100 Ways to Improve Your SAT Score.

These tips come from our professional Noodle Pros tutors, who are very best in the industry. This guide captures best practices from decades of combined experience coaching students to succeed on the SAT. Students who have employed these techniques have seen hundreds of points of improvement on their actual SATs and have gone on to get accepted at some of the country’s top schools.

Noodle Pros is a cohort of the world's best tutors. Helmed by education technology leader John Katzman, creator of The Princeton Review, Noodle Pros matches students to experienced, professional tutors who have written test materials, trained teachers, designed courses, and are deeply familiar with the structure and psychometrics of all major standardized tests.

Our Approach:

  • The best students in the country
  • Highly experienced professional tutors
  • Extensive knowledge of the most effective SAT resources
  • Targeted prep
  • Trust based relationships
  • Flexibility to accommodate busy high-achieving high schoolers’ schedules
  • Knowledge of learning differences and testing accommodations
  • Profound tutor-student partnerships


Noodle Pros students are academic, athletic, and artistic achievers who attend some of the best high schools in the country. They are innovators, entrepreneurs, and dreamers, who deserve the best of the best when it comes to academic help and test prep. For our industry leading tutors, it is an honor to help SAT students achieve their goals. And it is a privilege to aid in their future successes.

There is a lot of information out there about the SAT. Here at Noodle Pros, we curate the best resources, analysis, and tutors, so that you and your student don’t have to. Noodle Pros SAT tutors are masters of standardized tests who have worked with multiple iterations of the SAT for up to 30 years. They work with students and families to create personalized prep plans, and often require fewer hours than competitors to achieve similar results.

Noodle Pros tutors use diagnostic exams, practice tests, and face-to-face meetings to quickly diagnose holes in students’ knowledge and preparation, and to quickly introduce strategies to recalibrate performance. But they are not only fixers; they are also listeners. Our students trust our tutors, because our tutors treat them with respect and individualized care. And, of course, because Noodle Pros tutors achieve results.

Noodle Pros Students come from all over the country. New York City schools represented include:

  • Calhoun School
  • Chapin School
  • Convent of The Sacred Heart
  • Dalton
  • Dwight
  • LaGuardia High School
  • Horace Mann
  • Hunter College High School
  • Marymount School
  • Packer Collegiate Institute
  • Riverdale Country School
  • Regis High School
  • Rye Country Day
  • Saint Ann’s School
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Trinity School
  • Poly Prep Country Day
  • United Nations International School


And here are a few of the institutions our SAT students were accepted into in the 2016/2017 school year:

  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • Princeton
  • Stanford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Notre Dame
  • Northwestern
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia
  • UCLA
  • Brown
  • West Point
  • Dartmouth
  • Cornell


Testimonials from Noodle Pros students and parents:

“To this day, your tutoring has been my survival guide through any type of examination. I wanted to thank you, to tell you that even 7 years after your tutoring — I couldn't have done it without you.” - Undergraduate at Ivy League University

“In the year that our Noodle Pro worked with my son, it became clear that he needed pretty substantial help above and beyond just the SAT prep — particularly regarding his Algebra 2 course work. Our tutor ably counseled him all the way through that course, while also preparing him for the SAT. When my daughter then reached her junior year last fall we did not hesitate to once again hire Noodle Pros to work with her on test prep. I will say unhesitatingly that Noodle Pros are diligent, intelligent, strategic, and always personable and exceptionally patient — my son would easily classify as a “challenging” pupil given very severe ADHD and executive functioning issues, and our tutor handled these circumstances like a seasoned professional.” - Prominent NYC Private School Faculty Member


About Noodle Pros

Noodle Pros is a cohort of the world's best tutors. Our tutors have 7-30 years of professional 1:1 test prep experience, and have chosen to make a career out of working one-on-one with students. They have curated study resources, and have written test materials and trained teachers. Pros are deeply familiar with the structure and psychometrics of all major standardized tests (and even some not-so-major ones), and work with students in person in 14 states and 3 countries, and online everywhere. Our bespoke tutoring services range between $150/hour and $500/hour.


About Our Founder

John Katzman is the founder and CEO of The Noodle Companies. A prominent education entrepreneur and the creator of the modern test prep industry, John reinvented test prep when he founded The Princeton Review in 1981. Under John’s leadership, The Review achieved market dominance, helping the majority of students applying to US colleges and universities find, get into, and pay for school. John founded Noodle Pros as a collective of the best tutors in the country, harnessing their decades of test prep expertise to offer personalized, high-level care and attention to students and families.

John has served on the Boards of Directors for several nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including the National Association of Independent Schools, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, and Renaissance Learning. He is an investor in several education technology companies and has authored or co-authored five books and many articles.

A lifelong resident of New York’s Upper West Side, John is married to Alicia Ernst; together, they are proud parents of a son and daughter, both students at top colleges. His personal interests include ice hockey, running, skiing, and architecture.

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