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SAT Test Prep Overview

The SAT and the ACT are the most important standardized tests a high school student will take. At Academic Achievers, we understand how crucial it is for students to approach these exams with confidence and an arsenal of strategies that really work.

Our 2017 SAT student statistics:
91% increased their score by 200+ points
53% increased their score by 300+ points
18% increased their score by 400+ points
 2% increased their scores by 500+ points

 SAT Test Dates:

Test Date Tests Offered Regular Registration Closes Late Registration Closes  
Oct. 6, 2018SATSept. 7, 2018Sept. 26, 2018
Nov. 3, 2018SAT and Subject TestsOct. 5, 2018Oct. 24, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018 SAT and Subject Tests Nov. 2, 2018
Nov. 20, 2018
March 9, 2019 SAT and Subject Tests Feb. 8, 2019

Feb. 27, 2019

Why Academic Achievers for Test Prep?

Our SAT tutors are professionals.  We do not hire recent graduates with little SAT prep experience.  Our tutors have been improving the scores of students for a minimum of 5 years.  Our Master tutors have been preparing students for over 15 years.  Although we train all of our tutors, it is their years of experience which makes our tutors exceptional.

Our SAT materials are custom created.  We believe that each student deserves professional, one-on-one SAT training materials that are customized expressly for them.  Based on a diagnostic analysis of the student's baseline SAT score, we create a unique portfolio designed with their remediation needs in mind and with an eye to increasing points in the areas where the student is already strong. 

Our SAT practice tests are free.  In addition to our one-on-one professional tutoring in your home, your student receives diagnostic practice tests every other week in our modern Santa Monica facility.  These practice tests are analyzed and used by us to further adjust your student's test prep curriculum.

Our SAT prep students are well monitored.  The scores and improvements of our SAT students are watched over carefully by the tutor, the director and the owner.  We cherish the size of our small company; it allows us to get to know all of our clients personally.

Our SAT prep is session-by-session, not packaged.  Since each student is evaluated individually, we must first find their baseline score and their goal score before we can estimate the length of the training.  Of course, the more you prepare, the better you will do. Our students who made the highest increase in scores started 4-6 months before they took the exam.  However, there is no financial long term commitment with us, you may discontinue at any time.

"Best Test Prep Tutors in LA"- CBS local, 2016

We understand that the SAT is only one part of a student's application package, and we make sure that each part of your student's package is competitive.

We also have College Counselors and Application Specialists on staff available to help prepare your student to present themselves in their best light.  We provide help with community service and we offer mock interviews to put your student at ease during those crucial college interviews.

Our 2014 students were accepted to Yale, Columbia, Brown, Stanford, Duke, Penn, Harvard, Northwestern, Boston College, Boston University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of California at San Diego, University of California at Santa Cruz, Wellesley Collee, University of Southern California, Carlton College, University of Florida, Willamette College, Lewis & Clark, among many others.


Unlike other test prep companies, we provide truly customized preparation.  We do not offer group classes because each student has a distinct learning style, and his/her own unique strengths and weaknesses. We provide only customized one-on-one tutoring at the location of your choice, either your home or our Santa Monica facility. Our students first take a diagnostic assessment, then, based on those results, we prepare individual materials tailored to each student's needs.  Monthly reevaluations allow us to continually track and adjust a student's course.


Our methods are not available through a book, and our tutors are not fresh out of college. We are professional teachers, all with at least five years of experience preparing students for standardized tests. We stand by our Test Prep Courses because they are the proud result of thousands of hours of working with students, and because our students succeed.


Our students thrive on standardized tests because they thrive in all of their academic endeavors; our practice fosters intellectual curiosity and a love of learning above all else. We engage our students in their own academic journey, and let the scores speak for themselves.

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Please click here to read our Palisadian Post Article "10 Tips to Ace Entrance Exams".

"I wanted to share our experience with a tutoring service that is above all the rest. We first used Academic Achievers for help in AP Calculus, for my son, a junior in high school. The tutor was very flexible with our crazy sport and school schedule. My son's confidence in a subject he was struggling in, changed after his initial session with the tutoring service. We then had upcoming SAT & AP Exams. My son had already completed a group setting SAT prep class with marginal results. The one on one he got from Academic Achievers with the attention to my son's strengths and weaknesses, enabled his test scores to go up by 250 points. Not only did he feel confident going into the exams, he had all the tools in advance to guide him for his review, which included a personal notebook prepared for him by his tutor. I can assure you that now that the college process is behind us, that his ability to be competitive in getting into college was assured by the personal experience and tutoring he received from Academic Achievers. "
Monica H., Santa Monica High School

"We certainly have test prep tutor agencies in Florida, but my cousin told me about working with Janis and Academic Achievers' in Santa Monica with terrific results, so I decided to call her for a referral in Naples.  Not a problem, she said, we'll tutor your daughter by Skype!  My daughter was so very happy with both the tutor and her experience, that we stayed on and tutored the following fall for the ACT.  It was unbelievable!  She went up 10 full points in her reading score with Dr. L.  My daughter was recruited to U of Miami for Lacrosse and her ACT score made sure she got a full ride. I can't say enough about Academic Achievers' test prep tutoring.  Fantastic!"
Diana Brown, Naples, FL

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