Masters of Techniques and Content

Our content writers have mastered the intricacies of the SAT and ACT, and have simplified test prep.

Results

Tutoring Machine’s sterling reputation is the result of our proven systematic approach to test prep. This philosophy is crucial to realizing the potential of our students.

SAT Prep

Your SAT score is an integral part of the college application. Tutoring Machines is here to raise your score to make you as competitive as you can be for the college application process.

ACT Prep

The ACT has become more popular in recent times, and is a major part of a college application. If this is the test for you, then Tutoring Machines has your playbook for success.

SAT vs ACT

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Not only is Kimani the best tutor that I have ever worked with, but he is also one of the most entertaining and best people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. In the midst of laughs and fun, Kimani was able to help me raise my score almost 500 points in just a matter of months. Thanks to Kimani, I will be attending my dream university.

Before After Tutoring Machines
READING / WRITING 590
  • 750
  • +160
MATH 610
  • 760
  • +150
TOTAL 1200
  • 1510
  • +350

Evaluate

Creating an efficient and successful plan relies on the analysis of a student’s initial score reports. These provide the basis for making solid recommendations and lay the groundwork best suited for the individual student. We offer practice tests for both SAT and ACT on this site. Taking these tests will inform us which path will lead us to greater success. Let the journey begin.

FROM THE BEGINNING

Created by Kimani Williams, PhD

The SAT and ACT curricula used at Tutoring Machines were methodically and ingeniously designed by Kimani Williams. After tutoring and teaching thousands of students, and perpetually increasing students’ scores for over a decade, he decided to profoundly and positively impact students from all over through education.

He designed test prep programs that are based not only on content, but also on strategies and techniques, which are readily understood and reproducible by students from many different backgrounds. The courses also take into consideration the demanding schedules of high school students by making the lessons short, effective, and fun.

OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO

  • Stanford
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Southern California
  • Penn
  • Princeton University
  • UCLA
  • Boston College
  • Brown
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Barnard
  • University of Virginia
  • SMU
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Our Instructors

The instructors at Tutoring Machines are uber intelligent and exceptional at achieving higher scores for students.

Teaching is What We Do Best

Tutoring Machines is not about memorization of rules: it is about developing successful approaches to problem solving. It is about implementing the philosophy that all ‘complex’ problems are made up of a series of simple steps.

Wealth of Knowledge

The intellectual properties used by Tutoring Machines have been rigorously tested throughout the years and have withstood the test of time. The materials used by our instructors are phenomenal at score improvement.

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Our Approach

Given that students come from many different educational backgrounds, it is imperative to first evaluate each student’s testing capabilities in order to recommend a path to success. A plan is then set in motion and is continually guided by a master navigator of test preparation. The goal is to engage our students and keep them motivated to the very end of the process.

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Invest

We are genuinely invested in the success of our students. A student tends to be more motivated when the instructor cares about the student’s progress.

Evaluate

Evaluate which test a student should take. Detailed score reports that allow for a specific plan to be created for each student.

Engage

Engage students by continually interacting with the students, while alleviating the ‘stress’ of preparing for standardized tests.

Motivate

Motivate students to do the homework and the practice tests, which are extremely vital to score improvement.

College Counselors

Tutoring Machines has worked tirelessly to perfect the test prep process in order to assist students’ in broadening their college horizons through SAT and ACT score improvement. Throughout the process, we continue to play an integral role in a student‘s application process. While we specialize in the test prep aspect of the college application process, we also recognize that a college application encompasses more than a student’s test scores.

To that end, if students need help navigating the complex process of applying to colleges, there are a number of reputable private college counselors in the local Santa Barbara area that can be of tremendous assistance.

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SAT Dates and Registration Deadlines

Time management skills are essential in the test prep process, so be sure to be conscientious of test dates and registration deadlines.

SAT DATE May 4, 2019 June 1, 2019 October 5, 2019
(Anticipated)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE April 5, 2019 May 3, 2019 TBD
LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE April 24, 2019 May 22, 2019 TBD

Our Philosophy

The tenacity at which we pursue score improvement for our students is unparalleled to any other. We carefully evaluate and customize a plan to fit the needs of each student. The process is iterative as we move through the course. This dynamic and meticulous approach is a benchmark of Tutoring Machines. Understanding that students have different educational backgrounds is the reason that emphasis is initially placed on evaluating the student’s current academic level. Experience has also taught us that the more students invest in their test prep, the more likely they will achieve their target scores.

