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SAT Tutors in Houston, TX

If you are in search of SAT tutors in Houston, UniversityTutor is an excellent resource for finding a quality private instructor who can help you prepare for your test. If you are a current high school student who is interested in attending a college like the University of Houston, you may need to take the SAT as some colleges use it as a part of their admissions process. While the SAT isn't the only factor most schools look at, it can play an important role in admissions decisions. As such, it may be a good idea for you to connect with an expert private tutor who can provide the support and guidance you need in advance of taking the SAT.

What is an SAT tutor?

The SAT is made up of four sections which are Reading, Math, Writing and Language, and an optional Essay section. If you opt to review in an SAT prep course, you may discover that your instructor spends an equal amount of time going over each of these four sections. While this approach may be advantageous to some individuals, it may not be helpful for you if you are having a tough time on one section more so than on others. For example, if you are having a hard time understanding the algebra in the Math section, you may want your personal mentor to spend additional time reviewing that with you and not as much on the style and word choice involved in the Reading section.

What is the best SAT tutoring?

The best kind of SAT tutoring is tutoring that takes individual factors into account. When you study with SAT tutors in Houston, they can communicate with you about your needs, strengths, weaknesses, and goals. They can then use all of this information to devise a study plan that factors them in. For example, if they talk to you and discover that you are a visual learner, they can review vocabulary words, words within context, grammar and punctuation rules, and data interpretation with you through notecards while they can use lectures and discussions to explain tone and flow to you if you are more of an auditory learner. They can even give you a chance to explain what you know about the organization and the main ideas of various reading passages as describing a topic to someone else can be helpful in terms of memorization.

As with other standardized tests, it takes quite a while to study for the SAT. As such, it can be easy to get off track somewhere during the process while studying topics like nonlinear expressions and quadratic equations. You also need to be careful that you don't push too hard for too long and wind up burning out before your test when studying topics like nonlinear graphs and function notation. When you study with a private tutor, they can develop a personalized study plan for you that incorporates enough breaks to keep you fresh while also putting in the necessary work to review content like probability and the curve of best fit for a scatterplot and prepare for your test.

While reviewing content is an important part of preparing to take the SAT, it can also be beneficial to go over key test-taking strategies with your academic mentor. One of the more effective ways of doing this is by having you take practice exams where you can encounter concepts like linear equations, polynomials, volume, and area in a testing environment. While you can review content by answering sample questions, taking full-length practice tests can provide you with a better understanding of the other aspects of the exam. One of the most important skills to work on is time-management. Being able to manage your time effectively can make the difference in you being able to answer each question and having to rush through them. Taking practice exams can also help you gain a better understanding of the layout of the test so you are prepared for concepts like trigonometric ratios and coordinate planes on exam day.

How do I find an SAT tutor near me?

It can be a significant challenge to identify a private tutor who suits your needs. This may especially be the case if you are taking classes at a school like Carnegie Vanguard High School while also studying for the SAT. UniversityTutor can help with this process though as you can look through our database until you find a tutor who is the right fit for you.

You are also able to meet up with your private instructor anywhere you feel is a good place to study. This could include your house, a local library, the park, or any other location you feel comfortable studying. You may even be able to work with some tutors online as there are tutors available who are willing to study with students remotely.

How much does SAT tutoring cost?

The cost of private instruction is dependent upon several factors, including the specific content areas you wish to study and how familiar your chosen instructor is with the subject material. Studying in a small group of your peers can also affect the rate you pay for sessions.

One of the best ways for you to learn more about pricing is by signing up for an account with UniversityTutor and getting a quote. There are no hidden charges or fees associated with signing up with UniversityTutor or connecting with a private academic mentor.

Why is it important for me to study with an SAT tutor near me?

There are plenty of options for you to choose from when you decide to get assistance with studying for the SAT. But the personalized attention you can receive by working with SAT tutors in Houston sets this option apart. Sign up for an account now so you can receive more info on how UniversityTutor can assist you as you study for the SAT. We are excited to help you as you study for this important exam.


