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Find the Perfect SAT Tutor Near You

Who needs SAT tutoring?

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4.9 star rating by 10,000+ families
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SAT Test Success

John's SAT tutoring has been invaluable for Michelle. He's not only friendly and professional but also adapts sessions to her unique needs with tailored support, making test prep a breeze.

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Your child deserves the best online SAT tutor

Learner’s network maintains a specially-trained group of dedicated SAT tutors. Here are some of the many Learner tutors your student could be working with:

SAT Tutors Abigail
Abigail is a certified teacher with more than a decade of experience in classrooms. This University of New Mexico graduate enjoys adapting her teaching style to match her student’s pace and repeating content if necessary. Abigail reinforces the SAT topics and skills she teaches by consistently reviewing them until her student has an expert grasp of each one.

Tutoring since 2012

Award-winning tutor

SAT Tutors Alan
Alan is a Rutgers University graduate who has been tutoring since 2013. While he boasts an extensive history of SAT prep, Alan specializes in teaching challenging SAT math concepts. And, just like no one was born with the skills needed to play in the NBA, Alan believes that no one was born with the skills necessary to excel on the SAT. Given this, he prioritizes confidence-building drills in his tutoring sessions.

4,276 hours tutoring

Award-winning tutor

SAT Tutors Alex
Alex leverages his education and knowledge of psychology to quickly build rapport with his students. This UCLA alum uses an empathic version of the Socratic feedback method to prepare students for the SAT, coaching them to visualize their SAT goals and then work hard to make them a reality.

Tutoring since 1988

award-winning tutor

SAT Tutors Andrea
Andrea is a certified teacher with lots of experience teaching and tutoring. Andrea likes to meet students where they are, both as people and in their SAT prep. She takes special care to get to know her students and use what they know to get them where they need to be. She connects SAT content with intriguing questions or problems that get students interested and thinking.

9,000 hours tutoring

Certified teacher

SAT Tutors Asher
Asher is a relatable, caring, and efficient tutor who views each student as an individual. Because of this focus on individuality, he customizes his sessions to ensure each student not only improves their SAT test scores but, more importantly, builds confidence and optimism for the future. Asher has an infectious love of math and language and always finds common ground to partner with his students in achieving their SAT goals.

Tutoring since 2000

Tutoring since 2000

SAT Tutors David
David is a high-energy teacher whose empathetic approach to teaching fits the needs of every student, no matter how unconventional their learning style might be. If a student needs a creative approach to a math question or a more traditional, structured approach to the SAT reading section, David will always work to ensure that every student gets their “Ah ha” moment.

Tutoring since 2019

Tutoring since 2019

SAT Tutors Duncan
Duncan is a university-taught instructor who combines development theory research with pedagogy. His philosophy focuses on helping students become creative problem-solvers capable of researching and solving complex issues. His lessons include SAT studying strategies, goal discussion, and training to improve metacognitive awareness.

4,000 hours tutoring

Ph.D student

SAT Tutors Esperanza
Esperanza works hard to develop a bond with each student she mentors and pushes them to think critically while they learn. Because of this dedication to her students, she requires focus and engagement in her lessons to ensure students retain the information they learn. While the bulk of her tutoring aims to help students excel on the SAT, she also prioritizes lasting, long-term improvements they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

Tutoring since 2017

Award-winning tutor

SAT Tutors Jinho
Jinho’s years of SAT and math tutoring experience have taught him how to address the individual needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Throughout his career, he has cultivated the ability to derive clear, simple solutions from complex ideas and strives to impart that skill to his students. Jinho is adept at motivating students to new levels of excellence and personalizes his approach to match each student’s individual needs.

Tutoring since 2013

Tutoring since 2013

SAT Tutors Johnathan
With more than two decades of experience tutoring for the GRE, SAT, and ACT, Jonathan employs a direct, no-nonsense approach to tutoring. Together, he and his students discuss their weak points and focus on improving and strengthening those skills. Johnathan believes that providing a solution is only the first step of knowledge, and knowing how you got there is just as important.

