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 10,000 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. 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.

  • Three Easy Tips to Increase Your SAT Score by Over 100 Points

    Hearing the name “SAT” strikes fear in the hearts and minds of students all over America. Most of that fear comes from the fact that so much is riding on this exam. But the other part of the fear is that most students are just underwhelmed with their performance on their first practice test or PSAT. Although there is no quick fix for getting a perfect SAT score, there are three really easy things you can do to basically guarantee a triple digit improvement. Tip #1: Know when to skip and when to guess. The SAT is infamous for its “guessing penalty.” For every question you answer correctly you earn one point, for every question you skip you receive zero points and for every question you answer incorrectly you are “penalized” by losing 1/4 of one point. This often leads students to be very confused about knowing when they should..

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