All Things Tutoring: Experienced, Compassionate SAT, ACT, Math & Essay coach

Kids' Classes, Groups, Teams & Tutors
East Bay
Preteens, Teens, Young Adults

As an experienced test prep and academic tutor, coach, curriculum writer, and tutor trainer, I am committed and ready to help your child succeed! I have taught over three hundred students, have worked for large tutoring companies, and am now sharing my knowledge to meet the needs of each individual student.

A graduate of Bowdoin College, I offer compassionate and confidence-boosting test prep and academic support, striving make tutoring as straightforward and successful a process as possible. I teach all the major tests including the SAT, ACT, and PSAT, as well as high school entrance exams like the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. I tutor academically in Math and Essay writing with students of all grade levels. I have coached students to perfect scores, and, more importantly, major score increases in a supportive environment that builds confidence and skills. Learn more about me here.

All Things Tutoring's test prep sessions are grounded in the three keys:

  • Strategies that guide students through every section
  • Academic content to fill in the gaps
  • Tools to tackle specific question types

Students feel a pressure to produce results that has arguably never been higher – and Covid-19 has altered the playing field. Amidst all this, I view the educator's role as a unique one: I not only offer students my experience, strategic guidance and practical tools but also help them feel seen and heard as a person during this process. This holistic approach reinforces the value of every young person, building on their strengths –  and it produces better results, too.

We focus on all the things a student can control – the strategies, content, and self-care – to keep their attention where it belongs, and away from unknowns distracting them from the task at hand. To better handle test-related stress, I also offer mindful and embodied tools to students, so they can calmly return to their bodies and to focusing on one thing at a time. In this way, students build their confidence and co-create the best possible conditions for their success.

There is no one size fits all, so contact me for a free Consultation!

Michael Nugent
nugent.sfbay [at]