Marin Test Prep


Private tutoring for the ACT, SAT, SAT IIs & SSAT









FREE practice tests

official questions





knowledgeable support

  1. Free ACT Practice Test

    October 17 @ 8:45 am - 12:45 pm
  2. Free SAT Practice Test

    October 31 @ 8:45 am - 12:45 pm

Welcome to our Study Center!

A state-of-the-art facility conveniently located
at the Montecito Plaza Office Center in San Rafael (upstairs from Trader Joe’s).

Providing practice test seating for up to 30 students AND study rooms for private tutoring!


“I scored 2340!

You must be doing something right.”

“I have kids not believing that I made a 300 point leap and asking how I did it.

I told them about you so expect more juniors to be coming your way.”

“I’m so happy for and proud of (our niece).

We can’t thank you enough. You delivered what you promised!”

“Your work with (my daughter) really paid off!

She was accepted early decision to Dartmouth!”

“Just wanted you to know that (my son) was accepted to Cornell today.

His 34 ACT and 800 Math2 scores I am sure played a big role!”

“You’re worth every penny.”

“(My 12 year-old daughter) did extremely well on her SAT tests and

was named a Caroline D. Bradly Scholar

by the Institute for Educational Advancement.”

“Besides teaching me all the techniques and material,

you always made me feel so confident in my abilities.

Thanks for that!”

“Another success story for Marin Test Prep!

(My daughter) just ended her College Apps work with the word from Columbia University.

(She) is off to NY in the Fall!”

“I just got my score! Woot!”

“800 in Critical Reading and Writing!”

“We are so thrilled and grateful. Thanks again!

I hope it does the trick for college.  Oh, what a tough year it is out there.”

“You are the greatest!

(Our daughter’s) higher math score undoubtedly

made a critical difference in her gaining admission to UCLA.”

“(My son) got a 790 out of 800 on the Math. It was amazing.

Math was what we were zeroed in on for engineering schools

and you did a phenomenal job.”

“Yesterday I found out that I got into Stanford.

You were such a big part of the process for me,

and without your help I would never have done well enough on the tests to make it.”

“(My son) did well on the SSAT,

better than he’s ever done on standardized testing.

He credits you!”

“You’ve vindicated my daughter’s faith in herself, my faith in her,

and my initial judgment that you were DA MAN.

Amazing improvement due to your counsel!”

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hourly rate $130 – $150 $160 $99 – $595 $150 – $200 $150 – $300
one tutor YES maybe maybe maybe maybe
official tests YES YES NO NO NO
out-of-home availability private study room coffee shop/ library coffee shop/ library coffee shop/ library coffee shop/ library
pay-as-you-go YES NO NO NO NO

Adam Piacente

Founder of Marin Test Prep (formerly Marin SAT Prep), Adam is a retired attorney who designed and taught some of the very first law school courses in online legal research. He is the author of a number of textbooks on the subject as well as author and co-publisher, with Lexis Publishing, of the official launch guide for the legal research service.

After deciding to transition from law, Adam took a position as a private tutor and quickly discovered he really enjoyed test prep.  He soon began developing new and more effective methods for teaching the tests that proved so successful, Adam started his own tutoring company. 10 years later, he’s still going strong.

Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman

Barry has over twenty years tutoring the SAT, ACT, SAT II’s, SSAT, ISEE and HSPT. He holds a Masters in Education from Northeastern University.  A veteran high school teacher, Barry also tutors a broad range of AP courses in English, U.S. History, World History, European History, Environmental Science, Biology, and Math including Calculus.

Cheramie Leo

Cheramie Leo

Cheramie tutors the ACT, SAT, and SSAT.  She holds a B.A. in Literature and an M.A. in Creative Writing.  When not tutoring, Cheramie teaches writing classes at Dominican University, edits educational publications, and writes her own literary works.  Cheramie is also currently assisting in development of Marin SAT Prep’s updated guides for both the ACT and the Revised SAT.

Hayley Bubb

Hayley Bubb

Hayley tutors ACT, SAT, and Math II Subject tests. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Physics. In her free time, Hayley enjoys hiking, playing music, and writing short stories.  Hayley is also currently assisting in development of Marin SAT Prep’s updated guides for both the ACT and the Revised SAT.

Popular Lesson Programs

Basic ACT

8-10 Lessons
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  • ALL Subjects

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  • Essay Workshop

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Basic SAT

8-10 Lessons
  • SATrevised

  • ALL Subjects

  • FREE Practice Tests

  • Essay Workshop

  • Test Day Strategies

  • Study Materials Included


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