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With final exams two weeks away, we’d like to offer some important hints for studying:

Make outlines and use notecards:Make an outline and a study guide . Use notecards when pertinent to studying and memorizing facts. Ask questions:Your teachers and tutors are there to help! Make a list of questions regarding the material and the exam before the tutoring session . Do a review session with a tutor:In-person or virtually, review sessions offer vital information you want to know about. Including exam format, important topics, and key concepts you should be focusing your studies . Mark your calendar Know your final exam schedule, and you’ll never be cramming the night before an examTake breaksYou won’t be able to memorize or comprehend all the material at once so allow yourself breaks.Stay well-restedThere’s a lot to be said about a good night’s sleep. Make sure you’re well-rested so that you can be fully focused during your exams. Create a study schedule - and follow it.Splitting the material into chunks can be helpful. Best of luck on exams!


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!


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.

Math, science and English courses can be improved with an executive skills tutor who teaches organizational skills, project planning, and study techniques.

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.

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