SAT Tutoring By 99th Percentile Scorer

SAT Tutoring By 99th Percentile Scorer

5.0 (8)
Best of 2022
1 hire on
3 employees

About this tutor

Read more about this pro


Hillsboro, OR 97006
Email verified
Phone verified

8 Reviews


  • Garbriel Martinez

    John is truly dedicated to student success and was vested in my well-being through the college search and application process. John is someone I would highly recommend.

  • Daniel Longy

    Dani really liked John. He made her feel at ease and helped her a lot with problems she had difficulty completing. It was a good match. He is such a great fit for my daughter.

  • David Moore

    Very passionate about learning, makes you care about a subject as boring as the SAT!

  • Taylor E

    Great SAT sessions. John was very patient and understanding

Show all reviews

Photos & Videos


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I invite them to one of my free, unpaid Saturday full exam sessions and they take a full diagnostic test. We then sit together and determine the best plan of action.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am currently seeking my BS in Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas on a full-ride merit-based scholarship. My SAT was a 1510 (99.3% percentile) and a 23/24 on my essay. I was a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction. My academic strengths include writing, math, and reading. On the side, I am a nationally award-winning flute soloist and have received over $150,000 in scholarships for my academic merit and community impact. 

I have taught privately and through big companies such as Varsity Tutors and Wyzant, where I hold a perfect 5-star rating in both platforms and a Top 10 Best Tutors recognition on

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $80 / hour.This includes:

- Specialized curriculum pinpointing individual needs

- 15+ official, full-length practice tests

- 100+ section practice tests

- Proctored test sections

- Free in-class textbooks and books

- Weekly problem section and test-taking workshops

- Guaranteed improvement of your score

How did you get started teaching?

Four years ago, I realized my talent for teaching when I opened my own private studio in Beaverton, Oregon. Since then, I've had dozens of raving parents and highly successful students because of my energetic and passionate approach to teaching. My ability to explain difficult concepts and establish lasting connections with students was soon applied to academic subjects. I then landed a private contract with Varsity Tutors and was a top-rated tutor for years with a 5.0-star rating.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have tutored the entire spectrum of students: ambitious students who improve scores up to 410 points, busy students who juggle work and sports, and students with disabilities, such as dyslexia and ADHD.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It is one thing to hire a basic SAT tutor, but an entirely different thing to find an SAT tutor who cares! These tutors are diamonds in the rough and work tirelessly with you so that you reach your goals.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Does the tutor truly care about your success?

How much experience does the tutor have?

Can you build a personal relationship with this tutor?

Services offered

SAT Prep Tutors SAT Math Tutors SAT Reading Tutors SAT Test Prep