Goal setting

Test prep needs to be as individualized as students are unique.  From the confident test-taker shooting for a top score to the nervous first-timer in need of strategies to curb anxiety, we customize students’ curriculum to their goals, learning style and timetable.  We build in regular communication with parents and students to track progress and encourage accountability.

Selectivity and Focus

SAT or ACT?  The right test is crucial to student confidence, motivation and success.  We begin with a careful assessment of each student’s learning style and generate a personalized strategy with one goal in mind:  the best possible score.

Talented, Experienced Tutors

Our test prep tutors are all top scorers, well-trained in our strategies and possessing years of teaching experience.  They also share our core values:  a deep and wide-ranging curiosity, an empathetic and patient teaching style, and a responsiveness to each student’s unique way of learning.

Practice, Practice, Practice

We provide students with manageable, strategic homework assignments that reinforce skills without wasting time on busy work.  We also offer regular full-length practice exams in our office on weekends so students can track progress.

Data-driven Curriculum

We test and re-test our home-grown curriculum, constantly refining it based on data, results and the specific requirements of adolescent learning.


Demonstrate college readiness and more…

More than other standardized tests, the AP exams test critical thinking, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning — just the skills to showcase college readiness.  Better yet, many colleges grant credit for AP scores, which means tuition savings.

Some students need AP class support all year long.  Others want intensive help to prepare for the exam itself.  Our tutors can do both.  From content to pacing to scoring methodology, they help students master both the subject matter and strategies to succeed in the classroom and on the exam itself.



Ace Your First Standardized Test.

Our dedicated SSAT and HSPT team understand our younger learners — how to review and teach content, build confidence and reduce anxiety so that they can soar on test day.  We also introduce test-taking strategies that serve students as they head to high school.

Like our SAT and ACT program, SSAT and HSPT students receive their own customized program of study, benefit from our homegrown curriculum and take regular practice tests.


Tutors that Do Outstanding Work

I want to let you know how wonderful our test prep tutor was. He did an outstanding job with our daughter and exceeded all of our expectations in terms of being prepared. This preparation allowed him to meet our daughter where she was and improve her readiness for the SSAT. He gets my highest recommendation. Thank you for the great choice!

Mother of an 8th Grade SSAT Student

A Focus on a Perfect Tutor Match

Our Math and Physics tutor is a perfect match for our daughter. She looks forward to working with him and readily acknowledges how helpful he is. He really has a wonderful way about him, boosts her confidence, and teaches all at the same time. He’s a delight and a big success.

Mother of St. John's College High School Junior

Professional Tutors Who Listen

We’ve tried a number of tutors in the past, but the professionals at Tungsten Prep were the best we’ve worked with by far! They really listened to what we needed, and their ability to understand how a child learns best and work to their strengths was amazing. We are so happy to have found them!

Mother of Three Burke School Students

Test Prep Tutors that Build a Great Rapport With Students

Our daughter loves working with her ACT tutor. They have a great rapport. I’m impressed with her too. I’ve chatted with her about strategy, and she always proposes a thoughtful, insightful approach. I left a review on Google and read some of the other reviewers’ many positive comments. Thank you very much for connecting us with one of your Superstars. I feel like a VIP!

Father of a Wilson High School Sophomore

Our Chemistry Tutor is Engaging

Our Chemistry tutor is very engaging. Our daughter enjoys working with him, and her grades are already improving. Most importantly, he’s really helping her get over the key hurdles of understanding concepts.

Mother of a Bishop O'Connell High School Senior

Encouraging, Motivating, and Intelligent Tutors

Our SSAT tutor was fantastic! He was so encouraging, motivating, intelligent, and had just the right balance of staying focused without making our son feel pressured or stressed for his SSAT prep. They really connected, and I’m not sure I would have gotten my son to study for the exam if it weren’t for our tutor. Your company is fortunate to have him!

Mother of an 8th Grade SSAT Student

Tutors that Understand Students

Our daughter really enjoys (!) working with our tutor and finds her style and approach helpful and engaging. Her tutor meets her ‘where she is.’ Tungsten Prep hires tutors that really understand students. I appreciate that our tutor has experience with both middle and high school students. She relates to the challenges our daughter encounters with the volume of material she has to learn in her Spanish class. Her tutor is really preparing her for her final exam. I am hopeful the strategies they are working on will help her as she moves into Spanish 3 in 10th grade.

Mother of a National Cathedral School Freshman

Flexible Tutors Who Go the Extra Mile

Tungsten Prep has tutors who are very flexible, always go the extra mile, and can help with a wide array of academic needs. They helped our 16-year-old son get through the rigorous demands of junior year. We’re not sure what we would have done without them!

Mother of a Gonzaga High School Graduate

Tutoring that Delivers Confidence on Test Day

Your work paid off and our son took the confidence you gave him into test day and he killed his SAT! We really appreciate all you did to prepare him and build his positivity and self-control. Thanks again for all your help! Count us as satisfied customers!

Father of a St. Anselm's Abbey School Junior