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Prep Expert offers excellent tutoring packages for students of every academic background. Choose between Gold and Platinum Tutors for your optimal prep experience.


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Our mission is to provide exceptional test prep to students around the globe. The end result of following through on that promise for over seven years?

Thousands of really happy customers with incredible achievements to share!


At Prep Expert, we only hire the best tutors. We pay more than any other test prep company and hire teachers at heart who truly care about the success of every student. Not only have the vast majority of our tutors scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and ACT themselves, but they have also demonstrated an exceptional ability to convey material in a fun, personalized, and results-driven way. In addition, they have all been trained by Prep Expert founder Shaan Patel. 


Clay Cooper
Clay has scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT, ACT, PSAT, LSAT, and ISEE, among other standardized tests. He has taught and developed courses for high school, college, and graduate-level standardized tests extensively around the country, and specializes in the field. He has studied law at Georgetown University Law Center and worked in the legal field as well, for attorneys, judges, and the Tennessee Attorney General.


Celina Paudel
Celina is a perfect SAT scorer on the SAT! She raised her score 240 points to a perfect SAT score after taking a Prep Expert SAT Prep Class. We offered Celina a teaching position job at Prep Expert after she had demonstrated exceptional teaching ability. Given that she was once a Prep Expert student herself, she has an unprecedented ability to relate to students in the course.


Chelsea Sandridge
Chelsea scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT herself and has significant experience tutoring students. She is a recent graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and has her degree in computational and applied mathematics. Outside the classroom, Chelsea enjoys hiking, traveling, pilates, cooking and reading.


Dr. Benjamin Lundgren
Dr. Lundgren scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and enjoys tutoring students to do well on the SAT themselves. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy from the University of North Texas, a Master’s of Arts from Boston College, and a PhD in Political Science from Boston College.


Lev Gedrich
Lev is student at NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business studying Finance and Economics. On pace to graduate in three years, Lev is looking forward to interning at JP Morgan Chase this summer. In the meantime, Lev is very passionate about teaching and would like to share the knowledge that let him score in the 99th percentile of SAT test takers. Lev also has experience tutoring students for AP tests and training students in Tennis.


Matt Sheldon
Matthew Sheldon is a senior Engineering student at San Diego State University. He has always had a passion for education, and enjoys working with students in order to help them shape a successful future. In his free time, he can be found mountain biking or surfing.


Michael Kanarek
Michael is a student at NYU’s Leonard N. Stern’s School of Business studying Finance and Accounting with a minor in Computer Science. Having experience in tutoring high school students, he is very happy to help teach students the knowledge to get into the 98th percentile or higher like he did on the SAT.


Dr. Will York
Dr. Will is a Raleigh native and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he majored in biology. He scored in the top 1% of test takers on the SAT and is an instructor at Prep Expert. Will holds a PhD in Cognitive Science and a master’s degree in History & Philosophy of Science, both from Indiana University. Before attending graduate school, he taught high school physics, chemistry, and math in San Francisco.


Nathan DeVera
Nathan is a Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics Double Major at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering. He has tutored a large number of students throughout high school and college in various classes throughout all disciplines, giving him the experience needed to tailor to students’ needs. He is eager to share his SAT knowledge that helped him score in the 99th percentile as well as his academic and personal experiences to aid students in their future endeavors.


Nishi Patel
Nishi scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and has a passion for teaching. She loves thinking outside the box and coming up with unconventional methods to teach topics because no two students learn the same way! She is a rising sophomore in the Nursing School at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, she entered college with 40 credit hours from her AP classes. In her free time, Nishi loves to do DIY crafts and anything “artsy.”


Hassan Bhatti
Hassan scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT. He is an online and in person tutor for Prep Expert’s new SAT prep course, and he can teach advanced math, physics, and biology. He has been teaching math for SAT students since 10th grade, and tutoring in other subjects throughout his high school career. This fall, he will be attending Dartmouth College on a full ride. He is excited to be with us and help students achieve scores that match, or are better, than his own.


Dan Swanson
Dan is a senior at the University of Notre Dame completing degrees in pre-medical studies and economics. He scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT and the 95th percentile on the MCAT and has extensive experience tutoring all levels of math and science courses. Dan also mentors students through the whole college process and has helped students gain admittance to schools like Harvard and the University of Michigan.


Kevin Parrish
Kevin has had plenty of experience with standardized testing having scored in the 99th percentile on both the ACT and the SAT, as well as having passed 15 different AP Exams, making him Nevada’s recipient for the College Board’s 2016 State AP Scholar Award. He is currently attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he is dual majoring in Mathematics and Physics, and minoring in Computer Science. On his free time, Kevin likes to listen to music and re-read all of the Harry Potter books.


Deev Patel
Deev scored 1520 on the new SAT and a 34 on the ACT after taking the Prep Expert class. He will be going to the University of Nevada at Reno on a full ride scholarship and pursing a degree in Computer Science & Engineering. He enjoys computer programming and mathematics. He also got a perfect score on the Math Level 2 SAT Subject Test.


Celi Johnson
Celi Johnson is a 99th percentile SAT scorer! She is passionate about math, science, and learning, as well as helping others learn. She understands the stress of standardized testing and aims to teach her students not only how to score higher on the SAT but also to reduce their anxiety and improve their overall experience. She wants everyone to enjoy learning as much as she does.


