About McElroy Tutoring

Dear Students and Parents,

My name is Brian McElroy.  I'm a Harvard graduate, SAT/ACT perfect scorer, and test-prep expert with 17 years of professional experience as a tutor, teacher, essay editor and college consultant.  My office is based in San Diego, California, but I also offer online tutoring and coaching to students worldwide via phone, Skype and other types of VOIP software. 

I specialize in Test Preparation and Private, One-on-One Tutoring for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and ISEE.  I also offer College Admissions Consulting, Essay Editing, and Small Group Tutoring.

My one-man tutoring business, McElroy Tutoring, is conveniently located on Garnet Avenue in the Pacific Beach (PB) neighborhood of San Diego.  I have been tutoring full-time since 2002, and have dozens of references available upon request.  I 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, I am available (by appointment only) for 30, 60, or 90-minute standardized test-prep evaluations & college consultations for students and their parents.  During this consultation, I will provide you with test-prep and college information, perform a GPA / Class Rank / Test Score Evaluation  (SAT, ACT, PSAT, PreACT, ISEE, 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 a college graduate, then I can also help you (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, essay editing).  I offer admissions essay editing for your grad-school applications, help with your college courses, and private tutoring for the GRE (graduate school) and GMAT (business school).  I have personally attained near-perfect 99th percentile scores on the LSAT, GMAT, and GRE, and I continue to take these exams periodically to stay sharp and up-to-date.

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, Mila and Vivian)
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