Tutor Training

What does 37 years in the standardize test prep tutoring business give you? Experience.

Phil started tutoring professionally in 1994. Besides a few side trips to the corporate world, both Fortune 500 and small entrepreneurial companies, Phil has been meeting with college students and teens for over 20 years. David has continually taught for more than 15 years.

If you are interested in getting started with SAT/ACT tutoring let us show you how. We have the experience and we have made the mistakes. We have also met with thousands of students and can get you on the right path to success.


  1. Take the test, for real. A good tutor knows the test inside and out. A great tutor signs up and takes the test. Performance counts. Practice test taking techniques while under the gun in a room full of teenagers. It’s fun.
  2. Write a blog. Start writing your test-taking thoughts out. Give some pointers. Make some practice sheets of math problems. Try to imitate the test.
  3. Read. A lot. I’m not the biggest fan of Twitter, there is just too much for me to read. I must be showing my age to be a bigger fan of Facebook. I just like its features for posting more than tweets. Follow some other tutors and educational posts. One of my favorites is The Prospect. Another is US News College FB Page. Additional notables are Barron’s, New York Times, and Huffington Post; all have excellent education and test prep articles. I get a Gmail news feed on SAT, The College Board, and ACT. It is well worth having Google search out daily news stories to keep track of the industry.

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