San Diego SAT, ACT, and GRE Prep


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.

We get it: the goal is to get into a university where you can thrive


We're here to help your scores reflect your spark.


We offer two main options:

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.


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 established test-prep 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.

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The process? 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.

Plus, we're specialists - we only offer SAT, ACT, and GRE prep. Although we know it's convenient to get school subject tutoring where you get your test prep, we also know that by focusing on just a few things, we're much more likely to be good at them.


Higher Scores = More Options


The result? More efficiency, more student engagement, and more effective test prep, which leads to higher scores and happy clients. Check out our reviews on Yelp and Google.

Interested in learning more? 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.


5230 Carroll Canyon Rd., Suite 206, San Diego, CA, 92121

6119 La Granada, Suite C, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067

We also meet students in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.