SAT Prep & ACT Prep

For over 30 years and a decade online, my private students have earned the Highest Grades at School 7-12 and Top SAT & ACT Scores. Call 833-MATH-833 (833-628-4833) to speak with me directly or request a callback.

Dr. George • Ph.D. Harvard, B.S. MIT
(my degrees are in math and science)

Confident Perdocere student prepped and ready for the SAT.

George, many, many thanks for all your hard work with our son. You were the only outside tutor we used that truly put your heart and soul into his success – from identifying weak areas to intensively reinforcing all areas. His results speak volumes about how you opened up his understanding of math (and helped jack his score up to a very competitive level). Personally, your commitment and steadfast resolve towards his SAT results was remarkable.


✏️ I prefer no hype, so please let the achievements of my students speak to my tutoring. Call me at 833-628-4833 or request a callback. All consultations are no charge.
Dr. George

✏️ The math and verbal sections need to be taught by different subject matter experts. There are no switch hitters if you want the job done right.

Private online math tutoring for the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests. I take a unique approach to teaching the math portions of these exams – I actually teach the material! No tricks that try to replace learning and comprehension, no gimmicks with fancy names, no relying on memorizing formulas. High scores are earned through a combination of high quality personalized instruction and steady progress by the student. My students consistently achieve top scores and develop creative problem solving skills for success now and in the future. Remember, the goal is not just to get into your college of choice, but also to succeed there!

  • Teach the material in the way each individual student learns best.
  • Drill and dissect practice exams.
  • Detailed decomposition of and clear solutions to problems.
  • Solve a problem many different ways.
  • Develop real problem solving skills, no memorization.
  • Expose underlying themes and question categories.
  • Time management and test taking strategies.
  • Build self-esteem and confidence for test day.
  • Let the student relish in their victory of obtaining a high score, and as a well prepared problem solver ready for college.

The journey is a master apprentice relationship between your child and myself. The SAT or ACT have been approached wrongly by too many. These tests represent opportunities to correctly learn material from high school and develop superb problem solving skills. Use them to the advantage of the student, who not only benefits enormously from the process, but also feels a great sense of accomplishment by earning high scores. With this in hand, your child becomes further equipped for future college success. Call and I will explain the process in detail, from building or rebuilding foundations to acing the test.

When choosing to take the SAT or ACT (or both), the most certain way to determine whether a student has a propensity for one test over the other is to take a separate practice test for each. I analyze the results of these practice tests with the student by going over problems while assessing abilities and capabilities. I discover strengths, weaknesses, and learn how each individual student learns best. It is usually straight forward to then determine which test is better suited for the student and how to proceed with teaching and obtaining high scores. Single tests that attempt to determine this propensity suffer from a lack of consideration for a wide variety of factors (others use single tests because it is easier for them, not better for the student). The math portions of the SAT and ACT are distinctly different and require very different preparation.

Results matter and the most important validation is what parents and students have to say, so please take a moment to read the constantly growing list of hundreds of detailed parent and student testimonials with prominent named confirmations. As I wrote earlier, reading through those reviews and learning about the accomplishments of my students will be more informative than anything I could write on this web site.


Very well prepped for the SAT or ACT.

Practice problems in blue appear throughout my website and change periodically. Topics and difficulties vary. Have your children try them.

Easy problem. Solve this system of equations for x and y. No calculator. One relaxed minute should do.

\[\begin{array}{c} \color{blue} { \eqalign{ & \frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{y} = 1 \cr & \frac{3}{x} \,\, – \, \frac{2}{y} = 8 \cr} } \end{array}\]

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I met George in my junior year. Earlier in my junior year and sophomore spring, I had been bounced between countless math tutors who seemed uninterested in actually changing the way I learn and comprehend math on different levels, which is a necessary transition from my school math course work to solving problems on the ACT. A few had deemed me incapable of ever truly raising my math IQ and relied heavily on strategy to get me through standardized testing problems. Yet with George, everything changed. He studied the way I learned and took tests, and synthesized the information I gleaned from each of our sessions. He then broke down my entire bank of knowledge in the realm of mathematics and we started from the bottom, building our way up. As each new brick was laid in the foundation, my confidence grew and my ability to take control of the ACT in a way that worked for me was apparent. I no longer fear ACT test day, new units in pre-calculus or a problem that seems overwhelmingly difficult based on its exterior. George became my math savior and I can not thank him enough.


Practice problems in blue appear throughout my website and change periodically. Topics and difficulties vary. Have your children try them.

The following problem is tricky – take your time, think carefully.

Question: A father is three times as old as his son was at the time when the man was twice as old as his son will be in two years. What are the current ages of the father and son if the sum of their ages now is 55 years.

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