Amberly Wang
Amberly scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT and raised her SAT score 500+ points after taking a Prep Expert (2400 Expert) SAT prep class. She is an in-person instructor for Prep Expert’s Las Vegas New SAT Prep Course. Amberly is a student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Computer Science. She is passionate about helping other students in the Las Vegas area make significant score improvements.


Ben Bartolome
Born and raised in a low-income neighborhood just outside New Orleans, Ben was educated within the public school system. Self-studying for the SAT and ACT, he scored in the 99th percentile for both tests. A recent graduate from Yale in Chemical Engineering, Ben now works in finance for a firm in Northern VA and is a Latin dancer on the side whenever time allows.


Cole Thomas
Cole Thomas is currently a sophomore at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. After scoring in the 99th percentile on the ACT and graduating in the top of his class School, he decided to pursue a degree in finance. As he continues to work toward his degree, he is excited to give back by teaching and tutoring college-bound high school students at PrepExpert.


When it comes to your student’s education we understand you will have lots questions when choosing the best SAT or ACT Prep Course.

Our classes are 10 hours a week for 6 weeks, for a total of 60 hours. Classes meet twice a week for 3 hours of instruction from one of our expert instructors. In addition, students take a full-length proctored SAT or ACT exam on the weekend. These 4-hour exams are intended to simulate test-day conditions in order to help students build the stamina they need for the actual exam. In total, the class consists of 36 hours of instruction and 24 hours of proctored official examinations – for a total of 60 classroom hours of prep over 6 weeks. In addition, homework is assigned throughout the course for students to complete at home between classes.

Our flagship 6-week in-person course start at $1199 for 60 classroom hours, which works out to about $20 per hour and our flagship 6-week online course start at $799 for 60 hours, which works out to about $13 per hour. Note that we do have dynamic prices, and they may rise due to demand and start date; therefore, we recommend enrolling as early as possible to get the lowest price!

We understand that students occasionally miss a couple of classes or tests during our 6-week course, or even start the course a week late. There is no reason to worry because we hold makeup and review sessions at the end of the course that cover any material your student would have missed. You can also makeup exams. In addition, students in our online courses can view recordings of the classes they missed.

The answer to this question is as soon as possible. We find that students who take our classes as freshmen or sophomores typically get the highest SAT/ACT scores, go to the best colleges, and win the most scholarships. It’s also beneficial to take an SAT course before October of your child’s junior year so that they score high on the PSAT in order to become a National Merit Finalist (equivalent to $100,000+ in college scholarships). In addition, our courses not only teach students how to become better at the SAT/ACT, but also how to become better standardized test-takers in general. The strategies students learn in our courses will help them on the SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP Exams, SAT Subject Exams, State High School Standardized Exams, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, etc.

Shaan Patel, the perfect SAT score founder of Prep Expert, can only teach a handful of classes given his current MD/MBA program schedule at USC and Yale. Therefore, he has hand-selected a small group of highly qualified instructors who have all been trained by Shaan to teach his methods. First, with the exception of select in-person instructors and substitute teachers, all instructors must score in the 99th percentile on SAT or ACT, whichever they are selected to teach. Second, they need to have significant previous teaching experience and be very gifted teachers. We “audition” them by asking them to teach a lesson, so that we can verify their talent in communicating difficult material. Accolades of our instructor group include having degrees from Harvard, Yale, and MIT, achieving perfect SAT scores, and having advanced graduate degrees (PhDs, MDs, MBAs, etc.). Our instructors have been doing this for a long time and generate incredible results for students resulting in us being able to provide score improvement guarantees of 200 and 4 points on the SAT and ACT, respectively.

We conduct SAT & ACT prep courses both online and across 8 locations in the United States. Click the “View Schedules & Locations” button at the top to view all of our locations.

Traditionally, students better at problem-solving and critical thinking should take the SAT and students better at learning content should take the ACT. However, with the redesign of the SAT in March of 2016, both the SAT and ACT are more similar than ever. Therefore, it does not matter which exam your student takes. Colleges and universities do not prefer one exam over the other. One advantage to preparing for the SAT is that it will also prepare students for the PSAT that is administered in October of their junior year, which can qualify them for National Merit scholarships!

We offer the best score guarantee in the industry. If your child’s SAT score does not go up by at least 200 points after completing a 6-week SAT course, then we will refund 100% of your money! If your child’s ACT score does not go up by at least 4 points after completing a 6-week ACT course, then we will refund 100% of your money! Please see our terms for full details.

Our online classes are taught in a virtual classroom program that is live over the internet. The instructor and a whiteboard are visible. The students will view a lesson that is identical to a regular classroom with a teacher at the front of the room drawing on the board. Students can use the chat box to interact with the instructor and other students. In addition, the entire class is recorded and for future viewing if students cannot attend a session or need additional review.

Our tutors are the instructors who teach our classes, so you are in good hands. They have been doing this a long time. Each tutoring session is 2-hours long. Our tutors will come to you on a schedule that is convenient. They can meet you at your home, a local library, or do online sessions. Our tutors will focus on specific weak areas of your student during each session. Students will also be asked to take practice tests on their own at home – which is absolutely essential for large score improvements.