Tutoring since 1994

award-winning tutor

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Why SAT tutoring?

A student's score on the Scholastic Assessment Test, better known as the SAT, plays a major role in determining what colleges will approve their application. Because of the high importance of SAT scores, preparation often puts significant stress and pressure on students. Despite its reputation as a difficult test, Learner’s specially-trained tutors will help your student walk into their test with confidence.

While the SAT is designed to cover concepts typically taught in the first two years of high school, the test is different from most school exams. Time limits, complex math concepts, and pressure-related anxiety all set this exam apart from others of its type.

Overcoming the SAT’s challenges involves studying difficult concepts through the use of practice questions. A private SAT tutor uses these questions and customized lesson plans to familiarize students with the test, preparing them to tackle problem areas with a mixture of composure and expertise.

Tutoring for every age group and level

At Learner, we believe that anyone can improve their algebra skills. Learner teaches all age groups and grade levels, whether you or your child are in elementary, high school, or in college.

Top locations

It's becoming harder for students to find qualified private online math tutors who live in their area. Learner's primary goal is to solve this problem by connecting students with online algebra tutors who are a good fit for them. This way, students can work with qualified teachers worldwide without ever needing to leave their homes. Here are a handful of the locations with the highest demand for online tutoring.

How students can benefit from working with Learner

Learner’s tutors provide countless advantages to their students, but here are some of the top benefits you can expect to enjoy:

One-on-one instruction

At Learner, we believe that private tutoring leads to the best results because, unlike group SAT lessons, students receive the undivided attention of their tutor. This allows tutors to teach at their student's pace, answer as many questions as necessary, and focus on the areas most in need of assistance.

Customized lesson plans

Depending on a student’s strengths and weaknesses, they may need more help with certain areas covered by the SAT, such as math world problems or passage analysis. Fortunately, one of the most significant advantages of Learner’s online tutoring program is that each student receives a personalized lesson plan. This means that tutors can fine-tune their lessons to address each student’s individual needs and maximize time spent on areas in need of improvement.

Location is not a factor

Because Learner’s tutoring sessions are conducted 100% online, students can access help and expertise no matter where they’re located. And, because we collaborate with only the best tutors from across the country, students can rest assured that they’re hiring the most qualified, experienced professionals to help with their SAT prep.

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What to look for in an SAT tutor

Your child’s education and future are invaluable, so finding a trustworthy, qualified tutor is one of the most important things you can do to prepare them for success. As you research tutoring services, start by reviewing a tutor’s credentials. Review a potential tutor’s background, education, teaching experience, and any relevant certifications they possess.

Additionally, look for an SAT instructor whose methods, philosophy, and teaching style align with your child's needs. For instance, some students may learn better with strict structure, while others may need a more gentle and nurturing approach. Lastly, finding a tutor whose prices match your budget ensures you’ll be able to afford their services for as long as is necessary to ensure your child’s success.


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 tutoring work?

Answer questions about your child's background and unique needs.

Schedule a call with our Academic Advisor to identify learning goals and objectives.

We will custom match the right tutor for your child. Your initial session is commitment-free.

Why Learner’s SAT Tutoring?

Learner’s expert tutors excel in helping students with SAT preparation. Here are some of the many ways your children can benefit from Learner’s services:

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Learn faster

Independent SAT tutoring is important, but it’s not always efficient. Our private tutors assess each student to gauge what parts of the exam they need the most help with. By tackling these problem areas first, students see improvement in practice test scores in just a few weeks.

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Advanced platform

Our online tutoring sessions are not your average video call. With online classrooms equipped with virtual whiteboards for tutors and students to collaborate on SAT questions, sessions use cutting-edge technology to maximize results. Also, all tutoring sessions are recorded, so students can use them as study tools and parents can review individual sessions for quality.

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SAT tutoring is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and we understand that. Our specially-trained team of matching specialists considers each student’s personality, strengths, weaknesses, learning style, schedule, and interests to pair them with the most compatible tutor in the Learner network.

