Top-Tier SAT English Tutors: Unlock Academic Success

Refine your analytical reading skills and expand your vocabulary with a private SAT tutor.

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Top-Tier SAT English Tutors: Unlock Academic Success

Refine your analytical reading skills and expand your vocabulary with a private SAT tutor.

Who needs SAT English tutoring?

My ChildME or Someone Else
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4.9 star rating by 10,000+ families
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The tutors were professional, prompt and experts in the SAT. It helped my daughter gain the insight and confidence needed to increase her score, I will definitely use them again and I highly recommend the service.

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Your Child Deserves the Best SAT English Tutor

There are many talented SAT tutors in Learner’s network who specialize in helping students prepare for the SAT English section. Here are some of the experts your student could be paired with:

SAT English Abby
SAT English
Abby is a passionate tutor with over eight years of experience. She holds a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and is pursuing a master's at the University for Peace. Abby works with elementary to college-level students, including SAT and ACT test prep. Her approach is empathetic and creative, focusing on building confidence and understanding in her students​

Tutoring since 2015

SAT English Brett
SAT English
Brett is an ELA tutor with over twenty years of experience, specializing in English, literature, academic writing, and SAT/ACT prep. He is passionate about customizing his teaching to meet individual student needs, with a track record of developing comprehensive curricula, such as an entire English program in China that significantly boosted students' TOEFL scores. Brett's approach fosters a mutually enriching learning environment, encouraging success and lifelong learning​ .

Tutoring since 2001

SAT English Esperanza
SAT English
Esperanza calls for student engagement in her lessons and focuses on ways to help students retain the SAT English lessons they learn. She approaches each session hoping to impart lasting knowledge rather than just a band-aid to get her students through test day.

Tutoring since 2017

Award-winning tutor

SAT English Jinho
SAT English
Jinho is a proficient tutor with extensive experience in SAT, catering to grades 6-12. Holding a biochemistry degree from Baylor University, he is adept at simplifying complex concepts for better student understanding. His personalized tutoring has notably helped a high-performing student overcome severe test anxiety to score 1520 on the SAT and gain admission to Cornell University​

Tutoring since 2013

SAT English Jonathan
SAT English
Jonathan has a direct, no-nonsense approach to tutoring. After establishing the areas a student needs improvement in, he works with each student to hone in on improving and strengthening those skills. Jonathan believes that a student has truly mastered an SAT English concept if they can answer the question and explain to him the mental steps taken and why.

Tutoring since 1994

award-winning tutor

SAT English Joy
SAT English
Joy is a veteran tutor with extensive experience since 2008, specializing in test preparation, including SAT. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida. Joy focuses on empowering students with the tools and habits needed for success in academics and life. Her approach is to guide students towards becoming self-directed learners, achieving profound transformations in their academic performance and self-confidence

Tutoring since 2008

Experienced educator

SAT English Laura
SAT English
Through Laura’s many years of teaching SAT English prep, she has developed a teaching style that allows her to connect with her students. She takes mundane SAT reading passages and turns them into a relatable and exciting exploration of the world around us.

Tutoring since 2010

Tutoring since 2010

SAT English Misha
SAT English
Misha is an experienced tutor with nearly a decade of experience. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and tutors students from grades 9 to college. Misha's tutoring style includes discussion-based lessons, guided practice, and some lecturing, with a focus on understanding how each student learns and teaching problem-solving methods applicable across subjects

Tutoring since 2014

SAT English Patrick
SAT English
Patrick is an experienced tutor in both Math and ELA, teaching a broad range of subjects from elementary to college levels. With degrees in history and liberal studies, he's tutored for over a decade, bringing patience and personalized strategies to his sessions. Patrick is particularly skilled in helping students overcome challenges, using methods like simplified problem-solving and breathing exercises to build confidence and improve performance​

5,000 + Hours of Tutoring

Versatile educator

SAT English Sarina
SAT English
Sarina is a dedicated ELA tutor with expertise in tutoring a diverse range of learners, including ESL and students with disabilities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and has been tutoring since 2015. Sarina’s approach to tutoring is highly personalized, focusing on making the content engaging and relatable for each student.

Tutoring since 2015

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Why SAT English Tutoring?

While it’s very common for students and parents to seek out SAT Math tutors, it is just as important for students to have a solid understanding of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section. Together, these two sections make up half of a student's score, so excelling in these sections is critical and can also compensate for any weaknesses in the math section, leading to a more competitive overall score. 

There are many ways that an SAT instructor can help students tackle and excel in the reading section and the writing and language section. Tutors can help students expand their vocabulary and provide strategies for learning and retaining new words, as well as improve their grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure through targeted instruction and practice exercises. If students need help with the essay section, a private SAT tutor can also teach essay and creative writing lessons.

