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Online One-On-One SAT Test Prep Classes Palo Alto CA


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

Are you looking for an experienced online SAT 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 SAT 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.








“My older brother and I are extremely grateful for Mr. Romano, as he genuinely wishes to establish an understanding of what will work best for you as a student while also connecting with you as an individual. With his help and advice, I was able to improve my score and grow more confident in taking the SAT as well as any other tests in school. I struggled the most with the reading section so his guidance heavily focused on improving my approach and interpretation of the text. In the very beginning, I was unsure of how beneficial meditation could be—I would wonder why Mr. Romano would push us to attend his meditation sessions. But with each session, I grew to understand how great it is on your mindset and perspective. It enabled me to approach stressful situations with a relaxed and clear state of mind, and to view things through a positive lens. Not only did he teach us what we needed to know for the SATs, but he also taught us lessons that carry over into our careers and future. Aside from being a wonderful teacher and mentor, Mr. Romano has become a life-long friend and inspiration to both my family and I 🙂”

Emma Nguyen – Notre Dame High School Class of 2023 – UC Santa Barbara Class of 2027


“Even over Zoom, Michael (Mr. Test Prep) was incredibly engaging and personable. As someone who struggles to focus for extended periods of time, Michaels meditation sessions and testing strategies proved invaluable while taking the ACT. I really appreciated how he made an effort to get to know me as a person, as well as as a student, and used that knowledge to recommend strategies that would work best for me personally. I also really appreciated the way Michael was invested in my success and how he truly believed in me. His confidence wore off on me and with his help I only had to take the test once to achieve the score I desired. I am so grateful to have gotten to work with Michael!”

Ella Nelson – Menlo Atherton High School 2022 – Vanderbilt University 2026


“Mr. Test Prep, Michael Romano, was not only a key factor to my son’s SAT experience and result, but was also very inspirational and encouraging to my son’s personal goals for applying to The U. S. Naval Academy. Michael’s guidance and support gave my son strategies to get the best result for his SAT score. Once he showed my son that he was in “striking distance” of a stronger score, my son had the confidence to go after it. Sessions were well organized, and Michael was super responsive day to day and helpful with any recommendations we were interested in. Testing is one aspect of your child’s college prep, and a personal and focused mentor is invaluable. My son is in Annapolis right now in part because of the collaborative work and academic support he got from Mr. Test Prep.”

Katie Lim – Portolla Valley Parent of Sacred Heart Prep Student 2020 – US Naval Academy 2024


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Score Satisfaction Guarantee – Online One-On-One SAT Test Prep Classes Palo Alto CA

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.

Click here and read how the Score Satisfaction Guarantee works!




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.


Mr. Test Prep is committed to assisting students of all types, including the more reserved ones, in reaching their maximum score potential. Many shy students may find the intense scrutiny of full one-on-one tutoring overwhelming. However, at my online SAT preparation center, I have cultivated a nurturing environment specifically designed for students who find verbal participation to be anxiety-inducing.

By seamlessly integrating group testing with personalized instruction, shy students can receive the support they require in a manner that aligns with their individual personality traits. This approach eliminates the discomfort of awkward silences and the pressure of overly assertive tutors. Instead, students benefit from ample practice and the guidance of a seasoned educator who understands their unique needs.


Schedule Your Free Trial Session Here – Online One-On-One SAT Test Prep Classes Palo Alto CA!


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