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Expert instructors

All of our highly-qualified tutors possess advanced degrees and established track records in SAT test prep. To ensure quality and customer satisfaction, we thoroughly vet each tutor on their background and expertise. This way, customers can rest assured that every student will receive top-notch one-on-one instruction–regardless of which tutor they’re matched with.

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Top advantages of Learner’s SAT tutoring program

Accelerated lessons

With our one-on-one tutoring approach and customized lesson plans tailored toward a student’s individual strengths and weaknesses, customers can enjoy improved practice test scores in as little as two weeks.

Cutting-edge technology

Our virtual classrooms utilize interactive whiteboards, video and audio equipment, and file-sharing features to recreate the experience of an in-person learning environment.

Patient and motivating tutors

Preparing for the SAT can be a grueling and excruciating process for some students, but it doesn’t have to be. Our private tutors match a student’s pace, encourage them to seek excellence, and answer as many questions as necessary.

Real SAT practice questions

Our tutors utilize practice questions from previous exams to best prepare students for the real SAT. This way, students can take their exams with confidence and expertise built on genuine experience.

How to find the right online SAT tutor?

When searching for the best SAT tutors online, it’s essential to consider what kind of tutor will best serve your child’s needs. In pursuit of this, look for tutors with personalities and experience compatible with your priorities. Once you select a handful of tutoring candidates with impressive backgrounds, respectable degrees, and sufficient teaching experience (ideally teaching SAT prep), you can focus on finding an expert among them who aligns with your child’s best interests.

Sometimes, an SAT tutor might have an impressive track record, but their tutoring approach doesn’t cater to your student’s unique learning needs or goals. Even so, it’s often difficult to gather this information from a tutoring profile or resume, so don’t be afraid to ask candidates to hop on a short phone call with you. When you do, consider asking candidates to walk you through one of their typical SAT prep sessions. That way, you can gauge whether their style fits with your child’s needs. If your child has a specific learning style or any learning disabilities, ask your tutoring candidates how they will consider these factors in their lesson plans.

Finally, the right tutor needs to provide rates that fit within your budget. As you research potential candidates, consider how much you can afford to spend on a tutor each month and how long your child will need SAT tutoring. Remember that more expensive, higher-quality tutoring can be more affordable in the long run if the student requires fewer total hours to achieve results.

Top benefits of working with a private SAT tutor

Boost confidence

Confidence is one of the key components of academic performance. Studies show that the more confident students are, the more likely they are to search for new solutions on exams and persevere through difficult test questions. Unlike independent study, private tutoring gives students the positive reinforcement they need to develop confidence in their abilities.

Learn test-taking strategies

Developing a strong grasp of SAT content, such as math, vocabulary, and grammar, is essential. Even so, learning how to perform under time constraints is equally important. Private tutors work with students to learn some of these key tactics, such as eliminating answer choices, guessing strategically, and pacing themselves appropriately.

Matching a student’s pace

Unlike in group courses, private SAT tutors tailor their test prep lessons to their student’s needs. If a student has questions or needs a concept refresher, their tutor can pause the lesson as often as needed to clarify a concept. Conversely, students won’t waste time sitting through explanations of concepts that they have already mastered.

Increased accountability

Preparing for the SAT involves considerable independent work and self-study. Because of this, studying for a test like the SAT intimidates many students, causing them to procrastinate and leaving them unprepared for test day. An SAT tutor holds students accountable for their study schedules and gives them manageable assignments to tackle on a weekly basis.

Additional resources

Traditionally, students rely on textbooks and study materials to help them prepare for the SAT. One of the benefits of working with a private tutor, however, is their access to additional materials, including practice tests, that students can take advantage of during and after their lessons at no additional cost.

What should you look for in a private SAT tutor?


Every student learns at their own pace, and some students may need more time to grasp certain concepts than others. Whether a student is struggling to decipher a reading passage or solve a math problem, it’s important for tutors to never show signs of annoyance and frustration, as this will only further discourage and demotivate the student.


