"Highly recommend SAT Smart! My son signed up for a few private tutor sessions with Susan prior to the March SAT test- it did wonders! His score improved 230 points from his previous SAT test score. Susan knows her stuff!"

Jordy Behrje

I highly recommend SAT Smart for both private tutoring and for their College Application Service. My daughter greatly improved her SAT scores through private, one-on-one tutoring for the SAT. We then used SAT Smart to work with her on her college applications, and were amazed at the college acceptances they were able to secure and the vast amount of scholarship money she was offered. Thanks to Susan and her team, my daughter will be pursuing her dream of earning a nursing degree at a top college with a $100,000 four-year scholarship!

​​Kathy Negri

"Used SAT Smart tutoring for my son recently and his test scores increased by 140 points from the first test. Anyone considering a tutor for the SAT should definitely consider SAT Smart. They determined the areas that needed the most improvement and provided the tools my son needed to achieve his goals. And, the scheduling was so convenient! Thank you, SAT Smart!!!!"

Karen Silver 

"My daughter took the SAT Smart individual sessions with Susan. They met once a week for the 6 weeks prior to the SAT test date. She was very happy with the material Susan covered and felt confident. Susan's kind, matter of fact advice on how to approach the college search was also invaluable. Definitely worth the time and money!"

Michaele Tenerelli 

​"This class was extremely helpful. After taking the SAT prep class, I took the SAT's and scored 230 points higher!"

Alyssa Tammara

"Jessica was super helpful. I can definitely attest that working with her helped raise my ACT score by the two points I needed. She is very thorough in all she teaches- I was thoroughly prepared to take the AP Chemistry test. Overall, my experience was wonderful and I would recommend her to everyone. :)"

Oishi Goswami

"Jessica Yiyi is a fantastic tutor. She is professional, very flexible with setting up appointments, and excellent at identifying what concepts need to be learned. My son felt she efficiently taught him the material he needed to concentrate on. She is very effective in conveying not only subject material and concepts to review for the SAT, but is also helpful with providing strategies for test taking. Her communication and correspondence is always very quick and my son enjoyed working with her. Having an exceptional tutor, along with proper test preparation, has been very beneficial in helping to build his confidence when taking the SAT. Thank you, Jessica!"

Beth Ann 

"My daughter took the SAT Smart 12 hour course over the summer in preparation for the November SAT. She got solid first time scores in both Reading/Writing and Math. She then took a couple of private SAT Smart sessions in preparation for the December SAT and improved her overall score by 170 points. Susan was very flexible and a pleasure for my daughter to work with."
Laura Loffredo 

"Newbie was a great help! He helped me with many things I hadn't known before(especially grammatical nuances and writing) that came in handy during the PSAT's. I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for help."

Thomas Murray

"I would highly recommend using SAT Smart. The progress of using both private tutoring and the group class were extremely helpful to our son. He gained confidence and his score exceeded our expectations."

Tucker Erbeck 

"Jessica Li is an efficient and kind teacher. She knew the information I needed and gave me tips that really helped me. She used an effective method to get me a really good feel on what would be on what the test would be like and what subjects I was lacking on. I enjoyed learning from her and learning some of the education I received. The frequent testing and quizzing of my knowledge and going over every question I had trouble with in detail was impertinent to helping me succeed in getting a high score. Jessica is a generous, flexible, and dynamic person; learning from her was a great experience."

Alice Yang

"Susan and her team of talented and expert instructors are a great asset to the students preparing for SAT and College admissions. Very happy to be working with them and wish their team continued success!"

Kamal Deep 

"My experience being tutored through SAT Smart has been very helpful. Jessica has worked around my complicated schedule to help me bring up my score more than 70 points already and is working with me again to raise it more this August. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking to select a tutor with SAT Smart."

Alden Mallory

"Isabella is a great math tutor. Very encouraging! She has me do more practice problems on a topic that I may need work on mastering."

Joseph Malatesta 

"Isabella has helped me tremendously!!! She is extremely flexible and I have enjoyed working with her"

Sara Bialow

"The SAT Smart class really helped prepare my daughter for her SAT exam last week and she is looking forward to taking the ACT class in May."

Lisa Scarlata

"My daughter had a great experience with SAT Smart. Her tutor worked with her for six weeks prior to the SAT testing date. Not only did she help with the testing material but was also great in recommending how to approach the test (eg. sleep, snacks, night before routine, etc.). After the test the tutor was kind enough to contact my daughter to see how it went and was interested in hearing the results.). I would definitely recommend SAT Smart to others."


"Susan's SAT prep course was very helpful; it focused on strategies as well as content. In addition, we used the services of one of the private math tutors: my son's score increased by nearly 100 points."

Janet Santmann

"Wonderful help! Flexible with scheduling tutoring and a tremendous help with the College Application process. Having triplets, we could not have done this process alone! Money well spent!"

Paul Tamuzza

"Susan made the college process so much easier. She helped prepare Kelsey not just for the SAT exam but also with college counseling. She was a huge help with the essay, organizing the various applications and ensuring and did a final review of all the applications to ensure everything was in top shape for submission. Thank you Susan for making the process so much easier."

Kelsey Vieira

"So glad we decided to use SAT Smart. Susan Alaimo helped our son with college counseling as well as SAT and ACT prep. He did much better on both tests after using SAT Smart. Susan made the whole college process less stressful for both our son and us! Thank you!"

Lisa Vigod

"Susan Alaimo was instrumental in guiding us thru the college search and application process. She was always available to answer questions and help us make important decisions along the way. We were thrilled when our daughter was accepted to her first choice school in Dec 2015 and we couldn't have done this without Susan's assistance."

Kristine Tucker 

"This was a great experience for my son, he did private tutoring with a friend and split the costs which is a great option that is available. My son did very well on his first SAT test and I would absolutely recommend SAT SMART for anyone that is going to take the SAT's, it was well worth it!"

Kevin Schulz


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