"Are you ready for this? (He) got a 2370! We are in complete shock. (He) really connected with you Brian...thank you so much for such a job well done. We will be recommending you to our friends." 11th grade parent, Francis Parker High School

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The QAS (Question and Answer Service) for the SAT, and the TIR (Test Information Release) for the ACT: What are they, and why do they matter?


Posted 2019-05-03

Breaking down the important details of the SAT's QAS (Question and Answer Service) and the ACT's TIR (Test Information Release). Keep Reading

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What is Tutoring? A Typical Conversation with a Potential Test-Prep Student/Client


Posted 2019-04-05

Frequently asked questions about tutoring, in conversational form. Keep Reading

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LSAT Action Plan: How to Study and Prepare for the Law School Admission Test


Posted 2019-03-14

A 5-Step Plan to prepare any student for the LSAT. Keep Reading

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Stanford is now among the vast majority of Top 25 Colleges who allow Score Choice for the SAT and ACT.


Posted 2018-09-30

Stanford University no longer requires applicants to send in all SAT and/or ACT scores with their applications, joining the vast majority of America's Top 25 Colleges. Keep Reading

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Brian R. McElroy (McElroy Tutoring) provides elite standardized test preparation, private instruction & small group courses for students of all ages. He resides in San Diego, California, but is available for tutoring and coaching worldwide via phone, Skype, and other online chat services such as FaceTime, Zoom, Discord, WhatsApp and Google Hangouts. Mr. McElroy (now--and once again--McElroy Tutoring's one and only instructor) is a Harvard graduate & test-prep expert with 18 years and 18,000 hours of professional test-prep, tutoring and coaching experience.

Mr. McElroy specializes in SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE prep, as well as college admissions consulting, ISEE preparation and essay editing.  He has attained perfect scores on the SAT and ACT, and near-perfect (99th percentile) scores on the LSAT, GMAT, and GRE.  As of January 2019 Mr. McElroy is offering online/phone tutoring exclusively, with limited in-person availability at the Rancho Bernardo public library.