There will be moments when students “hit a wall” when studying for the SAT. Maybe it’s when they repeatedly fail to finish a certain section in time, or their practice test scores are still low after extensive effort. In these cases, students need a tutor capable of pushing and motivating them to work through temporary challenges. The more invested a tutor is in a student’s success, the more motivated the student will feel.


Helping students prepare for the SAT is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Every student will have varying levels of familiarity with each section and different challenges that they face when taking the test. A private tutor must be able to tailor their SAT curriculum to a particular student’s needs by factoring in their learning style, strengths, weaknesses, and personality.


Let’s face it, “SAT prep” doesn’t excite students. For many students, studying for the SAT is a stressful and grueling experience, so it falls upon private tutors to help make this experience more enjoyable for their students. The more fun an SAT tutor makes each lesson, the more engaged students will be. The more engaged students are, the more likely they are to understand and retain critical information for the test.


Studying for the SAT has its ups and downs, and students will experience moments of triumph and frustrating setbacks along the way. One of the primary responsibilities of tutors is to frequently communicate with students (and their parents) about progress and expectations. Knowing the areas in which they need to improve means students are always working toward small goals. Meanwhile, being updated about their child’s progress allows parents to intervene or contribute when necessary.


For many students, studying for the SAT can be mentally and emotionally challenging. And, even when sufficiently prepared, the test can be stressful and anxiety-inducing, causing self-doubt and low self-esteem in students. Because there may be times when a student’s emotional barriers impede their progress, tutors must be able to meet their students where they are and help them work through any issues related to self-confidence.


Struggling with the SAT sometimes embarrasses students, especially if it feels like they are alone in that challenge. Humility in a tutor helps create a safe learning environment for students to admit when they need help and ask as many questions as needed.


Confidence goes a long way toward helping students excel on the SAT. The more ambitious a tutor is in supporting their student’s goals, the more likely a student is to dream big. The best tutors will push students outside of their comfort zones so they can reach their full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is online tutoring different from in-person tutoring?

Unlike in-person tutoring, online tutoring takes place in a virtual classroom. Online classrooms utilize video and audio, interactive whiteboards, and file-sharing features that replicate the feeling of in-person education.

What are the qualifications of your online SAT tutors?

Learner thoroughly screens all of our private SAT tutors. Each tutor has, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and several years of SAT prep experience. Among all tutors who apply to our platform, only 5% are accepted.

Do we select our own private tutor from your network?

Our matching specialists do the heavy lifting of matching you with the most compatible tutor in Learner’s network. Your assigned expert considers factors such as schedule, personality, strengths, weaknesses, and learning style when making this decision. That said, parents or students will also always have a say in the final decision.

What does an SAT tutor do?

Our private tutors create a customized SAT curriculum for students based on their strengths, learning style, and the areas most in need of improvement. Whether a student needs help solving difficult math problems or deciphering complex reading passages, our SAT tutors have you covered.

What if the tutor we are paired with does not end up being a good match?

Even with our in-depth consultation and specially-trained matching specialists, sometimes a pairing doesn’t work out–and that’s okay! The first session with each tutor is for students to gauge whether they can see themselves working with a tutor long-term. If they feel as though their learning style or personality doesn’t align with the tutor's, Learner will match them with a new tutor for free.

How soon can my child schedule their first SAT lesson?

When getting started with Learner, the first step is to match with a tutor. Once our matching specialist pairs a student with a tutor (which will occur in approximately 72 hours), the student can schedule their first lesson at their convenience.

How does online SAT tutoring work?

Online SAT tutoring takes place in a virtual classroom. Each classroom contains video and audio, a virtual interactive whiteboard, and a file-sharing feature, and our platform allows students and tutors to collaborate on practice questions as if they were in the same room. Each session is recorded for students or parents to watch later.

Will working with a private tutor boost my child’s SAT scores?

Yes! Tutoring from an SAT prep expert has been proven to boost students’ SAT practice test scores. Private tutoring is particularly beneficial, as tutors create customized lesson plans to target the areas most in need of assistance.

How much does an SAT tutor cost?

