SAT Tutoring in Palo Alto (California)

Manhattan Review is an international educational services company that has been facilitating testing and academic success for students in Palo Alto and other cities around the world since 1999. Our Palo Alto branch offers a full range of SAT prep services, including on-site SAT prep classes, virtual SAT instruction in online interactive format, SAT private tutoring, and SAT practice tests. Our superior SAT offerings are based on three pillars. First, we hire only the most qualified SAT educators available in every community we serve. Unlike some companies, we look far beyond candidate test scores when making our hiring decisions; we also consider the strength of the applicant's academic credentials, the substance of their experience as teachers, and the appeal of their teaching styles. Second, we are dedicated to innovation in our instructional methodologies. Engagement is the key to the way we teach, and by focusing on the development of higher-order thinking skills, we produce results that far outpace our less-creative competitors. Finally, we write our own course materials, which have been created in conjunction with the latest research on test prep teaching and learning. Our course texts serve as effective reference materials and resources for the improvement of all SAT-relevant abilities.

College Board data indicate that the median composite SAT score for all students who took the exam in the most recent reporting year is approximately 1060. The 50th-percentile section scores are roughly equivalent (the score range that includes the median is 530-540 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and 520-530 Math). The College Board's College and Career Readiness Benchmark, defined as a 75% or higher chance of receiving at least a C in an introductory college course, is 480 EBRW and 530 Math. However, "college readiness" is not the same thing as "selective college readiness" or "elite college readiness." At Indiana University, for example, the average SAT total score for first-year students is about 1150. The median SAT scores for students accepted to Brown University are approximately 730 EBRW and 740 Math. SAT prep of the highest quality gives applicants to selective and highly selective postsecondary institutions a significant advantage over students who devote less time and effort to their test score performance.

Manhattan Review's SAT private tutoring and SAT group courses for students in Palo Alto and other cities around the world have been easing acceptances to top universities for many years. Our past SAT clients have been admitted to undergraduate study at world-class institutions such as Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, the University of California-Los Angeles, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, the University of Michigan, Georgetown, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Emory. After graduation, some of our former students have been hired by great companies in Palo Alto, including NeoTribe Ventures, Nok Nok Labs, Palantir Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, and Stanford Federal Credit Union. Others have accepted jobs at Fortune 500 companies, such as New York Life Insurance, Walgreens Boots Alliance, CVS Health, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and United Technologies. Prepare for the SAT and for your future with Manhattan Review in Palo Alto.

SAT Private Tutoring

Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online

SAT Private Course

12 hours in total, Personalized 1-on-1 Course, In Person or Live Online
SAT Prep Course Palo Alto - Photo of Student Jessica

He helped us relate new vocabulary words with words we use everyday. I learned some excellent SAT tips and new vocab.
- Jessica (This student took our SAT preparation course)

Palo Alto

Primary Course Venue:

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Palo Alto Teaching Center at the Sheraton
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: (650) 618-5062

NOTE: We do NOT typically have staff at the venue, so email us before visiting the venue.

Meet a Palo Alto SAT Tutor: Rasmus G.

Rasmus G. is an individual tutor and classroom instructor for the SAT, which he has been teaching for more than 10 years. He started out in New York City before relocating to Palo Alto last year, and he quickly became a highly valued member of our local team of SAT educators. Rasmus is also an experienced secondary school teacher, and he is on the faculty of a public high school in the Bay Area.

Rasmus is a graduate of Columbia University (bachelor's degree in philosophy) and the City University of New York (master's degree in education). He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, and he has excelled on standardized tests since his high school and college years. In his spare time, Rasmus enjoys playing roller hockey, travel, and trying new types of cuisine.