About McElroy Tutoring

Dear Students and Parents,

My name is Brian McElroy, and I'm a Harvard graduate, SAT perfect scorer, private tutor and college consultant with nearly 20 years of teaching experience.  My office is based in San Diego, California, but I also offer online tutoring to students worldwide via Skype (no webcam necessary).

I specialize in Test Preparation and Private, One-on-One Tutoring for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, GRE, and GMAT (I have personally scored in the 99th percentile on each of these exams).  I also offer College Admissions Consulting, Essay Editing, and Small Group Tutoring (students must assemble their own groups).

McElroy Tutoring is conveniently located on Garnet Avenue in the Pacific Beach (PB) neighborhood of San Diego.  We have been in business since 2002, and have dozens of references available upon request.  We also receive great reviews on Yelp, and maintain an active presence on Facebook and Google.




My office address is 2180 Garnet Ave #2K, just off the 5 Freeway at the gateway to PB (parking available in lot adjacent to building).

There (and online via Skype), I am available (by appointment only) for 1-hour or 90 minute standardized test-prep evaluations & college consultations for students and their parents across the country.  During this consultation, I will provide you with test-prep and college information, perform a GPA / Class Rank / Test Score Evaluation  (SAT, ACT, ISEE, GRE, GMAT, PSAT, PLAN, SSAT, SHSAT, ERB), discuss and analyze your student's unique extracurricular talents, and help you and your family to outline a test prep & college preparation schedule for the remainder of the school year and beyond.  I also help students to outline their goals for the future, stay focused academically, and brainstorm a list of potential colleges and universities to which they plan to apply.

If you are an adult student, then I can also help you.  I offer admissions essay editing for your grad-school applications, help with your college courses, and private tutoring for graduate-level standardized tests such as the GRE and GMAT.  (As mentioned above, I have attained 99th percentile scores on both of these exams.)

Do you have a few questions or concerns before you or commit to a particular tutor, consultant and/or test-prep program?  I understand fully, and am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please remember that you are always free to "try before you buy": I am available for phone and email consultations, including a free 15-minute phone consultation.

In addition, please feel free to utilize this website as a free source of educational information. You can check out the McElroy Tutoring Blog for  Free Test-Prep Tips and College Advice, or the McElroy Tutoring YouTube page for free test-prep and vocabulary videos.  I strive to be not just a successful private tutor and college consultant, but also a helpful educational resource for American families of all incomes.

If you live in Southern California, or plan to travel there soon, then please feel free to call us and arrange an in-person appointment.  The address is 2180 Garnet Ave, Suite 2K, San Diego CA 92109.   

I look forward to hearing from you.


                                                                                            Brian McElroy and The MT Staff
                                                                                            (Nicole, Brian, Gwen, Van, and Mila)
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