SAT English tutors can also help students develop strong reading comprehension skills, helping them identify main ideas, understand the author’s tone and purpose, make inferences, and locate specific information within each passage. Whether a student spends too much time re-reading passages or struggling to identify important information in each passage, SAT tutors can help students develop customized strategies for tackling reading comprehension questions.

Tutoring for every age group and level

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How Students Can Benefit from Working with Learner

Learner distinguishes itself as one of the premium online SAT tutoring services in the industry in many ways. Here are some of the many advantages students can gain by choosing Learner:

One-on-one instruction

Receiving the undivided attention of a private tutor is an unparalleled benefit that group tutoring cannot match. Private tutoring allows students to receive immediate feedback and support consistently, and tutors can provide real-time guidance, clarifications, and explanations, which contributes to faster progress. Private tutoring also allows for flexibility in the schedule and pacing of each lesson, ensuring students receive enough time and support to master each concept thoroughly without feeling rushed or held back.

Customized lesson plans

At Learner, every student receives a personalized lesson plan tailored to their specific SAT English needs and goals. During the first lesson, tutors can assess and identify the student’s areas of weakness and help them develop study plans that emphasize those aspects, providing relevant practice materials and strategies. Additionally, students won’t have to spend time on areas they’ve already mastered like they would in a standard or group lesson.

Learn test-taking skills

If a student wants to excel in the reading, writing, and grammar sections on the SAT, being familiar with the content is not enough. The SAT is a time-sensitive test, and students must possess well-honed strategies and systematic approaches in order to navigate the test quickly and accurately. Learner’s tutors can teach students these essential strategies and help them master them for test day.

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What to Look for in an SAT English Tutor

Finding the perfect SAT English tutor for your child may seem like a daunting and overwhelming task. There are many essential components that make up an excellent instructor, but it is possible to find someone who meets all of your criteria.

Perhaps most importantly, you want to ensure that all of your private tutoring candidates possess impressive credentials. Review your instructors’ online profiles or resumes, honing in on their teaching experience, education, and subject matter expertise.

Ideally, your tutor will also have experience creating customized lesson plans for SAT English content. You may want to ask about the tutor’s personal experience taking the SAT as well. Did they receive a near-perfect SAT score in the reading, writing, and grammar sections? If your tutor scored somewhere in the 99th percentile on the English sections, they would be able to pass down personal strategies they used to succeed on this standardized exam.


Why students love Learner.

Chelsea from Learner helped me to get a full ride to Duke University.

“Chelsea from Learner was the perfect match for me. She customized the training so that it would push me hard - but not too hard where I would get frustrated. I worked with Chelsea for years because she took a genuine interest in me and my future.”

"Stephanie taught me how to be more organized. I was getting Bs and Cs before I started working with her. I used to get overwhelmed before studying for a test. Stephanie taught me how to create “study guides” so I’d have all the big ideas in one place. I am now getting As and Bs and my parents are much happier."

"When I first started working with Alan, I told him I would never be good at math. I barely passed my first two years of high school math and I needed one more hard math class to graduate. Alan believed in me and worked with me on the basics. Little by little, he built up my confidence to the point where I realized I am good at math and I did well in the class."

How does Learner SAT English tutoring work?

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Why Use Learner’s SAT English Tutoring? 

Learner's accomplished tutors possess exceptional expertise in guiding students through SAT English preparation. Let's explore the many ways your teenager can reap the benefits of Learner's services:

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Accelerated learning

Combining one-on-one sessions with customized lesson plans leads to exceptional outcomes for students. When students receive the undivided attention of a tutor and lesson plans tailored to their strengths, weaknesses, and learning style, we have observed significant improvements in the SAT English sections within just a few weeks.

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Advanced platform

The online tutoring experience is enhanced tenfold with advanced technology. Aside from the essential video and audio features, all of our virtual classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, which allow students and tutors to collaborate on deciphering complex reading passages and understanding difficult grammatical rules. Each session is recorded so that students can use past lessons as study tools when independently preparing for the SAT.

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Matching specialist

At Learner, we believe that pairing the right student with the right tutor can make or break a child’s learning experience. That’s where our matching specialist comes in. We consider factors such as personality, learning style, interests, schedule, subject-matter expertise, and a tutor’s teaching philosophy and approach before matching a student with a complementary tutor.

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Top tier tutors

The quality of a student's tutoring experience greatly hinges on the expertise and capabilities of the instructor teaching them. That’s why we only hire highly-qualified tutors with advanced degrees and established track records in SAT English prep. During the application process, all of our tutors undergo interviews and background checks and must perform mock SAT English lessons.

