Isabel, a Princeton University tutor who earned perfect (800) scores on the SAT Reading and Writing sections and a near perfect (780) score in Math, majored in politics.  

She also earned perfect scores (5) on AP exams in Biology, Calculus AB, English Literature and Composition, United States History, and European History, as well as a perfect score (800) on the SAT II Subject Test in Math 2.

Isabel has many years of tutoring experience in SAT prep and enjoys working with students on their essays and college applications. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT prep, English, Writing, and History 


Emma, a Princeton University tutor who majored in Geosciences, earned perfect scores on the ACT and Physics SAT II exams. She also earned perfect AP scores (5) in Calculus BC, Statistics, Physics 1, Physics C (Mechanics and E&M), English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Spanish Language and Culture, European History, United States History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, United States Government, and Studio Art.

Tutoring subjects: SAT/ACT preparation, Physics, all levels of Math, Chemistry, Biology, Writing.

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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 is at Harvard University pursuing her PhD in Biostatistics. She previously earned her bachelors degree from Princeton University with majors in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a minor in Creative Writing.

Isabella earned a perfect score the SAT exam and was named a Fellow of the Princeton University Writing Center, recognized as one of the top 100 undergraduate/graduate writers. She tutored Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of writing, including essays for coursework and applications.

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

Lydia a Princeton University tutor who majored in Molecular Biology,  has extensive experience with tutoring and mentorship. She earned a near perfect score on the SAT and perfect scores (800) on the SAT II Subject Tests in Biology and Math 2. Lydia also earned perfect scores (5) on AP exams in Calculus BC, Macroeconomics, English Language & Composition, US History, World History, and Chinese Language & Culture.   

Lydia tutors Princeton University students in Microeconomics and Biology at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, English, Economics, Biology, and Chemistry. 



Isabella, a Princeton University tutor with perfect SAT scores (800 on Math and Reading), majored in Economics and Finance. Isabella is a National Merit Scholar, a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar, and scored an 800 on both the Math and Spanish SAT II exams, as well as a perfect score (5) on the AP Calculus BC exam. In addition to tutoring, Isabella advises students on editing essays and filing college applications, having gained admission to Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford. She has spent two years consulting at McKinsey. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, English, Essay Writing and Editing, Economics, all areas of Math including Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus.




Carrie is a Princeton University Tutor and Teaching Assistant who earned a perfect score (2400) on the SAT. She is a national AP Scholar, having earned perfect scores in Calculus BC, Chemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, US History, English Literature, French, and German. 

Carrie  has many years of tutoring experience and prides herself on personalizing each tutoring session to the student's individualized needs, helping each student significantly increase his/her scores. She enjoys working with students on writing and editing papers and college application essays. 

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


Nicolas graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology. He scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT Exam with a perfect (800) score in the Math section, as well as a perfect (800) score on the Biology (Molecular) SAT Subject Test. Nicolas also scored in the 98% on the MCAT and will be attending medical school next year. 

Nicolas has spent several years tutoring high school as well as Princeton University students and strives to the sessions engaging and and individualized towards student's specific learning style. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, AP Biology, AP Physics, Calculus (all levels), Computer Science (Coding languages Java, R & MATLAB)


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Rea, a Columbia University tutor who majored in Applied Mathematics, earned a perfect ACT score (36) and scored in the 99% on the SAT (800 Reading 780 Math). Rea was distinguished as a candidate for the US Presidential Scholars Program. She is passionate about teaching, and has many years of experience tutoring SAT/ACT prep as well as Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Calculus to college students. Rea is also passionate about biomedical engineering and researches cell lineages using genomic barcode editing with PLAYR probe technique. 

Tutoring subjects: PSAT/SAT & ACT preparation, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, all levels of math through Calculus BC, English, Anatomy and Physiology and College Essay Writing

Caitlin graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in Public and International Affairs.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School as a SINSI (Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative) fellow.  In addition to a master's degree, the SINSI program includes a two-year work fellowship with the federal government.

