Study with an expert Kaplan tutor for personalised SAT prep.
Our Private Tutoring provides a completely customised approach to learning. Perfect for those looking for one-to-one help with additional focus on weaknesses and specific areas of the exam.
Our former students have gained admission to Ivy League and other top universities in the USA including Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Northwestern and NYU. Get into the University of your choice by prepping with Kaplan!
Exclusive to Kaplan only: Access to our popular Classroom Course or Live Online Course for FREE with selected Private Tutoring packages!
What you get:
Not satisfied after the first hour of tutoring? You'll have the option to cancel and get a full refund if you would not like to proceed after that first hour.
You choose the date and time for your convenience. Tutoring available at our London Centre or live online via our new Adobe Connect platform.
Comprehensive study materials including an SAT course book to help you achieve test day success.
We guarantee that you will pass the SAT exam or your money back!*
Online Study Center Access:
New and exclusive to Kaplan, the SAT Channel offers live streaming prep from the best instructors. Combined with any course, it includes the most hours of interactive prep available.
You’ll receive access to 8 full-length practice tests with detailed score analysis. NEW: 4 Official College Board practice tests included to fully prepare you for Test Day.
Get customized homework assignments based on your progress with our exclusive Smart Reports® system.
Access to online course resources via mobile, tablet and desktop, ensuring you have the freedom to study anywhere, any time.
Meet some of our SAT® teachers and tutors
Our team of teachers and tutors is the foundation of our programs. Each has second-to-none credentials, top test scores, and extensive training and development. Kaplan's teacher certification and development program ensures that our teachers and tutors are authorities on the tests, on score-raising strategies, and on teaching practices to raise test scores.
Our teachers are:
- Accomplished – Top SAT® scores.
- Trained – Extensive, rigourous on-going training and development.
- Talented – Thorough audition and screening process.
Wenwen graduated from McGill University in 2011 with a BA in Architecture and is now continuing her education at the University of Bath, taking on an Mphil in Architectural History and Theory. Having a passion for both the Arts and the Sciences Wenwen has taught the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE and SAT subject tests for a number of years and helped countless students achieve their personal goals. In her spare time she enjoys visiting museums and attractions all over the world, but loves exploring cities the most.
Amanda attended Boston College in the United States as well as London School of Economics here in the UK. She has been a Kaplan teacher since 2008 and is also Senior Manager at the global analysis company, IHS. Amanda's favourite part of teaching is helping students reach their 'ah-ha' moment. Besides teaching at Kaplan, Amanda enjoys baking cakes and running!
John Michael attended Yale University before transferring to St. John's College in New Mexico. John Michael's favourite part of teaching is reading a well-written essay and watching as his students' writing transforms throughout the course. His hobbies include watching silent film, exploring England by foot and bike and one of his greatest achievements includes having a diagram published in the 1998 edition of Green Lion Press.
Corinne graduated from Mount Holyoke College and currently attends Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her favourite part of teaching is helping students achieve their goals, and through that more self-confidence within their academics and daily lives. Outside of teaching, Corinne enjoys baking, reading, dancing and playing board games!
Erin graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a PhD in Sociology. She has published several journal articles and book reviews in academic journals, and is a peer reviewer and editorial board member for several other academic journals. Erin's favourite part of teaching is active participating in helping a student achieve his/her goals. And her four favourite things are: her dog, books, cheeseburgers and Bruce Springsteen!
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Kaplan's Private Tutoring work?
After you enrol in a tutoring option, you will first sit the diagnostic exam and then begin the tutoring once you have established a base level with your tutor. From this, your tutor will create a study plan that suits your needs based on your strengths and weaknesses. If you are not happy with the first hour of your tutoring package, we will be happy to give you a full refund and cancel the rest of your sessions, providing you notify us after the first session.
If you want private tutoring because you are unable to attend a classroom course, please note that you will still have a significant amount of work to do in between your sessions, and so you might not want to do more than 2 sessions of 2 hours each per week.
If you’re unsure of how to structure your private tutoring session, do not worry! First complete the diagnostic exam, then meet with your tutor for the first one-hour session, get the homework and see how you feel. You can discuss with your tutor what the best structure and schedule will be for you.
Beyond your general availability (i.e. evenings, daytimes, weekends) you can also schedule additional sessions directly with your tutor and adjust the pace depending on how you’re progressing.
How long are each of the tutoring sessions?
In general, we recommend your tutoring session be between 90 minutes to 2 hours long, and usually meeting no more than 2 times a week so that you also have time to complete assignments. However, it is completely up to you!
How long does it take to match me a tutor?
Usually it can take up to 10 days. However, the more flexible you are in terms of availability the quicker we are likely to match you to a tutor.
Can the tutor travel to my office/house?
Outside of centre tutoring is considered on a case by case basis and depending on where the student is located could incur an additional surcharge. However, if you are unable to make it to our London centre we do offer Online Private Tutoring.
How does Online Private Tutoring work?
It's very easy and extremely convenient! Just ensure you have a working internet connection, and test your video and voice connection on Skype prior to your first session. This will ensure a smooth one-to-one session with your tutor.
Can I meet a tutor?
No, but we do offer free events at our London Centre such as the SAT Test Drive and US Undergraduate Admissions seminar which will give you an idea of what our tutors are like. Also, we have some tutor bio's on the website if you want to know their background. Not only are all of our tutors required to have scored in the 90th percentile or above on the SAT, they are all put through a rigorous training process making sure that they know how to convey the strategies to students of all levels. They are also extremely engaging and passionate about helping students grow their confidence with the test!
How much time do I need to give myself to prepare for the SAT?
We recommend giving yourself around 2-3 months before the test date. Then allow for about 2 weeks to review before your actual test. Also, make sure the day before the test you take a break and relax from studying to ensure everything you've learned has soaked in.
Have more questions? You can contact us by phone (+44 (0)20 7930 3130) or email and we would be happy to help!