SAT Tutors in Houston

Rachel C.|Houston, TX

$50-50/hr • 10 yrs exp • 43 yrs old

All Ages/Subjects Tutor & Literacy Specialist

I connect with students of all ages to markedly impact learning and development outcomes, test scores, and life skills. With specialized training in the Spalding Method, I use a multi-sensory approach to literacy instruction. I tutor all main subjects for early learning through high school including study skills, executive functioning, English, math, science, social studies, economics, and ACT/SAT/ISEE/GED test prep. Additionally, I guide families through college applications and tutor a wide range of undergraduate courses. My bachelor's degree is in economics. I work with students who present learning differences through challenges of 2e, dyslexia, dysgraphia, visual and auditory processing disorders, as well as ADHD and testing anxieties. I discover what uniquely works for each individual learner and instill confidence in learning abilities. References are available.

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Featured Tutor in Houston, TX

Melina C.
Melina C.

I have always had a passion for helping others, and as a PrepScholar tutor, I'm excited to have the opportunity to help Houston students excel. One of my first jobs in high school was tutoring middle and high school students in all different subjects, which I loved because I got to use my natural affinity for learning to help others learn better and succeed. In college, I began tutoring the SAT and the ACT, which I enjoyed immensely because I know how important those tests are for college admissions and I know how much stress they cause for many students. After college, I taught high school English, during which time I received my California Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Secondary English. I have extensive experience helping students improve their reading and writing skills, and I also have considerable test prep tutoring and teaching experience – from one-on-one, to groups, to classes – so my great range of experience makes me stand out from other tutors. I’ve worked with students of all ages and backgrounds and I love making personal connections with each student I work with. I love teaching, tutoring, and all things education and I can’t wait to help you succeed!

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Our Expert Advice: How to Find the Best SAT Tutors in Houston

Word-of-mouth is always a good way to find individual SAT tutors, but it's particularly important in Houston because of the relatively low density of SAT tutoring companies here. Both the most and least talented teachers will often teach privately, rather than contracting through tutoring companies; skilled tutors will branch out on their own because they can and don't want to be constrained by bureaucracy and overarching company talking points/tutoring strategies, while less competent tutors aren't qualified enough to work for a larger tutoring group. To ensure that the private SAT tutor you end up with is a superstar and not a super dud, you should gather as much information as you can from friends, family, coworkers, and your children's classmates about their tutoring experiences and who proved most effective. Other good sources of recommendations for tutors are online review sites, which provide objective reviews of individual tutors, and guidance counselor offices. This latter resource is especially valuable in private schools, as parents of privately taught students frequently seek out private SAT tutoring and so guidance counselors at private schools have a lot of data about which tutors are good and which aren't worth it.

Houston, TX's Top SAT Tutors

Hi, I'm Eric. I'm originally from Austin, Texas, and I received a perfect score on the ACT. I attended Harvard University for my undergrad degree, and I'm now a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, where I study history. I've taught test preparation and other topics to hundreds of students, and I'm excited to help you get a top score!

A background in economics makes Eitan the perfect SAT and ACT tutor. He knows the math, the English, and the reading skills through and through, and he also knows how to connect those ideas in ways that make sense and are relatable for his students. Combine his deep knowledge of the material with his fantastic ability to build rapport with his students, and it's easy to see why he's one of PrepScholar's top tutors.

The skills you learn as you master the SAT and ACT are tools for success in life, and they are far more important than the typical scholastic rat race that results in stressed-out, sleep-deprived, unhealthy, and unhappy children -- a rat race that, ironically, actually seems to impede the acquisition of those very important skills that are tested on the SAT, a rat race consisting of the memorization of long lists of facts that our students very often hope never to see again after the test. I work with my students to help them learn and love those deeper skills, and rise above the rat race.