In high school, Caitlin scored in the 99% on the SAT exam and was awarded a National Merit Scholarship. She is a highly experienced tutor, having worked with high school and college students in many subject areas.  ​

Tutoring subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, essay writing, U.S. and World History, Economics and Portuguese

Jonathan, a Princeton University tutor who majored in Computer Science, earned a perfect ACT score (36) and scored in the 99% on the SAT exam. He also earned perfect scores (800) on the SAT II Subject Tests in Biology M, Chemistry, and Math II, and earned perfect scores on 16 AP tests: Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language/Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European/US/World History, Macro/Microeconomics, Physics I/II, Statistics, and US Government.

Tutoring Subjects: SAT Prep, ACT prep, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Computer Science, and multiple coding languages 


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.


Tiger, a Princeton University tutor, earned a perfect 36 on the ACT exam and scored in the 99% on the SAT exam which designated him as a Presidential Scholar Candidate. He earned perfect (5) scores on AP exams in AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Economics Macro/Micro, and AP US History.

Tiger has spent five years tutoring high school students in exam preparation as well as in crafting effective college application essays. Students enjoy his engaging teaching style. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT prep, ACT Prep, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Calculus



Julia, a Princeton University tutor who majored in Molecular Biology,  earned a perfect score on the ACT (36) and perfect (800) scores on both the SAT Biology and Mathematics II subject tests. She also scored in the top 99th percentile on the SAT Exam. Julia has many years of tutoring experience and has helped students dramatically increase their scores.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, ACT preparation, English, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, and College Essay Writing.

George majors in Chemistry at Princeton University, where he researches antibiotics and their effect on obesity. He scored in the 99th percentile on both the SAT and MCAT exams and plans to go to med school following Princeton. He is an experienced test-taker who earned perfect scores (5) on Chinese, English Language, BC Calculus, and Physics C AP tests. At Princeton, he earned the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, awarded to less than 2 percent of students. He is passionate about tailoring tutoring to each student’s personal learning style to help them achieve the best results possible.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, Chemistry, Physics, Math (all levels), Biology, MCAT preparation, English, Writing


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Newby is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he is now pursuing a master's degree in Public Affairs as a SINSI fellow. The fellowship, whose name is an acronym for Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative, includes a two-year work fellowship with the federal government.

As an undergraduate, Newby was a recipient of the 2018 Pyne Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on students at Princeton University. He also earned the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and scored in the 99th percentile on both the ACT and LSAT. 

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 



Sophie, a Princeton University tutor, earned a perfect score on the SAT exam. She is experienced in tutoring for the SATs and high school subjects such as English, History, Chinese, and Math, as well as providing mentorship and essay advice for the college admissions process. She is also well-versed in public speaking and competitive debate. 

Tutoring subjects: SAT I, SAT II Math II and English Literature, essay writing, Mandarin Chinese, History, public speaking, debate. 



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.

We pride ourselves in helping students raise their test scores quickly and build 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 educated 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 25 years of experience preparing students for standardized exams.  

Once you
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. 


Diana is majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is highly qualified in both tutoring and college applications advising, having gained admission to MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, UPenn, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, and Cornell. 

She scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT (1580 out of 1600), earned perfect scores on both the SAT Physics and Mathematics II subject tests, and was awarded a National Merit Scholarship. Additionally, she earned a perfect score on the Physics C (Mechanics), English Language and Composition, U.S. History, and AB Calculus AP tests.

Diana is also the inventor of a novel medical device aimed at improving the lives of stroke rehabilitation patients. She has been invited to present her research to former President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair, and at conferences such as the Intel Developer Forum and MIT IEEE Undergraduate Research and Technology Conference. In addition, she has received international and national recognition as an ANN INC and Vital Voices HERlead Fellow, Stanford She++ Fellow, National Aspirations in Computing Award Winner, International GENIUS Medalist, FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Finalist, and NJ Governor’s STEM Scholar.