Highly personalized test prep and academic coaching tailored to your child's needs on the SAT, ACT, GRE, AP Tests, High School entrance exams (SSAT, ISEE, HSPT), math through pre-calculus, essay writing, and college applications.
Supportive tutoring and mentoring reinforces the value of every young person and builds on their strengths as they face the challenges being a student today.
Strategic expertise gained from working with hundreds of students allows me to fine tune the approaches that will best help your child to succeed.
Michael Nugent is a fantastic SAT tutor. I learned and perfected techniques to improve my reading/writing score and also how to approach a standardized test more efficiently. Michael eased my anxiety by training the way I time my testing skills and teaching me ways to improve my grammar capabilities. He helped me improve my SAT score by 120 points!
- Bridget, student, class of 2022
Working with Michael was incredibly easy and beneficial - he is a great teacher! Because we don’t live in the same city, we used Zoom rather than schedule in-person sessions. Because Michael was able to provide help that was specific to me, I was able to work on what I needed to improve. Although the work to prepare for the ACT can be challenging, Michael helped to make it much less scary and I was able to walk in on the test day confident in my knowledge. Working with Michael helped me to qualify for the Honors College and for scholarships at the university that I plan to attend!
- Ella, student
Michael Nugent prepared my daughter for the ACT. He is responsive, organized, very knowledgeable and has an excellent “bedside manner.” Michael managed to thoroughly prepare my daughter while navigating her demanding high school course load and ballet schedule. He cultivated her strengths and addressed her weaknesses. Michael knew when to push forward and when to slow down. Her scores became consistent and her test day score was at the top of her range. I highly recommend collaborating with Michael Nugent.
- Adam (Marin), parent, class of 2022
Michael was thorough and comforting from the beginning of the process. He took the time to ensure, as the parent, I knew what to expect from him. He clarified what our goals were and worked with my daughter in all content areas. As I discussed sessions with my daughter, I knew not only did she feel comfortable working with Michael but her confidence and knowledge was growing. With Michael’s strategies and expertise, my daughter was able to raise her ACT score from a 30 to a 33!
- Michelle, parent
Michael is a fantastic tutor with a gift for engaging with students of all ages. He worked with our four year old son on learning his letters and reading. Not sure what powerful magic Michael used to get our 4 year old to stop squirming but it worked! Our son thought he was just playing and thus had a very positive experience while building academic skills. I can't recommend Michael more highly!
- Kasia, parent