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Key Elements of Learner’s SAT English Program

Immediate results

While independent SAT prep is important, it’s not always the most efficient. Our tutors assess the areas students need the most help with and create individualized lesson plans targeting the areas that will lead to the most substantial growth.

Supportive and enthusiastic instructors

The more patient and motivating a tutor is, the more likely a student is to engage with the material they are learning as well as understand and retain that information. At Learner, we assess an instructor’s character traits and tutoring philosophy the same way we would their education and credentials.

Innovative technology

All of our classrooms include video, audio, chat, file-sharing, and screen-sharing features, as well as interactive whiteboards. Each lesson is recorded for safety reasons, but these recordings also double as study tools that students can utilize when they need a refresher.

Theoretical questions transformed into practical application

Our SAT English tutors pepper practice questions and mock tests into each student’s curriculum to help them gain familiarity with the exam structure, timing constraints, and question types, enhancing their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.

How to Find an SAT English Tutor Near Me

Many people default to a quick Google search when looking for a private SAT English tutor near them. While this might feel like the simplest approach, it’s unlikely to lead you to the best results.

One of the best ways to find an SAT English tutor you can trust is through a personal recommendation or a direct referral. Begin your search by inquiring about SAT tutors at your child’s school. A college counselor will be able to give you a list of names, which will likely include tutors who they enjoyed working with.

It is also worthwhile looking for postings at local libraries, colleges, and universities. Working with recent high school graduates and college students who scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT English sections is often an affordable option that yields great results.

Put the word out in the various networks you are a part of, amongst neighbors, friends, family, co-workers, and parents from your child’s school. There’s a strong likelihood that you know a fellow parent who has worked with an SAT English tutor in the past and had a wonderful experience.

Lastly, turning to an online tutoring platform, like Learner, is another exceptional route to take. All of the tutors in established online networks have been thoroughly vetted, which allows you to skip the step of performing a tutor background check yourself. Online tutoring also gives you access to world-class tutors from across the country with specialized expertise.

Top Benefits of Working with a Private SAT English Tutor

Increased confidence

Lack of self-esteem is a major barrier for many students preparing for the SAT or any standardized exam. Many students begin their preparation with the detrimental mindset that they aren’t smart enough or fast enough to achieve the competitive score they desire. A private tutor has the opportunity to provide students with constant encouragement and positive reinforcement as they prepare for the SAT English sections. The more “ah ha” moments students experience, the more they will gain confidence in their skills and capabilities. Studies show that the more confident students are, the more likely they will persevere through challenges and experiment with new approaches under pressure.

Maximum efficiency

We know that your time and your student’s time is incredibly valuable. It’s already difficult enough for students to find time to study for standardized tests, so you want to ensure that every minute is well-spent. Private tutors can bypass content that students are already familiar with and begin by focusing on the topics and skills that will lead to the biggest score improvements. One-on-one instructors can match the student’s pace, meaning students will never feel rushed or held back and have as much time for questions and clarifications as necessary.


One of the most significant benefits of working with a private tutor is the personalization that this format permits. Tutors can tailor every aspect of their SAT English curriculum to the student’s needs, goals, and priorities, whether they need help broadening their vocabulary or creating a strategy for the reading passages.


By choosing to work with a private tutor, you have the advantage of considering student and tutor compatibility as a crucial factor in determining which instructor is the best fit for you. A harmonious tutor-student relationship leads to a safe learning environment filled with trust and mutual respect, which, in turn, encourages students to actively engage in the learning process and feel comfortable asking questions and making mistakes, among many other benefits.

Moral Support and Accountability

Low self-esteem often leads to more nerves and anxiety on test day. Studies show that high cortisol levels, a chemical marker for stress, are linked to an 80-point drop in SAT scores. Not only is a private tutor there to help guide students to SAT success, but they are also there to show students that they are not alone in this challenge. Private tutors can help lift students up when they are feeling discouraged, push them when they need to be challenged, and hold them accountable for their personal goals.

What Should You Look for in an SAT English Tutor?


Not only are the SAT English sections challenging to prepare for, but there is also exceptional pressure and stress surrounding this standardized exam. As a result, students may frequently experience frustration and lean into the temptation to give up. It’s essential for tutors to remain patient, even in tough moments. By refraining from mirroring a student’s frustration, tutors can encourage students to persevere through even the most challenging hurdles.


While the SAT English sections are difficult for students to prepare for, they are also difficult for tutors to teach and guide. If your tutor treats this endeavor as a side hustle and isn’t truly invested in your child’s success, this lack of motivation will impact your child’s learning experience. The more dedicated and determined your tutor is to help your child, the better equipped the student will be for test day.


