We are now leading SAT and ACT test prep sessions online using Zoom. The length and the cost of the online test prep classes are the same as the usual in-person test prep sessions.
Instead of studying within a group, each student will work from home. The student will not sit with me in person; rather, he or she will connect with me through the online platform Zoom.
Like before, sessions are still being scheduled at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
When students schedule their appointments all the details needed for accessing the Zoom meeting will be included in the confirmation notifications.
Whenever it is time for a practice test, it will be taken at home and then reviewed during the test prep sessions.
You will be billed through e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. Meanwhile, stay safe and calm in the midst of 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
Michael’s methodology is unlike any other tutor I’ve worked with before, and the results I got with him were unmatchable. The group setting allowed me to go back and forth between working on my own just like a testing setting AND breaking down my sections while they’re fresh in my mind. While many other tutors believe in using homework as a studying tool, whenever I would attend my next session with them, I couldn’t remember why I chose the answers I did. By confining my work to my sessions with Michael, I was able to evaluate my thought process for each answer and correct my mistakes MUCH more efficiently.
Rather than most tutor’s standard lesson plan (even for one on one sessions), Michael tailors each session to what that individual student needs. My best sections were tested less frequently, and more time was spent on the sections I struggled with.
Michael understands the interplay between testing and his student’s mindset. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I have had extreme difficulty performing well on exams even when I know the material front to back. After two meditation sessions, I meditated every morning and night about a week preceding each of my SAT exams (as well as actually during my SAT) I felt less anxious, more at ease and extremely more confident.
What it boils down to is Michael truly understands his students and creates a relationship and bond with them like NO other tutor. He creates a completely safe space where mistakes aren’t scrutinized, they’re looked at as a place to improve. I improved my SAT score by about 350, but, beyond that, I can look back at my sessions with him and only have positive memories. Going to Michael was one of the best decisions I made. I genuinely looked forward to my sessions with him, and no other tutor can match that.
I stand behind the fact that almost any student can increase his or her score to the level he or she is seeking with the Mr. Test Prep sessions. I am so convinced that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee, which enables them to keep attending Mr. Test Prep, without any additional costs, if they are unhappy with their scores.
Adjusting to the Coronavirus Crisis: Trial Sessions Now Moving Online
All our free trial sessions and test prep are currently held online.
For the trial session, we will be meeting via the online platform Zoom.
Each student is going to require a quiet place where he or she can work for two hours without getting interrupted.
When you sign up for a free trial session, the Zoom link and instructions will be provided.
I am going to be in contact within the first 15 minutes of our trial session.
After The Trial Session
After the trial session, I will be in touch with a parent and will talk about my test prep advice.
In case your trial session takes place on a Saturday, I will call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. In case your trial session takes place on a Sunday, I will contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If your trial session is on a Saturday, I am going to call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. If the trial session takes place on Sunday, I will call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
In the event you have to make some other arrangements or if you have any questions, please let me know.
By clicking here you are able to schedule a call, if needed.
Until further notice, test prep classes are held through the online platform Zoom. They are going to last as long as our typical test prep sessions and will also cost the same.
Instead of studying in a group setting, he or she will study from home. Instead of meeting me in person, he or she will do so online.
Sessions are still being scheduled at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
The Zoom meeting info will be provided in the scheduled appointment confirmation notices.
When it is time for a practice test, it will be taken at home and evaluated in our test prep classes.
You will be invoiced through e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meantime, be safe and calm in the midst of these challenging times.
SAT prep was always a burden to me. The thought of locking myself in a room for hours upon end plagued me to thoughts of disgust. Going to Mr. Test Prep, however, seemed like a safe haven to me. The environment, the encouragement, and the positive reinforcement was something I actually looked forward to. SAT prep turned into something that I dreaded to a practice that I actually enjoyed. Mr. Test Prep did not just help me improve my SAT score but instilled me with confidence to take the tests and in myself – confidence that will be with me forever. The methodology used by Mr. Test Prep was so helpful to me and many other future students.
Leland High School 2019
Stanford University 2023
Unfortunately for me, I am one of those people who do practice tests perfectly but score badly on actual tests. I just get jitters whenever I get to the testing room. Micheal realized this after my diagnostic test and recommended I meditate before taking the SAT or ACT. I was apprehensive during our practice sessions but I diligently practiced meditation at home. Finally, when it got to testing day I was unusually calm. Never beforehand was I that tranquil before taking a test, normally my heart pounds, my hands get sweaty, and I can’t think. On that day I felt as if everything was a walk in the park, everything came to me and nothing felt rushed. In the end, I was able to score a 35 on the ACT stress-free. What also helped my nervousness was Michael testing room. It was a perfect place to practice the SAT and ACT: full of students, quiet, and distraction free. It allowed me to simulate how it would feel like in a testing center without the hassle of going to one. In all, without Michael I probably wouldn’t have gotten the score that I got.
San Mateo High School 2020
I am so convinced that almost any student can increase their score to the level he or she is looking for with the Mr. Test Prep program, that I offer my students a score satisfaction guarantee. This means in case the students are unhappy with their scores, they will be able to keep attending Mr. Test Prep free of charge.
Test Prep Sessions Currently Online During the Coronavirus Crisis
For the time being, we are holding all our free trial sessions and test prep classes online.
Once someone has scheduled a trial session, we will be connecting using the online platform Zoom.
It is best, if the student can remain undisturbed for the duration of the two hour trial session.
When you sign up for a free trial session, all the details needed for accessing the Zoom meeting will be provided.
I will be present for the first 15 minutes of the session.
The next Step After The Trial Session
I will connect with a parent and will talk about my test prep suggestions during a follow-up phone call.
If the trial session takes place on a Saturday, I am going to contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And in case your trial session is on a Sunday, I am going to contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If the trial session is on Saturday, I will contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And in case your trial session is on a Sunday, I will call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
In case you need to make other arrangements or have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
By clicking this link you are able to schedule a call, if needed.