With November and December deadlines steadily approaching for university and UC applications , our experienced tutors and college counselors are available to help with college selection, the college application process, essay writing skills and SAT/ACT test preparation skills.

Having guidance during the stressful time of application season will help ease anxiety and make the college application process more manageable.

Our tutors provide standardized test preparation strategies for the math and verbal sections of the SAT as well as all four ACT sections. Juniors and seniors taking AP tests have an option to have a tutor for any of these exams including AP environmental science, AP calculus , AP literature , AP language , AP chemistry, AP biology as well as others.

We give younger students advice on how to manage their time sophomore and junior year to include internships and other extracurricular activities. The college application process doesn’t have to be a chore . With the right tutor providing tips and support , it can be a rewarding and engaging experience!

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Time management skills are an important piece to doing well in school, especially as final exams approach. Keeping track of short and long-term assignments on a daily calendar and checking school websites for upcoming assignments can improve student’s confidence and grades. Executive function and organization skills can be taught at any grade level.

Our experienced tutors at Marin Tutors teach important study skills, executive function and time management skills to keep your student at the top of their game. Proper note taking skills such as Cornell note taking method can help with test preparation. A good tutor not only helps with academic subject matter, but also incorporates time management skills which in turn leads to success. Our academic and organization skills coaches build strong rapport with students so that they look forward to seeing them the next session. With the right tutor, students will benefit throughout years to come from simple learning strategies.


More students are opting to take the SAT and ACT this fall. Will this become a significant part of making choices between Student A and Student B by college admissions officers? Although the UC’s are test blind, every private college and university will be looking at scores submitted by students. Those with high SAT/ACT scores can offset perhaps a lower GPA or fewer extracurriculars. Having a one-to-one SAT or ACT tutor can help teach students the tricks and traps of the test and use analytical thinking to see results. Applying to college, then, has never been more exciting -- when a bright student can not only present top notch GPA’s and extracurriculars but also submit high test scores, their dream schools become realities. Schools, also, must be predicting that there will be little change in the realm of test scores because they still insist on PSAT. Thus, we cannot truly be test blind as there must be a standardization metric to make admissions decisions. All private colleges and universities still encourage test scores.

Marin Tutors offers SAT and ACT services and fills the needs of students who are requesting it.