Our tutoring rates depend on the tutor’s background and experience and the package students sign up for, but most rates range between $90 and $120 an hour. If you are working within a particular budget, our team can help you find a package that works best for you. Remember that a higher rate with fewer required hours can often be more affordable than less effective tutoring over a longer period.

How to become an online SAT tutor?

Depending on what online service you are working for, you must take various steps to become an online tutor. Specifically, most services have certain qualifications that applicants must meet. At Learner, for instance, tutors must already possess a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university and several years of teaching SAT prep.

Is SAT tutoring tax deductible?

Generally speaking, SAT tutoring is considered a personal expense and is, therefore, not tax deductible. If your child has a learning disability, however, then SAT tutoring may be considered a medical expense.

What is your refund policy?

At Learner, customer satisfaction is our top priority. If a student is unsatisfied with their first lesson, then our team will match the student with a new tutor for free. The student will also be refunded for the first lesson.

Learner SAT Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $500

The Learner SAT Tutoring Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that’s open to all high school who are serious about taking the SAT. The next deadline to apply is June 30, 2024, and winners will be announced on July 30, 2024.


Imagine your learning and career possibilities if you didn't have to worry about things like how much an SAT tutor costs and how to study for the SATs. The Learner SAT Tutoring Scholarship takes care of the hard parts and sets you up for success. If you have the desire to achieve, compete with the best of them, and see a future in your dream university then we can help you with the rest. We believe in your unlimited potential and we’re here as a resource.

Previous Scholarship Winners

Justice Jones

Awarded: $500

On: August 2023

Siya Patel

Awarded: $500

On: August 2022

Scholarship Details:

Amount: $500

Application deadline: June 30, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school students

  • Current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

How to Apply:

You can apply for this scholarship on the scholarship platform. Simply set up a free account and submit your application for the Learner SAT Tutoring Scholarship, along with a short essay answering the following prompts:

•  How are you preparing yourself for the SAT test?
•  What’s your goal with the SAT test?

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51 SAT Questions to Achieve Your Dream Score

Prepare your students for SAT  success with our curated set of 51 challenging practice questions. We've reviewed past SAT exams to provide your students with targeted practice in the exam's three main sections: Math, Reading, and Writing & Language.

Here's a sample of 5 questions - download the worksheet and answer sheet below for the full practice test.

1) Solve the equation: 2(x - 4) = 3x + 5

A) -13

B) -11

C) 13

D) 11

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2) Find the volume of a cone with a radius of 5 units and a height of 8 units

A) 40π/3

B) 80π

C) 200π/3

D) 320π

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3) Which statement from the passage provides evidence supporting the claim that stricter regulations on single-use plastics are necessary?

Passage I

"The government has proposed implementing stricter regulations on the use of single-use plastics. Proponents argue that this move is necessary to reduce environmental pollution and protect wildlife. Current statistics show that plastic debris causes the deaths of over a million animals and birds annually, resulting in approximately $100 billion in pollution damages. However, opponents claim that the proposed regulations would have negative economic consequences, particularly for small businesses that rely on the production and sale of single-use plastic products."

A) “Current statistics show that plastic debris causes the deaths of over a million animals and birds annually, resulting in approximately $100 billion in pollution damages.”

B) "Proponents argue that this move is necessary to reduce environmental pollution and protect wildlife."

C) "However, opponents claim that the proposed regulations would have negative economic consequences."

D) "The government has proposed implementing stricter regulations on the use of single-use plastics."

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4) According to the passage, opponents of stricter plastic regulations counter the argument in favor of stricter regulations with concern about:

A) Environmental pollution and wildlife protection.

B) The negative impact on small businesses.

C) The necessity of reducing plastic waste.

D) The government's proposed implementation.

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5) Which option best combines the following sentences into a single sentence without changing the meaning?


The research study was comprehensive. It provided valuable insights into the topic.

A) The research study, which was comprehensive, provided valuable insights into the topic.

B) The comprehensive research study provided valuable insights into the topic.

C) The research study was both comprehensive and provided valuable insights into the topic.

D) The research study, providing valuable insights into the topic, was comprehensive.

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