Kimani Williams

Kimani Williams

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

I have always had an affinity to help others, especially in academia. I have been blessed with a knack for simplifying what seems complicated to students. After high school, I left my home country of Jamaica to go to Macalester College, a small Liberal Arts college, in Minnesota.

After 4 wonderful years of Minnesota and the frigid tundra, it was time to return to a climate more favorable to a Jamaican, so I decided to further my studies by joining the PhD program in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While working on my doctorate, I started tutoring students for standardized tests. It so happens, that I am phenomenal at drastically improving students’ test scores.

After completing my PhD in Electrical Engineering, I decided to devote myself to my passion for teaching and tutoring, which led me to start my own company, Tutoring Machines, LLC. In my own microcosm way, I am changing the world, one student at a time as I help them reach their goals through higher education

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Logged over 20,000 teaching and tutoring hours
  • Taught thousands of students
  • Consistently has done the statistical improbable: biggest ACT score improvement is 14 points from a 21 to a 35; biggest SAT score improvement is 490 from a 1030 to a 1520
  • Prepared students to achieve perfect scores on both ACT and SAT, as well as obtaining National Merit Scholarships

Motivated

A prerequisite to tutoring at Tutoring Machines is the unyielding motivation to connect with our students. We strive to maintain a constant, postive presence for our students from the beginning to the end of the test prep process in order to bring out their best.

Well-Coached

Tutoring Machines has elite standards for delivering first-class service. This is the reason that we place a strong emphasis on coaching tutors to become exceptional at their craft. Prospective tutors will be subjected to an intense, comprehensive 40-hour training program that will prepare them for all eventualities.

Knowledgeable

Our tutors are proficient in all subjects that are covered on the test. Our tutors are masters of understanding the content, intricacies, and nuances of these tests. In our experience, the more knowledge displayed by tutors, the easier it is to inspire the students.

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Industry-Leading Curriculum

We pride ourselves on developing a first class curriculum, which is of paramount importance to comprehensively prepare for a life-changing test. Our Tutoring Machines SAT Manual contains meticulously designed and crafted lessons, drills and homework to maximize score improvement.

SAT Manual

Our core belief is to efficiently manage a student’s course time to maximize potential. Thousands of hours have been dedicated to researching, understanding and ultimately integrating the best of test prep. Tutoring Machines’ SAT Manual is a product of all those invested man hours. This manual includes lessons, drills and homework, which strike a perfect balance between efficiency and effectiveness in achieving score improvement.

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Drills and Homework

Our drills and homework are flexible and tailored to the needs of each student. The questions are accurate representations of problems on the actual test. As students continually pratice and complete meaningful questions, the closer they are to realizing their potential.

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Practice Tests

We created an authentic SAT practice test that provides insight into a student’s test prep level. A colossal effort was placed in ensuring that our test will give similar results to an actual SAT test. We offer a complimentary SAT practice test that can be taken at your earliest convenience.

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Harnessing Technology for Success

One of the advantages of technology is that it has redefined lines of communications. Technology has provided tutors with the capabilities to reach students from all over the globe. Tutoring Machines has embraced this opportunity and masterfully integrated test prep with an online platform.

Our Methodology: The Best in the Business

Our methodology transcends the confines of a physical classroom and is just as viable through an online medium. We have implemented an exceptional virtual classroom program that is very effective in maximizing score improvements. We have designed a user interface that allows students to score their own practice tests. We maintained the human presence throughout this virtual experience.

One constant is undeniable: irrespective of the medium, the students are still being guided by the best in the business. Our tutors’ mastery of content, tailor-made instructions, and proven methodology are ultimately what make Tutoring Machines the crème de la crème.

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SAT Prep Courses

Our SAT courses have been carefully crafted and designed to ensure the success of students. Our seamless instructions and techniques have been rigorously tested and proven for score improvement.

