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Words From SusanPrep's Clients

Hi Susan,

I really appreciate your email; it means a lot. You inspired me to work hard and never give up on my goals. I actually have a piece of paper that you wrote for Maddie and me when we were going to present our POL's at school that says, "Preparation increases confidence." It's still taped up on the wall in front of my desk, and whenever I look at it, it motivates me to stay focused and get my work done. I would love to meet with you before I head off to college!


Lauren Miller - Livermore, CA


Hi Susan,

WOW! We were so excited to receive Courtney’s final SAT scores over the Thanksgiving holiday! Thanks again for your encouragement and mentoring. You have had such an impact on her future in such a short period of time. We will all be forever grateful!

Hayley Frish - West Linn, OR


Hi Susan,

I had dinner with Max last night and our conversation, as it frequently does, strayed to our applications for medical and dental school. This time, however, you were a focal point of the conversation.
Both Max and I expressed what a wonderful resource you were in our personal statement writing process. In December I was accepted to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, and I most definitely have you to thank for helping me complete my application with a strong and inspiring personal statement.

I have mentioned you to my pre-dental club, and hope they start flocking your way soon. Again, thank you so much for your help, and I hope you are doing absolutely splendidly.



Phoebe Blakeley - Tuscon, AZ



Hi Susan,

I just wanted to let you know that Andrea came home very calm after her SAT test on Saturday. She said that nothing was a surprise, and she felt very prepared. We are so thankful that she was able to work with you. She likes to do well in all her activities and you helped her feel prepared and confident. Thank you so much!!!
Terri Ludwig - Pleasanton, CA
I went to Susan not only for SAT prep in high school, but also for help with resume writing and job interviewing skills in college. With her help, I was accepted into every college I applied to. I can honestly say that she is the reason I have been so successful starting my professional career by landing an internship with the company of my dreams! Susan has a true talent for teaching in a way that is effective, and easy to follow. Her passion and drive has greatly influenced my road to success. 
Thank you for all that you have done to help me!
 Evan Serowoky - Livermore, CA



Dear Susan,

Not only do we want to thank you for all the time and help you gave Cole to prepare him for the SAT, but also for going the extra mile to help him write an appeal letter to SDSU.  Cole was accepted to ALL the colleges that he applied to, and without your help he would not have had the opportunity to attend his number one choice.  You taught him more than how to prepare for an exam, you taught him a life lesson: never give up on a goal and dream!

Forever grateful,
Dawn Murray and Cole Range - Lodi, CA

I’ve been writing my first book, and Susan has been helping me with the grammar and structure. As I complete chapters, I send them to Susan to edit. She returns all of my chapters promptly, and each edit is well thought out and adds to my chapter. Since I started the editing process I’ve really grown as a writer. My creativity has improved, and my thoughts have become more organized because I use Susan’s helpful hints. I have recently been hired to write for several blogs and newspapers, and I believe that it’s because of Susan’s guidance. She is an incredible editor and I feel very lucky to be working with her!

Dana Fine
Dana Fine Acupuncture, LLC - Northbrook, IL


I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all of the time you spent helping me study for the SAT. Yesterday when I took my test, I felt extremely confident, prepared, and calm. I walked out feeling so accomplished. I'm very confident that I'll receive the score I need to get accepted into the University of Oregon, and it's all thanks to you and the strategies you taught me! I can't tell you how much I truly appreciate you and your help. I'm so excited to let you know my score. You're the best!

Michelle Andrade - Tracy, CA

Just want to thank you for all of your help! I drove Anthony to the SAT this morning, and on the way there he shared the following. . . Last night he went to a lacrosse game and left at 8:15 to be home at a reasonable time. When his friend asked him why he had to leave early, he stated that today he was going to take the SAT for the third time and that he was going to stick to his "Susan Plan" because everything that she taught him really worked--like taking a few extra seconds to read each question, resting during the week before the test, and practicing.  When I picked him up from the test he said he was fully focused and motivated for the last part of the test, and he did take a stand on the essay! 

You have made a difference in his life!
Thank you, 
Monica Madrid - Stockton, CA



Just wanted to let you know that we got the news on Friday.  Trevor has been accepted to San Francisco State University!  We are all so thrilled…this is exactly where Trevor wanted to attend.

We appreciate you helping us with the journey of the many decisions, thought provoking questions and your guidance to visit the schools early on. You were key in helping him see what was important to him and how each school could fulfill his expectations.

So again, thank you so much…you were really instrumental in guiding us and Trevor to the “perfect” school for his continuing education.

All the best,

Brad, Mona, and Trevor McBride - Danville, CA


We came to Susan for SAT prep as my son was applying to the Military and Naval Academies and he needed improvement in his scores.  Susan not only made him feel comfortable, she helped give him the confidence and knowledge that he needed to raise his scores in all areas.  She was diligent in sending tips right before his tests and she was also diligent in checking up on how he did after. Not only did he obtain a nomination from his Congressman,  but he received an appointment to both the Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Thank you to Susan for her dedication.  We will see her this summer when my daughter starts prep work with her.
Shari Downum - Lathrop, CA



Two of my children used SusanPrep for SAT preparation, essay preparedness, and college guidance. My daughter will be attending college in Southern California, and the significant improvement of her SAT scores after one-on-one tutoring with SusanPrep made this possible. My son, who will be a senior at Granada High School, had a 50+ point improvement in each section of the SAT after just a few sessions with SusanPrep. 


My daughter and son both thrived in the quiet, organized setting SusanPrep provided. All handouts and materials were current and easy to understand. Most importantly, the learning environment was not intimidating, and they always felt comfortable asking questions.


I would be happy to recommend SusanPrep to anyone!


Maureen Shull - Livermore, CA




SusanPrep gave my daughter the confidence she needed to attack the SAT's. After some less than stellar results with her first attempt on the SAT's, my daughter decided she wanted some help. SusanPrep helped her become more prepared and feel comfortable, which was evident in her test results. 


Teresa S.- Livermore, CA


I want to thank you for taking time to work with my son. Your personality was so warm and friendly that it didn't feel like a tutoring session. When we left your office my son was confident and said he enjoyed his time studying with you. You even followed up with an e-mail to remind him of the "tools" you shared. It's obvious that you are passionate about helping young people reach their goals. He was offered a scholarship to play football for a school that required a minimum score in Critical Reading. After only one session with you, he raised his score and received the scholarship!  Your techniques work!  What's great is that he's been able apply the same methods to other tests, finishing last quarter with a 3.8 GPA!  
Thank you again, Susan!


Dionne Prier - San Pablo, CA



I did my best ever on this SAT! Your class was really effective, and having it so close to the actual test date helped me get in the zone and ready for testing. Thank you so much for all your help!
Scott C. - Livermore, CA

Your "SAT Highlight Reel" was wonderful. It covered just the right amount of material without overwhelming me, and it was a great memory-refresher right before the test. Thanks again!


Carrie M. - Livermore, CA




I got an A on my paper and in the class! I am delighted! I can't thank you enough for all of your help. I have gone to several tutors in the past and you are by far the best I have worked with. You are FABULOUS!!!


Lesli Welch - Livermore, CA