’d been (that’s right, Michael cares enough about his students that he checked in three years after I took the SAT and ACT). He was interested in my life at Michigan, the projects I’d been a part of, and the progress of my writing career. He cared about getting me here, and he cares about where I go from here, and I only know him because he was my SAT tutor.

The least I can do after receiving that kind of genuine support from Michael is share my story with you all. Mr. Test Prep can make a difference on your test scores, I think every review on this page is a testament to that, but what I want to make abundantly clear is that Mr. Test Prep can make a difference in your life, which goes far beyond the investment of time and money spent on his tutoring sessions.
Paul Stefanski,
Palo Alto High School ’13
University of Michigan’17

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I stand behind the fact that the Mr. Test Prep program can help almost any student achieve the score increase he or she is looking for. I am so confident that I offer my students a score satisfaction guarantee, which allows them to continue to attend Mr. Test Prep, free of charge, if they aren’t fully satisfied with the results.

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