Until further notice, test prep sessions are held online through Zoom. They will last as long as regular in-person test prep sessions and will also cost the same.
Instead of doing work in a group setting, the student will study from home. And instead of meeting me in person, he or she is going to do so online.
Sessions will continue to be scheduled the same way at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
When you schedule your appointments all the information needed for the Zoom meeting will be provided in the confirmation notices.
Whenever practice tests are recommended, they will be taken at home and then reviewed in our test prep classes.
You will be billed via e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meantime, be safe and calm in the midst of 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
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 am so convinced that almost any student can increase their score to the level he or she is seeking with the Mr. Test Prep sessions, that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee. This means the students will be able to continue to attend Mr. Test Prep free of charge, if they are unhappy with the results.
Test Prep Classes Moving Online During the COVID-19 Crisis
All our free trial sessions and test prep are now conducted online.
Once you have scheduled a trial session, we will be connecting using the online platform Zoom.
To get the most out of the trial session, the student will require a place to work where he or she can remain uninterrupted for two hours.
When you sign up for your free trial session, the Zoom link and instructions will be provided in your confirmation notification.
I am going to be present for the first 15 minutes of the trial session.
Follow-Up After The Trial Session
I will be in touch with a parent and will discuss my test prep suggestions during a follow-up phone call.
In case your trial session is on Saturday, I am going to contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And in case your trial session takes place on Sunday, I will call you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|If your trial session takes place on Saturday, I will call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And in case your trial session takes place on Sunday, I will call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.
Let me know if we have to make other arrangements or if you have any questions.
If you need to schedule a call at another time to discuss, you may do so by clicking this link.
We are now giving ACT and SAT test prep sessions through the online platform Zoom. They are going to last as long as in-person test prep classes and are also going to cost the same.
Now, the student will study from home, as opposed to doing work within a group. The student will not sit with me in person; instead, he or she will connect with me online.
Students are still able to schedule a session the same way like before at http://www.mrtestprep.acuityscheduling.com
The online ACT/SAT test prep appointment confirmation notifications will have the Zoom link and instructions.
When it is time for a practice test, it will be taken at home and then reviewed in our test prep classes.
You will be invoiced via e-mail.
This too shall pass hopefully sooner than later. In the meanwhile, stay safe and calm amidst these unprecedented times.
Mr. Test Prep changed my life. I recently graduated from Duke University, and I am STILL thinking about how grateful I am to have had private tutoring sessions in high school with Mr. Romano. It’s a fact that my SATs improved by around 350 points after tutoring, and I believe that this drastic improvement is a large part of what helped me get into my dream school. His Skype sessions were informative and effective. He was a great teacher that intimately knew the material, and he adapted his lesson plan to what I needed most to work on while still reinforcing the concepts with which I was comfortable. I was never bored or falling asleep, and I learned many tools to help deal with not only the test but also test-taking. It’s now six years later, and I know that tutoring with Mr. Test Prep was worth it.
Cardinal Gibbons 2013
Duke University 2019
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 stand behind the fact that the Mr. Test Prep sessions can assist almost any student improve their scores to the level he or she is seeking. I am so convinced that I provide my students with a score satisfaction guarantee, which allows them to keep attending Mr. Test Prep, for free, in case they are unsatisfied with their scores.
Adjusting to the Coronavirus Pandemic: Trial Sessions Currently Online
Until further notice, all our free trial sessions and test prep sessions are held online.
For the trial session, we will be connecting via the online platform Zoom.
It is best, if the student can stay uninterrupted for the duration of the two hour trial session.
When you book your free trial session, all the details needed for the Zoom meeting will be provided.
I am going to be present for the first 15 minutes of our session.
Follow-Up After The Trial Session
I will connect with a parent and will discuss my test prep advice during a follow-up phone call.
In case your trial session takes place on a Saturday, I will contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And if the trial session is on a Sunday, I will contact you between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Tuesday.|In case your trial session takes place on Saturday, I am going to call the parent between 6 pm and 8 pm on the following Monday. And in case your 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 need to make some other arrangements or should you have any questions, please let me know.
If you need to schedule a call at another time to discuss, you can do so by clicking here.