Test prep

More than just tips and tricks

Building confidence in taking tests results from the knowledge, skills, and motivation that lead to increased test scores and success in college.

We build this assurance by equipping coaches with testing materials and detailed student data, so they can better meet your student’s unique needs.

Doing well on the SAT and ACT requires more than tips and tricks. Main Street Scholars helps students understand why the test matters and how it can change their college-going trajectories. Students need to feel motivated to use this test as a lever to unlock opportunity, and they need the strategies to perform effectively. Combined skills and strategies build test-taking confidence, leading to outcomes that set students up for success.

Test prep during Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed nearly all aspects of daily life, and college admissions are no exception. Along with Liz Murphy College Advising, we have developed strategies for ACT/SAT test prep during this time.

Test Prep

We provide prep for the following tests:

SAT subject tests
High School Placement Test (HSPT)
California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)

Our students have raised SAT scores from 80–300 points, raised ACT scores by 6–10 points, and have helped a student achieve the coveted perfect score of 36 on the ACT.


Main Street Scholars students have been accepted to the following schools:

Cal Poly
Juniata College
St. John’s
Santa Clara
Sonoma State
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
UC San Diego

Jamie Weintraub has spent over 20 years customizing strategies for every type of test-taker. By taking the time to understand each student, she is able to help them gain confidence, build on their strengths, overcome their weaknesses, and raise scores.
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Test dates are in constant flux due to Covid-19 closures and restrictions. Please refer to the College Board site for current dates and information.


Test dates are in constant flux due to Covid-19 closures and restrictions. Please refer to the ACT site for current dates and information.


Package rates to be paid in full before or at first session.

18 hours

  • 6 weeks
    book included

12 hours*

  • 6 weeks
    book included
*our most popular package

6 hours

  • 6 weeks
  • book

As needed

  • Hourly rate
  • Proctored test
    Four hours, second Saturday of January, June, August, and October

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Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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