"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 SAT or ACT "Confirming Score" for the PSAT/NMSQT and National Merit Scholarship Competition: what it is, how is it calculated, and the state-by-state semifinalist cutoffs for the class of 2020.

Posted 2019-10-11

Brian explains the concept of a "confirming score" for the PSAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test competition, and updates the state-by-state semifinalist cutoffs for 2020. Keep Reading

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GRE vs. GMAT vs. LSAT: The Ultimate Score Percentile Comparison / Conversion Table (Updated for 2019-20)

Posted 2019-07-22

A handy reference tool to quickly and easily compare score percentiles on the GRE, GMAT and LSAT. Keep Reading

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SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Comparisons / Conversions, Updated for 2019-2020

Posted 2019-10-06

SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Conversions, updated as of 7/19/19. Keep Reading

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SAT and ACT Test Dates, 2019-2020 Academic Year

Posted 2019-06-29

A full list of SAT & ACT test dates for the upcoming academic year. Feel free to click on the image to print it out and place on your wall or fridge. Keep Reading

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SAT Subject Tests | LSAT | GMAT | GRE | ISEE | SSAT | College Admissions Consulting & Essay Editing

Brian R. McElroy (McElroy Tutoring) provides elite standardized test preparation, private instruction & small group courses for students of all ages and locations. He resides in San Diego, California, but is also available for tutoring and coaching 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 primarily offering online/phone tutoring for students worldwide, with limited in-person availability at the Rancho Bernardo public library on Sundays and Tuesdays.