We Raise Scores
One Student at a Time

See why Compass is the premier one-on-one
test preparation company in California.

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You Stand

Take a free practice test
before committing to lessons.

Get the Best Advice

Our directors average 12 years
of test prep and teaching experience.

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Superior Tutors

We have assembled a team
of the most talented, experienced,
and conscientious instructors.

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SAT/PSAT

Whether you first target the PSAT or focus only on the SAT, we will design a program custom-fit to your needs.

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ACT

Interest in the ACT has grown rapidly as more students have discovered it as a viable alternative to the SAT.

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SAT Subject Tests

Subject Tests are relevant at a number of the most selective colleges. Good timing is critical to peak performance.

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ISEE/SSAT/HSPT

These tests are often a student’s first encounter with “high stakes” testing, so prep is aimed at assuaging anxiety.

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The Educators’ Choice

"When students and parents ask me for test prep options, I provide a list. When they ask for recommendations, I provide only one. The directors of Compass are honest, respected, and smart. They are more interested in teaching and guiding than in selling — a refreshing find in test preparation."

− Jon Reider, Director of College Counseling, San Francisco University High School

"Compass is an invaluable resource for us. Their approach to testing is smart and reasonable. Their sophomore parent testing evenings are of the highest quality – useful, comprehensive, well-researched, and delivered with compelling and fresh insight."

− Laura Hotchkiss, Director of Upper School, Marlborough School

"The leaders at Compass are in a class of their own. Their tremendous commitment to their students, wealth of knowledge, and the talents of their instructors have consistently produced outstanding score increases and helped students gain admission to the most prestigious universities."

− James Skrumbis, Head of School, Sierra Canyon School

"When Compass was founded in 2004, I knew that our students and I would have a first-rate test prep expert to rely upon. The Saint Francis community has benefited tremendously from this relationship. The college counselors in my office and I agree that Compass is the leader in its field."

− Susan Marquess, Former Head of Guidance and Counseling, Saint Francis High School

"As the president of an educational consulting company and the father of a high school junior, I am well aware of the many test prep options. Compass is the best I’ve seen. My son’s score rose over 300 points, so we went from looking at good colleges to looking at some of the most selective."

− Don Freed, President, The Bodin Group
Be Informed Before You Decide

Test preparation doesn’t have to be mysterious. With our complimentary resources, you’ll know what you’re getting before you sign up. Understand the testing landscape with our free College Admission Testing Guide. Know where you stand with our free practice tests. Map out a comprehensive plan with the guidance of an expert director. All before you commit to lessons.