Improve Your Score! Private SAT and ACT Tutoring in Orange County, CA.

One of the first things students (and their parents) learn when applying for college is that SAT and ACT scores carry almost as much weight as GPA in the admissions process. Earning high scores on these standardized tests greatly increases a student’s likelihood of being accepted to the university of his or her choice. Scoring well also increases the likelihood of merit scholarships.


Skills and Strategies That Ensure Success

The SAT / ACT tests can be intimidating, and students need all the help and support they can get. The most important thing students should do is to PREPARE - to know what types of questions will be asked and what test-taking techniques and strategies can be employed to get the correct answers logically and quickly. I teach my students HOW to take these tests; I don’t just provide them with information to memorize. Students with good test-taking skills have increased confidence that they can succeed - a confidence that allays their anxieties and helps them score well.



I've been providing SAT and ACT tutoring and test prep since 2005, and I can help your son or daughter achieve his or her goals. In 2017, my students achieved average SAT / ACT score improvements of 140 points and 4.2 points, respectively.



I believe the tutoring experience should be convenient and time-effective for parents and students alike, so I teach at your home or local library. I tutor in the following South Orange County cities: San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar.


Packages / Courses
SAT Prep and ACT Prep

Super Score - Full Course - Combo Course
Advanced - Overview - Custom

Please see the Courses page for more detailed descriptions of my SAT and ACT courses.


Call Today

To schedule your SAT or ACT prep courses, please call me at 949-412-3616. And please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions. I assure you that you will not reach a cumbersome automated system, be put on hold after several "how may I direct your call" transfers, and directed to a 30 minute flute solo! I take pride in speaking with you personally.

  • About Cecily

    A teacher, a tutor, and a mom, Cecily loves working one on one with students, teaching to their specific learning style and strengths - an entirely different experience than teaching in a classroom!

  • Course Programs

    Whether you need a full course of tutoring or just a little help to push that score to the next level, there are different options to choose from.

  • What You Need To Know

    When should I take the test?
    Which test should I take?
    How many times should I take the test?
    Find the answers here!