SAT, ACT, & GRE Prep Tutoring & Classes in San Diego


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Vince Kotchian Test Prep is an independent San Diego SAT, ACT, and GRE prep company with offices in Sorrento Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, and North Park.

SAT, ACT, and GRE prep is our specialty, and our tutors have an average of 9 years of experience. We also offer math, science, and English academic tutoring.

Want to get started now? Check out our SAT and ACT prep options, read about our GRE prep options, or go to our academic tutoring page.


What We Do


We offer three main services:

1. Small, in-person, SAT, ACT, and GRE classes.

2. One-on-one SAT, ACT, and GRE tutoring that is completely customized for each student.

3. Academic tutoring for math and science.


Why We're Different


The factor that matters most in test prep is the person working with you. Unlike our local competitors' instructors, our tutors are in this for the long haul, and have, on average, 9 years of experience.

We don't hire new tutors and train them, since we realize that "tutor" is not a long-term career for most, and that we'd inevitably have lots of turnover if we hired a bunch of recent college graduates. Instead, we find experienced experts and pay them really well. As a result, we only have a handful of tutors, but they're all great at what they do.


SAT, ACT, and GRE Classes


We keep our SAT, ACT, and GRE classes small (12 or fewer students), so that everyone gets a chance to ask questions and participate. These classes are taught by our expert tutors, so you'll get a great teacher while paying much less than you would for private tutoring.


SAT, ACT, and GRE Tutoring


For tutoring students, we completely customize the experience: every minute is focused on what the student needs. Surprisingly, many other companies that charge as much as we do for one-on-one tutoring will restrict their tutors to a rigid curriculum. We've found that a personalized approach tailored to each student's personality, ability, and learning style works much better. If your score really matters on these tests, working one-on-one with an experienced expert can be a great investment.


Academic Tutoring


Need some help with science or math? Steve and Whitney, our two academic specialists, can help. Grades are just as important as standardized tests.


Higher Scores = More Options


The result of our method? More efficiency, more student engagement, and more effective test prep, which leads to higher scores and happy clients. We have more 5-star reviews on Yelp and Google than any other local test-prep company.

Interested in test prep? Click on either the SAT/ACT or GRE page to see our class schedules, and, toward the bottom of those pages, you'll find our tutors' bios, locations, and pricing. Then, you can either sign up for a class or contact any of us individually to ask questions or schedule private tutoring.

Interested in academic tutoring for math or science? Check out our academic tutoring page.


Our San Diego Locations


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5230 Carroll Canyon Rd., Suite 206, San Diego, CA, 92121 (corner of Carroll Canyon Rd. and Youngstown Way) We offer SAT, ACT, and GRE tutoring, classes, practice tests, and academic tutoring at this office.

6119 La Granada, Suite C, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067 (corner of La Granada and La Flecha) Blake offers SAT, ACT, and GRE tutoring at this office.

We also meet students in the North Park area of San Diego, where Matt offers SAT, ACT, and GRE tutoring.