For students who want to improve their understanding of a subject for a high school or college course, we offer professional academic tutoring. Our tutors are available to help students prepare for a test, complete homework, or further enrich their understanding of a subject. Tutors are available year-round, including the summer, for students looking to get a head start in their classes.
We offer academic tutoring in the subjects of:
Math: all levels, including algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus
Chemistry: all levels, including organic chemistry
Physics and engineering
English literature and writing
Computing languages: R, Matlab, Python, JMP
AP Test Tutoring
The AP (Advanced Placement) tests are a collection of 31 multiple-choice and free-response tests given on individual subjects. Colleges grant course credit and/or advanced placement to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. Some colleges use AP test scores to exempt students from introductory coursework. Each college’s policy is different, but most require a minimum score of 3 or 4 (on the 1–5 scale) to receive college credit.
We offer individual tutoring for the AP subjects of English, Calculus, U.S. History, World History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Spanish.
SAT II Subject Test Tutoring
The SAT subject tests are a collection of 20 multiple-choice tests given on individual subjects, taken to improve a student’s credentials for admission to college. Students typically choose which tests to take depending upon college entrance requirements for the schools to which they are planning to apply. Most selective colleges recommend that applicants submit scores for two subject tests. A handful of the most competitive schools, such as Georgetown University, still require three subject tests.
We offer group classes for several SAT subject tests. The classes run in the spring leading up to the June administration.We offer individual tutoring at any time of year for subject tests. In the spring, starting in April and leading up the June administration, we also offer group classes for subject tests in chemistry, physics, math 2, biology, U.S. history, and Latin.
Students will be challenged by concepts that are not often taught during the academic year, but appear on the standardized test. In addition to the class time, students will be responsible for homework, including practice tests and worksheets to reinforce concepts.
College Application Essay Tutoring
Our professional literature and writing tutor Bob Finegan offers one-on-one personalized sessions to help students write their college application essays. In the Summer Bob offers a course for student s to improve their essays in a group sessing.
College Essay Workshop
This course will help students develop essay topics and drafts for the Common Application. Since narrative is the most effective form for the Common App personal statement, we’ll focus on storytelling skills. Students will learn to use elements of nonfiction craft to engage the audience’s sympathies by dramatizing compelling events.
Every student has personal experience that can be translated into a winning essay, but most high schools don’t spend enough time teaching this kind of writing. It can be hard to recognize the best essay material even when you spend days scanning your memory for it. Shaping that material to snare and sustain a reader’s interest isn’t easy either. Applying the principles and methods of creative nonfiction to this process can help students at every stage, from early brainstorming to final edits.
The college admissions essay is an early and pivotal opportunity to reflect on your character strengths and to introduce yourself using personal narrative. In this way it prefigures career-related storytelling occasions like the common (and daunting) interview question, “Tell me about yourself.” Developing a strong personal narrative for your college application not only helps you prepare for such challenges, but can itself be a mode of illuminating self-discovery.
The course will be conducted in workshop format. That is, we’ll review drafts as a class, starting with exemplary college essays, and then we’ll spend time brainstorming topics and discussing ways to refine class members’ drafts. The class limit of five students will ensure that each student’s drafts will receive plenty of attention, including detailed feedback on content, style and focus.
Graduate Test Tutoring
We offer tutoring for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. Our rate is $280 per 1 hour session for all graduate test tutoring.
The LSAT is the single most important aspect of your law school application. Admissions officers say LSAT score alone accounts for about 40-60% of the decision.
Prospective law students are lucky that the test makers have released close to 90 real LSAT tests to use, but without clear organization and strategies, you’ll be buried in a mountain of practice problems without an effective path to score improvement.
Our program materials include dozens of strategy worksheets, a comprehensive book of techniques, access to every LSAT question ever released, over 20 full-length (5-section) diagnostic tests, and a computerized scoring system that will break down your performance across many different metrics. Together with the guidance of a tutor, an uncommonly effective course of study emerges.
