Alex graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors, double majoring in Economics and East Asian Languages and Civilizations.  She tutored at the UPenn Tutoring Center, teaching college peers in both small group and one-on-one sessions. Alex has continued tutoring post graduation, specializing in SAT Prep, Algebra, Precalc, and Calculus.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, Economics, Chinese, Algebra, Precalc, and Calculus

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Jessica, a Princeton University tutor who majored in Molecular Biology, is a proficient test-taker who is passionate about sharing her expertise with students seeking to maximize their test scores. Jessica earned a perfect (800) score is all areas of the SAT – Math, Reading and Writing – as well as a perfect 800 on SAT II exams in Math, Literature, Chemistry and Biology.  She also earned a perfect (36) score on the ACT and the highest score (5) possible on AP exams in: Biology, Physics (Electricity and Magnetism), Physics (Mechanics), Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, English Literature, Statistics, Calculus, Computer Science, US History, and Spanish Language. Jessica is a highly experienced tutor who shares her studying and test-taking strategies to help students improve their scores in all subject areas.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, ACT preparation, Biology, Economics, English, all areas of Math

Isabella, a highly experienced Princeton University tutor who majored in Chemical and Biological Engineering, earned a perfect (800) score on all areas of the SAT – Math, Reading and Writing – as well as a perfect score on the Chemistry and Math SAT II exams.  Isabella was named a Fellow of the Princeton University Writing Center, recognized as one of the top 100 undergraduate/graduate writers, and currently tutors Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of writing, including essays for coursework and applications.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, Chemistry, Biology, all levels of math, Essay Writing & Editing 


Jon earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University.  He later earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and Orton-Gillingham Associate Training.  Jon is a highly experienced teacher with NJ Certification in all subjects in grades K-12. He specializes in tutoring SAT and ACT prep, as well as Reading, English, Literacy, Written Expression, French and Math. Jon has expertise in personalizing his teaching approach to each student’s individual needs and learning styles. Jon is available to tutor at libraries in the Watchung/Warren/Basking Ridge areas as well as in student’s homes. 

SAT Smart offers the best instructors in the business, hands down. We pride ourselves in helping students raise their test scores quickly and building confidence. With proper review, students can and will do very well on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. We’ve hand-picked a high-quality team of IVY-League tutors who have scored in the top percentiles nationwide and are able to communicate effectively and demonstrate complicated material in a simple, straightforward manner. Our tutors are trained directly by Susan Alaimo who has over 21 years of experience preparing students for standardized exams.  

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register for a tutoring package, we will contact you to choose the best days/times for sessions. We also offer private tutoring online with our software that includes a virtual whiteboard, tutoring session archive to view past tutoring appointments, and live video and chat. 

Nathan is a PhD candidate at Harvard University. He graduated from Princeton University with highest honors in Physics. Nathan earned a 34 on the ACT and a perfect (800) score on the Physics and Math SAT II exams, as well as the maximum score (5) on over 10 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. As an official tutor for Princeton’s McGraw Center, Nathan has tutored both undergraduate students at Princeton University, and high school students, in PSAT, SAT, and ACT prep as well as AP and college-level courses.

Tutoring Subject: PSAT/SAT preparation, ACT preparation,  
SAT Math I & II, SAT Physics, High School Math, AP Calculus I & II,

AP Statistics, AP Physics, and AP Computer Science

Jessica S.





Dr. Peter received a classical education in England, where he was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University. 

Over the past two decades, he has tutored hundreds of students from local public high schools and private prep schools throughout the area. ​At the college level, he has tutored students from: Princeton University, Oxford, Penn State, Drexel, Temple, and the College of New Jersey. His principal tutoring subjects range from SAT/ACT to college Calculus Level 3.

Jessica, who majored in Molecular Biology at Princeton University, is highly experienced at tutoring and teaching small group classes, preparing students for both the SAT and ACT exams. She has helped many students gain admission to Ivy League universities and win major national scholarships. Jessica is also a highly respected writer, with works appearing in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other daily newspapers and literary magazines.

Tutoring subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, ACT preparation, Chemistry, Biology, Critical Reading, Writing, and all levels of Math.



