Until further notice, test prep sessions are conducted using the online platform Zoom. They are going to last as long and cost the same as our in-person test prep sessions do.
Instead of studying within a group, each student will work from home. Instead of sitting with me in person, he or she will meet with me online.
Students can still schedule sessions the same way like before at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
The scheduled online ACT/SAT test prep appointment confirmation notifications will have all the info you will need for the Zoom meeting.
When recommended practice tests will be taken from your home and then reviewed during our test prep classes.
You will be billed via email.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meanwhile, stay safe and calm amid these unprecedented times.
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
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 confident that the Mr. Test Prep sessions will assist almost any student increase their scores to the level he or she is looking for, that I offer my students a score satisfaction guarantee. What does that mean? The students will be able to continue to attend Mr. Test Prep without any additional charges, in case they are unhappy with their scores.
Trial Sessions in the Coronavirus Crisis
All our free trial sessions and test prep are currently conducted online.
For the trial session, we will be meeting using the online platform Zoom.
To be able to get the most out of the trial session, it is best, if the student can remain uninterrupted for two hours.
Once you sign up for your free trial session, all the details needed for accessing the Zoom meeting will be included in your confirmation notification.
I will be present for the first 15 minutes of our session.
Next Step Following The Trial Session
I will connect with a parent and will talk about my test prep suggestions in a follow-up call.
If the trial session is on Saturday, I am going to contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. In case your trial session is on Sunday, I will call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If the trial session is on Saturday, I will call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. If your trial session takes place on Sunday, I will 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 if you have any questions you would like to discuss.
By clicking on this link you can schedule a call, if needed.
Test prep sessions are now conducted through 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 study in groups, but each student will study from home. The student is not going to sit with me in person; rather, he or she will connect with me through the online platform Zoom.
Sessions will still be scheduled at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
All the details you will need for the Zoom meeting will be sent along with your appointment confirmation notices.
If it is time for a practice test, it will be taken at home and then assessed during our test prep sessions.
You will be invoiced through email.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meanwhile, stay safe and calm amid the chaos.
We were referred to Michael from a friend. The time my son spent with Michael was invaluable. After just two sessions with Michael, my son took the ACT for the first time- scoring a composite of 32 (scoring 35/36 in every subject except English). The next few sessions with Michael were spent mostly on English. The second time my son took the ACT he scored a composite of 35 with a 12 on the writing portion. Michael understands how to communicate with this age group and connect with the kids as individuals. He teaches techniques, strategies, and how to lower anxiety, all on an individualized basis. My son felt so confident before the second test. He said he knew exactly what he needed to do to succeed. My son also scored 790 and 800 on two SAT Subject Tests, which he worked on in one session with Michael. Our daughter will be going to Michael in a few years. Highly recommend.
The numbers don’t lie.
LAHS 2020 (parent)
My son’s ACT score improved by 7 points and SAT score by 200 points directly from Mr Test Prep’s tutoring. These new scores are absolute game changers for my son’s college list. We looked at other tutors in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and ultimately chose Michael Romano because of his smart and unique approach. These are the three things that make his approach different from others and much more effective:
Michael Romano is the best at what he does.
Parents of Bellarmine College Prep Student
Class of 2019
I stand by the fact that the Mr. Test Prep program can help almost any student reach the score increase he or she is seeking. I am so convinced that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee, that allows them to keep attending Mr. Test Prep, free of charge, in case they are unhappy with the results.
Test Prep Classes Moving Online During the Coronavirus Pandemic
All our free trial sessions and test prep sessions are currently held online.
For the trial session, we will be connecting using the online platform Zoom.
In order to get the most out of the trial session, the student will require a place to work where he or she can remain undisturbed for two hours.
Once you book a free trial session, all the details needed for accessing the Zoom meeting will be sent along with your confirmation notification.
I am going to be in touch within the first 15 minutes of our session.
Follow-Up After The Trial Session
After the trial session, I will be in touch with a parent and will discuss my test prep advice.
In case your trial session is on Saturday, I am going to call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And if your trial session is 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. And if the trial session takes place on a Sunday, I am going to contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
Let me know if we need to make other arrangements or should you have any questions.
By clicking on this link you are able to schedule a call at another time, if required.