California Santa Clara Sat Preparation
Duke Graduate • 18 Years Experience • Over 1500 Students
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED TO IMPROVE HIS OR HER STANDARDIZED SAT TEST SCORES?
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MASTER SAT TEST TUTOR IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BAY AREA WHO REQUIRES NO HOMEWORK AND GUARANTEES RESULTS?
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.
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.
I had been through hell and back looking for and attending all kinds of different test prep places since the end of sophomore year. However, I finally came across Mr. Test Prep the summer before senior year and it has been my second home since. The environment is so calming and it helped me focus much better than the crammed classrooms and loud libraries I had previously been studying in. I met Michael with an SAT score of 1980 and we decided together to focus on ACT which I had scored a mere 28 on. I attended sessions every week and took the ACT both in September and October of 2014. Both times I scored an amazing 32 and the second time around in October, my super score reached 33. I was blown away and my parents were blown away (which is amazing)! The experience at Mr. Test Prep is something I won’t forget. I learned many test taking skills and felt genuinely welcome at Michael’s. He was encouraging and the one-on-one sessions were personal. That kind of attention is rare in other test prep places and there is no one else I would recommend as much as him. I know for sure now, thanks to Michael, that anything is possible. With him, you’ll be dazzled, not frazzled. – Brianna Hoang, Presentation High School Class of 2015 Northwestern Class of 2019
Mr. Test Prep is a godsend. Honestly, I was way behind on getting ready for the SATs when I found Mr. Test Prep. I came to him only a month or so before the SAT I wanted to take, unsure of how to study and what the test would be like. After meeting with him once a week for about six weeks, I felt confident and prepared going into my first SAT. Mr. Romano reminded me that it was only a “practice” run, and that we’d see how I did and plan for future tests accordingly. The clear-headedness and confidence that he exuded helped me remain grounded and focused during my exam. After that test, we met another four times to get ready for the “real” one. Once I received my results for my second SAT, I realized that in those FOUR short meetings we had to prepare, Mr. Test Prep had increased my math score by 90 points. 90 POINTS! And I’m not a fan of math so if that isn’t a miracle, I don’t know what is. Just a word about the man behind the magic; Mr. Romano is amazing. He is truly one of the most genuine, funny, and charismatic people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not once did he ask me about my grades or college plans in a way that was anything other than supportive. That means a lot. I’m not a bad student, so talking about grades doesn’t give me anxiety in that way, but usually when an adult mentions my academics, it stresses me out because it makes me feel like my grades are the most important way for them to define me. The fact that Mr. Romano never made me feel like that instantly made me feel more comfortable working with him. On top of that, he also makes test prep more fun by sharing humorous tidbits and brief anecdotes during the “check ins”. The connections we were able to build off of those really made our relationship more of a friendship instead of an awkward, distant tutor-student relationship. When I feel more connected to my instructors, I feel more motivated to do well. And Mr. Romano always motivated me. I could talk for ages about all the ways Mr. Romano has proven himself to be the best SAT/ACT tutor out there, but I don’t think there’s enough space for me to type it all out. Basically, he will change everything in the best way possible. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with him, because you won’t find anyone else who can even come close to him. – Julia Shaver, Los Altos High School Class of 2017
After getting a score on my PSAT that was below my potential and being crushed by my twin sister’s perfect 36 on the ACT, I felt very determined to augment my score. Michael Romano helped me improve my SAT score by over 200 points, and through his unconditional support, friendliness, and encouragement, Michael instilled in me a sense of confidence that I hadn’t had before. He taught me lots of useful tricks and tips. But after the “either is always singular”, etc, my favorite thing he taught me was how to meditate. He offered to have my stay an extra hour after my session one day and taught me a routine of meditation and mental relaxation. The habit of meditation was crucial to my success because it allowed me stay focused and be confident; it went such a long way for me that I ended up writing about my utilization of meditation for my common app college essay. Michael’s well-rounded style of teaching proves that he is so much more than just an SAT-prep teacher; he is a friend. – Claire Chevallier (Palo Alto, CA), Paly, Class of 2015, UC Davis, Class of 2019
Score Satisfaction Guarantee
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.
If you would like to speak with me prior to your Free Trial Session, see Contact Page or call me now at 650-575-5867. Be sure to include your phone number and a time you would like to be reached. Otherwise, schedule your Free Trial Session by filling out the form for the California Santa Clara Sat Preparation Program Here:
Since 1997, Mr. Test Prep has run the #1 Los Altos CA SAT Test-Prep-Tutor program. By combining the benefits of private SAT instruction with the strengths of a group testing environment, Mr. Test Prep offers the best of both worlds: one-on-one attention, experienced academic counseling, group testing and a personal bond. By hosting this in a semi-group environment, Mr. Test Prep prepares his students for a real-world test experience. High school students who use his Menlo Park SAT Prep services will be equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of standardized testing.