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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored test prep tutors on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best test prep tutors in San Francisco, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Aim High Tutoring

Aim High Tutoring is an El Cerrito business that has been serving the East Bay communities and the San Francisco Peninsula for over 17 years. Services include SAT I, ACT, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, and SAT II subject test preparation. The test prep is also available in small groups. Aim High Tutoring provides kindergarten to grade 12 academic subject tutoring. Founder Christina Van Aken is the head tutor and is a graduate of Stanford University. Students appreciate their guidance, creativity, and their increased scores.

El Cerrito, CA 94530 (510) 235-8378


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AJ Tutoring

AJ Tutoring is a Palo Alto business that has four locations and provides academic tutoring and test prep. Test prep is for tests such as the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, and AP. Academic tutoring is available in subjects such as science, English and literature, history, math, social science, foreign languages, science, and study skills. AJ Tutoring offers a free consultation. Parents appreciate their compassion, knowledge, and dedication.

Palo Alto, CA 94401 (650) 331-3251


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ESM is a San Francisco business that has three locations and provides test preparation, tutoring, and college counseling services. The business has been serving students for over 16 years and provides test prep for the ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT subject test, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and AP. College counseling includes application strategy creation, interview coaching, and help with the college essay. Students appreciate their guidance, accessibility, and customer service.

San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 413-8478


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James Eno Tutorials

James Eno Tutorials is a Berkeley business that has been serving students for over nine years. The business provides individual or small group SAT, ACT, PSAT, HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, and SAT subject test instruction. James Eno Tutorials provides instruction at students’ homes, at a coffee shop, and in the office. Students learn time management techniques as well as strategies for test taking. The tutors all have four-year degrees and scored well on their SAT and ACT tests. Parents appreciate their flexibility, punctuality, experience, patience, and knowledge.

Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 499-2283


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Marble Arch Test Prep and Tutoring

Marble Arch Test Prep and Tutoring is a San Mateo business that provides small group and one-on-one tutoring. The business offers test prep in the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE and proctored ACT and SAT tests. Tutors will travel to students’ homes in the Peninsula and San Francisco. Marble Arch Test Prep and Tutoring offers tutoring in English essay writing, math, and other academic subjects. Head tutor David Schiller is a University of Virginia graduate and has over a decade of tutoring and test prep experience.

San Mateo, CA 94402 (650) 579-6180


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New Coda

New Coda is a Burlingame business that has been serving students in San Jose, Palo Alto, Hillsborough, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Gatos, San Francisco, and surrounding areas for over four years. The business provides one-on-one academic and test prep tutoring services. Academic tutoring is available in physics, geometry, precalculus, algebra, trigonometry, biology, English, history, and economics. New Coda provides test prep for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. Ryan has more than 10 years of tutoring experience. The other tutors have more than 20 years of combined tutoring experience. The tutoring can take place in the student’s home or in the office.

Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 513-1242


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Noe Valley Tutor

Noe Valley Tutor is a San Francisco business that provides test prep and academic subject tutoring services. David Freeling has co-authored two guidebooks and offers homework help for elementary, middle school, and high school students, geometry, arithmetic, calculus, pre-calculus, algebra, vocabulary development, writing and editing skills, essay writing, college personal statements, and standardized test prep. Noe Valley Tutor provides test prep for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, SSAT, GMAT, GRE, PLAN, HSPT, ISEE, and COOP. David has a B.A. in Mathematics, has tutored hundreds of students, and has taught SAT prep classes for over nine years. Parents appreciate his prices, service, professionalism, and efficiency.

San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 596-0248


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One Smart Kid, LLC

One Smart Kid, LLC is a San Francisco business that has been providing small group courses and individual tutoring in students’ homes for over 17 years. The business provides one-on-one tutoring for SSAT prep and SAT prep. The SAT test prep includes a diagnostic assessment, geometry, essay writing, grammar and usage, vocabulary, critical reading, real SAT practice tests, advanced algebra, and more. Marci Klane is the founder and director and has over 20 years of child education experience. Parents appreciate their flexibility and their kids’ improvement.