All About Houston, TX

Houston is a patchwork quilt of different communities, each with different educational goals. SAT tutoring centers are mostly located inside the loop and south of Buffalo Bayou, close to the educational centers of Rice and University of Houston and clustered around higher-income areas like Piney Point and River Oaks. Due to the relatively high demand for SAT tutoring from these communities, private SAT tutors can get pretty pricey, especially for higher-end tutoring that includes comprehensive study plans and college application assistance. In general, however, because there has historically (compared to coastal cities like New York or LA) been less demand for SAT tutoring in Houston, tutors not solely catering to wealthy clientele tend to be more flexible and reasonably priced than you'd expect to find in a city of this size.

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Advantage Testing of Houston

Advantage Testing of Houston has delivered outstanding educational services to the Houston scholastic community for over 20 years. Launched by Jay Resh in 1994, we have helped thousands of students reach their academic and professional goals.

We offer one-on-one tutoring for a wide range of academic subjects and standardized tests, including the SSAT and the ISEE for admission to Houston’s private and selective high schools. We develop individually tailored programs that complement each student’s schoolwork and achieve a consistent strategy for success. 

We also have our SOAR program, a specialized pre-k school readiness and early elementary enrichment program. This program prepares young students for success as they begin their academic careers. SOAR builds a strong literacy foundation and nurtures executive functioning—the mental processes that enable a child to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, manage emotions, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. Our highly skilled and experienced SOAR tutors use literature, games, puzzles, and other interactive activities to cultivate early literacy, problem-solving, fine motor skills, and crucial executive functioning skills.

Advantage Testing of Houston maintains an office specifically designed for tutoring that provides our students with an exceptional learning environment. Contact us to discuss your tutoring options.

Advantage Testing of Houston dedicated to promoting education for students of all backgrounds. Our pro-bono efforts include tutoring students at The Chinquapin School for standardized college admissions exams.

Tutors in Houston

Julia Blackmore /

Julia Blackmore

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, MCAT, ISEE; Academic Science, Academic Math

Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Biology from Luther College.
Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Beta Beta (Biology); Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics).

Michael Boyle /

Michael Boyle

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science and more

M.A. in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University.
B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Houston.
B.A. in Music from the University of Houston.

Elizabeth Bradley /

Elizabeth Bradley

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; HSPT, OLSAT, PSAT and more

B.A. in Political Science from University of St. Thomas.
Dean’s List; Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.

Gregor Brodsky /

Gregor Brodsky

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; Academic Biology, Academic Chemistry, Academic Physics and more

B.A. in History and Literature of Latin America from Harvard University.

Romy Cassack /

Romy Cassack

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; Academic Study Skills and Organization, Writing Instruction

M.A. in Journalism from Drake University.
B.A. in English from Drake University.
A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Houston.
Independent Educational Consulting Certificate from University of California, Irvine.
Texas Teacher Certification in Language Arts Grades 6–12.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.

Justin Dice /

Justin Dice

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP US History and more

M.A. in Teaching from Marian University.
B.A., with honors, in English Literature and Creative Writing from Butler University.
Teach For America; Writing Fellow; Fiction and Poetry Awards at Butler University.

Yan Digilov /

Yan Digilov

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry and more

B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Rice University.
Chief Strategist of The Firestarter Group.

Andrew Dimond /

Andrew Dimond

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE; PSAT, AP US History, Academic English and more

M.F.A. in Fiction from University of Houston.
B.A. in English and Religious Studies from Rice University.
National Merit Finalist; National Latin Exam Gold Medalist; Rice Century Scholar; Rice Trustee Distinguished Scholar; University of Houston Presidential Graduate Fellow; First Editor-in-Chief of Rice English Literary Journal.

Anne Diskin /

Anne Diskin

Tutor of: SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Elementary School Academic Subjects, Academic Study Skills, Academic Test-Taking Skills and more

B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Stephens College.
Texas Certified Teacher; “Teacher of the Year” in both Preschool and Elementary School; Trained at the Neuhaus Education Center.

