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Online Private SAT Tutoring


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.








“I was very opposed to taking the SAT and enrolling in SAT prep when I learned that it was optional for college admissions. I was more comfortable asserting myself as a low performer, and just not great with long form tests. However, a few sessions in, it was obvious that Michael wasn’t there just to gruel me on facts and figures for 2 hours straight. We went through the questions one by one, correcting those I got wrong and investigating why. He led tailored meditation sessions that helped me hone my focus for hours on end. By the end of my coaching, I was more confident in my test taking abilities than I had ever been. I took the SAT three times, and each time warranted a higher score (thanks to Michael). Now, I’m not saying you have to take the SAT three times, but Michael was keen to encourage trial and error. Most importantly, he coaches all of his students as whole human beings, not just a name on a roster. It’s obvious that Michael works hard to form a personal bond with everyone who passes through his door, and works even harder to get you to the places you want to go. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher.”

Serena Gaylord – Los Altos High School ’22 – Pitzer College ’26


“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.”

Edward Newell – Woodside High School 2021


“SAT prep was always a burden to me. The thought of locking myself in a room for hours upon end plagued me to thoughts of disgust. Going to Mr. Test Prep, however, seemed like a safe haven to me. The environment, the encouragement, and the positive reinforcement was something I actually looked forward to. SAT prep turned into something that I dreaded to a practice that I actually enjoyed. Mr. Test Prep did not just help me improve my SAT score but instilled me with confidence to take the tests and in myself – confidence that will be with me forever. The methodology used by Mr. Test Prep was so helpful to me and many other future students.”

Audrey Nguyen – Leland High School 2019 – Stanford University 2023


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Score Satisfaction Guarantee – Online Private SAT Tutoring

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.


With more than two decades of experience, Michael Romano has been a dedicated guide for students preparing for the SAT. He utilizes a hybrid method that combines personalized private SAT tutoring with group practice tests. This balanced approach, combining targeted instruction with practical test-taking experience, consistently leads to substantial score improvements for his students.

For an honest and comprehensive overview of his services, we invite you to explore Mr. Test Prep’s extensive collection of testimonials from both students and parents. These testimonials offer genuine insights into the effectiveness of his approach. Click here to access these testimonials.


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