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SAT Tutoring: Individual Sessions

Our individual tutoring sessions are completely personalized and tailored to match the needs of the student. The recommended time to complete the full scope of the SAT tutoring course is 15 - 18 weekly sessions, which run for one hour each time.  However, you can choose how many, the frequency, the date and time of each session to suit your schedule and your SAT improvement goals.​ With 16 tutoring sessions, we guarantee an increase of at least 160 points for students who complete all of their homework. 

With each tutoring session, students will gain access to robust resources, to provide an intense and highly effective course of study. Strong emphasis is placed on leading students through a large number of real past test forms as well as specially formulated exercises and teaching materials.

As tutors determine their teaching locations, please review their profiles below to choose someone who is right for you! 

Matt Joseph, PhD

Hourly Rate: $460/hr

Also tutors:  ACT, GRE, GMAT

Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual:


Onsite in Chestnut Hill or Virtual:



Dr. Matthew Joseph, a licensed school psychologist, has been tutoring for the SATs for over 25 years. His educational background includes an M.F.A. in creative writing from Cornell University, where he was awarded a fellowship upon his acceptance. He subsequently won an additional scholarship based on his ongoing academic excellence, and completed his doctoral dissertation, which examines the efficacy of various approaches of SAT coaching.

For this dissertation, he not only conducted extensive research regarding the effectiveness of SAT coaching, but also utilized his many years of coaching experience to analyze tens of thousands of SAT problems for the purpose of devising basic and easy-to-use solution skills to make taking the SAT a much more manageable task.

Matt Hamm

Hourly Rate: $240


Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual:


Virtual Only 

Th 8pm, 9pm

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Matt earned his BA in History and BBA in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame and his JD from the New York University School of Law.

From the SAT and AP exams through the LSAT and three different state bar exams, Matt has gained skills and strategies that he’s excited to share with his students.

He’s been a practicing lawyer for more than a decade, and prior to that, tutored student-athletes and taught prep classes to prepare students for both the SAT and the LSAT. 

Scott Seiderman

Scott has an extensive background in test prep including working for the Princeton Review as a premier tutor for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. He has been teaching preparation for standardized tests for the last ten years and has also run several high school programs designed to help students in school and assist them in the college selection and admissions process. Scott has an MBA from University of Southern California and has worked in both management and business strategy consulting. After working in the corporate world, Scott realized that teaching is his true passion and has been doing that ever since. In addition to test prep, he also teaches scuba-diving and yoga.​

Scott’s central tenet in teaching test prep is that the biggest score increases come from students’ seeing the repetitive nature of the test, learning how to recognize every question type on the test, and having a clear and systematic method to quickly and efficiently answer each question type. He believes that given this framework, along with a lot of hard work… sprinkled with some good humor, every student can gain large score increases.

Hourly Rate: $240


Also tutors: ACT, GMAT

Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual


Chestnut Hill on Thursdays

Sophia Merow

Sophia, a Germantown Academy graduate, is a highly accomplished individual with a diverse academic and professional background. She completed her undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in mathematics and linguistics. Following this, she obtained a master's degree in writing, focusing on creative nonfiction, from Johns Hopkins University. Sophia's career is marked by a variety of experiences, including working at a one-on-one school in Seattle, participating in summer programs for mathematically gifted youth, engaging in test development, collaborating with mathematical professional associations, and dedicating a decade to tutoring in the Washington, DC area.

Reflecting on her own academic journey, Sophia recalls her time as a senior at Germantown Academy, where she achieved a near-perfect SAT score. Initially believing this accomplishment would bring her lasting happiness, she later realized the complexity of fulfillment. Nevertheless, she acknowledges the value of high test scores in opening educational opportunities. Sophia is passionate about helping students maximize their potential in higher education. She firmly believes that familiarity with subjects builds confidence and that diligent effort leads to rewarding outcomes.


Hourly Rate: $240

Also tutors: ACT

Onsite in Chestnut Hill Office or Virtual:


Hourly Rate: $240


Also tutors: ACT

Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual:



RJ is the most experienced tutor on staff and specializes in helping students with high scores in both math and critical reading sections.

