Workshop Overview

While some schools have been dropping standardized testing requirements, most schools still consider scores in their holistic review process. Admissions committees review hundreds if not thousands of highly qualified applications, making it difficult to narrow down the pool of applicants. Standardized test scores are some of the simplest exclusion criteria available to the committees. If it comes down to you and another student who is just as qualified, the committee is likely going to select the student with the higher standardized test score.
In this Standardized Test Preparation Workshop, students will first gain an overall understanding of the test layout and learn test-taking strategies. Then the workshop will focus on breaking down test questions to identify patterns and building problem solving skills to work through the more challenging test questions.
Our highly experienced tutors tailor their one-on-one sessions to fit students’ unique learning needs. As such, each student receives a distinct set of lesson plans to fit their needs and skill levels. Such highly individualized tutoring allows for maximal learning and confidence boosting. By the end of the workshop, your student will have mastered the test and will be ready to raise their test scores.


SAT test prep tutoring session.

SAT test prep tutoring workshop.

Image of an ISEE and SSAT test prep tutoring session.

Student studying to get a high score on the SAT test.


  • SAT
  • ACT
  • GRE
  • ISEE
  • SSAT


Private Instruction

Students receive individualized attention from expert math and English tutors to develop overall mastery of the test, boost confidence, and raise test scores.



In-home or at a public library:

  • South Pasadena
  • Pasadena
  • San Marino
  • Alhambra

Zoom Sessions: Anywhere!


$1320 for 12 hours of instruction ($110 per hour)
+ Prep materials must be purchased for certain tests (typically $20-$50 total)



  • 6 weeks of private lessons
  • 2 hours one-on-one per week



*The listed duration and frequency of sessions is a suggestion and can be adjusted to fit your student’s needs. You are not locked into a set number of sessions. The first session is billed separately and subsequent sessions are billed on a monthly basis.

Test Prep Program Highlights

Hodis Learning & Music’s Standardized Test Prep Tutoring Workshop is for those who wish to gain admission to private school, college, or graduate school. The workshop focuses on the student’s needs and the demands of the test.

Begin your standardized test prep workshop journey here. Whether you're hoping to take the SAT, ACT, GRE, ISEE, or SSAT, this workshop will prepare your for the test! student



Customize your workshop. You and your tutor will assess your needs to tailor the standardized test prep workshop. Meet where it is convenient for you. Choose to meet 2-3 hours a week for your standardized test prep workshop.

Test Prep Tutors

Hodis Learning & Music math tutor and science tutor, Amber H.

Amber H.

SAT, ACT – all sections

SAT, ACT, & GRE test prep tutor, Muan M.

Muan M.

SAT, ACT, GRE, ISEE, and SSAT – all sections

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