Carrie is a Princeton University Tutor and Teaching Assistant who earned a perfect score (2400) on the SAT.  She has many years of tutoring experience, and consistently earned a perfect five star rating from each of her tutoring clients.  She prides herself on personalizing each tutoring session to the student's individualized needs and helping each student significantly increase his/her scores.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT prep, Mathematics (all levels through AP Calculus BC), Writing, Literature, Computer Science, French




Robin earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from Brown University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. After graduating from Brown, Robin joined Teach for America and then continued her teaching career at an award-winning, high-performing charter school in Newark, NJ. Having been a highly successful test-taker herself, earning perfect scores on both the Math and Chemistry SAT II exams, Robin excels in sharing strategies in all areas of the SAT and ACT with students so they too can earn impressive scores.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, ACT preparation, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Earth Science, all levels of Math, Essay Writing & Editing, Organizational Skills, and Time Management 

Susan Alaimo, Director 

Newby majored in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he tutored Princeton students in Math and Economics. He scored in the 99th percentile on both the ACT and LSAT exams, and earned a National Merit Scholarship for his PSAT and SAT scores. Newby earned the maximum score (5) on AP exams in Chemistry, Biology, Calculus AB, US History, and English Language & Composition. At Princeton, he earned the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, awarded to less than 2 percent of students each year.

Newby is an accomplished journalist and editor who has helped writers place their work in The Washington Post and other major newspapers. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, ACT preparation, Essay Writing & Editing, Economics, English, Chemistry, Biology, Public Speaking, LSAT preparation

Dr. Peter 


Jackie, a highly experienced Princeton University tutor who majored in Economics, earned a perfect score (800) on all areas of the SAT – Math, Reading, and Writing – and is passionate about helping students to likewise achieve academic success.  Jackie has won awards in almost all academic subjects including: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and French Language and Culture. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, French, Biology, all levels of Math, and Economics




Rebecca earned her Bachelors Degree from Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as well as a certificate in Neuroscience. She graduated in the top 10% of her class and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honor societies for general academic and scientific research excellence, respectively. 

Rebecca has years of experience tutoring and teaching small group classes, preparing students for both the SAT and ACT exams.  She has also been employed by Princeton University to tutor undergraduate students in the fields of Biology and Physics. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, ACT preparation, all levels of Math, and all levels of Science   

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 for more than twenty 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.

Emily, a highly experienced Cornell University tutor, earned a perfect Math score on both the SAT and SAT II exams.  She was an AP Scholar with Distinction at Montgomery High School where she earned the highest score (5) possible on Advanced Placement exams in: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Macro Economics, Chemistry, and US History. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, Statistics, all levels of Math through Calculus AB


Ola earned her bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University. She is currently a Master’s Degree candidate at Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Newark, with plans to attend medical school. Ola began SAT tutoring as a volunteer while attending Harvard University and continues to tutor through SAT Smart, helping students to significantly improve their scores in all areas of the SAT and ACT. In addition to SAT/ACT test tutoring, Ola tutors elementary through high school students in various subjects including: French, English, Math (all levels), Biology and Chemistry.

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Crystal, a Princeton University tutor who majored in Economics with minors in Global Health and French, earned a perfect (800) SAT score in both Math and Writing and a perfect (800) score on the Molecular Biology SAT II exam.  Crystal was named an AP Scholar with Distinction for earning the highest score (5) possible on AP exams in: Calculus BC, Statistics, US History, Psychology, Biology, English Language and Composition, French Language.  

Crystal has studied in both Kyoto, Japan and in Ghana and is fluent in Mandarin and French and conversant in Japanese. She is a highly effective tutor, equipped with the skills and experience to help students reach their academic goals.  

Tutoring subjects:  PSAT/SAT preparation, Biology, Chemistry, French, English and Writing

Melana, a Princeton University Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field athlete, was a National Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction, as well as her high school Valedictorian.  She earned the highest (5) AP score in: Calculus, Chemistry, US History, Statistics, Government and Politics, and Psychology.

Tutoring Subjects: ACT preparation, Computer Science, US History, Statistics, and all levels of Math