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What Makes Us Different

Unconventional Approach

We teach content mastery through the development of powerful critical reasoning skills (rather than the usual “teach the test” method).  Our approach provides a solid ground for our students to succeed not only on their standardized exams, but also in their further academic pursuits.

Tailored Curriculum

Our programs are grounded in open-plan designs. We give our expert instructors the freedom to tailor our extensive core curricula to adapt to all your students’ needs.

Measurable Impact

We are a results-based organization. The average student who comes through our SAT Intensive course increases their score by 170 points. We put education quality above all: Our results demonstrate the success of this approach.

Passion for Teaching

We love what we do. We’re a small company of dedicated instructors bound by the same goal: To bring a personal approach to standardized exam preparation.


Since our inception in 2006, we have helped over 700 students reach their goals. Our instructors have over 45 years of in-classroom teaching experience and 99th percentile scores in their areas of expertise.

Local Connection

Pittsburgh Prep is a locally focused small business, not another chain in a franchise. Our instructors and staff live in Pittsburgh, work in Pittsburgh, and maintain strong ties with the community and its schools.

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I would recommend this comprehensive SAT course for all students. Whether you are absolutely new to the SAT or someone looking to perfect your current scores, this program is well worth your money. Hoon and Josh are kind and approachable teachers who are dedicated to the success of their students. You are not going to find anybody with as much knowledge of the SAT and standardized tests as them. Through the course, you will learn to conquer the SAT by following Hoon’s time tested test strategies and methods. Best of luck!

-Pranav M.

“Beginning of 2012 when Zain was in 8th grade he had taken a SAT prep course at Pittsburgh prep and you were his coach.  Zain is done with his SAT exams (score of 2370: 780 CR, 800 Math & 790 Writing). Thanks for your help in preparing him.”

– Asma N.

“Pittsburgh Prep was so much more than an SAT Prep program for me. The most valuable thing I got from taking their program wasn’t just a 410-point score increase; the critical thinking and test-taking prowess I gained from their course are skills that I wouldn’t be able to thrive without in college. Taking their summer intensive course was one of the most lasting aspects of my high school education. I highly encourage anyone I meet to take one of their courses!”

-Nic J.

“I highly recommend Pittsburgh Prep for students looking to improve SAT scores. My daughter’s SAT scores went up by 250 points moving her from the bottom 40% to the top 40% of students taking the SAT and substantially improving the odds of getting into her college of choice; it was also a tremendous boost to her self-esteem. The kids in the class bonded and studied together which was a positive motivating factor for my daughter. Josh and Hoon have a solid methodology that helps students move the bar on their test results. Thanks for working with Danielle.”

– Dan E.

“I owe so much of my standardized test success to Pittsburgh Prep.  The summer intensive course and private tutoring enabled me to bring up my scores by over 500 points on the 2400 scale.  The course was rigorous, but Hoon and Josh were always there to help whenever I had questions about the material or just wanted to talk about testing strategy.  All of the tutors are so passionate about the material and invested in each student’s success.  I recommend Pittsburgh Prep’s classes to all my friends who are looking to improve their scores because it is truly effective.”

– Jennifer J.

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