You’re about to take the SAT or ACT.

Imagine opening the test and knowing exactly what to expect.

Study with Tutor Ted.
Get a personalized plan.
Test with confidence.

Study with Tutor Ted. Get a personalized plan. Test with confidence.

You’re about to take the SAT or ACT.

Imagine opening the test and knowing exactly what to expect.

Personalized SAT and ACT Test Prep.

I’m Ted Dorsey. Since 2000, I’ve helped thousands of students increase their scores through engaging test prep.

I founded Tutor Ted with the goal of helping every student perform at their peak on the SAT and ACT.

Tutor Ted teaches students of every learning style, and at every budget.

What Makes Us Different.

Picking the right answer on your college entrance exams is important.
We want you to know why your answer is right.

When studying is dull, it’s harder to take on new knowledge, right?
That’s why we make our test prep non-boring – even fun.

Our Approach Works.

Let’s start building your

personalized test prep plan.

Answer a few simple questions and we’ll prepare a personal plan for you,
regardless of where you are in your preparation process.

in the class of...

who wants to...

Great!
Ask yourself how you study the best. Ask your friends what test prep options they have used successfully. Read websites (like this one!) to figure out who offers what services, from individual tutoring to online courses to self-study options.
Then see if you can match your test prep to your style of learning.
If you have any questions, give us a call! (310) 600-9595.

Great goal. We can help.
Our online ACT and SAT Boot Camps are designed to get you ready for your test date. They include strategies from Tutor Ted, lessons, quizzes, and full practice tests, plus classroom sessions to answer any questions you have.
Looking for a more personalized, guided approach? We offer private tutoring in Los Angeles area and all around the world via the web. Our tutors are experienced, personable, and intelligent. We would be happy to pair one of our tutors to match your learning style.
Give us a call and we can suggest the strategy that’s best for you: (310) 600-9595.

We get it. It’s fourth-and-goal. You need to knock it out of the park.
(We could keep going here with these sports metaphors.)
We’ve been there. A couple of recommendations: our online ACT and SAT Boot Camps are timed to get you ready for each test date. They include strategies from Tutor Ted, lessons, quizzes, and full practice tests, plus classroom sessions to answer any questions you have.
Our private tutors can also help give you that extra boost—they will meet you exactly where you are so you can zero in on what will boost your score and build on strengths you already have.
With some expert guidance and motivation, you can do this! Let’s boost that score!

Choosing between SAT and ACT is an important decision. Thankfully, we’ve helped our students make that decision a few thousand times.
We base our decision on a few factors including the student’s scores, but also on your experience and your skills and preferences. Are you a slower reader? Do you struggle with Algebra? These are factors that come into play.
One important question: have you taken a practice SAT and ACT? If not, contact us to take a free Practice Test at our office in West Los Angeles. If you’re not in the LA area, we can send you a test to take at home.
If you want help making that important decision, give us a call: (310) 600-9595

who wants to...

High five! You’re a smart, forward-thinker who wants to get ahead!
Our best advice for test prep: stay on top of your math work, and read! Check out Tutor Ted’s reading list for non-boring books that can help boost your reading skill. If you want academic tutoring, reach out—we can help with that too.
If you can, take the PSAT. Don’t worry about the results—just take it to see how you feel about it.
As you reach the end of sophomore year, take practice tests so we can make a score comparison. We offer free tests at our office in West Los Angeles, or we can send you a test to take at home. Connect with us here to sign up for a test, or call us to make a personalized plan: (310) 600-9595.

Great goal. We can help.
First piece of advice? Don’t sleep on your schoolwork. Your math knowledge and reading level are the core skills required for you to perform well on ACT and SAT.
Next piece of advice: take the PSAT. It won’t get you into college, but it’s a great experience. We can build on that.
When should you start test prep? We’re big fans of summer after sophomore year. You’ll be refreshed—and not burdened by a lot of schoolwork.
What test prep should you do? You’ve got options ranging from our online boot camps to private tutoring. We can talk you through the options to find the best one for you. Just give us a call at (310) 600-9595.

Choosing between SAT and ACT is an important decision. Thankfully, we’ve helped our students make that decision a few thousand times.
We base our decision on a few factors including your scores, but also on your experience and your skills and preferences. Are you a slower reader? Do you struggle with Algebra? These are factors that come into play.
One important question: have you taken a practice SAT and ACT? If not, contact us to take a free Practice Test at our office in West Los Angeles. If you’re not in the LA area, we can send you a test to take at home.
If you want help making that important decision, give us a call: (310) 600-9595

Freshman year is a great kickoff—it’s like a trial run for high school.
Your school might encourage you to take the PSAT and/or a practice ACT. If they do, take those tests. The good news is that at this stage the scores do not matter—but the experience will be worthwhile.
Oh, and do your homework. ☺ Reading and math are the core skills you’ll need when test scores do count!
If you want any advice, or if you want to take a practice test, give us a call: (310) 600-9595.

