Until further notice, test prep sessions are held using the online platform Zoom. They will last as long and cost the same as our typical test prep sessions do.
Now, the student will not work in a group setting, but he or she will study from home. The student will not sit with me in person; instead, he or she will meet with me using the online platform Zoom.
Like before, sessions are still being scheduled at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
The Zoom meeting details will be provided in the scheduled appointment confirmation notices.
Whenever it is time for a practice test, it will be taken at home and evaluated in the test prep sessions.
You are going to be invoiced via email.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. Meanwhile, be safe and calm amidst the chaos.
Mr. Test Prep, Michael Romano, describes himself as making a “genuine connection with each student”. That’s truly what makes him special. He really ‘gets’ his students. He’s so cool he even hit the basketball court with my son and his friends! This chemistry enabled Michael to be both encouraging and direct with my student, like the best kind of coach. Michael set high but achievable goals, and nudged my student forward when he saw more potential. My son began working with Michael in the fall of 11th grade, prior to the junior year PSAT. As a result of that early practice and confidence building with Michael, my son received a high enough score on his PSAT to qualify as a National Merit Scholar Finalist. His top 1% PSAT test scores, followed by high ACT scores, absolutely and measurably opened college doors for my son. We appreciated that Michael had our son try both the SAT and ACT, and actually take both the SAT and ACT exams. Michael has been doing this long enough to have a data centered approach as to why he has students try both tests; he knows what he’s doing. Ultimately, my son was accepted to his dream school UCLA.
Parent of a Palo Alto High School Student 2021
(hopefully, the first and only 100% online class in Paly history)
UCLA, Design Media Arts, 2025
Choosing Mr. Test Prep as my tutor was the best decision I could have ever made. Having taken a SAT bootcamp prior to Mr. Test Prep, I was annoyed that I still couldn’t master the techniques I learned in the bootcamp. After a diagnostic test in my trial session with Michael, I was surprised to find that he wanted me to switch over to the ACT. A great decision. With only a couple of sessions, I managed to score a perfect 36 on the ACT! Unlike other SAT/ACT test preps, Michael’s relaxing demeanor helped me remain calm throughout the testing process and focus on the strategies. What I love about Mr. Test Prep is how he treats each student as an individual by highlighting the strategies that work — and don’t work — for the student. I am so grateful that I was tutored by him and definitely recommend Michael to every struggling student! 10/10
Gunn High School 2019
I am so convinced that almost any student can increase their score to the level he or she is aiming for with the Mr. Test Prep program, that I offer my students a score satisfaction guarantee. This means in case the students aren’t totally happy with the results, they will be able to continue to attend Mr. Test Prep without any additional charges.
Trial Sessions in the Coronavirus Pandemic
Until further notice, all our free trial sessions and test prep sessions are conducted online.
Once you have booked a trial session, we will be connecting online using Zoom.
The student will require a place to work where he or she can remain uninterrupted for two hours.
When you register for your free trial session, all the details needed to access the Zoom meeting will be sent along with your confirmation email.
I am going to be present for the first 15 minutes of our session.
After The Trial Session
I will get in touch with a parent and will talk about my test prep advice during a follow-up phone call.
In case your trial session takes place on Saturday, I will call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. If your trial session takes place on a Sunday, I will call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If your trial session takes place on a Saturday, I will call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And if the trial session takes place on a Sunday, I am going to call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
Let me know in case we need to make other arrangements or if you have questions you would like to discuss.
If required, you are able to schedule a call by clicking this link.
Test prep classes are now conducted via the online platform Zoom. They will last as long and cost the same as our typical test prep sessions do.
Now, he or she will work from home, as opposed to working in a group setting. The student will not have a session with me in person; rather, he or she will connect with me via the online platform Zoom.
Like before, sessions will continue to be scheduled at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
The scheduled online SAT/ACT test prep appointment confirmation notifications will have all the info you will need to access the Zoom meeting.
If it is time for a practice test, it will be taken from your home and reviewed in the test prep sessions.
You are going to be invoiced through e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meanwhile, stay safe and calm in the midst of the chaos.
I took the PSAT in 10th and 11th grade and found it utterly awful. I’ve never been a big fan of standardized tests, but I knew I’d have to take either the ACT or SAT in college. I was nervous about them because I didn’t score as well on the PSAT as I hoped. In 11th grade, I actually did worse on the PSAT than I did in 10th grade. I thought that this was a clear indicator that I would fail the SAT/ACT and wouldn’t get into a college that I loved. I started with Michael after a recommendation from my college counselor. I appreciated his unorthodox approach, but his encouragement sets Mr. Test Prep apart from other testing organizations. No other company has a Michael, so to speak. Of course, he taught me how to understand the structure of SAT questions, recognize patterns, and learn proper testing strategies. This all helped my score improve exponentially (around 400 points from 11th grade PSAT), but I benefitted the most from his confidence in me. Many of Michael’s students could tell you about how skilled he is at connecting with others, and I think that they would agree that his faith went a long way in convincing them that they actually could do well. In the end, I was accepted to my dream school, Claremont McKenna College. Very happy with the results and grateful to Michael for all his wisdom!
Mountain View High School 2021
Claremont Mckenna College 2025
Mr. Test Prep is the BOMB! For any teenager looking for a way to boost test scores, don’t hesitate, this is your guy! I cannot believe I am saying this, but I actually enjoyed going to test prep because Mr. Romano was funny, engaging, and always pushed me to be my best. The format of the sessions was really unique and allowed me to focus on what needed work. I legit wish that Mr. Test Prep was my teacher for all my classes at school. Happy to say that my solid score helped me get into UC Berkeley, go bears!!
Lia Weiss-Ishai ( Danville, CA )
Monte Vista High School 2018
UC Berkeley 2022
I am so convinced that the Mr. Test Prep program can assist almost any student improve their scores to the level he or she is aiming for, that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee. What does this mean? In case the students aren’t totally pleased with the final results, they will be able to keep attending Mr. Test Prep for free.
Test Prep Sessions Now Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We are currently conducting all our free trial sessions and test prep classes online.
Once someone has booked a trial session, we will be connecting online via Zoom.
Each student is going to require a place to work where he or she can stay undisturbed for two hours.
Once you register for a free trial session, the Zoom meeting details will be included in your confirmation notification.
I am going to be present for the first 15 minutes of the session.
After The Trial Session
After the trial session, a parent and I will have a follow-up phone call to talk about my test prep assessment and recommendations.
In case your trial session is on Saturday, I will call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. If your trial session is on a Sunday, I am going to contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If your trial session is on Saturday, I am going to contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And if your trial session is on Sunday, I am going to call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
Please let me know if we need to make other arrangements or should you have any questions.
If required, you can schedule a call at another time by clicking on this link.