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  • Top Scores
  • Most Improved
  • College and Grad School Acceptances

We specialize in preparing for the SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests,
ACT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, as well as assisting students in editing College Applications and Personal Statements


Kathryn Adelstein has been preparing students for standardized tests since 1996. She is a graduate of:

The Bishop's School

University of Pennsylvania

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Customized Approach
  • High Energy, Motivating Methods
  • Generous Referral Program 
  • Average Score Increase on the SAT is Over 300 Points!

At College Prep Tutoring, we provide tutoring services for students who are applying to high school, college, and graduate school. 

Our youngest students are preparing for admission to some of the county’s top private/independent schools with the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). The Bishop's School, Francis Parker, and La Jolla Country Day all require this test. Some students applying to private high schools will need to take the SSAT (Secondary School Achievement Test).

Students who are planning ahead begin preparing for the PSAT the summer before their sophomore year of high school.  

SAT IIs or the Subject Tests (parents may remember them as Achievement Tests) can be taken in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade... sometimes even in 12th grade.  

It is best to take the SAT Subject Tests in May or June of the year in which you are studying the particular subject in school.

Our greatest success stories come from students who prepare for the SAT the summer before their Junior year. They take the SAT the first week in October and then the PSAT for the National Merit Scholarship Competition the following week. These students are relieved to have their SAT completed in the fall of their Junior year and thereby able to concentrate all their energy on their GPA and extracurricular activities.

College graduates must take the GRE in order to apply to graduate school.  The GMAT is best for Business School applications, and the LSAT is required for Law School admissions.

Your personal tutor can help you prepare for standardized tests and assist you in the writing and revision of your personal statement.

Our services are customized to you and your needs and we have a flexible schedule because we know you are busy.