For students with little or no LSAT experience, our full program of 14-16 sessions is designed to take you from square one to complete expertise. And for students who want to fill in the gaps left by other books or courses, a few meetings with our expert tutor can help you address and fix your weak areas.
A better LSAT score comes from an organized breakdown of the material and a lot of hard work. We’ll give you both.
A business school degree can open new doors in your career path, and the GMAT is your first step along the way. MJ Test Prep’s GMAT course is a rigorous program designed to get you ready for every part of the test, from mastering the content to understanding how best to deal with the computer-adaptive format.
The test makers have released a generous number of practice questions, and a small collection of full simulated tests, but most students find they need expert guidance to best discover patterns in those problems, weaknesses in their own performance, and effective strategies for score improvement.
Most students’ initial reaction to the Quantitative section is to conclude that they simply need to remember the high school math they forgot long ago. While refreshing your familiarity with certain math concepts is certainly necessary, maximizing your Quantitative score requires learning how GMAT math works, which is more about pattern recognition and strategic planning than simple mechanical calculation. We’ll show you how to master the test, not just recall high school math.
Our tutors also include extensive experience teaching the skills you’ll need in the Verbal section: techniques for dissecting the logic of arguments, an detailed understanding of grammar rules and rhetorical patterns, and ways analyze the reading passages in the manner that is most useful for answering the questions.
A better GMAT score comes from an organized breakdown of the material and a lot of hard work. We’ll give you both.
The GRE is your gateway to graduate programs and an essential early step along your career path. Graduate programs and business schools use GRE scores to evaluate your readiness for graduate-level work. The GRE is a computer-based test with sections devoted to writing, math, and verbal skills. MJ Test Prep has a well-developed curriculum devoted to helping you master all three sections.
This test, unfortunately, has a smaller number of official test questions available from the test maker than any other major standardized test. That means we need to be especially resourceful in creating a comprehensive and realistic curriculum.
We have gathered every real question (including those found in some unexpected places) and done a thorough analysis of the pattern types. We have a rounded curriculum with a full strategy book, carefully selected questions from other comparable tests, and a set of recommendations for realistic supplemental books. Together with our tutors guidance, an uncommonly effective course of study emerges.
Whether you’re aiming for a Master’s degree, an MBA, or a Ph.D., we can help you achieve your best possible GRE score and realize your graduate school goals.
The Medical College Admission Test is a computer based multiple-choice standardized exam for prospective medical students. Scores are reported in four sections:
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
We offer preparation for all four sections, but we noticed that Chemistry and Biology are more in demand than the other sections.
High School Admissions Test Tutoring
MJ Test Prep offers individual tutoring sessions for the high school admissions tests. We recommend that students prepping for these tests start off by taking a full practice test in the office before coaching sessions are booked. The practice test will be scored within 48 hours. From there, we will offer feedback on the test and determine the best way to move forward.
The Independent School Entrance Examination, or ISEE, is an entrance exam used by many independent schools and magnet schools. The ISEE has three levels: the Lower level, for entrance into grades 5-6; Middle level, for entrance into grades 7-8; Upper level, for entrance into grades 9-12. All levels consist of five sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement, and a 30-minute essay section. The test is approximately three hours long in total, including time for two breaks.
The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is an admissions test administered to students in grades 5-11 to help determine placement into independent or private junior high and high schools. Despite its similar name, the SSAT is not related to the SAT and is not administered by the College Board.
There are two levels of the SSAT: the Lower level for students in grades 5-7 and the Upper level, designed for students in grades 8-11. The SSAT consists of two parts: a brief essay and multiple-choice sections that include Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal.
The Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement Test, or the HSPT, is an admissions tests administered to students applying to Catholic schools. This test is a five-part, multiple-choice test of verbal, quantitative, reading, mathematics, and language skills.
The coaches at MJ Test Prep are experienced in working with younger students and can help your child get the head start needed for a strong academic future.