All major colleges now accept both the SAT and ACT for admission.

James Eno Tutorials offers diagnostic testing to determine whether a student is better suited to the SAT or the ACT. Some students opt to take both tests.  Contact us for details.


In-home or office-based SAT, ACT, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, SAT subject test and single subject instruction for individual students or small groups (up to three students). For information on each test, please see Test Information.

We maintain close contact with the college counseling community and are happy to provide recommendations.

Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is the fastest and most effective way for most students to raise test scores and achieve goals. The focus is always on the individual, and the entire program can be customized to fit each student’s academic ability and learning style.

Small-Group Tutoring

Our small-group program is designed for students who prefer a group setting.

Customized Lesson Plans

Before the program begins, students take a diagnostic test that provides us with a baseline score and allows us to develop a customized lesson plan tailored to the needs of each student.

Our Comprehensive Test-Preparation Program


Students complete the following four steps:

  • Introduction of test content
  • Repetitive mock testing
  • In-depth analysis of test results
  • Customized weekly homework assignments

Students take at least six practice tests during the course of our tutoring program. These practice tests familiarize students with the format and content of the real tests, reinforce strategies and tips learned during tutoring sessions, and allow students to perfect time-management techniques. They also relieve test-taking anxiety and build confidence.

Quick Facts about the NEW SAT

  • 4 parts: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the optional SAT essay.
  • 3 hours and 50 minutes with the SAT essay – or 3 hours without it.
  • The College Board has made significant changes to the essay portion of the test.
  • 400 – 1600 score scale.
  • 4 answer choices per question.
  • No penalty for guessing.


PSAT students complete the same four steps outlined above. Everything learned in our PSAT tutoring program prepares students for the SAT I Reasoning Test.

Students take a minimum of four practice tests. Homework is assigned each week and must be completed before the next session.


SSAT/ISEE/HSPT students also go through the same four steps outlined above. Students take a minimum of six practice tests. Homework is assigned each week and must be completed before the next session.

Single Subject

Our tutors will assist your student with weekly homework assignments and classwork, in order to ensure that he/she is on schedule for the final exam and/or AP exams.

Contact us at 510-499-2283 or if you have questions on any of our services. Go to Test Information for more information on each test.