(310) 529-7285
South Bay/Westside Los Angeles


General Questions:
Paul Jury
(310) 529-7285
Tutoring Questions:
Linda Townley
Tutor Coordinator
(612) 315-6015


What's new?
Besides our legendary ACT/SAT/PSAT and academic tutors, we also have tutors for LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, SSAT, and ISEE!

Below: meet some of them!

TUTORING is by far the most flexible and effective way to raise SAT/ACT and other test scores, and grades in nearly all academic subjects there are. PJ Test Prep has been doing private tutoring for over ten years. In fact it's how we started.

Since we are based in South Bay/Westside Los Angeles, we currently service Great Los Angeles (Long Beach to the Valley to Downtown) in person, and serve everywhere else via online video tutoring. To inquire about rates or to get started, fill out the below, and our Tutor Coordinator Linda will be in touch!


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Clicking "submit" sends your information to our Tutor Coordinator Linda, who should be in touch within 24-36 hours! If you'd like to reach her directly, you can email her at Linda@PJTestPrep.com.


College: Bryn Mawr
Subjects of Expertise: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, High school math, (P)SAT/ACT/SAT 2
Favorite Subjects: Biology
Interesting Fact: Lived in five different cities and three different counties

College & Credentials: USC; multi-subject teaching credential, near completion of a special education credential
Subjects of Expertise: (P)SAT/ACT/SAT 2, most high school subjects especially English and social studies, study skills
Favorite Subjects: SAT/ACT, English and Literature, History, Writing
Interesting Fact: Likes families' pets as much as or more than she likes the families

College & Awards: Columbia; Peabody Award Winner; Voted "Most Responsible" by high school class
Subjects of Expertise: (P)SAT/ACT/SAT 2, most high school math, study skills, College Essay Writing
Favorite Subjects: SAT/ACT, English, Writing
Interesting Fact: Does killer Gollum and Ira Glass impressions

College & Awards: UCSB - Business Economics & Accounting
Subjects of Expertise: SAT, ACT, All maths and all Sciences
Favorite Subjects: AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, Physics/Astronomy
Interesting Fact: My great-great-great-great-great-great uncle was George Washington's personal physician, Benjamin Rush

College & Awards: UCLA: PhD Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; CSU Channel Islands: BS Biology, minor Chemistry, Honors in Biology
Subjects of Expertise: (P)SAT, ACT, most high school math, sciences, writing
Favorite Subjects: Math and Science
Interesting Fact: Black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

College & Awards: Economics from Cal Poly Pomona
Subjects of Expertise: All Math, Stats & Econ, Physics and Bio, Writing
Favorite Subjects: All Math, Physics and Bio
Interesting Fact: Member of the US Airforce Reserves

College & Awards: the Johns Hopkins University (please don't say "John")
Subjects of Expertise: (P)SAT, ACT, most high school math and sciences, writing
Favorite Subjects: ACT, geometry and writing
Interesting Fact: Has seen every episode of the Simpsons (574 episodes at time of writing)

College & Awards: Mathematical Sciences B.S. from University of California Santa Barbara
Subjects of Expertise: Mathematics, SAT/ACT, Study Skills, Science
Favorite Subjects: Mathematics, Humanities
Interesting Fact: Sometimes hosts a philosophy group

College & Awards: Stanford
Subjects of Expertise: Math, Critical Reading, English
Favorite Subjects: Math, Vocab, Grammar
Interesting Fact: My great-great-great-great-great-great uncle is George Washington! (seriously)

College & Awards: Biology BS from Pomona College Claremont
Subjects of Expertise: (P)SAT, ACT, Math, Sciences, Spanish
Favorite Subjects: Math, Bio, Chem, Physics, Spanish
Interesting Fact: Plays the flute and piano; fluent in Spanish

College & Awards: UCLA
Subjects of Expertise: English, writing, high school math, science, history
Favorite Subjects: English--Let's discuss a good book sometime!
Interesting Fact: Once felt the bottom of an elephant's foot

College & Awards: Hofstra University
Subjects of Expertise: (P)SAT/ACT/SAT 2, esp. the Verbal portions. English/Literature, basic Spanish, most high school math
Favorite Subjects: English & writing
Interesting Fact: I'm a Redondo native, former college volleyball player and entrepreneur!

OUR DIRECTOR, Paul (Northwestern), also occasionally tutors when he's not teaching, and specializes in SAT, ACT, SAT 2 Math and Lit, College Essay Writing, and graduate exams like GRE, LSAT and GMAT. Email him directly regarding rates and availability.

OUR FORMER CO-DIRECTOR, Diana Chien (Brown), has mostly moved on from her tutoring and teaching days to complete her PhD in Chemical Engineering at UCLA and take an Engineering position at Raytheon, but still takes occasional students.


We offer professional tutoring help in:

If you or your student is struggling in anything from A.P. Calc to Basic Arithmetic, A.P. Chemistry to Physical Sciences, College Coursework to Basic Study Skills, we can help! Even an hour a week can make a huge difference in helping a student overcome weaknesses he or she can't surmount in class, quickly raise grades, and feel less fearful and more confident toward often-tricky school subjects.

- Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
- Math: Grade school math, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calc and Calculus
- English/Writing
- Organization & Study Skills

Standardized Test tutoring sessions are 90-120 minutes, with Full Course programs generally consisting of 5-10 sessions (depending on the test), and Crash Course programs consisting of as few as 2-4 sessions. PJ Test Prep has highly-trained tutors and years of experience helping kids blast off their test scores on the

- SAT 2 Subject Tests
- A.P. Exams
- Etc.

Not near Los Angeles? We can still help via our high-quality (and even lower-priced!) online tutoring, via Skype or other video chat platforms. It's almost like being in the same room. Contact Linda for more information.