Until further notice, test prep classes are held online using Zoom. The length and the cost of the online test prep classes are the same as the regular in-person test prep sessions.
Now, the student will work from home, as opposed to working in a group setting. The student is not going to sit with me in person; rather, he or she will connect with me using the online platform Zoom.
Students can still schedule a session the same way as before at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
All the details you will need for the Zoom meeting will be included in your scheduled appointment confirmation notifications.
When recommended practice tests will be taken from your home and reviewed during the test prep sessions.
You are going to be invoiced through e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. For now, be safe and calm in the midst of these unprecedented times.
Michael Romano (Mr. Test Prep) is by far the best tutor I’ve ever had.
Under his guidance I was able to see a drastic improvement with not only my ACT (my 32 became a 35) and my SAT Subject test scores, but also my attitude towards learning and the future. As someone who struggles with anxiety, and who especially dreaded these lengthy tests, I was extremely grateful that under Michael’s guidance I was able to not only ace these tests, but also use the tactics I’ve learned to ace other tests I’ve had afterwards. Michael understands the stresses and struggles that each kid is going through, and his personalized lesson plans allowed for me to work on the subjects I struggled with while learning to not fear the tests. His meditation program taught me a skill that I still use to this day, and it has given me a more positive and confident outlook on life. His friendly nature and the calm setting made me look forward to our lessons each week instead of dreading them. With his relaxed personality, patience and love for teaching, and his contagious positivity, Michael is by far the best guy out there for test prep.
Woodside High School 2021
When you imagine a test prep tutor, what kind of person do you think of?
I’m the type of person who never worked well with adults who tried to push me or made me feel stupid, and that’s why I was really reluctant to try SAT prep.
But Michael Romano surprised me by defying the stereotype of the traditional harsh, nitpicky tutor time and time again. He never forces students to study or do homework assignments, and because he did not, I felt genuinely inspired to put in the effort on my own behalf. Rather than someone else driving my progress, I felt as though I held the reigns to my own improvement on the SAT.
I won’t talk about how Michael comes up with neat strategies for the trickiest of math and reading problems, how he’s an endlessly patient teacher, or how he made every seemingly impossible question look easy and conquerable. He did all of these things. But I think what truly makes Michael special is the effort he puts into each relationship with his students. He’s always positive, he always makes you feel that you are smart and capable of accomplishing things.
As a high school student, it’s pretty common to get extremely stressed out about standardized testing. But “stressed” is the last word I would ever use to describe Michael’s personality. Stress is contagious, and Michael knows this, so his test prep environment is calming and peaceful. He never gets upset with you for making mistakes; he’s never disappointed as long as you put in the effort. To me, this made all the difference in both my score and my mentality towards life.
Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy 2018
Stanford University 2022
I stand by 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 convinced that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee, which enables them to keep attending Mr. Test Prep, without any additional costs, in case they are not totally pleased with the results.
Test Prep Classes Currently Online Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
For the time being, we are conducting all our free trial sessions and test prep classes online.
Once you have booked a trial session, we will be connecting via 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, the Zoom link and instructions will be provided.
I am going to be in contact during the first 15 minutes of the session.
After The Trial Session
After the trial session, I will get in touch with a parent and will talk about my test prep suggestions.
In case your trial session is on a Saturday, I will contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. If the 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 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 a Sunday, I am going to contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
Let me know in case we need to make some other arrangements or if you have any questions.
If you need to schedule a call to discuss, you can do so by clicking on this link.
Test prep sessions are currently conducted online using Zoom. They will last as long and cost as much as our typical test prep sessions do.
Now, the student will not work within a group, but each student will study from home. Instead of meeting me in person, he or she will do so virtually.
Students are still able to schedule sessions the same way like before at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
Your scheduled online SAT/ACT test prep appointment confirmation emails will have the Zoom link and instructions.
If practice tests are recommended, they will be taken from your home and then reviewed in the test prep sessions.
You are going to be invoiced via email.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meanwhile, be 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
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 stand behind the fact that the Mr. Test Prep sessions will assist almost any student increase their scores to the level he or she is seeking. I am so confident that I offer my students a score satisfaction guarantee, which allows them to keep attending Mr. Test Prep, without any additional costs, in case they are unsatisfied with the results.
Trial Sessions in the Coronavirus Pandemic
We are currently holding all our free trial sessions and test prep classes online.
For the trial session, we will be meeting through the online platform Zoom.
In order to get the most out of the trial session, each student will need a place to work where he or she can stay uninterrupted for two hours.
When you register for your free trial session, the Zoom meeting info will be provided.
I am going to be in contact within the first 15 minutes of the session.
Next Step After The Trial Session
After the trial session, I will connect with a parent and will talk about my test prep recommendations.
In case your trial session is on Saturday, I am going to call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. If the trial session takes place on a Sunday, I am going to call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|In case your trial session takes place on Saturday, I am going to contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. If the trial session takes place on a Sunday, I will call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
In the event you need to make other arrangements or if you have any questions, please let me know.
By clicking this link you are able to schedule a phone call, if needed.