SAT Online Private Tutoring

Online tutoring eliminates geographical limitations. It offers the advantages of studying from the comforts of your own space. Our private tutoring allows for greater flexibility in customizing your test prep curriculum, as well as increased personal attention. Your tutor will work with you to come up with a convenient schedule and a curriculum that will prepare you to excel on the SAT. Cost is dependent on number of hours purchased. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    All the tools you need to learn and collaborate in a real-time online video conference. This virtual classroom includes an interactive whiteboard that is designed to allow your tutor to share learning materials. You will be given the opportunity to practice, discuss and collaborate with your tutor.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual that covers techniques, strategies, and content for the Evidence-Based Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Math Test, and SAT Essay.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class professional tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Flexible Scheduling

    You will engage with your tutor to find an ideal, flexible schedule that fits into your demanding life as a high school student. Course lessons are usually taught in a structured, pre-determined format. However, a private tutoring session allows for the flexibility for you to adjust the focus of each particular lesson as needed.

SAT On-Site Private Tutoring

For students who prefer actual face-to-face instructions, on-site private tutoring is the preferential choice. The tutor comes to you. The advantages of private tutoring allows for greater flexibility in customizing your test prep curriculum, as well as increased personal attention. Your tutor will work with you to come up with a convenient schedule and a curriculum that will prepare you to excel on the SAT. Cost is dependent on number of hours purchased. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • On-Site Learning Environment

    The convenience of having the tutor physically come to your space.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual that covers techniques, strategies, and content for the Evidence-Based Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Math Test, and SAT Essay.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class professional tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Priority Scheduling

    You will engage with your tutor to find an ideal, flexible schedule that fits into your demanding life as a high school student. Course lessons are usually taught in a structured, pre-determined format. However, a private tutoring session allows for the flexibility for you to adjust the focus of each particular lesson as needed.

SAT Online Small Group Courses

Our small group courses are limited to at most ten students to ensure meaningful interactions. This course caters to students who prefer actual face-to-face instruction. Our comprehensive curriculum fully prepares students for their tests. Classes are scheduled and organized to match students with similar test goals. Spaces are limited. Please email us for more information, including available class schedules.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    All the tools you need to learn and collaborate in a real-time online video conference. This virtual classroom includes an interactive whiteboard that is designed to allow your tutor to share learning materials. You will be given the opportunity to practice, discuss and collaborate with your tutor.

  • Harnessing Technology

    Our online course has many advantages for students who embrace the non-traditional classroom setting. While using new industry leading, custom technology, it is just as effective as one taught in a traditional classroom. Students will also receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual.

  • Meaningful Interactions

    Our small class size promotes meaningful interactions by and between students.

  • Scheduling

    Find a conveniently scheduled test prep class that works for you.

SAT On-Site Small Group Courses

Our small group courses are limited to at most ten students to ensure meaningful interactions. This course caters to students who prefer actual face-to-face instruction. Our comprehensive curriculum fully prepares students for their tests. Classes are scheduled and organized to match students with similar test goals. Spaces are limited. Please email us for more information, including available class schedules.

What's Included

  • On-Site Learning Environment

    The convenience of having the tutor physically present in the classroom.

  • Traditional Methodology

    For students who thrive in a traditional classroom setting. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual.

  • Meaningful Interactions

    Our small class size promotes meaningful interactions by and between students.

  • Scheduling

    Find a conveniently scheduled test prep class that works for you.

SAT Self-Paced Video Course

Our on-demand video course allows students to prepare for the SAT at their own pace and convenience. The videos are led by an engaging instructor, and contain all the materials covered in our other SAT courses. Students are guided through a comprehensive curriculum that fully prepares them for their test.

What's Included

  • 35+ Hours of Recorded Instruction

    Instructor-led videos that you can watch anytime.

  • Online Drills and Practice Questions

    Our videos teach easy-to-learn strategies that include hundreds of drills and practice questions.

  • Practice Tests

    10 tests from the College Board Suite. Students are able to score tests on our online platform and generate a detailed score report.

  • Online Access for 6 Months

    Students have the ability to repeatedly watch recorded videos at their own pace.

SAT Custom Course

Customize a SAT prep course with the flexibility to accommodate a unique online or on-site schedule for your institution, school, or organization. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs.

  • Online or On-site Learning Environment

    The convenience of being able to meet with your instructor online or on-site depending on your needs.

  • Priority Scheduling

    Work with your tutor to find an ideal schedule for your test prep.

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