"The Ivy League Tutoring Experts Since 1995"     


"Ivy League Tutoring Experts Since 1995"

Susan Alaimo is the founder and director of SAT Smart. She holds a Master's Degree from Columbia University and has successfully prepared thousands of students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT exams over the past twenty five years. Susan has also worked as a college professor and private college counselor and knows exactly what college admissions officers are seeking in successful applicants.  

Susan writes a weekly column, College Connection, for Gannett newspapers. She covers all aspects of the college admissions process including test preparation, identifying ideal colleges, writing impressive essays, applying for financial aid, and securing local and national scholarships. You can view her articles
 here.  Susan has also created a series of video presentations that share the knowledge needed by all college bound students and their parents.

Essay Editing 


  • Access to our Ivy League essay editing coaches  


  • Suggestions to improve both content and style to help students improve their writing skills and earn top grades


  • Conducted in person in Princeton and over Skype & FaceTime 


Susan Alaimo 

Columbia University 

College Coaching Program $199 a month  

Resume and Interviewing Skills 


  • Crafting impressive resumes 


  • Personalizing student's resume towards each specific internship, job, or graduate programs 


  • Practicing valuable interviewing skills including proper research, nonverbal communication, asking appropriate questions, and effective follow-up 


1:1 Personalized Coaching and Mentoring


  • Strategies for getting through college successfully in four years


  • Effective strategies for engaging with professors


  • Test preparation (including mid-terms and finals)


  • Note-taking techniques 

Meet our College Coaches and Essay Coaches 

Internship, Career and Graduate Program Planning 


  • Securing impressive internships and developing  networking skills 


  • Obtaining work study and/or study abroad opportunities to coincide with areas of interest 


  • Offering advice to meet requirements for medical, law and graduate school