Welcome to MJ Test Prep: College Admissions Testing and Professional Tutoring

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MJ Test Prep offers a highly developed program and an elite group of personnel to help you with your test-taking, academic, and admissions needs. MJ Test Prep offers both private tutoring and small-group classes to prepare students for their SATs, ACTs, and other standardized tests.

MJ Test Prep was founded by Dr. Matthew Joseph, who did his doctoral dissertation on the efficacy of coaching for the SAT. For over 25 years, Dr. Joseph has assembled the best tutors to help students in all areas of college testing and admissions. Our methods have helped at least one of our students every year achieve a perfect score on the SAT and on the ACT. In the spring of 2016, the one student in PA who received a perfect score on both ACT and the first administration of the new SAT was an MJ student.

All tutoring is done at our centers in Bryn Mawr and Chestnut Hill, which feature a study area, coffee shop, WiFi, private classrooms for individual tutoring, and larger classrooms for group classes.

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MJ Test Prep’s comprehensive coaching programs target every component of ACT, SAT, PSAT and Subject Tests. The SAT, PSAT and ACT programs typically require 15 to 18 hour-long individual weekly sessions to achieve a robust score increase. The Subject Tests generally require fewer sessions. Our courses are rigorous. Between sessions, students are required to complete a full SAT or ACT test and additional worksheets that tap historically prevalent questions.

In working with an instructor, students systematically build fundamental skills through repetition to mastery on specific problem types (the worksheets). This discrete skill building, along with some global strategies, enable students to develop core abilities to maximize test scores. Our materials are based on extensive research and a distillation of questions from real past forms of tests dating back over 50 years.

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