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We Wrote the Book on the SAT

Tutors with 1600s

108 Question Types and Techniques

We Wrote the Book on the SAT

All Dugan Prep tutors use a boutique SAT textbook designed by founder Tim Dugan. 

The book holds 108 Chapters, one for each problem type.  

Each chapter includes easy, medium, and difficult problems from previous exams. 

Textbook only available at Dugan Prep.

Textbook included in price of tutoring.

Tutors with 1600s

We have tutors who scored a 1600 on the SAT.

Founder Tim Dugan has a 1600, along with an Ivy League degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

All staff tutors have 1500+ scores. 

108 Question Types and Techniques

Questions on the ACT and SAT follow a pattern.

We discovered 108 categories of questions that students will see on the Reading, Writing, and Math sections.

Our tutors teach students how to recognize every question in every category.

Students will be taught the exact technique to solve each problem type. 

Techniques will be reinforced by in-class example and homework, with one chapter dedicated to each one of the 108 categories.

Instead of guessing or hacking together a solution, they will know exactly what to do for each problem.

Ideal Prep Times: 2-3 months before SAT or ACT
Beginner: 6 hrs/ week
Intermediate: 4 hrs/ week
Advanced: 2 hrs/week


Free for all students: Textbooks, Practice Tests, and Online Learning Portal.

Why Our Tutoring?

Dugan Prep 1 on 1 Tutoring
Other Tutoring Companies
  • ​1 student – 1 tutor in every session
  • Only focuses on problems your student doesn’t already understand
  • Tailors the tutoring to your student’s difficulties
  • Saves time skipping problems they already know
  • Doesn’t waste time on impossible problems
  • Provides a fully customized approach​
  • 10-20 students in each class
  • Wildly different skill levels for students- some genius, some remedial
  • Most time is wasted waiting for slower students to catch up
  • Other time is wasted waiting for teachers to do impossible questions with the star pupils.
  • Students feel peer pressure to avoid asking for help 
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The Dugan Prep Advantage

Socratic Method

Socratic Method

The Socratic Method was developed by Socrates of Athens. Following his method, everything we teach is presented in question and answer form​. First, we teach students notes, facts, and methods to solve problems.  But after they learn, we challenge kids to explain how they solved each problem. ​ ​We ask “why did you make this decision here?” to create a deep understanding. Our notes are also available online in Q & A form for students to quiz themselves for homework.

Former Testmaker

Former Testmaker

“I worked to create practice SAT exams from scratch to simulate the real exam.  So I understand just how testmakers create the test, and I understand how to help kids beat it.” -Founder Tim Dugan 

Guided Exams

Guided Exams

For the toughest cases, we use a Guided Practice SAT.  
In it, students take an SAT with a tutor nearby.
The tutors push students to identify which category of problem they face.
Students must announce how to deal with the problem.  ​
The tutors will step in with advice when needed. 
This method has cracked even the toughest of cases of test anxiety.

Socratic Method

The Socratic Method was developed by Socrates of Athens. Following his method, everything we teach is presented in question and answer form​. First, we teach students notes, facts, and methods to solve problems.  But after they learn, we challenge kids to explain how they solved each problem. ​ ​We ask “why did you make this decision here?” to create a deep understanding. Our notes are also available online in Q & A form for students to quiz themselves for homework.

Socratic Method

Former Testmaker

“I worked to create practice SAT exams from scratch to simulate the real exam.  So I understand just how testmakers create the test, and I understand how to help kids beat it.” -Founder Tim Dugan 

Former Testmaker

Guided Exams

For the toughest cases, we use a Guided Practice SAT.  
In it, students take an SAT with a tutor nearby.
The tutors push students to identify which category of problem they face.
Students must announce how to deal with the problem.  ​
The tutors will step in with advice when needed. 
This method has cracked even the toughest of cases of test anxiety.

Guided Exams

Better Colleges

SAT tutoring will help your student gain
admission to a more selective college. 

Bigger Scholarships

Tutoring will help your student earn a larger scholarship from their school.
Many colleges offer 100% or 50% scholarships if students do well enough on the SAT.

Better Job Prospects

Admission to a better college will come with improved job prospects, an alumni network, and the name-recognition of a top college that will always stay on a student’s resume. 

Dugan Prep Graduates Have Been Accepted At

Let’s chat about tutoring. We’ll call you and recommend the best path for your student. Call us at 732 903 8740 or we can call you: