"The Ivy League Tutoring Experts Since 1995"     

"Ivy League Tutoring Experts Since 1995"

Caitlin is a Princeton University tutor studying public and international affairs. She scored a 2360 on the SAT and earned a National Merit Scholarship for her PSAT score. She has previously tutored high school students in SAT prep and currently works as a fellow at Princeton University's Writing Center.

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



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


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.

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

Alexia, a Princeton University tutor, has many years of experience tutoring for standardized tests. In high school, she earned a near perfect SAT score (2360) and a perfect SAT Math 2 score (800).

Alexia has experience tutoring in both group and one-on-one settings, often with a focus on excelling in the SAT math sections. Alexia customizes each of her tutoring sessions to the student, equipping him or her with problem-solving strategies to approach unfamiliar material confidently and to complete familiar problems quickly.

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT prep, Algebra, Pre-calc, Calc, and Latin


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



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.

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 

Lydia majored in Molecular Biology at Princeton University and has extensive experience with tutoring and mentorship. She scored a 2360 on the SAT exam and perfect scores (800) on the SAT II Subject Tests in Biology and Math 2. She 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. 


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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

Weimen graduated from Princeton University with High Honors in Electrical Engineering and a certificate in Robotics and Intelligence Systems. He is currently an electrical engineer working in the automation industry.

Weimen scored in the 99 percentile on the SAT exam. He began tutoring in high school, and delivered lectures in the school’s AP Calculus course during his senior year. 

Tutoring Subjects: PSAT/SAT preparation, Physics, all levels of Math through AP Calculus BC.

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   






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


Benjamin majored in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Material Science at Princeton University. He’s earned the maximum score (5) on AP Calculus AB and BC, and AP Language. He has previously tutored Honors Physics during high school. Benjamin has numerous achievements, including winning three consecutive national championships for a business and technology competition. He (and his team) is currently a finalist for NASA 2018 BIG Idea competition, and is also involved in Princeton Debate Club. Benjamin has accepted a full time job with General Dynamics on their Leadership Development Program post-graduation.

Tutoring Subjects: Physics (all levels), Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB, Calculus BC




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. 

Ellen, who is studying mathematics at Princeton University, has years of one-on-one tutoring experience in essay writing and math (levels up to BC calculus). She earned perfect scores on the SAT and Math SAT II exams, graduated valedictorian from her high school, and was awarded a National Merit Scholarship. She also earned perfect AP scores (5) in Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature & Composition, French Language & Culture, Physics C (Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism), Statistics, and World History.

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

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