Danielle DuBois /

Danielle DuBois

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; Writing Instruction, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition and more

M.F.A. in Fiction from University of Houston.
B.A., summa cum laude, in English from Rice University.
Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Beta Phi; Academy of American Poets; Minter Outstanding English Major Award; University of Houston Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

Parker Evans /

Parker Evans

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; AP Calculus, Academic Math (including Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus)

Ph.D. (in progress) in Mathematics from Rice University.
B.S. in Mathematics from Tulane University.

Barbara Farley /

Barbara Farley

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; HSPT, Academic Math, Academic English and more

M.A., summa cum laude, in Math Education from University of Houston.
B.A., cum laude, in Intermediate Education from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
University of Houston Middle School Mathematics Program National Science Foundation Grantee; Who’s Who of American Women; Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

Jarrod Ford /

Jarrod Ford

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, ISEE, GMAT Class; Academic Biology, Academic Chemistry, Academic Physics and more

M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.
B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rice University.
Achievement Scholar; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction.

Elizabeth Glover /

Elizabeth Glover

Tutor of: ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Tutor for Students Ages 3–10, Elementary School Academic Subjects, Academic Study Skills and more

M.Ed., summa cum laude, from Lamar University.
B.S. in Child Development from Texas Woman's University.
Teaching Certification in Early Childhood–Sixth Grade, English as a Second Language, and Special Education Early Childhood-Twelfth Grade; Served in the United States Peace Corps.

J. Patrick Hanley /

J. Patrick Hanley

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, Bar Exam; and more

J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.
B.A. in Political Science from Honors College at the University of Houston.
Texas Aerospace Scholar.

Jennifer Herbst /

Jennifer Herbst

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; and more

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University.
B.A. in Chemistry from Grinnell College.
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Member; American Chemical Society Member.

Tim Holm /

Tim Holm

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; PSAT, AP Calculus, Academic English and more

M.Div., summa cum laude, from Duke Divinity School.
B.A., summa cum laude, in Russian from Texas A&M University.
National Merit Scholar.

Cyndi Jones /

Cyndi Jones

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT; Academic Grammar, Academic Literature, Writing Instruction

M.S. in College Teaching and English from Northeastern State University.
B.A. in English from Northeastern State University.

Dejan Krunic /

Dejan Krunic

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, GMAT Class; and more

M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
B.S., summa cum laude, in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Arkansas.
Stanford Graduate Fellow.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.

Ethan Loftspring /

Ethan Loftspring

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, MCAT; PSAT, Academic Math (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus), Academic Biology and more

M.D. (in progress) from Baylor College of Medicine.
B.S., with honors, in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Christopher Saad Mahmoud /

Christopher Saad Mahmoud

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; Academic Statistics

M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.
Vice President's Appreciation Award.

B. Kelly McDowell /

B. Kelly McDowell

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; and more

B.A. in Latin American History from Princeton University.
Teacher of the Year, Burnet Elementary School.

Jason Mishaw /

Jason Mishaw

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism and more

M.S. in Finance from the University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business.
B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University.
B.A. in Economics from Rice University.
Chartered Financial Analyst; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction.

Sandy Reckles /

Sandy Reckles

Tutor of: ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Elementary School Academic Subjects, Academic Study Skills, Academic Test-Taking Skills and more

B.S., cum laude, in Communications from University of Texas at Austin.
Elementary Teaching Certificate from Houston Baptist University.
First through Eighth Grade Texas Certified Teacher; Trained at the Neuhaus Education Center.

Jay Resh /

Jay Resh

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT Class; and more

Ph.D. in Physics from University of Houston.
M.S. in Physics from University of Houston.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University.
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; NASA Space Grant Fellow; Sigma Pi Research Honor Society Award.
Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.

Kelly Schwarz /

Kelly Schwarz

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB and more

B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.
National Merit Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa Scholar.

Diana Tang /

Diana Tang

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; All Middle School Academic Subjects, Academic English, Writing Instruction

M.A. in Educational Leadership at the University of Houston.
B.A., with honors, in English Literature from Johns Hopkins University.
Teach for America Trainer; National Merit Finalist; Phi Beta Kappa; Student Director for The Tutorial Project.


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