Masters of Techniques and Content

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

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

Our Approach

Tutoring Machine's sterling reputation is the result of our proven systematic approach to test prep. This philosphy 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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SAT Score Report

Our online platform is used to initially generate a detailed score report to assess a student’s SAT test prep level. As an ongoing tool, students are able to take and score additional tests on their own to measure progress and identify weaknesses and strengths.

  • DIY Reports
  • Score Breakdown
  • Detailed Reports

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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.

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.

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.

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.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    The convenience of being able to meeting with your tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class Professional Tutor.

  • Priority Scheduling

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

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.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    The convenience of being able to meeting with your tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class Professional Tutor.

  • Priority Scheduling

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

SAT Online Small Group Courses

Small group courses are limited to at most ten students to ensure meaningful interactions. Our full featured online classroom takes adantage of modern technologies to blend convenience and aptitude to maximize effective learning. Students learn from a rigorous curriculum to fully prepare them for their tests.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    The convenience of being able to meeting with your tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Industry Leading Technology

    First class online classroom that brings some of the most sophisticated online learning solutions to our students.

  • Meaningful Interactions

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

  • Priority Scheduling

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

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.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    The convenience of being able to meeting with your tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Traditional Methodology

    For students who thrive in a traditional classroom setting.

  • Meaningful Interactions

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

  • Priority Scheduling

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

College Counselors

Tutoring Machines has worked perpetually 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 tremendous assistance.

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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.

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 into motion and is continually guided by a master navigator of test preparations. The goal is to engage our students and keep them motivated to the very end of the process.

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Invest

Genuinely invest in the successes of 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.

Success Stories

There is nothing more rewarding than being a part of the success stories of students. Having an indelible, profound impact on students’ successes is the pillar of Tutoring Machines mission. We aspire for greatness.

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.

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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 the 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.

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.

Take Our Complimentary SAT Practice Test

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OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Southern California
  • Boston College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Michigan
  • Tufts University

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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