Test prep sessions are currently held using the online platform Zoom. They are going to last as long as regular in-person test prep sessions and will also cost the same.
Now, the student will not study in groups, but he or she will study from home. The student will not sit with me in person; rather, he or she will connect with me through the online platform Zoom.
Sessions will continue to be scheduled the same way at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
The online SAT/ACT test prep appointment confirmation emails will have the Zoom meeting information.
If it is time for a practice test, it will be taken at home and assessed during our test prep sessions.
You will be billed via email.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meanwhile, be safe and calm amidst 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
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 am so convinced that almost any student can improve their score to the level he or she is aiming for with the Mr. Test Prep sessions, that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee. This means if the students are unhappy with their scores, they will be able to keep attending Mr. Test Prep for free.
Adjusting to the Coronavirus Crisis: Trial Sessions Currently Online
We are currently conducting all our free trial sessions and test prep online.
For the trial session, we will be connecting via the online platform Zoom.
It is best, if the student can remain undisturbed for two hours.
Once you sign up for a free trial session, the Zoom link and instructions will be included in your confirmation email.
I am going to be in touch during the first 15 minutes of the session.
The next Step Following 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 takes place on a Saturday, I am going to contact 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 will contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And if the trial session is on Sunday, I am going to contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
In case you have to make other arrangements or should you have any questions, please let me know.
By clicking on this link you can schedule a call at another time, if needed.
Test prep classes are currently conducted online using Zoom. The length and the cost of the online test prep sessions are the same as the typical in-person test prep classes.
Instead of doing work within a group, he or she will work from home. Instead of sitting together with me in the same room, he or she will connect with me through the online platform Zoom.
Students are still able to schedule sessions the same way as before at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
All the information you will need for accessing the Zoom meeting will be provided in your scheduled appointment confirmation emails.
When needed practice tests will be taken from your home and then reviewed in our test prep sessions.
You will be invoiced via email.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. For now, be safe and calm in the midst of the chaos.
Working with Michael was probably the best decision I made in my college preparation process. While many of my friends were stressed out with homework and impersonal tutoring at other test prep sites, Michael helped me improve only what I needed to improve, with no homework to add on to the already stressful year at school. Michael teaches you how to think on the tests, and gives you confidence going into them, which I think is crucial to success. He helped me greatly, and it is definitely worth the price.
UC Santa Barbara 2024
Michael Romano was exceptional at helping me build confidence with the test. After working with him I was able to walk into my test knowing I would be increasing my score significantly. He was great at addressing personal areas I needed to improve on along with giving overall strategic advice. I looked forward to going to my appointment to see my progress each week and talk to him as he is very genuine. I highly recommend him for SAT/ACT tutoring.
Mountain View High ‘2018
University of Hawaii at Manoa ‘2022
I am so confident that the Mr. Test Prep program can assist almost any student increase their scores to the level he or she is looking for, that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee. This means the students will be able to continue to attend Mr. Test Prep for free, in case they are unhappy with the results.
Adjusting to the Coronavirus Crisis: Trial Sessions Now Online
We are currently conducting all our free trial sessions and test prep online.
For the trial session, we will be meeting 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 register for a free trial session, the Zoom meeting details will be sent along with your confirmation email.
I am going to be in contact within the first 15 minutes of the trial session.
After The Trial Session
A parent and I will have a follow-up discussion about my test prep proposal.
In case your trial session takes place on a Saturday, I am going to call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. In case your trial session takes place on a Sunday, I am going to call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If your trial session is on Saturday, I will contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. In case your 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 other arrangements or if you have any questions you would like to discuss.
If you need to schedule a call at another time to discuss, you can do so by clicking here.