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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:

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In the digital era, there’s no reason for students or parents to struggle with finding trustworthy local tutors. Learner was founded on the principle that high-quality tutoring should be available to every student, regardless of their location or background. By connecting individual students with custom-matched tutoring professionals, we make that dream a reality. Here are a few locations where online tutoring is most in demand.

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.

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.

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. 

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

Studies show that students who work with a private tutor can improve their SAT scores by 120-180 points, on average. Here are some of the many advantages that make this improvement happen:

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?

Experience teaching standardized test prep and an advanced degree are not the only factors that define a good tutor. A tutor’s personality traits and characteristics greatly impact the quality of the tutoring experience and the ability of students to learn and achieve their goals.


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.

How to find an SAT tutor near me

When searching for an SAT tutor online, many parents start with a simple Google search. Rather than scrolling through hundreds of listings and websites, there are more productive ways to conduct your search, such as speaking with teachers and counselors at your child’s school. It’s also worth visiting local libraries, tutoring centers, and universities to look for in-person tutors. 

If you cannot find a suitable in-person tutor near you, working with an established test prep company online is a convenient route to take. Online tutoring services like Learner allow students to connect with private SAT tutors nationwide. Learner’s tutors use an innovative platform as their virtual classroom to emulate the experience of an in-person learning environment.

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

The Learner SAT Tutoring Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that’s open to all students applying to college in the 2023-2024 school year. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2023, and winners will be announced on August 31, 2023.


Are you an ambitious student seeking to attend a top university but concerned about the costs of SAT tutoring?

The Learner SAT Scholarship is designed to help you overcome these financial barriers and reach your goals.We understand the importance of SAT scores in the university admissions process, and our scholarship aims to provide support and assistance.

As a scholarship recipient, you will join a community of like-minded individuals who share your aspirations. This group will foster connections, encourage growth, and develop a long-lasting network of support throughout your SAT journey and beyond.The Learner SAT Scholarship focuses on helping you unlock opportunities and build a solid foundation for your future.

If you're ready to seize this chance and explore the possibilities ahead, apply for the Learner SAT Scholarship and embark on your journey towards academic success.

Scholarship Details:

Amount: $500
Application deadline: July 31, 2023

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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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