San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 285-6507


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PACE College & Test Prep

PACE College & Test Prep is a San Francisco business that has been providing tutoring and test prep services for over 15 years. The business provides preparation for the SAT. Groups have a maximum of five students and there are proctored tests, online instructional videos, weekly progress reports, and daily homework. The AP subject class has a maximum of five students, meets every other week for three hours, and has regular practice exams. Students appreciate their knowledge, patience, and creativity.

San Francisco, CA 94118 (888) 557-9766


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Paul the Tutor’s Education Center

Paul the Tutor’s Education Center is an Oakland business that has five locations and has been serving students for over 15 years. The business offers academic tutoring and test prep services. Test prep is for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT. Paul the Tutor’s Education Center offers one-on-one and group tutoring in English, science, history, and math. The business serves students who are traditional learners, have a learning disability, and are accelerated. Paul Osborne has over two decades of tutoring experience. He wrote a guide for students with learning disabilities called The LD SAT Study Guide. He created MSL Math and the Logical Learning System.

Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 730-0390


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Peter Baum

Peter Baum is a Palo Alto SAT tutor who has been serving students for over 27 years. He provides one-on-one tutoring for standardized tests in students’ homes. Tests include the SAT, PSAT, literature and math SAT II subject tests, and the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT. Peter is a Princeton graduate who takes the SAT every year. Students remark on his knowledge, expertise, reliability, and humor.

Palo Alto, CA 94303 (415) 647-8200


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Professional Tutoring by Matt Cohn

Professional Tutoring by Matt Cohn is a San Francisco business that offers tutoring and test prep services. Matt works with children and adults and has over a decade of test prep tutoring experience. Individual and small group test prep for the SAT and ACT are available and small groups consist of two to six students who already know each other. He can also help with test prep for tests such as the GRE, ISEE, SSAT, CHSEE, SAT subject tests, GED, and CHSPE. Matt also provides help with academic subjects and the college admissions process. He has a B.A. with Honors in Psychology. Parents appreciate his professionalism, thoroughness, prices, and efficiency.

San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 990-1130


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Sage Educators

Sage Educators is a Mill Valley business that has two locations and provides academic tutoring and test prep services. Academic tutoring is available in social studies, science, English, math, foreign languages such as German, Spanish, Latin, and French, and enrichment. Sage Educators provides test prep classes in the ACT, SAT, PSAT, HSPT, and SSAT. The SAT prep class has a maximum of 10 students, provides 28 hours of instruction, and three real practice tests. The ACT class provides 32 hours of instruction, and the SSAT class provides 12 hours of instruction and real SSAT questions to practice. Parents appreciate their efficiency, professionalism, friendliness, and knowledge.

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 388-7243


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Swell Education Group

Swell Education Group is a San Francisco business that has been serving students for over 10 years. Services include academic tutoring, Skype tutoring, test anxiety coaching, sophomore consultations, custom trips, and test prep tutoring. Test prep tutoring is one-on-one for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT subject tests, GRE, and SSAT. Students remark on their flexibility, the confidence they gained, and their results.

San Francisco, CA 94129


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TestCrackers is a Berkeley business that offers test prep services. Services include one-on-one tutoring and small GRE and GMAT prep classes. TestCrackers also offers verbal only and quant only courses. Office hours are available in which students can get help with their homework. Classes have a maximum of 12 students. Students appreciate their responsiveness, knowledge, and enthusiasm.

Berkeley, CA 94703 (415) 323-5728


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Tutorpedia, Inc.

Tutorpedia, Inc. is an Emeryville business that has been serving students for over 11 years. The tutors have worked with more than 800 students and the business offers workshops, tutoring, and test prep. Test preparation is available for the SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests, PSAT, AP, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, and other tests. One-on-one tutoring is available in any academic subject. Small group tutoring with two or three students is also available. Workshop subjects include world languages, science, math, test prep, visual arts, English, and performing arts.

Emeryville, CA 94608 (415) 484-2833


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