LEARN HOW TO STUDY SMART.

Utilizing the most innovative programming and accomplished tutors,
Tier One prepares your child for the SAT, ACT, AP’s and all classes K-12.

Customized, in-home SAT, ACT and school tutoring

Established in 2004, Tier One Tutors is one of the leaders in private tutoring and test preparation across Southern California. We have partnered with nearly 100 local schools and have taught and tutored over 12,000 students. With a large team of professional and personable expert tutors, we provide private and customized tutoring in your home for maximum effectiveness and convenience.

Inoovative SAT/ACT Tutoring Programs

Your child doesn’t need more memorization or more homework to improve their score. Our private SAT/ACT tutoring utilizes simple and intuitive strategies that will help raise your child’s score – and confidence.

Meet the Tutors

With our advanced hiring matrix system we are able to interview and meet hundreds of applicants. Because we are so determined to have the best staff to help your child, we hire less than 5% of all applicants who apply.

Private, in-Home K-T2 Tutoring

Having a child struggle in school can be very overwhelming. That’s why Tier One offers specialized tutoring programs to help your child get the customized help they need in any subject K-12th grade!

Trusted by the industry

Tier One has been named by CBS in the “Best of LA Los Angeles Tutoring Services” category and was also voted Favorite in the Tutoring Category for the 2014 Los Angeles Daily News Reader’s Choice Award. Furthermore, we were nominated for and awarded the prestigious Accreditation Program Seal from the Better Business Bureau for our outstanding results and customer service record over the last 10 years.

Tier One is also a respected member of numerous professional organizations including NACAC, IECA and HECA which are national organizations for reputable college admissions professionals.


Academics Decoded is a popular blog hosted by Tier One which gives tips and strategies for success in school, SAT, ACT and college admissions. The main contributor is renowned author, lecturer and test prep expert Steve Dorfman. There are also regular posts from guest writers who are private college admissions professionals, teachers and even former admissions officers from top universities.

  • The Benefits of Applying to Liberal Arts Colleges

    Whenever I start working with a new student, I have them complete an assessment for me. I designed the assessment based on a decade plus of working with students as both an admission counselor and an academic adviser and one section focuses on college attributes: size, location, cost, campus atmosphere, etc. As we break down their answers, the conversation inevitably arrives at
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