There will be times when an intended lesson doesn’t go according to plan. When students fail to grasp a concept, it’s up to the tutor to revise quickly and devise a better explanation. Exceptional SAT tutors will be able to pivot on the spot and adjust future lesson plans according to their student's progress.


A positive environment can have a huge effect on learning. It's not uncommon for students to have a bad attitude when preparing for the SAT English sections. Whether they are tired after a long day at school or jittery with nerves as test day approaches, it’s up to the tutor to infuse each lesson with fun and enthusiasm and boost student morale.


Preparing students for the SAT will occasionally involve helping them overcome emotional challenges and mental blocks with the exam. If a student seems particularly low one day, an excellent tutor will ask them how they are feeling and work through the hurdle with them. Overcoming emotional challenges, like low confidence or test-day nerves, can significantly improve a student’s score on the SAT English section.


From clear explanations during lesson plans to informing parents about their child’s progress, strong and consistent communication from tutors is key. Both parents and students should constantly be aware of where a student is at in their SAT English learning journey. That accurate status report allows students to create new goals and milestones and parents to intervene when necessary.


You never want your child to settle for anything but their best on the SAT English sections. An exceptional tutor will challenge their students and nudge them outside their comfort zones. The more ambitious a tutor is with their student’s goals, the more likely a student is to push themselves to their full potential.


When it comes to a student-tutor relationship, the focus should always be on the student. Although the occasional pep talk can be inspirational, sessions should never be spent with tutors bragging about their personal accomplishments. An overly proud tutor can also isolate students, as students may feel more embarrassed asking questions for fear of being mocked or shamed by their tutor.

Frequently Asked SAT English Tutoring Questions

How is online tutoring different from in-person tutoring?

While in-person tutoring typically takes place at a tutoring center or in someone’s home, online tutoring is a fully virtual experience. All lessons will take place in an online classroom, which typically has video and audio, as well as additional learning tools like an interactive whiteboard.

What are the qualifications of your SAT English tutors?

All of our SAT English tutors have, at the very least, a degree from a four-year university and several years of SAT English test prep experience. During the application process, all of our tutors undergo background checks and interviews and must perform mock SAT English tutoring sessions for assessment.

What does an SAT English tutor do?

An SAT English tutor helps students prepare for all of the SAT English sections on the exam. The SAT has two main sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. SAT English tutors will focus on any aspects of the reading, language, and writing sections that the student needs assistance with.

Are we responsible for selecting our own SAT English tutor?

No. While parents and students can certainly have a say in what type of SAT English tutor they are looking for, our team will do the heavy lifting of matching you with a compatible tutor in our network. We make these pairings based on factors such as personality, learning style, teaching philosophy, schedule, and subject-matter expertise, among other things.

What if we are dissatisfied with the SAT English tutor we are matched with?

If you are unhappy with your assigned SAT English tutor for any reason, our team will happily match you with a new tutor free of charge. If there were any particular aspects of the pairing that you were dissatisfied with, please feel free to share this information with our team.

When can we book our first lesson with an SAT English tutor?

After completing the initial questionnaire online, it usually takes 72 hours for our matching specialist to pair a student with a compatible tutor in our network. Once students have been assigned a tutor, they can schedule their first lesson.

How does online SAT English tutoring work?

All of our tutoring sessions, including SAT English tutoring sessions, occur in virtual classrooms equipped with video, audio, chat, screen-sharing, file-sharing, and interactive whiteboards. Our advanced platforms are meant to closely mimic the feeling of being in an in-person learning environment, as well as the SAT environment, which will be fully virtual in spring 2024.

Will my child’s SAT English section scores improve after working with an SAT English tutor?

Yes! Our tutoring expertise, customized lesson plans, and one-on-one format have led to industry-leading satisfaction rates. Most of our students begin to see improvements in their SAT English section scores within a few weeks.

How much does an SAT English tutor cost?

Most SAT English tutors charge by the hour, with rates costing between $70 and $120 per hour. At Learner, our rates vary depending on the tutor’s experience, qualifications, location, and duration and intensity of the tutoring sessions. Please reach out to our team so we can find an SAT tutor within your budget.

How do you become an online SAT English tutor?

Every online service has its own criteria for SAT English tutoring candidates. For instance, at Learner, all of our tutors must have at least a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and several years of SAT English tutoring.

Is SAT English tutoring tax deductible?

Generally speaking, SAT English tutoring is considered a personal expense and, therefore, not tax deductible. However, if your child has a disability or any learning challenges, then SAT English tutoring may be considered a medical expense. This is information you should verify with your accountant.

What is your refund policy?

At Learner, customer satisfaction is our top priority. If you are unhappy with your first lesson, we will match you with a new tutor for free and give you a full refund.


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