Test prep sessions are now conducted online through Zoom. They will last as long as our in-person test prep classes and will also cost the same.
Instead of working within a group, he or she will work from home. And instead of sitting with me in person, he or she will connect with me using the online platform Zoom.
Students are still able to schedule sessions the same way as before at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
When students schedule their appointments the Zoom meeting information will be provided in the confirmation notices.
When it is time for a practice test, it will be taken at home and reviewed in our test prep classes.
You will be invoiced through e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meanwhile, stay safe and calm amidst these challenging 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
Choosing Mr. Test Prep as my tutor was the best decision I could have ever made. Having taken a SAT bootcamp prior to Mr. Test Prep, I was annoyed that I still couldn’t master the techniques I learned in the bootcamp. After a diagnostic test in my trial session with Michael, I was surprised to find that he wanted me to switch over to the ACT. A great decision. With only a couple of sessions, I managed to score a perfect 36 on the ACT! Unlike other SAT/ACT test preps, Michael’s relaxing demeanor helped me remain calm throughout the testing process and focus on the strategies. What I love about Mr. Test Prep is how he treats each student as an individual by highlighting the strategies that work — and don’t work — for the student. I am so grateful that I was tutored by him and definitely recommend Michael to every struggling student! 10/10
Gunn High School 2019
I am so confident that almost any student can increase his or her score to the level he or she is seeking with the Mr. Test Prep sessions, that I offer my students a score satisfaction guarantee. What does that mean? The students will be able to keep attending Mr. Test Prep for free, in case they aren’t totally pleased with their scores.
Trial Sessions in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Until further notice, all our free trial sessions and test prep are conducted online.
Once you have booked a trial session, we will be meeting online through Zoom.
To get the most out of the trial session, it is best, if the student can remain uninterrupted for the duration of the two hour trial session.
Once you sign up for your free trial session, the Zoom link and instructions will be provided.
I am going to be present for the first 15 minutes of the session.
After The Trial Session
After the trial session, a parent and I will have a follow-up call to talk about my test prep suggestions.
If the trial session is on a Saturday, I am going to contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And if your trial session takes place on Sunday, I am going to contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If 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 is on a Sunday, I will contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
Let me know in case we have to make some other arrangements or if you have any questions you would like to discuss.
If you want to schedule a call to discuss, you may do so by clicking this link.
Until further notice, test prep sessions are conducted online using Zoom. They are going to last as long as our typical in-person test prep sessions and will also cost the same.
Now, he or she will study from home, as opposed to working in a group setting. Instead of having a session with me me in person, he or she is going to do so virtually.
Sessions will still be scheduled at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
The online ACT/SAT test prep appointment confirmation emails will have all the info you will need for the Zoom meeting.
When needed practice tests will be taken from your home and then evaluated during our test prep classes.
You are going to be billed via e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. For now, stay safe and calm amid the chaos.
My daughter has had pretty bad test anxiety in the past. In her sophomore year of high school I started looking at SAT test prep options. There are many here in Fremont – they are basically factories where they make students take tests over and over for a two week period in rooms filled with dozens of kids. I knew this wasn’t going to work for my daughter. That is when I heard about Michael.
Michael has a method that worked perfectly for my daughter. It was over a longer period of time which helped her build her test taking skills and confidence. He taught her meditation techniques that not only helped with her SAT but with all testing.
In that period of time, my daughter’s SAT score went up 300 points. My daughter was accepted to 9 of the 14 schools she applied to including her #1 choice. We are so grateful for Michael. If you are a parent like me with a child who needs more holistic work, it is worth driving over the bridge (or any distance) to work with him. Tell him I sent you!
American High School 2020
University of Oregon 2024
Mr. Test Prep is the BOMB! For any teenager looking for a way to boost test scores, don’t hesitate, this is your guy! I cannot believe I am saying this, but I actually enjoyed going to test prep because Mr. Romano was funny, engaging, and always pushed me to be my best. The format of the sessions was really unique and allowed me to focus on what needed work. I legit wish that Mr. Test Prep was my teacher for all my classes at school. Happy to say that my solid score helped me get into UC Berkeley, go bears!!
Lia Weiss-Ishai ( Danville, CA )
Monte Vista High School 2018
UC Berkeley 2022
I stand by the fact that the Mr. Test Prep program can help almost any student reach the score increase he or she is looking for. I am so convinced that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee, which allows them to continue to attend Mr. Test Prep, without any additional costs, if they aren’t completely pleased with the final results.
Adjusting to the Coronavirus Crisis: Trial Sessions Currently Online
Until further notice, we are conducting all our free trial sessions and test prep sessions online.
For the trial session, we will be connecting via the online platform Zoom.
The student will require a place to work where he or she can stay uninterrupted for two hours.
Once you book a free trial session, all the information needed to access the Zoom meeting will be sent along with your confirmation email.
I am going to be present for the first 15 minutes of the trial session.
The next Step After The Trial Session
A parent and I will have a follow-up discussion about my test prep recommendations.
If the trial session takes place on a Saturday, I will contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. In case your trial session takes place on Sunday, I will contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|In case your trial session is on a Saturday, I am going to contact the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And 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 if we have to make some other arrangements or if you have any questions you would like to discuss.
By clicking this link you are able to schedule a phone call, if needed.