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Online ACT Prep Classes Palo Alto


Does your child need to improve their scores on standardized ACT tests?

Are you looking for an experienced online ACT test tutor in the Northern California Bay area who focuses on building his students confidence, does not require homework and guarantees results?


I can help. With over 25 years of experience working with high school students, I have developed a unique tutoring approach grounded in proven skills and techniques that consistently lead to successful ACT tutoring and test outcomes.


Building my student’s confidence

Each of us carries a self-image that shapes our perception of our own capabilities. This self-image is often limited by a combination of life experiences, some supportive and affirming, while others less so. Particularly in young individuals, this self-concept is constantly changing..

My approach involves dispelling my students’ doubts and fears, revealing them as largely unfounded, and persuading them of their untapped potential. This approach impacts their self-image in a way that it not only significantly improves standardized scores but also in a renewed belief in what they can achieve in life generally.

Throughout my work with students, I maintain a clear focus on my ultimate objective: While I may be assisting them in excelling on standardized tests, my true goal is to elevate more than just a score.


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My program is not a conventional “one-on-one” tutoring approach. Drawing from my extensive tutoring experience spanning over two decades, I’ve discovered a more effective and less painful method for preparing students for these tests. In each 2-hour session, students engage in three private, one-on-one conferences with me, totaling approximately 20 minutes per student per session.


The value of each 2-hour session is multifaceted:

  • 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 in both time and money may vary among students. However, regardless of their starting point, students who complete the predetermined number of sessions we agree upon have a strong likelihood of not only meeting but also surpassing their test preparation goals.








“When I first started working with Mr. Test Prep, my SAT scores were quite low. These low scores gave me very little confidence in my ability to improve. I was overwhelmed with the thought of trying to achieve a 1450+ score but Mr. Test Prep was there to raise my confidence and helped me stay positive throughout my entire SAT process. During our sessions, Mr. Test Prep would work with me, focusing more on my weaknesses such as grammar/writing, in order to really get the highest score possible. On top of that, there would be weekly meditations that helped relieve my anxiety and stress, allowing me to perform at my highest level. By the time I took my first test, I had improved by over 400+ points in my SAT score.

Mr. Test Prep is more than just what his “business” name portrays. He’s a great mentor and friend, whose teachings and lessons will stick with me into my future endeavors. There was a quote that Mr. Test Prep would always say to me when I would meet him, “The man, the myth, the legend.” Yes indeed, Mr. Test Prep is quite the legend himself.”

Jordan Nguyen – Silver Creek High School 2022 – UC Santa Barbara 2026


“Looking back on almost a year of working with Mr. Romano, I’ve appreciated all the more the effectiveness of his tailored approach. Through all the ups and downs of test preparation, Mr. Romano was there as a source of encouragement and advice. Among many useful strategies, he taught me how to better pace myself, recognize the intent behind each question, minimize silly mistakes, and meditate before tests. Beyond this, however, I enjoyed coming to each session. Mr. Romano genuinely cares about the students he tutors. He always brings infectious cheer to test prep sessions and taught me to be more confident as well as competent. Mr. Romano both helped me improve my scores and gave me fond memories to look back on. Thanks for everything!”

Isaac Oh – Gunn High School 2023


“Mr. Test Prep changed my life. I recently graduated from Duke University, and I am STILL thinking about how grateful I am to have had private tutoring sessions in high school with Mr. Romano. It’s a fact that my SATs improved by around 350 points after tutoring, and I believe that this drastic improvement is a large part of what helped me get into my dream school. His Skype sessions were informative and effective. He was a great teacher that intimately knew the material, and he adapted his lesson plan to what I needed most to work on while still reinforcing the concepts with which I was comfortable. I was never bored or falling asleep, and I learned many tools to help deal with not only the test but also test-taking. It’s now six years later, and I know that tutoring with Mr. Test Prep was worth it.”

Maddie Taylor – Cardinal Gibbons 2013 – Duke University 2019


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Score Satisfaction Guarantee – Online ACT Prep Classes Palo Alto

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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Do you have any questions? Contact me!

If you wish to have a conversation with me before scheduling your Free Trial Session, please reach out to me directly at 650-575-5867. Please provide your phone number and a preferred time for contact.


Since 1997, Mr. Test Prep has run one of the best ACT test tutor programs in the Bay Area. Our unique approach combines the advantages of personalized ACT instruction with the strengths of a group testing environment, providing the best of both worlds: individualized attention, expert academic guidance, group testing opportunities, and a personal connection with our students.

Through our semi-group setup, Mr. Test Prep ensures that students are well-prepared for the real-world test experience. High school students who engage with our ACT prep services gain access to the essential tools required to excel in the highly competitive field of standardized testing.


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