Here’s what you should be doing right now: boosting your reading level and learning math.
If you are doing that, you’re doing exactly the right kind of test prep.
Keep studying hard! Learn that Algebra! Boost that Reading Level!
Got other questions? Call us! (310) 600-9595.

Hey, you’re here early!
While we do not recommend starting any prep for the ACT or SAT at your age, you might have other concerns or questions. If you do, give us a call! (310) 600-9595.

of a student in the class of...

who wants to...

Good call.
Think about how your son or daughter studies the best. Ask trusted friends what test prep options they have used with success. Read websites (like this one!) to determine who offers what kinds of services, from individual tutoring to online courses to self-study options.
Then see if you can match your test prep options to suit your son or daughter’s style.
And if you have any questions, give us a call! (310) 600-9595.

We can help. Our online ACT and SAT Boot Camps are designed to get you ready for your test date. They include strategies from Tutor Ted, lessons, quizzes, and full practice tests, plus classroom sessions to answer any questions you have.
Looking for a more personalized, guided approach? We offer private tutoring in Los Angeles area and all around the world via the web. Our tutors are experienced, personable, and intelligent. We would be happy to pair one of our tutors to match your son or daughter’s learning style.
Give us a call and we can help suggest the strategy that’s best for you: (310) 600-9595.

We get it. It’s fourth-and-goal. You need to knock it out of the park.
(We could keep going here with these sports metaphors.)
We’ve been there. A couple of recommendations: our online ACT and SAT Boot Camps are timed to get you ready for each test date. They include strategies from Tutor Ted, lessons, quizzes, and full practice tests, plus classroom sessions to answer any questions you have.
Our private tutors can also help give you that extra boost—they will meet your son or daughter exactly where he/she is in order to zero in on exactly what will boost their score.
With some expert guidance and motivation, we can do this! Let’s boost that score!

Choosing between SAT and ACT is an important decision. Thankfully, we’ve helped our students make that decision a few thousand times.
We base our decision on a few factors including the student’s scores, but also on the student’s experience and his/her skills and preferences. Is she a slower reader? Does he struggle with Algebra? These are factors that come into play.
One important question: have you taken a practice SAT and ACT? If not,
contact us to take a free Practice Test at our office in West Los Angeles. If you’re not in the LA area, we can send you a test to take at home.

If you want help making that important decision, give us a call: (310) 600-9595

who wants to...

High five! You’re a smart, forward-thinker who wants to help your son or daughter get ahead!
Our best advice for test prep: stay on top of your math work, and read! Check out Tutor Ted’s reading list for non-boring books that can help boost your student's reading skills. If you want academic tutoring, reach out—we can help with that too.
If you can, have your son or daughter take the PSAT. Don’t worry about the results—just have them take it to see how they feel about it.
As your son or daughter reaches the end of sophomore year, have them take practice tests so we can make a score comparison. We offer free tests at our office in West Los Angeles, or we can send you a test to take at home. Connect with us here to sign up for a test, or call us to make a personalized plan for your son or daughter: (310) 600-9595.

Great goal. We can help.
First piece of advice? Don’t sleep on schoolwork. Your son or daughter’s math knowledge and reading level are the core skills required for performing well on ACT and SAT.
Next piece of advice: take the PSAT. It won’t get you into college, but it’s a great experience. We can build on that.
When should you start test prep? We’re big fans of summer after sophomore year. Students are refreshed and not burdened by a lot of schoolwork.
What test prep should you do? You’ve got options ranging from our online boot camps to private tutoring. We can talk you through the options to find the best one for you. Just give us a call at (310) 600-9595.

Choosing between SAT and ACT is an important decision. Thankfully, we’ve helped our students make that decision a few thousand times.
We base our decision on a few factors including the student’s scores, but also on the student’s experience and his/her skills and preferences. Is she a slower reader? Does he struggle with Algebra? These are factors that come into play.
One important question: have you taken a practice SAT and ACT? If not, contact us to take a free Practice Test at our office in West Los Angeles. If you’re not in the LA area, we can send you a test to take at home.
If you want help making that important decision, give us a call: (310) 600-9595

Freshman year is a great kickoff—it’s like a trial run for high school.
Your school might encourage students to take the PSAT and/or a practice ACT. If they do, take those tests. The good news is that at this stage the scores do not matter—but the experience will be worthwhile.
Encourage your kids to do their homework. Reading and math are the core skills they’ll need when test scores do count!
If you want any advice, or if you want to take a practice test, give us a call: (310) 600-9595.

Here’s what your son or daughter should be doing right now: boosting their reading level through practice and learning their math curriculum fluently.
If they are doing that, they’re doing exactly the right kind of test prep.
Keep studying hard! Learn that Algebra! Boost that Reading Level!
Got other questions? Call us! (310) 600-9595.

Hey, you’re here early!
While we do not recommend starting any prep for the ACT or SAT for students at your son or daughter’s age, you might have other questions. If you do, give us a call! (310) 600-9595.