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Providing tutoring services for students applying to high school, college, and graduate school 

About Us

Kathryn's Mission Statement

I believe that students of all ages can earn admission to the school that is the right fit for them.  

Through individualized instruction, my students learn how to perform to the best of their ability on standardized tests 

and how to write powerful and insightful personal statements.  I teach my students not only test-taking strategies and techniques, 

but also help them find their ideal work/play balance, manage anxiety and expectations (their own and those of others), 

and create strong application packages that represent them as the talented students they are.  

When we are done working together, my students feel they have earned their best scores possible 

and are proud of how they have represented themselves on paper.

  • 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. 
  • Students who are planning ahead begin preparing for the PSAT the summer before their sophomore year of high school.  
  • SAT Subject Tests (parents may remember them as Achievement Tests) can be taken any time, 9th-12th grade.  It is best to take the 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 ACT the summer before their Junior year. 
  • Students must take the GRE in order to apply to graduate school, the GMAT for Business School, and the LSAT 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.


Our Expertise

  • Preparing for the  ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT
  • Helping students expand and/or narrow their list of colleges 
  • Assisting students with any/every stage of the writing process:  from coming up with a good topic, to editing and revising, and to polishing the final draft. 


Personalized Lessons

  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Customized Approach
  • High Energy, Motivating Methods
  • Generous Referral Program 
  • Average Score Increase on the ACT is Over 6 points!

Contact Us

College Prep Tutoring

4130 Via Candidiz, San Diego, CA 92130, US

Landline: (858) 356-9866


Open today

10:00 am – 06:30 pm

Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Friday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Evening/Weekend/Holiday: appointments available upon request

Drop us a line!