RJ graduated with honors from Miami of Ohio with a degree in business. She began her career as a campaign staff worker for several political candidates with the intention of going to law school. As a result of her strong performance as an LSAT preparation student, she was asked to become an instructor. Through this she became involved in test preparation and loved the work, while simultaneously becoming dissatisfied with politics.

She is now an icon here at MJ Test Prep as one of the most beloved tutors because of her kindness and good humor. RJ, despite her youthful energy, has been tutoring for over fifteen years. 

Anjali Gupta

Anjali Gupta is a talented and dedicated professional with a strong academic foundation and a commitment to education. In 2022, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, complemented by a minor in Chemistry. Following her undergraduate studies, Anjali ventured into the field of research and is currently serving as a research coordinator at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.Beyond her professional role, Anjali is deeply passionate about educational mentorship. She is actively involved in supporting students from various academic backgrounds, aiming to ease their transition into challenging college environments. Her expertise is not limited to a single area; she offers comprehensive tutoring for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT.

Hourly Rate: $240

Also tutors: ACT

Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual:


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Andy Snover

Hourly Rate: $240

Also tutors: ACT, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT

Onsite in Chestnut Hill or Virtual:



Andrew is a graduate of the Schreyer Honors College of Penn State University, where he received his BA in English, with a Creative Writing Emphasis. He also received a Minor in History, assisted by the head start of 21 credits he earned from his success on Advanced Placement tests in high school.  Originally from the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Andrew attended Central High School where he excelled at academics and was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.  Whether he’s working with an underprivileged high school student trying to master algebra or an elite NCAA athlete struggling to write a term paper, Andrew’s approach is to show the student that the subject at hand isn’t nearly as hard as it looks once it is unraveled piece by piece. He focuses on building a student’s confidence and is quick to apply positive reinforcement to continually engage and motivate the student. 

Matt Tausch

Hourly Rate: $240

 Onsite in Chestnut Hill or Virtual:


Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual:


Matt earned his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He was consistently awarded Dean's list honors for his academic performance. After graduating, he taught English at a small school in northern China. Upon his return to America, Matt worked in the restaurant industry in Washington D.C. He returned to Philadelphia to be closer to family and to enjoy a career in standardized test prep. Matt has spent the last four years devoted to test preparation.


Having grown up in the Philadelphia area, Matt has firsthand experience navigating the highly competitive high school landscape. The expectations colleges now have of applicants have never been higher, and the pressures students feel to perform well on tests can be overwhelming. Matt takes pride in serving as a guiding force through this process and assisting students in gaining knowledge, improving organization, and fostering confidence. 

Matt Ryan

Only Available Up to

August 2024 SAT​

Hourly Rate: $240

Also tutors: ACT, AP English, English

Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual:


Onsite in Chestnut Hill or Virtual: Thurs


Matt holds a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary; an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Yale University; and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently teaches 12th grade AP English at Methacton High School. Matt has tutored for the SAT, the ACT, the AP and subject tests for more than ten years. 

Anthony Pryor

Hourly Rate: $240

Also tutors: ACT, AP English, GRE

Onsite in Bryn Mawr or Virtual:


Virtual Only:


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Anthony graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English and Economics. Upon graduating he was hired by a prestigious national SAT prep company to head up their Philadelphia division. While there Anthony was responsible for hiring and training the instructors, implementing curriculum, and managing the entire administrative branch of the office. Because of his highly developed skills as an instructor he was also called upon to work with the high-end students who the other tutors could not easily accommodate. Anthony  soon realized he preferred the tutoring to his managerial duties, and so parted ways and came to us in 2008 where he has been a stalwart ever since.  He teaches for the SAT, ACT, and Subject Tests Math Level I, Math Level II, and Literature.  He also helps students with essay writing, including the college personal statement.

Besides music, Anthony’s main pursuits include in literature & Philly sports. #TTP

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